Cookin’ for cancer awareness: Chili cookoff is Saturday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

January 31, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Some of the teams will win ribbons and a bit of cash, but every single one will have a blast. Well, if any of the previous Super Bowl Chili Cook-Offs are any indication, a party will certainly erupt when the propane fires are lit underneath the variety of chili pots.

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Bratfest back for 17th year on Feb. 7 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala, — Brats are not just for snowbirds anymore. Kenn Krouse, this year’s organizer of the annual Bratfest, says it’s a snowbird-driven event and organized event, but everybody is welcome to stop by for a $4 brat with all the fixings and you can add a soda or coffee for $1. More local involvement, Krouse said, has led to complete sellouts the past few years.

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Bold burglars make off with high-end inventory from Robertsdale Power Equipment – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Robertsdale Police are looking for clues to catch bold burglars who broke into Robertsdale Power Equipment on Monday, making off with thousands of dollars in inventory. Police are looking for two to three, possibly more suspects in the burglary, which occurred between 12:30 and 3 a.m. on Monday at the business located on Highway 59 next to St. Patrick Church.

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Truck collides with car, backing up traffic on Highway 59 in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Traffic was backed up for hours on Highway 59 northbound in Robertsdale on Friday after a dump truck collided with a passenger vehicle. Injured in the crash was 35-year-old Sunny R. Melton of Foley. She was reported to be in stable condition Friday afternoon at USA Medical Center in Mobile, after helicopter transport to that hospital following the accident.

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Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival just around the corner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the 63rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope, which is scheduled for March 20-22 and presented by PNC Bank. Festival hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and there is no admission charge.

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BCSO seeks suspect in credit card fraud case in Bay Minette, Atmore area – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is asking for the public’s assistance identifying an individual suspected of using a stolen credit card in multiple locations throughout the Bay Minette and Atmore area on Jan. 11.

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Malbis residents continue to fight commercial development push south of U.S. 90 in historic district | AL.com

January 31, 2015

After having a hand in defeating two commercial projects in the Malbis community last year, area residents continue to fight further development south of U.S. 90 on the growing eastern edge of Daphne. A proposal to annex roughly 18 acres south of U.S. 90, west of Alabama 181, into Daphne and prezone it from single-family residential to mostly townhomes and general business has residents up in arms again while the owner contends it fits the city’s long-term development plan.

via Malbis residents continue to fight commercial development push south of U.S. 90 in historic district | AL.com.

In Foley, a final salute to longtime volunteer firefighter, World War II veteran | AL.com

January 31, 2015

A longtime Foley volunteer firefighter and World War II and Korean War veteran who spent most of life looking after his brothers in arms was given a final salute Friday. Morgan Jackson Odom, a man who served as a firefighter for 65 years and helped establish the Foley Fire Department in the 1950s, rode on Engine 46 for the last time amid a miles-long funeral procession.

via In Foley, a final salute to longtime volunteer firefighter, World War II veteran | AL.com.

Reporting BP tar balls up to public

January 31, 2015

In December, nearly five years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, a two-man oil spill monitoring team collected roughly 17 pounds of weathered, sand and shell-filled tar balls from Escambia and Walton county beaches. Despite oil from the Macondo well — which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and spilling 3.19 million barrels of crude — still being found with some frequency, state officials say it’s not enough to keep boots on the ground.

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Services held Thursday for Loxley officer remembered as ‘one of our finest’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 30, 2015

LOXLEY, Ala. — Police Sgt. Charles K. “Kerry” Mitchum is being remembered as “one of our finest” by the Loxley Police Department. Mitchum, a veteran law enforcement officer of over 20 years, 16 with the town of Loxley, was en route to a training venue in Stapleton when he suffered injuries in a single vehicle accident on Monday, Jan. 26 according to a release issued Tuesday by the Loxley Police Department.

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Daphne mayor and council spar over city management positions | AL.com

January 30, 2015

It’s Round No. 3 in a sometimes-tense sparring match between Daphne’s mayor and several council members about creating new management positions in the city. For two years, Mayor Dane Haygood has insisted that 24,000-population Daphne — Baldwin County’s largest municipality – needs a city administrator and marketing/communications expertise. He said the new organizational structure is critical to boosting efficiency.

via Daphne mayor and council spar over city management positions | AL.com.

BP’s ‘civically responsible’ spending after oil spill propped up Gulf economy, expert testifies | NOLA.com

January 30, 2015

Baton Rouge economist Loren Scott predicted “the bottom would fall out” for the region’s economy when oil started washing ashore in the early days of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Scott testified on Wednesday those forecasts were some of the “worst I’ve ever given,” failing to anticipate the “robust recovery” driven by billions of dollars BP pumped into the Gulf Coast for cleanup and damage claims.

via BP’s ‘civically responsible’ spending after oil spill propped up Gulf economy, expert testifies | NOLA.com.

Local Realtors Receive Prestigious Awards

January 30, 2015

A group of local Realtors with Realty Executives Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores, AL were recently presented with numerous awards by Realty Executives International. There were five outstanding Realtors honored for their achievements in 2014. Lacie Maynard was awarded with the Diamond Award, the Executive Club and The Chairman award as well as being the Top Gun sales team with Lacie Maynard and Company.

via Local Realtors Receive Prestigious Awards.

Fairhope celebrating Arbor Day Feb. 28 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 30, 2015

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — On Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. the City of Fairhope will host its Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Faulkner State Community College’s campus downtown. The Arbor Day awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. under the Live Oak on Bancroft at the John Borom Science Building, the Fairhope High School Jazz band will kick-off the celebration at 9:30 a.m.

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Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website

January 30, 2015

On Saturday, January 31, Baldwin County contractors will be conducting a wetland restoration burn at the Baldwin County Wetland Mitigation Site to comply with Army Corps of Engineers requirements. This 400 acre tract of land is located north of Waterway Boulevard West/Oyster Bay Road in Gulf Shores.

via Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website.

Baldwin County school district buys blinds at board member’s business | AL.com

January 30, 2015

Baldwin County’s public school system went shopping for blinds at a business owned by a school board member, records show. The district spent $2,831 at board member David Tarwater’s business, Bed and Blinds, and bought blinds to cover a “ceiling to floor glass window” at Delta Elementary School, 10251 White House Fork, Bay Minette.

via Baldwin County school district buys blinds at board member’s business | AL.com.

A Beach Day in January, Not So A Year Ago

January 30, 2015

If you didn’t know better, you might think this was an early Spring day. “It’s absolutely no comparison,” says Kim Kollek as he strolls the beach in his swimsuit. “It’s wonderful. It’s like living in paradise.” Only the amount of clothes people are wearing give it away. “As they go I notice they take off a layer at a time,” says Ann Stallworth also in a swimsuit.


via A Beach Day in January, Not So A Year Ago.

Foley Turf Centerpiece of Super Bowl – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

January 30, 2015

FOLEY, Ala. WPMI Tucked away in Foley lies a patch of land. The lush turf that once was on it will be the centerpiece of the biggest televised event of the year in a couple of days. ”The field that’s in Glendale at the Super Bowl, was harvested off of this piece of dirt here,” said Doug Lipscomb, co-owner of Bent Oak Farm in Foley.


via Foley Turf Centerpiece of Super Bowl – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Orange Beach council poised to renew 1 percent sales, use and rental tax for another decade | AL.com

January 29, 2015

Faced with the prospect of losing $3 million in annual revenue that helps fund Orange Beach’s emergency reserves, beach renourishment and drainage projects, the council appears ready to renew a one percent sales, use and rental tax. The levy was first approved in 2005 when the city had to pay for a third of a $25 million beach renourishment project to repair damages the Baldwin County coast sustained during Hurricane Ivan the year before.

via Orange Beach council poised to renew 1 percent sales, use and rental tax for another decade | AL.com.

Cosmo’s, Cobalt owner to open third restaurant and coffee shop – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 29, 2015

ORANGE BEACH,AL — Brian Harsany declared his college major pretty much while he was in high school. Let’s say he discovered his passion. “Whatever ever you do in life follow what your passion is about,” he said. “Whatever you have passion with you’ll enjoy doing and everything else will fall into place.” Harsany found his passion as a teenager growing up in Tallahassee with one of the first jobs he ever had.

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Jenny McCaskey of Orange Beach promoted in Chicago firm

January 29, 2015

January 27, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Impact Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, announced today that it has promoted Jenny McCaskey to Vice President. McCaskey, a resident of Orange Beach, AL, joined Impact Advisors in 2010 as a Principal Advisor where she has served as a delivery consultant. As a member of the leadership team, McCaskey will continue to provide client delivery services as well as identify new business opportunities within healthcare organizations with a focus on the firm’s Cerner practice.

via Jenny McCaskey of Orange Beach promoted in Chicago firm.

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