Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 22, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) President Obama has unveiled his plan for the nearly five million undocumented immigrants in this country. Some people hope the move is a step closer to becoming American citizens. Parents who may have come here illegally but have American born children now may have a chance to become U.S. Citizens themselves. “Its just as common. Its very common is what it is,” said Father Paul Zoghby of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Foley.

via Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Fire crews on the scene at Canal Road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Orange Beach fire crews were on the scene of an “actively evolving event” involving something in the road on Canal Road near the Brick and Spoon restaurants on Nov. 21, officials said. ”What we have is approximately three gallons of muriatic acid spilled in the road,” Beach Safety Director Melvin Shepard said.

via Fire crews on the scene at Canal Road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Jingle all the way to the Alabama Gulf Coast as the area gears up for Coastal Christmas, an event series designed to encourage travel during the holiday season. From concerts and carriage rides to a lighted boat parade, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will offer a variety of events for the whole family to explore. Stuff the stockings during Small Business Saturdays from Nov. 29 (National Small Business Saturday) through Christmas.

via Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season.

Kena’s Christmas Drive collecting items for young cancer patients – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The family of a young cancer patient is looking to make the lives of her fellow patients a little brighter this Christmas season. Now nearly a year old, Kena Spivey was diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell carcinoma in July when doctors discovered a mass about the size of a large cookie surrounding Kena’s uterus and cervix.

via Kena’s Christmas Drive collecting items for young cancer patients – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Patti Hall) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

November 21, 2014

When Hurricane Ivan came, evacuation was the only option. There is not  a zoo in the country, or the world, that has a transport cage for every single one of their animals because they never think they will have to take them all off site at one time. They may have a half dozen transport cages but never enough to cage, and keep caged, about 400 animals.

via Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Patti Hall) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

Dauphin Island officials pitch $58 million beach restoration project through oil spill funds | AL.com

November 21, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama – Hoping to make one of Alabama’s barrier islands a bit more of a barrier to winds, tides and major storms, Dauphin Island officials are hoping to secure oil spill restoration funding for a major beach rejuvenation project on the west end of the island.

via Dauphin Island officials pitch $58 million beach restoration project through oil spill funds | AL.com.

Fort Pickens will close due to weather

November 21, 2014

Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use because of predicted winds and high surf his weekend, effective at 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. All day use visitors and campers at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave by 4 p.m. Friday.

via Fort Pickens will close due to weather.

50:50 Split on Baldwin School Tax

November 21, 2014

It’s as close as it can get! An exclusive News 5 Poll shows voters in Baldwin County split over a plan to raise property taxes to build and remodel new schools across the county. The County unveiled a $350 million facilities plan last week that will require a property tax increase and the approval of voters.

via 50:50 Split on Baldwin School Tax.

Explosion on Gulf Platform; 1 Dead, 3 Injured – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 21, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) An explosion has occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. Thursday about 12 miles off Louisiana’s coast. A telephone call to the Houston, Texas-based company was not immediately returned.

via Explosion on Gulf Platform; 1 Dead, 3 Injured – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Drug Task Force seeks info on fugitive’s whereabouts – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a fugitive. Following is information released Thursday afternoon by BCSO: Danny Ray Riordan, White Male, 6’1” 180 lbs.  Green eyes/brown hair with a pony tail, 56 yrs. of age, Last known address: 17000 block of Horseshoe Bend Loxley, AL.

via Drug Task Force seeks info on fugitive’s whereabouts – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Amid record-breaking revenue, Orange Beach plans to reel in debt, add new art center and focus on sidewalks | AL.com

November 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The city continues to see record-breaking revenue with over $26 million expected this year, but officials aren’t sure how long that trend will last. With that mindset, the council set out to craft a conservative budget for 2015, focused on ramping up payments on debt service and maintaining essential services, according to Mayor Tony Kennon.

via Amid record-breaking revenue, Orange Beach plans to reel in debt, add new art center and focus on sidewalks | AL.com.

Gulf Shores includes recycling program in 2015 budget – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 20, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — Encouraged by a recycling pilot program tested this summer, the city is poised to spend $1.2 million from the 2015 budget to make the initiative a permanent part of city services. Born out of a desire for cleaner beaches during the packed summer season, the recycling program is one of several budget highlights pointed out by Gulf Shores officials during a work session on Monday.

via Gulf Shores includes recycling program in 2015 budget – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

McPherson named BCHS Teacher of the Year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People

November 20, 2014

For some, 13 may be an unlucky number; but nothing is unlucky about Chantelle Smith McPherson’s 13th year of teaching. This month, McPherson was selected by her peers at Teacher of the Year at Baldwin County High School. She is a native of north Baldwin County, growing up in Stockton and graduating in 1992 from the school is currently a teacher at.

via McPherson named BCHS Teacher of the Year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People.

Eastern Shore residents stand behind proposed tax increase for schools | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 20, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – The Fairhope area has seen a significant growth over the years. The student population has shot up 21 percent in the last decade alone. This is why the Baldwin County School Board is rolling out initiatives around the county, like expansions to Fairhope Middle School and High School. The price tag: eight mills tacked onto the current property tax.


via Eastern Shore residents stand behind proposed tax increase for schools | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Fixing the pollution problem in Bayou Chico – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

November 20, 2014

Governor Rick Scott and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced they’re giving $11 million of the BP oil spill settlement to fund projects that will address pollution in Bayou Chico. The projects include adding a pond that will be more than two acres, an underground treatment unit to remove debris flowing into the bayou, and expanding a nearby creek.

via Fixing the pollution problem in Bayou Chico – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Saraland Requests Property Tax Increase – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 20, 2014

SARALAND, Ala. WPMI The Saraland City School System hopes a property tax increase will help ease growing pains in the school system. School leaders say enrollment has increased 86 percent since 2008. Voters will decide January 27th if they want to add a 7.5 mill ad valorem tax that’s allocated to the system.

via Saraland Requests Property Tax Increase – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

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