PHOTOS: Gulf Shores Career Academy EMS class has realistic simulation exercise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 31, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL – Students in the Medical Academy at Gulf Shores High School have been taking a course with the help of Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue’s Lt. Ron West and other personnel. On Oct. 30 the students responded to a wreck simulation with four victims the students had to assess, treat and get ready for transport.

via Gulf Shores Career Academy EMS class has realistic simulation exercise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

SEC Soccer Fever in Orange Beach – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 31, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) Most sports fans know the SEC has its biggest following in football. But what about other sports, women’s soccer for example? This year becoming a fan will be made easier as the new SEC television network sets up stage in Orange Beach. It’s about the exposure on television and the City of Orange Beach along with tourism officials say that exposure will be bigger than ever.

via SEC Soccer Fever in Orange Beach – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Gulf Council Votes to Split Recreational Snapper Fishermen | Outdoor Alabama

October 31, 2014

Despite its opposition to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Amendment 40, better known as Sector Separation, the Alabama Marine Resources Division decided that discretion is the better part of valor at last week’s Council meeting in Mobile. Historically, the red snapper fishery in the Gulf has been divided into two segments, commercial and recreational. Amendment 40 will split the recreational sector into charter-for-hire vessels and private recreational anglers

via Gulf Council Votes to Split Recreational Snapper Fishermen | Outdoor Alabama.

Bomb threat reported at Foley High School – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 31, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police are investigating a bomb threat made at Foley High School earlier this week. Foley Police Lt. David White said that Tuesday evening, FHS faculty and staff received the threat via email. “The email identified a current Foley High School student as the author of the emailed bomb threat,” he said.

via Bomb threat reported at Foley High School – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd to headline Angel Ride concert this weekend – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 31, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — “Gimme Three Steps,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Free Bird,” “Call Me the Breeze,” and let’s not forget about “Sweet Home Alabama.” Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring all those classic hits and more to the stage as the headlining act for the 13th annual Angel Ride and Concert this weekend at Oak Hollow Farms in Fairhope.

via Legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd to headline Angel Ride concert this weekend – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fairhope Police urging caution ahead of busy weekend – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 31, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The Fairhope Police Department is urging drivers to use caution heading into what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year. In addition to the usual number of children trick-or-treating on Friday for Halloween, there will also be an increase in traffic for the regularly scheduled Fairhope High School football game at WC Majors Field.

via Fairhope Police urging caution ahead of busy weekend – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Last Art Market of 2014 to be Nov. 1

October 31, 2014

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will host its final Art Market of the year on Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores. Approximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their original works of art for the culmination of this well-attended event. Visitors can also enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s art activities and concessions.

via Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website.

One Suspect ID’d, Police Search for 2nd Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 31, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Spanish Fort Police hope to make another arrest after two women lead officers on a chase down Highway 181. It happened Wednesday night when police attempted to stop a car with no lights. Chief David Edgar tells Local 15 News Dora Marie Loftin, 42, is one of those suspects.

via One Suspect ID’d, Police Search for 2nd Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Gulf Shores remodeling building for city store – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

October 30, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The city of Gulf Shores has found a way to kill two birds with one stone – or in this case, save two birds. The first is to restore the historical building located at U.S. Highway 59 and Clubhouse Drive, and the second, to open a city store where items that represent the city’s brand, “Small Town, Big Beach,” will be available to the public and create a physical presence in the community.

via Gulf Shores remodeling building for city store – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Texas man gets 70-month sentence in trafficking case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 30, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – A Texas man was sentenced in federal court to 70 months imprisonment for his role in driving a load of cocaine and heroin from Texas through Baldwin County in route to Florida. Jose Mauricio Lopez, 46, of Houston, was arrested in November 2013, charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin.

via Texas man gets 70-month sentence in trafficking case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Cain’s Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus celebrates 25 years in Loxley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 30, 2014

LOXLEY, Ala. – Jan Shipp remembers her first day on the job. “I saw (owner Tommy Cain) come walking down the aisle,” she said, “this handsome man with his dark hair and mustache and I thought, ‘uh oh, I’m in trouble.’” Seriously, she says, over the years, she has come to view Cain and his family, very much like her family.

via Cain’s Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus celebrates 25 years in Loxley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Emailed bomb threat causes stir in Foley | AL.com

October 30, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – A bomb threat made via email against Foley High School faculty and staff Tuesday night continues to be investigated by police. In a news release issued late Wednesday, Foley police Lt. David White said the email identified the sender as a current Foley High student who was questioned by investigators after police and fire personnel responded to the school to evacuate and secure it.

via Emailed bomb threat causes stir in Foley | AL.com.

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Consumers around the nation can’t be sure what kind of shrimp they’re buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

via Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Owen on Baldwin Co. Supt. Job – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) He grew up in Silverhill, remembers Highway 98 when it was a country road through Daphne and Fairhope, and now the educator is poised to become the next superintendent of schools in Baldwin County. But does Robbie Owen want the job? Robbie Owen was the first and only principal at Rockwell Elementary in Spanish Fort. It’s been his life for 18 years. Now, he’s the odds-on favorite to become the county’s new school superintendent.

via EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Owen on Baldwin Co. Supt. Job – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Fishing the Coast: Using Live Shrimp – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

(WPMI) Everything loves a live shrimp, speckle trout, red fish, flounder, everything loves them. However, we’re coming to a great time of the year when you don’t have to use live bait to catch the fish. Artificial shrimp comes in different sizes, colors and shapes. Some come with a heavy weight already on there, some don’t have much weight, and of course you have different color options to choose.

via Fishing the Coast: Using Live Shrimp – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Spanish Fort Police Search for Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Police officials tell Local 15 News one woman is in custody and another is on the run after leading police on a chase. Police say their vehicle was full of stolen items from a local shopping mall. Police Chief Edgar said the incident began innocently. An officer attempted to pull over a vehicle that didn’t have its lights on.

via Spanish Fort Police Search for Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Mystical Order of Mirams are proud to announce the 8th Annual “Taste of the Islands” to be Friday, Dec. 5. This year our culinary extravaganza will host more than 35 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf will be the location for this holiday gala, which will consist of food sampling, all inclusive cocktails and musical entertainment.

via Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5.

Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — With the possibility of RESTORE Act money becoming a reality, Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores says members of a committee who will vote on spending that money are faced with two choices. “One school of thought is to do some projects in each community for that community,” Craft said. “And the other school of thought is we do two or three really big, important things that would never get done otherwise.”

via Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES — On Monday the City Council will likely vote to adopt a strategic plan that includes, among other things, development of an East Beach Bypass aimed at getting traffic off of East Beach Boulevard. The goal is to reroute Alabama 182 traffic likely down either East First Street or East Second Street to a new major intersection with Alabama 59 with the intent of making East Beach Boulevard a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly area.

via Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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