GULF SHORES, AL – The Coastal Business Chamber of Alabama unveiled its new website design and Spectrum Resorts was the host at the monthly First Friday Forum at LuLu’s in Homeport Marina. Capt. Mark Robinson captured these images.
The Center for Biological Diversity’s Florida office singled out the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday for not keeping track of how new watercraft permits for thousands of boat docks, piers and boat ramps are affecting the water mammals. The group has previously sued the federal government over endangered species but declined to say whether it would do so this time.
BAY MINETTE, AL — A man accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a spring breaker in March is asking a Baldwin County judge to remove GPS and alcohol monitors while he is out on bail. A hearing on a motion to have the monitors removed will be Sept. 18.
September 12, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shores Police Department needs help identifying a burglary suspect. The image at right was recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11. We would like to point out a couple of identifiers to help identify the suspect. He has longer blonde hair, a large ring on his right hand and was wearing flip flops.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”
GULF SHORES, Alabama - A year-long dispute between two Gulf Shores neighbors has turned ugly. Shawn Grow admits his language was a little salty when he cursed his neighbor after her dog defalcated in his yard. Grow says he used the f-word three times and directed it at 67-year old neighbor Kathy Matter.
via Gulf Shores Man Fights Harassment Conviction After Cursing Neigh.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) It’s been about a year since the city of Gulf Shores introduced its new theme “Small Town Big Beach.” Now the city plans to add something new to catch a visitor’s eye. Its a building shaped like a shrimp boat and those who drive by hardly notice its here. Parts of it have actually been at the entrance to Gulf Shores since 1960.
LOXLEY, Ala. — Officials in Loxley are continuing to seek a solution to alleviate a potential traffic issue. The Loxley Town Council voted at its meeting Monday night to pass a resolution declaring an emergency regarding a bridge over Styx River on Truck Route 17 near the Steelwood Golf Club.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. – Spanish Fort Fire Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.
SUMMERDALE, Ala. — Summerdale town leaders have agreed to support state legislation that would reduce insurance premiums for Baldwin County homeowners. That commitment was made during Monday’s Town Council meeting when representatives of the Homeowners’ Hurricane Insurance Initiative approached the Council with a presentation.
A lot of the clean up on Fish River has already been completed at least the part you can see. Still there’s a lot more left to be done. Barges loaded down with debris pulled from the waters of Fish River.
via FEMA Watching Baldwin Waterway Cleanup.
SUMMERDALE, Alabama – Two children remain in the hospital in critical condition following Thursday’s accident in Summerdale. The crash happened near the intersection of County Roads 32 and 55. Several victims had to be life flighted.
via Drivers Save Children in Summerdale Accident.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) advises the public that two recent successive tests of swimming water quality at the Spanish Cove Pier in Lillian were poor. Swimming in this area may lead to an increased risk of illness. Monitoring will continue and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milliliters for marine water. The site is being retested Thursday, September 11 and the result will be available Friday afternoon, September 12.
Mobile (WALA) – Thirty-five years ago today the most powerful hurricane to strike Mobile roared ashore. Frederic was a direct hit for Mobile Bay and left lasting memories. Two weeks before it made its eventual landfall on the Gulf Coast, Frederic started out as a tropical wave off of Africa on August 29th, 1979.
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ORANGE BEACH, AL – There’s a reason nobody knows what will happen if Orange Beach residents vote for a property tax increase that will form its own school system. The funding situation it will create is unprecedented in the history of state education. One of the biggest concerns about an independent system – but certainly not the only one – is what a system with local funding so great it will not be eligible for state funding to run its system will do with the “leftover” local match money?
SOMEWHERE IN LOUISIANA (OR MAYBE TEXAS) – Stewart Walter and crew are piloting the tug Maranatha to Corpus Christi, Texas with the 155-foot Kinta in front and are passing the area of Galveston and Houston, Texas. Several crew members and drivers are aboard, Stewart being one of the drivers and here’s Stewart’s latest text from aboard the Maranatha on the evening of Sept. 11.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Montgomery man charged in the March 21 death of a college student in Gulf Shores no longer wants to wear GPS and alcohol monitors. The Gulf Shores Police Department has accused Justin Lott, 30, of being the driver of a truck that hit Oklahoma State University student Kasey Waychoff, 19, of Flower Mound, Texas.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police Department needs elp identifying a burglary suspect. These images were recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A felony charge filed against a man suspected in a July 22 hotel robbery will be dropped after he pays restitution, according to court records. Joshua Thomas, 20, of Foley, was charged with second-degree property theft in connection with a robbery at the Courtyard Marriott in Gulf Shores.
We’re all on camera just about everywhere we go there’s security cameras, surveillance video. Now Gulf Shores police even have cameras on their cars that are now tracking your license plate. There is something different about this Gulf Shores patrol car.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – The city will expand its sidewalk and trail network thanks to a $400,000 federal grant that will help construct a 2-mile, multi-use path on U.S. 98 from the Rock Creek subdivision to Ala. 104. The city was awarded the funds this summer through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program, administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation. The city’s first application in 2013 was rejected but the second time was the charm after the council approved resubmitting it in March.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Longtime Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt Jr. is set to have surgery next week to have basal cell carcinoma — a form of skin cancer — removed from his nose. Burt is scheduled to have the surgery in Mobile on Sept. 18 , the same day the Baldwin County Commission will meet next week.
MOBILE, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency was in its infancy when Hurricane Frederic hit Alabama. Bruce Baughman, now retired from FEMA, was moved from the Mississippi Emergency Agency to be FEMA’s Regional Public Assistance Officer in Alabama. Baughman took up the role about a month after Frederic rolled through.
It’s a fishing tale with teeth. Over the Labor Day holiday, Tracy Brown and his two friends, James and Joe Fink, set out from Smith’s Fish Camp on Escambia River in search of big game. They found it in the form of a 12-foot, 550-pound alligator affectionately called “The Swamp House Gator.”
GULF SHORES, Ala. - More than 2,000 homes were flooded during the April super storm, causing more than nine million dollars in damage. Five months later, many flood victims are still recovering from that devastation.
The City of Fairhope hosted a 9/11 memorial remembrance and prayer service in front of the Fairhope Police Department downtown on Sept. 11, 2014.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) – On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World trade Center, Americans took pause to remember all of those lost. Memorial services were held here on the gulf coast, but in the small town of Robertsdale, AL stands a permanent memorial honoring those who perished in the wake of the attacks. What’s truly remarkable about it is how it came to be.
via Eagle Scout project becomes 9/11 memorial | FOX10 News.
MOBILE, Ala. WPMI Snapper and amberjack season may be closed, but great tasting grouper like stamp and gag are still open. The grouper fishing will remain red hot throughout the fall, but anglers have to use some different tactics when going after grouper as opposed to snapper and amberjack.
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