July 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The City of Orange Beach proudly invites you to come celebrate 30 years of history at the City’s 30th Birthday Celebration on Monday, August 4, 2014.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Gulf Coast Newspapers, LLC, a publishing firm operating in Baldwin County (AL), has been acquired by a family owned newspaper company in South Carolina. OPC News, LLC, purchased the media properties from Crescent Publishing Company, LLC, also based in South Carolina. The sale closed July 29.
DAPHNE, Ala. — “She’s Bound to be a Goer!” is the title of Creighton “Peco” Forsman’s recently published book about one of the most important events in Baldwin County History…The era of the “Bay Boats” from 1894 – 1934.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Lower Alabama Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Alabama (CCA) will hold its 15th annual Beach Party. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — During the high season, thousands of cars rumble over Perdido Pass Bridge each day on the way to the beach or returning to the condominium, usually in a rush.
MOBILE, Alabama – Among the supporters of Baldwin County’s Giant Cross Project is one of the two owners of the Flora-Bama Lounge, John McInnis III.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama — Assistance is still forthcoming for survivors of the spring’s floods, according to Bill Stephens, vice president and treasurer of the local office of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters is a national forum where agencies share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response and recovery — to help disaster survivors and their communities.
DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne Beautification Committee and Public Works Department’s July meeting was very exciting as they worked down, and added to, their “Top 10” project list. Daphne’s Community Development Director, Adrienne Jones, discussed an excerpt from the city’s “A Comprehensive Plan 2000-2020” report.
One person was killed and 12 others were hurt when a Chevy S10 Blazer collided with a Baldwin County Rural Area Transportation System BRATS passenger van on the causeway in the eastbound lane. Officials said the person driving the SUV was killed in the accident. Eleven on the bus and the driver were injured.“They vary. I saw one who had a leg injury and one who had difficulty breathing. None that I saw to be life threatening,” the Spanish Fort Police Chief said.
via 1 dead, 12 injured in causeway traffic accident | FOX10 News – Mobile.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) As the City of Foley continues to push into the profitable world of sports tourism, some residents are pushing back. Especially when it comes to hosting events at the Graham Creek Natural Preserve. On Monday, July 28th, city leaders hosted a public meeting regarding the park and the residents’ concerns about using it for sporting events.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — If you can’t think of anything to do in the month of August, just head east to the Flora-Bama. The iconic roadhouse “Lounge and Liquor Store” will be having pretty much a big party the entire month.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) Special honors for the iconic Flora-Bama: the lounge and oyster bar has been listed among the 13 best beach bars in America. Bustle.com, a fashion and entertainment website geared towards women, listed the bar as a proud dive bar.
GULF SHORES, Ala. - The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. Chaston Brown’s funeral is set for 11:00 Monday morning at Still Water Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The family has done some fundraising to help pay for his funeral, but they are still in need of funding.
FORT MORGAN, AL — With the three-day festival quickly approaching, organizers of the celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay are charging ahead with last- minute preparations much like Admiral David Farragut’s fleet of Union warships entering Mobile Bay.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzzz is quieter this week as the City of Orange Beach remembers the contributions of Councilman Al Bradley. This man gave of his service and talents unselfishly for you, me others and future generations of Orange Beach. His leadership was from a position of knowledge and understanding, and only emotional when trying to explain the magnitude of a complex situation in simple sound bites. He gave freely to all with no strings attached. He took nothing.
GULF SHORES—The Gulf Shores High football team held a two-day youth camp on the GSHS practice fields for 6-12 year-old athletes earlier this week. The players were divided into three age groups and all worked on different aspects of the game with Dolphins head football coach Ben Blackmon, his staff and some varsity players.
Area students and their teachers will be given the unique opportunity this year to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, thanks to new in-service program called Turtle T.H.I.S. The acronym stands for “Teens Helping the Seashore” and is being made possible through an $18,000 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
July 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to the South Baldwin Literacy Council.
This year’s World-Beater All-Beach 10K is scheduled Sept. 27, beginning at 8 a.m., and as the name indicates, it will be run along Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9.
Following are dates for the new school year registration, orientations and supply pickup in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores public schools:
A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants that was used to break down oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still being found in tar balls four years later along Gulf Coast beaches including Perdido Key.
Spanish Fort, Alabama - Those lucky enough to nab a tag to go alligator hunting in the Mobile Delta attended a mandatory training class Saturday. It took place at the 5 Rivers Delta Center.Everything from the biology of alligators, to hunting techniques, to safety was taught in the two hour long class. Because many hunters are not from the Mobile/Baldwin County area, game wardens stressed the important of safety at the training classes.
via Gator Hunters Go Back to School Before Hunt.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) The funeral for 15-year-old Marli McManus, who died in a plane crash Wednesday, will be held Monday at 8 a.m. at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station’s All Faiths Chapel. McManus and her uncle, 67-year-old Dean Legidakes, were killed when the plane Legidakes was piloting went down in a swampy area in Lillian. Officials say Legidakes had flown with a nephew and successfully landed earlier in the day.
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ORANGE BEACH — A sometimes sad, a sometimes funny, but always reverent and appreciative memorial service allowed family and fellow Orange Beach residents to say goodbye to Councilman Al Bradley. On Friday, July 25, the group began gathering at noon to greet family members and the memorial service started at 1 p.m. at Orange Beach United Methodist Church on Canal Road in east Orange Beach.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9. Upon completion of this eight-hour boat safety course you will receive a boating safety education certificate that satisfies the Alabama requirements for a boating license.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County Health Department is reporting two confirmed cases of patients being treated for the Vibrio vulnificus illness also known as the “flesh eating bacteria.” One of those cases is being treated at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. The victim’s wife, JoAnn Buck, say it all started with a serving of a dozen raw oysters. It’s a well-known fact that the Vibrio bacteria thrives in warmer waters.
Many Alabamians may find it hard to believe that July 15th of this year marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was capped in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless Alabamians were impacted by the spill which dumped nearly five million barrels of oil into coastal waters.