Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - You and your family are invited to participate in the The Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament. It’s the first year for the tournament that benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Here’s more from organizers:

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina. Hosted by Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the event benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

via Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Congressman visits region to discuss solutions – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 27, 2015

Question: You’re here going throughout the district on your “Conservative Solutions” Tour with these town hall meetings. How is that going are what are you hearing the people of your district being concerned about?

Byrne: In Washington, we tend to talk about problems and do a lot of complaining, but we really need to be trying to find the solutions to the problems we’ve identified. One of the good things about doing town halls like this is that I get to hear what my constituents think are the problems and what they think the solutions should be.

via Congressman visits region to discuss solutions – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Superintendent finalists “meet and greet” with Baldwin County re – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2015

The search has been narrowed down to the final three, and now the public has the opportunity to ask the finalists their burning questions. Wednesday, August 26, the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE held a “meet and greet” session at the system’s Loxley office for members of the community and employees of the school system.

via Superintendent finalists “meet and greet” with Baldwin County re – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

Black students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties are suspended at a disproportionate rate to their percentage in the public school population, according to a study published by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

The survey examined the rate of school suspension and expulsion of Black students in 13 southern states, including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.  It claims districts in the South were responsible for 50% of Black student expulsions from public schools in the United States.

via Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA.

Two children removed from rat infested, feces filled home – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

Rats, roaches and feces greeted a Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy when she initially inquired about an eight-year-old Elberta girl’s parents.

The deputy was called out to CC Road to perform a welfare check on an elderly man when she came across the eight-year-old girl taking care of her grandfather.

via Two children removed from rat infested, feces filled home – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

You and your family are invited to participate in the The Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament. It’s the first year for the tournament that benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Here’s more from organizers:

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina. Hosted by Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the event benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

via Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA.

Adventure in Watercolor with Mary Lou Nicolai – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 25, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute. After working for several years as a registered nurse, she eventually realized that her true passion in life was art. Nicolai went back to college, studied watercolor, drawing and airbrush. She earned her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.

via Adventure in Watercolor with Mary Lou Nicolai – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

September brings busy songwriters’ season on coast | AL.com

August 25, 2015

The second annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout will be presented at The Wharf starting Sept. 14, with rounds taking place every Monday evening through Oct. 12. Finals on Oct. 26 will feature a panel of celebrity judges including songwriters Brett Jones, Travis Meadows and Lynn Langham.  According to promotional information, the event will feature 50 songwriters from throughout the region, competing for cash prizes and a potential recording deal. Concerts will be free to the public and will be held at Hot Spot Music & Grub at The Wharf. For more information, visit www.GulfCoastSongwriterShootout.com.

via September brings busy songwriters’ season on coast | AL.com.

Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA

August 24, 2015

A senior at Foley High School started a petition to end the ban on non-collared shirts at Baldwin County schools, and thousands of people are supporting her.

The total number of signatures is now up to 5,300. The goal was 5,000, but she says she wants to get as many as she can. The new goal is set at 7,000 signatures.

via Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA.

Manatee Tracking is more than just a Scavenger Hunt

August 24, 2015

An endangered species roams coastal Alabama’s waterways waterways and you may not even know it. They are large majestic animals that scientist want to learn more about. I took a boat ride to catch a glimpse of these animals and learn how scientists track them.

It was a beautiful August day that local scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab spent searching the water for manatees. But it wasn’t just a random scavenger hunt. We had special tools to find tagged manatees.

via Manatee Tracking is more than just a Scavenger Hunt.

Learning the basics of oil-based colored pencils with Heather Mitchell – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 23, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – Instructor Heather Mitchell will introduce oil-based colored pencils, and techniques that take this fast-rising medium to a new level. Blending and layering techniques will be used to achieve dimensional, painterly effects. Pencils and paper will be provided.

via Learning the basics of oil-based colored pencils with Heather Mitchell – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

100 Pounds of Meth Disguised as Food Items for Children Seized in Baldwin County – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 23, 2015

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) A routines traffic stop turned into a major narcotics bust in Baldwin County Thursday afternoon after State Troopers discovered a female transporting over 100 pounds of illegal methamphetamines, disguised as candy, beverages, and other snacks, into Alabama.

via 100 Pounds of Meth Disguised as Food Items for Children Seized in Baldwin County – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers rally fans in Orange Beach | AL.com

August 23, 2015

Say what you want about Lower Alabama. It might be a place where tens of thousands turn out for a free appearance by Donald Trump. But it’s also a place where thousands will show up for The Drive-By Truckers and The Alabama Shakes at full ticket price plus fees.

The two home-grown bands drew fans out to The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Saturday evening for a performance that was long on grit and short on politics. But The Donald’s name did come up, the night after his stand in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. All in all, at least to judge from this crowd’s reaction, he wouldn’t stand a chance in a campaign against this ticket.

via Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers rally fans in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Dorie Parsons to lead several photography classes this fall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 22, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – Dorie Parsons received her bachelor of fine arts and master of art education degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

She has taught art, photography and humanities to students in grades kindergarten through graduate school. After teaching in Virginia, Dorie joined the U. S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools and taught on U. S. overseas military bases for 30 years.

via Dorie Parsons to lead several photography classes this fall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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