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GULF SHORES, AL – Weather should not be a problem for the Feb. 13 Art Market, an event of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
The Art Market will be inside from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 309 E. 21st Ave. in Gulf Shores.
Escambia County authorities say the Missouri couple nicknamed “Bonnie and Clyde” for their series of robberies and abductions across the south had their run come to an end early Friday morning in a shootout with police.
Authorities have revealed a shocking twist to the end of “Bonnie and Clyde” crime-spree across Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
According to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Blake Fitzgerald used his supposed girlfriend Brittany Nicole Harper as a human shield during the shootout with sheriff’s deputies outside a home in Milton.
What happened inside the Gunnel Family’s house on Thursday night will haunt them forever.
Rien Gunnel was in the living room watching TV when he heard the dogs barking at the back door. “So, I got up to see what was at the back door. A guy with a gun came straight through my door,” Rien said.
The 5th annual World Food Championships will take place at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Nov. 8-15 according to event officials.
The competition involves $350,000 in prize money for both pros and amateurs and last year, it aired on the TV network FYI in a six-episode series.
The championship takes winners from previous bouts and pits them against each other in a timed culinary competition.
With a crucial vote on renewing taxes weeks away, Baldwin County school officials turned to a familiar ally for support: teachers.
Most of the district’s 2,220 teachers gathered in a field house at Foley High School on Friday afternoon to help galvanize community support ahead of the upcoming ballot measure.
Baldwin County voters will be asked on March 1 to approve tax renewals totaling 4 mills after the renewals were rejected last spring, a decision that could cost schools as much as $16 million a year. A mill amounts to a dollar in tax for every $10,000 of assessed property value.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported quarterback Ken Stabler had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died. Colon cancer took Stabler’s life on July 8. He had his brain donated to Boston University for its research into CTE, a generative brain disease tied to repeated blows to the head.
On Saturday, Stabler will be in the news again, and the report could be happier – or another disappointment for the family and fans of the former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback.
Quarterback Ken Stabler’s three daughters will be in San Francisco on Saturday, representing their father as the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee decides if the Snake should be enshrined with the Class of 2016.
Stabler’s daughters – Kendra, Marissa and Alexa – are there because their father can’t be. Colon cancer claimed Stabler’s life on July 8.
Stabler, a Foley native who starred at Alabama before spending 15 seasons in the NFL, is one of the 18 finalists to be considered by the Selection Committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. He’s a finalist for the fourth time, but it’s his first try as a nominee of the Senior Committee, which examines overlooked stars whose careers ended more than 25 years ago.
If regional management of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be realized any time soon, it’s apparently not going to be through the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.
The Gulf Council met recently in Orange Beach, Ala., and Amendment 39, which has to do with regional management, was tabled after it lost support from the representatives from the five Gulf states.
GULF SHORES, AL – The shoulder season is not a new concept in the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, but one that of late has been gathering momentum.
But one of original drivers of a shoulder season was the old Gulf State Park Lodge and Convention Center.
FORT MORGAN, AL – It wasn’t a cold afternoon, but not exactly warm either.
Bill and Mary Ross were cozy in their den looking out on Bon Secour Bay within sight of Mobile Bay. Way across the water north of them you can just make out barges and fishing boats going to and fro on the Intracoastal Waterway.
GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the parade.
Please note: the east lane of Highway 59 North from Highway 182 to Waterville is under construction. We encourage spectators not to gather for the parade in the construction area.
The Baldwin County Education Coalition is hosting an education summit this weekend about the upcoming school tax referendum.
The keynote speaker will be Jamie Vollmer, who is a public education advocate and the author of “Schools Cannot Do It Alone.”
An anonymous complaint was filed last year claiming Swiger used her position on the school board for personal gain by coercing school employees to use her family real estate business.
Swiger says after an exhaustive investigation and numerous interviews the accusations in the anonymous complaint could not be substantiated by any evidence. The case was closed February 3rd.
A Missouri couple sought for crimes in four states was shot in a hail of gunfire in the Florida Panhandle early today. Blake Fitzgerald was killed; Brittany Harper was wounded, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
The shooting followed a massive manhunt that started in Escambia County and ended in Santa Rosa County. There was a car chase, then a foot chase, and another car chase. A barrage of gunfire erupted near the intersection of Garcon Point Road and Hammock Trace in Milton just before 1:30 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2016) – The World Food Championships announced today that it is going coastal for the first time and moving the 2016 Ultimate Food Fight to Orange Beach, Alabama.
Now celebrating its 5th Anniversary, WFC will be held Nov. 8-15 at The Wharf, a resort destination with a full-service marina, retail, dining and entertainment options anchored by a multi-use event center and a 10,000-seat amphitheater.
The relocation to Orange Beach is a major milestone, according to World Food Championships’ CEO Mike McCloud.
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Baldwin County School board member Angie Swiger, whose real estate dealings with Gulf Shores school officials drew an ethics complaint, is saying that she was cleared of the charges.
For a double dose of February goodness, register for the third annual I Pink I Can Run 4-miler that benefits the community as well as each participant’s health — with the added perk of a pink overload.
The event will be Feb. 27 and offers a unique twist: How often can you brag to your friends that you ran to the next state? Well, complete this run and brag away that you dashed (or walked) from Florida to Alabama and back.
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Coastal insurance reform, increasing the minimum wage in Mobile County, stiffer penalties on gun sales to children, and eliminating Common Core educational standards are among the proposals South Alabama lawmakers are pushing during this spring’s legislative session.
In response to what it says are misguided priorities from some of the city’s current elected officials, the Orange Beach 2016 Political Action Committee is looking for a few good candidates to even the playing field in the upcoming municipal elections.
Historically oyster reefs were managed only for harvesting. As a result, oyster reefs today are critically endangered. According to a recent report by Nature Conservancy scientists, shellfish reefs worldwide have declined dramatically, including the loss of 85 percent of oyster reefs globally. Fishing practices, such as dredging, along with drought and predators have played a role in their demise. But through a collaborative movement of volunteers, scientists, educators and local businesses, the tides may be turning for the Gulf Coast oyster reefs.
In a little more than a month, Alabama beaches will begin to fill up again with spring breakers. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores could see a larger college spring break crowd than in years past. That’s because of tighter restrictions on Panama City beaches after episodes of violence there in 2015.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft hopes a revitalized Gulf State Park and rebuilt lodge will not only rehabilitate the coastal environment, but also show visitors a side of the state he says many outsiders don’t know exists.
“Some people don’t even know Alabama has a beach,” Craft said. “I think there’s kind of a negative perception of Alabama out there in some circles. This project will attract people to our coastal cities and we will get to show them the Alabama we all know and love. I think the biggest benefit of the project is that it will improve the state’s image, person by person.”
GULF SHORES, AL – The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores is gearing up for the inaugural Ballyhoo, a celebration of art and culture.
This juried fine art and fine crafts festival will be March 5, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the beautiful Waterway Village district of Gulf Shores. This event is unique in its focus on fine art combined with cultural charm and the fun-loving spirit of the residents of Coastal Alabama.
There is still so much unknown about what happened Monday night, but if there is one thing that’s clear it is that the we lost two incredible individuals.
“They’re both important volunteers in the community, both wanting to do something for their communities,” said Gilbert Wright a fellow pilot with the Civil Air Patrol.
When the building at Money Bayou Drive off Canal Road in Orange Beach appeared to have landed yet another restaurant tenant, many wondered what could possibly work in a location that has sent so many before it to the Pleasure Island Culinary Graveyard.
The Santa Rosa County Health Department has confirmed one case of travel-related Zika Virus, making it the 6th reported case in Florida.
“We can’t confirm the gender or condition of the patient, but we do know that person was traveling and not pregnant,” said Debbie Stilphen, the Public Information Officer Santa Rosa County Health Department, Wednesday.