Battle of Mobile Bay; Putting the Horse on the Shoe – WPMI – LOCAL 15

July 30, 2015

The walls of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. This weekend commemorates the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, fought during the Civil War.

Many historians consider the Battle of Mobile Bay to be a turning point of the American Civil War, and no one knows that better Ralph Oalmann, a historian at Fort Gaines. He joined Local 15′s Katie Herrera early Thursday morning to talk about an upcoming event Saturday.

via Battle of Mobile Bay; Putting the Horse on the Shoe – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Former Orange Beach councilman Ed Carroll passes away – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 30, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Former Orange Beach City Councilman Ed Carroll has passed away city officials said on July 29.

Carroll was an active member of the Orange Beach before and during his terms in office.

In a ceremony in September of 2013 the city renamed the kids park on Canal Road as the Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park. A supportive crowd gathered and listened and posed for pictures to honor the former councilman who played an instrumental role in making the park a reality.

via Former Orange Beach councilman Ed Carroll passes away – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley moves forward with multiple road, sidewalk projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 30, 2015

FOLEY — Construction will soon begin on the next segment of Foley’s ongoing project to make the city safer and more appealing to bicyclists and pedestrians.

During their meeting last Monday, the Foley City Council approved a contract with Ammons & Blackmon Construction worth $1,437,340.50 for the work, which will include;

via Foley moves forward with multiple road, sidewalk projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

New emergency room and other businesses coming to eastern shore – FOX10 News | WALA

July 30, 2015

The continued upswing in Baldwin County residential real estate is also showing itself in business expansion.  The eastern shore along the 181 corridor is seeing its share of that growth.

McMurphy Orthodontics in Spanish Fort has been in business for eight years now.  To say they’ve outgrown their current office is an understatement.  Doctor Steadman McMurphy remembers the slow times in the beginning, but steady growth in the area has him making big plans for the future.

via New emergency room and other businesses coming to eastern shore – FOX10 News | WALA.

Two down, Three to go in Baldwin Co. Supt. Search

July 30, 2015

If there is one thing that Dr. Reginald Eggleston and Dr. James Stevens want you to know about them, it’s this.

“My role would be to come in to build relationships, regain the trust of the community, work with the staff and demonstrate to everyone that we have the best interest for the community as well as the young people who we have the responsibility of educating,” says Eggleston who is currently the assistant superintendent of Mobile County Schools.

via Two down, Three to go in Baldwin Co. Supt. Search.

Gulf Shores lifeguards headed to Big Apple for finals of Good Morning America contest | AL.com

July 30, 2015

Gulf Shores has done it again.

Answering the call to Good Morning America’s “Lifeguard Surf & Turf Showdown,” the city’s lifeguard patrol earned a ticket to New York City to compete for $10,000.

The lifeguards are following in the footsteps of the Gulf Shores Fire Rescue department that advanced to the finals of the ABC morning show’s “5 Alarm Firefighters Challenge” last summer.

via Gulf Shores lifeguards headed to Big Apple for finals of Good Morning America contest | AL.com.

Andy Andrews: Dear Alabama, our bubble is shrinking, but all is not lost – Yellowhammer News

July 29, 2015

I have long been proud of my heritage.  While unable to trace ancestors to the Mayflower and unaware of any noble blood in my veins, I am from Alabama.   Born in Birmingham’s West End Hospital in 1959, I still live in Alabama with my wife, Polly, and our two boys.

I love most everything about this state and suppose I always have—Bear Bryant, Shug Jordan, The Vulcan, Tony Nathan, long deer seasons, Dothan’s Conestoga Steak House, yes sir and no ma’am, the Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores, my eighth grade English teacher Mrs. McLoyd, church at the Flora-Bama, Winston Groom… I could go on and on.

via Andy Andrews: Dear Alabama, our bubble is shrinking, but all is not lost – Yellowhammer News.

Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Aug. 1 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 29, 2015

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will return on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 E. 24th Ave. in the Waterway Village district of Gulf Shores.  This popular event will feature the original work of local and regional artists, live musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for children and concessions by Acme Oyster House.

via Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Aug. 1 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Man charged with firing gun during Saturday evening altercation – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 29, 2015

A man is behind bars facing numerous charges after authorities believe he fired a gun at another man Saturday evening in Foley’s Aaronville community.

Foley Police Department responded to a call in the Aaronville community involving shoots fired at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

via Man charged with firing gun during Saturday evening altercation – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

More restaurants, housing units and businesses coming to Fairhop – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

Business is booming in Baldwin County and we’re taking a closer look at some of the developments popping up in and around the city.

Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant says since January of 2015, the number of building permits has doubled to 1,600 compared to last year’s 800. Kant says the has also seen a 17 million dollar increase in construction revenue.

via More restaurants, housing units and businesses coming to Fairhop – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Police: duo distracted, stole from shopper – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

The crime happened about a month ago in Gulf Shores, but the victim is still dealing with the fallout. On July 1, police said a man and woman pulled a con on a female shopper in the Publix in Gulf Shores.

Police said the woman distracted the victim while she was shopping in one of the isles. The male suspect then nabbed her wallet from the purse and the two took off.

via Police: duo distracted, stole from shopper – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County charity to build home for injured war veteran – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

An injured Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran from Daphne, AL will soon be getting a new home for his family.  That’s thanks to the Baldwin County Home Builders Association’s charitable foundation.  Their Home for a Hero project is focused on giving back to those who have given their all for our community and country.

via Baldwin County charity to build home for injured war veteran – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

The Baldwin County School Board will interview two of five candidates for superintendent Wednesday night. They will interview the last three candidates on Thursday.

The upcoming decision falls on the heels of a failed tax referendum and the resignation of former superintendent Robbie Owen just six months after he was announced superintendent. As the county grows at a faster rate than ever, Baldwin School officials say they need someone to lead them in the right direction.

via Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com

July 29, 2015

The growing discussion in Baldwin County about the ridesharing service Uber has reached the beach in Gulf Shores.

On Tuesday morning the police department posted the following statement on Facebook and Twitter and it is receiving a lot of push back:

“UBER is NOT licensed to operate in Gulf Shores,” the post reads. “‪#‎GSPD‬ will take appropriate police action towards anyone found in violation! UBER will be treated as an unlicensed taxi service. This type of ‘service’ is highly dangerous and getting into a vehicle with someone you do not know can result in a serious crime against you!”

via Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com.

Fairhope council receptive to Uber, honeybees and hen-raising in city | AL.com

July 29, 2015

The Fairhope City Council on Monday night directed planning staff to begin crafting draft ordinances to allow hobbyists to have honeybees and egg-laying hens in the city and grant permission for Uber drivers to operate.

Councilwoman Diana Brewer pitched each topic during Monday’s work session.

Leading off with beekeeping in the city limits, Brewer said she would like the city to change its current ordinance to add guidelines for “beekeepers who are just hobbyists to have beehives on their personal property.”

via Fairhope council receptive to Uber, honeybees and hen-raising in city | AL.com.

GOP debate watch party and town hall set for Aug. 6 in Foley | AL.com

July 29, 2015

Republicans interested in watching the Aug. 6 GOP debate and participating in a straw poll afterward can do so during a watch party at Wolf Bay Lodge in Foley.

The event begins with a “dutch treat” buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed with a viewing of the debate that will be televised on the Fox News Network at 8 p.m. The Top 10 Republican candidates, as determined by an average of recent polls, will be included in first televised debate of the 2016 primary season.

via GOP debate watch party and town hall set for Aug. 6 in Foley | AL.com.

Driving around the unfamiliar: Large roundabout opening in Daphne next month | AL.com

July 29, 2015

Dr. Angie Truett of the Jubilee Pet Hospital is eager to see the motorists return to Baldwin 13 and 64 near Daphne, but she has concerns.The intersection, which is a stone’s throw from the 9-year-old pet hospital, will reopen with a much different configuration than when it closed on March 16.

via Driving around the unfamiliar: Large roundabout opening in Daphne next month | AL.com.

Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol named semifinalist in Good Morning America contest; finalist voting underway | AL.com

July 28, 2015

The Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol has earned a spot in the semifinals of Good Morning America’s “Lifeguard Surf & Turf Showdown” and needs votes to land in New York City for a chance to win $10,000.

The ABC morning show, with more than 4.5 million viewers, put a call out to life-saving units across the country to submit a video of lifeguards lip-syncing to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.

via Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol named semifinalist in Good Morning America contest; finalist voting underway | AL.com.

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