The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday is scheduled to consider a new record-keeping rule for breweries and brew pubs who sell beer for customers to take home.
A proposed rule, which was publicized by the ABC Board for public comment, required breweries and brew pubs to record the names, addresses, phone numbers and birth dates for customers who buy beer for off-premises consumption.
When Toni Fassbender looks at the lot near Champions Way in Daphne, she sees acres of opportunity.
“It’s a start, this is our first start,” she said.
She’s been working with the Daphne Industrial Development Board for years now working to transform the lot into the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC). In a news release Thursday afternoon, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne announced a federal grant will help make the complex a reality.
Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.
Alabama Power and the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are working together to provide a new place to fish off the Alabama coast.
The partners have been working together on a new artificial reef that will be located approximately 25 miles south of Dauphin Island. The large reef is made up of two boilers recently removed from the James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant as well as a 195 foot barge. The 200,000-pound boilers were previously used at the plant’s Washington County and Theodore sites. The old boilers were recently upgraded with new equipment as a part of regularly scheduled maintenance at the plant. The barge is being provided by Cooper/T. Smith.
The developers of Abaco, a 78-unit condominium complex planned for Gulf Shores, have paid $4.3 million for 1.86 acres with 200 front feet on the Gulf on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, according to David Head Jr. and Rob Cunningham, two of the partners in DRG Development. The gulf-front property was formerly the site of Beach House condo complex and across the street from Pier 33 grocery store. Orange Beach Title handled the closing transaction, which included about 50 owners of the 26-unit Beach House.
A forester’s work to clear a few acres of trees near a new sports development in Daphne is creating a stir, drawing the attention of federal and state regulators concerned about the fate of local wetlands.
he following is a release from the Alabama Coastal Foundation with details on Alabama’s 29th Coastal Cleanup today.
Alabama Coastal Cleanup aims to get our shores clean
Pick up the papers and the trash! On Sept. 17, coastal residents and visitors are invited to take part in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, part of a worldwide effort to make our shores a safer, cleaner place.
Another lawsuit challenging the funding for the new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park has been dismissed.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin today dismissed the lawsuit filed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, who alleged that the BP oil spill funds being used for the project were not authorized by the Legislature for that purpose.
Griffin ruled that Morrow and Zeigler lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
Fifty-five million dollars to spend on three road projects, the continued four-laning of Highway 181, the widening of Highway 31 and expanding Canal Road on Pleasure Island. But not with 55 million dollars. Those three road projects are estimated to cost 125 million, 70 million more than what the legislature allocated from the state settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill.
A lawyer on Tuesday criticized what he called Alabama’s plans to build a “Taj Mahal” beach hotel with oil spill settlement funds, while a lawyer for the governor urged a judge to dismiss the lawsuit seeking to block the project.
More than 700 unaccompanied migrant children have been relocated to Alabama since October 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
DHS figures show 725 unaccompanied minor children ages 17 and younger have been released to sponsors in Alabama from October 2015 to July 2016. If the monthly average holds steady for August and September, the state will top last year’s placement figure of 808 as well as the previous year’s total of 786.
On September 12th, 1979 Hurricane Frederic made landfall on Dauphin Island as a strong Category three storm with sustained winds nearing 130 miles per hour. For days forecasters watched Fredric grow into a monster as it plowed across the Gulf developing an eye 50 miles wide. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier was 18 years-old at the time, and Frederic is seared in his memory.
A Montgomery judge on Tuesday morning will hold a hearing on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow challenging the use of certain BP oil spill funds to build a beach lodge and conference center at Gulf State Park.
Zeigler and Morrow claim the state is using money not authorized under the law the Legislature passed in 2013 initiating the park project.
Cannon blasts, bells, and patriotism were some of the sights and sounds of the commissioning of the USS Montgomery. Mary Blackshear Sessions is the wife of US Senator Jeff Sessions and a Montgomery native. She is the ship’s sponsor and tasked with uttering the traditional phrase to close the ceremony.
The U.S. 98 improvement project in Mobile County has been referred to as a road that leads to nowhere. Its extension into Mississippi, costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars, has been stalled for decades due to a lack of funding.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The news of the newly passed BP bill doesn’t sit well with all state officials. Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler spoke at an event in Daphne Thursday, saying the numbers don’t add up.
Zeigler Thursday also met with constituents in Fairhope.
Since the lifetime hunting and fishing licenses became available in Alabama several decades ago, more than 80,000 people have taken advantage of this opportunity.
It wasn’t until the Game Check harvest reporting system was implemented three years ago that a problem with the lifetime licenses surfaced. It seems a large number of duplicate numbers are among those 80,000 lifetime licenses. This causes a major problem when the holders try to use Game Check, which will be mandatory for the upcoming hunting seasons.