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Faulkner State’s culinary program ranked amongst top in the nation | WPMI

September 28, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — They are “cooking it up” at Faulkner State Community College. The school’s Gulf Coast Culinary Institute has been ranked among the top nationwide.

So what’s it like to be student at one of the country’s top 20 culinary schools?

via Faulkner State’s culinary program ranked amongst top in the nation | WPMI.

Rule requiring breweries to take names of beer buyers on ABC agenda | AL.com

September 28, 2016

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.

via Rule requiring breweries to take names of beer buyers on ABC agenda | AL.com.

Ala. Governor talks budget, prison and Medicaid at Point Clear e – FOX10 News | WALA

September 26, 2016

With the special session finished, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is looking toward the next regular session.

He was in Point Clear Friday talking to Manufacture Alabama, and spoke about some of his goals for the legislature.

The Alabama legislature finished out the special session by using the BP oil spill settlement as a solution for Medicaid – one time money that means Medicaid funding is still on the line for 2018.

via Ala. Governor talks budget, prison and Medicaid at Point Clear e – FOX10 News | WALA.

Daphne technology complex gets boost from federal grant | WPMI

September 23, 2016

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.

via Daphne technology complex gets boost from federal grant | WPMI.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

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.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

Alabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Power team up on artificial Reef – Alabama NewsCenter

September 20, 2016

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.

via Alabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Power team up on artificial Reef – Alabama NewsCenter.

New authority hopes to sell BP-backed bonds in two months | AL.com

September 20, 2016

A new authority set up by the Legislature to sell bonds backed by a BP oil spill settlement hopes to issue the bonds in about two months, officials said today.

“We want to bring the money forward as quickly as we can because the interest rates right now are so low that we’re going to get the most money we possibly can,” Gov. Robert Bentley said.

via New authority hopes to sell BP-backed bonds in two months | AL.com.

Condo and Publix developers spend millions on land | AL.com

September 18, 2016

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.

via Condo and Publix developers spend millions on land | AL.com.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today

September 17, 2016

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.

via Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today.

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com

September 16, 2016

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.

via Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com.

2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals | WPMI

September 15, 2016

Close to a hundred collegiate athletes from around the country will soon descend upon the Gulf Coast.

The 2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals takes place in Orange beach on Thursday and is sure to draw plenty of spectators and money to the beach.

The riders will show off their skills in front of the Flora Bama’s Ole River Bar and Grill.

via 2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals | WPMI.

$55 Million Won’t Cover Three Baldwin Co. Road Projects

September 15, 2016

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.

via $55 Million Won’t Cover Three Baldwin Co. Road Projects.

725 immigrant children relocated to Alabama in 10 months; most move to 3 counties | AL.com

September 14, 2016

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.

via 725 immigrant children relocated to Alabama in 10 months; most move to 3 counties | AL.com.

Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA

September 13, 2016

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.

via Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com

September 13, 2016

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.

via Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com.

Commissioning USS Montgomery

September 11, 2016

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.

via Commissioning USS Montgomery.

How $120 million in BP money will tackle ‘Bloody 98′ and other priorities in coastal Alabama | AL.com

September 10, 2016

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.

via How $120 million in BP money will tackle ‘Bloody 98′ and other priorities in coastal Alabama | AL.com.

Lifetime License Holders May Need New Card or Conservation ID | Outdoor Alabama

September 09, 2016

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.

via Lifetime License Holders May Need New Card or Conservation ID | Outdoor Alabama.

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