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Alabama Lifetime Hunting License Holders May Need New Card | Outdoor Alabama

August 26, 2016

If you purchased an Alabama lifetime hunting license before 2008, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) would like to issue you a new card. Hunters are now required to report their deer and turkey harvests through the Game Check program, and a hunting license number is part of the required data. Lifetime licenses issued before 2008 do not contain enough characters to be used with Game Check. In addition, some duplicate numbers were issued through the years. New cards have unique identification numbers.

via Alabama Lifetime Hunting License Holders May Need New Card | Outdoor Alabama.

Gulf Coast BP Money From State’s Billion Dollar Settlement Hinges on the Lottery

August 25, 2016

When the BP Settlement bill was brought up in the state senate on Wednesday, one senator compared the debate to the Civil War.

Senator Rodger Smitherman, a Democrat from Birmingham, said “what you have here is a civil war. North vs. South. Then you have all the  border states/counties in the middle,” Smitherman said. “so we’re going to be sitting back and watching.”

via Gulf Coast BP Money From State’s Billion Dollar Settlement Hinges on the Lottery.

‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com

August 20, 2016

Foley’s football game against Robertsdale on Friday night was the Lions’ season-opener, not their homecoming contest. But a homecoming of sorts took place at Ivan Jones Stadium during Foley’s 41-14 victory over the Golden Bears.

For the first time in its football history, Foley retired a former player’s jersey number – the No. 12 worn by Ken Stabler as the Lions’ quarterback from 1961 through 1963. After Foley’s current No. 12, Garrett Mayo, completes his prep career, no Lion will wear the jersey again.

via ‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com.

State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com

August 20, 2016

A dispute over the state’s decision to close a popular – and profitable – zipline attraction at Gulf State Park has left state officials and the ride’s operator starkly at odds over the expectations laid out in a contract.

via State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com.

Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday

August 19, 2016

Kenny Stabler

The hometown of former Alabama quarterback Ken Stabler will honor the quarterback’s recent hall of fame induction during a football game at his alma mater on Friday night.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company will pay tribute to the NFL legend at halftime of the Foley High School football game on Friday night. The ‘Hometown Hall of Famer’ program honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

via Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday.

NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2016

OBA Editor Note: We’ve checked and confirmed with the Stabler Family that this is the official Kenny Stabler Facebook page.

The “Pro Football Hall of Fame” is paying tribute to NFL legend Kenny “The Snake” Stabler Friday at his alma mater, Foley High School.

It’s all part of the “Hometown Hall of Famer” program.

It’s a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game.

via NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com

August 19, 2016

Stabler was a three-sport star for Foley. During his three seasons of varsity football with the Lions, Foley posted a 29-1 record and outscored its opponents 997-147. The only setback of Stabler’s prep football career came in a 20-14 loss to Vigor on Sept. 6, 1963, in his senior season.

The Foley Football History Project has put together a video tribute to Stabler that includes highlights of his high school career.

via Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com.

State forcing unexplained closure of Gulf Adventure Center | WEAR

August 19, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WEAR) — No reason has been given as to why the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is not renewing their four-year contract with Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park.

In 2012 J.T. Lemons, a founding partner and the concessionaire of Gulf Adventure Center was granted a contract to build and operate Gulf Adventure Center, a 14-acre, seven-tower zip line course and outdoor adventure center within Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.

via State forcing unexplained closure of Gulf Adventure Center | WEAR.

Surgery on a paddle board: Fish scientist investigates why some fish roam | AL.com

August 19, 2016

Are some redfish homebodies? And some so full of wanderlust they fin their way from Alabama to Louisiana and back again? Do some spend their entire lives in the salty Gulf, and some in the brackish swamps? Do some act like waterborne snowbirds, and travel back and forth with the seasons?

via Surgery on a paddle board: Fish scientist investigates why some fish roam | AL.com.

Coastal BP Settlement Money Hits Roadblock

August 18, 2016

Roads and bridges, that’s how Baldwin County planned to spend their share of BP settlement money coming to coastal counties. Baldwin County planned to continue to four-lane Highway 181, south to Highway 104, that’s been bogged down for more than a decade. They also wanted to continue to four-lane the Highway 31 corridor in Spanish Fort.

via Coastal BP Settlement Money Hits Roadblock.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — Foley High School will retire Kenny Stabler’s 12 jersey number in a special halftime ceremony during the Lions home opener versus Robertsdale on Friday on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley. Game time is 7 p.m.“

This is something that has never been done before at Foley High School,” FHS Principal Russ Moore said. “It’s just something nice that we can do for the family and for the community. We want to do something to focus on the positives and there are plenty of positive things to focus on.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

First human case of West Nile virus this year confirmed in Mobile County | AL.com

August 11, 2016

The first case of human West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Mobile County, according to Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department.

West Nile virus, which is a form of mosquito-borne encephalitis, is often accompanied by symptoms of high fever, severe headache, nausea, stiff neck, confusion, muscle weakness, paralysis, disorientation, and seizures that are severe enough to require medical attention.

via First human case of West Nile virus this year confirmed in Mobile County | AL.com.

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