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.
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.”
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GULF SHORES, AL- If you’re an adrenaline junkie, the Hummingbird Zipline at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores is one of the coolest attractions in Alabama.
But junkies will soon have to get their “fix” somewhere else.
The Alabama House of Representatives today blocked a committee meeting that was necessary for Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery proposal to get on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election.
The Alabama Senate on Friday passed a lottery bill proposed by Gov. Robert Bentley, capping off the first week of a special session called by the governor. The bill, which was amended substantially before the vote, will now go on to the House of Representatives.
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.
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.
Thanks to participants in the Lionfish Challenge and Panhandle Pilot Program — both conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission — nearly 10,000 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters so far.
Since the May 14 kickoff, 9,216 lionfish have been eradicated from the Gulf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people here in Mobile and Baldwin counties are coming together to help those affected by the flooding in Louisiana.
Oak Park Church volunteers are filling up their third truckload headed for communities outside Baton Rouge.
Two people are dead and many others have been reported injured after a police pursuit involving a Summerdale police officer and a rogue driver on Baldwin Beach Express and County Road 36.
The Alabama Senate voted against a procedure that would have allowed a vote on a proposed lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Jim McClendon.
“Procedurally they killed the bill,” at least for this session, McClendon said.
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?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House of Representatives approved a plan Wednesday to use the state’s oil spill settlement money to pay back money borrowed during a past budget shortfall and for road projects in coastal counties.
The Alabama House passed a bill that would allocate a majority of the BP oil spill settlement money to debt repayment and send about $191 million to the coast.
Coastal lawmakers have expressed that they believe this is a good compromise.
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.
Scammers usually strike right after a disaster when people feel generous enough to give to a cause.
“I mean after every disaster, you’re going to get some type of scam,” says Detective Laura Soulier with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
The National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores will be named Event of the Year. The annual festival draws more than 250,000 people to the gulf coast and is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
Mobile County has had its first confirmed case of the Zika virus, but county Health Officer Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II said Tuesday that officials “don’t think there’s anything for the community to worry about at this time.”
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.”
ELBERTA, AL- School officials and community leaders broke ground on a new wing at Elberta Elementary Monday.
The new wing will eventually house 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Elberta Middle will become the town’s new high school accommodating students in grades 7-12.
Michelle Hardman is a big beer fan. In fact, she traveled from Pensacola Beach, Fla. to Orange Beach, Ala. to sample one of the many craft beers at the annual Top of the Hops Beer Fest at the Conference Center in Orange Beach on Saturday night.
If you’re one of those who prefer the ease of online shopping and your website of choice is Amazon, you will soon be paying more for your purchases. Starting Nov. 1, Amazon has agreed to start collecting and remitting sales tax in Alabama, meaning buyers will see an addition 8 percent tacked onto their purchases.
The Faulkner State Community College name came a step closer to going away this week, but the school’s president described a pending merger as a win-win for students and taxpayers alike.
he American Red Cross is asking for your help! They are urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical blood shortage.
This time of year is difficult for blood donations because regular donors leave for vacation or participate in summer activities, according to the Red Cross.
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.