Category Archives: Baldwin County

17 member group meets to tackle coastal insurance reform – FOX10 News | WALA

September 01, 2015

Living on the Alabama coast means that Baldwin and Mobile counties are vulnerable to hurricanes.

According to the Alabama Department of Insurance (DOI), there was a 40 percent difference in the cost of homeowners’ insurance for Mobile and Baldwin counties compared to the rest of the state in 2004.

via 17 member group meets to tackle coastal insurance reform – FOX10 News | WALA.

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New Group to Tackle Coastal Insurance Woes

September 01, 2015

Ten years after Katrina, Alabama homeowners are still feeling the impact of the storm when they pay their monthly homeowners insurance premiums. No the state is taking another shot at finding a solution.

State Senator Trip Pittman read a letter from the governor Monday tasking the Coastal Insurance Work Group to solve the coastal insurance crisis. The group met for the first time at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Mobile, a decade after Katrina and 11 years after Ivan devastated the coast.

via New Group to Tackle Coastal Insurance Woes.

Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2015

A Baldwin County father says his 8-year-old daughter was accidentally exposed to pornographic images on her school-issued laptop.

Brandon Reissiger says his 3rd grader at Foley Elementary opened her school laptop upon her teacher’s instruction Tuesday afternoon. He said when his daughter opened the web browser on the laptop, several pornographic images began popping up uncontrollably.

via Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Two Movies Filming In Mobile This Month

August 30, 2015

Mobile is booming right now! With two feature films and a TV series being shot in town, pretty soon every inch of Mobile will end up on the screen. First up, we have the movie ‘Here Comes Rusty’. It stars Fred Willard.

Here Comes Rusty is about a dog track owner who makes the bet of his life to save his dying business. Rusty, by the way, is the name of the rabbit that the dogs chase on the track. He’s kind of their mascot.

There’s lots of music in the film, so naturally, one of their locations was Top of The Bay in Daphne.

via Two Movies Filming In Mobile This Month.

New EPA water regulations cause concern for farmers – FOX10 News | WALA

August 29, 2015

Water is an extremely important resource in a coastal community like Baldwin County, especially considering that roughly 40 percent of Alabama’s economy is in agriculture.

During his two day agricultural tour, Congressman Bradley Byrne and Agricultural Commissioner John McMillan expressed their concerns about the new water regulations the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to make law.

via New EPA water regulations cause concern for farmers – FOX10 News | WALA.

Phone theft case turns into spice bust – FOX10 News | WALA

August 29, 2015

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - What started off as a routine investigation for the Foley Police Department took an unexpected turn this week.

On Tuesday, investigators were looking for a stolen cell phone and that led them Michael Wells.

They said they found 334 grams of spice in his car, nearly six times the amount needed to bust someone for trafficking the drug.

via Phone theft case turns into spice bust – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA

August 29, 2015

A Baldwin County father says his 8-year-old daughter was accidentally exposed to pornographic images on her school-issued laptop.

Brandon Reissiger says his 3rd grader at Foley Elementary opened her school laptop upon her teacher’s instruction Tuesday afternoon. He said when his daughter opened the web browser on the laptop, several pornographic images began popping up uncontrollably.

After showing her teacher, the teacher attempted to close the pop-ups, but more kept opening. The teacher shut the laptop, and put it away, according to Reissiger.

via Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Probate Judge Wants to Help State Driver’s License Division

August 29, 2015

Most of the people who call Baldwin County home, aren’t originally from the area.

Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell said their records show nearly 90% of residents came from out-of-state or other countries. Of course, if they want to drive around town, they can’t avoid the lengthy process to get an Alabama license.

via Probate Judge Wants to Help State Driver’s License Division.

Congressman visits region to discuss solutions – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 27, 2015

Question: You’re here going throughout the district on your “Conservative Solutions” Tour with these town hall meetings. How is that going are what are you hearing the people of your district being concerned about?

Byrne: In Washington, we tend to talk about problems and do a lot of complaining, but we really need to be trying to find the solutions to the problems we’ve identified. One of the good things about doing town halls like this is that I get to hear what my constituents think are the problems and what they think the solutions should be.

via Congressman visits region to discuss solutions – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Superintendent finalists “meet and greet” with Baldwin County re – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2015

The search has been narrowed down to the final three, and now the public has the opportunity to ask the finalists their burning questions. Wednesday, August 26, the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE held a “meet and greet” session at the system’s Loxley office for members of the community and employees of the school system.

via Superintendent finalists “meet and greet” with Baldwin County re – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

Black students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties are suspended at a disproportionate rate to their percentage in the public school population, according to a study published by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

The survey examined the rate of school suspension and expulsion of Black students in 13 southern states, including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.  It claims districts in the South were responsible for 50% of Black student expulsions from public schools in the United States.

via Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA.

September brings busy songwriters’ season on coast | AL.com

August 25, 2015

The second annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout will be presented at The Wharf starting Sept. 14, with rounds taking place every Monday evening through Oct. 12. Finals on Oct. 26 will feature a panel of celebrity judges including songwriters Brett Jones, Travis Meadows and Lynn Langham.  According to promotional information, the event will feature 50 songwriters from throughout the region, competing for cash prizes and a potential recording deal. Concerts will be free to the public and will be held at Hot Spot Music & Grub at The Wharf. For more information, visit www.GulfCoastSongwriterShootout.com.

via September brings busy songwriters’ season on coast | AL.com.

Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA

August 24, 2015

A senior at Foley High School started a petition to end the ban on non-collared shirts at Baldwin County schools, and thousands of people are supporting her.

The total number of signatures is now up to 5,300. The goal was 5,000, but she says she wants to get as many as she can. The new goal is set at 7,000 signatures.

via Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA.

100 Pounds of Meth Disguised as Food Items for Children Seized in Baldwin County – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 23, 2015

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) A routines traffic stop turned into a major narcotics bust in Baldwin County Thursday afternoon after State Troopers discovered a female transporting over 100 pounds of illegal methamphetamines, disguised as candy, beverages, and other snacks, into Alabama.

via 100 Pounds of Meth Disguised as Food Items for Children Seized in Baldwin County – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alert Diver | Alabama’s Gulf Coast

August 21, 2015

After driving over one of the three bridges to the gulf coast of Alabama, you’ll find yourself on the beautiful white sandy shore of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores. You might be welcomed to this laid-back world of Southern hospitality with a glass of sweet tea, which you can sip while looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. The allure of Alabama’s coastline is evident, but you may wonder whether there is any decent diving to be had. Not only is there fantastic diving off the beaches of Alabama, but the state also boasts one of the largest artificial reef programs in the United States.

via Alert Diver | Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

Building busy in Gulf Shores, but not booming – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 21, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — It’s like deja vu all over again.

Back in the post-Ivan years when building and rebuilding was big business in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, several new subdivisions were staked, planned and approved.

In the post-boom bust, however, many of those subdivision plans were put aside as interest and the economy waned.

Now they are making a comeback, City Planner Andy Bauer says.

While Gulf Shores isn’t seeing the same level of interest and activity in the hotel or condo markets as neighbor Orange Beach, the single-family housing market is very active.

via Building busy in Gulf Shores, but not booming – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Local Beaches Are Quiet

August 21, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL- Quiet roads, empty parking lots and abandoned beaches.Locals are celebrating the mass tourist exodus, the start of a new school year and are reclaiming their little piece of paradise.

We counted only 19 people at the main, public beach in Gulf Shores Wednesday afternoon. Last week and in the weeks of June and July, there were hundreds!

via Local Beaches Are Quiet.

BCSO: 13-year-old raped in Summerdale; suspect in custody – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2015

SUMMERDALE, AL (WALA) - The Baldwin County sheriff’s office said a suspect is in custody after a 13-year-old was raped in Summerdale.

A press release from the BCSO said around 9:30pm on August 17, deputies responded to Jackie Ln., Summerdale, where the victim told authorities she’d been raped by a Hispanic male who walked to a home nearby.

via BCSO: 13-year-old raped in Summerdale; suspect in custody – FOX10 News | WALA.

Residential to business zoning approved for Highway 181 – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2015

The wheels have been set in motion for a change to Highway 181 in the Malbis community. At the Baldwin County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners decided to rezone 4.06 acres of land from residential (RSF-1) to business (B-2).

But it’s a big step down from the original 28 acres that was originally requested for rezoning.

via Residential to business zoning approved for Highway 181 – FOX10 News | WALA.

Ala. 181 rezoning draws concerns amid demand for commercial business on popular roadway | AL.com

August 19, 2015

Lawrence Cox isn’t sure the redevelopment proposals along bustling Ala. 181 is a good thing for nearby homeowners and property values.

“We don’t need a line of fast food chains, gas stations and liquor stores,” Cox, a Daphne resident said Tuesday.

via Ala. 181 rezoning draws concerns amid demand for commercial business on popular roadway | AL.com.

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