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Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

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.

Remembering the 23rd anniversary of the Sunset Limited disaster – FOX10 News | WALA

September 23, 2016

A somber ceremony Thursday morning at the scene of a tragedy that happened 23 years ago.

It was the Amtrak Sunset Limited train disaster.

47 passengers and crew members were killed when the pilot of a tugboat that was pushing a barge, rammed the “Big Bayou Canot” railroad bridge.

A memorial boat tour was held Thursday morning.

via Remembering the 23rd anniversary of the Sunset Limited disaster – FOX10 News | WALA.

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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.

2 arrested for trafficking cocaine through Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

September 21, 2016

A traffic stop on I-10 in Baldwin County results in two arrests and the seizure of more than eight pounds of cocaine. It was just after 11 a.m. Monday morning when deputies from the Special Operations Unit saw a white Nissan rental car was weaving through traffic.

via 2 arrested for trafficking cocaine through Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

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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.

Magnolia Springs, Holk named in case filing | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 20, 2016

On Sept. 15, the Magnolia Springs Town Council gathered for an emergency council meeting to approve the town attorney, Brad Hicks, to file the appropriate responsive pleadings and discovery in the pending election contest brought on by Jim Gaines Bob Holk abstained; Mayor Ken Underwood was absent. The town, as well as Bob Holk, has been named in the contest, filed Sept. 6, with the circuit court of Baldwin County.

via Magnolia Springs, Holk named in case filing | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday – FOX10 News | WALA

September 20, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - You know fall is almost here when the Fair comes to town.  The 66th Annual Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and the day before, crews began getting things in place.  Crews will put in long hours between now and Tuesday’s opening, setting up more than 30 rides for all ages.  This year, the Midway will feature four new rides that are sure to please.

via Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday – FOX10 News | WALA.

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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.

5 injured in crash on Baldwin Beach Express in Summerdale – FOX10 News | WALA

September 18, 2016

A two-vehicle crash resulted in several injuries Saturday night in Summerdale, according to authorities.

It happened on Baldwin Beach Express South at County Road 36, according to an Alabama State Trooper, who also told FOX10 News five people with injuries were taken to a local hospital.

via 5 injured in crash on Baldwin Beach Express in Summerdale – FOX10 News | WALA.

Robertsdale man killed in Beach Expressway wreck – FOX10 News | WALA

September 18, 2016

Alabama State Troopers say a man from Robertsdale was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on the Baldwin Beach Expressway Saturday night.

State lawmen say 55 year-old Jimmy F. Werner died at a local hospital after the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, which he was a passenger in, collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 48 year-old Mark Byrnes of Summerdale.

via Robertsdale man killed in Beach Expressway wreck – FOX10 News | WALA.

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