Category Archives: Baldwin County

No compromise on BP settlement Bill puts major Baldwin County ro – FOX10 News | WALA

May 05, 2016

A Bill that passed the Alabama House last week would have sent $191 million dollars to south Alabama for road improvements.  In a Senate committee, a compromise could not be reached and no vote was taken Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  Representatives from other parts of the state wanted more of the money to go to other regions.  That means Mobile and Baldwin counties won’t soon be seeing road improvements that local legislators say they’re due.

via No compromise on BP settlement Bill puts major Baldwin County ro – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Alabama man charged for child porn after applying for pistol permit | AL.com

May 05, 2016

Baldwin County Sheriff’s arrested Devin Kent Pinckard, 49, for charges related to child pornography. Deputies located Pinckard after he applied for a gun permit at the Sheriff’s Office.

Pinckard was a suspect in a 2015 child pornography investigation, but investigators had a hard time tracking him down, as he works as a commercial trucker.

via Alabama man charged for child porn after applying for pistol permit | AL.com.

BP oil spill settlement bill dead in Senate committee – FOX10 News | WALA

May 04, 2016

A bill that would have sent part of the oil spill settlement money to the coast and would have provided money for Medicaid appears to be dead in a Senate committee.

During the Senate committee meeting Tuesday, Sen. Arthur Orr (R – Senate District 3) introduced legislation that would have drastically lowered the amount of money going to Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

via BP oil spill settlement bill dead in Senate committee – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Jobs, Expansion at UTC Aerospace in Foley

May 04, 2016

260 new high paying jobs as UTC Aerospace breaks ground on a new plant.

“It’ll add about 80 thousand square feet of factory space,”according to director of operations Duffy Randolph. “The total plant capacity over half a million square feet.”

It is the culmination of three years of work that began at the Paris Airshow. “We started dealing with the various agencies a couple of years ago evaluating options.”

via Jobs, Expansion at UTC Aerospace in Foley.

Baldwin official: Removal of wall around governor’s house ‘not about politics’ | AL.com

May 04, 2016

The Baldwin County Commission isn’t looking for a political opportunity “pile on” to Gov. Robert Bentley by insisting that the state remove a wall at the gubernatorial beach house, one of its members said Tuesday. Bentley, said Chris Elliott, “has a myriad of other problems he has to deal with.”

“This is about treating the governor of the state of Alabama just like we treat every other citizen,” said Elliott, who vocally opposes the wall that encroaches onto county right-of-way at the Fort Morgan peninsula, west of Gulf Shores.

via Baldwin official: Removal of wall around governor’s house ‘not about politics’ | AL.com.

Faulkner students get to rub elbows with ‘rock star’ chefs – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 03, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Culinary students from Faulkner State will get the chance to work alongside some of the top chefs in the country during the Southern Grace Dinners series at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina.

“They get to spend a day in the kitchen working right beside these chefs,” owner Johnny Fisher said. “If you’re going to culinary school these are the rock stars. For them it’s really cool seeing their faces. We’ve actually hired a couple of these students after the dinners and seeing what they are doing.”

via Faulkner students get to rub elbows with ‘rock star’ chefs – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Miss Sunny celebrates 50th anniversary promoting tourism in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 03, 2016

Miss Sunny turns 50 in Gulf Shores

GULF SHORES, AL – On Monday, April 25 Mayor Robert Craft proclaimed the first Saturday in June and the same annually hereafter to be “A Sunny Day” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miss Sunny and her impact on tourism in Alabama.

via Miss Sunny celebrates 50th anniversary promoting tourism in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Inside LuLu’s kitchen as cookbook signing nears | WPMI

May 03, 2016

Delicious seafood recipes with a side of wit and wisdom! You can find it all in Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook “LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life.” This weekend you have the chance to get an autographed copy and meet the one and only Lucy Buffett at Costco in Mobile.

The book includes 120 recipes from Lucy’s childhood and restaurants. Get your hands on it between 1 and 3 Saturday at the Costco in Mobile.

via Inside LuLu’s kitchen as cookbook signing nears | WPMI.

Services announced for Gulf Shores grad Nathan Harris – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 03, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Services have been announced for Gulf Shores High graduate Nathan Harris who was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 30.

A memorial service will be at Gulf Shores First Baptist Church on Thursday, May 5. There will be a visitation from 1-3 p.m. on the same day at the church.

via Services announced for Gulf Shores grad Nathan Harris – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Chronic Tacos could be a habit in Orange Beach | AL.com

May 02, 2016

Local developer Larry Wireman has received site plan approval to construct 474 condominium units on 18.5 acres on Beck Road off Baldwin County 20 behind Tanger Outlets in Foley, according to city records. The Sports World USA condo project is near the Foley Sports Tourism Complex under construction and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians planned entertainment complex. Wireman and his development partners are still working on prices and other details. Wireman developed Caribe Resort and Turquoise Place condo towers in Orange Beach.

via Chronic Tacos could be a habit in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Baldwin officials debate which road projects will get BP money | AL.com

May 01, 2016

A potential infusion of BP money for coastal road projects might help pay for the widening of Canal Road in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores or Ala. 181 in Daphne south toward U.S. 98. But a proponent of the House bill, approved late Thursday, says the money remains dedicated for its original intent: An extension of the Baldwin Beach Express and the construction of a U.S. 98 express route from Bayou La Batre to Semmes.

via Baldwin officials debate which road projects will get BP money | AL.com.

Baldwin County draws the line on Governor’s beach house wall | WPMI

April 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Officials in Baldwin County say a privacy wall at the state beach house in Fort Morgan has to come down. As first reported on Tuesday, the newly constructed security wall appears to be encroaching on county property.

On Thursday the county took the first steps to survey the property at the home which is also known as “The Governor’s Beach House.” County Commissioners say the $2 million face lift to the beach house may have gone too far.

via Baldwin County draws the line on Governor’s beach house wall | WPMI.

‘Your bulldozer or ours’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 30, 2016

County commission demands demolition of governor’s mansion wall

A newly constructed 60-foot security wall at the state governor’s mansion in Fort Morgan may soon be torn down, if Baldwin County commissioners have their way.

At their work session Tuesday morning in Fairhope, commissioners discussed the new addition to the gubernatorial property, as they were informed by County Engineer Cal Markert that the wall was built along part of the county’s right of way.

via ‘Your bulldozer or ours’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County Special Olympics brings hundreds to Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA

April 30, 2016

The Baldwin County Special Olympics took over the Fairhope Municipal Stadium Friday, April 29. About 300 special education student athletes competed in a variety of sports like the softball throw, shot put, 50 yard dash and wheelchair race.

Each school made its own sign and t-shirts for the day that was all about the students.

via Baldwin County Special Olympics brings hundreds to Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Governor Says Illegal Security Wall, “Not A Serious Problem”

April 30, 2016

“There has been some confusion about the lots and lines.” For the first time Governor Robert Bentley is addressing renovations at the state’s beach house in Fort Morgan and defending the extension of a security wall across county property that blocks access to the beach. “That part right there that has never been used,” the governor told reporters. “That right-of-way, that has never been used for anything because it can’t be used for anything. It’s all grown up and no one has ever used it.”

via Governor Says Illegal Security Wall, “Not A Serious Problem”.

Controversy surrounding wall at governor’s beach mansion continu – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

FORT MORGAN, AL (WALA) -

Baldwin County commissioners contend the extension to brick wall at the state governor’s mansion on the Fort Morgan Peninsula was built on county land.  The county has tried since Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to find out why it was built without proper permits.

via Controversy surrounding wall at governor’s beach mansion continu – FOX10 News | WALA.

Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

DAPHNE, AL (WALA) - The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates one in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell signed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Baldwin County.

via Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin to Gov. Robert Bentley: Tear down this wall now | AL.com

April 29, 2016

Noreen Kendle and Ron Slovensky have heard plenty of opinions in recent days about how to protest the construction of a decorative, concrete wall separating the state’s gubernatorial beach mansion from public access to the sand and surf.

But the members of the Seaside Shores subdivision, among the oldest along on the Fort Morgan peninsula west of Gulf Shores, are going to wait and see how a brewing battle between the governor’s office and the Baldwin County Commission plays out.

via Baldwin to Gov. Robert Bentley: Tear down this wall now | AL.com.

Gulf Shores, county officials debate Fort Morgan re-entry – LagniappeLagniappe

April 28, 2016

For years, the city of Gulf Shores has issued post-storm re-entry passes for residents on the island, the portion of Gulf Shores south of the intracoastal waterway, including those who live and own businesses on the Fort Morgan peninsula.

However, since the Fort Morgan Civic Association won an 11-year court battle against Gulf Shores over the city’s attempted annexation of 19 miles of land on Alabama Highway 180, which de-annexed the property into the county’s jurisdiction in 2014, the city says it will no longer issue those re-entry permits to non-residents on the peninsula.

via Gulf Shores, county officials debate Fort Morgan re-entry – LagniappeLagniappe.

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