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Letter challenges Leave Only Footprints law | The Islander

August 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Former Attorney General Troy King’s law firm has sent a letter to the Gulf Shores mayor and city council asking it to halt the “Leave Only Footprints” program in that city.

King’s firm, representing Dean Young and Johnathan Young, says the law violates private property rights of beachfront owners. The new law states no items can be left on the beach overnight and any items left are picked up by city crews and discarded.

via Letter challenges Leave Only Footprints law | The Islander.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.

“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.

Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - With the exception of red flags and rough waters, you would never know there was a tropical system in the Gulf.

”We were concerned about the weather heading here, but it seems like it is staying away,” said Paul Gordon, vacationing from Vermont. “We just love the sun and we are certainly getting it this week. It’s hot!”

via Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Wind insurance rates fall | WPMI

August 30, 2016

It’s been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Shortly afterward, wind insurance rates skyrocketed, but prices are coming down.

It’s estimated the category three hurricane caused more than $100 billion in damage. As claims came in, some home insurance providers left the market. Kent Owen of Heritage Insurance of Alabama said other companies stopped providing wind insurance.

via Wind insurance rates fall | WPMI.

Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander

August 28, 2016

GULF SHORES – It was a LuLu of a good time on May 26, 2013 when hundreds of boats gathered to watch Walter Marine send a retired 271-foot freighter to the bottom of the Gulf some 18 miles off of Orange Beach.

Thanks to BP money in the form of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the state of Alabama wants to do that three more times, says Director of the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chris Blankenship.

via Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander.

FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) -It’s week two of high school football on the Gulf Coast and things heat up this week as area teams enter region play.  Our FOX10 Game of the Week for Friday, August 26, 2016 features long-time rivals, Fairhope and Foley.

It’s the Battle of 98 (US Highway 98) as the Pirates and Lions square off in this big Region-1, 7-A matchup.  The Lions came back from 11 points down to beat the Pirates with a “Hail Mary” pass on the last play of the game in 2015 so Fairhope comes into this game looking for redemption.

via FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2016

Baldwin County law enforcement has put out an alert to be on the lookout for fake money. Police in four different cities are investigating cases where fake one hundred dollar bills were used.  Some arrests have been made, but investigators are concerned that there may be more of the bills out there.

via Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2016

Baldwin County law enforcement has put out an alert to be on the lookout for fake money. Police in four different cities are investigating cases where fake one hundred dollar bills were used.  Some arrests have been made, but investigators are concerned that there may be more of the bills out there.

via Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Health insurance costs will rise for City of Daphne employees | The Courier

August 25, 2016

Higher health insurance costs will soon hit the City of Daphne’s employees, as the city council voted last week to increase the amount of employee participation in the city’s insurance coverage.

Council members said they didn’t really want to have to increase costs on the city’s employees, but that their hands were tied by an unexpected large rate increase.

via Health insurance costs will rise for City of Daphne employees | The Courier.

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.

Scambuster: IRS Scam Still Very Much Alive

August 25, 2016

It’s making the rounds again—in fact, it never really goes away! The IRS scam is still reaching people here along the gulf coast. One man in Fairhope recently got the call.

“I was getting pretty scared actually,” says John Rudolf.

John Rudolph had just been called by the IRS for the very first time. However he didn’t realize it wasn’t really the IRS. It was a scammer trying to get money. They left this message on his cell phone.

via Scambuster: IRS Scam Still Very Much Alive.

Allie’s story | WEAR

August 24, 2016

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WEAR) — Nestled in between U.S. Route 31 and State Route 59 is the city of Bay Minette, Alabama. Its population is roughly 8,000 and it is also the seat of Baldwin County. However, lately it is better known for its “dirty police” following a Facebook post.

via Allie’s story | WEAR.

Mobile area election updates: Wilson wins in Fairhope | AL.com

August 24, 2016

Tuesday’s municipal elections applied to 14 municipalities in Baldwin County and 10 in Mobile County.

The most closely-watched raced included Fairhope, where longtime mayor Tim Kant faced a challenge from businesswoman Karin Wilson and every council seat had at least two contenders; Daphne, where there were four candidates for mayor and  challenges for six of seven council seats; and Prichard, where incumbent mayor Troy Ephriam faced four opponents and all five council seats were disputed.

via Mobile area election updates: Wilson wins in Fairhope | AL.com.

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