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Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday

August 17, 2016

Fairhope, AL — WKRG - School starts tomorrow for a landmark school in Baldwin County. Classes begin Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic High School. It’s the first Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Monday, I followed Principal as he gave each room a final inspection and checked items off his list. The first day will only be a half day welcoming just 100 students enrolled so far.

via Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday.

Orange Beach Community Comes Together to Help our Louisiana Neighbors

August 16, 2016

Orange Beach, AL – (OBA) – Folks in our community are organizing a collection and delivery effort to acquire and transport items needed by our neighbors in Louisiana who have been devastated by the flooding this past week. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Drop off donated items on the south end of the front parking lot at Orange Beach City Hall 8am and 5pm (at the old Finance Dept.). Look for the sign. If you have something to drop off after 5pm you can leave it on the front porch at city hall.

via Orange Beach Community Comes Together to Help our Louisiana Neighbors.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

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.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

How You Can Help Louisiana – FOX10 News | WALA

August 16, 2016

It could’ve easily been us. Instead, the system stalled in Louisiana and they got the historic flooding. Now folks in our area are stepping up to help.

This past weekend, Orange Beach resident Blake Michaeleski put out a call for supplies to help his family in Louisiana.

“My parents had to evacuate at their house and my sister had to evacuate her house. I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go,” Michaeleski said.

The response has been so overwhelming that Blake is now accepting supplies at several locations and will leave Tuesday and deliver several trailers of goods.

via How You Can Help Louisiana – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com

August 16, 2016

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaelski couldn’t stand by and watch what was happening in his hometown of Denham Springs, La., in the wake of the recent floods, so he took action. Through a couple of  Facebook posts  and word on the street, Michaelski called upon the people of Orange Beach to rally with him to aid the flood-ravaged Denham Springs.

via Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com.

Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA

August 15, 2016

A Baldwin County man is trying to help flood victims in Louisiana.

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaleski has been collecting donations. He originally started to help his family.

“My parents, they had to evacuate their house and my sister had to evacuate her house,” said Michaleski. “I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go and my sister, they lost everything.”

via Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA.

Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com

August 13, 2016

The most popular way to see the Alabama Gulf Coast?

While bobbing behind a boat anchored at a sandbar, or cruising among the nonstop flotilla of vessels parading up and down Old River. Or maybe from atop a stool inside the dimly-lit Flora-Bama Lounge, possibly the only roadhouse in America that hosts both an annual mullet toss and weekly nondenominational church services.

via Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com.

Baldwin Farm Market serving up fried peanuts – FOX10 News | WALA

August 13, 2016

It’s only been open a few months, but the Baldwin Farm Market is serving up more than just fresh produce.

Among the vegetables, fruit, and fresh honey are fried peanuts.

“We have boiled peanuts, but when we offer our fried peanuts — most people are like what,” said Linda Childress, Manager of Baldwin Farm Market.

via Baldwin Farm Market serving up fried peanuts – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges

August 13, 2016

Much like a pep rally to motivate a high school sports team, Baldwin County teachers are getting ready for a new school year.

“Being a teacher is the best job to have,” says Laura Morin from Magnolia School. Marybeth Green from Foley Intermediate agrees, “We have such a huge impact on the children that are coming into our school every day.”

via Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges.

Pioneering Ono

August 12, 2016

Ono Island

Ham Wilson hadn’t heard from his grandfather in days. Any other week and this wouldn’t have been unusual. When Pappy was at his house on Ono Island, using the telephone wasn’t very high on his list of priorities. If it wasn’t necessary, Pappy didn’t want it.

But Hurricane Frederic was the real deal. As soon as the storm dissipated across the Alabama skies, Ham loaded up his car with gas cans and set out from Birmingham to find Pappy, following behind people clearing the roads with chainsaws.

via Pioneering Ono.

Pedestrian killed after being struck by an SUV in Baldwin County | AL.com

August 12, 2016

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is reporting that a man from Bay Minette was killed on Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle. ALEA Spokesman, Jamie Maloy said the crash occurred at 2:40 p.m. on U.S. 31 near mile marker 16, about one mile south of Bay Minette. Maloy said, 19-year-old, Allen Lee Cox Jr., was killed when he was struck by a 2006 Suzuki Forenza.

via Pedestrian killed after being struck by an SUV in Baldwin County | AL.com.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach provide adventure, relaxation | AL.com

August 11, 2016

The other beach destination gem for Birmingham residents is along the coast of Alabama: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The island provides 32 miles of beach with similar—and at the same time different—offerings than 30A.

Similar in the fact both places have turquoise water and sugar-white sand. Both places offer a beach umbrella you can sit under and forget about the world for a few hours, and both places offer wonderful dining and shopping with world-class accommodations.

via Gulf Shores and Orange Beach provide adventure, relaxation | AL.com.

Flash flooding covers roadways with water in central Baldwin Cou – FOX10 News | WALA

August 11, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - As the rain came down, the water started to rise. Highway 32 near Summerdale was one of many roadways covered in water.

It was enough to activate the Baldwin County Emergency Operations Center.

“At this time we are operating at a staff level. We have backup if we need to increase depending on the storm level. As we receive information about the roads under water, we are passing that information on to our Baldwin Rural Transit and our highway department making sure they know where those trouble spots are,” said Reggie Chitwood, Baldwin County EMA Director.

via Flash flooding covers roadways with water in central Baldwin Cou – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Rain Chases Away Beachgoers in Baldwin

August 11, 2016

Most folks would say all this wet weather is for the birds. Beach chairs are empty. The only umbrellas are trying to keep the rain off.

But off in the distance, along the crashing waves, Al Potere was determined to finish his walk. He may not have been the only one on the beach but he was close. “It’s the longest sustained wet weather I’ve had here in a while. It’s okay. You get what you can out of it.”

via Rain Chases Away Beachgoers in Baldwin.

Waters Temporarily Closing to Commercial and Recreational Shrimping | Outdoor Alabama

August 11, 2016

Pursuant to Section 9-12-46, Code of Alabama as stated by Rule 220-3-.01, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division announces that as of 6 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2016, the following waters will close to shrimping: That portion of Mobile Bay extending out from and parallel to the shoreline one-half nautical mile beginning at the center of Mayday Pier and then south to the northern edge of the Point Clear Channel, except in this area only, persons may use a cast net to catch or attempt to catch shrimp for bait or non-commercial purposes not to exceed one gallon of shrimp per person per day.

via Waters Temporarily Closing to Commercial and Recreational Shrimping | Outdoor Alabama.

Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander

August 10, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – When and if a vote comes on a Special Tax District in the Gulf Shores High School feeder pattern, citizens who are residents of the district will contribute 22 percent of the total collection.“

For roughly every $1 homesteaded property owners put in, investment and second home and commercial property owners put in $4,” Kevin Corcoran of the Education Advisory Task Force said.

Some of those same citizens paying the proposed 3 mills on the homes they live in will also be some of those who own other properties making up 78 percent of collections on the proposed new levy.

The average cost to homeowners in Gulf Shores would be about $70 annually and in Orange Beach the extra millage would average about $104 per years.

via Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander.

DVIDS – Images – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Deployment [Image 3 of 9]

August 10, 2016

Foley Alabama Resident in the Navy serving in the Arabian Gulf

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 7, 2016) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Dantrell Clark, from Foley., Ala., checks a procedural manual before activating a fuel purifier in fuel pumping room three of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Murray/Released)

via DVIDS – Images – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Deployment [Image 3 of 9].

Foley official attempting to name new bridge after Ken Stabler

August 10, 2016

CANTON, OH. (WIAT) — There are plans in the works to possibly name a new pedestrian bridge in South Alabama after Crimson Tide and NFL legend, Ken “The Snake” Stabler.

Right now, the $1.5 million bridge is being built in Stabler’s hometown of Foley. It will cross Alabama State Route 59, which is a direct route to Gulf Shores.

Last night, crews installed the arch between the two anchor towers.

via Foley official attempting to name new bridge after Ken Stabler.

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