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Loxley man picked up on rape charge | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 17, 2016

LOXLEY, Alabama — A Loxley man was arrested Wednesday and could be facing multiple charges after Loxley Police say a woman reported he held her at knife point and raped her.

According to Lt. Doug Phillips with the Loxley Police Department, the victim reported in July that she had met a man from Loxley online and they dated briefly, “but when she tried to end their relationship, apparently he didn’t like that.”

via Loxley man picked up on rape charge | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today

September 17, 2016

he following is a release from the Alabama Coastal Foundation with details on Alabama’s 29th Coastal Cleanup today.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup aims to get our shores clean

Pick up the papers and the trash! On Sept. 17, coastal residents and visitors are invited to take part in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, part of a worldwide effort to make our shores a safer, cleaner place.

via Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today.

National Estuaries Week provides hope for a healthy Mobile Bay | AL.com

September 17, 2016

Estuaries are the lifeblood of the Gulf of Mexico. Places like Mobile Bay, where water from five major rivers mix with the saltier water of the Gulf, are critical nursery grounds for most of the fish and shellfish that Alabamians like to catch and eat—everything from blue crabs to redfish.

via National Estuaries Week provides hope for a healthy Mobile Bay | AL.com.

‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI

September 16, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.

The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.

via ‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI.

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com

September 16, 2016

Another lawsuit challenging the funding for the new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park has been dismissed.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin today dismissed the lawsuit filed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, who alleged that the BP oil spill funds being used for the project were not authorized by the Legislature for that purpose.

Griffin ruled that Morrow and Zeigler lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.

via Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com.

2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals | WPMI

September 15, 2016

Close to a hundred collegiate athletes from around the country will soon descend upon the Gulf Coast.

The 2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals takes place in Orange beach on Thursday and is sure to draw plenty of spectators and money to the beach.

The riders will show off their skills in front of the Flora Bama’s Ole River Bar and Grill.

via 2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals | WPMI.

Foley entertainment development going vertical | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 15, 2016

The wait is over … the Foley entertainment development is going vertical with the first hotel along with the event center for the Foley Sports Tourism Complex. During a South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 14, Tim Martin, CEO of CIEDA, took the chamber members on a tour through the evolution of this development.

via Foley entertainment development going vertical | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

$55 Million Won’t Cover Three Baldwin Co. Road Projects

September 15, 2016

Fifty-five million dollars to spend on three road projects, the continued four-laning of Highway 181, the widening of Highway 31 and expanding Canal Road on Pleasure Island. But not with 55 million dollars. Those three road projects are estimated to cost 125 million, 70 million more than what the legislature allocated from the state settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill.

via $55 Million Won’t Cover Three Baldwin Co. Road Projects.

Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander

September 14, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.

“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”

The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.

Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.

via Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander.

County honors amateur radio operators | Baldwin Times

September 14, 2016

After a request from Baldwin County’s EMA, the Baldwin County Commission took time earlier this week to recognize the efforts of the county’s amateur radio clubs for the work they do helping county residents.

Commissioner Chris Elliott spoke on behalf of the commission, telling the North Baldwin Amateur Radio Club and South Baldwin Amateur Radio Club members that everyone in the county should be grateful for their contributions and public service.

“I appreciate the work that y’all do to help us be prepared for disasters and everything else you do,” Elliott said. “There are times that everything else may quit working, but y’all are always prepared.”

via County honors amateur radio operators | Baldwin Times.

County, U.S. Navy reach agreement with two airfields | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 13, 2016

Baldwin County and the U.S. Navy reached an agreement earlier this week to let Baldwin County’s Emergency Management Agency have access to two airstrips in times of natural disaster.

Baldwin County EMA Director Reggie Chitwood told commissioners the mutual aid agreement to use the two fields had been in the works for some time, but that he was happy to announce the negotiations would soon be completed.

via County, U.S. Navy reach agreement with two airfields | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA

September 13, 2016

On September 12th, 1979 Hurricane Frederic made landfall on Dauphin Island as a strong Category three storm with sustained winds nearing 130 miles per hour. For days forecasters watched Fredric grow into a monster as it plowed across the Gulf developing an eye 50 miles wide. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier was 18 years-old at the time, and Frederic is seared in his memory.

via Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com

September 13, 2016

A Montgomery judge on Tuesday morning will hold a hearing on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow challenging the use of certain BP oil spill funds to build a beach lodge and conference center at Gulf State Park.

Zeigler and Morrow claim the state is using money not authorized under the law the Legislature passed in 2013 initiating the park project.

via Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com.

City of Fairhope pauses to remember victims of September 11th – FOX10 News | WALA

September 12, 2016

Like so many other cities across the nation, the City of Fairhope paused to pay their respects to the victims of September 11th.

“What the enemy meant for evil, God has turned it where the nation came together and pitched in and we all did things that needed to be done,” said Chief Joe Petties, Fairhope Police.

via City of Fairhope pauses to remember victims of September 11th – FOX10 News | WALA.

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