Category Archives: Baldwin County

Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA

August 17, 2015

Thirty-four Baldwin County school girls got star treatment today. It’s all thanks to a local mom who wanted to “Pay It Forward.”

As Lenise Ligon told you on FOX10 News Friday, Hayley Milstead of Foley is a stay at home mom with a big heart. She opened her door to pamper local girls; to do their nails and hair, and give them a stress-free time before school starts on Monday.

via Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA.

Tacky Jacks LeSerra is Island Spirit winner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

August 16, 2015

GULF SHORES — The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber recently presented its Island Spirit Award for August 2015 to Brittany LeSerra at a special ceremony at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.

Nora Mandoki, Island Spirit Chairman, cited LeSerra’s hard work and positive attitude.

via Tacky Jacks LeSerra is Island Spirit winner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Capt. Shirley Brown is latest addition to Alabama reef program – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 14, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — For years the Capt. Shirley Brown was a fixture in the waters around Pensacola.

Now it’s a fixture off of Orange Beach sitting in 85 feet of water about 14 miles off the coast, courtesy of the Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation.

via Capt. Shirley Brown is latest addition to Alabama reef program – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Poor Turnout At Baldwin Schools Budget Meeting

August 14, 2015

LOXLEY, AL- Words like mistrust, mismanagement and lack of transparency were used to describe why Baldwin County voters overwhelmingly shot down a tax increase to build new schools and also voted to eliminate existing school taxes.

But when the board of education invited the public to attend a budget hearing in Loxley Thursday night, about 20 people showed up.

via Poor Turnout At Baldwin Schools Budget Meeting.

Baldwin County Republicans weigh in on first GOP presidential debate – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 12, 2015

Baldwin County Republicans gathered together for food and fellowship last Thursday night at Wolf Bay Lodge to watch the first GOP debate of the 2016 presidential cycle.

Dr. Gaylon McCollough, chairman of the Baldwin County Republicans, said the event was the first time the group had tried an event like that as a fun way to bring local Republicans together.

via Baldwin County Republicans weigh in on first GOP presidential debate – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Rep. Byrne Hosting Town Halls on Gulf Coast – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 11, 2015

GULF COAST, Ala. (WPMI) Congressman Bradley Byrne is hosting 16 town hall meetings along southwest Alabama and he wants to hear from you. His tour starts next Monday in Atmore.

He’ll be in our area August 19-21, that’s when you can catch him in areas like Bayou La Batre and Dauphin Island.

Byrne will be in Baldwin County on the 21st.

Full schedule:

via Rep. Byrne Hosting Town Halls on Gulf Coast – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year

August 11, 2015

The hustle and bustle of a new school year has already begun for these teachers at Robertsdale Elementary. “It’s not sad to start school, it’s just sad to see summer go,” says teacher Leslie Nettles.

The new school year brings new possibilities but it also brings old problems; funding challenges, the continued search for a superintendent and overcrowding.

via Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year.

Baldwin County Deputies looking for second police impersonator – FOX10 News | WALA

August 07, 2015

Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators have released more information about two teenagers they said were impersonating police officers when they pulled over several motorists last week.

Deputies said they used a phone app to flash red and blue lights and could now face felony charges.

via Baldwin County Deputies looking for second police impersonator – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County Deputies looking for second police impersonator – FOX10 News | WALA

August 06, 2015

Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators have released more information about two teenagers they said were impersonating police officers when they pulled over several motorists last week.

Deputies said they used a phone app to flash red and blue lights and could now face felony charges.

via Baldwin County Deputies looking for second police impersonator – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Teen Confesses to Impersonating Police Officer in Baldwin County

August 05, 2015

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old has confessed to impersonating a police officer in a white SUV last week.

According to a press release, the juvenile stated that he and another 16-year-old friend were the suspects being sought for impersonating a law enforcement officer in the Wilcox area of Baldwin County last week.

via Teen Confesses to Impersonating Police Officer in Baldwin County.

Baldwin County Youth Orchestra looking for dedicated musicians – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 05, 2015

The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra has once again opened its auditions and registrations for motivated and committed musicians, or those that wish to be.

The BCYO includes classes and ensembles in beginning homeschool band, strings, through more experienced ensembles including an all-adult strings orchestra.

via Baldwin County Youth Orchestra looking for dedicated musicians – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Lawmakers to take up BP settlement, tax hikes in special session – FOX10 News | WALA

August 04, 2015

The special session of the Alabama Legislature begins Monday, talking about tax hikes.

But FOX10 News is keeping a close eye on one special session issue of great importance to our area: What will happen to the more than $1 billion in economic damage payments from BP?

Governor Robert Bentley and lawmakers from Mobile and Baldwin County have very different ideas on where the money should go, but is there room for compromise?

via Lawmakers to take up BP settlement, tax hikes in special session – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Police warn of impersonators; share tell-tale signs – FOX10 News | WALA

August 04, 2015

According to the Robertsdale Police Department Facebook page, the Baldwin County Sherif’s Office has received reports of police impersonators in the Wilcox and Seminole areas.

The page said the reports involve traffic stops that have taken place in rural areas. and goes on to warn motorists of what to watch out for when a traffic stop is initiated.

via Police warn of impersonators; share tell-tale signs – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf states awarded $4.2 million in BP tourism grants; 28 Alabama agencies, cities share $900,000 | AL.com

August 02, 2015

In the middle of BP rolling out large oil spill settlement offers across the Gulf of Mexico this month, some smaller groups in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida received some of their own monetary relief.

A total of $4.2 million was awarded to agencies and cities across the four states as part of a third round of grants from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, according to announcement this week by Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick A. Juneau.

via Gulf states awarded $4.2 million in BP tourism grants; 28 Alabama agencies, cities share $900,000 | AL.com.

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