Category Archives: Baldwin County

Baldwin County School Board Member Under Investigation – WPMI – LOCAL 15

January 21, 2016

Baldwin County school board member Angie Swiger is under investigation after an anonymous complaint was filed to the state Ethics Commission.

She said the complaint relates to her real estate business.

Swiger tells us she has not used her position with the school to profit for real estate and said her success has been built over the years.

via Baldwin County School Board Member Under Investigation – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Angie Swiger

January 21, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL- An anonymous complaint against Baldwin County School Board Vice-President Angie Swiger has been filed with the Alabama Ethics Commission.

The complaint alleges Swiger, who owns a Gulf Shores real estate company with her husband, has used her influence as an elected school board member over the years to coerce school employees into buying property through her company.

via Ethics Complaint Filed Against Angie Swiger.

Baldwin County school board member hit with ethics complaint | AL.com

January 21, 2016

An Alabama Ethics Commission complaint has been filed against Baldwin County School Board Member Angie Swiger in connection with her Gulf Shores real estate business.

Swiger, the board vice-president, can be seen in an advertisement posted on her Facebook page proclaiming that she and her husband are the “Official Realtors of the Dolphin Family.” The dolphin refers to the Gulf Shores High School mascot.

Featured prominently in the ad are photographs of the two real estate agents posing with Gulf Shores High School principal Ernie Rosado and head football coach Jamie Williams outside their new houses.

via Baldwin County school board member hit with ethics complaint | AL.com.

Home along banks of Bon Secour River includes amazing great room | AL.com

January 21, 2016

In some homes, it’s all about one room, one space, that one gathering place so inviting that you really don’t need any other space (save a bedroom) to pass the time with family and friends.

Such is the case in a home nestled off County Road 10 in Foley, Ala., where a home rests along the banks of scenic Bon Secour River.

via Home along banks of Bon Secour River includes amazing great room | AL.com.

Baldwin County School Board member under investigation by Alabam – FOX10 News | WALA

January 20, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - FOX10 News has learned a Baldwin County School Board member is being investigated by the Alabama Ethics Commission.

FOX10 News obtained a copy of a letter sent by the Alabama Ethics Commission to the person who filed a complaint against Baldwin County School Board Member Angie Swiger.

via Baldwin County School Board member under investigation by Alabam – FOX10 News | WALA.

Spring Break 2016: If you bring Panama City Beach chaos to Alabama, ‘you’re going to jail’ | AL.com

January 20, 2016

With Panama City Beach clamping down on spring break hedonism, should the Alabama coast be bracing for a season of mayhem?

That fear has been raised lately among some in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach area, but local officials say they don’t see much cause for concern – and they say they’re fully prepared to shut down any public misbehavior that could damage the area’s carefully cultivated reputation as a family-friendly destination.

via Spring Break 2016: If you bring Panama City Beach chaos to Alabama, ‘you’re going to jail’ | AL.com.

Loxley MLK march focused on youth awareness – FOX10 News | WALA

January 19, 2016

Baldwin County MLK Parade

Folks all along the gulf coast celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 18, 2016.  In Baldwin County, The Loxley Area Martin Luther King Group marched up Highway 59 to celebrate.

Young and old, they formed a circle and held each other’s hands in prayer to start the holiday.  The group gathered at the Loxley Church of God, the starting point of a march to the Loxley Civic Center.  Leaders of the group said it’s important that Dr. King’s message is understood and remembered by everybody.

via Loxley MLK march focused on youth awareness – FOX10 News | WALA.

Silverhill advertising for new police chief – FOX10 News | WALA

January 16, 2016

At a special meeting Thursday night, January 14, 2016 the Silverhill town council voted to remove Kim Wasdin from her position as Chief of Police.  Silverhill mayor, Timmy Wilson said it was something that had to be done.

“Chief is a good person and I’ll stand behind that.  There was things that wasn’t getting done that needed to get done and some complaints coming back that things wasn’t getting done in a timely manner,” Wilson explained.

via Silverhill advertising for new police chief – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Workin’ n’ Playin” tour coming to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Alabama | AL.com

January 15, 2016

Buffett, 69, a country-pop star, grew up in Mobile and Fairhope. He and the Coral Reefers made their last appearance in the Birmingham area in February 2012 at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena. The venue was packed with about 14,000 ticketholders, many of them decked out in parrot heads, shark-fin visors, Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and other tropical attire.

via Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Workin’ n’ Playin” tour coming to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Alabama | AL.com.

New park, soccer fields coming to Spanish Fort – FOX10 News | WALA

January 15, 2016

Plans are in the works for a new Spanish Fort park. The loan has already been approved and now the city is working on the easement aspect.

The 26.2 acre park will be at Jimmy Faulkner Drive and there will be two phases to the project. Mayor Mike McMillan of Spanish Fort says the plan is to have soccer fields and bring soccer to the city. Right now the sports played are baseball, softball, football and basketball.

via New park, soccer fields coming to Spanish Fort – FOX10 News | WALA.

More than 50 employers at Baldwin County Veteran Job Expo – FOX10 News | WALA

January 15, 2016

FOX10 News is committed to helping our veterans find jobs.

The Alabama Career Center http://www.unemploymentoffice.us/alabama-unemployment-offices/ hosted the Baldwin County Veteran Job Expo Thursday, matching prospective employees with local companies.

Robert Mounsey is a nine year Navy veteran and says he’s been looking for a full time job since September.

via More than 50 employers at Baldwin County Veteran Job Expo – FOX10 News | WALA.

Exclusive tour of controversial Baldwin County Wilderness Camp o – FOX10 News | WALA

January 15, 2016

County Commissioners are taking a hard look at the Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Facility following an alleged rape on campus last month, where a teen male camper allegedly attacked and raped a female staff member on a nature trail.

Commissioners have since questioned the camp’s efficiency and safety protocols.

Thursday, FOX10 News took a tour with a couple other Commissioners to see exactly how Baldwin County tax dollars are being used there.

via Exclusive tour of controversial Baldwin County Wilderness Camp o – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Meaher State Park unveils new fishing cabins for rent | AL.com

January 15, 2016

Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort opened the doors of their two brand new fishing cabins to the public this week. Since the ribbon cutting on Monday, visitors have come to the park to check out the new digs.

A wave of Tuesday afternoon guests walked through the two cabins, which are named Catfish Cavern and Redfish Retreat. They say they like what they see.

via Meaher State Park unveils new fishing cabins for rent | AL.com.

Steve Nodine Back in Baldwin County Jail

January 14, 2016

When Steve Nodine arrived at the Baldwin County courthouse, he knew he wouldn’t be going home. Nodine was arrested just before Christmas for leaving the state without permission and failing a drug test.

“It’s probation versus Steve Nodine,” says the former county commissioner, “and I think through this whole thing we know who is going to win on that deal.”

via Steve Nodine Back in Baldwin County Jail.

Fishing Cabins Open at Meaher State Park – WPMI – LOCAL 15

January 13, 2016

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) – Two new fishing cabins have opened to the public at Meaher State Park on the Causeway. A sign perhaps that some state parks now have the money to expand. It may be good news but it may only be for the parks that are turning a profit.

One is called “Catfish Cabin” the other “Redfish Retreat” and they may each only be be 350 square feet but there’s something much bigger going on here.

via Fishing Cabins Open at Meaher State Park – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

 

‘Tiny House’ movement comes to Meaher State Park – FOX10 News | WALA

January 13, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Alabama State Parks officials think going small can bring big dividends.  Two small cabins at Meaher State Park were officially opened Tuesday, January 12, 2016 for reservations.  Each cabin is only 350 square feet with the plans based on the “tiny house movement” – a trend toward living in smaller homes.

A ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened two new, fully furnished camp houses overlooking Ducker Bay by the park boat launch.   Not only are these the first cabins to be built at Meaher State Park, but they are unique.  They may be small, but they’re loaded with most of the amenities of home.

via ‘Tiny House’ movement comes to Meaher State Park – FOX10 News | WALA.

Silverhill Police Chief employment still up in the air – FOX10 News | WALA

January 12, 2016

Monday night, January 11, was a disappointing one for many folks in Silverhill. A special meeting called regarding the employment of the town’s police chief gave no answers for concerned citizens.

The town council went into executive session for some two hours, and when the council finally came out, no decision was announced. Instead, they adjourned the meeting.

via Silverhill Police Chief employment still up in the air – FOX10 News | WALA.

Snowbird Fest Gives Florida Gulf Coast Snowbirds a Ticket to Ride

January 11, 2016

This year’s Snowbird Fest Gulf Coast, Saturday, January 23, in Orange Beach, is making it even easier for Snowbirds from across the Florida Gulf Coast to attend, with buses departing Destin and Fort Walton, the morning of January 23, 2016, that will continue on to Snowbird Fest in Orange Beach, then board again in route to a casino in Biloxi! Pre-registration is required for snowbirds wanting to ride the bus by Monday Jan.18. This should make for quite a fun day with the festivities and entertainment of Snowbird Fest combined with an afternoon of gaming on the Mississippi coast. Alabama Snowbirds can also register to ride a second bus being provided from the Orange Beach event to Biloxi and back.

via Snowbird Fest Gives Florida Gulf Coast Snowbirds a Ticket to Ride.

Newcomers’ Club presents annual ‘Toast of the Coast’ fundraiser – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 11, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – South Baldwin Newcomers’ Club is presenting their annual fund-raiser “A Toast to the Coast” on Thursday, Jan. 21.

 

The evening will be filled with food, fun, wine, beer and music.  Local restaurants will offer a sampling of their signature dishes and guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entry.

Wine and beer will be provided and music will be furnished by the Tommy Morse Orchestra.

The event takes place at the Orange Beach Event Center from 6-10 p.m.

via Newcomers’ Club presents annual ‘Toast of the Coast’ fundraiser – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Mansion redo raises questions for Bentley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 09, 2016

FORT MORGAN, AL – Some question the timing of the renovation of the dilapidated governor’s mansion at the Gulf, while others say the project is long overdue.

Gov. Robert Bentley, recently divorced from his wife of 50 years, Diane, also lost in said divorce, two houses. One of those is on the Gulf and the other is on the same street a few lots west but not on the beach side.

via Mansion redo raises questions for Bentley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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