Category Archives: Elberta

Attorney: Grice Not in Right Mind

April 09, 2015

A woman accused of bringing a gun to an elementary school and firing at least one shot inside entered a not guilty plea in federal court Wednesday.

Authorities say Barbara Grice walked into Elberta Elementary School in February looking to kill her sister who worked at the school. Investigators say Grice fired a shot in the school and tried to run away before being arrested. No one was hurt in the incident.

via Attorney: Grice Not in Right Mind.

Foley woman faces federal charges for firing gun inside Elberta Elementary School | AL.com

April 02, 2015

A Foley woman faces federal charges in connection with a Feb. 25 incident at Elberta Elementary School in which she entered the school with a gun and threatened her sister.

Barbara Grice, 51, was indicted March 26 on federal charges of possession of a firearm in a school zone and discharging a firearm in a school zone. Both are punishable with up to 5 years in prison not to run concurrent with any other term of imprisonment.

According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile, Grice is charged with knowingly possessing a .38-caliber revolver on the school grounds and knowingly with “reckless disregard” discharged it while she was on the school campus.

via Foley woman faces federal charges for firing gun inside Elberta Elementary School | AL.com.

‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ campaign continues with a call to a higher power | AL.com

March 06, 2015

With one victory to their credit, Maggie and Ryan Caver still have work to do and they are calling upon higher power for help.

The couple is looking to save a tree tunnel along John Bloch Road, which is close to where they live in rural southeastern Baldwin County.

Much like this week’s successful push to save a 75-year oak tree-lined tunnel on Archie Road, the Carver’s are continuing to post updates on Facebook and are keeping more than 4,400 followers informed on the latest twists and struggles in preserving multiple tree tunnels in locations where county officials want to pave dirt roads.

via ‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ campaign continues with a call to a higher power | AL.com.

Mental illness issues surface in Barbara Grice’s defense following chaotic gun incident at Elberta Elementary School | AL.com

March 05, 2015

Mental illness precipitated a Foley woman’s actions last week when she walked into Elberta Elementary School with a loaded gun and threatened to kill her sister inside the cafeteria, her attorney said Wednesday.

Barbara Grice’s animated behavior since her Feb. 25 arrest is also indicative of someone who requires mental evaluation, attorney Chris Salter said. Family members have also cited, through social media, struggles that the 51-year-old woman has faced with mental health and substance abuse issues since the death of her husband in 2010.

via Mental illness issues surface in Barbara Grice’s defense following chaotic gun incident at Elberta Elementary School | AL.com.

Elberta tree tunnel to be preserved – FOX10 News | WALA

March 04, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – Thanks to a Facebook push to save an Elberta tree tunnel on Archie Road, Baldwin County commissioners and engineers have decided to change construction plans so they don’t have to remove the trees.

Baldwin County Engineer, Cal Markert says their new plan will cost another $15,000-$20,000. He says grant money will still cover all of the construction.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Elberta tree tunnel to be preserved – FOX10 News | WALA.

Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA

March 03, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – A group in Baldwin County is battling to keep a tunnel of trees alive on Archie Road in Elberta. They were told the trees would have to come down to make way for pavement.Dozens of trees line the side of the red dirt road, their branches winding together to form a canopy. If you stand there long enough you can hear the sound of birds flitting from branch to branch.

“That’s one of the reasons why we bought out here because it’s so beautiful,” said Maggie Caver.

FOX10 News | WALA
via Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA.

Thanks to a ‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ Facebook campaign, rural Baldwin County couple effects change | AL.com

March 03, 2015

Ryan and Maggie Caver didn’t want to sit back and see the row of oak trees demolished like they were along nearby Hagendorfer Road in southeastern Baldwin County.

The couple, who operate a photography business together, shot a few quirky pictures with cardboard signs on the trees asking them to be saved. One black and white picture had Maggie Caver holding up a sign that said, “250 years to Grow!!! One day to bulldoze down!”

via Thanks to a ‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ Facebook campaign, rural Baldwin County couple effects change | AL.com.

Elberta Community Saves Oak Trees – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

March 03, 2015

ELBERTA, Ala. (WPMI) Live oak trees in Elberta that were set to be cut down by the county have been saved. The oaks form a ‘tree tunnel’ on Archie Road and were set to be cut down so the road could be paved.

Once residents realized what was about to happen, they started a Facebook page calling attention to the issue. More than 3,400 people have liked the page.

via Elberta Community Saves Oak Trees – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA

March 02, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – A group in Baldwin County is battling to keep a tunnel of trees alive on Archie Road in Elberta. They were told the trees would have to come down to make way for pavement.Dozens of trees line the side of the red dirt road, their branches winding together to form a canopy. If you stand there long enough you can hear the sound of birds flitting from branch to branch.

via Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA.

Law enforcement, first responders evaluate shooter scare at Elbe – FOX10 News | WALA

February 28, 2015

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - As law enforcement and first responders gathered in Robertsdale to debrief on the operation Wednesday to neutralize the threat of an active shooter at Elberta Elementary School, FOX10 News wanted to take a deeper look at the timeline of events.

1:26 p.m. Right near the end of the day, police got a call of “shots fired” at the school. Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane, Assistant Chief Ryan Pelfry and two sheriff’s deputies arrived two minutes later and confirmed the woman they said was Barbara Grice.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Law enforcement, first responders evaluate shooter scare at Elbe – FOX10 News | WALA.

DA: Shot May Have Been Fired in Elberta School Case – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

February 28, 2015

Barbara Grice, the woman arrested Wednesday and charged with bringing a loaded gun to Elberta Elementary, was given a $1 million bond Friday. New information now reveals that there may have been a shot fired at the school.

Prosecutors would not elaborate on the evidence but say it is one reason federal officials are involved with the investigation.

On a video conference monitor from the jail in Bay Minette Barbara Grice appeared despondent, frequently leaning against the wall and covering her face. Grice’s attorney is now asking for a mental evaluation.

via DA: Shot May Have Been Fired in Elberta School Case – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Elberta Elementary suspect now charged with attempted murder – FOX10 News | WALA

February 27, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – The woman who allegedly brought a loaded gun into a Baldwin County Elementary School was booked for attempted murder, according to information from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office website.

Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane said on Thursday that after Barbara Grice, 51, was let into the cafeteria, she went after her sister, who locked herself in the office.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Elberta Elementary suspect now charged with attempted murder – FOX10 News | WALA.

Armed Woman Arrested at Elberta Elementary

February 26, 2015

ELBERTA, Alabama - UPDATE: -The woman in custody is Barbara Grice. Grice has been charged with carrying a gun on a school campus, making terrorist threats and burglary. Grice is being held without bond at the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

-School will be in session Thursday. Counselors will be available to talk to students and teachers about the incident.

-School officials will investigate why/how a school employee let Grice in a back door during the incident.

via Armed Woman Arrested at Elberta Elementary.

Parents, neighbors react to active shooter scenario at Elberta E – FOX10 News | WALA

February 26, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) - It was a long day for law enforcement in Baldwin County as they responded to a call of “shots fired” at Elberta Elementary School.

With limited information for most of the day, it created a frightening situation for those who lived in the area as well.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Parents, neighbors react to active shooter scenario at Elberta E – FOX10 News | WALA.

Elberta hosts school tax summit – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 12, 2015

More than 100 citizens gathered at the Elberta Civic Center Tuesday night for a summit about the proposed millage tax increase to fund new school buildings and further growth for Baldwin County’s schools, but one thing was first and foremost on the minds of the people gathered there: a high school for Elberta.

via Elberta hosts school tax summit – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elberta teen spends Christmas jammin’ in Bahamas, mon! – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People

January 09, 2015

Madalyn needed a break. For the past year, the 17-year-old has been fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Before she knew it, her normal every day routine of going to school, hanging out with friends and being a worry-free teenager had turned into hospital visits, treatment and fear.

via Elberta teen spends Christmas jammin’ in Bahamas, mon! – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People.

Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 18, 2014

The discussion began with Councilman Jim Hamby saying that earlier this year the equipment, which is designed to address large areas lawn mowers cannot reach, was purchased with the intention of it being used in September, after the mowing season, to clear debris along the southern portion of County Road 83. However, he said, that still has not come about.

via Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 25, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. — Elberta residents now have a regularly accessible place to dispose of their outdated medications. That’s because during last week’s Elberta Town Council Meeting, Elberta Post Master Kenneth Laurendine and Elberta Town Councilman John Conti presented a “Drug Take Back Box” to Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane.

via Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elberta Town Council lauds School Board decision – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. — During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Elberta Town Council members shared positive comments about the Baldwin County School Board’s recent announcement of plans to add an Elberta high school. “This was a historic thing for Elberta,” Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Hamby said.

via Elberta Town Council lauds School Board decision – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Take a look at Baldwin County schools’ $350M capital needs plan | AL.com

November 14, 2014

DAPHNE, Alabama — Baldwin County schools interim Superintendent Robbie Owen unveiled a long-term, $350 million capital needs plan for each of the district’s seven feeder patterns at the Baldwin County Education Summit on Thursday. Here are some highlights of the plan, which Owen and Assistant Superintendent Russ Moore discussed in detail during the summit.

via Take a look at Baldwin County schools’ $350M capital needs plan | AL.com.

Baldwin Dry Weather Dangers

November 04, 2014

Elberta firefighters are staying busy. They are already on their second call of a brush fire.”We have been running a little more brush fires. A little more woods fires especially.” Firefighter Josh Hines believes a charred pile of debris, left smoldering, is responsible for igniting a blaze along the road side several yards away. More evidence of how ripe conditions are for wild fires.


via Baldwin Dry Weather Dangers.

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