Category Archives: Elberta

Two children removed from rat infested, feces filled home – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

Rats, roaches and feces greeted a Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy when she initially inquired about an eight-year-old Elberta girl’s parents.

The deputy was called out to CC Road to perform a welfare check on an elderly man when she came across the eight-year-old girl taking care of her grandfather.

via Two children removed from rat infested, feces filled home – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin DA looking into fatal pedestrian hit-and-run near Elbert – FOX10 News | WALA

August 10, 2015

A pedestrian hit by a vehicle on US 98 just outside of Elberta died from his injuries, and the driver left the scene, authorities said.

Jamie Maloy with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said investigators with the State Trooper’s Traffic Homicide division located Jeremy Rogers, 29, the next day. Maloy said Rogers, of Elberta, hit the pedestrian in his 2003 Dodge Caravan the evening of August 7.

via Baldwin DA looking into fatal pedestrian hit-and-run near Elbert – FOX10 News | WALA.

Fire destroys house in Elberta – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

July 27, 2015

ELBERTA, Al. (WEAR) Fire fighters fought a house fire in Elberta twice this weekend.

Perdido Beach Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ken Wright told Channel Three News crews were dispatched to the 12000 block of County Road 97 around 8:20 Saturday night.

However, the fire flared back up just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

via Fire destroys house in Elberta – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Elberta Sausage Fest goes global on funny pages, thanks to ‘Blondie’ | AL.com

July 15, 2015

A small-town Alabama festival received some big-time attention Tuesday when the long-running “Blondie” comic strip mentioned the Elberta German Sausage Festival.

In the comic strip, Blondie’s husband Dagwood Bumstead is having some Wi-Fi signal issues and is using his neighbor and best friend Herb’s connection. “Won’t that interfere with his computer?” Blondie asks. “Nah…I doubt it,” Dagwood replies, as he taps away on the keyboard. Meanwhile, Herb has his arms out questioning, “Oh Brother! Why am I getting all these pop-ups from the ‘Elberta, Alabama Sausage Festival’?!!”

via Elberta Sausage Fest goes global on funny pages, thanks to ‘Blondie’ | AL.com.

Petition started to remove Elberta councilmen – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 15, 2015

ELBERTA – It’s shaping up to be an interesting time next week for Elberta’s Town Council.

Roadkill Café owner Mike Williams said he and other citizens in the town of Elberta have had enough of some of the town council members’ behavior, which caused them to create a petition to try to remove council men Jim Hamby, Michael Hudson and John Conti from office.

via Petition started to remove Elberta councilmen – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Town of Elberta could be audited, investigated over road paving issue – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 09, 2015

ELBERTA — Questions are still being raised in Elberta about road paving being done on Pine Street that was funded through Deepwater Horizon settlement money.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), the agency that granted $157,781.78 in oil spill funds to the town for repaving projects, sent an email which said that their agency had only approved the projects that were stated on the project application.

via Town of Elberta could be audited, investigated over road paving issue – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Confusion surrounds road paving in Elberta – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 03, 2015

ELBERTA — Pine Street and Chestnut Street, located in the heart of Elberta, are normally quiet, with only a few cars running on them on a given day.

However, over the last few months, those streets have become the epicenter of a heated public debate pitting several of the town’s council members against Mayor Marvin Williams, with accusations of cronyism and manipulation being thrown around.

via Confusion surrounds road paving in Elberta – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Father has “high hopes” his autistic daughter will one day speak – FOX10 News | WALA

April 27, 2015

Five-year-old Mckenzie Fisher loves the movie “Baby Einstein”. At High Hopes 4 Autism, teachers use the movie as motivation to help her learn.

“We do clinical ABA therapy. It’s therapy that’s all applied behavior based. The kids come in and we work with them one on one and our goal is to put the children in classrooms as individual children,” said director of High Hopes 4 Autism, Rachel Mueller.

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via Father has “high hopes” his autistic daughter will one day speak – FOX10 News | WALA.

Woman who took gun to Elberta Elem. case bound to grand jury – FOX10 News | WALA

April 19, 2015

Attempted murder suspect Barbara Grice was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing, and a judge decided her case would go to a Grand Jury.

Judge Scott Taylor bound her case over to the Grand Jury despite the defense’s claim that there was not enough evidence to do so. Grice is accused of trying to kill her sister. Grice showed up at Elberta Elementary School with a revolver on Feb. 25.

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via Woman who took gun to Elberta Elem. case bound to grand jury – FOX10 News | WALA.

Burglary charge dropped against alleged Elberta Elementary School shooter Barbara Grice | AL.com

April 19, 2015

A Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge on Friday dismissed a burglary charge against a 51-year-old woman who entered Elberta Elementary School on Feb. 25 with a gun and threatened her sister.

But Judge Scott Taylor said there was enough evidence to send the charges of attempted murder, making a terrorist threat, and possessing a deadly weapon on school ground to a grand jury for review.

via Burglary charge dropped against alleged Elberta Elementary School shooter Barbara Grice | AL.com.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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