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Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta

July 07, 2016

Her name is “Lucky” and according to Robert Brunker, she definitely is. “I looked over in that field and saw that puppy running around in circles on his front paws, not on his back paws. He could not get his back feet underneath him. I knew he was having a heat stroke.”

She’s fine now but that incident started a feud of sorts with his neighbor. Brunker claiming animal cruelty. “It wasn’t one time but it happened two or three times a week. If I hadn’t been there that other puppy would have died.”

via Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta.

Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta

July 01, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- Drug arrests have tripled in the small town of Elberta in recent years.

Police are averaging about six drug-related arrests a week and for a town of about 1,700 people, that number is alarming.

Not all the suspects are from Elberta. Many are out-of-town drug dealers that use Highway 98 to funnel drugs between Alabama and Florida.

via Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta.

Small Plane Crashes in Elberta

June 02, 2016

A small aircraft has crashed in Baldwin County. At about 11:00am, the pilot clipped some trees while trying to take off from the Perdido Winds Airpark… that’s near Frank Road in Elberta. The plane then went down in a wooded area.

Luckily, the pilot walked away from the accident with only a knot on his forehead.

via Small Plane Crashes in Elberta.

Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus

April 30, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- The town of Elberta is taking the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean seriously.

The town has mailed out more than 3,000 Zika warning alert postcards. The cards also remind property owners about the town’s trash and rubbish ordinance.

The nuisance ordinance also requires property owners to remove items that hold standing water because that’s where mosquitoes breed.

via Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus.

Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA

March 27, 2016

It was a rainy start to the day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from cooking up thousands of pounds of sausage Saturday morning.

It’s a 40-year-old tradition for the Baldwin County town of Elberta, cooking 6,400 pounds of sausage for the Elberta German Sausage Festival. Not only were thousands of people coming out here to try some good food, they also were here to support their local volunteer fire department.

via Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016 is the last Saturday in March and that means it’s time for the Elberta German Sausage Festival.  The festival not only celebrates the town’s heritage, but is the sole fundraiser for the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.

The first of 250 vendors began pulling in to Elberta Town Square Friday, March 25, 2016.  The town expects 30,000 visitors to make it out to enjoy a variety of arts, crafts and plenty of food.  The star of the show is definitely the food, specifically German sausage.

via Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 22, 2016

The Elberta German Sausage Festival is held on the last Saturday of March and October every year. The next event will be the 75th Elberta German Sausage Festival on Saturday March 26th at 8:00pm. It is held in the town park at the intersection of State St and Main St directly behind Centennial Bank. This event is spearheaded by the fire department but it is a town fundraiser. Most of the vendors are organizations from the town including the churches, little league, PTSO, etc. The recipe has changes somewhat over the years but the original recipe to the famous sausage is credited to Alfred Stucki who managed the Elberta’s Locker plant. Now the sausage comes from Farm fresh meats in Robertsdale.

via Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

Barbara Grice sentenced to 3 years on firearms charge – FOX10 News | WALA

March 05, 2016

Powerful testimony Friday morning in the sentencing of a Foley woman who pleaded guilty to bringing a loaded gun on to the campus of Elberta Elementary School last year.

Authorities say Barbara Grice walked into the school carrying a revolver and confronted her sister in the cafeteria.

via Barbara Grice sentenced to 3 years on firearms charge – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Small town secrets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 27, 2016

Legal issues have continued to plague the town of Elberta recently, as two recent legal settlements given to the Baldwin Times have revealed.

These settlements are just a few of the legal problems the town has faced over the last year, which also include multiple EEOC complaints, allegations of racial bias, alleged improper usage of grant funds for road paving and a state ethics complaint filed against Mayor Marvin Williams.

via Small town secrets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Reaction from Shelby Brown Fans – WPMI – LOCAL 15

December 10, 2015

Elberta local artist Shelby Brown competed Monday for the final time on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Shelby did not make the cut Tuesday night, after remaining in the competition  for quite some time.

Shelby was a big hit on the show. Since October, she’s made viewers both laugh and cry with her beautiful voice and her beautiful personality.

via Reaction from Shelby Brown Fans – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alabama teen Shelby Brown eliminated during ‘The Voice’ semifinals | AL.com

December 10, 2015

While Elberta teen Shelby Brown was cut from “The Voice” during Tuesday night’s semi-finals elimination show, the 17-year-old is confident this won’t be the end of her music career.

Brown was one of five singers to be eliminated after making the Top Nine on the NBC reality competition. Only four singers, including Brown’s teammate Jordan Smith, were named to be move on as finalists in next week’s finale.

“I never would’ve thought I would even have the chance to have a blind audition, let alone be a semi finalist on The Voice,” wrote Brown in a Facebook post on Tuesday night. “And for that I’m thankful. If anything were to come out of this, I pray that I was an example and an inspiration. Proof that you can come from left field in the middle of no where and work hard to chase your dreams.”

via Alabama teen Shelby Brown eliminated during ‘The Voice’ semifinals | AL.com.

‘The Voice’ Says Goodbye to Shelby Brown – WPMI – LOCAL 15

December 09, 2015

Elberta local artist Shelby Brown competed Monday for the final time on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Shelby did not make the cut Tuesday night, after remaining in the competition  for quite some time.

Shelby was a big hit on the show. Since October, she’s made viewers both laugh and cry with her beautiful voice and her beautiful personality.

via ‘The Voice’ Says Goodbye to Shelby Brown – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alabama native Shelby Brown makes Top 9 on ‘The Voice,’ moves on to semi-finals | AL.com

December 03, 2015

Elberta teen Shelby Brown landed a place in the top nine on NBC’s “The Voice” on Tuesday night thanks to an emotional performance of “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”

Brown, 17, was saved by America’s vote during the top 10 elimination show. However, the stakes are high moving into the next week as the semi-finals begin. Overall, only four contestants will make it to the finals.

via Alabama native Shelby Brown makes Top 9 on ‘The Voice,’ moves on to semi-finals | AL.com.

‘The Voice’ Top 11: 3 Singers To Watch (Who Aren’t Jordan)

November 24, 2015

As for Shelby Brown, I doubt I’ve ever witnessed a more influential contestant since I’ve been watching The Voice. Not only is the Top 11 Voice hopeful a tremendously talented young woman with a booming voice in her own right, she’s managed to single-handedly neutralize Team Blake. Voice coach Adam Levine may have snagged Brown out of a desire to troll long-time rival Blake Shelton by winning The Voice with a country artist, but he also found a way to split the country vote and protect non-country artists.

via ‘The Voice’ Top 11: 3 Singers To Watch (Who Aren’t Jordan).

Elberta Gets New High School – WPMI – LOCAL 15

November 21, 2015

ELBERTA, Ala. (WPMI) Elberta will soon be home to a new high school. The Baldwin County School Board approved a more than $3.9 million to make the change.

The two phase project includes transferring 4th, 5th and 6th graders to Elberta Elementary school. 14 new rooms and expanded cafeteria will be added to the elementary school as well.

via Elberta Gets New High School – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alabama native Shelby Brown talks making ‘The Voice’ Top 12, Adam Levine and more | AL.com

November 19, 2015

For Elberta native and “The Voice” contestant Shelby Brown, the past few months have been a series of challenging, and inspiring, new experiences for the young, gifted singer hoping to make a place for herself in the music industry.

Last week, the 17-year-old earned America’s Vote and garnered a spot in the Top 12 after a performance of “You’re No Good” that had country star Blake Shelton comparing her to Trisha Yearwood and Carrie Underwood. Despite the rave reviews, Brown said she was still uncertain of her fate going into the results show.

via Alabama native Shelby Brown talks making ‘The Voice’ Top 12, Adam Levine and more | AL.com.

Alabama’s Shelby Brown lands spot in Top 12 during ‘The Voice’ live playoffs | AL.com

November 13, 2015

Elberta resident Shelby Brown has made it to the Top 12 after surviving another week on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice.”

Brown, along with contestant Jordan Smith, was saved by America’s vote during the first elimination episode of the live playoffs on Wednesday night. During the week, the teen performed an ed”You’re No Good” and blew away all of the judges.

via Alabama’s Shelby Brown lands spot in Top 12 during ‘The Voice’ live playoffs | AL.com.

Elberta showing its support for Shelby Brown – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 05, 2015

ELBERTA — A billboard celebrating Elberta teenager Shelby Brown will go up this week, as “The Voice” contestant continues to wow the judges and keeps advancing in the singing competition.

During an Elberta Town Council work session two weeks ago, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hamby brought up the idea of using some of the town’s dedicated billboard space to honor Brown.

via Elberta showing its support for Shelby Brown – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elberta’s Shelby Brown continues to move up – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 01, 2015

Shelby Brown, 17, of Elberta has surprised judges during her blind audition, turning all four judges’ chairs, and beat her competition during last week’s battle round on NBC’s “The Voice.” Baldwin County — and America — is waiting to see what she’ll do next.

“My dad used to sing a little bit, so I’ve always watched him do it,” Shelby says. “I performed in the talent show in second grade and got second place. I really didn’t start singing a lot until I was 11 when I started singing karaoke.”

via Elberta’s Shelby Brown continues to move up – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Shelby Brown Hosts Block Party for Hometown – WPMI – LOCAL 15

October 23, 2015

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) ‘The Voice’ contestant Shelby Brown hosted a big parking lot party for her hometown tonight, just a few days after she won her first battle round on the show. Shelby says she was very excited to play for her hometown and showcase more of her personality.

She says while she’s glad she won, she didn’t want to see her friend leave the competition.

via Shelby Brown Hosts Block Party for Hometown – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Elberta teen Shelby Brown survives ‘The Voice’ battle rounds | AL.com

October 22, 2015

On Tuesday, Elberta teen Shelby Brown proved she has what it takes to compete on NBC’s “The Voice” during the final night of the show’s battle rounds.

For the battle, Brown faced off against teammate Amanda Ayala during a performance of Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen.” While all of the judges commented that both women had strong voices, coach Adam Levine, of Maroon 5, ultimately chose to keep the 17-year-old Alabama native.

via Elberta teen Shelby Brown survives ‘The Voice’ battle rounds | AL.com.

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