Category Archives: Gulf Shores

Kennon: I want school district pact written in blood | The Islander

July 27, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Now all that’s needed is a little understanding.

As in a Memorandum of Understanding. And the understanding needs to come in a hurry. As in before Aug. 1.

But from the sounds of the discussion in the Orange Beach Council Chambers on Tuesday night an understanding might be hard to come by at all, much less before Aug. 1.

Mayor Tony Kennon’s understanding of the memorandum was that it wasn’t fair to Orange Beach and he had several issues to address in it.

“Until those are clearly defined in an MOU, essentially written in blood, I have no intentions of moving forward on anything,” Kennon said. “I think we’re being taken advantage of.”

via Kennon: I want school district pact written in blood | The Islander.

State Auditor sues Gov. Bentley over BP money spending – FOX10 News | WALA

July 27, 2016

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has filed suit against Gov. Robert Bentley, saying Bentley is unlawfully spending BP grant money to build a conference center at Gulf State Park.

The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery Circuit Court, explains a law, which was signed by Bentley back in 2013, only allowed the money to be spent on the project until Dec. 31, 2015.

via State Auditor sues Gov. Bentley over BP money spending – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Gulf Shores Track Club athletes qualify for USATF Junior Olympics – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 24, 2016

The Gulf Shores Track Club had five athletes qualify for six events in the USATF Junior Olympic National Championship in Sacramento, Ca. Congratulations to the qualifiers:
 Braxton Akins, 10U Shot Put; 
Olivia Akins 12U Discus; 
Hannah Coley 12U High Jump; Catie Sanders 10U High Jump; Morgan McCartney 12U 1500 Meters and 12U High Jump
.

via Gulf Shores Track Club athletes qualify for USATF Junior Olympics – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores produces quality video for police recruits – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 23, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL — City employees came together for a recent project for the police department and the results were quite stunning.

Using mostly in-house talent from fire and police personnel, the Gulf Shores Police Department has a new recruiting video for perspective officers.

via Gulf Shores produces quality video for police recruits – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Where are the challengers? Booming beach cities see few political races next month | AL.com

July 23, 2016

Orange Beach was sharply divided two years ago by a referendum asking for a property tax increase to support an independent school system.

Two years before that, in 2012 , a City Council race got ugly over accusations of ”character assassination” involving fliers linking a council candidate to a DUI.

And in city elections in 2008 and 2004, big-money spending was the norm as candidates jockeyed for position.

Such controversies won’t erupt this summer as the Aug. 23 municipal election draws near. No challengers have come forward to run for Orange Beach’s council seats or the mayoral job.

via Where are the challengers? Booming beach cities see few political races next month | AL.com.

Local honor guard members traveling to Baton Rouge for fallen officer’s funeral | WPMI

July 22, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Five members of the Police Honor Guard will travel to Baton Rouge to attend funerals for the three officers killed in the line of duty over the weekend. Some of those members just returned from Dallas, where they attended officer funerals there.

Cpl. Chad Lambert, along with four other members of the Gulf Shores Police Honor Guard, will be on the road once again come Friday morning.

via Local honor guard members traveling to Baton Rouge for fallen officer’s funeral | WPMI.

Gulf Shores mayor surprises police chief with tribute – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

GULF SHORES – There was police recruiting video to review and some officers to praise for the arrest of a murder suspect.

But Mayor Robert Craft somewhat used those worthy presentations to get around to the main reason he wanted Chief Ed Delmore front and center at the July 11 Gulf Shores council meeting.

via Gulf Shores mayor surprises police chief with tribute – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Pair arrested in Gulf Shores armed robbery on the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Two men from out of town were arrested by Gulf Shores Police in the early hours of Sunday morning in connection with an armed robbery on the beach.

Bobby Lee Leshore II, 24, of Florence and Richard Aaron Perry, 18, of Tuscaloosa, were both arrested in the incident. On July 19 both were booked into the Baldwin County Correctional Facility in Bay Minette, both under $25,000 bonds.

via Pair arrested in Gulf Shores armed robbery on the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Rouses Markets offering law enforcement free lunches Friday | AL.com

July 21, 2016

Rouses Markets will offer free lunches and drink to law enforcement Friday following the fatal shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas.

The company will give a free lunch plate and drink to officers who vist any of the 44 locations on the Gulf Coast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The company has five supermarkets in coastal Alabama – Mobile, Gulf Shores, Theodore, Saraland and Spanish Fort.

via Rouses Markets offering law enforcement free lunches Friday | AL.com.

Family and friends seek closure in death of volunteer fireman – FOX10 News | WALA

July 19, 2016

A motorcycle accident on Highway 181 near Fairhope Friday night killed a Fort Morgan volunteer fireman.  State Troopers are investigating and said a vehicle was seen leaving the crash site.  The victim’s family said he was always trying to help people.

“Didn’t matter who it was or anything about them, he’d help anybody for anything,” said David Bryan about his son, John.

via Family and friends seek closure in death of volunteer fireman – FOX10 News | WALA.

Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 18, 2016

State troopers announced on July 18 they are looking for another vehicle involved in a crash that claimed the life of a Gulf Shores man on July 15.John William Bryan, 32, a Fort Morgan volunteer fireman, was killed about 10:20 p.m. when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a crash with a 2000 to 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, color unknown, “with the very bottom of the right front bumper broken off.”

via Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Commercial center sells for top dollar in Gulf Shores | AL.com

July 18, 2016

Local and out-of-town investors paid $1.7 million for the 20,060-square-foot Uptown on 20th commercial center at 229 E. 20th Ave., in Gulf Shores, according to Kim Ward of Kim Ward Realty, who represented the sellers. Stacey Ryals of Bellator Real Estate & Development worked for the buyers. There are 13 tenants in the fully leased complex.

via Commercial center sells for top dollar in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Fort Morgan firefighter dies in motorcycle accident – FOX10 News | WALA

July 17, 2016

Alabama State Troopers say 32-year-old John William Bryan was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle Friday night.

Investigators say Bryan was killed when he lost control of his 2015 Yamaha motorcycle.

The accident happened on Alabama 181, three miles east of Fairhope, around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

via Fort Morgan firefighter dies in motorcycle accident – FOX10 News | WALA.

Sinak running for Gulf Shores Council Place 2 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 16, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Retired firefighter Gary Sinak has announced he is seeking election to the Gulf Shores City Council Place 2.

Carolyn Doughty served three terms in the seat and has decided against seeking a fourth term. Realtor Kevin Corcoran is also on the ballot for Place 2 in the Aug. 23 municipal election.

Sinak moved from Miami to Mobile where in 1980 he graduated from University of South Alabama Paramedic Training Program and was soon after hired by Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue.

via Sinak running for Gulf Shores Council Place 2 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores man killed in crash on Alabama 181 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 16, 2016

A single-vehicle crash, Friday, July 15, claimed the life of a Gulf Shores man. John William Bryan, 32, was killed when he lost control and was thrown from the 2015 Yamaha motorcycle he was operating. Bryan was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Alabama 181 near the five mile marker, three miles east of Fairhope.

via Gulf Shores man killed in crash on Alabama 181 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Holding the board for my son, waiting for the perfect wave | AL.com

July 16, 2016

Waiting is the hardest part. A few waves look good, but they don’t break at the right spot. Many more simply aren’t enough to get excited about. But then one comes. It looks like a wall of water rising a hundred yards out. I pointed it out to my son. He could see it too.

“I’m going to hold your board,” I said, “When it gets close I’m going to give you a push, and I want you to ride it. Don’t let it get out from under you.”

via Holding the board for my son, waiting for the perfect wave | AL.com.

Gulf Shores offering two-week Police Youth Academy – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 13, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL — The third edition of the Gulf Shores Police Youth Academy will include lots of hands-on training and a peak into how law enforcement works.

“It gives them the ability to see us in a different light, too and that’s always a good thing,” Chief Ed Delmore said. “They get a feel for what it’s about. It’s under the law enforcement umbrella, but there’s a lot about leadership and character and physical fitness and things like that.

via Gulf Shores offering two-week Police Youth Academy – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores ice cream shop makes Buzzfeed’s ‘most popular’ list | WPMI

July 12, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a cool sweet treat. And if you’re at the beach, that cold goodness is even more important.

In the South, there are hundreds of places to fulfill your sweet tooth. But if it’s ice cream is on your mind, Buzzfeed’s got what you’re looking for.

via Gulf Shores ice cream shop makes Buzzfeed’s ‘most popular’ list | WPMI.

Local police chief attends White House briefing | WEAR

July 07, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WEAR) — Gulf Shores Police Chief Edward Delmore participated in a briefing about 21st century policing at the White House Wednesday.

It comes after President Obama organized a task force last December.

Delmore will join other police executives to hear task force recommendations on keeping police officers and neighborhoods safe.

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via Local police chief attends White House briefing | WEAR.

Gulf Shores Police Chief invited to the White House – FOX10 News | WALA

July 06, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Police Chief Edward Delmore of the Gulf Shores Police Department has been invited to the White House to participate in a briefing about 21st Century Policing.

In December 2015, President Barack Obama organized a Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Five months later, on May 15, the task force issued its final report.

via Gulf Shores Police Chief invited to the White House – FOX10 News | WALA.

Record number of sea turtle nests on Alabama beaches? – FOX10 News | WALA

July 06, 2016

FOX10 News is committed to protecting the environment.

We are in the middle of sea turtle season on Alabama beaches and volunteers continue to find new nests.

From May through October, about 45 volunteers from the “Share the Beach” http://www.alabamaseaturtles.com/ volunteer group patrol Alabama beaches looking for nests.

via Record number of sea turtle nests on Alabama beaches? – FOX10 News | WALA.

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The Ostrich: Cordova man swallowed by Souvenir City shark | AL.com

July 06, 2016

Officials say a resident of Cordova was completely devoured by a shark while walking down the street yesterday.

Emergency crews with the Gulf Shores Fire Department identified the man as 36-year old Billy Ray Chambliss. According to eyewitnesses, Chambliss was vacationing with his family when he suddenly disappeared into the mouth of the 60-foot long great white shark.

via The Ostrich: Cordova man swallowed by Souvenir City shark | AL.com.

Big Beach Brewing readies Gulf Shores launch – LagniappeLagniappe

July 05, 2016

Jim Shamburger really wants to pour you a beer. A tall glass of Big Beach Brewing beer, to be exact.

In fact, the Gulf Shores dentist would have loved to have poured that beer back when the summer tourists started flocking south as the snowbirds headed north, but in the brewing industry, as in life, things rarely go as planned.

via Big Beach Brewing readies Gulf Shores launch – LagniappeLagniappe.

Gulf Shores Police Chief invited to the White House – FOX10 News | WALA

July 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Police Chief Edward Delmore of the Gulf Shores Police Department has been invited to the White House to participate in a briefing about 21st Century Policing.

In December 2015, President Barack Obama organized a Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Five months later, on May 15, the task force issued its final report.

via Gulf Shores Police Chief invited to the White House – FOX10 News | WALA.

It’s the middle of sea turtle nesting season – FOX10 News | WALA

July 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - A different kind of visitors are making waves on our local beaches.

We’re in the middle of sea turtle nesting season.

The “Share the Beach” http://www.alabamaseaturtles.com/ initiative was created in 2001 to help the sea turtles, many of which have become endangered.

Volunteers with the group say objects on the beach are blocking mother turtles from safe nesting areas.

via It’s the middle of sea turtle nesting season – FOX10 News | WALA.

Holiday attracts variety if visitors to Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

July 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - The holiday weekend has been a beautiful one at Alabama beaches and July the Fourth, 2016 was no exception.  By mid-morning, the public beach at Gulf Shores was already bustling with beachgoers.  It’s no surprise that many visitors extended their stay through the fourth to enjoy the surf, the white sand and fireworks at dark.

via Holiday attracts variety if visitors to Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

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