When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.
Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.
A motorcycle crash on Tuesday killed 29-year-old Jennifer Morgan Fram, a Gulf Shores resident.
The crash happened on Highway 59 near Coy Ave., around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
A female driving a motorcycle was killed Tuesday night in Gulf Shores.
The accident occurred on Highway 59 near the Cove Avenue intersection around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Gulf Shores Police Department.
The developers of Abaco, a 78-unit condominium complex planned for Gulf Shores, have paid $4.3 million for 1.86 acres with 200 front feet on the Gulf on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, according to David Head Jr. and Rob Cunningham, two of the partners in DRG Development. The gulf-front property was formerly the site of Beach House condo complex and across the street from Pier 33 grocery store. Orange Beach Title handled the closing transaction, which included about 50 owners of the 26-unit Beach House.
Tacky Jacks is an Alabama Retailer of the Year Winner!
It has been over a decade since Ivan brought a path of destruction and havoc across the Gulf Coast region of the United States, leaving the coastal town of Gulf Shores a literal wreck.
Another lawsuit challenging the funding for the new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park has been dismissed.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin today dismissed the lawsuit filed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, who alleged that the BP oil spill funds being used for the project were not authorized by the Legislature for that purpose.
Griffin ruled that Morrow and Zeigler lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.
“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”
The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.
Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Local dynamic duo Tim Langston and his son Alex made the United States Martial Arts Team and are set to compete for Team USA in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg, South Africa sanctioned by the Olympics. Alex (11) made the team in April and Tim (44) in June. They are the only Father-son pair on the USA team and two of only three competitors from Alabama.
A coastal Alabama businessman says his frustrations in dealing with the state over the fate of his popular zip line course is underscored by the uneven treatment for two different operators of the thrill-seeking courses.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Imagine a new boardwalk 20 feet wide and more than a half mile long. It’s all part of the big facelift and things are just getting started.
GULF SHORES, AL- There’s no question the beaches in Gulf Shores are spectacular, but the amenities at Alabama’s flagship beach are somewhat underwhelming.
Gulf Place at the end of Highway 59 is pretty much just an unattractive, beach parking lot with a few picnic tables and benches.
The Alabama Senate voted to slash all of the $191 million that was originally allocated to the Gulf Coast for road projects in Senator Steve Clouse’s BP Settlement Bill.
Alabama is facing large shortfalls for both Medicaid and its General Fund. Politicians are fighting about whether to cut programs or raise taxes in response, when they should be focusing on increasing economic growth. It is also odd that they are so intent on using millions of scarce taxpayer dollars to build a new bridge for the state’s wealthiest citizens when better options are available.
News wants to alert you about changes coming to a popular beach in our area.
The City of Gulf Shores is transforming Gulf Place, the main public beach area.
One of the issues being addressed is parking.
The City of Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s most iconic stretch of beachfront and main public beach area. The $15 million Gulf Place Revitalization Project is a linchpin objective of the Small Town, Big Beach Vision 2025 for Sustainability and the result of years of master planning and public input.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - A lot of people will be in Gulf Shores to enjoy the sandy white beaches.
The city is moving forward with a plan to make the public beach even better.
Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s stretch of beachfront and main public beach area.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The sun has been in and out all day along Alabama’s beaches the day after Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall.
A little anxiety over the last few days about this Labor Day weekend but not anymore.
The surf is still higher than usual. “The waves are really strong,” says Andrea Bell from Tennessee. “We’re just staying right here in the surf.”
Rhett Files threw three touchdown passes to Jalen Wayne as Class 6A No. 3 Spanish Fort broke open a tight game against Gulf Shores and won 38-10 on Friday night.
“Wow, these waves are awesome,” says Kimberly Trantham who had no idea a tropical system was in the gulf. She is on vacation in Gulf Shores and is enjoying the show Hurricane Hermine is offering those along the Alabama coast.
GULF SHORES, Ala. WPMI — With tropical storm Hermine now in the Gulf waves are making a big splash at Gulf Shores beach.Some plan to brave the waves while others play it safe and soak up sun.
Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — A business owner in Baldwin County is challenging the ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative in Gulf Shores. This is where beach goers are required to remove all tents, umbrellas and beach chairs by sundown every day.
GULF SHORES, AL – One of two men asking for Gulf Shores to “cease and desist” enforcing new beach regulations offers tent services and other beach rentals to vacationers in the city.
Former Attorney General Troy King’s law firm has sent a letter to the Gulf Shores mayor and city council asking it to halt the “Leave Only Footprints” program in that city.
Dean Young, known for his Republican political campaigns and conservative stances, has joined forces with former Alabama Attorney General Troy King to challenge what he calls an assault on property owners’ rights in Gulf Shores.
The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.
“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.
Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - With the exception of red flags and rough waters, you would never know there was a tropical system in the Gulf.
”We were concerned about the weather heading here, but it seems like it is staying away,” said Paul Gordon, vacationing from Vermont. “We just love the sun and we are certainly getting it this week. It’s hot!”
GULF SHORES – It was a LuLu of a good time on May 26, 2013 when hundreds of boats gathered to watch Walter Marine send a retired 271-foot freighter to the bottom of the Gulf some 18 miles off of Orange Beach.
Thanks to BP money in the form of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the state of Alabama wants to do that three more times, says Director of the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chris Blankenship.