ORANGE BEACH, AL – Culinary students from Faulkner State will get the chance to work alongside some of the top chefs in the country during the Southern Grace Dinners series at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina.
“They get to spend a day in the kitchen working right beside these chefs,” owner Johnny Fisher said. “If you’re going to culinary school these are the rock stars. For them it’s really cool seeing their faces. We’ve actually hired a couple of these students after the dinners and seeing what they are doing.”
via Faulkner students get to rub elbows with ‘rock star’ chefs – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL – On Monday, April 25 Mayor Robert Craft proclaimed the first Saturday in June and the same annually hereafter to be “A Sunny Day” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miss Sunny and her impact on tourism in Alabama.
via Miss Sunny celebrates 50th anniversary promoting tourism in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Delicious seafood recipes with a side of wit and wisdom! You can find it all in Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook “LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life.” This weekend you have the chance to get an autographed copy and meet the one and only Lucy Buffett at Costco in Mobile.
The book includes 120 recipes from Lucy’s childhood and restaurants. Get your hands on it between 1 and 3 Saturday at the Costco in Mobile.
via Inside LuLu’s kitchen as cookbook signing nears | WPMI.
GULF SHORES, AL – Services have been announced for Gulf Shores High graduate Nathan Harris who was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 30.
A memorial service will be at Gulf Shores First Baptist Church on Thursday, May 5. There will be a visitation from 1-3 p.m. on the same day at the church.
via Services announced for Gulf Shores grad Nathan Harris – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
We’re learning new details about the murder of a Gulf Shores boater. His alleged killer is behind bars tonight and denied bond. Michael Rodgers is accused of killing Brad Gunther last month.
via Arrest report describes boater’s body “bound with rope” and buri – FOX10 News | WALA.
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The family and former coach of Nathan Harris, the 19-year-old Troy University football player who died in a tragic motorcycle accident Saturday morning, are speaking out.
The exact details of the accident are still unclear, but family members tell us Harris’ motorcycle was hit by another car while he was turning into Council Lane off Fort Morgan Road.
via Family, coach mourn loss of local football star: “He was going t – FOX10 News | WALA.
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The Gulf Shores community is mourning the death of one of their former quarterbacks. Nathan Harris died in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning. Those who knew him spoke about his generous nature. Gulf Shores Principal Ernie Rosado says former Gulf Shores Quarterback Nathan Harris never met a stranger and made a point to be a friend to everyone.
via Former Gulf Shores quarterback killed in motorcycle crash remembered | WPMI.
A 36-year-old man could face the death penalty in the death of a boater who went missing while traveling from Gulf Shores to the Florida Panhandle.
via Florida man may face execution in death of missing Alabama boater | AL.com.
Former Gulf Shores High School quarterback Nathan Harris died this morning in a motorcycle accident, Local 15 confirmed.
The accident occurred at around 8:50 am when Harris’ motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 180 at Council Lane in Gulf Shores, according to the Gulf Shores Police Department.
via Former Gulf Shores Quarterback dies in motorcycle accident | WPMI.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police are reporting that a two-vehicle crash about 8:30 a.m. on April 30 on Fort Morgan Road resulted in the death of a 2015 Gulf Shores High School graduate.
Nathan Harris, a former football quarterback and baseball player at the school, was killed in the accident. Officials said Harris was riding a motorcycle when he was killed.
via 2015 Gulf Shores graduate Nathan Harris killed in accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Nathan “Nate” Harris, 19, a walk-on football player at Troy University and a former gridiron star at Gulf Shores High School, died in a motorcycle wreck Saturday morning, his former high school coach told FOX10 News.
via Troy player, former Gulf Shores QB Nathan Harris dies in motorcy – FOX10 News | WALA.
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A Troy University football player was killed Saturday morning while operating a motorcycle in Gulf Shores, police say.
Nathan Harris, 19, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck the end of a flatbed truck with tandem trailer carrying lumber, Gulf Shores Police Sgt. Jason Woodruff said.
via Troy University football player, Gulf Shores native, killed in motorcycle crash | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, AL – There’s no denying the abrupt, without-warning closure of State Park Road 2 in Gulf State Park came as a shock to local officials.
“I am upset that we are here,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. “Closing State Park Road 2 is going to make our traffic worse. And it’s not just going to make it worse for us, it’s going to make it worse for our guests, too.”
via Closing State Park Road 2 a good thing? – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Organizers of the 2016 Hangout Music Fest have issued a warning to procrastinators that tickets are running low for the upcoming event.
Festival planners issued a “don’t miss the boat” caution by various social media outlets on Thursday. The message said passes were “running low,” but didn’t specify how close the event was to a sellout. Organizers traditionally don’t release sales numbers but have declared sellouts many years. Last year, it was two days before the festival opened when they tweeted that passes were no longer available.
via Low ticket warning for 2016 Hangout Music Fest | AL.com.
For years, the city of Gulf Shores has issued post-storm re-entry passes for residents on the island, the portion of Gulf Shores south of the intracoastal waterway, including those who live and own businesses on the Fort Morgan peninsula.
However, since the Fort Morgan Civic Association won an 11-year court battle against Gulf Shores over the city’s attempted annexation of 19 miles of land on Alabama Highway 180, which de-annexed the property into the county’s jurisdiction in 2014, the city says it will no longer issue those re-entry permits to non-residents on the peninsula.
via Gulf Shores, county officials debate Fort Morgan re-entry – LagniappeLagniappe.
A Florida man is now charged with murder in the death of a Gulf Shores man who went missing on April 2 while sailing to Port St. Joe, Fla.
Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, is currently being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, La. after allegedly being caught using the missing man’s credit cards and passport, NOLA.com reported.
via Florida man charged with murder in death of missing Gulf Shores boater | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores has been selected as the host site for the inaugural National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship. The NCAA’s 90th and newest National Championship will debut May 6-8, 2016 at the Gulf Shores Public Beach and will be hosted by the City of Gulf Shores and Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Sports Commission.Gulf Shores has also been chosen as the hosts of the 2017 championship, which will be held May 5-7, 2017.
via Gulf Shores will be host site first NCAA beach volleyball championship – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Local officials announced Friday that a Milton man will be charged with murder in the death and disappearance of an Alabama boater.
In a press conference, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said that investigators would be serving a homicide warrant to 36-year-old Michael Paul Rodgers, who is jailed in Louisiana on fraud and theft charges. Rodgers was arrested in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana, after allegedly trying to assume the identity of a missing Gulf Shores man, 62-year-old James Gunther.
via Death penalty sought in boater’s murder.
WEAR — The state attorney says he will go after the death penalty for a Milton man now accused of murdering a Gulf Shores boater.
Michael Rogers is currently in a Louisiana jail charged with fraud.
Police there say he tried to use 62-year-old James Gunther’s passport and credit cards to get a Lousiana ID.
via Milton man accused of murdering a Gulf Shores boater | WEAR.
GULF SHORES, AL – The big – as in tall – news on Pleasure Island just might be plans for two new condo developments, one in Gulf Shores and one in Orange Beach, each topping 20 stories.
via 77 homes OK’d for Gulf Shores from Jan. 1-March 31 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.
PENSACOLA, FL – A body found on April 15 on Naval Air Station Pensacola has been positively identified as missing boater Bradley Gunther from Gulf Shores.
via Murder charges filed in death of missing sailor – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
The Escambia County, Fla. Sheriff’s office says the the death of 62-year-old missing boater James Bradley Gunther of Gulf Shores is now a homicide investigation.
That means more answers for a Gulf Shores community, mourning the loss of a fellow boater. Investigators say Brad Gunther was killed after he left this dock on his sailboat. Gunther had been missing for nearly three weeks.
via Missing boater’s death now a homicide investigation, suspect nam – FOX10 News | WALA.
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The body of 62-year-old Brad Gunther was discovered by family members a week ago. Now investigators in Florida are calling it a homicide and have a warrant for the arrest of Michael Paul Rodgers.
“Our office working with the sheriff’s office has obtained a warrant for homicide and has put a detainer on Mr. Rodgers.”
via Missing Sailor Case Now A Murder Investigation.
On an island with very few roads to begin with, losing one is a pretty big deal.
“I didn’t know they were going to close the road at all,” says cyclist Morgan Mount.
via More Traffic Headaches for Pleasure Island.
Some of you in southern Baldwin County may have noticed a popular cut through at the beach is now closed and it’s not expected to reopen.
Gulf Shores Mayor, Robert Craft says he wasn’t told about it, and now worries what it could do to traffic in the area. State Park Road 2 cuts straight through Gulf State Park, and runs parallel to Highway 135. Both help you get from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores and vice versa. That’s all changed now, and many are in disagreement about how much good it’s going to do.
via Gulf State Park closes cut through road, caught city off guard – FOX10 News | WALA.
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GULF SHORES, AL – A memo from someone who works in an office in Boston was able to shut down a well-used north-south artery through Gulf State Park at a moment’s notice.
“I had no idea they were going to close that road,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said. “And neither did our police or fire or anybody knew until I got a text from the folks at the state park at 6:30 yesterday morning. The road was closed sometime around 6 o’clock.
“We did not know.”
via Memo from Boston firm first hint of state park road closure – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - We’re still asking questions about a missing boater from Gulf Shores.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has not identified the body that was found at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday. It could be that of missing Gulf Shores boater, Brad Gunther.
No officials have confirmed that. What we do know is investigators haven’t released any official information about the identity. In the meantime, we’re learning more about the timeline of this mystery, thanks to a picture (see right).
via No ID on body found Friday, is Gulf Shores boater still missing? – FOX10 News | WALA.
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GULF SHORES, AL – The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, SummerTide, will bring a “heatwave” to Gulf Shores during its 13th season.
The cast of SummerTide will present The Marvelous Wonderettes, the Off-Broadway hit musical by Roger Bean. Celebrate the 1958 Springfield High School prom with the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.
via “Mr. Sandman” will bring Gulf Shores a dream this season with SummerTide Theatre – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Waves of college students have left the beaches for another year. Record crowds and also a record number of arrests. Almost 1300 between the two coastal communities.
“Definitely higher than before,” says Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores Police. “We’ve had some big weeks but this was a big month.”
620 arrests were made in Gulf Shores, 679 in Orange Beach. “Every year after spring break there’s that little bit of whew it’s over and we’ve gotten through another year,” says Lt. Steve Brown with Orange Beach Police.
via Record Spring Break Crowds, Arrests at Baldwin County Beaches.
News 5 has confirmed a body was discovered Friday afternoon on the coast of NAS Pensacola.
There is currently an active crime scene on the strip of beach where the body was located, News 5 is told.
The body is believed to be that of 62-year-old boater Brad Gunther, who went missing last week. Family members who spoke to News 5 a short time ago confirmed that’s what they were told by local authorities.
via Sources: Body Found at NAS Pensacola, Believed to be Missing Boater.