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Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

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.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

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.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

Condo and Publix developers spend millions on land | AL.com

September 18, 2016

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.

via Condo and Publix developers spend millions on land | AL.com.

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com

September 16, 2016

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.

via Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging funding for Gulf park hotel | AL.com.

Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander

September 14, 2016

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.

via Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander.

Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 12, 2016

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.

via Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Private investors in new bridge should be welcomed, not threatened | AL.com

September 07, 2016

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.

via Private investors in new bridge should be welcomed, not threatened | AL.com.

Gulf Shores to begin 15 million beachfront revitalization

September 05, 2016

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.

via Gulf Shores to begin 15 million beachfront revitalization.

Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI

September 01, 2016

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.

via Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI

August 31, 2016

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.

via Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI.

Young has beach service in Gulf Shores | The Islander

August 31, 2016

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.

via Young has beach service in Gulf Shores | The Islander.

‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com

August 31, 2016

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.

via ‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

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.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2016

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!”

via Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander

August 28, 2016

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.

via Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander.

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