Category Archives: Gulf Shores

FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA

January 25, 2016

FOX10 is looking closer into Uber’s decision to pull its drivers out of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

As we’ve reported, Uber drivers will no longer operate in South Baldwin County after city leaders asked the ride sharing company to suspend its services.

This is a follow up to a special investigation we brought you in November called “Who’s Watching Uber.”

During the investigation, we discovered drivers were operating in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach illegally and at least one vehicle was operating without a safety inspection.

“Not too long after your first story, we reached out to Uber to try and get them to get the proper licensing, which they have not done,” said Gulf Shores Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Grant Brown. “So we sent them a cease and desist letter to stop operating.”

via FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA.

Uber halts service in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach – LagniappeLagniappe

January 22, 2016

Ride-hailing company Uber announced it will cease operations in coastal Alabama at midnight on Saturday.

In a statement released this afternoon, Uber representatives said the company’s riders and driver partners will no longer be able to use the ride-hailing app in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach as of midnight because city officials have effectively banned their use.

via Uber halts service in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach – LagniappeLagniappe.

Uber banned in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach | AL.com

January 22, 2016

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have been vocally against the ride-sharing service Uber, and as of Jan. 22, the Uber app will be inaccessible to residents of both cities.

“Since Uber came to the Gulf Coast in June, we have been welcomed by riders like you who rely on safe transportation our driver-partners provide. But the mayors and city councils of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores have ordered Uber to cease operations and to no longer provide safe, reliable rides to Alabama Gulf Coast residents and visitors,” Uber released in a statement.

via Uber banned in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach | AL.com.

Baldwin County School Board Member Under Investigation – WPMI – LOCAL 15

January 21, 2016

Baldwin County school board member Angie Swiger is under investigation after an anonymous complaint was filed to the state Ethics Commission.

She said the complaint relates to her real estate business.

Swiger tells us she has not used her position with the school to profit for real estate and said her success has been built over the years.

via Baldwin County School Board Member Under Investigation – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Angie Swiger

January 21, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL- An anonymous complaint against Baldwin County School Board Vice-President Angie Swiger has been filed with the Alabama Ethics Commission.

The complaint alleges Swiger, who owns a Gulf Shores real estate company with her husband, has used her influence as an elected school board member over the years to coerce school employees into buying property through her company.

via Ethics Complaint Filed Against Angie Swiger.

Conversation of the Day: Is Orange Beach taking the fun out of spring break? | AL.com

January 21, 2016

Sorry kids, Orange Beach wants to pump the brakes on spring break shenanigans.

“If you come here, you better behave, or you’re going to jail. It’s that simple,” Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said. “And we’re not going to put up with the nonsense Panama City puts up with.”

via Conversation of the Day: Is Orange Beach taking the fun out of spring break? | AL.com.

Baldwin County school board member hit with ethics complaint | AL.com

January 21, 2016

An Alabama Ethics Commission complaint has been filed against Baldwin County School Board Member Angie Swiger in connection with her Gulf Shores real estate business.

Swiger, the board vice-president, can be seen in an advertisement posted on her Facebook page proclaiming that she and her husband are the “Official Realtors of the Dolphin Family.” The dolphin refers to the Gulf Shores High School mascot.

Featured prominently in the ad are photographs of the two real estate agents posing with Gulf Shores High School principal Ernie Rosado and head football coach Jamie Williams outside their new houses.

via Baldwin County school board member hit with ethics complaint | AL.com.

Baldwin County School Board member under investigation by Alabam – FOX10 News | WALA

January 20, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - FOX10 News has learned a Baldwin County School Board member is being investigated by the Alabama Ethics Commission.

FOX10 News obtained a copy of a letter sent by the Alabama Ethics Commission to the person who filed a complaint against Baldwin County School Board Member Angie Swiger.

via Baldwin County School Board member under investigation by Alabam – FOX10 News | WALA.

Spring Break 2016: If you bring Panama City Beach chaos to Alabama, ‘you’re going to jail’ | AL.com

January 20, 2016

With Panama City Beach clamping down on spring break hedonism, should the Alabama coast be bracing for a season of mayhem?

That fear has been raised lately among some in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach area, but local officials say they don’t see much cause for concern – and they say they’re fully prepared to shut down any public misbehavior that could damage the area’s carefully cultivated reputation as a family-friendly destination.

via Spring Break 2016: If you bring Panama City Beach chaos to Alabama, ‘you’re going to jail’ | AL.com.

Author signing/reading at Gulf Shores and Foley libraries – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 20, 2016

Mobile author and playwright Tom Perez will share readings from Volume Two of his mother’s memoir, Hickory Goes to Heaven: A Love Story recently published in November. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Perez will be at the Gulf Shores Library 10:30 a.m. to noon; and at the Foley Public Library 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

via Author signing/reading at Gulf Shores and Foley libraries – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fifth annual Ecycle day a busy one for volunteers – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 17, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – A steady stream of cars pulled up to be unloaded at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 16. Residents could drop off TVs, computers and computer monitors, documents for shredding and even household batteries. Due to an effort lead by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and both island cities, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the drop offs were free for residents.

via Fifth annual Ecycle day a busy one for volunteers – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Sidewalk and access management project to begin next week in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 16, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – A City of Gulf Shores project and an Alabama Department of Transportation project are scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 18 on Alabama 59 in Gulf Shores.

The City of Gulf Shores and the Alabama Department of Transportation will complete work simultaneously in order to minimize any disruptions.

via Sidewalk and access management project to begin next week in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Relaxed Riviera: Getaway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast | Midwest Living

January 12, 2016

Captain Bill Mitchell kills the motor on his white-hulled catamaran at the sight of a half-dozen gray dorsal fins breaking through the ocean waves. The owner of Cetacean Cruises points, excitedly calling attention to the stars of this trip. “Dolphins in our bay rarely travel more than a 10 mile radius from home their whole lives,” he says, trying to identify the fast-moving dolphins by the distinctive shape and color of their dorsal fins. “We’ve gotten to know them, named maybe half the pod.” He uses his finger to follow the path of a dolphin with a sharply hooked fin. “That’s Nacho,” he says, falling quiet. For several moments, the boat almost becomes part of the pod, riding the gentle crest and fall of the waves and letting the tide set the course.

via Relaxed Riviera: Getaway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast | Midwest Living.

First Gulf Shores Art Market of 2016 to be inside First Presbyterian Church – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 12, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Marlene Johnt will be among the many artists displaying her original works of art at the first market of the year.

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will have its first Art Market of the year, Jan. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gulf Shores. This indoor Art Market will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

via First Gulf Shores Art Market of 2016 to be inside First Presbyterian Church – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores expands role in city’s Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 12, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade.

This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Those locals formed the Pleasure Island Players and thus Mardi Gras began in Gulf Shores.

via Gulf Shores expands role in city’s Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Public invited to free welcome center showcasing and lecture series – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 10, 2016

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Connect with nature, the past and each other along the Alabama Gulf Coast by attending Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s free educational showcasing and lecture series in January and February 2016.

via Public invited to free welcome center showcasing and lecture series – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Festivals and Mardi Gras make for a busy start to 2016 on Pleasure Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 04, 2016

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, AL – No matter the time of year, there’s always something happening on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Festivals and events of all kinds will fill the calendar in 2016, including events for foodies, music lovers and art enthusiasts. If you’re planning a winter orearly spring beach vacation, mark your calendar for these fun events that are suitable for the entire family.

via Festivals and Mardi Gras make for a busy start to 2016 on Pleasure Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

The purrrfect way to recycle your Christmas tree – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2016

One man’s trash is another animal’s treasure?

It’s the New Year and the holidays are over, which means you’re probably ready to get rid of your Christmas tree. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo would love to take your tree so the animals, including some big cats, can get some fun out of it.

You might be in the after-holiday slump, but Christmas comes a little later for these animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. When people don’t need their Christmas trees anymore, the zoo has a solution.

via The purrrfect way to recycle your Christmas tree – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores recycling Christmas trees at state park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 03, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware that live Christmas trees will be picked up with normal yard debris pickup services, sorted and taken to the State Park for recycling. You can also drop off your live, undecorated tree at the State Park Saltwater Pavillion.

via Gulf Shores recycling Christmas trees at state park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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