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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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Baldwin County Beach 4th of July Quiz

July 05, 2016

There is plenty of sand, sun and surf but there is also a lot of red, white and blue. Versions of Old Glory being worn, wrapped or carried just about everywhere.

But do most folks know what they are celebrating? Some do and some don’t. So, between the sand castle building, wave crashing and grabbing a snack or two, a little pop quiz on what the stars and stripes really mean; How many stars? How many stripes? And what do those stripes represent? Most folks knew all the correct answers. Other’s weren’t as accurate.

via Baldwin County Beach 4th of July Quiz.

Municipal election qualifying opens July 5 in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 04, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Qualifying for municipal elections opens on Tuesday, July 5, and all six incumbents in Orange Beach is planning on running again.

Municipal elections will take place in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores on Aug. 23.

via Municipal election qualifying opens July 5 in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach dive team recovers missing Ono swimmer – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 03, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Orange Beach Fire and Rescue dive team recovered a missing resident from the waters at the eastern end of Ono Island on July 1.

Orange Beach Fire and Rescue was called out to help Escambia County, Fla., to a help locate a who was believed to be in the water.

via Orange Beach dive team recovers missing Ono swimmer – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Thousands head to Gulf Shores for holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

July 03, 2016

Stars and stripes are everywhere in Gulf Shores, and so are the people. The Fourth of July weekend could be the busiest holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast.

For many getting some sun along the Gulf Coast beaches, the Fourth of July is a tradition going back 50 years. John Judy grew up going to Gulf Shores every Fourth of July, and now he takes his family there.

via Thousands head to Gulf Shores for holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Fourth of July crowd swells at Gulf Shores, few worry about bacteria levels | AL.com

July 03, 2016

If the recent rumor of warnings to stay out of the Gulf of Mexico due to harmful bacteria in the water that can result in disease, there was little evidence of fear with beach goers worrying about recent reports on Saturday July 2, 2016 at Gulf Shores Public Beach. There, thousands of people packed the hot beach sand, and hundreds cooled off in the warm Gulf as the start of the Fourth of July weekend was in full swing.

via Fourth of July crowd swells at Gulf Shores, few worry about bacteria levels | AL.com.

The Lure of Legendary Festivals: Late summer and fall adventures abound on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – Chattanooga Magazine

July 02, 2016

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival

Photo by Shelley Patterson, C-Shelz Photography

Less than seven hours from Chattanooga, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama offer a unique blend of Southern hospitality, pristine sugar-sand beaches, beautiful turquoise waters, amazing local cuisine, and an array of festivals and special events that draw visitors from around the country.

“We have visitors tell us all the time that we are ‘their beach’ … the place they come every year to make memories with their family or friends, the place where they can escape and just relax,” says Kay Maghan, Public Relations Manager for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. “Many people comment that our beaches are as beautiful as those in the Caribbean.”

via The Lure of Legendary Festivals: Late summer and fall adventures abound on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – Chattanooga Magazine.

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