Category Archives: Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores man missing from sailboat anchored near Pensacola – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 08, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, National Park Service, and Escambia County Sherriff’s Office are searching for a missing man near Pensacola, Florida, Wednesday.

James Bradley Gunther, 62, was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders, at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

via Gulf Shores man missing from sailboat anchored near Pensacola – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater – FOX10 News | WALA

April 08, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) -

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing boater near Pensacola on Thursday.

The search for James Bradley Gunther, 62, was suspended at 12:10 p.m. after two days of searching 1,173 square miles.

Gunther, who was sailing from Gulf Shores to Port St. Joe, Fla., was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, after failing to make contact since Saturday.

via Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater – FOX10 News | WALA.

Why the area around Alabama’s most popular public beach could get a facelift | AL.com

April 07, 2016

Why the area around Alabama

Alabama’s largest and most visible public beach is central to Gulf Shores’ efforts to brand itself as “Small Town, Big Beach.”

But to some, there’s too much separation between the town and the beach — too many parking lots, and took many wide and dangerous lanes on picturesque Beach Boulevard.

via Why the area around Alabama’s most popular public beach could get a facelift | AL.com.

Boater missing near Perdido Key

April 06, 2016

State and local first responders are searching for a missing boater in the Pensacola area, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. James Bradley Gunther, 62, was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Gunther was piloting a sailing vessel from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Port St. Joe, Fla., and has failed to contact the family since Saturday.

via Boater missing near Perdido Key.

Gulf Shores hosts Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 02, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores will host its Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cultural Center.

“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our area has to offer,” Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Managerm said. “The great thing about this event is that it’s a free, one-stop-shop for summer camp fun.”

via Gulf Shores hosts Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

State of the City: Gulf Shores transforming into national destin – FOX10 News | WALA

April 01, 2016

For years, the city of Gulf Shores remained a little-known vacation treasure, but as the city continues to grow, so does its diverse population. FOX10 news reporter Devan Coffaro tells us how this small beach town is transforming into a national destination. It’s all part of our “State of the City” series, where we highlight a city on the Gulf Coast every few weeks.

via State of the City: Gulf Shores transforming into national destin – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Spring breaker injured in balcony fall in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – On Wednesday March 30 units from the Gulf Shores Fire Department were called out to 1217 W. Beach Blvd. where it was reported a 19-year-old man had fallen from a first floor balcony.

Contacted via social media on April 1,Fabian Azima said he is shaken but doing fine.

“I’m fine thank God,” Azima said. “I broke two ribs and bruised my eye.”

via Spring breaker injured in balcony fall in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach add trucks, vans, cars to fleets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – On a recent morning Mayor Robert Craft was going over some items with staff members before the afternoon’s Gulf Shores Council meeting.

“It seemed everyone had a vehicle request and I was like ‘wait a minute, timeout. Why?’” Craft said during the meeting. “Are you doing it because you want it, are you doing it because we need it?”

via Gulf Shores, Orange Beach add trucks, vans, cars to fleets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Why Orange Beach isn’t following Gulf Shores’ lead in banning booze on its beaches | AL.com

March 31, 2016

Gulf Shores expects to permanently ban beach booze during spring breaks. Orange Beach leaders aren’t ruling out a similar ban for 2017, but emphasize that their city’s situation is very different.

Said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon: “It’s apples and oranges.”

Among the differences between Alabama’s most popular beach locales:

via Why Orange Beach isn’t following Gulf Shores’ lead in banning booze on its beaches | AL.com.

Pilgrimage to Gulf Shores Helps More than it Hurts – The Arkansas Traveler: Opinion

March 30, 2016

Like many of my fellow freshmen here on campus, my spring break vacation involved what has now seemed to become something akin to a pilgrimage. I had the fortune to spend my precious days off in Gulf Shores, Alabama of all places. The newly proclaimed “spring break capital of the world” ever since Panama City Beach, Florida was finally shut all the way down because there was a casual mass shooting resulting in seven deaths last year.

via Pilgrimage to Gulf Shores Helps More than it Hurts – The Arkansas Traveler: Opinion.

Beach party busted, 15 arrested for underage drinking | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR

March 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms 15 minors were arrested for possession of alcohol at the same West Beach Boulevard home Monday. Carol Sanderson and Hannah Wyatt are vacationing next door and snapped pictures of the spring breakers in handcuffs.

“I think there were only one or two of them there last night that didn’t get arrested. It was almost the whole fraternity,” said Wyatt.

via Beach party busted, 15 arrested for underage drinking | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR.

Gulf Shores to extend Spring Break booze ban beyond this year | AL.com

March 30, 2016

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft “has no second thoughts” about a beach alcohol ban hastily imposed 11 days ago amid soaring arrests during Spring Break 2016, which was fast getting out of control.

Craft and Police Chief Ed Delmore, following Monday’s City Council meeting, both said they support a similar spring-break-only ban of booze on the beaches next year. This year’s ban ends on April 17.

“I know this was the right thing for this community,” Craft told AL.com. “Next year, we’ll do the same thing and we’ll continue to do this. We had too many issues with it not to do it on the front end.”

via Gulf Shores to extend Spring Break booze ban beyond this year | AL.com.

Gulf Shores police chief on Spring Break football tosser: ‘A knucklehead’ | AL.com

March 30, 2016

A spring breaker from Texas whose “great arm” and “bad decision” is garnering national attention, remains wanted by the Gulf Shores Police Department.

Chief Ed Delmore called Texas State University student Kameron Heady a “knucklehead” during an appearance Monday on ”Fox & Friends.” He said the department is negotiating Heady’s surrender back to the department, but that the longer “he delays, the more aggravated we get.”

via Gulf Shores police chief on Spring Break football tosser: ‘A knucklehead’ | AL.com.

Cops don’t appreciate student’s “great arm”

March 29, 2016

Last week, a Texas student proved that no matter how good your arm is, it’s no match for the long arm of the law.

The Gulf Shores Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Kameron Lane Heady, a spring breaker who was allegedly filmed launching a football at an officer’s patrol vehicle. Officers were able to find the video on social media and use it to identify Heady.

via Cops don’t appreciate student’s “great arm”.

Gulf Shores beach in top 8 for best beach in America | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI

March 29, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) While most of you have filled out brackets for March Madness, Coastal Living Magazine is whittling down the best beach in America.

It’s part of their bracket madness where they’re taking 30 coastal states and one beach from every state.

They’re down to the “Elite Eight” with Gulf Shores pitted against Indiana Dunes, Indiana.

via Gulf Shores beach in top 8 for best beach in America | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI.

Thousands Of Fake ID’s Confiscated During Gulf Shores Spring Break

March 29, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL- Underage drinking during Spring Break isn’t a new problem, but it’s an issue that appears to be getting worse in some beach communities.

Since March 5th, Gulf Shores Police have made 460 Spring Break related arrests. More than half involved minors and alcohol.

via Thousands Of Fake ID’s Confiscated During Gulf Shores Spring Break.

No alcohol ban for Dauphin Island as town unveils a revitalized East End Beach | AL.com

March 28, 2016

An alcohol ban in Gulf Shores during the month of Spring Break isn’t going to extend to Dauphin Island, where officials are touting the completion of a project restoring one of its public beaches.

Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier, on Monday, said while the Town Council is “mindful” about Gulf Shores’ ban, he’s not anticipating similar action in this Mobile County beach community of less than 1,300 people.

“We’re mindful of those types of things,” Collier said. “We really deal with more moms and dads and kids. That’s our market and it’s a good market to have.”

via No alcohol ban for Dauphin Island as town unveils a revitalized East End Beach | AL.com.

Zydeco, Crawfish Festival coming to Waterway Village April 16 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 27, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 16 in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South.

via Zydeco, Crawfish Festival coming to Waterway Village April 16 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

New condo tower on horizon in Gulf Shores | AL.com

March 27, 2016

Local developers plan to build Abaco, a 78-unit, 24-story, gated Gulf-front condominium complex on 1.86 acres on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, according to David Head Jr., one of the partners of DRG Development. Henry Norris & Associates designed the project, which includes a pool oasis with a lazy river. The three-bedroom units are 2,080 square feet and up and prices start at $750,000. The property has 200 front feet on the Gulf and is adjacent to Harbor House condos.

via New condo tower on horizon in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Gulf Shores fire and rescue adds two new rescue pumpers – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 26, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – On the heels of attaining a Class 1 ISO Public Protection rating, Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue is bringing two new trucks on board.

One of the trucks, a Rosenbauer Commander Rescue Pumper, is already at Station 1. The other is on a tour of the state being shown off at other departments by Rosenbauer. The pair cost the city more than $800,000.

via Gulf Shores fire and rescue adds two new rescue pumpers – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Spring break beach business booming – FOX10 News | WALA

March 24, 2016

Business is booming at the gulf.  That’s to be expected with spring break well under way, but businesses are seeing more customers this year than ever.  Tourist season is the lifeblood of many businesses at the beach and for them, the sooner the visitors come the better.  Gulf Shores has been hopping for the last few weeks and spring break is only approaching the mid-way point.

via Spring break beach business booming – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Spring break ‘trip from hell’ eased by good Samaritans | AL.com

March 24, 2016

For her daughter it might have been a spring break “trip from hell,” but a weekend ordeal left a Minnesota mom raving about some good Samaritans in south Alabama.

Jan Schulz Hendrickson of Chaska, Minnesota, said her daughter Carly traveled to Gulf Shores last week for spring break with a group of four other women from Iowa State University. While there, their 2007 Chevy Trailblazer developed a weird vibration. One of the women, who henceforth will be forever known as “the smart one,” found a ride back home with another group; before leaving town, the others – Carly Hendrickson, Nicole Leitner, Hayley Holdahl and Taylor Johnson — took the Trailblazer to a Baldwin County dealership for diagnosis.

via Spring break ‘trip from hell’ eased by good Samaritans | AL.com.

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