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Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour

September 21, 2016

A chance to escape every day with family, friends, and fellow soldiers.  Veterans are visiting Perdido Key this week, staying in donated condos with their loved ones for free.  Part of the week’s activities included a sunset dolphin tour with Wild Hearts in Orange Beach. The families and soldiers told us sometimes changing your views can help change your life.

via Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour.

2 arrested for trafficking cocaine through Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

September 21, 2016

A traffic stop on I-10 in Baldwin County results in two arrests and the seizure of more than eight pounds of cocaine. It was just after 11 a.m. Monday morning when deputies from the Special Operations Unit saw a white Nissan rental car was weaving through traffic.

via 2 arrested for trafficking cocaine through Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Alabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Power team up on artificial Reef – Alabama NewsCenter

September 20, 2016

Alabama Power and the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are working together to provide a new place to fish off the Alabama coast.

The partners have been working together on a new artificial reef that will be located approximately 25 miles south of Dauphin Island. The large reef is made up of two boilers recently removed from the James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant as well as a 195 foot barge. The 200,000-pound boilers were previously used at the plant’s Washington County and Theodore sites. The old boilers were recently upgraded with new equipment as a part of regularly scheduled maintenance at the plant.  The barge is being provided by Cooper/T. Smith.

via Alabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Power team up on artificial Reef – Alabama NewsCenter.

Magnolia Springs, Holk named in case filing | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 20, 2016

On Sept. 15, the Magnolia Springs Town Council gathered for an emergency council meeting to approve the town attorney, Brad Hicks, to file the appropriate responsive pleadings and discovery in the pending election contest brought on by Jim Gaines Bob Holk abstained; Mayor Ken Underwood was absent. The town, as well as Bob Holk, has been named in the contest, filed Sept. 6, with the circuit court of Baldwin County.

via Magnolia Springs, Holk named in case filing | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday – FOX10 News | WALA

September 20, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - You know fall is almost here when the Fair comes to town.  The 66th Annual Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and the day before, crews began getting things in place.  Crews will put in long hours between now and Tuesday’s opening, setting up more than 30 rides for all ages.  This year, the Midway will feature four new rides that are sure to please.

via Baldwin County Fair opens Tuesday – FOX10 News | WALA.

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New authority hopes to sell BP-backed bonds in two months | AL.com

September 20, 2016

A new authority set up by the Legislature to sell bonds backed by a BP oil spill settlement hopes to issue the bonds in about two months, officials said today.

“We want to bring the money forward as quickly as we can because the interest rates right now are so low that we’re going to get the most money we possibly can,” Gov. Robert Bentley said.

via New authority hopes to sell BP-backed bonds in two months | AL.com.

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.

5 injured in crash on Baldwin Beach Express in Summerdale – FOX10 News | WALA

September 18, 2016

A two-vehicle crash resulted in several injuries Saturday night in Summerdale, according to authorities.

It happened on Baldwin Beach Express South at County Road 36, according to an Alabama State Trooper, who also told FOX10 News five people with injuries were taken to a local hospital.

via 5 injured in crash on Baldwin Beach Express in Summerdale – FOX10 News | WALA.

Robertsdale man killed in Beach Expressway wreck – FOX10 News | WALA

September 18, 2016

Alabama State Troopers say a man from Robertsdale was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on the Baldwin Beach Expressway Saturday night.

State lawmen say 55 year-old Jimmy F. Werner died at a local hospital after the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, which he was a passenger in, collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 48 year-old Mark Byrnes of Summerdale.

via Robertsdale man killed in Beach Expressway wreck – FOX10 News | WALA.

In the realm of the dwarf seahorse: tiny, fantastical, and under siege | AL.com

September 18, 2016

We set out to catch a modern day unicorn, the dwarf seahorse, as dainty and secretive a creature as you can find anywhere on land or under the sea.

Measuring an inch long when full grown, they are the smallest of the four seahorse species native to the Gulf of Mexico, and one of the smallest vertebrates on the planet. They are also thought to be slowly disappearing.

via In the realm of the dwarf seahorse: tiny, fantastical, and under siege | AL.com.

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