Leslie Ann Harrison’s confrontation with a Robertsdale woman during Fairhope’s “Lighting of the Trees” prompted her to go online and blog about the experience in a post titled, “We don’t push in Fairhope.”
Leslie Ann Harrison’s blog post, “We don’t push in Fairhope” generated an online stir over the weekend after the annual “Lighting of the Trees” drew a large crowd to the city’s downtown on Thursday.
Four state parks and 10 cities across the state have received funds for improvements, totaling $700,000.
The federal Land and Water Conservation fund announced the grants, most of which are worth $50,000 each, and range in purpose from a special needs playground to a canoe and boat launch.
The state parks that received grants are:
The case against Spanish Fort High School running back Cameron Harrison will continue after a six-hour hearing on Tuesday to determine if there was probable cause.
Several restaurants in Mobile and Baldwin counties are here to help next Thursday. Here’s a preview of some of the places where you can eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, without washing a single dish.
As for Shelby Brown, I doubt I’ve ever witnessed a more influential contestant since I’ve been watching The Voice. Not only is the Top 11 Voice hopeful a tremendously talented young woman with a booming voice in her own right, she’s managed to single-handedly neutralize Team Blake. Voice coach Adam Levine may have snagged Brown out of a desire to troll long-time rival Blake Shelton by winning The Voice with a country artist, but he also found a way to split the country vote and protect non-country artists.
A few weeks ago, Chef Chris Sherrill of the Flora-Bama Yacht Club detailed in these pages how he qualified for the World Food Championships, which took place recently in Kissimmee.
I’m happy to report that Chris and his sous chef, Haikel Harris, did our area extremely proud in international competition.
Tuesday 11/24/15 LiveMusicLineUp.com
As part of their continued effort to help the community, Columbia Southern University (CSU) employees recently donated more than 2,400 canned goods and $289 to the annual Turkey Take-Out food drive.
“This wonderful effort by our staff and faculty will help 1,200 people in our area enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving,” said CSU Director of Employee Activities Vicki Barnes.
The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project on Friday announced that it has applied with Hilton Worldwide for a planned lodge that was previously destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.
The new lodge comes as part of a broader effort at the park, which looks to highlight sustainability efforts to boost economic recovery in the wake of the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, according to a release.
A Baldwin County District Court Judge says the charges against a Spanish Fort football player accused of rape may be dropped if the District Attorney’s office fails to turn over evidence to the defense by 2pm today.
The season is upon us. It’s a season Christmas tree farmer Steve Mannard has worked for all year. He is gearing up for his busiest day of the year when his Christmas tree farm opens to the public the day after Thanksgiving.
via Oh, Christmas Tree.
BAY MINETTE, AL- Judge Clark Stankoski ordered the state to turn over evidence to Cameron Harrison’s attorney by 5pm Sunday, but the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office ignored the order.
Instead of complying, prosecutors filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider, claiming the rape investigation is fluid and still developing.
A woman accused of supplying alcohol to minor at a house party where a teenage girl was allegedly raped says she had no clue the kids had alcohol.
“But I can tell you I didn’t serve it, didn’t provide it,” said Cathy Roberts. “Didn’t know until the party was ended.”
Roberts is charged with hosting an open house party and allowing the consumption of alcohol by minors.
A hearing is scheduled early Tuesday morning in the state of Alabama against 18-year-old Cameron Harrison, the Spanish Fort High School student charged with first degree rape. There have been several points of contention in legal proceedings leading up to the Tuesday hearing.
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“There’s something about The Grateful Dead – the music and the people and family surrounding it — that really is magical,” Grizzard says. “It brings people together … It starts with the unbelievable songwriting, but beyond that, they were able to achieve a family-type following that no band had ever done before. And it just turned into a whole other thing.”
The Stolen Faces play at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St. Other upcoming shows:
Saturday, Nov. 28 – The Flying Harpoon 2, 23479 Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach, 9 p.m.
GULF SHORES, AL – Jack Edwards National Airport, the busiest uncontrolled airport in the state of Alabama with more than 80,000 aircraft operations annually, broken ground on Nov. 20 on an apron expansion that is part of a list of growing improvements at the facility.
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - With temperatures expected to drop below freezing Sunday, it may be time to think about what damage the cold can do to your home so you can protect it.
Employees at the Home Depot in Daphne put out these faucet covers Saturday, after seeing how low temperatures were going to drop Sunday. Jim Wehrle, who works in the plumbing department there, says there are many ways to shield your pipes from the cold. Even for just one night, he says it’s better to be safe, than sorry. He also says once pipes are frozen, there is nothing you can do.
Sunday 11/22/15 LiveMusicLineUp.com
A big plume of black smoke could be seen over Mobile Bay near downtown Mobile Thursday, November 19, 2015. It was from a controlled burn where the Coast Guard, Navy and other agencies set fire to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel. It’s the first time a burn of this nature has happened on Little Sand Island since the late 1990s. The purpose was to test repairs to the test facility, train response personnel and to make sure these types of burn-offs are done in such a way as to protect as much of the marine environment as possible.
GULF SHORES, AL – When Don Stafford built his Ribs and Reds Restaurant, he didn’t necessarily have the required number of parking spaces on the site he chose at 128 E. First Ave.
“I have 19 and I can seat 200 people,” Stafford told the Gulf Shores City Council on Monday. “Little short. But it was approved by the city to build there because they had parking all around us. I think we’ll find several people in here in that same condition in that type of business.”
Saturday 11/21/15 LiveMusicLineUp.com
GULF SHORES, AL – The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project announced today that it has applied to team with Hilton Worldwide for a planned lodge that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan and is part of a broader effort at the park to be an international model of economic and environmental sustainability in the wake of the damaging 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Alabama officials are hoping to get a little help from a hospitality giant as they look to build a new Gulf State Park Lodge and meeting space on one of the state’s most breathtaking beachfront properties.
Organizers of the Gulf State Park Enhancement Project announced Friday they have applied for a partnership with Hilton Worldwide to develop a replacement for the old Gulf State Park Lodge, destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
The new lodge would be owned and operated by the state, but Hilton would provide the franchise support system and help with reservations and sustainability initiatives.
It’s going to be freezing later this weekend in north and central Alabama, and just plain cold farther south.
A freeze warning has been issued for several north-central Alabama counties overnight, and more widespread warnings will go into effect tomorrow night.
FOLEY, AL- Foley defense attorney Paul Cater is following the rape investigation closely and will be at Cameron Harrison’s preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Harrison is charged with first-degree rape and was kicked out of school and off the Spanish Fort Toros football team after police say he raped an unconscious 16-year old classmate at an open house party.
ELBERTA, Ala. (WPMI) Elberta will soon be home to a new high school. The Baldwin County School Board approved a more than $3.9 million to make the change.
The two phase project includes transferring 4th, 5th and 6th graders to Elberta Elementary school. 14 new rooms and expanded cafeteria will be added to the elementary school as well.
A Baldwin County school bus driver is in the hot seat after school officials say he made literature that spoke-out against homosexuality available to students.
Local 15′s Muriel Bailey spoke to a parent who says the school notified him but didn’t tell him what the material was about.
“Once my friend told me what it was it kind of shocked me then when I told my parents it kind of shocked them,” said Daphne Middle school student Sam Mirabella.
Thursday morning some students at Daphne Middle School walked off the school bus with something extra in their hands.
“Aviation is the fastest growing industry in the world,” and just at the right time, it seems, a multi-million dollar airport expansion is underway at Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores.
“We don’t have the population to justify a large airline, but we do have a big demand for regional service,” according to airport manager Scott Fuller.