Hangout Music Fest 2016 opens following rain delay; updated schedule released | AL.com

May 21, 2016

Update at 3:22 p.m. CST: The Hangout Music Festival gates are now open, and music is expected to kick off at 3:30 p.m. The box office and shuttle services have also resumed normal operations.

Due to the rain delay, the performance times for most acts have changed. Alabama artist Jason Isbell will now take the stage at 7:30 p.m. CST while headliners The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers will perform at 10:45 p.m. CST.

via Hangout Music Fest 2016 opens following rain delay; updated schedule released | AL.com.

Orange Beach man killed in morning motorcycle accident at The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – On May 20, 2016 at approximately 6:45 a.m., Orange Beach Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Wharf Parkway East near the Oasis.

Responding officers arrived to find a motorcycle had left the roadway and the driver unresponsive. At some point during the crash, it appeared the driver struck a tree.

via Orange Beach man killed in morning motorcycle accident at The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Cosmos Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary on Monday

May 20, 2016

Monday, May 23rd Cosmos is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in Orange Beach. The party will feature a good ol’ fashioned shrimp boil. The party starts at 11am so come early. Boiled shrimp plate comes with corn, potatoes and sausage for $10; tickets at the door. We will have sushi all day long with select appetizer and drink specials. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be animal shelter charities in our local area.

via Cosmos Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary on Monday.

Pedestrian hit & killed in front of Flora-Bama prompts changes to dangerous Hwy | WEAR

May 20, 2016

WEAR — The Florida Department of Transportation is looking at changes on Highway 292 after a pedestrian died from injuries sustained while crossing the road over the weekend.

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar confirmed that the pedestrian that was struck in front of their building Saturday night was one of their employees, though they would like law enforcement to release the identity.

via Pedestrian hit & killed in front of Flora-Bama prompts changes to dangerous Hwy | WEAR.

Sidewalk project rolling forward in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 20, 2016

GULF SHORES — While crews are still knee deep in the Gulf Shores sidewalk project from the beach road to Fort Morgan Road, plans are already being made on the second part of that project to the foot of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge.

On May 9 the city council agreed to pay DMD engineering about $62,000 for the engineering on the second phase.

via Sidewalk project rolling forward in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

See where our rivers start, where fish shimmer like jewels in a stream fed by crying hills | AL.com

May 20, 2016

This is where our rivers start, in places that look like something out of Middle Earth, or Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tiny waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, fed by hillside springs every few feet along the length of the stream. These trickles of cool, clear water drip and gather into streams so small you can step across them without getting wet.

via See where our rivers start, where fish shimmer like jewels in a stream fed by crying hills | AL.com.

Baldwin schools chief warns of financial ‘Armageddon,’ tosses coins during passionate display | AL.com

May 20, 2016

Eddie Tyler held a penny in his right hand and then pushed a $4 stack of quarters onto the floor.

It was an unusual illustration by the Baldwin County School superintendent Thursday into what he feels is the district greatest long-term threat: Financial stability if a penny sales tax isn’t renewed by Legislature before it expires in 2018.

“Each dollar represents $10 million,” said Tyler before tossing the quarters to the ground during a School Board meeting attended by a large group of parents and employees.

via Baldwin schools chief warns of financial ‘Armageddon,’ tosses coins during passionate display | AL.com.

Tax districts could mean millions for island, Eastern Shore schools – LagniappeLagniappe

May 19, 2016

The movement toward increased funding for schools within the Baldwin County Public School System is marching forward as officials in both Fairhope and Gulf Shores weigh new special tax districts they hope would mean millions in additional dollars for schools in their feeder patterns.

As leaders eye the potential loss of the countywide penny tax in 2018 and see the school system’s loss of 1 mill of property tax funding on the ballot in March, those at the municipal and county levels see a great opportunity in special tax districts.

via Tax districts could mean millions for island, Eastern Shore schools – LagniappeLagniappe.

Legislators kick the can on Fort Morgan incorporation – LagniappeLagniappe

May 19, 2016

Fort Morgan-area residents are planning to regroup after a bill calling for a referendum on incorporating Fort Morgan failed to get the full support of the local legislative delegation during this year’s legislative session.

“The bottom line is that it did not pass,” said Rep. Steve McMillan, the legislator who represents the area. “I take the full blame.”

via Legislators kick the can on Fort Morgan incorporation – LagniappeLagniappe.

Davis helps tell story of Bon Secour – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 19, 2016

t was the summer of 1967. Cos Davis drove his ’66 Karmann Ghia across the Gulf Coast from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary — an area he’d never seen before. He traveled through the little town of Foley, down Highway 59 and made a right turn on County Road 6.

“It was the first time I’d seen that beautiful place,” Davis said. “I’d never seen anything like it.”

via Davis helps tell story of Bon Secour – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Homeowners insurance to go down for some Gulf Coast policy holde – FOX10 News | WALA

May 19, 2016

An agreement between the Alabama Department of Insurance and the Alabama Insurance Underwriters Association will save some homeowners in Baldwin and Mobile counties money on their insurance premiums.  Gov. Robert Bentley made the announcement at Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort Wednesday.

via Homeowners insurance to go down for some Gulf Coast policy holde – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Hangout Fest Countdown: Business owners ready for rush – FOX10 News | WALA

May 19, 2016

Set up was noisy Wednesday afternoon in Gulf Shores, but it’s about to get even noisier. With thousands of music fans rushing to Gulf Shores for the sold out Hangout Music Festival 2016, starting Thursday.

Festival organizers are working through the night, making final preparations for Thursday’s kickoff party.

Some fans are getting an early start, already dancing and singing to their favorite artists, ones they’ll be seeing live in just a couple of days.

via Hangout Fest Countdown: Business owners ready for rush – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Scam Buster: Facebook Imposters

May 19, 2016

Have you ever gotten a friend request on Facebook from someone you thought you were already friends with? Chances are, it’s a fake account. Scammers steal a person’s online identity and then friend all of their friends in order to get their personal information. There’s a lot you can find out.

“Just being their friend on Facebook, you can find out their date of birth, you can find out where they work, you can find out phone numbers, email addresses, family names,” says Kristina Barrett with the Computer Crew in Mobile.

via Scam Buster: Facebook Imposters.

State Parks Plans Expanded, Improved Trails System | Outdoor Alabama

May 19, 2016

From a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk atop Alabama’s highest mountain at Cheaha State Park to heart-pumping hikes on one of the 52 miles of trails in Oak Mountain State Park, the Alabama State Parks trails system has a hike that can provide stress relief or produce a beneficial workout for your cardio system.

And that’s only going to get better with a renewed commitment to make that trails system the best it can be.

The first step happened when State Parks Director Greg Lein tapped Ken Thomas to become the State Parks Trails Coordinator.

via State Parks Plans Expanded, Improved Trails System | Outdoor Alabama.

John Lennon bus returns to Gulf Shores High, Hangout – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 18, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus), the state-of-the-art mobile recording studio, will make its return to Gulf Shores to provide students at Gulf Shores High School a hands-on experience with audio and video production at Hangout Music Festival.

via John Lennon bus returns to Gulf Shores High, Hangout – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

NTSB releases report about fiery Foley plane crash – FOX10 News | WALA

May 18, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report, explaining why the plane crashed just after takeoff.

Reading the report, it seems like this was a mechanical problem. It describes what happened in the cockpit seconds before the plane came crashing down, but doesn’t give a definite cause.

via NTSB releases report about fiery Foley plane crash – FOX10 News | WALA.

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