As candidates for office in one of Alabama’s boom cities turned their attention toward growth issues during a forum Thursday evening, the two opponents for mayor jostled over lawsuits and the appropriate duties of the job.
Karin Wilson, a book store owner in downtown Fairhope, challenged incumbent Mayor Tim Kant’s dual role as mayor and superintendent of utilities while also questioning why the city has been involved in expensive litigation.
Foley’s football game against Robertsdale on Friday night was the Lions’ season-opener, not their homecoming contest. But a homecoming of sorts took place at Ivan Jones Stadium during Foley’s 41-14 victory over the Golden Bears.
For the first time in its football history, Foley retired a former player’s jersey number – the No. 12 worn by Ken Stabler as the Lions’ quarterback from 1961 through 1963. After Foley’s current No. 12, Garrett Mayo, completes his prep career, no Lion will wear the jersey again.
A dispute over the state’s decision to close a popular – and profitable – zipline attraction at Gulf State Park has left state officials and the ride’s operator starkly at odds over the expectations laid out in a contract.
Thanks to participants in the Lionfish Challenge and Panhandle Pilot Program — both conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission — nearly 10,000 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters so far.
Since the May 14 kickoff, 9,216 lionfish have been eradicated from the Gulf.
The hometown of former Alabama quarterback Ken Stabler will honor the quarterback’s recent hall of fame induction during a football game at his alma mater on Friday night.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company will pay tribute to the NFL legend at halftime of the Foley High School football game on Friday night. The ‘Hometown Hall of Famer’ program honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.
OBA Editor Note: We’ve checked and confirmed with the Stabler Family that this is the official Kenny Stabler Facebook page.
The “Pro Football Hall of Fame” is paying tribute to NFL legend Kenny “The Snake” Stabler Friday at his alma mater, Foley High School.
It’s all part of the “Hometown Hall of Famer” program.
It’s a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game.
Stabler was a three-sport star for Foley. During his three seasons of varsity football with the Lions, Foley posted a 29-1 record and outscored its opponents 997-147. The only setback of Stabler’s prep football career came in a 20-14 loss to Vigor on Sept. 6, 1963, in his senior season.
The Foley Football History Project has put together a video tribute to Stabler that includes highlights of his high school career.
As the result of a donation from S.C. Johnson and Feeding America, Feeding the Gulf Coast has received 4,300 cases of mosquito repellent to be distributed along the Central Gulf Coast.
The repellent — OFF! Deep Woods — contains 25 percent DEET, an effective chemical for repelling mosquitoes.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — It’s been a month since Fort Morgan volunteer firefighter John Bryan lost control of his motorcycle and was killed on Highway 181 near mile marker five. The grieving mother wants to know what lead up to the accident.
“We were two peas in the pod,” said Bryan’s mother Johnnie Bryan. “When you seen one, you seen the other.”
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WEAR) — No reason has been given as to why the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is not renewing their four-year contract with Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park.
In 2012 J.T. Lemons, a founding partner and the concessionaire of Gulf Adventure Center was granted a contract to build and operate Gulf Adventure Center, a 14-acre, seven-tower zip line course and outdoor adventure center within Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.
Many people here in Mobile and Baldwin counties are coming together to help those affected by the flooding in Louisiana.
Oak Park Church volunteers are filling up their third truckload headed for communities outside Baton Rouge.
Two people are dead and several others are injured following a police pursuit on the Baldwin Beach Express near County Road 36. It happened around 7:30 Thursday night.
Two people are dead and many others have been reported injured after a police pursuit involving a Summerdale police officer and a rogue driver on Baldwin Beach Express and County Road 36.
Following a natural disaster, if you’re in the market for a used car—beware. There’s a chance that car may have flood damage.
“Well, unfortunately there are people that may take these care and truck them to another auction just to get them out of that flood area just to try and get a little more money for them,” says Eastern Shore Toyota General Manager Darrin Shelton.
This is a walk Johnnie Bryan makes every Sunday, “It’s really hard. I break down when I come.”
Her destination, a memorial at the place where her son died. “I can’t get through my mind why he’s gone. I just can’t get over it.”
Fairhope businesswoman Karin Wilson threw her hat into the race for Mayor of Fairhope at the last minute. She is hoping to unseat 4 term incumbent Mayor Tim Kant.
The Alabama Senate voted against a procedure that would have allowed a vote on a proposed lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Jim McClendon.
“Procedurally they killed the bill,” at least for this session, McClendon said.
A police chase on the Baldwin Beach Express claimed the lives of two people and injured many others, Alabama State Troopers said.
Are some redfish homebodies? And some so full of wanderlust they fin their way from Alabama to Louisiana and back again? Do some spend their entire lives in the salty Gulf, and some in the brackish swamps? Do some act like waterborne snowbirds, and travel back and forth with the seasons?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House of Representatives approved a plan Wednesday to use the state’s oil spill settlement money to pay back money borrowed during a past budget shortfall and for road projects in coastal counties.
GULF SHORES – Both candidates in the race for Place 2 on the Gulf Shores City Council say they don’t believe the city’s spring break alcohol ban will be as adverse on the local economy as the Panama City ban.
Kevin Corcoran and Gary Sinak, hopefuls in the only contested municipal post on Pleasure Island, gave opening statements and answered questions from the audience on Tuesday night at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center.
GULF SHORES, AL – Alabama Director of State Parks Greg Lein says the state will not renew a contract for Hummingbird Zip Lines and Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park for another four years.Lein said plans are being studied for dismantling the towers at the widely popular attraction, which he said the owners must undertake per the contract.
The Alabama House passed a bill that would allocate a majority of the BP oil spill settlement money to debt repayment and send about $191 million to the coast.
Coastal lawmakers have expressed that they believe this is a good compromise.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - The high school football season kicks off in a just a couple days. For the Gulf Shores Dolphins, it will be the first season since losing their former quarterback, 19-year-old Nathaniel (Nate) Harris.
FAIRHOPE, AL- Students and faculty at Baldwin County’s new Catholic high school had a great first day!
About 100 freshmen and sophomores are enrolled at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope. Juniors will be admitted next year. Seniors can enroll in 2018.
Roads and bridges, that’s how Baldwin County planned to spend their share of BP settlement money coming to coastal counties. Baldwin County planned to continue to four-lane Highway 181, south to Highway 104, that’s been bogged down for more than a decade. They also wanted to continue to four-lane the Highway 31 corridor in Spanish Fort.
Scammers usually strike right after a disaster when people feel generous enough to give to a cause.
“I mean after every disaster, you’re going to get some type of scam,” says Detective Laura Soulier with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.