Estuaries are the lifeblood of the Gulf of Mexico. Places like Mobile Bay, where water from five major rivers mix with the saltier water of the Gulf, are critical nursery grounds for most of the fish and shellfish that Alabamians like to catch and eat—everything from blue crabs to redfish.
Tacky Jacks is an Alabama Retailer of the Year Winner!
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.
The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.
It has been over a decade since Ivan brought a path of destruction and havoc across the Gulf Coast region of the United States, leaving the coastal town of Gulf Shores a literal wreck.
A famed Vietnam-era Navy fighter squadron will reunite in Pensacola on Saturday to share a unique story about their tribute to a fallen colleague and the woman who helped boost their morale during their long combat deployments.
Officials with Auburn University’s Shellfish Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab say oyster farmers are hoping for better weather this winter so they can have a strong growing season.
In addition to doing research, Fisheries Professor Bill Walton says the university began looking at oyster farms about seven years ago as growing techniques improved.
Saturday is the day to support Alabama’s waterways.
The 29th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup http://www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com/ is scheduled for from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Volunteers are encouraged.
The Navy says pilot error was the primary cause of a crash that claimed the life of a Blue Angels flier.
A Loxley man is behind bars for allegedly raping a woman he met online and briefly dated.
Joseph Jordan was arrested Wednesday after a month-long investigation by the Loxley Police Department. Investigators say Jordan met the victim on the internet earlier this summer and the two began spending time together.
FOLEY, AL- A Foley woman died Thursday when she was hit by a pick-up truck while walking on County Road 12.
28-year old Georgia Avery died on the scene. Avery was walking on County Road 12 near County Road 65 when she was hit. The accident happened before sunrise.
Another lawsuit challenging the funding for the new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park has been dismissed.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin today dismissed the lawsuit filed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, who alleged that the BP oil spill funds being used for the project were not authorized by the Legislature for that purpose.
Griffin ruled that Morrow and Zeigler lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
The Orange Beach Police Department is investigating an early morning crash, where a driver was blinded by the sun and caused an accident with a Baldwin County School bus.
OBPD Public Information Officer, Steve Brown said the accident took place just after 7:a.m. in the 2400 block of Canal Road.
In the wake of recent police-related shootings, body camera technology has evoloved. Now deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are wearing the latest technology. They’re being introduced this week.
Close to a hundred collegiate athletes from around the country will soon descend upon the Gulf Coast.
The 2016 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals takes place in Orange beach on Thursday and is sure to draw plenty of spectators and money to the beach.
The riders will show off their skills in front of the Flora Bama’s Ole River Bar and Grill.
Alabama researchers are shelling out $30 for every Asian Tiger Shrimp you reel in. There’s no catch, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab says they just want to study the large invasive shrimp.
The 3rd annual “The Wharf Uncorked” Food & Wine Festival is September 15th – 17th 2016, at the Wharf in Orange Beach.
The three-day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of gulf coast hospitality.
The wait is over … the Foley entertainment development is going vertical with the first hotel along with the event center for the Foley Sports Tourism Complex. During a South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 14, Tim Martin, CEO of CIEDA, took the chamber members on a tour through the evolution of this development.
Fifty-five million dollars to spend on three road projects, the continued four-laning of Highway 181, the widening of Highway 31 and expanding Canal Road on Pleasure Island. But not with 55 million dollars. Those three road projects are estimated to cost 125 million, 70 million more than what the legislature allocated from the state settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill.
A lawyer on Tuesday criticized what he called Alabama’s plans to build a “Taj Mahal” beach hotel with oil spill settlement funds, while a lawyer for the governor urged a judge to dismiss the lawsuit seeking to block the project.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.
“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”
The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.
Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Foley Police Department will host the 2017 USPCA National Police Dog Trials. The event will bring specially trained K9s and their handlers from across the country to the City of Foley.
Get out your nets and get ready to make some money – that is if you are lucky. Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) is offering a $30 reward for a rare shrimp in our waterways.
“They are kind of like lobsters,” Dr. Jennifer Hill, an assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University said via Skype. “They get up to a half pound a piece per shrimp.”
After a request from Baldwin County’s EMA, the Baldwin County Commission took time earlier this week to recognize the efforts of the county’s amateur radio clubs for the work they do helping county residents.
Commissioner Chris Elliott spoke on behalf of the commission, telling the North Baldwin Amateur Radio Club and South Baldwin Amateur Radio Club members that everyone in the county should be grateful for their contributions and public service.
“I appreciate the work that y’all do to help us be prepared for disasters and everything else you do,” Elliott said. “There are times that everything else may quit working, but y’all are always prepared.”
The Baldwin County Commission will be voting to approve the 2017 budget at its next regular meeting. At a work session Tuesday, September 13, 2016, it had an opportunity to review it.
SILVERHILL, AL- If a hurricane hits Baldwin County, two Naval airfields will become staging areas for first responders and emergency equipment.
The Navy and the Baldwin County Commission have reached an agreement to use OLF Silverhill and an unused tarmac at OLF Barin Field near Foley during major disasters.
A family that bathes together, stays together.
That maxim has come to life among an osprey family in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
More than 700 unaccompanied migrant children have been relocated to Alabama since October 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
DHS figures show 725 unaccompanied minor children ages 17 and younger have been released to sponsors in Alabama from October 2015 to July 2016. If the monthly average holds steady for August and September, the state will top last year’s placement figure of 808 as well as the previous year’s total of 786.
You can help clean up the Gulf Coast and keep your area beautiful! Volunteers are needed for the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Here’s how you can help!