Baldwin County students head back to school, amid budget concern – FOX10 News | WALA

August 18, 2015

It was a rainy Monday morning across the Gulf Coast as students prepared for their first day of school. Summer is officially over for students in Baldwin County, and some were ready to go this morning.

Parents and students were up early this morning, waiting outside the doors at Daphne Elementary School. Jonathan Ellis, principal of the school, says he was feeling the excitement.

via Baldwin County students head back to school, amid budget concern – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County superintendent search narrowed down to 3 – FOX10 News | WALA

August 18, 2015

The Baldwin County Board of Education has narrowed its top five candidates down to three, the board said on Monday.

The three finalists are:

Dr. John Green, Former Superintendent, Jackson County Schools, Georgia and independent education consultant

Dr. James W. “Kip” Stevens, Head of School, Crisp Academy, Cordele, Georgia

Mr. Carl E. Tyler, Superintendent, Eufaula City Schools

via Baldwin County superintendent search narrowed down to 3 – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores Swim Team completes successful summer season – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 17, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala.—The Gulf Shores Swim Team completed a successful summer 2015 swim season in the Gulf Coast Area Aquatics League Championship Meet. The meet was held at the Fairhope City Pool on July 24-25. The Dolphins, 1,816 points, finished in second place in their division behind Fairhope, 4,650 points, and ahead of third place Eastern Shore Piranhas, 1,684 points.

via Gulf Shores Swim Team completes successful summer season – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA

August 17, 2015

Thirty-four Baldwin County school girls got star treatment today. It’s all thanks to a local mom who wanted to “Pay It Forward.”

As Lenise Ligon told you on FOX10 News Friday, Hayley Milstead of Foley is a stay at home mom with a big heart. She opened her door to pamper local girls; to do their nails and hair, and give them a stress-free time before school starts on Monday.

via Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA.

Water Spouts Spotted in Gulf Shores – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 16, 2015

Gulf Shores Waterspout

Gulf Shores residents got quite a surprise Sunday morning when, not one, but two water spouts were sighted in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are generally two types of water spouts: fair weather and tornadic. Sunday’s water spout appears to be in the ‘fair weather’ category.

via Water Spouts Spotted in Gulf Shores – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Gulf Shores starting up Go Kickball league – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

August 16, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores continues to strive to bring new programs and events to the community.

We are excited to sponsor Go Kickball and bring the league to Gulf Shores. Go Kickball combines the relaxed sport of kickball with social networking to create a fun and active way for adults to network, meet new people, enjoy friends, and play kickball in a comfortable, non-intimidating, social atmosphere.

via Gulf Shores starting up Go Kickball league – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Tacky Jacks LeSerra is Island Spirit winner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

August 16, 2015

GULF SHORES — The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber recently presented its Island Spirit Award for August 2015 to Brittany LeSerra at a special ceremony at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.

Nora Mandoki, Island Spirit Chairman, cited LeSerra’s hard work and positive attitude.

via Tacky Jacks LeSerra is Island Spirit winner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Alabama’s Strongest Man and Teen Nationals in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

August 16, 2015

While you were just getting up this morning, others were pulling fire trucks, and picking up very heavy things. That means the Alabama’s Strongest Man Contest is back in Gulf Shores. FOX10 News was there as athletes of all ages, men and women, lifted their spirits by lifting weights. So what does it take to be the strongest man?

via Alabama’s Strongest Man and Teen Nationals in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals | Fodor’s

August 16, 2015

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama With more than 250 vendors, musical entertainment, an outdoor village, and plenty of shrimp, it’s no surprise that more than 250,000 people attend this free beach festival held in October every year. The national celebration started in 1971 as a way to draw visitors to the beaches of Gulf Shores after Labor Day and has now established itself as an Alabama mainstay. And there’s plenty of shrimp-themed fun to be had: chefs compete to win the annual restaurant challenge with their best shrimp dishes and more than 200 pounds of shrimp are prepared every day for samples.

via America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals | Fodor’s.

Booming Orange Beach longs for traffic relief | AL.com

August 15, 2015

Being a tourism magnet has proved a blessing and a curse for Orange Beach.

Development is roaring ahead. Revenues are breaking records. Condos and hotels lining the beach highway offer 9,000 rooms, and their numbers are growing.

Yet more visitors and relentless growth mean more traffic for a very small area that in essence became a man-made island, along with Gulf Shores, when the government built the Intracoastal Waterway in the 1930s.

via Booming Orange Beach longs for traffic relief | AL.com.

Overturned RV Stalls Traffic on Bayway, Accident Victim Speaks Out – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 15, 2015

An overturned RV trailer stalled traffic for hours on the Bayway Friday afternoon.

The vehicle flipped over around 3PM blocking both eastbound lanes on the Bayway; forcing commuters to find alternate routes. As thousands of people sat in traffic hours, George Korones and his family were inside of the RV trailer.

“We’re very lucky,” he said.

via Overturned RV Stalls Traffic on Bayway, Accident Victim Speaks Out – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Gulf council releases draft outlining use of oil spill settlemen – FOX10 News | WALA

August 15, 2015

A federal council created by the RESTORE Act. has released a draft of Gulf Coast projects to be funded by $140 million in settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The draft funded priorities list (FPL) and the projects in it are a result of the RESTORE Act, which requires 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties go into the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund to be used for Gulf Coast restoration projects.

via Gulf council releases draft outlining use of oil spill settlemen – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Public comments sought on $139 million in proposed oil spill restoration projects | AL.com

August 14, 2015

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a draft Funded Priorities List (FPL) Thursday for public comment. This FPL details active restoration projects total $139.6 million, and recommends setting aside approximately $43.6 million for future projects.

via Public comments sought on $139 million in proposed oil spill restoration projects | AL.com.

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