FOLEY — A man and woman from Foley are behind bars and both are facing two charges of cruelty to animals.Amber and Gerald Drummond were arrested Monday evening at their residence on County Road 20 in Foley.
Tuesday 8/18/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
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.
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
he search for Baldwin County’s next school superintendent has gone from five candidates to three finalists.
Dr. John Green, Dr. James “Kip” Stevens, and Mr. Carl E. “Eddie” Tyler were named the official finalists for the job by Baldwin County Board of Education President Shannon Cauley.
FOLEY, AL- Many stores have security systems near the front door that trigger a loud alarm if someone tries to steal merchandise.
Foley police say four people found a way to by-pass the EAS system at the Old Navy store at Tanger Outlets and walk out with more than 4,000 dollars worth of merchandise.
Monday 8/17/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) When the school bell rings Monday morning, there will be nearly 31,000 students walking the halls in Baldwin County.
According to Terry Wilhite with the Baldwin County School system, about 500 are newly enrolled students.
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.
The Foley Police Department will host another Coffee with a Cop event from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant located at 3013 S. McKenzie St. in Foley.
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.
GULF SHORES, AL- Summer break is officially over for students in Baldwin County.
Kids go back to school Monday.
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.
Sunday 8/16/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
GULF SHORES, AL — The City of Gulf Shores will be offering Men’s and Coed Adult Softball Leagues this fall.
Team registration will be at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center from through Sept. 4.
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.
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.
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?
When we spoke with Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier on the phone Thursday about problems with the driver’s license offices, he advised us to reach out to the Baldwin County Commissioners.
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.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS — Roughly 16 months after several feet of sand and debris were left behind in The Springs in Magnolia Springs by torrential flooding, the town’s leaders are hoping they are close to fixing the problem.
Saturday 8/15/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
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.
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.
Turning left onto Highway 59 in Gulf Shores without a light can be tricky, especially if traffic is heavy.
And by next year, there will be a number of places along the road to the beach where that will no longer be possible.
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.
About 500 new students have enrolled in Baldwin County schools for the upcoming year which starts on Monday.
Countywide enrollment will top 31,000 students.
Most of Baldwin County’s 45 public schools will get new students. While enrollment is up, this year’s budget is smaller.
The hot days of August are fading and so are the summer beach crowds. We were in Gulf Shores today and found less traffic and smaller crowds on the beach than just a few Friday’s ago. Many people are saying summer doesn’t last until Labor Day any more.
Thursday, 8/113/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
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.