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Mayoral contest heats up in one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities | AL.com

August 20, 2016

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.

via Mayoral contest heats up in one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities | AL.com.

‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com

August 20, 2016

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.

via ‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com.

State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com

August 20, 2016

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.

via State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com.

Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday

August 19, 2016

Kenny Stabler

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.

via Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday.

NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2016

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.

via NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com

August 19, 2016

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.

via Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com.

Mom wants answers after son is killed in highway crash | WPMI

August 19, 2016

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.”

via Mom wants answers after son is killed in highway crash | WPMI.

State forcing unexplained closure of Gulf Adventure Center | WEAR

August 19, 2016

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.

via State forcing unexplained closure of Gulf Adventure Center | WEAR.

Scambuster: Could You Tell If a Car Has Flood Damage?

August 19, 2016

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.

via Scambuster: Could You Tell If a Car Has Flood Damage?.

Surgery on a paddle board: Fish scientist investigates why some fish roam | AL.com

August 19, 2016

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?

via Surgery on a paddle board: Fish scientist investigates why some fish roam | AL.com.

Candidates weigh in on Gulf Shores alcohol ban | The Islander

August 18, 2016

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.

via Candidates weigh in on Gulf Shores alcohol ban | The Islander.

State says contract on Gulf State Park zip lines won’t be renewed | The Islander

August 18, 2016

Gulf State Park Zip Line

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.

via State says contract on Gulf State Park zip lines won’t be renewed | The Islander.

Coastal BP Settlement Money Hits Roadblock

August 18, 2016

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.

via Coastal BP Settlement Money Hits Roadblock.

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