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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.

Baldwin County Commissioners replace Juvenile Detention Center d – FOX10 News | WALA

August 17, 2016

As expected, the Baldwin County Commission passed two motions Tuesday, eliminating 62 positions at its Residential Wilderness Facility and agreeing to lease the facility to a private operator. In another action, commissioners also voted to terminate the current director and appoint a new one.

via Baldwin County Commissioners replace Juvenile Detention Center d – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday

August 17, 2016

Fairhope, AL — WKRG - School starts tomorrow for a landmark school in Baldwin County. Classes begin Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic High School. It’s the first Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Monday, I followed Principal as he gave each room a final inspection and checked items off his list. The first day will only be a half day welcoming just 100 students enrolled so far.

via Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday.

World Food Championships to spotlight chefs in Orange Beach this November | AL.com

August 16, 2016

“Orange Beach is going to smell like barbecue in November for probably about a month,” says Mike McCloud, CEO of the World Food Championships.

Here’s the thing: The World Food Championships isn’t a barbecue event. It’s designed as an all-star competition that lets chefs compete in nine categories, including barbecue, chili, sandwich, burger, dessert, bacon, seafood and steak. So it would have been just as true to say that Orange Beach is going to smell like burgers or bacon, come November.

via World Food Championships to spotlight chefs in Orange Beach this November | AL.com.

Orange Beach Community Comes Together to Help our Louisiana Neighbors

August 16, 2016

Orange Beach, AL – (OBA) – Folks in our community are organizing a collection and delivery effort to acquire and transport items needed by our neighbors in Louisiana who have been devastated by the flooding this past week. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Drop off donated items on the south end of the front parking lot at Orange Beach City Hall 8am and 5pm (at the old Finance Dept.). Look for the sign. If you have something to drop off after 5pm you can leave it on the front porch at city hall.

via Orange Beach Community Comes Together to Help our Louisiana Neighbors.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — Foley High School will retire Kenny Stabler’s 12 jersey number in a special halftime ceremony during the Lions home opener versus Robertsdale on Friday on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley. Game time is 7 p.m.“

This is something that has never been done before at Foley High School,” FHS Principal Russ Moore said. “It’s just something nice that we can do for the family and for the community. We want to do something to focus on the positives and there are plenty of positive things to focus on.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

How You Can Help Louisiana – FOX10 News | WALA

August 16, 2016

It could’ve easily been us. Instead, the system stalled in Louisiana and they got the historic flooding. Now folks in our area are stepping up to help.

This past weekend, Orange Beach resident Blake Michaeleski put out a call for supplies to help his family in Louisiana.

“My parents had to evacuate at their house and my sister had to evacuate her house. I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go,” Michaeleski said.

The response has been so overwhelming that Blake is now accepting supplies at several locations and will leave Tuesday and deliver several trailers of goods.

via How You Can Help Louisiana – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com

August 16, 2016

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaelski couldn’t stand by and watch what was happening in his hometown of Denham Springs, La., in the wake of the recent floods, so he took action. Through a couple of  Facebook posts  and word on the street, Michaelski called upon the people of Orange Beach to rally with him to aid the flood-ravaged Denham Springs.

via Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com.

Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA

August 15, 2016

A Baldwin County man is trying to help flood victims in Louisiana.

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaleski has been collecting donations. He originally started to help his family.

“My parents, they had to evacuate their house and my sister had to evacuate her house,” said Michaleski. “I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go and my sister, they lost everything.”

via Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA.

Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com

August 13, 2016

The most popular way to see the Alabama Gulf Coast?

While bobbing behind a boat anchored at a sandbar, or cruising among the nonstop flotilla of vessels parading up and down Old River. Or maybe from atop a stool inside the dimly-lit Flora-Bama Lounge, possibly the only roadhouse in America that hosts both an annual mullet toss and weekly nondenominational church services.

via Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com.

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