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725 immigrant children relocated to Alabama in 10 months; most move to 3 counties | AL.com

September 14, 2016

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.

via 725 immigrant children relocated to Alabama in 10 months; most move to 3 counties | AL.com.

Head to Foley to celebrate the Festival of Flavor on Oct. 8

September 13, 2016

You may want to pull on your stretchy pants for this year’s annual Festival of Flavor held in downtown Foley, Ala. on Oct. 8.

Held from noon to 5 p.m., dozens of chefs and restaurants will offer samples of their most popular fare. The festival showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods and craft beer from breweries throughout the Southeast. Sample creations from some of the area’s best restaurants, including Wolf Bay Lodge, Villaggio Grille, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, Perdido Beach Resort, Rum Sisters, Frenchie’s Cajun Café, Pinzone’s Italian Village Restaurant, Wintzell’s Oyster House and many more. You’ll also find food trucks offering fare for sampling.

via Head to Foley to celebrate the Festival of Flavor on Oct. 8.

Upscale Perdido Key condo project nearing completion

September 13, 2016

For the first time in nearly a decade, a new condominium development is scheduled to open soon on Perdido Key.

Developers of the 64-unit Vista Del Mar complex said Monday they plan to finish the project by March and have presold all but seven of the units for prices ranging from $825,000 to $1.65 million.

The same developers plan to start another high-end, 49-unit Perdido Key Gulf-front development on the eastern end of the beach by early 2018.

via Upscale Perdido Key condo project nearing completion.

County, U.S. Navy reach agreement with two airfields | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 13, 2016

Baldwin County and the U.S. Navy reached an agreement earlier this week to let Baldwin County’s Emergency Management Agency have access to two airstrips in times of natural disaster.

Baldwin County EMA Director Reggie Chitwood told commissioners the mutual aid agreement to use the two fields had been in the works for some time, but that he was happy to announce the negotiations would soon be completed.

via County, U.S. Navy reach agreement with two airfields | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA

September 13, 2016

On September 12th, 1979 Hurricane Frederic made landfall on Dauphin Island as a strong Category three storm with sustained winds nearing 130 miles per hour. For days forecasters watched Fredric grow into a monster as it plowed across the Gulf developing an eye 50 miles wide. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier was 18 years-old at the time, and Frederic is seared in his memory.

via Anniversary of Hurricane Frederic – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com

September 13, 2016

A Montgomery judge on Tuesday morning will hold a hearing on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow challenging the use of certain BP oil spill funds to build a beach lodge and conference center at Gulf State Park.

Zeigler and Morrow claim the state is using money not authorized under the law the Legislature passed in 2013 initiating the park project.

via Judge to hear lawsuit against Gulf park beach hotel project | AL.com.

Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 12, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Local dynamic duo Tim Langston and his son Alex made the United States Martial Arts Team and are set to compete for Team USA in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg, South Africa sanctioned by the Olympics. Alex (11) made the team in April and Tim (44) in June. They are the only Father-son pair on the USA team and two of only three competitors from Alabama.

via Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

City of Fairhope pauses to remember victims of September 11th – FOX10 News | WALA

September 12, 2016

Like so many other cities across the nation, the City of Fairhope paused to pay their respects to the victims of September 11th.

“What the enemy meant for evil, God has turned it where the nation came together and pitched in and we all did things that needed to be done,” said Chief Joe Petties, Fairhope Police.

via City of Fairhope pauses to remember victims of September 11th – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Toll Authority Could Be Created In Baldwin County

September 12, 2016

BAY MINETTE, AL- The Baldwin Beach Express North would connect the existing Beach Express from Interstate 10 to I-65 near Bay Minette.The county commission was hoping to use money from the BP settlement to help fund the 200 million dollar highway, but the 55 million dollars Baldwin County got in the agreement obviously isn’t enough.

via Toll Authority Could Be Created In Baldwin County.

Commissioning USS Montgomery

September 11, 2016

Cannon blasts, bells, and patriotism were some of the sights and sounds of the commissioning of the USS Montgomery. Mary Blackshear Sessions is the wife of US Senator Jeff Sessions and a Montgomery native. She is the ship’s sponsor and tasked with uttering the traditional phrase to close the ceremony.

via Commissioning USS Montgomery.

How $120 million in BP money will tackle ‘Bloody 98′ and other priorities in coastal Alabama | AL.com

September 10, 2016

The U.S. 98 improvement project in Mobile County has been referred to as a road that leads to nowhere. Its extension into Mississippi, costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars, has been stalled for decades due to a lack of funding.

via How $120 million in BP money will tackle ‘Bloody 98′ and other priorities in coastal Alabama | AL.com.

‘Fame and fortune’ for Columbia cook? You be the judge | The State

September 10, 2016

Columbia resident Mary Leverette is a finalist in the 2016 Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest. Her recipe for Greek Chicken & Wild Rice Tabbouleh is one of eight chosen for a chance to win the People’s Choice Award and receive $250 and is in the running for the judges’ Grand Prize of $500. You can vote for Leverette’s recipe at www.mnwildrice.org.

The Grand Prize winner is an automatic qualifier for the 2016 World Recipe Championship to be held in Orange Beach, AL, competing for a total purse of $300,000 in cash and prizes.

via ‘Fame and fortune’ for Columbia cook? You be the judge | The State.

Summerdale couple charged with torture and child abuse – FOX10 News | WALA

September 09, 2016

A Baldwin County couple is charged with torture and willful abuse of a child.   Investigators believe a 15 year-old boy was abused at a residence on County Road 32 in Summerdale.

The suspects, Franchesca Canty and Kenneth Williams, have been charged with torture and willful abuse of a child.

via Summerdale couple charged with torture and child abuse – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Drinking On The Streets Of Downtown Fairhope Could Become Legal

September 09, 2016

FAIRHOPE, AL- Several restaurant and bar owners in downtown Fairhope have asked the city council to consider creating an entertainment district.

It’s illegal, both at the state and the city level, to leave a bar with a drink and walk around downtown. The Alabama Beverage Control Board has fined several establishments in recent weeks.

via Drinking On The Streets Of Downtown Fairhope Could Become Legal.

Lifetime License Holders May Need New Card or Conservation ID | Outdoor Alabama

September 09, 2016

Since the lifetime hunting and fishing licenses became available in Alabama several decades ago, more than 80,000 people have taken advantage of this opportunity.

It wasn’t until the Game Check harvest reporting system was implemented three years ago that a problem with the lifetime licenses surfaced. It seems a large number of duplicate numbers are among those 80,000 lifetime licenses. This causes a major problem when the holders try to use Game Check, which will be mandatory for the upcoming hunting seasons.

via Lifetime License Holders May Need New Card or Conservation ID | Outdoor Alabama.

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