The Baldwin County Commission will be voting to approve the 2017 budget at its next regular meeting. At a work session Tuesday, September 13, 2016, it had an opportunity to review it.
SILVERHILL, AL- If a hurricane hits Baldwin County, two Naval airfields will become staging areas for first responders and emergency equipment.
The Navy and the Baldwin County Commission have reached an agreement to use OLF Silverhill and an unused tarmac at OLF Barin Field near Foley during major disasters.
A family that bathes together, stays together.
That maxim has come to life among an osprey family in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
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.
You can help clean up the Gulf Coast and keep your area beautiful! Volunteers are needed for the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Here’s how you can help!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A proposal to create a downtown entertainment district in Fairhope is gaining support. It would allow people to leave bars and restaurants with an open container.
Daphne Police are pretty familiar with Herbert Crum.
Police say Crum, AKA “Pop”, is a petty thief and a drug addict. Crum was arrested in 2011 in connection with more than 60 home burglaries. In some of the break-ins, Crum made himself at home and grabbed snacks from the kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Brewton teenager was killed Friday evening in a rollover crash on Interstate 65 near Bay Minette.
Darius Dramon Tolbert, 18, was killed when the 2004 Dodge Durango he was riding in left the roadway and overturned, according to Alabama state troopers. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
The National Hurricane Center was monitoring three tropical waves in the Atlantic on Saturday afternoon but only considered one worthy of development.
That one, Invest 94L, was located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the central Atlantic on Saturday and was moving to the west-northwest.
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.
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.
A Facebook post by a sailor assigned at NAS Pensacola is creating a social media firestorm after she tried to mimic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The news of the newly passed BP bill doesn’t sit well with all state officials. Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler spoke at an event in Daphne Thursday, saying the numbers don’t add up.
Zeigler Thursday also met with constituents in Fairhope.
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.
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.
A Foley police officer received minor injuries after his cruiser was struck by another vehicle.
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.
After days of heated debate, the Alabama legislature passed the BP settlement bill and Governor Robert Bentley signed it into law the very next day.