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.
The Alabama House passed a bill that would allocate a majority of the BP oil spill settlement money to debt repayment and send about $191 million to the coast.
Coastal lawmakers have expressed that they believe this is a good compromise.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - The high school football season kicks off in a just a couple days. For the Gulf Shores Dolphins, it will be the first season since losing their former quarterback, 19-year-old Nathaniel (Nate) Harris.
FAIRHOPE, AL- Students and faculty at Baldwin County’s new Catholic high school had a great first day!
About 100 freshmen and sophomores are enrolled at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope. Juniors will be admitted next year. Seniors can enroll in 2018.
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.
Scammers usually strike right after a disaster when people feel generous enough to give to a cause.
“I mean after every disaster, you’re going to get some type of scam,” says Detective Laura Soulier with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
The National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores will be named Event of the Year. The annual festival draws more than 250,000 people to the gulf coast and is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — The mayor’s race in Fairhope is heating up. Incumbent Tim Kant is seeking his 5th term in office. He’s being challenged Karin Wilson, the owner of Page and Palette in downtown Fairhope.
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WPMI) — The public is invited to attend a gathering Sunday, August 21 for fallen Fort Morgan Firefighter 2828 John Bryan. Bryan was killed in a motorcycle crash in July.
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.
GULF SHORES, AL- While many students on the Gulf Coast are already back in school, classrooms remain quiet in Baldwin County.
Many students are spending the last few days of freedom at the beach or squeezing in extra hours at work.
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.
From Stankey Field at the University of South Alabama to a pet store on Hillcrest Road in Mobile, city hall in Orange Beach, to businesses at The Wharf.
A plane made an emergency landing on a roadway in Bay Minette after experiencing problems, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.
Mobile County has had its first confirmed case of the Zika virus, but county Health Officer Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II said Tuesday that officials “don’t think there’s anything for the community to worry about at this time.”
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
ELBERTA, AL- School officials and community leaders broke ground on a new wing at Elberta Elementary Monday.
The new wing will eventually house 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Elberta Middle will become the town’s new high school accommodating students in grades 7-12.
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.
Riviera Utilities paid $4.35 million for the 38,000-square-foot Class A office building formerly owned by Gulf Telephone Co. and currently used by CenturyLink at the corner of Underwood and Ala. 59 in Foley, according to court records and utility officials.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — UPDATE: The body of the missing swimmer has been found in Big Lagoon.
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.”
Heavy rain and thunderstorms moved across the Mobile and Baldwin County areas this week, as a slow moving low pressure disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico moved across the region.
Michelle Hardman is a big beer fan. In fact, she traveled from Pensacola Beach, Fla. to Orange Beach, Ala. to sample one of the many craft beers at the annual Top of the Hops Beer Fest at the Conference Center in Orange Beach on Saturday night.
If you’re one of those who prefer the ease of online shopping and your website of choice is Amazon, you will soon be paying more for your purchases. Starting Nov. 1, Amazon has agreed to start collecting and remitting sales tax in Alabama, meaning buyers will see an addition 8 percent tacked onto their purchases.
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.