The Alabama House and Senate have much different plans on how to spend most of a $1 billion settlement with BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
This morning, a committee of three representatives and three senators will try to find a compromise.
via Alabama legislators try again to divvy up $1 billion BP settlement | AL.com.
A candidate for mayor in the growing Eastern Shore city of Daphne is criticizing the handling of the last month’s elections amid swirling concerns statewide about how municipal elections were managed by city clerks.
via Mayoral recount set in one Alabama city amid concerns about election: ‘I am wondering what happened’ | AL.com.
Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off today’s much-anticipated product unveiling with a Southern rock nod to his home state.
Joined by The Late Late Show’s James Corden and artist Pharrell, Cook, a native of Robertsdale, Alabama belted out the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama” in a pre-event edition of Carpool Karaoke. The song, an anthem for the University of Alabama, has to sting a little to Cook, a graduate of Auburn University.
via Watch Tim Cook belt out ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at Apple event | AL.com.
Magnolia Springs is a small coastal Alabama town of 768 residents, many of whom live on or near a charming river surrounded by oak trees. They still have their mail delivered by boat.
But the town’s government could be dealing in a sizable problem as its mayoral election heads toward court.
via How a 1 vote difference in a mayoral race could create a big-size legal problem for one Alabama town | AL.com.
Carolyn Hood, the 79-year-old frail woman who lives in an assisted care facility in Montgomery, was aware of the brutal murder of her husband two years ago and was “absolutely not” aghast that her son dismembered his body, Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said Wednesday.
via Why prosecutors are pursuing charges against a frail Carolyn Hood in murder of husband | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Imagine a new boardwalk 20 feet wide and more than a half mile long. It’s all part of the big facelift and things are just getting started.
via Gulf Place to begin revitalization | WPMI.
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - The US Navy Whiting Field has agreed to let the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) utilize two airstrips as staging areas in the event of a disaster. A Navy representative delivered the good news at the Baldwin County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016.
via Baldwin County Commission, US Navy agree on use of airstrips – FOX10 News | WALA.
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GULF SHORES, AL- There’s no question the beaches in Gulf Shores are spectacular, but the amenities at Alabama’s flagship beach are somewhat underwhelming.
Gulf Place at the end of Highway 59 is pretty much just an unattractive, beach parking lot with a few picnic tables and benches.
via Major Face Lift For Alabama’s Most Popular Beach.
The Alabama Senate voted to slash all of the $191 million that was originally allocated to the Gulf Coast for road projects in Senator Steve Clouse’s BP Settlement Bill.
via Senate Slashes Gulf Coast BP Money, Bill Heads to Conference Committee.
An ambulance brought 79-year-old Carolyn Hood back to Baldwin County but not to the home she shared with her husband Kenneth, two years ago, but to the Baldwin County Jail where she is charged with his murder.
via Wife Arrested in Foley Dismemberment Murder.
An elegant condo with a million-dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico, an ultra-modern condo overlooking The Magic City and a penthouse made for the ultimate Bama fans – three condos in three Alabama cities, offered at around the same price, just under $1 million. Here’s what you get for between $950,000 and $979,000 in Orange Beach, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
via $1 million condos: Roll Tide penthouse in Tuscaloosa, incredible views in Orange Beach, modern sophistication in Birmingham | AL.com.
Alabama legislators debated today how to use a $1 billion oil spill settlement with BP, seeking common ground on how much should go to coastal counties and how much should go to paying off state debts and to Medicaid.
via Senators strip coastal roads from BP bill, add funds for Medicaid | AL.com.
A 79-year-old Montgomery woman who authorities once described as an “invalid” was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury Tuesday with assisting her son in the brutal murder of her late husband nearly two years ago.
via Kenneth Hood’s 79-year-old widow arrested in husband’s 2014 dismemberment murder | AL.com.
Alabama is facing large shortfalls for both Medicaid and its General Fund. Politicians are fighting about whether to cut programs or raise taxes in response, when they should be focusing on increasing economic growth. It is also odd that they are so intent on using millions of scarce taxpayer dollars to build a new bridge for the state’s wealthiest citizens when better options are available.
via Private investors in new bridge should be welcomed, not threatened | AL.com.
An Orange Beach man was killed Saturday in an off-road dirt bike crash in Brookside, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office reports.
via Orange Beach man killed in dirt bike crash | AL.com.
LOXLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Loxley community mourns the loss of a local pastor. Herman Knapp died Friday in a four wheeler accident.
via Loxley Church remembers pastor killed in ATV accident | WEAR.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — In Foley, it was the outlet mall that was the main attraction for the Labor Day holiday.
It was not because of the great sales, but because of the rain that forced many tourists off the beaches and into the stores.
via Rain forces | WPMI.
News wants to alert you about changes coming to a popular beach in our area.
The City of Gulf Shores is transforming Gulf Place, the main public beach area.
One of the issues being addressed is parking.
via More parking coming to Gulf Shores beach – FOX10 News | WALA.
FOX10 News | WALA
Labor Day 2016 on the Alabama gulf coast was a washout for many beach-goers from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores. While dark skies loomed to the west, folks in Orange Beach were spared any rain for most of the day.
via Orange Beach beach-goers escape brunt of Labor Day rains – FOX10 News | WALA.
Lawmakers are preparing to head back to Montgomery for the remainder of the special session.
Coastal legislators say they’re ready to fight tomorrow to make sure part of the state’s BP oil spill settlement gets to Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
via Coastal lawmakers gear up for BP bill battle in Montgomery – FOX10 News | WALA.
Students at a local college are getting ready for a rare educational experience.
The Alabama Supreme Court is scheduled to hold the argument of two cases before it at the Bay Minette campus of Faulkner State http://www.faulknerstate.edu/Articles/supreme_court_of_alabama_comes_to_faulkner_state.aspx.
Administrators at the school say this is the first time in more than twenty years arguments like this have happened in Baldwin County.
The two cases are local.
via Ala. Supreme Court to hold arguments in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.
ORANGE BEACH, AL- South Baldwin County business owners and managers we talked to say sales are up 5 to 20% this summer which will probably be enough to carry many of these seasonal businesses through the off-season.
via Beach Businesses Reporting Another Great Summer.
You never know what’s going to wash in with waves crashing at four to five feet. Red flag conditions continued on the last day of the summer season.
via Labor Day On Baldwin Co. Beaches.
The City of Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s most iconic stretch of beachfront and main public beach area. The $15 million Gulf Place Revitalization Project is a linchpin objective of the Small Town, Big Beach Vision 2025 for Sustainability and the result of years of master planning and public input.
via Gulf Shores to begin 15 million beachfront revitalization.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - A lot of people will be in Gulf Shores to enjoy the sandy white beaches.
The city is moving forward with a plan to make the public beach even better.
Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s stretch of beachfront and main public beach area.
via Work to begin Tuesday on Gulf Place – FOX10 News | WALA.
News 5’s Bill Riales visits with Charles Phillipp, who grew up in one history-intensive area; Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Phillip has been collecting old photos of long-gone attractions in Spanish Fort and along the Causeway.
via Keeping History Alive, One FB Post At A Time.
A single vehicle crash last night in Pensacola claimed the life of one woman and sent another woman to the hospital in serious condition.
The crash occurred on Perdido Key Drive Saturday night around 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Johnson Beach Road, which is near the Beach Colony Resort.
via Deadly Accident on Perdido Key Drive Involving Single Vehicle.