Rep. Byrne Hosting Town Halls on Gulf Coast – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 11, 2015

GULF COAST, Ala. (WPMI) Congressman Bradley Byrne is hosting 16 town hall meetings along southwest Alabama and he wants to hear from you. His tour starts next Monday in Atmore.

He’ll be in our area August 19-21, that’s when you can catch him in areas like Bayou La Batre and Dauphin Island.

Byrne will be in Baldwin County on the 21st.

Full schedule:

via Rep. Byrne Hosting Town Halls on Gulf Coast – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year

August 11, 2015

The hustle and bustle of a new school year has already begun for these teachers at Robertsdale Elementary. “It’s not sad to start school, it’s just sad to see summer go,” says teacher Leslie Nettles.

The new school year brings new possibilities but it also brings old problems; funding challenges, the continued search for a superintendent and overcrowding.

via Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year.

Baldwin County sailors win gold at Special Olympic World Games | AL.com

August 11, 2015

A unified sailing team from Baldwin County just returned from a once in a lifetime experience. Mike Dominguez and Michael Cline won gold in sailing at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Dominguez is Cline’s unified partner. The pair have been sailing together for about the last two years through a program at the Fairhope Yacht Club.

via Baldwin County sailors win gold at Special Olympic World Games | AL.com.

The Perseid Meteor Begins Its Peak TONIGHT – Don’t Miss It! | IFLScience

August 11, 2015

This year, the meteor shower will be most visible at its peak activity from Sunday (August 9) until August 14. If you’re looking for the optimum window to view the meteor shower, you’ll want to be looking to the skies during the early hours of the morning at the showers’ peak on Tuesday (August 11).

via The Perseid Meteor Begins Its Peak TONIGHT – Don’t Miss It! | IFLScience.

Baldwin DA looking into fatal pedestrian hit-and-run near Elbert – FOX10 News | WALA

August 10, 2015

A pedestrian hit by a vehicle on US 98 just outside of Elberta died from his injuries, and the driver left the scene, authorities said.

Jamie Maloy with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said investigators with the State Trooper’s Traffic Homicide division located Jeremy Rogers, 29, the next day. Maloy said Rogers, of Elberta, hit the pedestrian in his 2003 Dodge Caravan the evening of August 7.

via Baldwin DA looking into fatal pedestrian hit-and-run near Elbert – FOX10 News | WALA.

Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns to The Wharf Aug. 15 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 10, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns for the fourth year at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Aug. 15.

There will be three types of tickets available for the event, VIP, general admission and designated driver admission. It runs from 4-8 p.m.

via Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns to The Wharf Aug. 15 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach, two other Baldwin towns, in ‘charming’ top 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 09, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Three towns in Baldwin, including Orange Beach, were named in the top 10 “Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Alabama” by the website onlyinyourstate.com.Orange Beach was the number 10 selection on the list Fairhope was listed as number four and Magnolia Springs was the eight selection.

via Orange Beach, two other Baldwin towns, in ‘charming’ top 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Our Cigar Bar’s piano man Ed Lee belting out classics, gaining following in Orange Beach | AL.com

August 08, 2015

So, you’ve just arrived at your swanky condo for a nice long weekend at Alabama’s Gulf Coast. You got maw maw to babysit for Friday night and you and your partner are just itching to see what the Orange Beach, Ala. nightlife holds. Well, you could head east to the Flora-Bama (always a good option) or find a little beach bar watering hole and down some raw oysters and a draft beer or two while listening to a bar band.

via Our Cigar Bar’s piano man Ed Lee belting out classics, gaining following in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Jellyfish Swarm Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – WPMI – LOCAL 15

August 08, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) Jellyfish are stinging beach goers along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

Friday purple flags were flying to indicate the marine pest is in season. Several beach-goers said they got stung as soon as they got into the water.

“I walked in and felt something wrap around my leg, it burned instantly,” said Missouri resident, Bryston Hooten.

via Jellyfish Swarm Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Boat captain survives flesh-eating bacteria – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

August 08, 2015

Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (WEAR) WARNING: Some of the photos in this video are GRAPHIC.

A Fort Walton Beach charter boat captain is recovering from flesh-eating bacteria contracted from a stingray.

In June, 25 year-old Matt Baxter caught a sting ray in the Santa Rosa sound. “I ended up getting stung as soon as I used my hand gaff on him,” Baxter said.

The barb didn’t go in very far, but he went to the emergency room to get it checked out. The next morning “…it was double the size of it what it is now and I couldn’t move my fingers at all. I couldn’t move my wrist. I was in extreme in pain. I knew something was wrong,” Baxter said.

via Boat captain survives flesh-eating bacteria – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Foley Mayor: Smith and Stabler are both “a hard act to follow” – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 08, 2015

FOLEY — Two well-known members of the Foley community were posthumously honored for their service to the area during Monday’s Foley City Council meeting.

Foley Mayor John Koniar read citations honoring Hattie Little Smith and Kenny “Snake” Stabler at the start of Monday’s meeting.

via Foley Mayor: Smith and Stabler are both “a hard act to follow” – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police arrest women with car packed with stolen goods – FOX10 News | WALA

August 08, 2015

A Baldwin County judge had increased bonds set on three Montgomery women who remain in jail after police said they shoplifted nearly twenty thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise from stores at the Tanger Outlet Center.

Foley Police said four women from Montgomery preyed upon several stored at the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Investigators say they stole $25,000 worth of merchandise from American Eagle Outfitters, The Children’s Place and then The Sunglass Hut.  It was when investigators said one of the women ran out of the Sunglass Hut with about 40 pairs of sunglasses that a store employee quickly called the police.

via Police arrest women with car packed with stolen goods – FOX10 News | WALA.

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“Reel Hope” fishing tournament benefiting pediatric cancer pati – FOX10 News | WALA

August 07, 2015

Make plans to join the inaugural “Reel Hope Classic” Fishing Tournament coming up at the end of August. The event benefits young cancer patients at Children’s Of Alabama. Here’s details on the event:

Fishing Tournament raises ‘ Reel Hope’ for pediatric cancer patients

Inaugural fishing tournament at Orange Beach Marina will benefit Children’s of Alabama

via “Reel Hope” fishing tournament benefiting pediatric cancer pati – FOX10 News | WALA.

Take a tour inside hideaway cottages along Fort Morgan beach | AL.com

August 07, 2015

Located along scenic Highway 181 in Gulf Shores, Ala. just before historic Fort Morgan is The Beach Club, truly one of Pleasure Island’s swankiest condominiums and resorts. But what isn’t so readily known are The Cottages at The Beach Club — and they are some nice digs to be sure. The cottages overlook a man-made lake.

via Take a tour inside hideaway cottages along Fort Morgan beach | AL.com.

Local woman warns of dangerous bacteria found in seawater – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

August 07, 2015

A Santa Rosa County woman feels lucky to be alive. She’s been infected with a dangerous bacteria. Vibrio Vulnificus is found in seawater, and in raw or undercooked seafood. As of July 31, 19 people in Florida have been infected.

Patty Born never expected to be a statistic. But Thursday she spoke from her hospital bed, with a warning for anyone else who might contract Vibrio.

via Local woman warns of dangerous bacteria found in seawater – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Orange Beach mayor calls on citizens to take action on traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 07, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — If Orange Beach residents are really concerned about the traffic woes the tourist season brings, Mayor Tony Kennon says there is something they can do about it.

“I’m at my frustration point with people demanding action and no one willing to take action,” Kennon said. “It’s time for folks in Orange Beach, if they are so tired of traffic, for them to stand up and start fighting alongside of us and stop waving at us as we charge up the hill leading the battle. It’s time for somebody to come with us.”

via Orange Beach mayor calls on citizens to take action on traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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