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Chef’s Corner: Alligator ‘wings’ fill tailgating tummies

September 01, 2016

Labor Day weekend is here, and that makes it an unofficial end to summer. And guys, what a summer it was!

I know that our beautiful Gulf Coast has seen yet another record-breaking tourist season. I had the pleasure of talking with great folks from every corner of the USA and countless countries across the world! People love visiting our little slice of paradise.

via Chef’s Corner: Alligator ‘wings’ fill tailgating tummies.

Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI

September 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. WPMI — With tropical storm Hermine now in the Gulf waves are making a big splash at Gulf Shores beach.Some plan to brave the waves while others play it safe and soak up sun.

via Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI.

Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR

September 01, 2016

For Mike Bailey, camping is only done right when the site is decked out in Alabama swag.

“We haven’t really finished the set up yet, we’re doing two to three things a day,” Bailey said.

He needs the décor, the Roll Tide chairs and the red and white lights all set up before taking part in the traditional camping festivities.

via Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR.

Sediment filling Daphne’s Lake Forest Lake – FOX10 News | WALA

September 01, 2016

While it’s still a sight to see every morning, those who live on Daphne’s Lake Forest Lake say it’s drastically changed over the last 30 years.

“Before long we won’t have a lake. It’s just slowly, slowly, filling in,” said Jackie Kearney.

Kearney has lived on the lake for more than 20 years. In that time she’s seen little islands and shallow areas pop up in the middle of the lake.

“You see that area out there… It’s about six inches deep there. We see people fishing from there and even gators out there sunning all the time,” said Peter Maschke.

via Sediment filling Daphne’s Lake Forest Lake – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches

September 01, 2016

This may not have been the best day for your first trip to the beach this summer.

With the danger of a direct hit by “Hermine” out of the equation, “Before it comes we try to go to the beach,” Rennie Flores and his family headed to Orange Beach.

“Every time I go to the beach it’s always calm, it’s always low tide,” says 11-year-old Kim Flores. “I’ve never seen it like this.”

via Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Tropical Storm Hermine forecast for north Florida landfall as hurricane | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine picked up speed and maintained its strength on a course for northern Florida on Thursday morning, and forecasters said it could be a hurricane when it comes onshore.

As of 4 a.m. CDT, Tropical Storm Hermine was located about 250 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Fla., according to the National Hurricane Center.

via Tropical Storm Hermine forecast for north Florida landfall as hurricane | AL.com.

Baldwin Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI

August 31, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love to play a round of golf and support the school system, this is a hole in one! You are invited to take a swing in the 4th Annual Baldwin County Education Coalition Golf Tournament.

The event is September 8 at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun starts at 1 p.m.

via Baldwin Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI.

Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI

August 31, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — A business owner in Baldwin County is challenging the ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative in Gulf Shores. This is where beach goers are required to remove all tents, umbrellas and beach chairs by sundown every day.

via Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI.

Scammers target customers of Baldwin County utility company | WEAR

August 31, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR) — A Baldwin County utility company is warning its members to be on the lookout for scammers posing as the organization.

Mark Ingram, Vice President of Energy Services and Public Relations for Baldwin EMC, told Channel 3 News scammers will contact a member, tell them they’re with Baldwin EMC and demand payment.

via Scammers target customers of Baldwin County utility company | WEAR.

Young has beach service in Gulf Shores | The Islander

August 31, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – One of two men asking for Gulf Shores to “cease and desist” enforcing new beach regulations offers tent services and other beach rentals to vacationers in the city.

Former Attorney General Troy King’s law firm has sent a letter to the Gulf Shores mayor and city council asking it to halt the “Leave Only Footprints” program in that city.

via Young has beach service in Gulf Shores | The Islander.

Southern Lawmakers Say They’ll Kill BP Bill if it Doesn’t Include Money For Coast

August 31, 2016

Lawmakers return to Montgomery a week from Tuesday, and Gulf Coast legislators are using the week-long break to strategize for the BP Settlement bill.

“We just don’t want to be run over,” Senator Bill Hightower said about their return to Montgomery. When the lottery bill failed last week, lawmakers started looking to the BP bill as a more permanent fix to Medicaid by nixing the  current $191 million Gulf Coast portion.

via Southern Lawmakers Say They’ll Kill BP Bill if it Doesn’t Include Money For Coast.

‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Dean Young, known for his Republican political campaigns and conservative stances, has joined forces with former Alabama Attorney General Troy King to challenge what he calls an assault on property owners’ rights in Gulf Shores.

via ‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

The dangerous surf conditions come as the Gulf Coast readies for the arrival of Tropical Depression 9. The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for stretches of the Gulf Coast. The depression – likely to become Tropical Storm Hermine later today – is expected to make landfall Thursday with near hurricane-like strength.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Alabama beach guides: Where to stay, eat, drink in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, more | AL.com

August 31, 2016

If you’re planning a trip to the Gulf Coast, you’ll want to start by looking through our Alabama beach guides. From the best restaurants to beach house rentals, happy hours to family-friendly restaurants, there’s something for everyone.

We begin our rewind of our guides at the beaches with, well, a guide to the Gulf Coast’s best beaches.

via Alabama beach guides: Where to stay, eat, drink in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, more | AL.com.

Tropical Depression 9 tracks toward Florida; hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings in effect | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Tropical Depression 9 on Wednesday turned north toward Florida, which was peppered with watches and warnings in anticipation of a Thursday landfall.

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for part of the Gulf Coast, and a hurricane watch was also already in effect.

via Tropical Depression 9 tracks toward Florida; hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings in effect | AL.com.

Letter challenges Leave Only Footprints law | The Islander

August 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Former Attorney General Troy King’s law firm has sent a letter to the Gulf Shores mayor and city council asking it to halt the “Leave Only Footprints” program in that city.

King’s firm, representing Dean Young and Johnathan Young, says the law violates private property rights of beachfront owners. The new law states no items can be left on the beach overnight and any items left are picked up by city crews and discarded.

via Letter challenges Leave Only Footprints law | The Islander.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.

“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.

Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - With the exception of red flags and rough waters, you would never know there was a tropical system in the Gulf.

”We were concerned about the weather heading here, but it seems like it is staying away,” said Paul Gordon, vacationing from Vermont. “We just love the sun and we are certainly getting it this week. It’s hot!”

via Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Wind insurance rates fall | WPMI

August 30, 2016

It’s been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Shortly afterward, wind insurance rates skyrocketed, but prices are coming down.

It’s estimated the category three hurricane caused more than $100 billion in damage. As claims came in, some home insurance providers left the market. Kent Owen of Heritage Insurance of Alabama said other companies stopped providing wind insurance.

via Wind insurance rates fall | WPMI.

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