More restaurants, housing units and businesses coming to Fairhop – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

Business is booming in Baldwin County and we’re taking a closer look at some of the developments popping up in and around the city.

Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant says since January of 2015, the number of building permits has doubled to 1,600 compared to last year’s 800. Kant says the has also seen a 17 million dollar increase in construction revenue.

via More restaurants, housing units and businesses coming to Fairhop – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Police: duo distracted, stole from shopper – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

The crime happened about a month ago in Gulf Shores, but the victim is still dealing with the fallout. On July 1, police said a man and woman pulled a con on a female shopper in the Publix in Gulf Shores.

Police said the woman distracted the victim while she was shopping in one of the isles. The male suspect then nabbed her wallet from the purse and the two took off.

via Police: duo distracted, stole from shopper – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County charity to build home for injured war veteran – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

An injured Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran from Daphne, AL will soon be getting a new home for his family.  That’s thanks to the Baldwin County Home Builders Association’s charitable foundation.  Their Home for a Hero project is focused on giving back to those who have given their all for our community and country.

via Baldwin County charity to build home for injured war veteran – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

The Baldwin County School Board will interview two of five candidates for superintendent Wednesday night. They will interview the last three candidates on Thursday.

The upcoming decision falls on the heels of a failed tax referendum and the resignation of former superintendent Robbie Owen just six months after he was announced superintendent. As the county grows at a faster rate than ever, Baldwin School officials say they need someone to lead them in the right direction.

via Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com

July 29, 2015

The growing discussion in Baldwin County about the ridesharing service Uber has reached the beach in Gulf Shores.

On Tuesday morning the police department posted the following statement on Facebook and Twitter and it is receiving a lot of push back:

“UBER is NOT licensed to operate in Gulf Shores,” the post reads. “‪#‎GSPD‬ will take appropriate police action towards anyone found in violation! UBER will be treated as an unlicensed taxi service. This type of ‘service’ is highly dangerous and getting into a vehicle with someone you do not know can result in a serious crime against you!”

via Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com.

Fairhope council receptive to Uber, honeybees and hen-raising in city | AL.com

July 29, 2015

The Fairhope City Council on Monday night directed planning staff to begin crafting draft ordinances to allow hobbyists to have honeybees and egg-laying hens in the city and grant permission for Uber drivers to operate.

Councilwoman Diana Brewer pitched each topic during Monday’s work session.

Leading off with beekeeping in the city limits, Brewer said she would like the city to change its current ordinance to add guidelines for “beekeepers who are just hobbyists to have beehives on their personal property.”

via Fairhope council receptive to Uber, honeybees and hen-raising in city | AL.com.

GOP debate watch party and town hall set for Aug. 6 in Foley | AL.com

July 29, 2015

Republicans interested in watching the Aug. 6 GOP debate and participating in a straw poll afterward can do so during a watch party at Wolf Bay Lodge in Foley.

The event begins with a “dutch treat” buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed with a viewing of the debate that will be televised on the Fox News Network at 8 p.m. The Top 10 Republican candidates, as determined by an average of recent polls, will be included in first televised debate of the 2016 primary season.

via GOP debate watch party and town hall set for Aug. 6 in Foley | AL.com.

Driving around the unfamiliar: Large roundabout opening in Daphne next month | AL.com

July 29, 2015

Dr. Angie Truett of the Jubilee Pet Hospital is eager to see the motorists return to Baldwin 13 and 64 near Daphne, but she has concerns.The intersection, which is a stone’s throw from the 9-year-old pet hospital, will reopen with a much different configuration than when it closed on March 16.

via Driving around the unfamiliar: Large roundabout opening in Daphne next month | AL.com.

Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol named semifinalist in Good Morning America contest; finalist voting underway | AL.com

July 28, 2015

The Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol has earned a spot in the semifinals of Good Morning America’s “Lifeguard Surf & Turf Showdown” and needs votes to land in New York City for a chance to win $10,000.

The ABC morning show, with more than 4.5 million viewers, put a call out to life-saving units across the country to submit a video of lifeguards lip-syncing to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.

via Gulf Shores lifeguard patrol named semifinalist in Good Morning America contest; finalist voting underway | AL.com.

New crosswalks coming to Perdido Key – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

July 28, 2015

Perdido Key is becoming more pedestrian friendly. Construction on five crosswalks began on Monday.

As you drive down Perdido Key drive, condos are on one side and businesses are on the other. However there are no crosswalks connecting the two.

“We’ve had several people get hit there. Fortunately we haven’t had anyone get killed.” said Paul Frechette. He owns “The Market and Mainly shoes” in the Villagio Shopping center. He’s been fighting to get crosswalks for years.

via New crosswalks coming to Perdido Key – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Hit Songwriter Judges | Gulf Coast Songwriters Shootout

July 27, 2015

Lynn Langham makes music like southern smoke. With a buttery smooth, sensuous voice, and a sure, subtle musical sense all her own; she has forged a legacy of powerful, moving music that speaks to the heart. Lynn’s songs have been recorded by musical luminaries from every style, notably by Wynonna, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Trisha Yearwood, Elizabeth Cook, and Carolyn Hester. Her song, “Old Yellow Moon”, (written with Hank DeVito) was the title cut of Harris and Crowell’s Grammy winning duet album in 2014. It was also named Album of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards. Lynn has shared the stage with legends like John Prine, Asleep At The Wheel, Larry Gatlin, Leon Redbone and Cheech and Chong.

via Hit Songwriter Judges | Gulf Coast Songwriters Shootout.

Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Aug. 1 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 27, 2015

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will return on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 E. 24th Ave. in the Waterway Village district of Gulf Shores.  This popular event will feature the original work of local and regional artists, live musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for children and concessions by Acme Oyster House.

via Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Aug. 1 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf State Park: Zipline Course – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

July 27, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and we are celebrating by showing off a hidden gem right here along the Gulf Shores. Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores spans more than 6,000 acres with tons of trails and activities to offer.

Local 15′s Katie Herrera and Photographer Stephen Smith jumped on the Hummingbird Zipline course. It features seven towers, six zips and a one mile course over land and water.

via Gulf State Park: Zipline Course – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Gulf State Park: The Nature Center – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

July 27, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and we are celebrating by showing off a hidden gem right here along the Gulf Shores. Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores spans more than 6,000 acres with tons of trails and activities to offer.

The Nature Center is tucked away in Gulf State Park’s campground, but it’s actually open to anyone, not just overnight guests. It offers an incredible educational experience, to get up close and personal with all the plants and animals found throughout the Gulf Coast region.

via Gulf State Park: The Nature Center – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Alabama/Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holidays – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

July 27, 2015

ALABAMA/FLORIDA (WPMI) Alabama residents can soon take part in back to school savings. The tax break covers books and supplies, including clothes priced at less than $100, and computers and educational software less than $750.

The sales tax holiday in Alabama runs August 7-9.

via Alabama/Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holidays – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Fire destroys house in Elberta – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

July 27, 2015

ELBERTA, Al. (WEAR) Fire fighters fought a house fire in Elberta twice this weekend.

Perdido Beach Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ken Wright told Channel Three News crews were dispatched to the 12000 block of County Road 97 around 8:20 Saturday night.

However, the fire flared back up just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

via Fire destroys house in Elberta – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Nearly 100 Florida Guardsmen to deploy to Horn of Africa – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

July 27, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fl. (WEAR) Sunday morning there was a deployment ceremony for members of the Florida Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron 153rd Cavalry Regiment. There are nearly 100 members in that Squadron.

Family members, friends, dignitaries and military leaders were invited to the ceremony. It was held at the Florida National Guard armory in Pensacola. Florida Governor Rick Scott was also in attendance.

via Nearly 100 Florida Guardsmen to deploy to Horn of Africa – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Gulf Shores lifeguards to send entry to Good Morning America contest – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 27, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores lifeguards are entering Good Morning America’s Turf and Surf competition similar to the 5-Alarm Firefighters Challenge the city’s fire crew participated in last summer.

According to the website “Good Morning America” is looking for teams of lifeguards from across the country to go head-to-head in an epic live TV competition this summer for a chance to win a $10,000 prize.

via Gulf Shores lifeguards to send entry to Good Morning America contest – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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