2015 Gulf Shores graduate Nathan Harris killed in accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police are reporting that a two-vehicle crash about 8:30 a.m. on April 30 on Fort Morgan Road resulted in the death of a 2015 Gulf Shores High School graduate.

Nathan Harris, a former football quarterback and baseball player at the school, was killed in the accident. Officials said Harris was riding a motorcycle when he was killed.

via 2015 Gulf Shores graduate Nathan Harris killed in accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Troy University football player, Gulf Shores native, killed in motorcycle crash | AL.com

May 01, 2016

A Troy University football player was killed Saturday morning while operating a motorcycle in Gulf Shores, police say.

Nathan Harris, 19, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck the end of a flatbed truck with tandem trailer carrying lumber, Gulf Shores Police Sgt. Jason Woodruff said.

via Troy University football player, Gulf Shores native, killed in motorcycle crash | AL.com.

Baldwin officials debate which road projects will get BP money | AL.com

May 01, 2016

A potential infusion of BP money for coastal road projects might help pay for the widening of Canal Road in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores or Ala. 181 in Daphne south toward U.S. 98. But a proponent of the House bill, approved late Thursday, says the money remains dedicated for its original intent: An extension of the Baldwin Beach Express and the construction of a U.S. 98 express route from Bayou La Batre to Semmes.

via Baldwin officials debate which road projects will get BP money | AL.com.

Baldwin County draws the line on Governor’s beach house wall | WPMI

April 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Officials in Baldwin County say a privacy wall at the state beach house in Fort Morgan has to come down. As first reported on Tuesday, the newly constructed security wall appears to be encroaching on county property.

On Thursday the county took the first steps to survey the property at the home which is also known as “The Governor’s Beach House.” County Commissioners say the $2 million face lift to the beach house may have gone too far.

via Baldwin County draws the line on Governor’s beach house wall | WPMI.

Closing State Park Road 2 a good thing? – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – There’s no denying the abrupt, without-warning closure of State Park Road 2 in Gulf State Park came as a shock to local officials.

“I am upset that we are here,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. “Closing State Park Road 2 is going to make our traffic worse. And it’s not just going to make it worse for us, it’s going to make it worse for our guests, too.”

via Closing State Park Road 2 a good thing? – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

‘Your bulldozer or ours’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 30, 2016

County commission demands demolition of governor’s mansion wall

A newly constructed 60-foot security wall at the state governor’s mansion in Fort Morgan may soon be torn down, if Baldwin County commissioners have their way.

At their work session Tuesday morning in Fairhope, commissioners discussed the new addition to the gubernatorial property, as they were informed by County Engineer Cal Markert that the wall was built along part of the county’s right of way.

via ‘Your bulldozer or ours’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County Special Olympics brings hundreds to Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA

April 30, 2016

The Baldwin County Special Olympics took over the Fairhope Municipal Stadium Friday, April 29. About 300 special education student athletes competed in a variety of sports like the softball throw, shot put, 50 yard dash and wheelchair race.

Each school made its own sign and t-shirts for the day that was all about the students.

via Baldwin County Special Olympics brings hundreds to Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus

April 30, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- The town of Elberta is taking the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean seriously.

The town has mailed out more than 3,000 Zika warning alert postcards. The cards also remind property owners about the town’s trash and rubbish ordinance.

The nuisance ordinance also requires property owners to remove items that hold standing water because that’s where mosquitoes breed.

via Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus.

Governor Says Illegal Security Wall, “Not A Serious Problem”

April 30, 2016

“There has been some confusion about the lots and lines.” For the first time Governor Robert Bentley is addressing renovations at the state’s beach house in Fort Morgan and defending the extension of a security wall across county property that blocks access to the beach. “That part right there that has never been used,” the governor told reporters. “That right-of-way, that has never been used for anything because it can’t be used for anything. It’s all grown up and no one has ever used it.”

via Governor Says Illegal Security Wall, “Not A Serious Problem”.

Closing State Park Road 2 a good thing? – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 29, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – There’s no denying the abrupt, without-warning closure of State Park Road 2 in Gulf State Park came as a shock to local officials.

“I am upset that we are here,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. “Closing State Park Road 2 is going to make our traffic worse. And it’s not just going to make it worse for us, it’s going to make it worse for our guests, too.”

via Closing State Park Road 2 a good thing? – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Jabari Stots charged with animal abuse and criminal trespass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 29, 2016

On April 20, the Foley Police Department and the Foley Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire at 17929 Little Rock Road in Foley. The fire was contained in a bedroom closet. A dog was located in the residence and had suffered burns. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian by police. After the dog was released by the veterinarian, it was brought to the kennels at the Foley Police Department. On Tuesday, April 26, the dog was taken back to the veterinarian. The dog was later euthanized.

via Jabari Stots charged with animal abuse and criminal trespass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Controversy surrounding wall at governor’s beach mansion continu – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

FORT MORGAN, AL (WALA) -

Baldwin County commissioners contend the extension to brick wall at the state governor’s mansion on the Fort Morgan Peninsula was built on county land.  The county has tried since Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to find out why it was built without proper permits.

via Controversy surrounding wall at governor’s beach mansion continu – FOX10 News | WALA.

Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

DAPHNE, AL (WALA) - The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates one in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell signed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Baldwin County.

via Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Teen accused of setting dog on fire arrested; vet speaks out – FOX10 News | WALA

April 29, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Authorities say 19-year-old Jabari Maliek Stots of Foley is responsible for the setting a dog on fire which led to the animal being euthanized. Stots was arrested for first-degree Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Cruelty to an animal, which is a Class C felony.

via Teen accused of setting dog on fire arrested; vet speaks out – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Low ticket warning for 2016 Hangout Music Fest | AL.com

April 29, 2016

Organizers of the 2016 Hangout Music Fest have issued a warning to procrastinators that tickets are running low for the upcoming event.

Festival planners issued a “don’t miss the boat” caution by various social media outlets on Thursday. The message said passes were “running low,” but didn’t specify how close the event was to a sellout. Organizers traditionally don’t release sales numbers but have declared sellouts many years. Last year, it was two days before the festival opened when they tweeted that passes were no longer available.

via Low ticket warning for 2016 Hangout Music Fest | AL.com.

Mobile Bay storms take on dreamlike beauty in experimental video | AL.com

April 29, 2016

You can see storms passing across Mobile Bay most any day, including today. But you’ve probably never seen them the way area photographer Glen Perry shows them in a new time-lapse video.

Perry recently uploaded the video to YouTube, explaining that it is a small piece of a larger project in which he set out to experiment with High Dynamic Range photography. (A digital photography website explains HDR as a technique that allows photographers to exploit vastly different light levels, “from the darkest black to the brightest white,” in the same frame.)

via Mobile Bay storms take on dreamlike beauty in experimental video | AL.com.

Baldwin to Gov. Robert Bentley: Tear down this wall now | AL.com

April 29, 2016

Noreen Kendle and Ron Slovensky have heard plenty of opinions in recent days about how to protest the construction of a decorative, concrete wall separating the state’s gubernatorial beach mansion from public access to the sand and surf.

But the members of the Seaside Shores subdivision, among the oldest along on the Fort Morgan peninsula west of Gulf Shores, are going to wait and see how a brewing battle between the governor’s office and the Baldwin County Commission plays out.

via Baldwin to Gov. Robert Bentley: Tear down this wall now | AL.com.

Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters | Outdoor Alabama

April 29, 2016

Alabama’s private recreational anglers who enjoy red snapper fishing will have only one weekend to pursue the state’s signature reef fish in federal waters, much to the chagrin of anglers and state fisheries officials alike.

The good news is that, after consulting with Governor Robert Bentley and Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr., Alabama Marine Resources Division Director Chris Blankenship announced this week that Alabama will have a red snapper season in state waters that will start on May 27 and run through July 31. The daily bag limit is two fish with a minimum length of 16 inches.

via Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters | Outdoor Alabama.

Gulf Shores, county officials debate Fort Morgan re-entry – LagniappeLagniappe

April 28, 2016

For years, the city of Gulf Shores has issued post-storm re-entry passes for residents on the island, the portion of Gulf Shores south of the intracoastal waterway, including those who live and own businesses on the Fort Morgan peninsula.

However, since the Fort Morgan Civic Association won an 11-year court battle against Gulf Shores over the city’s attempted annexation of 19 miles of land on Alabama Highway 180, which de-annexed the property into the county’s jurisdiction in 2014, the city says it will no longer issue those re-entry permits to non-residents on the peninsula.

via Gulf Shores, county officials debate Fort Morgan re-entry – LagniappeLagniappe.

Teens arrested after dog set on fire in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

April 28, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Police in Foley say a dog was euthanized Tuesday because of injuries suffered when the animal was set on fire last week.

Authorities say three teenagers are involved, and two of them have been arrested.

Officials found the dog on fire in a bedroom closet inside an abandoned trailer on Little Rock Road Wednesday, April 20. They also say at least one of the suspects poured an accelerant on the dog before lighting it on fire.

via Teens arrested after dog set on fire in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Plane Crash Investigation Continues In Foley

April 28, 2016

FOLEY, AL- The FAA says it could take a year to determine the cause of a twin engine Cessna plane crash.

The FAA isn’t officially commenting about the crash, but an investigator tells News 5 they are not ruling out pilot error.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on North Hickory Street near the Foley Airport. Pilot Russell Smith escaped the crash with only minor injuries. Three men who saw the plane hit an oak and burst into flames helped pull the shaken Smith to safety.

via Plane Crash Investigation Continues In Foley.

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