The search has been narrowed down to the final three, and now the public has the opportunity to ask the finalists their burning questions. Wednesday, August 26, the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE held a “meet and greet” session at the system’s Loxley office for members of the community and employees of the school system.
Wednesday 8/26/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
Black students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties are suspended at a disproportionate rate to their percentage in the public school population, according to a study published by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.
The survey examined the rate of school suspension and expulsion of Black students in 13 southern states, including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. It claims districts in the South were responsible for 50% of Black student expulsions from public schools in the United States.
Rats, roaches and feces greeted a Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy when she initially inquired about an eight-year-old Elberta girl’s parents.
The deputy was called out to CC Road to perform a welfare check on an elderly man when she came across the eight-year-old girl taking care of her grandfather.
Two Elberta parents have been arrested for child endangerment after they were found raising their children in an infested home.
Joseph Spicer and Stephanie Spicer are being held in jail on misdemeanor charges after a welfare check was conducted at their residence.
On Wednesday morning the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office released photos of a man suspected of breaking into to multiple cars in Spanish Fort.
GULF SHORES, AL - Vanuel had the desire to draw since he was old enough to hold a pencil. At the age of four, using colored pencils, he drew mallards on a lake along with foliage. At the age of six, he asked his parents for the John Nagee Learn to Draw set which they reluctantly bought for him.
You and your family are invited to participate in the The Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament. It’s the first year for the tournament that benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Here’s more from organizers:
The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina. Hosted by Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the event benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.
Tuesday 8/25/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
GULF SHORES, AL Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute. After working for several years as a registered nurse, she eventually realized that her true passion in life was art. Nicolai went back to college, studied watercolor, drawing and airbrush. She earned her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.
A Loxley man is dead after Alabama State Troopers said he took off from police during a traffic stop. After a high-speed chase of nearly 20 miles, the suspect crashed in rural Baldwin County and died at the scene. Troopers said a female passenger was not injured.
LOXLEY, AL- A Silverhill police officer initiated a traffic stop on Woodpecker Road Sunday, a stop that led to a police pursuit and ultimately, a deadly crash in the rural backwoods north of Loxley.
Chad Childress was killed when he lost control of the Chevy Blazer he was driving and hit a tree on Truck Trail 17.
The second annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout will be presented at The Wharf starting Sept. 14, with rounds taking place every Monday evening through Oct. 12. Finals on Oct. 26 will feature a panel of celebrity judges including songwriters Brett Jones, Travis Meadows and Lynn Langham. According to promotional information, the event will feature 50 songwriters from throughout the region, competing for cash prizes and a potential recording deal. Concerts will be free to the public and will be held at Hot Spot Music & Grub at The Wharf. For more information, visit www.GulfCoastSongwriterShootout.com.
Monday 8/24/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
School started on Monday and three days into the new year, 289 new students had enrolled.
One hundred twenty-seven alone are new students at Fairhope Elementary School.
Robertsdale and Gulf Shores High School received new portables this year and actually saw a decrease in students.
A senior at Foley High School started a petition to end the ban on non-collared shirts at Baldwin County schools, and thousands of people are supporting her.
The total number of signatures is now up to 5,300. The goal was 5,000, but she says she wants to get as many as she can. The new goal is set at 7,000 signatures.
An endangered species roams coastal Alabama’s waterways waterways and you may not even know it. They are large majestic animals that scientist want to learn more about. I took a boat ride to catch a glimpse of these animals and learn how scientists track them.
It was a beautiful August day that local scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab spent searching the water for manatees. But it wasn’t just a random scavenger hunt. We had special tools to find tagged manatees.
According to Alabama State Troopers, a Loxley man died in a single vehicle crash after trying to elude police.
It happened around 3:00 p.m. Sunday on Truck Trail 17, 10 miles north of Loxley.
Sunday 8/23/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
Columbia Southern University in Alabama recently donated needed school supplies to a local elementary school in an effort to reach out to the community.
GULF SHORES, AL – Instructor Heather Mitchell will introduce oil-based colored pencils, and techniques that take this fast-rising medium to a new level. Blending and layering techniques will be used to achieve dimensional, painterly effects. Pencils and paper will be provided.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) A routines traffic stop turned into a major narcotics bust in Baldwin County Thursday afternoon after State Troopers discovered a female transporting over 100 pounds of illegal methamphetamines, disguised as candy, beverages, and other snacks, into Alabama.
Attorney Vince Kilborn was originally hired when the state thought about legalizing gambling…given the task of scouting out locations for a potential Trump casino.
“Actually it was going to be right there where Austal is now. It’s the perfect location, you got I-10, you got everything there,” says Kilborn.
Say what you want about Lower Alabama. It might be a place where tens of thousands turn out for a free appearance by Donald Trump. But it’s also a place where thousands will show up for The Drive-By Truckers and The Alabama Shakes at full ticket price plus fees.
The two home-grown bands drew fans out to The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Saturday evening for a performance that was long on grit and short on politics. But The Donald’s name did come up, the night after his stand in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. All in all, at least to judge from this crowd’s reaction, he wouldn’t stand a chance in a campaign against this ticket.
Saturday 8/22/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
FOLEY, Ala.—New coaches, new energy. The Lions held off a determined Dolphin team Thursday for a 17-14 Foley win at Ivan Jones Stadium Thursday night. As early-season games go, the play wasn’t always polished and a lot of penalty flags were flying but the intensity of the effort made up for that.
GULF SHORES, AL – Dorie Parsons received her bachelor of fine arts and master of art education degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
She has taught art, photography and humanities to students in grades kindergarten through graduate school. After teaching in Virginia, Dorie joined the U. S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools and taught on U. S. overseas military bases for 30 years.
More than just airplanes are taking off at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.
A multi-million dollar development is just on the horizon.
“Between the aprons and the new facilities we’ve just recently approved, close to ten million,” says Airport Authority Manager Scott Fuller. “First we have a new apron, aircraft parking apron, it’s about a 5 million dollar project. It’s scheduled to start October 1st and be completed by March 1st. At that facility we will have a new fixed base operator service company which will build a new office, terminal and hangars.”
After driving over one of the three bridges to the gulf coast of Alabama, you’ll find yourself on the beautiful white sandy shore of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores. You might be welcomed to this laid-back world of Southern hospitality with a glass of sweet tea, which you can sip while looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. The allure of Alabama’s coastline is evident, but you may wonder whether there is any decent diving to be had. Not only is there fantastic diving off the beaches of Alabama, but the state also boasts one of the largest artificial reef programs in the United States.
Friday 8/20/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com