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Spring break 2019: Alabama, Panhandle keeping it clean | al.com

February 19, 2019
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have long sought to distinguish themselves as family-friendly spring break destinations, meaning they're not particularly receptive to mass partying by college-age visitors on the beaches or of disturbances of the peace in general. Both communities re-emphasized that stance after 2015, when disturbing incidents in another destination to the east, Panama City Beach, made national news.
Source: Spring break 2019: Alabama, Panhandle keeping it clean | al.com
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Baldwin claims position on school funds backed by state law (documents) – Lagniappe Mobile

February 19, 2019
In its lawsuit against State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, the Gulf Shores School Board and the Baldwin County Commission, the Baldwin County Board of Education (BCBOE) cites several precedents and state law to back up its claims. At odds is up to $7 million in state funding and sales taxes — Gulf Shores […]
Source: Baldwin claims position on school funds backed by state law (documents) - Lagniappe Mobile
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Daphne PD cracking down on vaping/tobacco in schools, issuing citations to students | WPMI

February 19, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Daphne Police are now issuing citations to students caught vaping or using tobacco products on school campuses. Vaping continues to hit all-time highs among teens and it's ushering in national efforts to stop the product from getting in the hands of youth.
Source: Daphne PD cracking down on vaping/tobacco in schools, issuing citations to students | WPMI
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Baldwin County man arrested after video captures road rage incident

February 19, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) -- A road rage incident was caught on camera where a man could be heard yelling angrily at a driver in a Daphne parking lot. Daphne Police say 37-year-old Delwin Knight was arrested last week after police were shown the video taken by the victim of the road rage. She followed Knight into the parking lot.
Source: Baldwin County man arrested after video captures road rage incident
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“Not our financial responsibility” BCBE files lawsuit in school split with Gulf Shores

February 19, 2019
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The formation of a city school system in Gulf Shores just got a lot more contentious between the city and the Baldwin County Board of Education. The board filed suit Friday against the city school board, the Baldwin County Commission and State Superintendent Eric Mackey over funding, personnel and transportation issues.
Source: "Not our financial responsibility" BCBE files lawsuit in school split with Gulf Shores
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Man arrested in Daphne road rage incident caught on camera | News | fox10tv.com

February 19, 2019
Daphne Police arrested a man after they said he was involved in a road-rage incident February 14, 2019. The alleged victim followed the suspect into a nearby parking lot and videoed him with her cell phone as he verbally assaulted her. Fox 10 News has learned that the suspect has had numerous complaints about him doing the same thing and in every case, it’s been against a woman.
Source: Man arrested in Daphne road rage incident caught on camera | News | fox10tv.com
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Opinion | Baldwin County school board sues state Superintendent Eric Mackey — Alabama Political Reporter

February 18, 2019
Three weeks ago, we told you about the mess in Baldwin County regarding the effort of Gulf Shores to start its own city school system. The county school board was not happy at all with the way in which state superintendent, Eric Mackey, seemed to be tipping the scales in favor of Gulf Shores.
Source: Opinion | Baldwin County school board sues state Superintendent Eric Mackey — Alabama Political Reporter
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School Split Saga: Baldwin County School Board sues state superintendent | WPMI

February 18, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin County Public Schools is suing the state superintendent. The fight is over funding the school system. BCBE is adamant that State Superintendent Eric Mackey went "beyond his authority" when he set the terms of the split with Gulf Shores, which formed its own school system.
Source: School Split Saga: Baldwin County School Board sues state superintendent | WPMI
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Baldwin County Schools are suing to keep money from Gulf Shores

February 18, 2019
Baldwin County, Ala (WKRG) The Baldwin County Board of education is suing the State Department of Education, Gulf Shores City School District, and the Baldwin County Commission.  The 40-page lawsuit outlines why the Board does not believe they're responsible for providing any additional funds for the Gulf Shores School District set to open at the beginning of next school year.
Source: Baldwin County Schools are suing to keep money from Gulf Shores
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President’s Day 2019: What’s open? What’s closed? Will mail run? Banks, stores, Walmart, more | al.com

February 18, 2019
Presidents Day – a time set aside to recognize those who have led their country - is observed on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 to honor George Washington, the country’s first president, the holiday is now known as Presidents Day to honor all its leaders. In most states, the day officially recognizes Washington, who was born on Feb. 22, 1799, and President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12, 1809.
Source: President’s Day 2019: What’s open? What’s closed? Will mail run? Banks, stores, Walmart, more | al.com
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New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com

February 17, 2019
Presales are under way and work is expected to begin in March on Sea Glass condominiums, a 51-unit Gulf-front complex on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, across from Pier 33, according to local developers. Cunningham Head LLC is the developer and Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise is marketing the project. More than half of the units have presold at prices starting in the $300s.
Source: New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com

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