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Daphne PD surprises daughter with dad’s shotgun after he passes – WKRG

June 26, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mike Dawson was a police officer in Daphne for 10 years, until he was diagnosed with ALS and had to leave his job due to health reasons. He passed away in 2016 and since that time his daughter, Amanda, has wanted something she could remember him by. The Daphne Police Department surprised her on Tuesday afternoon with her dad’s shotgun she was able to purchase.
Source: Daphne PD surprises daughter with dad’s shotgun after he passes – WKRG
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In fast-growing Fairhope, dispute brews over conservation issues – al.com

June 26, 2019
In Fairhope, Alabama’s fastest-growing city, there are few signs of the little colony that utopian founders envisioned on the once quiet banks of Mobile Bay. But bordered by U.S. 98, sitting at Fairhope’s front door, the wooded 108-acre “Dyas Triangle” still suggests the city’s distant past. City officials, aware of the rapid development occurring all around, want to preserve it.
Source: In fast-growing Fairhope, dispute brews over conservation issues - al.com
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Sahara Dust makes for beautiful sunrises, sunsets in Southeast – al.com

June 26, 2019
A plume of dust from the Sahara Desert has made its way to the Southeast, leading to brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Trade winds pushed the dust west across the Atlantic, where it rose from the Gulf Coast towards the north into Virginia and to the west as far as Texas. The dust can generally be found at around 5,000 to 20,000 feet and light reflected through it leads to the vibrant colors in the sky.The dust is expected to stay around for a few more days.Here’s a look at some of the sunrises and sunsets:View Comments (1)RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Source: Sahara Dust makes for beautiful sunrises, sunsets in Southeast - al.com
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‘Where is the water?’ Angry Perdido Key residents blame county for unprepared fire department – al.com

June 26, 2019
A week after 27 residences were destroyed in one of the biggest fires on Perdido Key in more than 30 years, complaints, rumors and accusations about how the blaze was fought have spread among some disgruntled and displaced residents. Those who fled their homes during the early morning fire on June 19 claim the Escambia County Fire Department was slow to react after arriving at the scene, appearing unprepared and allegedly unable to pump water for 20 minutes.
Source: ‘Where is the water?’ Angry Perdido Key residents blame county for unprepared fire department - al.com
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Foley man Life Flighted to hospital after being shot by homeowner | WEAR

June 26, 2019
FOLEY, Ala. (WEAR-TV) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), is investigating a shooting after a man was shot twice at a home in Foley. According to the sheriff’s office, they received a 9-1-1 call around 4:30 p.m. about a shooting that occurred in the 18000 block of Keller Road in Foley.
Source: Foley man Life Flighted to hospital after being shot by homeowner | WEAR
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New Orange Beach sidewalk would provide connections to new school

June 25, 2019
June 25, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - A new sidewalk project by Orange Beach will connect two neighborhoods to the Sportsplex and have some unintended – at its inception anyway – bonuses with connections to the new school campus as well. “It’s just a great project,” Community Development Director Kit Alexander said. “I love this project. It couldn’t have worked out better. We started this project even before we knew the school was going to happen. It was sort of like serendipity.”
Source: New Orange Beach sidewalk would provide connections to new school
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Meet the Movers & Shakers in Gulf Shores

June 25, 2019
Madelynn Mann gazes out over the sun-kissed marsh. She’s just unlocked her shop for the day, but she’s not in a rush to begin dressing mannequins or updating racks. Instead, she takes a few moments to center herself and to chat about her pup, Rover, an English cream golden retriever. “He’s my shop dog, and he’s a ladies’ man,” she says with a laugh.
Source: Meet the Movers & Shakers in Gulf Shores

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