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Gulf Shores approves new vacation rental regulations | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

December 11, 2018
The Gulf Shores City Council recently approved a zoning ordinance change to restrict vacation rentals in certain zoning districts. On August 27, the City Council approved a 180-day suspension of the issuance of any new business license for vacation rentals of any dwelling unit located in an R-3 and R-4 zoning district. This was done to enable the City of Gulf Shores sufficient time to review, study, hold public hearings, and prepare and adopt an amendment or amendments to the zoning ordinance relating to the allow-ability and definition of vacation rental of dwelling units.
Source: Gulf Shores approves new vacation rental regulations | GulfCoastNewsToday.com
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Beverage manufacturer to build new facility in Baldwin County, bringing 66 new jobs | fox10tv.com

December 11, 2018
BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- A manufacturing company is expanding in Baldwin County and bringing job opportunities with it. Monday morning, Southern Visions LLC., makers of Sweet Brew tea and lemonade broke ground at its newest production operations in Bay Minette. The company's new facility, located along the east side of Highway 31, will further position Southern Visions for sustained growth in the industry, proving much-needed rail service vital to the growth of their granulated sugar operations.
Source: Beverage manufacturer to build new facility in Baldwin County, bringing 66 new jobs | News | fox10tv.com
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Spanish Ft. HS students learn to save lives through CPR training | fox10tv.com

December 11, 2018
Students at one Baldwin County high school are taking a valuable, life-saving lesson this week. Instruction in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is a required course in Alabama public schools. but, a partnership between Spanish Fort High School and the Spanish Fort Fire Department has taken it one step further.
Source: Spanish Ft. HS students learn to save lives through CPR training | News | fox10tv.com
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Prodisee Pantry begins Christmas food distribution Tuesday

December 11, 2018
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) - Hundreds of families in Baldwin County are getting help with Christmas meals starting today.  Food distribution at the Prodisee Pantry begins Tuesday morning at 9. This is an annual tradition at the pantry.  They've been working for more than 15 years to help get food in the hands of families in need in Baldwin County.
Source: Prodisee Pantry begins Christmas food distribution Tuesday
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Police: Man killed after being struck by vehicle on Interstate 81 in Kingsport | WPMI

December 10, 2018
Police said that 58-year-old William James Taylor of Robertsdale, Alabama, moved his disabled tractor-trailer to the northbound shoulder just before exit 66 in Kingsport around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said that an SUV lost control and swerved back to the right across the lanes and hit Taylor as he was walking along the shoulder.
Source: Police: Man killed after being struck by vehicle on Interstate 81 in Kingsport | WPMI
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Annadelle’s improvement includes trip home to Orange Beach

December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – Annadelle Faulkner conveyed her Christmas wishes to Santa Claus at the Flora-Bama recently, one of very few days she’s been out of the hospital since the first week of October.

“We were admitted to the hospital Oct. 1 and we hadn’t been home since,” her mom, Neeli Faulkner said. That changed recently when Annadelle was released to the Ronald McDonald House across the street from Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.


Source: Annadelle's improvement includes trip home to Orange Beach

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“Making Alabama,” a Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit opens at Baldwin County Coliseum | fox10tv.com

December 09, 2018
A one-of-a-kind exhibit opens in Baldwin County Thursday night, December 6, 2018 and will only be there for the next two weeks. “Making Alabama,” a Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit highlights Alabama’s rich and diverse history. The opening ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. at the Baldwin County Coliseum and the public is invited.
Source: "Making Alabama," a Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit opens at Baldwin County Coliseum | News | fox10tv.com
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Manatee found dead in Mobile River probably killed by boat, autopsy finds | al.com

December 09, 2018
Gulf Coast scientists knew Hoth the manatee well: They’d tracked him for a decade and saved his life once. Now they think they know what killed him. The animal's body was found in the Mobile River shipping channel near downtown Mobile on Nov. 14. According to information newly released by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), an initial necropsy has shown injuries "consistent with blunt force trauma, such as from a boat-strike."
Source: Manatee found dead in Mobile River probably killed by boat, autopsy finds | al.com
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Today’s Forecast

December 08, 2018
Today will be wet and soggy with the potential for both flooding and thunder in spots. We start the day with just light showers, but by the afternoon heavy rain moves in. The heavier downpour will last all the way through the evening.
Source: Today's Forecast

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