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Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s – Food and Drink International

November 17, 2018
Her friends and family call her “LuLu.” A sassy lady and shrewd businesswoman with a penchant for perfection and a roaring passion for life, Lucy Buffett has come a long way from her humble, middle-class beginnings in Mobile, Ala. A self-proclaimed gypsy rebel, she comes from a long line of sailors, salesmen and storytellers. But even this “Crazy Sista” of the Buffett clan couldn’t have predicted what awaited in her future. Buffett had no idea that one day she would rule over a successful Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s restaurant empire and become the author of several books. She couldn’t have known that her brother, Jimmy Buffett, would one day become a famous musician with hits like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Nor did she guess that her sister, Laurie Buffett, would grow up to become a professional cowgirl and an award-winning equestrian.
Source: Lucy Buffett's LuLu's - Food and Drink International
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Police: Multiple vehicles broken into during Fairhope Tree Lighting | fox10tv.com

November 17, 2018
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) - Several people returned to their vehicles from Thursday night's annual tree lighting in Fairhope to find their car windows busted and belongings gone. The Fairhope Police Department confirmed to FOX10 News there were eight confirmed vehicle break-ins during the tree lighting ceremony, many of which happened in the parking lot of Fairhope Baptist Church. Glass could be seen in the parking lot Friday afternoon.
Source: Police: Multiple vehicles broken into during Fairhope Tree Lighting | News | fox10tv.com
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New Fairhope condos built to withstand any hurricane

November 17, 2018
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Developer Welsey Overton has a strong connection to the property at 101 S Mobile St. in Fairhope. "My family owned this place for years and years and years," he said. What he's talking about is the original Colonial Inn, which stood along the Mobile Bay until a fire wiped it out in 1992. Overton's family owned the inn.
Source: New Fairhope condos built to withstand any hurricane
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Airman homecoming surprise for son at Fairhope Elementary

November 17, 2018
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) - A flag-waving pirate at Fairhope Elementary meanders through the lunch crowd handing out American flags. "I've been waiting for this moment every day."  Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Wanhala is under the mascot disguise. He's just back from eight months in Afghanistan and he's looking for one particular student, and then it happens.
Source: Airman homecoming surprise for son at Fairhope Elementary
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Safety need or ‘Bridge2Nowhere’: Large crowd speaks out on coastal Alabama bridge project | al.com

November 17, 2018
Supporters and opponents of a new bridge to Alabama’s beaches crowded into a Gulf Shores community center Thursday for the one and only public hearing on the project. The hearing hosted by the Alabama Department of Transportation delved into the pros and cons of two alternative routes for the road and bridge project estimated to cost $55.7 million to $60.7 million.
Source: Safety need or ‘Bridge2Nowhere’: Large crowd speaks out on coastal Alabama bridge project | al.com
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13 more Fire Recruits graduate training at Orange Beach Fire Rescue | Orange Beach

November 17, 2018
After three months of training, 24 written tests and over 70 skills evaluations, the Orange Beach Fire Department Firefighter I/II Recruit School Class of 2018 graduated on November 14th. The 13 individuals, ranging in age from 18 to 50, took to the stage at the Orange Beach Event Center as recruits and stepped down as sworn firefighters, with six representing Orange Beach Fire Rescue, five with Prichard Fire Department, one with Atmore Fire Department and one with Gulf Shores Fire Rescue.
Source: 13 more Fire Recruits graduate training at Orange Beach Fire Rescue | Orange Beach
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Orange Beach Sunrise 

November 17, 2018

Orange Beach Sunrise

Good Morning! Watch LIVE as the sun comes up over Orange Beach on this beautiful Saturday! Have a GREAT day! 🌅

Posted by Meteorologist Taylor Sarallo on Saturday, November 17, 2018

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State bridge project draws mixed reviews at public hearing – Lagniappe Mobile

November 16, 2018
Mac McAleer likens the current traffic situation on Pleasure Island to the closing line of the famous Eagles song “Hotel California.” “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave,” McAleer said. He was one of more than 40 speakers at an Alabama Department of Transportation public hearing on an expedited and controversial road and bridge project planned for south Baldwin County. A standing-room only crowd greeted state and local officials at the Gulf Shores Activity Center on Nov. 15.
Source: State bridge project draws mixed reviews at public hearing - Lagniappe Mobile
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Gulf Shores bridge battle: ALDOT hearing for ‘controversial’ $87 million project draws standing room-only crowd – Yellowhammer News

November 16, 2018
GULF SHORES — It was a typical off-season November night on Alabama’s coast on Thursday night. The temperature was a brisk 47 degrees. Traffic coming into South Baldwin County from the north on Alabama Highway 59 and the Foley Beach Express was light. Many businesses along those routes and coastline in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach were operating far below their tourist season capacities.
Source: Gulf Shores bridge battle: ALDOT hearing for 'controversial' $87 million project draws standing room-only crowd - Yellowhammer News | Yellowhammer News
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Bid approved for construction of Orange Beach school | News | fox10tv.com

November 16, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- The City of Orange Beach reports a bid was approved for the construction of the new Orange Beach Middle / High School. The approval came Thursday night during a meeting of the Baldwin County Board of Education. The City of Orange Beach tweeted Friday morning that the board "unanimously approved the bid for the new Orange Beach Middle / High School. The construction contract went to Sharp Inc. at just over $26 million."
Source: Bid approved for construction of Orange Beach school | News | fox10tv.com
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Gulf Shores Local Wild Bill Howard wins WFC Soup Or Bowl competition

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – Bill Howard is no stranger to winning. His Wild Bill’s Hot Sauce for wings has won a handful award in the past few years. During the recent World Food Championships at The Wharf, he added a first place in the Soup Or Bowl contest, one of three side contests entrants in the WFC’s main events were eligible to enter.
Source: Gulf Shores Local Wild Bill Howard wins WFC Soup Or Bowl competition

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