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Baldwin County Commissioner Talks DUI Arrest and Consequences

January 13, 2017

In the same town where his political career could have hit a road block, Baldwin County commissioner, Chris Elliott is talking about his arrest for driving under the influence. “Plead guilty to running the flashing red light, which I did and went ahead and plead guilty to the DUI as well.”

Last May, Elliott was leaving an event in Fairhope, “I did have a couple of beers at the Fairhope State Rotary Cook-Off.” He ran through a flashing red light and then saw blue lights in his rearview mirror. “I was pulled over by a very respectful Fairhope police officer, complied with all of his requests and ended up being arrested for the DUI.”

via Baldwin County Commissioner Talks DUI Arrest and Consequences.

Robertsdale man dies after driving off the roadway | AL.com

January 13, 2017

A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 81-year-old man from the Robertsdale area on Wednesday afternoon according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

ALEA Spokesman Kevin Cook said that the crash occurred on Interstate 65 at the 46.60 mile marker, four miles northeast of Perdido at 4:50 p.m.

via Robertsdale man dies after driving off the roadway | AL.com.

Saunders Yachtworks Adds New Dry Storage Facility | Marlin Magazine

January 10, 2017

Saunders Yachtworks in Gulf Shores

Saunders Yachtworks in Gulf Shores, Alabama, recently added a long-term dry storage yard at the company’s primary location to its portfolio of marine-related services.

“As the number of boats using our coast has increased, we have seen a corresponding increase in demand for out-of-water storage,” says John Fitzgerald, CEO of Saunders. “Our new yard expansion will provide a safe, secure and convenient place to store boats on the hard during times like hurricane season and winter months, or any period our customers will be away from their boats and don’t want to worry.

via Saunders Yachtworks Adds New Dry Storage Facility | Marlin Magazine.

Beachfront property sells for cash | AL.com

January 09, 2017

An investor from north Alabama paid $2.09 million cash for one acre of gulf-front property on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach just west of Broadmoor condominiums, according to Realtors. Buddy McDaniel of Bellator Real Estate & Development represented the buyer and Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise represented the sellers. The land is zoned multi-family and has 166 front feet on the Gulf and more than 145 front feet on the boulevard.

via Beachfront property sells for cash | AL.com.

Foley Car Wreck Victims Recovering

January 06, 2017

FOLEY, AL- Mikki Jordan says a terrible car crash in Foley last week was her fault.

“We had pizza in the car so I reached for a piece of pizza, then when I reached for the pizza I didn’t see the truck coming,” says Jordan.

Jordan and her four-year-old son, Dre, were trapped inside the wreckage. In all, five people were hurt including the driver of the SUV.

via Foley Car Wreck Victims Recovering.

Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - After a big storm pushed its way through south Alabama, many in Gulf Shores are spending the third day of the new year cleaning up.

“When I was coming over the bridge, that’s when the winds shifted really quick and in different directions,” TCBY Assistant Manager Chris Colbert explained.

via Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA.

Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - While much attention was focused on Gulf Shores after damaging storms blew through there Monday, folks in other parts of Baldwin County were dealing with rising waters.  Families on Fernwood Circle had to call for help after those waters covered their vehicles and threatened to enter their houses.

via Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA.

Car Drives Off the Causeway into Mobile Bay

January 04, 2017

An off-duty firefighter with Mobile Fire-Rescue helped a driver who drove his car into Mobile Bay on Tuesday afternoon.

Spanish Fort Police say the driver was traveling at a high-rate of speed on the Causeway (U.S. Highway 98) when he drove off the roadway and into the bay, partially submerging the vehicle.   The car narrowly missed a fisherman and his two children.

via Car Drives Off the Causeway into Mobile Bay.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again

January 04, 2017

Every storm is different. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has been through just about all of them.

“It was a little scary for a while,” says zoo director Patti Hall. “I don’t get scared and even I was little scared for a couple minutes.” That’s about all the time they had before the business of getting the zoo back open was in full swing. “We’re a pro at doing that after three hurricanes.”

via Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again.

Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - While much attention was focused on Gulf Shores after damaging storms blew through there Monday, folks in other parts of Baldwin County were dealing with rising waters.  Families on Fernwood Circle had to call for help after those waters covered their vehicles and threatened to enter their houses.

via Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA.

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