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Why it was important for Gulf Shores to just say ‘no’ | AL.com

December 03, 2016

Money. Politics. National reputation. Bad publicity. Angry constituents.

And those are just a few of the things that were at stake when Gulf Shores city leaders took up a proposal to ban alcohol on the beach during the spring break season.

Some politicians tend to wimp out under these kinds of pressures, but on this issue, the ones in Gulf Shores didn’t. By unanimous vote, they decided this past week that no alcohol can be possessed or consumed on a beach within the city limits from March 4 to April 16, 2017.

via Why it was important for Gulf Shores to just say ‘no’ | AL.com.

Gulf Shores Local Qualifies for Senior PGA Championship

December 02, 2016

Rea Schuessler was one of thirty-five fellow PGA of America section qualifiers from throughout the United States to advance to the 78th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to be held May 25-28, 2017 at Trump National Golf Club, Washington D.C., in Potomac Falls, VA.  Founded in 1937, the prestigious Senior PGA Championship is the most historic major championship in senior golf with a list of winners including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Gary Player, and Sam Snead.  Schuessler will be one of only 156 players from throughout the country competing for the infamous Albert S. Bourne Trophy and title of 2017 Senior PGA Champion. The tournament will consist of four rounds of stroke play with the first two broadcast on the Golf Channel and the final two championship rounds aired on NBC.   Specific air times will be determined as the event draws closer with tee times generally running from early morning through mid-afternoon.

via Gulf Shores Local Qualifies for Senior PGA Championship.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Local School

December 02, 2016

In recognition of strong support to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, based in Goodlettsville Tennessee, through in-store collections at check-out at Dollar General stores in Gulf Shores, the organization recently awarded $5,000 to Gulf Shores Elementary to support the school’s literacy and education efforts.

via Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Local School.

Veteran football coach Jamie Williams out after two seasons at Gulf Shores – al.com

November 30, 2016

Gulf Shores is looking for a new head football coach and athletic director.

Jamie Williams confirmed to AL.com on Wednesday morning that he was let go from the school Tuesday. He plans to continue to teach there until the end of the year and then likely move back to the Birmingham area.

via Veteran football coach Jamie Williams out after two seasons at Gulf Shores – al.com.

Local Firefighters Sending Prayers To Gatlinburg

November 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL- The Smoky Mountain wildfire hits close to home. Gatlinburg is a popular resort destination for many folks on the Gulf Coast. Images of the destruction are heartbreaking.

Firefighters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach know exactly what Gatlinburg fire crews are going through. In 2011, more than 100 local firefighters battled a massive wildfire in Gulf State Park for 10 days.

via Local Firefighters Sending Prayers To Gatlinburg.

Gulf Shores to spring breakers: No booze allowed on our beaches | AL.com

November 29, 2016

When Panama City Beach officials decided to prohibit booze from its beaches and implement a curfew on its bars, spring breakers fled to Gulf Shores for a party.

Crime and chaos followed. “We had kids binge drinking, doing drugs and trashing the beach,” Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore recalled Monday. “We decided, as a city, we needed to take action.”

via Gulf Shores to spring breakers: No booze allowed on our beaches | AL.com.

Grab a Sneak Peak of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s New Location | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 26, 2016

Gulf Shores, AL – The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo announced plans to move the zoo to higher and safer ground. The new zoo location is soon to change into a full-time construction zone. Now is your chance to see the new zoo grounds before the construction begins.

Join employees and friends of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for this special Sneak Peak occasion on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-5 p.m. The new location is at 20499 Oak Road E., or County Road 6, in Gulf Shores.

via Grab a Sneak Peak of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s New Location | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Gulf Shores Is A Big Holiday Sports Tournament Destination

November 26, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – You won’t find in Black Friday door busters or deals at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. For hundreds of people, it’s all about youth football!

The city is hosting the 4th annual Gulf Coast Youth Championship. Youth football teams from as far away as Missouri are competing in the tournament.

via Gulf Shores Is A Big Holiday Sports Tournament Destination.

Two Gulf Shores parcels approved for BP Grant aquisitions – Mullet Wrapper

November 23, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) approved $63 million for six projects in Alabama, including two projects in Gulf Shores, as part of the fourth round of grants from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund established to restore natural resources damaged during the 2010 BP oil spill. The Gulf Shores acquisitions will eliminate the likely risk of future development in those pristine natural habitats.

via Two Gulf Shores parcels approved for BP Grant aquisitions – Mullet Wrapper.

Gulf Shores Christmas Parade slated Dec. 2 – Mullet Wrapper

November 23, 2016

Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities with the Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration on Friday evening, Dec. 2. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats and guest judges, as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from Clubhouse Drive to the Gulf Shores Public Beach.

via Gulf Shores Christmas Parade slated Dec. 2 – Mullet Wrapper.

Gulf Shores Council hears from community on alcohol ban | The Islander

November 22, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – During a work session on Nov. 21, the Gulf Shores City Council seemed poised to reinstate an alcohol ban on city beaches during spring break 2017.

During the informal session business owners and other officials were invited to state their concerns and ideas about the ban. Most, including several members of the vacation rental property companies, backed the ban after last year’s beach mob scenes.

Councilmembers were listening.

via Gulf Shores Council hears from community on alcohol ban | The Islander.

Gulf Shores leaders discuss alcohol beach ban for 2017 Spring Br – FOX10 News | WALA

November 22, 2016

Will the city of Gulf Shores ban alcohol on its beaches for the 2017 Spring Break season? It’ll be a week before we can answer that question, but city leaders started the conversation of dates for the possible ban during their work session.

via Gulf Shores leaders discuss alcohol beach ban for 2017 Spring Br – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Gulf Shores set to ban booze on beaches during 2017 Spring Break | AL.com

November 22, 2016

As Bobby Thompson was leaving the Best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shores one night last March, an employee stopped him in the parking lot and told him to look up.

“We had a drunken idiot climbing balcony to balcony,” said Thompson, the hotel’s vice-president. “I had a front row seat.”

via Gulf Shores set to ban booze on beaches during 2017 Spring Break | AL.com.

Coastal Alabama zipline course relocating to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

November 22, 2016

A coastal Alabama zip line course operator, embroiled in a standoff with state officials over the closure of his thrill-seeking course on state property, announced Monday he’s relocating the business to The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Gulf Adventure Center, in a news release, announced that it has reached an agreement to relocate the zipline course to the entertainment and shopping complex – about 6 miles northeast from the venue’s current location at Lake Shelby.

via Coastal Alabama zipline course relocating to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Baldwin Pops Band To Hold Christmas Concerts

November 21, 2016

The Baldwin Pops Band is spreading Christmas cheer this year by playing their “Holiday Favorites” concert in Foley, Gulf Shores, and Daphne.

The band will play favorite Christmas tunes including Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and Christmas on Broadway. Concerts are free to the public.  A Toys for Tots representative will be on hand at each concert accepting unwrapped toys for children in need.

via Baldwin Pops Band To Hold Christmas Concerts.

Bentley should be celebrated for preserving coast line | AL.com

November 20, 2016

Alabama’s Gulf Coast has always been a source of pride for the state. The white sandy beaches are among the finest in the world and are a destination for fishermen, families, ecologists and biologists.

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill threatened much of the shoreline but, six years later, Gov. Robert Bentley is demonstrating a willingness to turn that near-disaster into an environmental triumph.

via Bentley should be celebrated for preserving coast line | AL.com.

$63 million in BP money to fund restoration projects | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 18, 2016

MONTGOMERY, AL — Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has approved more than $63 million for six Alabama projects that address high-priority conservation needs, including the acquisition and restoration of significant coastal habitats in key focal areas and the continuation of fisheries monitoring.

Areas in Baldwin include 935 acres on Oyster Bay in Gulf Shores and 113 acres of Gulf-front property on the Fort Morgan Peninsula.

via $63 million in BP money to fund restoration projects | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Gulf Shores BP funds will go toward keeping the land ‘forever wild’ | WPMI

November 17, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has approved more than $63 million for six Alabama projects that address high priority conservation needs, including the acquisition and restoration of coastal habitats in key focal areas.

via Gulf Shores BP funds will go toward keeping the land ‘forever wild’ | WPMI.

More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander

November 15, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) announced another strong year for tourism, the return of several national sporting events and the success of the Leave Only Footprints initiative during the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores.

via More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander.

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