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5-car pileup on Blue Angel Parkway sends 6 to hospital

December 23, 2016

Five members of a Tallahassee family were involved in a multi-car accident Thursday afternoon near Blue Angel Parkway and U.S. 90 that left a 58-year-old female in critical condition and two 11-year-olds in serious condition.

The chain-reaction pileup occurred when Terry Lynn Cummings, 46, of Caledonia, Mississippi, was traveling west on Blue Angel Parkway at around 2:46 p.m. Thursday and failed to slow down as he approached the intersection at U.S. 90 where traffic was stopped, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

via 5-car pileup on Blue Angel Parkway sends 6 to hospital.

Drivers struggle to adjust to changes coming to Orange Beach hig – FOX10 News | WALA

December 13, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - Median improvements continue in Orange Beach as part of a big beautification project. It’s designed to make the area safer, but some are having a hard time dealing with the construction zone as crews work to make what’s now five lanes of asphalt a landscaped highway with a median.

Kit Alexander with the city of Orange Beach says through a partnership with Alabama Department of Transportation, the goal is make drives on the busy road more efficient and safe.

via Drivers struggle to adjust to changes coming to Orange Beach hig – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Internet infrastructure an important need in Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

December 05, 2016

With growing areas like Baldwin County, infrastructure is constantly an issue that requires attention. Roads, water, sewage and electricity are commonly talked about, but county leaders and economic development officials say there’s another issue that is fast becoming another major infrastructure factor: internet access.

Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey said people across Baldwin County have said reliable internet access has become a necessity.

via Internet infrastructure an important need in Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

New ALDOT agreement a win for Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 18, 2016

We applaud the decision from three of our county commissioners this week in moving forward with gathering funding to fix our state roads issues around the county.

Commissioners Skip Gruber, Chris Elliott and Tucker Dorsey deserve praise for voting to push this proposal that will see $126 million in needed infrastructure improvements for Highway 31, Highway 181 and Highway 180.

via New ALDOT agreement a win for Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin Co. Commission to put $35 million towards road projects – FOX10 News | WALA

November 18, 2016

Drivers in some parts of Baldwin County will be seeing a lot more road construction in upcoming months.  Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Baldwin County Commission approved a plan to contribute more than $35 million dollars towards road improvements over the next several years.

via Baldwin Co. Commission to put $35 million towards road projects – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Alabama Secretary of State: Both of Baldwin’s toll road amendments failed | AL.com

November 18, 2016

Both toll road amendments for Baldwin County were defeated by voters during the Nov. 8 general election, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.

Neither one is expected to be approved after the state’s canvassing board meets Nov. 29 to certify the election results. And that includes a statewide amendment which had been widely reported as being approved when, according to Secretary of State officials, it was defeated.

via Alabama Secretary of State: Both of Baldwin’s toll road amendments failed | AL.com.

Gulf Shores Alabama Travel Guide: Hotels, Restaurants, and More | Architectural Digest

November 13, 2016

Sugar-white sand beaches, a culinary scene rivaling New Orleans, a vibrant shopping district—Gulf Shores, Alabama, is one of America’s greatest under-the-radar beach towns. Wander your way through the Wharf, an entertainment district that’s a hybrid of Rodeo Drive chic and old-school Charleston charm, or enjoy fresh oysters and cocktails at one of the city’s many waterfront locales. And, of course, there’s always the beach. Below, we’ve selected the best ways to spend your time.

via Gulf Shores Alabama Travel Guide: Hotels, Restaurants, and More | Architectural Digest.

Funding for Beach Express extension will be put to public vote | WPMI

November 02, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The extension of the beach express to I-65 has been in the works for a long time and will cost millions of dollars. County commissioners agreed a toll would be the best way to help pay for it. Baldwin County officials say where that funding comes from will depend on your vote.

via Funding for Beach Express extension will be put to public vote | WPMI.

Voters in south Alabama to decide if golf carts are street legal | AL.com

October 30, 2016

Barbara Garland’s Craft Farms home in Gulf Shores is next door to an adjoining golf course, so she and her husband don’t have far to travel in their golf cart.

But there have been times when Garland, a retiree, has taken the cart out on the nearby public streets to travel to the clubhouse. She’s been pulled over twice by police.

via Voters in south Alabama to decide if golf carts are street legal | AL.com.

Toll Authority could come to Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

October 26, 2016

A toll may be coming to Baldwin County, but it’s up to your vote come November. November is right around the corner, and one item on this year’s ballot for Baldwin County residents is Amendment 3, establishing a county toll authority.

According to District 3 Commissioner Tucker Dorsey, this is a plan leaders have come up with to extend the Beach Express at I-10, to I-65.

via Toll Authority could come to Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Congressional chat: Byrne sits down with Gulf Coast Media | Baldwin Times

October 25, 2016

Congressman Bradley Byrne lacks a challenger in this year’s election, so he’s able to spend his recess time back home reaching out to constituents and hearing what issues are important to voters across the 1st Congressional District.

Byrne said some issues he’s been fighting for have continued to be sticking points that he will continue to fight for, especially the proposed I-10 Bridge.

“Honestly, we’ve got everyone agreed on the need for this project,” Byrne said. “We’ve been able to bring together people from across the Gulf Coast region to address this traffic issue that affects all of us. This project is in Alabama, but the effects of the traffic going through Mobile are felt throughout the region.”

via Congressional chat: Byrne sits down with Gulf Coast Media | Baldwin Times.

Man, woman killed in Baldwin County collision | AL.com

October 23, 2016

A man and a woman were killed in a Friday evening collision near Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County.

Patricia Kay Dolihite, 60, and Cameron Alexander Davis, 19, were killed when the 1989 Ford Bronco Dolihite was driving collided with the 1999 Honda Accord driven by Davis, according to Alabama state troopers. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

via Man, woman killed in Baldwin County collision | AL.com.

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