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Why Alabama’s fastest growing school would be ‘absolutely crippled’ without penny sales tax | AL.com

January 16, 2017

Failure to permanently extend a one-cent increase in Baldwin’s County sales tax would have “absolutely crippled” one of Alabama’s fastest-growing school systems, forcing it shutter campuses, lay off hundreds of workers and vastly increase classroom sizes.

via Why Alabama’s fastest growing school would be ‘absolutely crippled’ without penny sales tax | AL.com.

Grand Hotel in Point Clear undergoing $32 million renovations – FOX10 News | WALA

January 13, 2017

POINT CLEAR, AL (WALA) -

Some say, “a new year, a new look” and well, the Grand Hotel in Point Clear is taking that to a new level as it undergoes a multi-million dollar facelift.

“We have guests that have been coming for 10, 20, 30, literally 80 years at the Grand. So we’ve listened to them and we’re taking this opportunity to honor what they request. We’re also taking into consideration what’s trending in the hospitality industry,” Director of Sales and Marketing Kevin Hellmich said.

via Grand Hotel in Point Clear undergoing $32 million renovations – FOX10 News | WALA.

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.

Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect turns himself in, bond set at $25K | AL.com

January 12, 2017

Authorities in Baldwin County are reporting that James Daniel Bain, 27, who was wanted for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Daphne on Saturday turned himself in Tuesday night.

Bain was identified by residents in the area on Monday and the Daphne Police Department released his photo and issued a warrant for his arrest.

via Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect turns himself in, bond set at $25K | AL.com.

Gulf Shores moves forward with public-private partnership | WPMI

January 11, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala, (WPMI) — The Gulf Beach District gets a new tenant. Surprisingly even some of the neighbors say they like the idea too.

The plan is for a seven story 240 room hotel and conference center that will sit directly across from Ross Roecker home.

“This is an area that everybody wonders why its the way it is, so I have nothing to say other than, when it looks nice it won’t maybe block my view, but I’ve been here 20 years and it doesn’t make any difference when I’m standing here,” said Roecker.

via Gulf Shores moves forward with public-private partnership | WPMI.

Foley Middle and High School teens arrested for graffiti, golf cart theft | AL.com

January 11, 2017

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three teenagers in connection with a graffiti case in the Sweet Gum Village subdivision in December of 2016.

BCSO Spokesman Anthony Lowry confirmed the report saying that on Monday they received information that connected two 14-year-old and one 15-year-old Foley High School and Foley Middle School students to the crime.

via Foley Middle and High School teens arrested for graffiti, golf cart theft | AL.com.

Is The Authentic Taco the best Mexican food at Alabama’s beaches? | AL.com

January 10, 2017

A Chevron gas station across from Romar Beach in Orange Beach is the last place you’d expect to find authentic cuisine from South of the Border.

But folks have discovered the Mexican food at The Authentic Taco in the last few months — and some customers are calling it the best Mexican food at the beach.

via Is The Authentic Taco the best Mexican food at Alabama’s beaches? | 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.

Tensions Mount in Fairhope Between Mayor, Council

January 10, 2017

City Council meetings in Fairhope have been quite dramatic as of late, as the city’s new Mayor Karin Wilson and members of the council continue to butt heads.

“Whenever we come into one of these council meetings, whenever I come up with an idea if I have something it is a lot of questions a lot of ‘why is she needing this,’” said Mayor Wilson. “That’s what I call a roadblock and it’s going to be something that’s going to prevent Fairhope from moving forward.”

via Tensions Mount in Fairhope Between Mayor, Council.

Hunting Over Bait Still Illegal in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama

January 09, 2017

Wildlife food plots in Alabama have suffered because of the recent drought and some hunters are trying to increase their chances of harvesting a deer by disregarding a long-standing law. Hunting game over bait is illegal in Alabama, but the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources continues to receive calls asking if the law has changed. “There is a rumor being passed around that we’re allowing hunting over bait because of the drought, and that is absolutely not true,” said Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes.

via Hunting Over Bait Still Illegal in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama.

Advantages and disadvantages of living in a condo | Focus | Breaking Travel News

January 09, 2017

If luxury living is your dream and you are finally ready to buy your own home, then a condo just might be the best option for you. After all, it provides you all the lux amenities like a swimming pool, home fitness center, beautiful backyard and much more in the same cost and without any added cost of maintenance. Isn’t that worth calling a smart and worthy purchase?

via Advantages and disadvantages of living in a condo | Focus | Breaking Travel News.

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.

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