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Coastal Alabama Partnership brings counties together for growth | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 24, 2016

The sugar white sands and blue waters of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have long been an attraction, bringing in visitors to Alabama from across the United States.

“We’re proud of our tourism industry and we all know that it brings in $4 billion every year for our state,” said Wiley Blankenship.

But for legislators in other parts of the state, who want to bring global industry into Alabama, Blankenship has a message.

“We are proud of our tourism industry, but for many who aren’t familiar with our area, that’s all they see and that’s not what we’re all about,” he said. “There’s so much more to offer here than just tourism.”

via Coastal Alabama Partnership brings counties together for growth | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

FOX10 News investigation finds incidents of lead in local water – FOX10 News | WALA

November 24, 2016

Eight water systems across Mobile and Baldwin counties have had testing results above the legal limit for lead content in the last three years, according to an analysis of government records by FOX10 News Investigates.

Those water systems are Dauphin Island Water and Sewer, Foley Utilities Board, Grand Bay Water Works, Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS), Prichard Water Board, Robertsdale Water, St. Elmo-Irvington Water Authority, and Bayou La Batre Utilities.

via FOX10 News investigation finds incidents of lead in local water – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

High-Speed Chase Lands Foley Man Behind Bars

November 24, 2016

It started around noon when a state trooper spotted a stolen Lexus that blew through a traffic light and crossed six lanes of traffic on Highway 59 and the chase was on.

Authorities say it was Phillip Stanford behind the wheel of a car that took authorities on a high-speed chase reaching speeds of a hundred miles per hour plus, before crashing in a field off County Road 32 near the Baldwin Beach Express.

via High-Speed Chase Lands Foley Man Behind Bars.

Tiny House Craze Hits Baldwin County

November 24, 2016

BON SECOUR, AL- Tiny houses have taken the national housing market by storm!

The idea behind tiny houses is simple: downsize and get rid of clutter to something much smaller and more affordable. This interesting trend has made it to South Baldwin County.

Bon Secour Tiny Home Village is under construction in Bon Secour. The one-bedroom, one bath, 504 square foot homes are small on space, but big on color, character and charm.

via Tiny House Craze Hits Baldwin County.

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.

‘Band-Aid Bandit’ strikes again, this time robbing the BB&T Bank in Daphne | WPMI

November 23, 2016

Police say he’s brash, quick and potentially deadly. They’re calling him the “Band-Aid Bandit.”

Police in Daphne are stumped and need your help in identifying a bank robber who robbed again Monday afternoon. Police say he’s hit two banks, the first one in July, the latest one Monday.

via ‘Band-Aid Bandit’ strikes again, this time robbing the BB&T Bank in Daphne | WPMI.

Baldwin County Forestry staff spread thin because of fires – FOX10 News | WALA

November 23, 2016

Baldwin County’s State Forestry division had to send personnel and equipment to help out with a wildfire in south Mobile County Tuesday. That’s not the only place they’re helping out.

Gov. Robert Bentley has required all forestry offices in the state to help out with wildfire threats in north Alabama.

via Baldwin County Forestry staff spread thin because of fires – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

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

Thousands of Dollars in GPS Devices Targeted by Thieves in Orange Beach

November 22, 2016

If you look closely, something is missing in the console of this Grady White. Two holes in the console used to contain Garmin GPS monitors. “They spent their time unbolting everything, unscrewing it where they can resale it because it takes a lot of time to pull a unit out so it’s not completely destroyed so they can sell it,” says the mechanic replacing the missing high-tech devices Chad Daniel.

via Thousands of Dollars in GPS Devices Targeted by Thieves in Orange Beach.

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.

Zipline looks to reopen at The Wharf in Orange Beach | The Islander

November 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – One of the Alabama Gulf Coast’s most popular attractions has found a new home.

Gulf Adventure Center (GAC) has reached an agreement to relocate their popular zipline course to The Wharf in Orange Beach, subject to final approvals and permitting.

“Our planning with management at The Wharf is going very well,” GAC Managing Partner Tom Schlinkert said. “They’ve got a fantastic property, great infrastructure, established traffic and a sharp business development team.”

via Zipline looks to reopen at The Wharf in Orange Beach | The Islander.

Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center

November 21, 2016

A benefit concert and live auction will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, Orange Beach on Feb. 16, 2017.  All proceeds go towards completing construction of Melissa’s Place, an orphanage being built in Haiti for girls 5 to 16 years old.  In addition to the music of The Coachmen, and Wojamm travelling here for this event, Gulf Coast locals Lisa Christian, Mac Walter and Shelby Brown (recently seen on The Voice) will perform for the event.

via Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center.

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