But it is a message. Not just to Wiggins and Hayes, but to judges all over Alabama.
If you are going to put profits over basic American rights, you are going to pay a price. Maybe not an equal price, and maybe not every time. But Alabama now sees you for who and what you are: the bad guy.
You can call yourself a judge, but you can’t call yourself just.
It’s clear as crystal now. And because of that – and all who have fought for those who cannot fight for themselves – Alabama is a better place.
via After ‘debtors’ prison,’ Alabama is a better place | AL.com.
The Baldwin County Health Department has issued a Public Notice of a Sewage Spill that leads to Tatumville Gully to Mobile Bay.
via Sewage Spill Alert.
After recovering from storm damage, The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will reopen tomorrow, Sunday, January 8th at 9 a.m.
via Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Reopens Sunday After Storm Damage.
January 7, 2017 – Fort Morgan, AL (FMA) – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a vessel taking on water approximately 2 miles offshore Fort Morgan, Alabama, Friday.
via Coast Guard Rescues Two People Near Fort Morgan.
The Oakland Raiders return to the NFL playoffs on Saturday for the first time since the 2002 season, a drought that would have been hard to imagine in the days when quarterback Ken Stabler led the Raiders.
via Ken Stabler plays prominent part in Oakland Raiders’ top 10 playoff moments | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is one step closer to re-opening thanks to the hard work of staff and numerous volunteers.
More than a hundred concerned residents stepped up to help the Gulf Coast Zoo after it suffered severe damage from Monday’s Storm.
via Volunteers help clean up Gulf Coast Zoo storm damage | WPMI.
The City of Gulf Shores announced today that it has joined with a private development partner to apply to team with an international hotel brand to construct a 240-room full service hotel, spa and meeting facility on city-owned property located at the corner of West Beach Boulevard and West 1st Street.
via Gulf Shores Full-Service Hotel to Anchor Proposed Mixed-Use Beach Project.
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.
A chopper buzzing overhead, a neighborhood surrounded by police and tracking dogs looking for 22-year-old Weston Slade who was captured after a two-hour manhunt.
via Bizarre Baldwin County Escape Attempt Ends in Daphne.
Flu season has arrived in Alabama.
The state is one of four nationwide that reported high rates of patients seeking treatment for flu-like illnesses at the end of 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia, Arizona and Oklahoma also had high rates, with the rest of the country reporting moderate to minimal flu-like activity.
via Alabama one of four states with high rates of flu-like illness | AL.com.
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories covered a large part of Alabama on Friday morning, and light snow was already falling over northern parts of the state.
via Winter storm warning expanded in Alabama as snow starts to fall | AL.com.
It opened up a few months ago, but Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense has become one of the trendiest shops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
No, they don’t carry the latest in beach apparel or trendy decor and furniture. Nope, Electric Seahorse just carries vinyl, musical instruments and other — well– other awesome stuff.
via Cool Shops at the Beach: Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense | AL.com.
Clean up continues for many in South Baldwin County after Monday’s big storm. Wednesday morning dozens of volunteers took to one of the hardest hit areas, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
via Volunteers help clean Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo after storm – FOX10 News | WALA.
FOX10 News | WALA
STYX RIVER, AL- Styx River is a popular place to hang out in the summer, but the river is still dangerously high following Monday’s severe weather.
At Riverside R.V. Resort, owner Nikki Givens evacuated the riverfront camp sites.
via Styx River Flooding Receding.
Wood chippers are working over time in Gulf State Park clearing hundreds of trees that were no match for winds raging at 70 to 80 miles an hour.
“The people in the cabins were terrified,” says park superintendent Lisa Laraway.
via Gulf State Park Cleaning Up After Stormy Monday.
There are a lot of great deals to be had when it comes to lodging at the beach in the off season, even some serious steals.
Sure, you could get a great little condo with a view of the beach highway at a super deal, but why not think about something a little more luxurious?
via Cool Spaces: Rent Indigo East penthouse and enjoy luxury with a view | AL.com.
The New Year has come and the holidays are gone, which springs a monumental time for both incoming and returning Blue Angels pilots.
Each January, the United States Navy Blue Angels pack their bags and head West to the Southern California desert known as the Imperial Valley. Naval Air Facility El Centro, California becomes the team’s home away from home for nearly a three-month span.
via Blue Angels Head West — Airshow News.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The National Weather Service says it was straight line winds that caused the damage during Monday’s storm.
Jason Beaman with the NWS say 70 to 80 mph winds came from the West traveling East, jumping Little Lagoon, hitting 11 and 12th Streets.
via Strom causes damage across Alabama | WPMI.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Work crews have begun making repairs at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo after bad weather caused damage at the Gulf Shores attraction.
The strong wind and heavy rain came in about 3 pm Monday, uprooting huge trees, knocking down fencing and damaging some exhibits.
via Bad weather topples exotic bird cages in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baldwin County school officials got a quick New Year’s boost Tuesday after the County Commission unanimously endorsed a permanent extension of a penny sales tax that was set to expire in 2018.
via Baldwin County Commission approves permanent extension of penny sales tax | AL.com.
When severe storms moved through the Gulf Shores area on Monday afternoon, Patti Hall, the director of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, said after removing the 30-40 visitors from the zoo and hunkering themselves and the animals down the sky mimicked a scene from the Wizard of Oz.
via Winds sent things flying at Gulf Coast Zoo ‘like the Wizard of Oz’ | AL.com.
New Year’s Day weekend can be a busy time at DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen in Gulf Shores, as snow birds arrive to coastal Alabama from their colder climate homes in the Midwest or Northeast.
via Gulf Shores, coastal Alabama clean up following strong ‘localized’ wind damage | AL.com.