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Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

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.

Roughly Half Million Gallons of Sewage Spills into Mobile Waterways; More Expected

January 03, 2017

Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) crews have been busy since the start of 2017.

By Sunday afternoon, more than 450,000 gallons of sewer water had spilled into waterways throughout Mobile County, and with more severe weather Monday night, that number could climb even higher.

via Roughly Half Million Gallons of Sewage Spills into Mobile Waterways; More Expected.

Grand Hotel in Point Clear undergoing $32 million transformation | AL.com

January 02, 2017

Standing inside a guest room that’s been completely stripped down to the cinder-block walls and concrete floor, Sam Sealy, wearing a hard hat, yells over the din of a jackhammer and the beep-beep-beep of heavy equipment going in reverse. Surrounded by ladders, wheelbarrows and hanging wires, he looks through the sliding-glass doors that provide a stunning glimpse through the branches of an oak tree dripping with Spanish moss to the fishing pier beyond, jutting into Mobile Bay.

via Grand Hotel in Point Clear undergoing $32 million transformation | AL.com.

Flora-Bama’s Polar Bear Dip draws thousands on New Year’s Day | AL.com

January 02, 2017

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, rain pelted Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, and the rain lasted through most of the night.

The forecast for Sunday didn’t look good, but the rain moved out by Sunday morning and the sun came out just in time for the Flora-Bama’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear dip at the Alabama-Florida state line.

And the people came.

In droves.

via Flora-Bama’s Polar Bear Dip draws thousands on New Year’s Day | AL.com.

Extra law enforcement out in Baldwin County for NYE | WPMI

December 31, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — As people are out celebrating and saying goodbye to 2016, law enforcement will be out hoping to keep everyone safe.

Two major celebrations will be held in Baldwin County; one in Fairhope and the other is in Orange Beach.

But law enforcement from throughout the county will be out in full force to ring in 2017.

via Extra law enforcement out in Baldwin County for NYE | WPMI.

The Wharf Will Host New Year’s Eve Street Party

December 31, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL- The Wharf in Orange Beach will host another New Year’s Eve street party.

It’s called “Reelin’ in the New Year.” The street party starts at 5pm with lots of kids activities. There will also be a DJ and two bands and of course the highlights of the night will be the marlin drop and fireworks at midnight.

via The Wharf Will Host New Year’s Eve Street Party.

1 child, 4 adults injured in Baldwin County wreck | AL.com

December 31, 2016

Authorities said five people were injured, including a child, in a two-vehicle wreck in Baldwin County on Friday.

Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 98 and County Road 65 at 3:03 p.m. He said two victims, including a 4-year-old, were airlifted to the hospital. The other three victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance. All the people involved are in stable condition, Darby said.

via 1 child, 4 adults injured in Baldwin County wreck | AL.com.

New Year’s Eve Comet: 2017 starts with a show in the sky, how to watch | AL.com

December 31, 2016

It looks like the night sky will join in the celebration welcoming 2017.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a comet will be visible in the night sky as we say farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017. The comet – which bears the not-so-simple name 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova for the astronomers who discovered it in 1948 – was first visible on the low western horizon on Dec. 15.

via New Year’s Eve Comet: 2017 starts with a show in the sky, how to watch | AL.com.

State dredging at Little Lagoon Pass causing frustration for Gulf Shores residents | WPMI

December 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Frustration is mounting among residents in Gulf Shores over a State maintained bridge and waterway.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has to remove sand from the Little Lagoon Pass, along the Beach Highway, often to keep water flowing.

However, locals say they want more done.

via State dredging at Little Lagoon Pass causing frustration for Gulf Shores residents | WPMI.

Foley council expands temporary tax to continue ‘forward’ growth | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

December 30, 2016

The Foley City Council expects the Forward City to continue to grow as in the past with its decision Monday, Dec. 19, to increase a temporary, additional one percent sales and use tax on certain transactions and activities in the city.

The council would like to increase the sales tax in certain categories for a specified period of time for the purpose of re-funding reserves used over the past few years on projects and infrastructure in the city.

via Foley council expands temporary tax to continue ‘forward’ growth | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County Planning Commission approves “luxury motorcoach r – FOX10 News | WALA

December 30, 2016

The Baldwin County Planning Commission has approved a new upscale development for Silverhill. Developers are calling it a “luxury motorcoach resort.”

Driving west on Highway 104 in Silverhill, it’s hard to miss the sign of new development. It’s something some locals say is needed for their small town.

via Baldwin County Planning Commission approves “luxury motorcoach r – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Man suspected of arson at a duplex in Gulf Shores | AL.com

December 30, 2016

The Gulf Shores Police Department has arrested George Tucker Grau in connection with a house fire in Gulf Shores on December 22.

The Gulf Shores PD and the Gulf Shores Fire Department responded to the location at 128 West Lagoon Drive when reports of a fire were called in. Fire officials were able to extinguish the flames once they arrived. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

via Man suspected of arson at a duplex in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Eastern Shore Mom Arrested For Hosting Teen Drinking Party

December 29, 2016

A mother in Spanish Fort has been arrested after police say she hosted a house party with multiple teenagers drinking.

Police arrested Rebecca Lott Tuesday after receiving a noise complaint early that morning about a house party in the Timbercreek subdivision.

Officers found about 20 teens there, some as young as 14 and several drinks and beer cans around the house.

via Eastern Shore Mom Arrested For Hosting Teen Drinking Party.

Baldwin County officials look into illegal dump sites – FOX10 News | WALA

December 29, 2016

BAY MINETTE, AL (WALA) - There have been some reports of illegal dump sites in Baldwin County and right now officials are trying to find out who’s responsible.

It’s rare to find illegal dump sites in Baldwin County that can’t be cleaned up quickly.

“Usually they’re household goods; coaches and such, and those are fairly easy for us to clean up,” County Commissioner Chris Elliott said.

But according to Elliott, social media postings show recent dumping activity that’s excessive and unusual.

via Baldwin County officials look into illegal dump sites – FOX10 News | WALA.

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