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New Construction Continues At Schools In Baldwin County

October 29, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, AL- The Baldwin County Board of Education’s 16 million dollar pay-as-you-go plan continues to move along nicely this fall.

Five schools are getting new wings or cafeteria expansions. The schools under Phase One of the pay as you go initiative are Fairhope High, Elberta Elementary, Elsanor Elementary, Perdido Elementary and Central Baldwin Middle School.

via New Construction Continues At Schools In Baldwin County.

Man Dies In Beach Collision

October 29, 2016

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a woman from Jasper, Alabama.

68-year-old Robert Cain was killed when the 2012 Honda Civic he was riding in collided with a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer driven by 28-year-old Joshua Allen White of Robertsdale, Alabama.

via Man Dies In Beach Collision.

Amendment 2 supporters: state parks privatization argument is ‘straw man’ | AL.com

October 29, 2016

As a member of the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers mountain biking group, Mickie Powell has been riding the trails at Oak Mountain for 25 years.

Now, as a member of the Alabama State Parks Partners Coalition, she’s sticking up for the parks that have provided her with so much enjoyment over the years.

via Amendment 2 supporters: state parks privatization argument is ‘straw man’ | AL.com.

South Alabama neurology & pain clinic raided by the FBI | AL.com

October 29, 2016

The Federal Bureau of Investigations raided the Eastern Shore Neurology and Pain Center on Friday morning.

All throughout the morning FBI agents were removing boxes and computer equipment, loading it all into several unmarked vans outside. Sources close to the raid said that the facility operated by Dr. Rassan Tarabein was closed at the time the FBI conducted their operation.

via South Alabama neurology & pain clinic raided by the FBI | AL.com.

Woman pulled from vehicle, carjacked in Foley | WPMI

October 28, 2016

FOLEY, Ala. WPMI — The Foley Police Department has released an image of a man they say forcefully pulled a woman from her vehicle, then stole the car.

It happened Friday at the Pep Boys. Officials say the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Christopher Brewer of Gulf Shores, took off in the victim’s 2008 silver Hyundai Tiburon heading northbound on Highway 59. No weapon was shown and the woman was not physically injured.

via Woman pulled from vehicle, carjacked in Foley | WPMI.

New entertainment destination planned in Foley | WPMI

October 28, 2016

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians have planned a big event next week to unveil the name of a new entertainment destination coming to Foley. Formerly known as Blue Collar Country, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians purchased and property, and will finish and rename the project.

The announcement is scheduled for Wednesday November 2.

via New entertainment destination planned in Foley | WPMI.

Fall drought just fine with most Baldwin County farmers – FOX10 News | WALA

October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016 marked 30 days since farmers in Baldwin County have seen rain.  Parched fields have turned to dust.  During the spring and early summer, a drought like this could have serious impacts.  A small percentage of farmers are having to tough it out through this dry spell, but most couldn’t be more pleased.

via Fall drought just fine with most Baldwin County farmers – FOX10 News | WALA.

Armed Robberies on the Rise in Baldwin County

October 28, 2016

Early Thursday morning, it happened again. A man wearing a Halloween mask enters the Kangaroo convenience store in Bay Minette with no intentions of buying, only taking.

“A gentleman wearing a skull mask came in, a black male, came in and asked the cashier for all his money and was told not to reach for his button if he did he would get his head blown off,” says Cpl. Robert Gates with Bay Minette Police.

via Armed Robberies on the Rise in Baldwin County.

17 Questions With Yolanda Johnson – Mullet Wrapper

October 27, 2016

An Orange Beach resident since 2000, Yo Johnson is a busy woman. Married to husband Jerry (an Orange Beach city councilman) for 21 years, she works full-time for the University of Alabama as a business counselor with the school’s Small Business Development Center Network. She also has her own company, J Divine, through which she markets her artwork, which she describes as “fun, beachy impressionism.

via 17 Questions With Yolanda Johnson – Mullet Wrapper.

Amazon shoppers in Alabama: Your bill is going up by 8 percent on Nov. 1 | AL.com

October 27, 2016

If you have your eye on a new TV or getting a head start on your Christmas shopping, you only have a few days before your Amazon bill goes up.

Starting Nov. 1, Amazon will start collecting and remitting sales tax in Alabama. As part of Alabama’s Simplified Seller Use Tax Remittance Program – an effort to streamline the collection of sales taxes from online retailers located outside the state– the tax rate is set at a flat 8 percent.

via Amazon shoppers in Alabama: Your bill is going up by 8 percent on Nov. 1 | AL.com.

Cool Spaces: This Daphne condo towers above the Eastern Shore with unbeatable views | AL.com

October 27, 2016

Looking out the floor-to-ceiling window in their master bedroom, Carolyn and Don Clay can see across the bay to Mobile’s city skyline. “On a clear day, you can see forever,” Carolyn jokes, referencing the Barbra Streisand musical. But you really can see an amazing view across the Bayway and up the Mobile River Delta.

via Cool Spaces: This Daphne condo towers above the Eastern Shore with unbeatable views | 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.

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