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No injuries in Orange Beach day care fire | WPMI

December 13, 2016

Orange Beach, Ala. (WPMI) — Quick thinking by teachers at an Orange Beach day care could have saved lives, after a fire broke out.

“The fire happened when I was sleeping and then the teacher said go outside,” a little girl who attends the daycare said.

It was that quick reaction at Discovery Island Child Development Center Monday afternoon that got everyone out of the building safely.

via No injuries in Orange Beach day care fire | WPMI.

Drivers struggle to adjust to changes coming to Orange Beach hig – FOX10 News | WALA

December 13, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - Median improvements continue in Orange Beach as part of a big beautification project. It’s designed to make the area safer, but some are having a hard time dealing with the construction zone as crews work to make what’s now five lanes of asphalt a landscaped highway with a median.

Kit Alexander with the city of Orange Beach says through a partnership with Alabama Department of Transportation, the goal is make drives on the busy road more efficient and safe.

via Drivers struggle to adjust to changes coming to Orange Beach hig – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Baldwin County’s Steadman’s Landing getting much-needed repairs – FOX10 News | WALA

December 13, 2016

A historic Baldwin County park is getting a much-needed and long-awaited facelift.  Steadman’s Landing in Montrose was heavily damaged during record-breaking floods in the spring of 2014.  It’s in the last group of projects left to be fixed.

Steadman’s Landing is the county’s only public access to Mobile Bay on the eastern shore.  It’s been inaccessible since flood waters from historic rains in the spring of 2014 damaged it.  The same storm forced the county to make repairs to more than 120 other sites over the last two years.  The park is one of the last on the list to finish.

via Baldwin County’s Steadman’s Landing getting much-needed repairs – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

That’s not diesel: I-10 stop nets 84 pounds of marijuana | AL.com

December 13, 2016

Diesel fuel has a distinctive smell. So does marijuana. The difference contributed to a drug bust on I-10 in Baldwin County over the weekend.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on Saturday morning, a traffic stop on the interstate resulted in the confiscation of 84 pounds of marijuana. One person was charged with trafficking.

via That’s not diesel: I-10 stop nets 84 pounds of marijuana | AL.com.

Video Of Daphne High Basketball Team Goes Viral

December 12, 2016

Some of you may have seen this video on Facebook. It’s gone viral and even popped up on CBS Sports’ Facebook page!

It’s Daphne High’s men’s basketball team as they get hyped up before a game. You can hear one student begin singing “We ready for y’all” and soon the others join in and begin jumping around the locker room. The video has been viewed over 115,000 times and been shared nearly 900 times. The Trojans are undefeated so far at 11-0 and ranked 6th in the state, and 108th nationally. They’ve got a non-conference game against Foley Monday at 7:30pm.

via Video Of Daphne High Basketball Team Goes Viral.

Alabama removes 22 boys from religious boarding school amid allegations of abuse | AL.com

December 12, 2016

The Alabama Department of Human Resources and Baldwin County law enforcement last weekend raided a Christian boys’ boarding school in Seminole, Ala., removing 22 boys ages 8 to 17 after some claimed they were victims of abuse.

“A couple of kids who had been residents at the home had run away to a nearby neighbor and made allegations of abuse,” said Major Anthony Lowry of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department. According to local news accounts, the two boys told the neighbor that staff at the Blessed Hope Boys Academy would punish students for misbehavior by locking them in a closet, withholding food and forcing them to exercise for hours.

via Alabama removes 22 boys from religious boarding school amid allegations of abuse | AL.com.

Assisted living facilities sold; more leases at The Wharf | AL.com

December 11, 2016

Flowers by the Shore has leased 2,852 square feet of space at The Wharf off Canal Road in Orange Beach, according to Jeff Barnes, CCIM, of Stirling Properties, who represented the property owner. Ken Montgomery of Charter Landing Real Estate worked for the tenant. The floral company will relocate from its Gulf Shores location and open in January.

via Assisted living facilities sold; more leases at The Wharf | AL.com.

Community rallies to help homeless, Pensacola musician | WEAR

December 11, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. WEAR — It’s no secret Pensacola’s homeless population has struggled finding adequate housing. The issue forced one man to seek shelter in a vacant home, but after losing everything in a fire, the community is rallying around him. Maurice Sorrell has been playing downtown along Palafox Street for almost five years.

via Community rallies to help homeless, Pensacola musician | WEAR.

Troy’s Brandon Silvers no longer under the radar as All-Sun Belt QB | AL.com

December 10, 2016

When Brandon Silvers played at Gulf Shores High School, espn.com deemed him “the most under-the-radar quarterback prospect in this class.” Silvers agrees with that assessment, and after what he’s done as Troy’s QB, perhaps he’s shown some collegiate coaches that they should have tried harder to get him.

via Troy’s Brandon Silvers no longer under the radar as All-Sun Belt QB | AL.com.

Rain, Cold Front Will Expand Waterfowl Opportunities in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama

December 09, 2016

Alabama waterfowl hunters who ventured out on opening weekend will probably have to expand their territory after several recent rain events have changed the amount of water currently available to the ducks.

“Earlier in the year we were in an extreme drought situation throughout Alabama, especially northeast Alabama,” said Seth Maddox, Waterfowl Coordinator with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. “We had a pretty good number of waterfowl here for the youth hunt and the start of the season.”

via Rain, Cold Front Will Expand Waterfowl Opportunities in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama.

World Food Championships Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Largest Food Tournament in History | Benzinga

December 09, 2016

The dust has finally settled from the World Food Championships (WFC) — the world’s largest food tournament — and the last person standing was a female “home cook” from Cissna Park, Illinois. Her ribeye steak, which was a first-time category at the five-year-old event, garnered her the top honors and more than $110,000 in cash and prizes.

via World Food Championships Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Largest Food Tournament in History | Benzinga.

Dauphin Island’s Little Red School House makes one-mile trip to new home | AL.com

December 09, 2016

On Wednesday morning, the entire student body of Dauphin Island Elementary School walked down the sidewalk along Bienville Boulevard, begging the drivers of three semi-trailer trucks from Ducky Johnson House Movers to honk their horns. The historic Little Red School House was slowly and carefully being transported one mile east from the beach to its new home across from Town Hall.

via Dauphin Island’s Little Red School House makes one-mile trip to new home | AL.com.

Childress-Long to sign copies of “Orange Beach – A Pictorial History” at St. Charles Gifts on Dec. 17 – Mullet Wrapper

December 08, 2016

Local historian Margaret Childress Long has already written the definitive history of Orange Beach, releasing “The Best Place to Be – The Story of Orange Beach, Alabama” with co-author Michael D. Shipler in April of 2006.

She and Shipler have now added the perfect companion to that loving ode to local history, “Orange Beach, Alabama – A Pictorial History.’’

via Childress-Long to sign copies of “Orange Beach – A Pictorial History” at St. Charles Gifts on Dec. 17 – Mullet Wrapper.

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