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Orange Beach to spend $1.2 million on new fire trucks

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – Congratulations! It’s twins for the Orange Beach Fire Department. Twin fire trucks that is. “It takes seven and a half to nine months,” Fire Chief Justin Pearce said. “It’s just like having a baby.”On Nov. 13 the Orange Beach City Council voted to spend $1.2 million to buy the Pierce pumper trucks from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. At the same meeting the council voted to buy two ambulances from the same company at a cost of about $600,000.
Source: Orange Beach to spend $1.2 million on new fire trucks
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Gulf State Park Golf Course set to close on December 2nd

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - Due to a saturation of golf courses in the region and the opportunity to provide new nature-based recreational opportunities at Gulf State Park, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ALDCNR) officials announced this week that the Gulf State Park’s golf course will close in December. Chris Blankenship, commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said the state park’s golf course has been losing money for several years and that he “could not in good conscience” allow our financial resources to continue to be diverted to subsidize the golf course while there are many other possibilities for the use of that property that can provide varied outdoor experiences for our guests and the community.”
Source: Gulf State Park Golf Course set to close on December 2nd
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Public hearing scheduled for ALDOT Intracoastal Waterway bridge project | fox10tv.com

November 15, 2018
Construction on a new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway off Canal Road is set to begin next spring. Before it does, ALDOT is holding a public hearing where they’re asking for your input on the best way to move forward. They’re still looking at options on how it will connect to Highway 59 and the Foley Beach Express.
Source: Public hearing scheduled for ALDOT Intracoastal Waterway bridge project | News | fox10tv.com
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Another Freeze Warning Tonight

November 15, 2018

730 AM-Another FREEZE WARNING is in effect late tonight into early Friday morning, generally for those counties that did not reach widespread freezing temperatures early this morning.

Posted by US National Weather Service Mobile Alabama on Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Frosty Friday morning, warmer weekend weather | WPMI

November 15, 2018
An unusually cold start to the day will warm-up into the low 50s this afternoon under sun drenched skies. Freeze Warning Tonight: Clear skies and a light wind lead to widespread frost on Friday morning despite slightly warmer temperatures in the low to middle 30s. Blue skies are back during the day and they will help us climb into the low 60s as we wrap-up the work week on Friday afternoon.
Source: Frosty Friday morning, warmer weekend weather | WPMI
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Alabama’s fastest-growing county considers adding extra commissioner | al.com

November 15, 2018
Alabama’s sixth largest and fastest-growing county ushered in a new era Wednesday with the swearing in of three new county commissioners to the four-member board. But for the Baldwin County Commission, the lone county in Alabama with four commissioners, it could be the last time in which only four people are saying an oath to a new, four-year term.
Source: Alabama’s fastest-growing county considers adding extra commissioner | al.com
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Hurricane Michael, other factors combine to delay Orange Beach school construction – Lagniappe Mobile

November 15, 2018
The Alabama Gulf Coast may have dodged a bullet when powerful Hurricane Michael stormed ashore on the Florida Panhandle Oct. 16, but the ramifications are being felt in other ways. From battered docks to eroded beaches and coastal flooding, the storm has some residual side effects, including some that are causing county school officials to delay construction of a new school in Orange Beach for a year. “It was almost like the perfect storm,” Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said of the delay. “There were multiple factors.”
Source: Hurricane Michael, other factors combine to delay Orange Beach school construction - Lagniappe Mobile
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Donations needed to help elderly residents heat their homes

November 14, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) -- Thousands of senior citizens in Northwest Florida struggle to heat their homes each winter according to Josh Newby with the Council on Aging. Newby says the council is looking for donations of blankets and space heaters. He says they are in desperate need of help. Mary Jane Walker is 63-years-old and lives in Pensacola with her six grandchildren. She had a stroke five years ago and she's unable to work. She says she has no way to heat her home.
Source: Donations needed to help elderly residents heat their homes
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Yellow Flags & Cloudy Skies Today

November 14, 2018

Yellow flags are flying in Orange Beach today – Wednesday, November 14th.

Posted by Orange Beach Surf Rescue on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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‘Bridge2Nowhere’ or ‘Good project’: Alabama can weigh-in on bridge to beaches | al.com

November 14, 2018
An estimated $60 million new bridge leading motorists to Alabama’s beaches is backed by state and local officials who believe it’s much needed toward resolving traffic bottlenecks. But a group of residents on Facebook, who dub the project “Bridge2Nowhere,” along with State Auditor Jim Zeigler, say that they have “more questions than answers.” They believe the project has, with very little public input, shot up the must-do list at the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Source: ‘Bridge2Nowhere’ or ‘Good project’: Alabama can weigh-in on bridge to beaches | al.com

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