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Baldwin County officials seek fees on vaping, CBD and hemp to pay for mental health court | WPMI

January 28, 2020
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The creation of a mental health court in Baldwin County could be paid for using fees from vaping, CBD and hemp products. Baldwin County officials hope a mental health court will help people with mental disorders from becoming repeat offenders.
Source: Baldwin County officials seek fees on vaping, CBD and hemp to pay for mental health court | WPMI
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Alabama lawmaker to propose lottery bill as MS expands its state lottery | fox10tv.com

January 28, 2020
Alabama currently remains one of five states without a lottery, but one state lawmaker is once again trying to change that. Rep. Steve Clouse, (R) District 93 is expected to file a lottery bill in the upcoming legislative session, which begins next Tuesday, February 4th. It would include scratch-offs and multi-state lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions. Clouse said the proceeds would pay for Alabama's Pre-kindergarten program and scholarships.
Source: Alabama lawmaker to propose lottery bill as MS expands its state lottery | Mobile County Alabama News | fox10tv.com
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Completion of Baldwin Beach Express could hinge on voters approving toll authority | fox10tv.com

January 28, 2020
Toll talk has reared its head again in Baldwin County. This time the Baldwin County Commission is asking voters to approve a toll authority for the final phase of the Baldwin Beach Express. It will connect the existing expressway to Interstate 65. They said it will take a toll to make it happen. The 24.5-mile extension will cost approximately $200 million dollars to build. It’s money the county doesn’t have. Baldwin County leaders said this situation is completely different from the bridge toll discussions and has the backing of groups that were outspoken against that toll. Commissioners say the road is critical for the county’s growth and strategic plan moving forward.
Source: Completion of Baldwin Beach Express could hinge on voters approving toll authority | Baldwin County Alabama News | fox10tv.com
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Man pleads guilty to drunk boating crash that killed two people under Bayway | fox10tv.com

January 28, 2020
In July 2018, Steven Angle was drunk when he crashed a boat into a concrete piling under the I-10 Bayway. The crash killed 60-year-old Bobby Daryl Lambert and 28-year-old Brittany Ann Lell. A third victim, Erica Thompson Mullen, was critically injured and paralyzed. Angle pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless manslaughter and one count of assault. He was sentenced to 12 years on each charge, with will run concurrently.
Source: Man pleads guilty to drunk boating crash that killed two people under Bayway | Baldwin County Alabama News | fox10tv.com
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Little Lagoon & Perdido Pass watershed management plan meeting

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 - (OBA®) - Do you live, work or play on Little Lagoon or Perdido Pass? If so, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and Geosyntec needs your input. A Watershed Management Plan is in the planning phase for the watersheds of Little Lagoon and Perdido Pass. These waterways comprise the Gulf Frontal Watershed and includes the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Source: Little Lagoon & Perdido Pass watershed management plan meeting
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Baldwin officials working toward new county Mental Health Court

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 - Bay Minette, AL - (OBA®) - Baldwin County is working toward creating and operating its own mental health court, as several Baldwin County officials recently visited Judge Stephen Wallace’s courtroom in Jefferson County to see how that county’s mental health court operates. Rep. Matt Simpson (R – Daphne) has filed a bill for this legislative session that will help create a funding mechanism for the new mental health court, which will be a diversionary program for people with mental illnesses who have committed non-violent crimes.
Source: Baldwin officials working toward new county Mental Health Court
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Large increase in Baldwin County condo sales during December – Alabama NewsCenter

January 27, 2020
Sales: According to the Baldwin Realtors, Baldwin County condo sales, which include condos along the Gulf Coast, totaled 146 units during December, up 50.5% from 97 sales in the same month a year earlier. December sales were up 22.7% compared to 119 sales in November. Results were 30.8% above the five-year average of 112 sales. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.
Source: Large increase in Baldwin County condo sales during December - Alabama NewsCenter

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