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One Club Craft Farms Golf Tournament to benefit Gulf Shores Schools, High Hopes for Autism | fox10tv.com

June 18, 2019
Golfers have a chance to play an Arnold Palmer inspired course all for a good cause next weekend in Gulf Shores. One Club Gulf Shores and Craft Farms have teamed up once again to host their Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament next Saturday, June 29.
Source: One Club Craft Farms Golf Tournament to benefit Gulf Shores Schools, High Hopes for Autism | News | fox10tv.com
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Baldwin County Commission Public Information Meeting for Extension of Baldwin Beach Express

June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The Baldwin County Commission will hold a Special Work Session on June 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Baldwin County Central Annex Auditorium, located at 22251 Palmer Street in Robertsdale, Alabama, to discuss and provide information to the public regarding the proposed toll road and bridge authority for the extension of the Baldwin Beach Express from I-10 to I-65.
Source: Baldwin County Commission Public Information Meeting for Extension of Baldwin Beach Express
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‘Miracle Worker’ director says goodbye | Local News | timesdaily.com

June 17, 2019
For the past 21 of those years, he's worked with what he describes as "some of the finest actors anywhere" as director of "The Miracle Worker" play at the amphitheater on the grounds of Helen Keller's Tuscumbia birthplace, Ivy Green. After the long-running William Gibson play comes to an end for this summer on July 13, Butler and his family will move to Orange Beach where he has accepted a position with the school system.
Source: 'Miracle Worker' director says goodbye | Local News | timesdaily.com
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Tracking high humidity & late day storms | WPMI

June 17, 2019
Plan for a muggy Monday in our neck of the woods! It's going to be a sunny, stormy (30%) then steamy day along our slice of the Gulf Coast. Afternoon numbers will peak around 90. We get a nice rain break early in the day , but showers and storms blossom mid-day last and will be spotty through late afternoon. In between the storms, hot and sticky air will ramp up with highs in the 90s actually feeling like 100 when we factor in the humidity.
Source: Tracking high humidity & late day storms | WPMI
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Flying boat gives beach visitors a unique experience | WEAR

June 17, 2019
NAVARRE, Fla. (WEAR) — It's an experience that's similar to parasailing, yet the pilot and the boat are in the air with you. Fly the Boat flights give passengers the thrill of seeing the Gulf from a bird's eye view. "Most of my flights, they'll be sitting on the beach and they'll watch me fly over and be like, ‘I want to do that,’" Pilot Jeff Bell said.
Source: Flying boat gives beach visitors a unique experience | WEAR
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Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen? | Bham Now

June 17, 2019
Have you taken a hike at Ruffner Mountain or Red Mountain Park lately? Explored the caves in north Alabama near Huntsville? Paddled the Cahaba or Locust Fork rivers? Gone hunting or fishing at a state Wildlife Management area? Enjoyed a lazy afternoon on the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores?  Here’s what makes that possible.
Source: Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen? | Bham Now
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Over 200 dead dolphins were found from Louisiana to Florida – WKRG

June 17, 2019
(CNN) – A total of 261 bottlenose dolphins were found dead between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, officials said.Authorities discovered the dolphins between February 1 and May 31. A majority of them — 98% — were dead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That number is “three times the historical average in the northern gulf,” said Erin Fougères, a marine mammal stranding program administrator for NOAA.
Source: Over 200 dead dolphins were found from Louisiana to Florida – WKRG
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How legislation addressing growth impact on schools collapsed in Baldwin County – al.com

June 16, 2019
Each year for the past decade, fresh Census figures have shown the same thing over and over: Alabama’s overall growth sat stagnant, while Baldwin County surged. And no Baldwin institution has felt the impact like the county’s school system, the state’s third largest by enrollment, where administrators have grappled with overcrowded classrooms and tight resources.
Source: How legislation addressing growth impact on schools collapsed in Baldwin County - al.com
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Mobile River bridge project continues to raise questions about project funding | WPMI

June 16, 2019
The Alabama Department of Transportation's plan to toll the proposed Mobile River bridge and bayway replacement project continues to draw criticism. ALDOT is now seeking federal grants for the project, causing people who oppose the tolls to wonder why more wasn't done years ago to alle
viate the burden on local taxpayers.
Source: Mobile River bridge project continues to raise questions about project funding | WPMI

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