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Orange Beach banking on sports tourism with field upgrades – Lagniappe Mobile

July 27, 2017

BY JOHN MULLEN

Sports tourism is big business in South Baldwin county and Orange Beach is aiming to keep teams coming back with upgrades to its Sportsplex.

With nine baseball and softball fields and a soccer stadium and practice fields, the city recently voted to spend $610,000 in phase one of a three-year upgrade at the tourist-attracting complex.

via Orange Beach banking on sports tourism with field upgrades – Lagniappe Mobile.

Capital Murder Charge Dropped in Kenneth Hood Dismemberment Case | WKRG

July 27, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s been almost a year since Carolyn Hood was indicted on capital murder charges and set to go on trial in the death of her husband but, not anymore.

“It’s not every day you get a capital murder dismissed for any reason.” Defense attorney Jeremiah Giles believes it was a stretch from the beginning. Carolyn Hood, wheelchair bound and in failing health was wheeled into a Baldwin County courtroom last year, charged with capital murder in the death of her husband Kenneth. “I thought it was evident at the very beginning that the administration in the district attorneys office, Hallie Dixon, was really, really grasping at straws.”

via Capital Murder Charge Dropped in Kenneth Hood Dismemberment Case | WKRG.

Perdido Beach boat launch draws public outcry | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 26, 2017

PERDIDO BEACH – This was indeed a public hearing.

And, to the chagrin of a sweltering crowd in the bays of the Perdido Beach Volunteer Fire Department, not a meeting that would end in a vote on a controversial boat launch and park in the town.

“Public is the word we’re having a problem with, I think,” Kathy Coate said. “I don’t think its boat launch. I think it’s the word public.”Coate is a town resident and part owner of a private launch located next to the proposed site for the new launch.

via Perdido Beach boat launch draws public outcry | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Byrne to hold 2 Baldwin County town hall meetings – FOX10 News | WALA

July 26, 2017

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) announced two upcoming town hall meetings in Baldwin County during the week of July 31.

The first town hall meeting will occur in Fairhope at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 31, followed by a town hall meeting in Gulf Shores at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3. Both town hall meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

via Byrne to hold 2 Baldwin County town hall meetings – FOX10 News | WALA.

Bay Minette police chief found guilty of illegally dumping sewag – FOX10 News | WALA

July 26, 2017

Police Chief Clarence Crook III has been found guilty by the Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board (AOWB) for two counts of illegally dumping sewage.

The first count is for ”using an unpermitted pumper truck to dump raw sewage,” and the second count is because “he dumped raw sewage onto an unapproved sanitary sewer system,” board member Dr. Kevin White said.

via Bay Minette police chief found guilty of illegally dumping sewag – FOX10 News | WALA.

Former Investigator Sends Letter to AG to Exonerate Steve Nodine | WKRG

July 26, 2017

Written by former investigator Jeff Dunn, the letter claims politics was the motivating factor behind the prosecution of former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine in the death of Angel Downs.

Downs was found with a gunshot wound to her head outside her Gulf Shores home in May of 2010. Nodine had been seen speeding away from her home and was later arrested and charged with murder.

via Former Investigator Sends Letter to AG to Exonerate Steve Nodine | WKRG.

Gulf Shores latest in Alabama to look at city-county school split | AL.com

July 25, 2017

Gulf Shores is the latest Alabama city eyeing a study for a city school system, and the City Council appears poised to endorse a move to kick start the process.

The coastal city has examined a potential separation from the Baldwin County School System before. But what is different this time, proponent say, is that residents are prepared to pony up some of their own money to make a study happen.

via Gulf Shores latest in Alabama to look at city-county school split | AL.com.

Task force pitches Gulf Shores city school system | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 25, 2017

The citizens of Gulf Shores want more from their education system, and Monday night they came out in droves to tell their city council just that.

Kevin Corcoran, spokesperson for the Island Education Task Force, presented the desire for a city school system feasibility study to Mayor Robert Craft and council with a standing room only crowd behind him.

He said the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE had repeatedly revised it’s numbers for projected growth in the Gulf Shores feeder pattern, having the school actually lose numbers over ten years.

via Task force pitches Gulf Shores city school system | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Community Rallies to Find Dogs Homes Following Baldwin Shelter Surge | WKRG

July 25, 2017

People working at the Baldwin County Animal shelter seem to be making room for an unusually large number of dogs that had to be dropped off today. In a way, you could call this a miracle Monday. They were expecting and got an unusually high number of dogs dropped off in one day. 14 dogs that are coming from a homeowner in the Bay Minette area who fell ill last week and can no longer care for them. Eight adult dogs and six puppies in total. They’re all terrier mixes except for one Labrador mix.

via Community Rallies to Find Dogs Homes Following Baldwin Shelter Surge | WKRG.

Baldwin County Animal Control Needs Adoption Help | WKRG

July 24, 2017

Baldwin County Animal control needs help handling a large influx of dogs expected sometime Monday.  Director Kevin Kiser said they were asked late last week to take control of 14-15 dogs from a homeowner who’s recently fallen ill and can no longer care for them.

Kiser says they work hard to make sure they don’t have to euthanize animals but they are at or near capacity at present.  He said if they aren’t able to find homes tomorrow for some dogs either that they are taking in or are already in the shelter they will, in his words, have to start making some tough decisions.

via Baldwin County Animal Control Needs Adoption Help | WKRG.

Spanish Fort assistant Matt Blake returning to Gulf Shores as head coach/AD – al.com

July 21, 2017

Matt Blake has experienced plenty of success in his life.

He helped Robert E. Lee and legendary coach Spence McCracken win a state championship in 1992. He played for Gene Stallings and Mike DuBose at Alabama. He was an assistant head coach at Spanish Fort during the Toros’ most recent title run in 2015.

Now he hopes to bring some of that success to Gulf Shores.

via Spanish Fort assistant Matt Blake returning to Gulf Shores as head coach/AD – al.com.

Kentucky fugitive who faked death arrested in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

July 20, 2017

A wanted man from Kentucky is under arrest in Baldwin County after a high-speed chase and a man hunt.  It all began when a deputy pulled him over for speeding and ended in the woods off of Higbee Road.  Investigators say the suspect was wanted on arson charges and tried to fake his own death to disappear.

via Kentucky fugitive who faked death arrested in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin schools unveil details of massive building plan to cheers and questions: What about us? | AL.com

July 20, 2017

The last time that a new public school opened in Alabama’s fastest-growing county was three superintendents ago.

The year was 2009, the superintendent was Faron Hollinger, and Baldwin County was happily welcoming two schools in Fairhope and Foley.

via Baldwin schools unveil details of massive building plan to cheers and questions: What about us? | AL.com.

$60-Million capital construction plan for Baldwin Schools unveil – FOX10 News | WALA

July 19, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

The Baldwin County School Board got its first look Tuesday night at a $60-million construction project to address growth.

It’s part of the Pay as You Go Program and will take place with no new taxes.  The proposal includes 7 different projects, including two new schools. It would add 330,0000 square feet making room for an additional additional 4,300 students.

via $60-Million capital construction plan for Baldwin Schools unveil – FOX10 News | WALA.

Purple Flags Up at Baldwin County Beaches for Jellyfish Alert | WKRG

July 18, 2017

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WKRG) — Purple flags are up due to an influx of jellyfish at Baldwin County Beaches.

Purple flags, which were alerted to News 5 on Monday, indicate the presence of dangerous marine life in the water. In this instance, News 5 is told the flags are for jellyfish.

via Purple Flags Up at Baldwin County Beaches for Jellyfish Alert | WKRG.

Pet S&R Assisting in Search for Service Dog Tito in Baldwin County | WKRG

July 18, 2017

Magnolia Springs, AL (WKRG) —A former Marine in Baldwin County is holding out hope special help can find his missing therapy pit bull.

The dog, named Tito, has been missing since his owner Simon Flarity says July 4th fireworks scared him off. We’re nearing the two-week mark, but Flarity’s not giving up hope.

via Pet S&R Assisting in Search for Service Dog Tito in Baldwin County | WKRG.

Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com

July 18, 2017

After a Florida man operating a motorcycle was run over and killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 10 in Daphne on Saturday (July 15) morning, investigators are hoping the drivers involved who left the scene will come forward.

Daphne Police Department spokesman Jud Beedy identified the victim as 35-year-old Paul Phipps of Chipley, Florida.

via Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com.

Traffic snarled along I-10 in Mobile and Baldwin counties following fatal hit-and-run crash | AL.com

July 16, 2017

Traffic was snarled in both directions of Interstate 10 Saturday, and portions of the westbound lane was shut down following a fatal hit-and-run crash that is currently under investigation.

Daphne police reported that they just finished working the investigation, but are requesting the public’s help in locating two vehicles that were involved.

via Traffic snarled along I-10 in Mobile and Baldwin counties following fatal hit-and-run crash | AL.com.

NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG

July 13, 2017

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WKRG) — Police have arrested six people for an alleged assault, robbery, and kidnapping in Robertsdale.

Robertsdale Police say 20-year-old Austin Jackson, 19-year-old Jesse Durden, 19-year-old James Thompson, 20-year-old Houston McGowan, 19-year-old John Saez and an unidentified 16-year-old are in custody for what investigators are calling a targeted act.

via NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG.

5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com

July 13, 2017

Authorities in Robertsdale have taken six people, including a juvenile, into custody for an assault and kidnapping that occurred on the Fourth of July holiday.

The Robertsdale Police Department took Austin Jackson, 20, Jesse Durden, 19, James Thompson, 19, Houston McGowan, 20, John Saez, 19, and a 16-year-old male into custody.

via 5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com.

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