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Multiple agencies tracking truck driver who bailed out and ran into woods at AL/FL line | WPMI

January 16, 2018

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Law Enforcement officers from two states are searching for a fleeing truck driver who tried to run an officer off the road around 10:45 on Interstate 10 Westbound.

According the Florida Highway Patrol, a commercial vehicle failed to stop at the weigh scales.

via Multiple agencies tracking truck driver who bailed out and ran into woods at AL/FL line | WPMI.

Hospitals being “overrun” with flu patients in Baldwin County

January 13, 2018

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – The state health department reports emergency departments and outpatient clinics are seeing very high volumes of patients.

In Foley, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is being overrun by flu patients.  Director of Infection Control, Wanda Stone says since January 1, 99 cases have been diagnosed.  ”It’s about double what we saw last year.”

via Hospitals being “overrun” with flu patients in Baldwin County.

South Alabama dangled its own megasite to Toyota and Mazda, but came up short | AL.com

January 12, 2018

North Alabama wasn’t the only region in the state competing for the coveted $1.6 billion Toyota and Mazda factory. South Alabama offered its own ready-for-development megasite.

Now, officials in Baldwin County are likening their 3,000-acre megasite in Bay Minette to University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: A back-up waiting for an opportunity to shine.

via South Alabama dangled its own megasite to Toyota and Mazda, but came up short | AL.com.

Fairhope doctor recommends best remedies to combat flu – FOX10 News | WALA

January 12, 2018

People are buying two popular products, Elderberry and Oscillococcinum. According to Krissy Little Manager at Virginia’s Health Foods, people buy them to prevent and fight the flu. A Pediatrician Dr. Katrina Skinner said social media, recent health crazes, and old wives tales are what make these products popular.

via Fairhope doctor recommends best remedies to combat flu – FOX10 News | WALA.

Preliminary hearing for man accused of shooting Baldwin County deputy | WEAR

January 11, 2018

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) — The man accused with shooting and injuring a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy during a domestic violence confrontation last month was in court this morning.

Testimony revealed that when Deputies arrived at 37 year old Forrest Bullin’s home in Stockton deputies approached the home with only their headlights on.

via Preliminary hearing for man accused of shooting Baldwin County deputy | WEAR.

Faster, better Wi-Fi in Orange Beach takes the lead | WPMI

January 09, 2018

As communities continue to grow, the search for better, faster internet service intensifies.

The City of Orange Beach is launching a unique approach to bring better service to all of its homes and subdivisions.

Nearly all cities in Baldwin County are looking for ways to speed up the internet, especially in rural neighborhoods. In Orange Beach, the campaign is called “Fiberhood.”

via Faster, better Wi-Fi in Orange Beach takes the lead | WPMI.

‘Panini Pete’ acquires Ed’s Seafood Shed on Mobile Bay Causeway | AL.com

January 08, 2018

In a Facebook Live post last week, Chef Pete Blohme, better known in culinary circles as Panini Pete, announced that he had acquired the venerable Ed’s Seafood Shed, a Mobile Bay Causeway mainstay for the past 17 years.

In the 9-minute video, Blohme shows off the rambling restaurant that stands on piers on the bay side of U.S. Highway 98. He takes viewers up the stairs, inside the dining room and out to the upper and lower decks to show off the incredible bay view.

via ‘Panini Pete’ acquires Ed’s Seafood Shed on Mobile Bay Causeway | AL.com.

Orange Beach resident selected for Baldwin County District 5 school board seat | Orange Beach

January 06, 2018

Veteran educator and Realtor Norma Lynch from Orange Beach has been selected as the new District 5 board member to fill the unexpired term of a board position left vacant with a recent resignation, according to an announcement by the Baldwin County Board of Education on Thursday, Jan. 4. In addition to being a successful real estate agent, she has been a principal, assistant principal, community schools coordinator and teacher.

via Orange Beach resident selected for Baldwin County District 5 school board seat | Orange Beach.

Citizen support key to city school decisions | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

January 06, 2018

By Jane Nicholes

Over the last couple of decades, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Daphne and Fairhope have considered breaking away from the Baldwin County Public Schools System. The municipalities usually were motivated by perceived dissatisfaction with the allocation of resources by the county system.

The need for tax increases, a lack of support from citizens, logistics and improved communication and response from the Baldwin County system contributed to the demise of these movements. Then, late last year, Gulf Shores actually committed to forming its own system. Soon after, Daphne backed away from the idea as its City Council voted against paying for the second part of a feasibility study.

via Citizen support key to city school decisions | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

County commission goes after drug companies | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

January 05, 2018

As an addendum at Tuesday’s Baldwin County Commission meeting, the commissioners voted unanimously to approve filing a civil complaint against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids for their part in the county’s opioid problems.

The commission voted to file the complaint and approve Commission Chairman Frank Burt to execute an engagement to represent document with the Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor law firm to pursue all civil remedies against those in “the chain of distribution of prescription opiates responsible for the opioid epidemic which is plaguing Baldwin County.

The action could lead to filing a claim for public nuisance to abate the damages.

via County commission goes after drug companies | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Daphne Elementary P.E. teacher termination hearing scheduled Jan – FOX10 News | WALA

January 05, 2018

The investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior between a Daphne Elementary P.E. Teacher William Davis and a second-grade student is still very much alive. That’s what Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Matt Simpson told the Baldwin County School Board Thursday night.

via Daphne Elementary P.E. teacher termination hearing scheduled Jan – FOX10 News | WALA.

Weeks Bay watershed management plan released | AL.com

January 05, 2018

After more than two years of work, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and Thompson Engineering have completed and released a comprehensive watershed management plan for Weeks Bay.

According to information provided by the National Estuary Program (NEP), the purpose of the plan is “to guide watershed resource managers, policy makers, community organizations and citizens to protect the chemical, biological, and cultural integrity of the Watershed,” and to set specific goals “to protect and preserve the waters and habitats that support healthy populations of fish, shellfish, and wildlife and provide for recreation in and on the waters of this estuary of Mobile Bay.”

via Weeks Bay watershed management plan released | AL.com.

Baldwin county school board selects new member | WPMI

January 05, 2018

Veteran educator and realtor Norma Lynch from Orange Beach has been selected as the new District 5 board member to fill the unexpired term of a board position left vacant with a recent resignation. In addition to being a successful real estate agent, she has been a principal, assistant principal, community schools coordinator and teacher.

via Baldwin county school board selects new member | WPMI.

Crossing Mobile Bay – a century-old problem for southwest Alabama – Yellowhammer News

January 04, 2018

For well over a hundred years, southwest Alabamians have grappled with getting from Mobile across the Mobile Bay to Baldwin County and back, and that is a problem that predates the founding of the state.

If you have made that journey recently, you would know there are a number of ways to cross the bay. Most people use Interstate 10, which includes the Wallace Tunnel to get to a series of bridges known as the Bayway. Some use U.S. 90-98, which consists of the Bankhead Tunnel and the causeway built in 1926.

via Crossing Mobile Bay – a century-old problem for southwest Alabama – Yellowhammer News.

A Little Perspective on Winter in the South | WKRG

January 04, 2018

Whether working or playing, there is no denying it’s cold outside. Unless you are from up North and this is kite flying weather. “It’s pretty comfortable compared to what we left back home,” says Michigan’s Nate Jarvie.

It all depends on how you look at it. “We’re from Fort Wayne, Indiana and it’s about twice as warm here as it is back home,” says Kris Smith.

via A Little Perspective on Winter in the South | WKRG.

With frigid forecast ahead, Baldwin County schools announced ‘flexibility’ in dress code policy | AL.com

January 02, 2018

In anticipation of a frigid return for students on Wednesday, a south Alabama school district has announced it will be flexible on enforcement of the dress code.

“Record cold temperatures are expected this week,” said Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler in a news release. “Due to this forecast, I am requesting flexibility in regard to our uniform dress code. This request pertains not only to coats and jackets but to all uniform attire.”

via With frigid forecast ahead, Baldwin County schools announced ‘flexibility’ in dress code policy | AL.com.

Group claims Baldwin County Animal Shelter becoming “high kill” – FOX10 News | WALA

December 29, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Some people in Baldwin County are worried about the direction Baldwin County Animal Control is taking the shelter. A petition with more than 2700 signatures is making its way through social media.

The concern? The author of the petition believes the shelter is soon to become a “high kill” shelter. Well, the shelter is firing back. It says the allegations are all lies.

via Group claims Baldwin County Animal Shelter becoming “high kill” – FOX10 News | WALA.

Church Burglar Caught On Camera in Bay Minette | WKRG

December 28, 2017

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG)- The Bay Minette Police Department needs your help identifying a person caught on camera breaking into a church.

The department believes it’s the same person or same two people responsible for breaking and entering three churches and attempting to break into a fourth.

The video captures a break-in on December 23rd at Abundant Life Church on Daphne Road around 4:45am. Police say the suspect(s) took cleaning supplies.

via Church Burglar Caught On Camera in Bay Minette | WKRG.

Baldwin County Commissioners dispute allegations that shelter is “High Kill” | WPMI

December 28, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Despite social media postings and a petition drive by local animal activists Baldwin County Commissioners say the County Shelter is not and will not be a “High Kill” shelter.

The county took over the shelter management from the State Health Department in September. Commissioners say county officials and animal groups were not happy with the state’s management at the time.

via Baldwin County Commissioners dispute allegations that shelter is “High Kill” | WPMI.

Where can you recycle your old Christmas tree? | AL.com

December 27, 2017

Baldwin County

Decoration-free trees can be brought to several locations:

Bay Minette Transfer Station 4291 Nicholasville Road
Spanish Fort Volunteer Fire Department 7580 Spanish Fort Blvd.
MacBride Landfill 14200 County Road 64 Loxley
Baldwin County Central Annex 22251 Palmer Street Robertsdale
Fairhope Satellite Courthouse 1100 Fairhope Ave.
Magnolia Landfill 15140 County Road 49 Summerdale
Foley Satellite Courthouse 201 E. Section Ave. Foley
Perdido Beach VFD 8450 Escambia Ave. Perdido Beach

via Where can you recycle your old Christmas tree? | AL.com.

Live Christmas tree recycling in Mobile and Baldwin counties – FOX10 News | WALA

December 26, 2017

If you have a live tree and plan to take it down this week, don’t forget you can recycle it starting now in both Mobile and Baldwin counties.

There are numerous drop-off locations. Be sure to take all lights, stands and decorations off.

The trees will be hauled away to be ground into mulch instead of going to a landfill.

via Live Christmas tree recycling in Mobile and Baldwin counties – FOX10 News | WALA.

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