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Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school

March 17, 2017

Greg Seibert, who took Catholic High’s football team to post-season in 11 of his 12 years and became longest-tenure area prep football coach, is leaving to coach a new high school in his hometown.

Seibert will take up the start-up program at Elberta Alabama High in South Baldwin County, where he grew up and once traveled daily to Catholic where he graduated. He became the Crusaders head football coach in 2005.

via Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school.

Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA

March 17, 2017

A big round of applause followed as the Baldwin County School Board unanimously voted to combine Elberta and Summerdale schools in the feeder pattern for the new Elberta High School.

”It’s not just going to be an Elberta High School, it’s going to be a Summerdale/Elberta High School and we’re happy for that. The people of our community are all supporting it, and it’s just a good thing,” said Mayor David Wilson, Summerdale.

via Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA.

Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness

November 25, 2016

We’ve heard of cross-country hiking trips before, but army veteran Eli Smith is taking it a step further, several thousand steps further.

“I’m hiking to the four corners of the continental US. It’s about 13,000 miles. I’m raising awareness of PTSD and the suicide rate in the veteran community,” Smith said.

via Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness.

Questions raised about racial discrimination complaint in Elberta | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 28, 2016

After a special called council meeting Tuesday evening, Elberta council members said they wanted to ask questions about whether Elberta Mayor Marvin Williams and potentially other town officials remained silent on a letter of determination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued on Aug. 19 that involved allegations of racial harassment and a hostile work environment from a former town employee.

via Questions raised about racial discrimination complaint in Elberta | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Suspect leads Elberta police on high speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA

September 28, 2016

A wanted man out from Elberta led police on a 12-minute chase Friday, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour before being caught in Foley.  The suspect cut through a trailer park, a neighborhood and several business parking lots in Foley before being stopped.

via Suspect leads Elberta police on high speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta

July 07, 2016

Her name is “Lucky” and according to Robert Brunker, she definitely is. “I looked over in that field and saw that puppy running around in circles on his front paws, not on his back paws. He could not get his back feet underneath him. I knew he was having a heat stroke.”

She’s fine now but that incident started a feud of sorts with his neighbor. Brunker claiming animal cruelty. “It wasn’t one time but it happened two or three times a week. If I hadn’t been there that other puppy would have died.”

via Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta.

Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta

July 01, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- Drug arrests have tripled in the small town of Elberta in recent years.

Police are averaging about six drug-related arrests a week and for a town of about 1,700 people, that number is alarming.

Not all the suspects are from Elberta. Many are out-of-town drug dealers that use Highway 98 to funnel drugs between Alabama and Florida.

via Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta.

Small Plane Crashes in Elberta

June 02, 2016

A small aircraft has crashed in Baldwin County. At about 11:00am, the pilot clipped some trees while trying to take off from the Perdido Winds Airpark… that’s near Frank Road in Elberta. The plane then went down in a wooded area.

Luckily, the pilot walked away from the accident with only a knot on his forehead.

via Small Plane Crashes in Elberta.

Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus

April 30, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- The town of Elberta is taking the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean seriously.

The town has mailed out more than 3,000 Zika warning alert postcards. The cards also remind property owners about the town’s trash and rubbish ordinance.

The nuisance ordinance also requires property owners to remove items that hold standing water because that’s where mosquitoes breed.

via Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus.

Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA

March 27, 2016

It was a rainy start to the day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from cooking up thousands of pounds of sausage Saturday morning.

It’s a 40-year-old tradition for the Baldwin County town of Elberta, cooking 6,400 pounds of sausage for the Elberta German Sausage Festival. Not only were thousands of people coming out here to try some good food, they also were here to support their local volunteer fire department.

via Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016 is the last Saturday in March and that means it’s time for the Elberta German Sausage Festival.  The festival not only celebrates the town’s heritage, but is the sole fundraiser for the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.

The first of 250 vendors began pulling in to Elberta Town Square Friday, March 25, 2016.  The town expects 30,000 visitors to make it out to enjoy a variety of arts, crafts and plenty of food.  The star of the show is definitely the food, specifically German sausage.

via Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 22, 2016

The Elberta German Sausage Festival is held on the last Saturday of March and October every year. The next event will be the 75th Elberta German Sausage Festival on Saturday March 26th at 8:00pm. It is held in the town park at the intersection of State St and Main St directly behind Centennial Bank. This event is spearheaded by the fire department but it is a town fundraiser. Most of the vendors are organizations from the town including the churches, little league, PTSO, etc. The recipe has changes somewhat over the years but the original recipe to the famous sausage is credited to Alfred Stucki who managed the Elberta’s Locker plant. Now the sausage comes from Farm fresh meats in Robertsdale.

via Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

Barbara Grice sentenced to 3 years on firearms charge – FOX10 News | WALA

March 05, 2016

Powerful testimony Friday morning in the sentencing of a Foley woman who pleaded guilty to bringing a loaded gun on to the campus of Elberta Elementary School last year.

Authorities say Barbara Grice walked into the school carrying a revolver and confronted her sister in the cafeteria.

via Barbara Grice sentenced to 3 years on firearms charge – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Small town secrets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 27, 2016

Legal issues have continued to plague the town of Elberta recently, as two recent legal settlements given to the Baldwin Times have revealed.

These settlements are just a few of the legal problems the town has faced over the last year, which also include multiple EEOC complaints, allegations of racial bias, alleged improper usage of grant funds for road paving and a state ethics complaint filed against Mayor Marvin Williams.

via Small town secrets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Reaction from Shelby Brown Fans – WPMI – LOCAL 15

December 10, 2015

Elberta local artist Shelby Brown competed Monday for the final time on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Shelby did not make the cut Tuesday night, after remaining in the competition  for quite some time.

Shelby was a big hit on the show. Since October, she’s made viewers both laugh and cry with her beautiful voice and her beautiful personality.

via Reaction from Shelby Brown Fans – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Alabama teen Shelby Brown eliminated during ‘The Voice’ semifinals | AL.com

December 10, 2015

While Elberta teen Shelby Brown was cut from “The Voice” during Tuesday night’s semi-finals elimination show, the 17-year-old is confident this won’t be the end of her music career.

Brown was one of five singers to be eliminated after making the Top Nine on the NBC reality competition. Only four singers, including Brown’s teammate Jordan Smith, were named to be move on as finalists in next week’s finale.

“I never would’ve thought I would even have the chance to have a blind audition, let alone be a semi finalist on The Voice,” wrote Brown in a Facebook post on Tuesday night. “And for that I’m thankful. If anything were to come out of this, I pray that I was an example and an inspiration. Proof that you can come from left field in the middle of no where and work hard to chase your dreams.”

via Alabama teen Shelby Brown eliminated during ‘The Voice’ semifinals | AL.com.

‘The Voice’ Says Goodbye to Shelby Brown – WPMI – LOCAL 15

December 09, 2015

Elberta local artist Shelby Brown competed Monday for the final time on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Shelby did not make the cut Tuesday night, after remaining in the competition  for quite some time.

Shelby was a big hit on the show. Since October, she’s made viewers both laugh and cry with her beautiful voice and her beautiful personality.

via ‘The Voice’ Says Goodbye to Shelby Brown – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

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