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GSPD: Suspect in Custody in Gulf Shores homicide | WPMI

June 19, 2017

Gulf Shores, Ala (WPMI) — The Gulf Shores Police Department and Gulf Shores Fire Department responded Monday to a report of a shooting at Clark’s Exxon (3690 Gulf Shores Pkwy). Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim down in the parking lot. The suspect, Albert Laquentin Smiley, 26, of Daphne, Alabama was taken into custody a short time later near Cobb Theatre (3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy) without incident. No other suspects are at large, and there is no further danger to the community.

via GSPD: Suspect in Custody in Gulf Shores homicide | WPMI.

Officials investigate shooting in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

June 19, 2017

Investigators are on the scene of a shooting in Gulf Shores this morning.

Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores Police Department confirmed on Monday morning that there was a shooting at the Clark’s Exxon on County Road 4 and US Highway 59.

According to Woodruff, the suspect called police and turned himself in. He was taken in to custody behind the movie theater down the street.

via Officials investigate shooting in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County Ready for 2017 Hurricane Season, Are You? | WKRG

June 16, 2017

GULF SHORES, Al (WKRG) — The images of Hurricane Ivan in September of 2004 are hard to forget. The category three hurricane slamming ashore just west of Gulf Shores, destroying almost everything in its path.

So when city leaders and first responders from across Baldwin County meet to talk about being prepared for the next storm, those images are never far away.

via Baldwin County Ready for 2017 Hurricane Season, Are You? | WKRG.

What’s new at the beach: BBQ joint, oyster shack, steak house, burger place open | AL.com

June 14, 2017

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are welcoming four new eateries to the beaches of Alabama for the start of the high season. At The Wharf, Blue Water BBQ Co. East of The Wharf moved in. Big Mike’s Steakhouse opened about a week ago along Canal Road in Orange Beach. Along the beach highway at the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach city limits, long-awaited Big Dave Wave’s opened and along Gulf Shores Parkway, Royal Oyster House opened at one of the oldest buildings in Gulf Shores.

via What’s new at the beach: BBQ joint, oyster shack, steak house, burger place open | AL.com.

Duo burglarizing schools still at large | WEAR

June 10, 2017

On Thursday, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was notified that there was a break-in at Jay Elementary School at approximately 6:55 a.m. .

There has been a series of schools being burglarized in both Baldwin County, Alabama and the northwest Florida areas. They are also suspected of breaking into T.R. Miller High School in Brewton.

via Duo burglarizing schools still at large | WEAR.

13 amazing shrimp and grits dishes to try in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach | AL.com

June 08, 2017

Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, Orange Beach

At Orange Beach Marina is Fisher’s at Orange Beach, one of the best shrimp and grits dishes on the island. This goes beyond shrimp and grits; the creation is prepared with a red-eye tasso gravy, stone-ground yellow grits, shiitake mushrooms, lardon, and of course, a half dozen fresh, large Gulf shrimp. But the twist to this shrimp and grits is is has a hint of amber beer ($16). Pair with a local draft beer and have a seat on the patio overlooking Orange Beach Marina. Location: 27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach, 251-981-7305.

via 13 amazing shrimp and grits dishes to try in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach | AL.com.

Driver Crashes Into Baldwin Restaurant, Arrested on Heroin Charges | WKRG

June 03, 2017

Thursday night at Tin Top Restaurant a loud ruckus outside caught the attention of manager Brittney Briand. “It was clear there was something amiss. There was a loud commotion and the entire restaurant just stood up.”

Briand captured these images just after a 2005 Jeep slammed into the outside picnic tables. “The car did not stop that first time, it kept going, ended up smashing that table up against the wall.”

via Driver Crashes Into Baldwin Restaurant, Arrested on Heroin Charges | WKRG.

Ghosts of old Gulf Shores trigger memories – Yellowhammer News

June 01, 2017

My parents first brought me to Gulf Shores on vacation in 1965. We stayed in a little gray house that today would be rough by hunting camp standards, with no paneling or sheetrock to cover the studs and exterior walls and only a window unit AC to combat the August heat. We never stayed there again since my Mother’s idea of roughing it was doing without room service.

via Ghosts of old Gulf Shores trigger memories – Yellowhammer News.

Author Lucy Buffett (yes she’s singer Jimmy Buffett’s sister) shares her gumbo love | Food | journalnow.com

May 31, 2017

Buffett, 63, is a native of Mobile, Ala., and sister to singer Jimmy Buffett. She will be in Winston-Salem on Friday for an Evening of Southern Food, a cooking demonstration at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.

Buffett owns two Lulu’s restaurants on the Gulf of Mexico. One is in Gulf Shores, Ala., and the other is 80 miles away in Destin, Fla. Buffett lives in between the two, in Perdido Key, Fla.

via Author Lucy Buffett (yes she’s singer Jimmy Buffett’s sister) shares her gumbo love | Food | journalnow.com.

Food truck amendment rolls through council | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

May 31, 2017

Food trucks may soon have a welcomed place in Gulf Shores, as the city council voted May 22 to allow for mobile vendor courts to be built within the city. The change was part of an ordinance amendment that would allow the courts within the city limits in business tourism BT zoned areas at the beach and the Waterway Village district.

via Food truck amendment rolls through council | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Memorial Day beach-goers find light crowds in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

May 30, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) -

For many, Memorial Day meant extra time to enjoy time with friends and family and many did just that at Gulf Shores’ beaches.  Beach visitors were greeted by something that was hard to find the last few days…space.  While the majority of holiday tourists were making their way home, many Baldwin County residents took advantage of it.

via Memorial Day beach-goers find light crowds in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

These are Alabama’s 25 fastest growing cities | AL.com

May 29, 2017

The fastest-growing cities in Alabama aren’t an easy bunch to categorize. They’re large and small, and scattered all across the state. Some are thoroughly suburban; some still maintain their country charm. The only thing they’ve got in common is: They must be doing something right.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2016 population estimates. Here you’ll find those numbers for Alabama’s fastest-growing 25 municipalities, and how they compare to the counts from the 2010 Census.

Note: This list features only cities of 10,000 or more people.

via These are Alabama’s 25 fastest growing cities | AL.com.

Fundraiser Planned For Family of Man Killed in Gulf Shores Crash | WKRG

May 28, 2017

Today is the two week anniversary of a fatal crash in Gulf Shores. Aubrey Coggin was killed by a driver accused of driving under the influence. This was the scene two weeks ago near the intercoastal waterway bridge. Officials say Aubrey Coggin was standing on the bridge helping to direct traffic around some stopped vehicles when he was hit by a van and the driver kept on going. Friends and family say it’s no surprise to them Coggin died helping others.

via Fundraiser Planned For Family of Man Killed in Gulf Shores Crash | WKRG.

College Athlete Drowns at Gulf Shores | WKRG

May 26, 2017

A Pennsylvania college athlete in Gulf Shores for a meet drowned Wednesday.

Point Park University posted about the loss of student-athlete Tyler Carter.

According to the university’s website:  “The Point Park University family is devastated by this loss,” President Paul Hennigan said. “Tyler was more than just an impressive athlete — he was an excellent student and an even better person. Our love, prayers and support are with his family and friends.”

via College Athlete Drowns at Gulf Shores | WKRG.

Jimmy Buffett Drinks Here – Garden & Gun

May 25, 2017

The son of a son of a Mississippi sailor, Jimmy Buffett got his start bouncing around Biloxi dive bars and New Orleans drinking dens before finding fame in Key West. “Culturally and historically, the Gulf is a unique stretch of water and land,” he says. “It always feels like home.” We asked the sun-

tanned troubadour to revisit his roots via his favorite coastal watering holes. “A place where you can have a cold beer and look out at the water,” he advises, “is the essence of throttling down.”

via Jimmy Buffett Drinks Here – Garden & Gun.

Internal Theft leads to felony charges at Hangout Music Fest

May 24, 2017

Gulf Shores Police

For the second year in a row, Kiel Thomas Sheppard, 32, of Newport, Florida left the Hangout Music Festival in handcuffs. Sheppard was arrested on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for doing business without a license after he was discovered selling Hangout Music Fest wristbands just outside the venue. Sheppard was also arrested in 2016 under similar circumstances.

via Internal Theft leads to felony charges at Hangout Music Fest.

Uber isn’t coming to small town Alabama; company blames Huntsville and Mobile | AL.com

May 24, 2017

A statewide framework to regulate ride-sharing behemoths such as Uber and Lyft stalled last week in the Alabama Legislature, and a blame game has erupted.

Uber, through a spokeswoman, is pointing directly at Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson as the culprits for the stalled legislation, which didn’t get a final vote as the hours ticked down Friday on the legislative session.

via Uber isn’t coming to small town Alabama; company blames Huntsville and Mobile | AL.com.

Gulf Shores Police Nab Florida Man in Multiple Hangout Thefts, Again | WKRG

May 24, 2017

Outside of the Hangout Music Festival, all kinds of people were waiting to get in but one guy caught the eye of police. “Really suspicious behavior on his part led some officers to watch him.”

Officers kept an eye on 32-year-old Kiel Thomas Sheppard from Newport, Florida.

via Gulf Shores Police Nab Florida Man in Multiple Hangout Thefts, Again | WKRG.

Man found dead after Gulf Shores standoff had pellet gun, police say | AL.com

May 24, 2017

The Gulf Shores Police Department released more details into the 7-hour SWAT standoff, where a 65-year-old man was found deceased inside his RV on Monday morning.

Gulf Shores Police Department Spokesman Jason Woodruff said SWAT team members found a black pellet pistol beside the body of the 65-year-old man neighbors identified as Art Simon of Illinois.

via Man found dead after Gulf Shores standoff had pellet gun, police say | AL.com.

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