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Local ministries headed to the east coast Thursday morning to help with Florence relief | fox10tv.com September 20, 2018

Some locals who got a second chance at life say they wanna bring hope to the Carolinas now. Local ministries from Baldwin County and Pensacola are heading to the East coast to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

Source: Local ministries headed to the east coast Thursday morning to help with Florence relief | News | fox10tv.com

Baldwin County Fair kicks off its 68th year | fox10tv.com September 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Baldwin County Fair kicked off its 68th Annual Fair Tuesday night in Robertsdale.

The theme this year is “68 years of Ribbons and Rides,” but organizers say it’s more than the glitz and glam. It’a staple in the community that means much to a whole lot of people.

Source: Baldwin County Fair kicks off its 68th year | fox10tv.com

Games now underway at Spanish Fort’s Integrity Park | fox10tv.com September 20, 2018

Spanish Fort dedicated its new sports complex Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Phase one of Integrity Park is complete and ready for ball. The first phase of the park will provide three new fields to host youth soccer and football.

Source: Games now underway at Spanish Fort’s Integrity Park | fox10tv.com

Trial starts for Baldwin County bus driver arrested for driving drunk with kids on board September 19, 2018


BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Former Baldwin County school bus driver Vicki Patrick pleaded guilty to driving drunk and reckless endangerment charges this afternoon in a Fairhope courtroom.She was given a 6 month suspended sentence and will spend two weeks behind bars for the incident that happened in May.

Source: Trial starts for Baldwin County bus driver arrested for driving drunk with kids on board

First look at The Lodge at Gulf State Park opening in November | AL.com September 19, 2018

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel is in the final stages of construction in Gulf Shores. Here is a first look inside the highly anticipated hotel at Gulf State Park.

The Lodge offers 350 rooms and suites, 290 of which with have balconies overlooking either the gulf or Lake Shelby. There is 40,000 sq. ft. of  flexible indoor and outdoor event space with the largest ballroom able to accommodate 1,000 guests.

Source: First look at The Lodge at Gulf State Park opening in November | AL.com

Battle for jobs and employees in Baldwin County | WPMI September 19, 2018

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A year ago OWA in Foley was the first to offer $15 an hour.

Now, Buc-ees, the up and coming travel center being constructed along I-10.

Source: Battle for jobs and employees in Baldwin County | WPMI

Near record warmth on Wednesday | WPMI September 19, 2018

(WPMI) — A warm and muggy Wednesday morning will transition into a hot and humid afternoon. However, the humidity shouldn’t be quite as high as it’s been recently.

While an expected high temperature of 95° is two degrees below the record high (97°, 2005), the lower humidity will keep the heat index at or below 103°.

Source: Near record warmth on Wednesday | WPMI

Fairhope water tower painters given second chance | WPMI September 19, 2018

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — A water tower in Fairhope will take a little longer to paint and that could mean bad signal for some cell phone users.

NBC 15 News brought you the story in late August that cell phone service was affected by the paint job. The towers that were on top of the water tower had to be placed on the ground.

Source: Fairhope water tower painters given second chance | WPMI

EXCLUSIVE: Lightning crashes through Foley home, narrowly avoids hitting homeowner | WPMI September 19, 2018

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — A Foley man is lucky to be alive after a lightning strike hits his home and travels into his living room where he was sitting just feet away. Paul Domingoes, the home’s owner, was inside his house on Birkdale Drive just before noon on Monday.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Lightning crashes through Foley home, narrowly avoids hitting homeowner | WPMI

FOUND: Elderly woman found safe in Elberta | WEAR September 19, 2018

ELBERTA, Ala. (WEAR) — An elderly woman reported missing Monday night has been found safe. The Elberta Fire Department confirmed with WEAR that 79-year-old Jackie Barron was found.

Source: FOUND: Elderly woman found safe in Elberta | WEAR

Escaped Loxley work release inmate recaptured in Northwest Florida September 19, 2018

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – An escaped Loxley Work Release inmate has been recaptured in Escambia County, Florida. Gregory McCluskey, 38, left his assigned job in Foley, AL on Sunday and was booked into the Escambia County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Source: Escaped Loxley work release inmate recaptured in Northwest Florida

‘We’re not prepared’: Political battle brewing in Baldwin County over planning | AL.com September 19, 2018

Why in the world, wonders Dorothy Williams, would Alabama’s fastest-growing county need any more “large developments?”

“What are we trying to do?” Williams asked the Daphne City Council on Monday. “Squeeze Birmingham into Daphne?”

Source: ‘We’re not prepared’: Political battle brewing in Baldwin County over planning | AL.com

Son of Alabama state senator arrested on domestic violence charge | AL.com September 19, 2018

The son of Alabama state Senator Vivian Davis Figures was arrested on a domestic violence charge early Tuesday morning.

Akil Figures, 36, was booked into Metro Jail charged with Domestic Violence 3rd (Menacing), according to jail records. The incident comes months after he was wounded during a shooting in Foley in June.

Source: Son of Alabama state senator arrested on domestic violence charge | AL.com

Zoning request has Daphne residents signing petition of opposition | News | fox10tv.com September 19, 2018

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) — A controversial zoning request draws a crowd at Daphne City Council Monday night.

Widespread opposition by residents voicing concerns over changes they say would be devastating to Old Towne Daphne.

Source: Zoning request has Daphne residents signing petition of opposition | News | fox10tv.com

ONLY ON 5: Plans move forward to re-do Bama Bayou in Orange Beach September 19, 2018

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Earlier this summer, the city of Orange Beach entered into an agreement with a development group out of Texas on the Bama Bayou property. News Five has learned all the requirements of that agreement have been met and the project is moving forward.

Source: ONLY ON 5: Plans move forward to re-do Bama Bayou in Orange Beach

Pleasure Island Tiki Bar In Alabama Feels Like Summer All Year Long September 18, 2018

Here in Alabama, our restaurants don’t disappoint. There are several types of restaurants located throughout the state, especially along the Gulf Coast. While some of our Gulf Coast restaurants don’t have a beach theme, many do. One restaurant in particular that has a beach theme is Pleasure Island Tiki Bar.

Source: Pleasure Island Tiki Bar In Alabama Feels Like Summer All Year Long

Circalittoral Reefs | Outdoor Alabama September 18, 2018

The Latin translation of “circalittoral” is near the seashore (e. circa = near and littoral = seashore).  Therefore, circalittoral reefs refer to reefs that are near the seashore.  Hard bottom habitat within the circalittoral zone of Alabama is extremely limited.  Structures such as the jetties at Perdida Pass and the Gulf State Park Pier provide some structural complexity within this area, but the marine resources of Alabama could observe exceptional benefits by increasing the habitat value with purposely built artificial reefs.  Therefore, the Marine Resources Division utilized restoration funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to conduct a much needed habitat enhancement project to increase the amount of quality habitat available to reef associated organisms in the circalittoral zone.

Source: Circalittoral Reefs | Outdoor Alabama

Leslie Anne Tarabella – The healing waters of the Gulf September 18, 2018

Instead of lifting our eyes unto the mountains for our strength, our family has always felt power come from the blue-green waters at the beach, so as an act of distraction, my husband drove me down to the Gulf. Daddy loved to fish and would joke, “The Gulf is good for what ails you.” Chiggers? Burn? Coughing? Sneezing? “Go jump in the salt water.”

I dove into the waves with my broken heart and swam through the surf. The water was cool and shimmered in the early September afternoon. I picked up a few seashells and walked along the edge of the water.

Source: Leslie Anne Tarabella – Southern With a Gulf Coast Accent

Tuesday’s Live Music Lineup September 18, 2018

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Posted by Gulf Coast People's Choice on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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