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Fairhope Mayor Issues Statement, Holds Last-Minute Meeting Ahead of Budget Vote

April 22, 2017

Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson held a last-minute meeting on Friday where department heads listed their needs and ideas to increase revenue ahead of Monday’s projected city council vote on the fiscal year 2017 budget.

Wilson issued this statement:

The need to resume hiring is now approaching dire levels for Fairhope. The ill-advised freeze is impacting every part of what we do and is hurting employees and citizens in the process.

via Fairhope Mayor Issues Statement, Holds Last-Minute Meeting Ahead of Budget Vote.

Bradley Byrne’s busy town hall schedule draws national attention from CBS | AL.com

April 22, 2017

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne’s busy town hall schedule was featured on “CBS This Morning” Friday during a segment from Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes.

The CBS crew was with Byrne, R-Fairhope, as he traversed three counties on Thursday. Byrne hosted town halls in Excell in Monroe County, Wagerville in Washington County and Grove Hill in Clarke County.

via Bradley Byrne’s busy town hall schedule draws national attention from CBS | AL.com.

East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested

April 21, 2017

GSPD Detectives are reporting the arrest of a suspect in the April 1st shots fired incident on East Gulf Place at the public beach.

On April 1, 2017, at 11:28 p.m., Gulf Shores Police patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of the board walk at the public beach and East Gulf Place. When the officers arrived, they discovered that an argument had taken place between members of a crowd gathered there. During the course of this argument several gunshots rang out. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

via East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested.

Orange Beach police looking for two women targeting drunk men | WPMI

April 21, 2017

Orange beach Police say during spring break in March, two men walking along Highway 182 fell victim to a scheme carried out by two women.

“It’s ashamed since they’re coming out here trying to enjoy the beach for spring break and these girls are taken advantage of them and taking their money,” beach goer Ethan Hillyer said.

via Orange Beach police looking for two women targeting drunk men | WPMI.

Gulf State Park Lodge construction ahead of schedule and under b – FOX10 News | WALA

April 21, 2017

After nearly a year of construction, the Gulf State Park Lodge and Conference Center is starting to take shape.  The 350 room Hilton-branded hotel will also have the highest seating capacity on the gulf coast.

Ahead of schedule and under budget so far is the word from state officials on the progress at Gulf State Park.  The Gulf State Park Lodge and Conference Center broke ground a year ago and since then, foundations have been laid and contractors are now starting on the roof, windows and doors.  Gulf State Park Superintendent, Lisa Atchley is excited to see the progress and said the lodge will only further help an already busy park.

via Gulf State Park Lodge construction ahead of schedule and under b – FOX10 News | WALA.

Seven Years Later: Where is the BP Settlement Money?

April 21, 2017

Seven years after the horrific explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Alabama is the only one of the five allotted Gulf Coast states that has not started spending its portion of the Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE ACT) on improvement projects.

The RESTORE Act was passed in 2012 to director penalties clean water act to help directly affected states apply for with restoration, economic development, tourism promotion, research, etc. types of projects.

via Seven Years Later: Where is the BP Settlement Money?.

Seven years later, oil spill restoration funds begin to flow to Alabama | AL.com

April 21, 2017

Seven years is a long time and for many Alabamians, the shock and horror we felt during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are painful, but somewhat distant, memories.

Some readers may be under the impression that the restoration process wrapped up years ago or is at least well under way. In reality, it is really just beginning, as the funds from BP’s 2016 settlement became available for the first time this month. Between now and 2031, Alabama will receive approximately $51 million dollars a year, the result of BP’s Oil Pollution Act fines and Clean Water Act civil penalties, which come to us via the RESTORE Act.

via Seven years later, oil spill restoration funds begin to flow to Alabama | AL.com.

Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals

April 20, 2017

The annual Family Fun Day event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Waterville USA with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Waterville USA is located on Ala. Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores.

Stacy Odom and Frances Warne, both of Meyer Vacation Rentals’ Guest Relations team, serve as chairpersons for this important fundraiser, which raised more than $12,000 in 2016.

via Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals.

New broadband service for Baldwin County | WPMI

April 20, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A new broadband service is making its way to Baldwin County – commissioners here are excited about the possibilities it could bring.

The county already allows other internet providers the use of its right of ways – most are fiber optic internet providers. This new choice will add to the competition and hopefully provide better service to rural areas.

via New broadband service for Baldwin County | WPMI.

Congressman Bradley Byrne stops in Foley for town hall meeting – FOX10 News | WALA

April 20, 2017

Congressman Bradley Byrne continues to travel around Southwest Alabama to hear the ideas and concerns of residents.

“He’s not one to hide from people. He tells it like it is but at the same time he’s willing to listen,” Mike Siano said.

It was a crowded room in Foley tonight as Byrne faced several residents with several concerns.

via Congressman Bradley Byrne stops in Foley for town hall meeting – FOX10 News | WALA.

Bird-banding event in Baldwin County | WPMI

April 19, 2017

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WPMI) — For the first time in three years scientists with U.S. Fish and Wildlife along with state officials are bringing back “bird banding” along the Alabama coast. This after the man who used to do it, Bob Sergeant, a local “citizen scientist ” passed away.

It’s no mystery the Gulf Coast is where migratory birds, many that have traveled some 600 miles or more come to rest, eat and nest right here along our coast.

via Bird-banding event in Baldwin County | WPMI.

New internet provider in Summerdale? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

April 19, 2017

Residents of Summerdale may soon have a new choice when it comes to internet service providers: Point Broadband.

Todd Holt, CEO of the company, and Sherry Sullivan came to speak to the Summerdale town council at the April 10 meeting to discuss possibilities for the town.

“We put antennas on water towers to provide better internet to rural and suburban America,” Holt explained. Holt also explained the parent company of Point Broadband, ITC Broadband, is a faith-based organization.

via New internet provider in Summerdale? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

One final salute for 106-year-old soldier: Alabama honors ‘Mr. Jack’ | AL.com

April 19, 2017

As John Jacobson watched the TV news accounts of his dad’s passing last week, he noticed that something was missing.

“No one talked about his achievements in business,” said Jacobson during a memorial service Tuesday for renowned military veteran John “Jack” Jacobson, who died Thursday at the age of 106.

via One final salute for 106-year-old soldier: Alabama honors ‘Mr. Jack’ | AL.com.

The best restaurant in every county in Alabama | AL.com

April 19, 2017

Bill Briand, a New Orleans native and two-time James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for best chef in the South, celebrates his Louisiana roots and his new Lower Alabama home at this casual but upscale Orange Beach restaurant that has become a favorite for locals and tourists alike. (Actually, Fisher’s is two restaurants in one space — with the more laid-back Fisher’s Dockside down below and the more elegant Fisher’s Upstairs above.) The Fisher’s Upstairs dinner menu includes roasted Bon Secour oysters, braised pork cheeks, seared jumbo scallops and braised Mississippi rabbit with pappardelle pasta.

via The best restaurant in every county in Alabama | AL.com.

New broadband service coming to Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

April 19, 2017

A new broadband service is making its way to Baldwin County, and Baldwin County’s commissioners are excited about the possibilities it could bring.

Point Broadband came to speak before the commission at this week’s work session, asking county leaders for rental space on the county’s vertical assets to place equipment to increase broadband access to different parts of the county.

via New broadband service coming to Baldwin County | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Alabama’s 106 year-old rock star: Tribute to ‘Mr. Jack’ | AL.com

April 18, 2017

“Another day to live is another day to serve.”

Major John “Mr. Jack” Jacobson lived by those words right up until he drew his last breath this past Thursday. At 106 years young, he devoted his life to serving his country. Every day.

The last several years, the Point Clear, Alabama resident has been actively working with Dr. Barry Booth at Veteran’s events, especially talking with school children about World War II.

via Alabama’s 106 year-old rock star: Tribute to ‘Mr. Jack’ | AL.com.

Perdido Key to Host 8th Annual Wine & Art Festival

April 18, 2017

The 8th annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be held at Villagio Town Center (13700 Perdido Key Drive) April 21-23, 2017. The festival is being co-produced by Perdido Key Events and its’ original host the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by The Meridian, Vista Del Mar and ResortQuest the official accommodations sponsor. Guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts.

via Perdido Key to Host 8th Annual Wine & Art Festival.

Flying Fish At Flora-Bama

April 18, 2017

PERDIDO KEY, Fla., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The iconic, 53-year-old roadhouse will be holding its 33rd Annual Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, April 28-30th. The main event consists of folks throwing a mullet, a mystical fish possessing a gizzard & one of the more plentiful and popular local fish, out of a 10-foot circle, from Perdido Key, Florida towards Orange Beach, Alabama. Overall winners win bragging rights for years, trophies, and gift certificates to local establishments! Other trophies will be awarded 3-deep in 19 total age categories, male & female, for each day of toss, Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10am. The toss fee is $15, which includes a souvenir t-shirt, with portion of proceeds to benefit the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc., Youth Reach Gulf Coast, & local Boys & Girls Clubs on both sides of the line.

via Flying Fish At Flora-Bama.

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