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Proposed penny sales tax changes could affect Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI

April 18, 2017

BALADWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin County is still awaiting a decision from state legislators over proposed changes to the local penny sales tax.

Officials say if it passes, a bill would reallocate funds meant for the school system and put it toward much needed roads and infrastructure in the county.

via Proposed penny sales tax changes could affect Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI.

Baldwin County to get Buc-Ee’s Travel Center – FOX10 News | WALA

April 18, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Baldwin County may soon be home to a huge, new travel center along Interstate-10.  Texas-based, Buc-Ee’s wants to build its first out-of-state store in Alabama at the Baldwin Beach Express exit.  The Baldwin County Commission will take action Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to help in that process.

via Baldwin County to get Buc-Ee’s Travel Center – FOX10 News | WALA.

Dauphin Island Police say Missing Biker Found Dead

April 18, 2017

Dauphin Island Police say 60-year-old Carl Ishee was found dead just before midnight Monday night.  Officer Jonathan Waite says Ishee’s body was discovered by his son one mile north of the Dauphin Island bridge on Highway 193.

The body was found in the bushes and could not be seen from the main road very easily, that’s why it took so long to find him.  Officer Waite says this appears to be an accident.  State Troopers with ALEA are also part of the investigation.

via Dauphin Island Police say Missing Biker Found Dead.

Congressman Hosts Town Hall Meetings After Trip to Korean Border

April 18, 2017

Congressman Bradley Byrne R-AL is hosting a series of town hall meetings on the Gulf Coast after returning from a trip to the Korean border.Byrne, a member of the Armed Services Committee, met with U.S military leaders and the South Korean Foreign Minister. Byrne said the threat North Korea poses is greater than any other in the world because of their “irrational” leader and growing threat of using nuclear weapons and long-range missals.

via Congressman Hosts Town Hall Meetings After Trip to Korean Border.

Head-on collision results in multiple injuries | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

April 17, 2017

LOXLEY, Alabama — The Loxley Police Department is continuing to investigate a head-on collision Thursday, April 13 between a Baldwin County Corrections Department van and another vehicle, which resulted in multiple injuries.

“We are not sure at this time what ultimately caused the accident,” said Lt. Doug Phillips, Loxley PD investigator.

via Head-on collision results in multiple injuries | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | WEAR

April 16, 2017

The Conversation — (THE CONVERSATION) This Sunday, April 16, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year.

The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. So, in 2018, Easter will be celebrated on April 1, and on April 21 in 2019.

via Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | WEAR.

Could food trucks soon be allowed in Gulf Shores? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

April 16, 2017

Gulf Shores’ city leaders and residents discussed a possible ordinance change during last week’s council work session that could see food trucks and mobile vendor courts soon become a part of the city’s business landscape.

Planning Director Andy Bauer told the council the amendment to the ordinance contained two possibilities council members could approve: one governing mobile vendor courts for food trucks and then one just allowing food trucks at specific locations.

“What the proposed regulations will do is provide for minimum standards and an application review process for both food trucks and the mobile vendor court, both of which would only be allowed by conditional use permit approval,” Bauer said. “Conditional use permit approval must be processed in front of the planning commission and the city council in public hearings, and also conditional use permitting gives the planning commission and city council the authority to approve with conditions or deny the permit based on the individual specifics of each application.”

Bauer said the changes were proposed after hearing from members of the community.

via Could food trucks soon be allowed in Gulf Shores? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Home of the Week April 15: New, luxury townhomes in Perdido Key

April 16, 2017

Located in the gated Banana Bay community on the Intracoastal Waterway in Perdido Key, Florida, these recently completed luxury townhomes offer a fantastic location with private beach access and boat slips available for lease. Additionally, the property features a heated outdoor pool 9 months a year, a hot tub, sauna, steam room and a workout room.

via Home of the Week April 15: New, luxury townhomes in Perdido Key.

Flora-Bama’s 33rd Annual Mullet Toss Fast Approaching

April 15, 2017

Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama

ORANGE BEACH (WKRG) — The unique tradition of throwing mullet along the Gulf Coast is right around the corner.

The 33rd Annual Interstate Mullet Toss festivities kick off on Thursday, April 27th in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Perdido Key.

If you want to take part in the contest to see if you can out throw your friends, the actual mullet toss begins at 10 a.m. on Friday and runs through Sunday at the Flora-Bama.

via Flora-Bama’s 33rd Annual Mullet Toss Fast Approaching.

Baldwin Co. tourism exceeds $4 billion, most in State | WPMI

April 15, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Officials say Baldwin County blew away any competition in the state in regards to tourist spending and nearly doubled the total of its closest competing county.

Baldwin County continues to grow and so does its economic footprint, especially when it comes to tourism.

Travelers spent $4.2 billion and were responsible for nearly 50 thousand jobs in Baldwin County last year, according to a report conducted for the Alabama Tourism Department.

via Baldwin Co. tourism exceeds $4 billion, most in State | WPMI.

Better safe than sorry: Pensacola woman tells her experience of declining flood insurance | WEAR

April 15, 2017

April 29th marks the third anniversary of historic floods that caused huge damage in Pensacola.

Many people who were affected didn’t have flood insurance.

Living in a townhouse on Fairfield Drive, Rebecca Guetermuth never thought she’d have to deal with flooding, but her home received more than two feet of rain from overwhelmed drains and stormwater systems all over Pensacola in 2014.

via Better safe than sorry: Pensacola woman tells her experience of declining flood insurance | WEAR.

OWA construction taking shape, on track to open mid-summer – FOX10 News | WALA

April 15, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - With nearly six months of construction underway, those driving past OWA say they’re excited to see what was introduced to them as a southern destination reinvented, coming to life.

“It grows more and more every day and it just makes us more excited,” Sydnie Crenshaw from Saraland said.

“I think it’s going to be so cool because we don’t have anything like this around here. It’ll definitely give us something to do during the summer and even times after that,” Darin Goff of Saraland said.

via OWA construction taking shape, on track to open mid-summer – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Perdido Key road project plagued by problems | WEAR

April 15, 2017

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (WEAR) — A construction project in Perdido Key is still not done and it’s costing more money each day it goes unfinished.

For the last few months, it’s become the norm to sit in backed up traffic to get through Perdido Key.

“Besides all the unnecessary traffic, it’s the grumpiness that comes along with it.” said Maria Nicdao, an interior decorator at Decor Design Furniture store.

via Perdido Key road project plagued by problems | WEAR.

Gulf Council Tries Different Red Snapper Approach

April 14, 2017

It appears the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will make at least one more attempt at regional management of the red snapper fishery.

At the Gulf Council meeting last week in Birmingham, three states petitioned the council to manage the fishery off their respective coasts out to 200 nautical miles, based on historical landings.

The council approved motions by Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi by 11-5 votes to eventually shift red snapper management to those states.

via Gulf Council Tries Different Red Snapper Approach.

NASP Winners Headed to National Archery Competition | Outdoor Alabama

April 14, 2017

With the sound of the starting whistle, hundreds of arrows zipped toward their targets at the annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Championship held in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, April 7. Since the targets were tallied and the trophies awarded on Friday, 35 youth archery teams qualified to attend the NASP National Championship on May 11-13, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Twenty-nine of those teams and four individual archers have registered to attend the national competition.

via NASP Winners Headed to National Archery Competition | Outdoor Alabama.

Experts weigh in on Gulf Coast viral shark photos

April 14, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WIAT) – Photos of a shark swimming uncomfortably close to Gulf Shores vacationers went viral earlier this week.

The man behind the images, Kenneth Clark of Georgia, described what he saw from his condominium balcony.

“He was just staying along the water’s edge,” Clark told our sister station, WKRG.  “Right in about three to four foot of water.”

via Experts weigh in on Gulf Coast viral shark photos.

Foley High School Archery Team to compete at Alabama National Archery tournament | WPMI

April 14, 2017

Congratulations are in order to the Foley High School Archery team.

The team placed first in their regional tournament and qualified to compete at the Alabama National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament. The tournament will be held on April 7th. The team will compete along with 15,000 other students from around the United States hoping to qualify for a spot at the NASP World Tournament in July.

via Foley High School Archery Team to compete at Alabama National Archery tournament | WPMI.

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