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Bradley Byrne to hold town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama | WPMI

April 14, 2017

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will hold a series of town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama the week of April 17th.

The purpose of these meetings is to give residents of Southwest Alabama a chance to share their ideas and concerns directly with their congressman. All meetings are free and open to the public.

The town hall meeting are as follows:

via Bradley Byrne to hold town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama | WPMI.

Scammers taking control of computers, experts warn users – FOX10 News | WALA

April 14, 2017

FOX10 News is committed to alerting you to ways thieves can steal your personal information.

At Fairhope PC in downtown Fairhope, owner Judge Keeler says over the past few months 80% of his clientele says they’ve fallen victim to some kind of scam.

“I spend all day dealing with this stuff. The scams change on a daily bases,” Keeler said.

via Scammers taking control of computers, experts warn users – FOX10 News | WALA.

Easter celebrations across Mobile and Baldwin Counties – FOX10 News | WALA

April 14, 2017

Easter at the Wharf
Saturday, April 15
Starts at 11:30am
Marina Lawn at the Wharf
Orange Beach

There are also several Easter sunrise services planned across our area. In Mobile, you can catch a sunrise service on Sunday, April 16 at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, Mobile Memorial Gardens, Langan Park and Bellingrath Gardens and Home. In Baldwin County, there will be Easter sunrise services at the Fairhope Municipal Pier and the Flora-Bama in Perdido Key. All of the services begin at 6:30 am.

via Easter celebrations across Mobile and Baldwin Counties – FOX10 News | WALA.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Steals Guitar Amp

April 14, 2017

A woman stole a guitar amp from a utility trailer in Fairhope. It was all caught on camera.

The burglary happened around 10:00 o’clock Thursday morning at the Shell gas station at 181 and 104.

The video shows the woman exiting the front passenger door of a black SUV. She stands around, talks with the driver, and suddenly takes the amp. She quickly enters the vehicle and takes off. The pair remains on the run. The victim, shockingly, was in the pickup truck at the time of the robbery. He was texting and didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. He says the amp belonged to his 7-year-old son.

via CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Steals Guitar Amp.

We’re taking a journey to find Alabama’s most beautiful places, tell us where to go | AL.com

April 14, 2017

From breathtaking sunsets over the gulf’s white-sand beaches to the sweeping views from Cheaha Mountain, Alabama’s landscape is like no other. The beaches, forests, lakes, and rivers in our 21 state parks are teeming with flora and fauna. The Mobile River System is America’s Amazon. Our golf courses aren’t too bad either. So what specially does the Alabama the Beautiful motto refer to? I’ll be trekking across Alabama to find out.

via We’re taking a journey to find Alabama’s most beautiful places, tell us where to go | AL.com.

Master Impressionist Brandon Styles Partners With TripShock.com

April 13, 2017

Building on its regional reputation as a family-friendly activity provider, Destin-based TripShock.com announced today it has partnered with the talented impressionist and illusionist Brandon Styles. Creating a show specifically for a new venue, the 220-seat club behind Orange Beach’s Live Bait, Styles delivers a perfect mix of impressions, comedy, dance, grand illusions, ventriloquism and award winning magic. His tours have taken him all throughout the country. Whether you are 8 or 80, the Brandon Styles Illusions & Magic Show has something for everyone!

via Master Impressionist Brandon Styles Partners With TripShock.com.

Museum Foundation to Host Annual Naval Aviation Symposium

April 13, 2017

The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for another exciting glimpse into the history and future of Naval Aviation at the Museum Foundation’s Annual Symposium, May 10-12. The three-day event will feature a golf tournament on Wed., May 10, followed by panels and special events on Thurs., May 11, and Fri., May 12.

via Museum Foundation to Host Annual Naval Aviation Symposium.

Coastal Alabama officials to new governor: Meet with us, stay at beach house | AL.com

April 13, 2017

Coastal Alabama is the state’s biggest tourism generator thanks to the sugar-white sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

It’s also a crucial economic generator, as Mobile’s Airbus plant cranks out shiny new airplanes and Austal workers build powerful warships. The Port of Mobile is among the largest shipping hubs in the U.S., and the region’s annual Mardi Gras event is – by far - the state’s No. 1 festival.

via Coastal Alabama officials to new governor: Meet with us, stay at beach house | AL.com.

Baldwin Co. leaders optimistic about changes under new Governor Ivey | WPMI

April 13, 2017

Baldwin County, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey continues to make changes in just her second full day in office.

Reports are that Governor Ivey is abolishing the Office of Rural Development which was headed by Rob Sparks.

It comes one day after the newly appointed Governor fired Jon Mason, Director of SERVE Alabama.

via Baldwin Co. leaders optimistic about changes under new Governor Ivey | WPMI.

Amtrak: Bringing train service back to the Gulf Coast still in the works | WPMI

April 13, 2017

Wednesday the Southern Rail Commission and Amtrak stopped in Mobile to update area leaders on their progress to bring passenger rail service back to the Gulf Coast.

Officials say they’re still working with federal and state lawmakers and negotiating with CSX.

They say they expect a federal financial report within the next 30 days.

via Amtrak: Bringing train service back to the Gulf Coast still in the works | WPMI.

Blackwater River rescue: Four missing ‘tubers’ found | WEAR

April 13, 2017

Early Wednesday morning, a tubing trip to the river turned into a search and rescue mission for four people vacationing in Santa Rosa County.

The group of four entered the water close to Deaton Tridge in Blackwater River State Park on Monday. It wasn’t until Tuesday at 9 p.m. that they were reported missing. Today, they were found at 2:45 a.m., just three miles downriver.

via Blackwater River rescue: Four missing ‘tubers’ found | WEAR.

Gulf Shores council passes Uber, Lyft ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA

April 13, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Uber has been given the green light to come to a city on the gulf coast. This, after an ordinance was approved in Gulf Shores Monday that allows the company, and others alike to operate.

Although it’s what a lot of locals and visitors have been asking for, others aren’t so sure about the ride-sharing company.

via Gulf Shores council passes Uber, Lyft ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA.

MUST SEE: Large Shark Spotted by Spring Breakers in Gulf Shores

April 13, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WKRG) — Some local spring breaker saw something they surely didn’t expect this week — a large shark lurking mere yards away off the beach at Gulf Shores.

Kenneth Clark of Forsyth, Georgia shot these pictures of the close encounter with the shark and posted them to his Facebook page. He says the shark spotting happened near the Seacrest Condos in Gulf Shores.

via MUST SEE: Large Shark Spotted by Spring Breakers in Gulf Shores.

Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper

April 12, 2017

A fundraiser for Pleasure Island resident Jackie Cole (pictured) will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 3-8 p.m. at Orange Beach Marine Clean, located at 24825 Commercial Ave. in Orange Beach.

A server at Big Fish Restaurant, Jackie was in a golf cart accident on March 19 and still remains at USA Hospital in Mobile. She has undergone four surgeries and she is not quiet out of the woods yet, according to Nicole Porter. “She has no insurance and she is a mother with no other income,’’ Porter said. “We have so many fabulous donations. Bring your friends. They do not want to miss out either.’’

via Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper.

Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter

April 12, 2017

Auburn University officials have decided to make the rapidly growing Gulf Shores area the location for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s first satellite teaching hospital. Meanwhile, Gulf Shores officials hope AU’s new facility there will be an important part of the city’s efforts to diversify as the 21st century unfolds.

“Baldwin County is the No. 1 growth area in the state,” said Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at AU. “We have a very strong partner in education with the city of Gulf Shores.”

The 24,000-square foot facility that will house other AU programs in addition to the veterinary hospital will cost an estimated $10.5 million. It will be at the corner of Baldwin County Road 8 and the Beach Express in the city’s high-growth area north of the Intracoastal Waterway.

via Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter.

Apartment complex gets new life in Fairhope, despite continued public pushback | AL.com

April 12, 2017

An apartment complex project that lit the fuse on last year’s political upheaval in Fairhope won new life Monday when the City Council gave its developer more time to push it forward.

The extension passed on a 4-1 vote. The action doesn’t authorize construction, but does provide new breathing room for Mississippi-based Leaf River Group, which seeks to place the 240-unit complex on a prime tract on the city’s northeast side.

via Apartment complex gets new life in Fairhope, despite continued public pushback | AL.com.

What’s new at the beach: Orange Beach welcomes new eats | AL.com

April 12, 2017

GT’s on the Bay - After Cayman Grill closed its doors this past winter, many wondered what would occupy the location along Canal Road in Orange Beach.

That answer came when GT’s on the Bay opened earlier this spring. GT’s (Good Times) is part of the Cosmo’s family, which includes Lunas Eat and Drink, Buzzcats, Cobalt The Restaurant — and now GT’s. The restaurant should become popular with tourists and locals as it offers a large menu with some island standards such as po boys but the kitchen also whips up some creative dishes like the signature Totchos or GTs No Name Dip, both worth trying on the back deck with a craft beer and breathtaking view of the backbay.

via What’s new at the beach: Orange Beach welcomes new eats | AL.com.

Power of positivity: Robertsdale junior Keaton Krebs battling leukemia with strength, faith – al.com

April 11, 2017

When Robertsdale junior Keaton Krebs received a diagnosis in February that would have shattered many people’s lives, he cried … for a total of 15 minutes.

“Then I just accepted it and thought, ‘Ok, let’s get me healthy again. I’ll do whatever it takes,’” he said.

On Feb. 17, doctors told the Krebs family that 17-year-old Keaton had leukemia.

via Power of positivity: Robertsdale junior Keaton Krebs battling leukemia with strength, faith – al.com.

America’s Amazon labeled one of ten most endangered river systems in nation | AL.com

April 11, 2017

The Mobile River System — which includes every stream that flows into Mobile Bay, from the Cahaba, Coosa, and Tallapoosa in the north part of the state, to the Tombigbee, Alabama and the rivers of the Delta in the southern part – has been named one of the ten most endangered river systems in the country.

via America’s Amazon labeled one of ten most endangered river systems in nation | AL.com.

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