FAIRHOPE, Alabama — From shout-outs to Panini Pete’s beignets to strolls through the city’s downtown holiday lights to color-splashed clouds at sunset, Kate Bosworth seems to be enjoying a taste of the Eastern Shore.
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Burton LeFlore, Bradley Byrne spar over debt, gun control and partisanship in only AL-01 debate | AL.comThursday, December 5th, 2013
MOBILE, Alabama– A couple hundred seats were filled in the gymnasium at McGill-Toolen High School Wednesday night for the only debate between Democrat Burton LeFlore and Republican Bradley Byrne, who are running to fill the First Congressional District seat. The two will meet Dec. 17 in the general election, which will determine which man will replace former U.S. House of Representatives member Jo Bonner, who resigned Aug. 2.
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A big name in the animal world is being attached to plans for the new Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Plans to build the new in Gulf Shores have stalled but now they could be back on a fast track.
“Let's see your claws buddy.” Getting close to a three hundred pound tiger is nothing new to Jim Fowler. He has spent his life educating and advocating for animals.
BAY MINETTE, AL – Baldwin County Community Corrections Work Release section conducted routine field investigations on inmate Steve Nodine who was serving a two-year sentence in the Baldwin County Jail.
During the investigations it was determined that Mr. Nodine violated rules of conduct while at the facility, guidelines on Work Release inmates returning to the facility, and areas that are prohibited to visit by Work Release inmates while outside the facility.
Christian Service Center, other organizations need donations during holidays – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: FeaturesWednesday, December 4th, 2013
The holidays can be a hard time for people who have lost jobs, families who are hurting and seasonal workers who are out of work when tourists leave the beaches.
That’s why the Christian Service Center in Gulf Shores, along with the other nonprofit organizations across Baldwin County, have great need for donations and funding in November and December.
Socialized media in South Alabama: The power of “Sharing” amid the storm – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local NewsWednesday, December 4th, 2013
Gulf Shores, Ala. – Last Tuesday was a stormy day along the Alabama beaches. One photo our group shared from that day via social media got caught up in the networking whirlwind which defines today’s media world. Here’s a description.
Tuesday was a trying day. All were watching the weather for updates as to how the storm may affect their family’s holiday preparations and plans locally. Let alone, airport and roadway status for those heading out on the busiest travel week of the year.
SILVERHILL, AL – Steam billowed into the darkness above an array of Christmas lights, and the little engine that could chugged into another holiday season in Baldwin County.
For the last decade, Wales West Light Railroad has been delighting youngsters with a Christmas fairyland tucked away off County Road 9. The scene unfolds on the lower end of an RV park.
Christmas in the South is a magical time for children as well as adults. Here in Baldwin County, a white Christmas covered in snow is little more than a fantasy; however, a colorful festive scene is definitely in the works each year.
All over the county, families are busy putting up colorful decorations, children are beginning to become anxious and residents are busily preparing for colorful parades and cheerful parties.
Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Beautification Task Force has finalized plans for the second annual Beautification Contest. Dates have been set, and letters will be sent out the first week in January.
Plans are being formulated to have an on-site seminar at a local nursery. This will allow businesses to see actual plants and containers. Selection of evergreen shrubs is encouraged for longevity and visual appeal.
Blakeley State Park has scheduled a boat tour into the Tensaw River Delta area to the Indian mounds at Bottle Creek in response to public demand after the first two tours sold out.
The additional tour will be Dec. 15.
The narrated tour aboard the park’s Delta Explorer leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Lower Bryant’s Landing on the Tensaw River off of Ala. 225 just north of I-65. It returns about 12:30 p.m.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Many believe a new apartment complex being proposed could cause some serious traffic problems near Spanish Fort High School.
The land adjacent to the high school is known as “the pit.” It sits along the main road into the school.
GULF SHORES, AL – Earlier this year, Mayor Robert Craft and members of the City Council voted to hire Auburn University Professor of Economics, M. Keivan Deravi, Ph.D, to conduct a study on the economic impact derived from the Hangout Music Festival as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to bolster the “shoulder season” economy. Today, the results from that study were released.
In all, the study estimated the festival’s total economic impact on the local economy at more than $31 million of goods and services purchased and 518 full time equivalent jobs.
GULF SHORES, AL — Traffic continues to be a major issue in South Baldwin County and Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft says it is his city’s top concern.
“It is our number one priority and is to try to alleviate as best we can short-term and improve the long-term traffic situation,” Craft said. “Nothing is more critical to the enjoyment of living here and visitors coming back than the traffic they have to get around in.”
GULF SHORES, AL — The city is gearing up for what will likely be its largest Christmas parade with the possibility of more than 60 entries in the Friday event as Coastal Christmas kicks into high gear.
This year’s parade was moved to Friday night from a daytime Saturday event to avoid conflict with the SEC Championship.
December 3, 3013 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach (OBA), AL – Bury the holiday blues and cruise to coastal Alabama for a sleigh full of family-friendly events through New Year’s Day. Check out the following list of holiday happenings.
SUMMERDALE, Ala. – The new Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County ReStore located in Summerdale will open its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. This new 15,000 square foot store will replace the original Summerdale ReStore. The new store is located at 19289 State Highway 59 in Summerdale, just two miles north from the old store. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BAY MINETTE — There will be a public service showdown at 10 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 7 as the City of Bay Minette’s police and fire departments face off in a softball game to benefit a local charity.
The Guns vs. Hoses is already generating plenty of hype and anticipation.
With a goal of finding a record number of homeless cats and dogs loving homes during the current National Home for the Holidays campaign, The Haven will be at Pet Supermarket in Daphne on two consecutive week-ends.
The Haven will hold an adoption as well as a Microchip/Rabies Clinic on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Ron Shindler and his staff from Eastern Shore Animal Hospital will administer the procedures. Microchips will be available for $20 and rabies shots will be available for $10.
UPDATE: Trials could start this month in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach incidents – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsMonday, December 2nd, 2013
The docket includes: Jon Washington’s murder trial is in the shooting death of Kenny Myers which happened in Orange Beach in February of 2012; Melvin Hutcheson is charged in the fatal hit and run death of Michael Hoeft on County Road 4 in Gulf Shores in the same month; and Steven Pinson faces an attempted murder charge in the road rage shooting in Orange Beach in August of 2012.
GULF SHORES, AL – Coastal Christmas got off to a rousing start with a huge crowd at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Pavilion. Santa came in on a streak of blue lights from the beach, Baumhower’s, Shipp’s Harbour Grill and Cobalt dished some hearty foods, marsh mellows were roasted and the choir thrilled the crowd with holiday tunes.
via Coastal Christmas opens at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.