(ORANGE BEACH, Ala.) – Rick Hermelin is an incredible man, in incredible shape. He's a former Marine who refuses to let his age stand in the way of his goals. He’s fast too, covering about 12 miles per hour. LOCAL 15 News caught up with him, in Orange Beach.
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“How Do You Kill 11 Million People?”
That’s the provocative title of the latest book from best-selling author Andy Andrews of Orange Beach. The answer he provides is breathtakingly simple: Lie to them.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Former Gulf Shores City Councilman Mike Miceli lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast when it was an undeveloped, sparsely populated community and never stopped caring for the region, friends and family said Monday.
Miceli, 70, died Friday after a long illness. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, his wife, Claudia Miceli, said.
“He left his imprint all over town. He’s a part of Gulf Shores and has been even before there was a Gulf Shores,” she said. “He went through all the hurricanes and he used to tell me all the stories about how it used to be when he was growing up here.”
Gold diggers: Treasure hunters comb Alabama beaches to find junk, booty and diamond-studded gold grills | al.comFriday, August 5th, 2011
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Treasure hunter is the last thought that springs to mind when you see the middle-aged Mobile couple standing neck deep in the Gulf of Mexico wearing big yellow headphones.
But it’s the only description that fits.
Jon Moulton wanted a cigarette in the worst way.
The long-time bartender at Doc’s Seafood Shack in Orange Beach had been smoking since his teen-age years and it had been awhile since he’d had one.
A few days, actually.
But the people around him weren’t exactly ready to give him one. Moulton, 28, had only emerged from a 24-hour coma just a few minutes earlier and was in the middle of a three-day stay in the intensive care unit in Sacred Heart hospital in Pensacola.
Art, design and photography combine to market clients’ products and services (Get to Know Karen Hameroff) | al.comTuesday, August 2nd, 2011
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — A lifelong love of drawing led Orange Beach resident Karen Hameroff to that field of study in college.
“I have always loved to draw, so that became my area of study in college,” Hameroff said. “I now use my skills to promote and market my clients’ businesses and products, in a unique way tailored to their specific needs.”
Rising ninth grader Meagan Kennedy is offering to play tennis for donations on Aug. 5 to help boat captain Mo Shaver in his battle agains cancer.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida — Beth Gendler moved to the Gulf Coast nine years ago from South Bend, Ind., where she had lived for about 16 years.
Born in Ohio, Gendler grew up in Indianapolis. She became acquainted with the Gulf area because she has family in Pensacola. Her uncle’s work transferred him here, her grandmother moved here to be near family, and her sister was tired of the Northern winters, she said.
Education Brief: Johnson graduates from police academy with academic honor » Lifestyle » The News-Courier in Athens, AlabamaThursday, July 28th, 2011
Trent Johnson recently graduated from the Mobile Police Academy, receiving an award for academic excellence.
Johnson, who is employed with the Orange Beach Police Department, graduated from the academy July 5 with a 97.4 grade-point average.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Legionnaires and auxiliary members of the American Legion Gulf Shores Post 44 recently presented a check for $15,000 to Derek Donavan, vice president of the Fisher House Foundation. The funds will be used in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to assist families of wounded warriors recovering from prosthesis fittings.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) – Plates were stacked and ready to go. The aroma of food filled the air. It was normal for the lunchtime hour, but this food had a little something extra – a special ingredient. The money from the proceeds of selling the plates was going to help an injured Marine’s family.
Marine Staff Sgt. Johnny Morris of Loxley continues to improve after losing a foot in an explosion in Afghanistan but it will be a long recovery. This hometown hero may have a long road of recovery ahead of him but it’s made easier by support he is getting in Baldwin County.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The family of a Robertsdale Marine who lost his foot in an explosion in Afghanistan earlier this month will be getting some financial help from the mother’s co-workers and other Baldwin residents on Friday.
The Baldwin County Probate Office will hold a Conecuh sausage dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until supplies run out, to raise money for the family of Staff Sgt. Johnny Morris II, organizers said.
FOLEY, Alabama — Andy Roberson grew up in Monroeville, and her mother came from Loxley. Roberson said she has wonderful childhood memories of spending her summers in the Loxley area camping, fishing and enjoying the beach with grandparents, uncles, aunts and lots of cousins.
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — After his best friend died suddenly in May while playing on a Slip 'n Slide at the Baldwin County school that they both attended, 10-year-old Lee Avinger felt helpless and sad.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – For just 99 cents, parents will have a new way of keeping track of their kids.
It’s an iPhone app called Text Pilot, and it was created by 18-year-old Matt Hogan of Spanish Fort.
Nick Saban was in the spotlight when he became Alabama's football coach in 2007, but there was also someone joining the Crimson Tide family behind the scenes.
That same year, Gulf Shores High graduate Lee Davis was starting out as a student at the Capstone and as a member of the UA recruiting department.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — At one point in the smoky gloom of late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, June 25 and 26, Orange Beach Fire Chief Forney Howard was mighty concerned.
It wouldn’t be the last time the veteran firefighter would begin to worry before the Gulf State Park wildfire would be tamed. It was just the first of many.
“I was afraid at any moment they were going to send out word about Lauder,” Howard said during an interview in his office Thursday afternoon. “I was afraid it was going straight to Lauder.”
An entire Baldwin County community is in mourning the loss of its assistant fire chief. Delbert Mauldin, of Elsanor, died earlier this week. Friends say he was a one of a kind firefighter but more importantly he was a one of a kind person who will be missed.
A couple from Arizona is in trouble with the law in Baldwin County after a showdown with police at the Foley Wal-mart. Anthony and Chrisanna Smith are charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. It was all caught on a cell phone video but something else was also caught on that video too.