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Tag: GULF COAST

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Casino Coast?

Don’t let our family-friendly beaches become the casino coast.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl endorsed by Coastal 150 — 'I’ve delivered real results for folks in the Gulf Coast region'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced Saturday he was endorsed by Coastal 150 in his bid for Alabama's first congressional district.

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Federal agency rejects 10-knot speed limit request to protect Rice’s whales in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rejected a petition from environmental groups on Friday to establish a 10-knot speed limit in the Gulf of Mexico that would’ve affected tourism and industry in Alabama.

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Sean of the South: Okay

Hundreds of years ago, when Choctaw Indians still lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, they had a word in their language. It was a short word: Okeh.

Hurricane Alabama News
Local officials prepare for hurricane season while NOAA pilots prepare to fly into storms this summer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and officials on Alabama’s Gulf Coast are preparing for hurricane season.

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Local resident urges archeologists to investigate land feature, discovers 1,400-year-old canal in Gulf Shores

A coastal Alabama resident urged researchers to examine a strange landscape feature near Mobile Bay. They found a 1,400-year-old canal.

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Alabama beaches — How summer 2022 compares to previous years for Gulf Coast tourism

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach tourism achieved record-shattering numbers in 2021 following a weak year due to COVID-19 in 2020. But how did Alabama beaches do in their most popular season this year?

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Heavy rains causing flooding issues at Alabama coast

Recent heavy rains have slammed the Alabama coastal areas, causing city and county leaders in several areas to step up.

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Sea turtle nest vandalized in Orange Beach, Share the Beach asking for help locating vandal

The Orange Beach Police Department (OBPD) is looking for someone who vandalized a sea turtle nest late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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Catchin' Cash: Reward offered for certain fish in gulf

Greater amberjack recreation fishing season will reopen later this year in the Gulf of Mexico. This year, fishermen will have an opportunity to win $250 if they catch one of these saltwater fish.  

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Flora-Bama co-owner Joe Gilchrist dies at age 80

80-year-old Joe Gilchrist, a co-owner of a legendary Gulf Coast bar, passed away Wednesday.

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A local look at the upcoming hurricane season

Hearing that the hurricane season will be “busier than normal” makes Alabama residents a little nervous. And it has our local meteorologists preparing for storms like the rest of us stock up on batteries and bottled water.