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Gulf Shores Alabama News
Gulf Shores mayor cancels press conference on bridge construction; Being cautious during legal battle

1819 News called and emailed Craft, asking several questions about his position on the decision and about what will happen next. However, he is unable to answer those questions after he said he was advised to wait until a decision is made by the Supreme Court.

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.

ALDOT plans to continue fight for new Baldwin County bridge after judge calls it a 'scheme' wasting millions in public funds

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.

Coastal Cowgirl 2 Alabama News
Hell on Wheels: Country-themed AirBnB near the beach celebrating real women

Whose bed have your boots been under? One South Alabama woman hopes the Coastal Cowgirl Music City AirBnB will be what you choose.

Hangout Music Festival Alabama News
City of Gulf Shores closing some beaches, roadways and parking lots for Hangout Music Festival

The city of Gulf Shores announced several traffic modifications that will be in place between May 8 and May 25 for the 2023 Hangout Music Festival.

Baldwin County Bridge Alabama News
ALDOT director Cooper says bridge company plans 'useless as a screen door on a submarine'

The judge in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper, in his official capacity as director of the Alabama Department of Transportation extended a deadline for both parties to submit proposed orders.

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ALDOT director takes stand in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit — Ruling could come this week

A judge could make a decision as early as Friday on whether to halt a bridge project in Baldwin County.

Suspected shooter near popular Gulf Shores hangouts says $1 million bond is 'outrageous,' asks for house arrest

The suspected shooter in a March 27 incident near The Hangout and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores is asking for a reduced bond, claiming he is not a flight risk.

Flora Bama Mullet Toss Alabama News
Thousands expected to be fishing for Gulf Coast fun during Mullet Toss 2023

Organizers on the Alabama – Florida line are gearing up for one of the biggest weekends in the area.

Hammerhead shark Alabama News
Hammerhead shark washes on shore in Orange Beach

A hammerhead shark washed up Thursday on the shores of Orange Beach.

Testimony reveals ALDOT director wanted to complete Baldwin County bridge before retirement

Testimony in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper gave a bit of insight into the motivation of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) director in getting a new bridge built in south Alabama.

Construction on new Baldwin County bridge ramps up as hearings continue in lawsuit against ALDOT

Hearings will resume Wednesday in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper.

Gulf Shores Shooting Alabama News
Suspected shooter in Gulf Shores identified as 21-year-old from Fairhope; Victim released from hospital

The suspected shooter in a Monday night incident near The Hangout and Gulf Place, in Gulf Shores, has been identified as Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley, 21, of Fairhope.

The hangout shooting Alabama News
Shooting reported outside of Gulf Shores hotspot The Hangout; Suspect in custody

Gulf Shores police are on the scene of a shooting that took place Monday night at The Hangout on Beach Boulevard.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach preparing for busy Spring Break season; Warn of zero tolerance for underage drinking

The entire months of March and April are considered the Spring Break season for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. City officials are preparing for a busy season this year and want to warn visitors that their goal is to keep everyone safe in a family-friendly environment.

‘Our beaches are in bad shape’: Gulf Shores Mayor Craft blames FEMA for beach erosion issues impacting property, public safety

The City of Gulf Shores is looking into ways to restore its beaches after Hurricane Nate caused significant erosion in 2017, followed by Hurricane Sally in 2020 and multiple winter storms in 2022.

Trussville Entertainment District Alabama News
Dozens of properties across Alabama, including much of the Trussville Entertainment District, listed in money laundering scheme indictment

The investigation into a possible multi-million dollar illegal sports gambling conspiracy, tax evasion and money laundering scheme could lead to the seizure of 30 properties, many across Alabama, including several that make up the Trussville Entertainment District (TED). 

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Alabama Supreme Court sides with Baldwin County in dispute with Gulf Shores over one-cent sales tax

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Gulf Shores City Schools (GSCS) asking for a share of a one-cent sales tax that goes to schools in Baldwin County.

Gulf Shores City Schools Alabama News
Gulf Shores City Schools leaders give State of the Schools address, touting top 10 ranking in first two years of operation

The goal is to “make waves,” and if that’s possible for a school system, the Gulf Shores City Schools system has reached that goal. With only three years under its belt, the system is well on its way to being the best in Alabama.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
City of Gulf Shores votes to increase paid-parking up to $15 at beaches despite threat of crippling restaurant's business

The city council of Gulf Shores passed an ordinance to amend its beach parking ordinance but some business owners said the changes could be bad for business.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
City of Gulf Shores proposing to increase beach parking rates in order to keep up with increase in upkeep

Beachgoers could soon see changes to parking in Gulf Shores. The city is considering an amendment to its beach parking ordinance that would increase daily rates, add paid parking in three areas, eliminate some four-hour parking options, and expand paid parking times.

Lets Build a Park meeting in 2021 Alabama News
Gulf Shores approves $1.7 million for Coastal Gateway Community Park, connector road master plan

The city of Gulf Shores is moving forward with a plan for a 127-acre Coastal Gateway Community Park and the North/South Connector Road.

ALDOT Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: Lack of community involvement, elected official concerns raise 'red flags' about ALDOT beach bridge project

One of the last hurdles for beachgoers before arriving at Alabama's Baldwin County beaches is the Intercoastal Waterway.

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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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This week is Shark Week at Gulf State Park

This week is Shark Week, and Gulf State is hosting a week-long event to educate the public about sharks and rays.

Photo by Martins Cardoso Alabama News
Parks and Rec Departments honored during Parks and Rec Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Parks and Recreation departments around the state plan to use the month to celebrate their parks and the employees that run them.

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