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BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
ALDOT to demolish toll plaza on Beach Express bridge; Traffic changes announced

The Alabama Department of Transportation will complete the purchase of the Beach Express toll bridge this week and traffic changes will go into effect immediately.

Gulf coast Alabama News
Waterspout spotted off Gulf Coast during severe storm

A waterspout was caught on camera in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area.

Orange Beach City Council Alabama News
Tri-party agreement terminated with Baldwin County Bridge Company; Orange Beach mayor unsure of ALDOT plan

A tri-party agreement between the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) and the entities of the Baldwin County Commission, the city of Orange Beach and the city of Foley has officially been terminated by the three entities.

Foley Beach Express Alabama News
Foley, Orange Beach, Baldwin County to terminate Beach Express contracts

The Baldwin County Commission, the city of Foley and the city of Orange Beach are scheduled to terminate contracts with the Baldwin County Bridge Company.

OB Zero Tolerance Alabama News
WATCH: Man busted after ramming Spring Break 'Zero tolerance' sign over and over in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Police arrested a man late Monday after he was caught continuously ramming a $19,500 sign on Foley Beach Express.

Lulus Alabama News
Jimmy Buffett fans feeling the 'Bama Breeze' for annual 'Meeting of the Minds'

Parrotheads united this week in Gulf Shores for the 2023 Meeting of the Minds. Events from the Flora-Bama to Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s had Parrotheads flocking to the coast to enjoy and remember the legendary songwriter and entertainer.

Blue Marlin Alabama News
WATCH: Blue marlin caught off Alabama coast could be record-breaker

A blue marlin caught off the Orange Beach coast Thursday morning could break the record for the largest caught in Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
How much has Orange Beach made off the toll bridge?

The City of Orange Beach gets 30 cents per car that travels across the Intercoastal Waterway via the Beach Express toll bridge. The fact that the city gets money from the toll has been a talking point for those supporting a new taxpayer-paid bridge nearby.

Kennon Ivey Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon on Baldwin Beach toll hike: 'Don't call me, call the Governor'

On Wednesday, the Baldwin County Bridge Company significantly hiked the tolls on its Beach Express bridge connecting Orange Beach to point north on the Foley Beach Express.

Scott Bridge Company Alabama News
Construction still stalled on Baldwin Beach bridge project despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling — 'We are waiting for a legal technicality to be taken care of'

The bridge company contracted by the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway is still not at work, days after the Supreme Court of Alabama gave the green light for the work to continue.

Orange Beach 1 Alabama News
Warning for beach goers as Hurricane Idalia impacts Gulf of Mexico: 'The water is going to be completely different'

The National Hurricane Center is expecting life-threatening conditions as Hurricane Idalia barrels towards the Florida Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, officials on Alabama’s coast are warning of a dangerous situation here, too.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon angered by 'propaganda,' 'bald-faced lies' over bridge controversy

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon spoke for the first time Tuesday after a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling that will allow the building of a new bridge in Gulf Shores to continue. He said he wants to clear up misconceptions and he hopes the expensive bridge project doesn't take away from other transportation needs in the city.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Kennon vows to counter woke cancel culture as Orange Beach mayor — 'You won't ever see CRT, nor will you see transsexual bathrooms'

Last week, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon pledged his support for country singer Jason Aldean, embroiled in controversy for his "Try That In A Small Town" hit single.

Tony Kennon/Jason Aldean Alabama News
'Jason Aldean is always welcome in Orange Beach!' — Mayor Tony Kennon supports 'Try That in a Small Town'

One supporter of the Country music star is Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, who tweeted, “Jason Aldean is always welcome in Orange Beach!”

pregnant beach Alabama News
'Hopefully it’s something we don’t have to worry about': Non-profit failing to raise funds for 'abortion ship' in Gulf of Mexico

One woman's dream of building a floating abortion facility off the Gulf of Mexico is having trouble becoming a reality due to a lack of funding.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship The Wharf Alabama News
'The Greatest Show in Sportfishing' underway in Orange Beach this weekend

The 2023 Blue Marlin Grand Championship is underway off the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Flora-Bama Alabama News
Flora-Bama: Deep roots and tradition on the Gulf Coast

It’s been nearly 60 years since the Flora-Bama got its start on the Alabama-Florida line. The business has undergone ownership changes and major additions but has kept an atmosphere of comradery and love for others. Ask anyone who has been to the Gulf Coast, and they have heard of the Flora-Bama.

GULF SHORES SAFETY BEACH SAFETY WATER SAFETY Alabama News
Rip currents, sharks and bears, oh my! Gulf Shores Independence Day safety

Each year, more and more people flock to Gulf Shores for the week of Independence Day. More people means more fun but also more incidents.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville eyes overregulation in South Alabama; Explains why he didn't vote for broadband bill —'It should’ve been more'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) visited with Baldwin County leaders Wednesday to talk shop and to share ideas.

ORANGE BEACH CITY SCHOOLS Alabama News
‘I told you so’: Orange Beach Mayor Kennon, Superintendent Wilkes confirm school system does not owe millions to Alabama Department of Education

After working with the State of Alabama Department of Education, the Orange Beach School System has been cleared of owing millions to the Education Foundation Program.

GULF SHORES PIC Alabama News
Georgia man drowns in Gulf Shores while trying to save child

The Baldwin County Coroner’s Office identified a man who drown in the Gulf of Mexico while trying to save his son.

1819 Coastal 14 Alabama News
COASTAL Orange Beach: Breathtaking views, chef-inspired dishes and a vacation for your vacation

A stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico and a menu to please all your taste buds is exactly what you can expect at Orange Beach’s newest restaurant.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Alabama tourism dollars more than double in 10 years; Orange Beach mayor says city has been 'blessed'

The Alabama Tourism Department is celebrating the economic impact of the state’s travel and tourism industry. New numbers show tourism dollars have more than doubled in Sweet Home Alabama over the past decade.

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.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
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.

Hammerhead shark pups Alabama News
Orange Beach hammerhead shark cause of death suspected 'fishing mortality'; 40 shark pups preserved

The cause of death of a Great Hammerhead shark that washed ashore in Orange Beach on April 20 cannot be determined.

HAMMERHEAD SHARK 1 Alabama News
Hammerhead shark in Orange Beach was pregnant with 40 pups, necropsy shows

After a necropsy was performed on a hammerhead shark that washed up Thursday on the shores of Orange Beach, it was determined the female shark was pregnant.

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