U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $695,272 to the Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores. The airport will use this funding to extend its taxiway and improve airfield drainage.
“Local airports serve as an important development tool for our state’s smaller communities, and we must continue to expand and upgrade them to serve growing demands,” said Shelby. “The Jack Edwards Airport will use these funds to make needed improvements to its facility. The airport improvements will help meet the needs of the increased population traveling to, from, and through South Alabama.”
The Heritage Junior Women’s Club and the Bay Minette Rotary Club have decided to reschedule the Chilly Run/Chili Cook-Off until March 14 due to the threat of severe weather. The event was schedule for Saturday.
But, during last week’s surprise visit some of the dirty dining secrets exposed at Logan’s Roadhouse in Spanish Fort simply didn’t wash with the food police. NBC15 News did a little digging and we even discovered Logan’s Roadhouse in Spanish Fort passed their previous 9 inspections with a score in the 90’s. We asked the manager on duty what went wrong, but he wasn’t talking.
Violations, including a problem with some food temperatures; employees touching your ready to eat food with their bare hands, plus a hand washing facility in the meat cutting room was out of order. Baldwin County health officials say three critical violations which earned Logan’s Roadhouse a deplorable 76. Remember, 85 and higher is considered passing.
Ed’s Seafood Shed on Battleship Parkway. Inspector’s February 20th report shows violations, including, toxic items stored with tea, shell stock tags not properly dated and labeled and they weren’t following a local ordinance of giving a consumer advisory on the seafood. Last time Ed’s reeled in a big score- 96, but this one apparently got away– 81.
When three teenagers entered Robert “Bob” Aitcheson’s Silverhill trailer last month, one climbed on top of the sleeping man, while another slipped a plastic bag over his head, according to court testimony.
After a struggle, Ian Aitcheson, the victim’s 16-year-old son, picked up a large butcher-type knife in the kitchen, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Susan Gross testified Thursday. He handed it to Danny “Chubbs” Weaver “and tells him to make sure my dad is dead,” Gross said.
That is one of the scenarios investigators put together based on evolving and conflicting statements made by the four teenagers charged with capital murder and first-degree arson, Gross said.
South Baldwin County community groups, educators, police and other officials will be seeking a federal grant in March to help pay for efforts to combat substance abuse problems facing local teens.
Three of the biggest substance abuse issues for Foley area teens are alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs, according to a report by the South Baldwin Coalition for Prevention. The coalition was established in 2008 as a network of parents, students, educators, law enforcement, businesses and other community members, said Terry Burkle, a member of the organization and director of the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation.
The group has been working on organization plans since its first meeting in August, Burkle said. She said the next step will be getting the money to put plans into place
When the city’s airport board reorganized in 2003, the entity entered a new threshhold of accountability.
Although ordinances still listed in the Code of Ordinances on the city’s Web site refer to it as the Fairhope Airport Board and controlled by the City Council, the Fairhope Airport Authority is a corporation that was formed pursuant to state law in 2003.
The name of the organization changed to the Fairhope Airport Authority at that time and became a corporation controlled by an initial board of directors of Susan Mason, Colton Coile and Khim Vira, according to county records.
Many World War II veterans may get to see the WWII (1939-1945) memorial in Washington D.C. for the first time, at its five-year anniversary. Honor Flight South Alabama will take veterans on a one-day, all-expenses-paid trip to the capital city on May 6, according to Barry Booth, the local organization’s co-chairman and guardian director.
The national organization focuses on flying WWII veterans to see the memorial because many senior citizens would never have the chance to visit it in their lifetimes due to financial or health-related issues, according to the Web site. Honor Flight pays travel expenses for veterans, who may take one guardian with them but the program doesn’t cover that cost. Medical staff will also attend to help those with disabilities, Booth said.