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Here, there and everywhere: south Baldwin cameras are watching you | AL.com

Gulf Shores and Foley are setting up more surveillance cameras to ward off vandalism and crime.

Gulf Shores is installing 25 new cameras this summer at the parking lot of Gulf Place, the main public beach, while Foley has added about 75 cameras in city buildings and parks.

via Here, there and everywhere: south Baldwin cameras are watching you | AL.com.

Eastern Shore MPO working to make tri-city shuttle hubs – FOX10 News | WALA

Traffic and parking woes along the Eastern Shore are not lost on business owners. In downtown Fairhope today, most parking spaces were taken for most of the afternoon.

“The traffic is beginning to get really clogged on a daily basis. We have so many more people visiting now than we used to. It’s not just weekends, it’s not just seasonal. It’s every day,” Louanne Harrell, part owner of Fairhope Pharmacy, said.

But with shopping, dining and other activities being so popular, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is looking at creating a connecting hub system between these Fairhope, Daphne and Spanish Fort.

via Eastern Shore MPO working to make tri-city shuttle hubs – FOX10 News | WALA.

Utility companies to examine communications, equipment following massive Eastern Shore power outage | AL.com

A communications plan and testing of equipment are two things that will be examined following a massive five-hour power outage on the Eastern Shore Saturday.

Officials with Riviera Utilities and Alabama Power Co. confirmed the meetings and testing that will take place after approximately 24,000 people were without power during a day in which temperatures soared to 91 degrees.

via Utility companies to examine communications, equipment following massive Eastern Shore power outage | AL.com.

Baldwin County suffers massive power outage (updated) | AL.com

Residents of Fairhope say that power is restored as well as east Daphne and surrounding locations. Anyone left without power should see service restored soon, according to Riviera.

More than 25,000 Baldwin County residents went without power for more than five hours on Saturday.

via Baldwin County suffers massive power outage (updated) | AL.com.

Daphne delays neighboring Spanish Fort’s annexation request – LagniappeLagniappe

For the second consecutive meeting, the Daphne City Council did not hold a vote on a de-annexation request from the city of Spanish Fort June 1.

Spanish Fort Mayor Mike McMillan made a request April 29 that Daphne consent to the de-annexation of a 4.19-acre parcel in the Spanish Fort Town Center north of Interstate 10 so that it can be annexed into Spanish Fort. McMillan and City Attorney David Conner approached the council at its May 11 work session to discuss the issue and also came to the council’s May 26 and June 1 meetings hoping for a vote.

At the June 1 meeting the resolution was introduced by Councilman Ron Scott but was not seconded, leading the council to take no action. Scott later said he was concerned that Daphne had not received all the information it had requested regarding the annexation. He said he did not want Daphne to be seen as obstructing progress at the Spanish Fort Town Center, but said he needed more information before making a decision.

via Daphne delays neighboring Spanish Fort’s annexation request – LagniappeLagniappe.

Baldwin County approves Point Clear variance, denies one in Daphne – LagniappeLagniappe

The Baldwin County Commission approved a variance request for a proposed subdivision in Point Clear and denied a similar request from a community in Daphne at its regular meeting June 2.

The commission denied a variance request made by a three-lot, 28-acre subdivision in Daphne’s planning jurisdiction called Peaceful Acres. The applicant had requested the commission approve a variance from the county’s regulations on gravel roads as well as a request to privately maintain the road. The road to access the subdivision does not currently meet the county’s requirements.

via Baldwin County approves Point Clear variance, denies one in Daphne – LagniappeLagniappe.

5 endangered Alabama sites listed as 2015 Places in Peril | AL.com

Which historic sites is Alabama in danger of losing? The list is long and was made even longer Monday when state preservationists announced the 2015 list of Places in Peril.

The Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, the agency responsible for the listing, wrote on its Facebook page: “Neglect, redevelopment pressures, and disregard for the importance of Alabama’s heritage threaten to rob Alabamians of distinctive buildings, bridges, and cultural landscapes, thereby depriving citizens and visitors of irreplaceable elements of the state’s heritage.”

Malbis Plantation Historic District, Daphne, Baldwin County
Malbis Plantation was a communal farm near Daphne established by Greek immigrants in the early 20th century.

The Places in Peril press release states: “The Malbis Plantation Historic District encompasses an expansive agricultural complex that is threatened by insensitive commercial development. The Historic District is located less than a half-mile south of I-10 on Alabama 181 at U.S. 90.”

 

via 5 endangered Alabama sites listed as 2015 Places in Peril | AL.com.

Daphne looks to extend sewer service – LagniappeLagniappe

With a unanimous vote, the city of Daphne took steps Monday to provide public sewer service to approximately 96 homes in the Whispering Pines community.

The council approved a resolution to allow Mayor Dane Haygood to apply for a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Approximately 96 homes in the Whispering Pines community are part of a 200-home group that does not have access to Daphne’s public sewer system. Most of the homes are in low-to-moderate-income areas.

via Daphne looks to extend sewer service – LagniappeLagniappe.

Give 15% of Yo’ Smokes: CityHope Church’s next campus will be inside Holman prison | AL.com

CityHope Church, a fast-growing multi-campus church based in Malbis, will soon open its newest campus inside William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, a prison known for violence and one of the few in Alabama to house death-row inmates.

Associate Pastor Dale Ryals said plans call for CityHope staffers to hold worship in spaces supplied by the prison in which they would project video Bible teaching on a large screen. Two services would be held simultaneously each Sunday at 1 p.m. – one in the chapel for the general population and a second in a room for death-row inmates.

via CityHope Church’s next campus will be inside Holman prison | AL.com.

Three names emerge for judicial appointment in Baldwin County | AL.com

Two Eastern Shore attorneys and a current district court judge are vying for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s consideration to serve as a new Baldwin County circuit judge.

Fairhope attorney Clark Stankoski, Daphne attorney William “Bill” Scully Jr., and Fairhope attorney and District Court Judge Scott Taylor are the three names that emerged from a Baldwin County Judicial Commission’s nomination process for appointment to the vacated circuit judge seat.

The three names were publicized in a news release issued Wednesday by Presiding Judge Langford Floyd.

via Three names emerge for judicial appointment in Baldwin County | AL.com.

Here’s the story behind Bay Community Church’s new name | AL.com

By now, you’ve probably seen a billboard or a sign proclaiming City Hope Church – the new name adopted by Bay Community Church, which has three campuses in coastal Alabama and two outside the U.S.

However, the new name for the interdenominational church isn’t a simple rebranding, as is often seen in the business world, Lead Pastor Jerry Taylor told congregants recently. Rather, the name City Hope recognizes the full scope of God’s call to a church that began 17 years ago in a warehouse in Baldwin County, he said.

via Here’s the story behind Bay Community Church’s new name | AL.com.

Diamond in the rough: Exotic interchange could be coming to Ala. 181 and I-10 in Baldwin County | AL.com

An exotic concept to interchange design that first surfaced in a graduate student’s term paper more than 15 years ago before debuting in the U.S. in 2009 could be coming soon to Baldwin County.

Alabama state transportation officials are studying the diverging diamond interchange concept for the congested Ala. 181 interchange with Interstate 10 in Spanish Fort. If transportation officials can make the design possible for the interchange leading motorists to the Eastern Shore Centre, the concept could make its state debut sometime in the next couple of years.

via Diamond in the rough: Exotic interchange could be coming to Ala. 181 and I-10 in Baldwin County | AL.com.

Police: driver rammed vehicle in parking lot, walked into store – FOX10 News | WALA

A driver who was shown on video ramming his truck into a vehicle in the Daphne WalMart parking lot. was arrested

Investigators said 55-year-old Donald Young was driving 40-50 miles per hour when he rammed his truck into a white SUV.

Young told investigators that he was being followed by black and white SUVs and wanted to put a stop to it.

via Police: driver rammed vehicle in parking lot, walked into store – FOX10 News | WALA.

Eastern Shore MPO passes long-range plan, but future in question – LagniappeLagniappe

In a 2012 vote, the newly-formed Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) selected the Baldwin County Commission to provide planning staff, support services and required cash, in-kind or soft-match funds to assist with transportation planning in Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope and Loxley. But the MPO’s relationship with the county could change soon if a handful of policy board members get their way.

At the April 22 policy board meeting, SARPC Executive Director Chris Miller said he has been in talks with the county commission about possibly taking over the county’s transportation funding organization.

At the meeting, the policy board adopted its Draft 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, which outlines $560 million in projects over the next 25 years. MPO Coordinator Matthew Brown said $537 million of the total is labeled as ALDOT projects and also includes funding for the proposed Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River.

via Eastern Shore MPO passes long-range plan, but future in question – LagniappeLagniappe.

Daphne PD: Man Intentionally Rams Into Vehicle, Causes Fire – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

Daphne Police say a man intentionally rammed his vehicle into another vehicle in the Daphne Walmart parking lot Wednesday afternoon, causing a fire. It happened around 2 p.m.

Police say the vehicle that was rammed was empty. They say the man may have psychological issues because he told police he believed he was being followed by certain types of vehicles and decided to ram a vehicle that fit the description.

via Daphne PD: Man Intentionally Rams Into Vehicle, Causes Fire – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.