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August 26th, 2009 — Elberta
Samantha Dyess, 16, of Elberta died this week after receiving injuries in a single-car accident near her home in June
Dyess had just completed her sophomore year at Foley High school. She was on life support care for month after the crash at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. In July she was taken off life-support but remained unconscious and unresponsive. She died Monday, Aug. 24.
Elberta teen dies two months after car crash
August 14th, 2009 — Elberta
Kimberly Feely said the six-acre corn maze set to open to the public on Sept. 19 at 27695 Woerner Road is all about “getting back to basics.”
During September, after the maze is officially opened, Kimberly said the maze will be geared toward kids and school. What they have in mind is an interactive event with an American history theme.
Admission to the Maizing Family Fun Farm is free for children up to 3-years-old. Children 4 to 12 are admitted for $8 and it’s $12 for those age 13 to adult. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Elberta maze twists and turns will be educational, spooky
July 27th, 2009 — Crime, Elberta
The Drug Task Force and Elberta PD executed a search warrant at the house of Robert Lynn Weatherford, 36, and his fiancée, Randi Roberts.
One quarter ounce of marijuana, three ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and $2,139 in cash was seized during the search. $600 of the cash seized was DTF buy money.
Weatherford was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, second degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Weatherford is being held in the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center on $2,000,000 bond.
Alleged cocaine supplier behind bars
July 25th, 2009 — Crime, Elberta
A father and son from Elberta were arrested this week on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, Baldwin County authorities said.
Terry Drew Merchant, 58, and Derek Ryan Merchant, 27, were each charged Thursday with second-degree manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree possession of marijuana
Father-son meth operation busted in Elberta
July 22nd, 2009 — Elberta
The federal agent in charge of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Mobile will become Elberta’s police chief, Mayor Marvin Williams said Wednesday. The Town Council voted Tuesday night to name Mickey Pledger to direct the Elberta Police Department.
Pledger will take office Aug. 3, after retiring July 31 as resident agent in charge of the Mobile immigration office. He will replace Joey Brown, an Orange Beach officer who was hired as a part-time, temporary chief after Gary Peaden resigned in May.
Elberta hires new police chief
April 3rd, 2009 — Elberta
A former Elberta man who hasn’t shown up for his trial on manslaughter charges in connection with the 2003 drowning death of his daughter has been picked up in North Carolina, Baldwin County authorities said.
Jason Woerner, 35, was arrested Wednesday by Charlotte, N.C., police and U.S. marshals at his mother’s home in Charlotte, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
No date has been set for his return to Baldwin County
Elberta man sought in daughter’s death picked up in North Carolina
April 2nd, 2009 — Elberta
A man who has failed to show up for trial on manslaughter charges in connection with the 2003 drowning death of his daughter will be returning soon to Baldwin County, authorities said today.
Jason Woerner, 35, formerly of Elberta, was arrested Wednesday by Charlotte, N.C., police and U.S. marshals at his mother’s home in Charlotte, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
Father of girl who drowned will return to Baldwin for trial
March 28th, 2009 — Elberta, Fairhope, Robertsdale, Rosinton
Families all across Baldwin County were counting their blessings and assessing damage to homes, cars and other belongings Friday morning, after a strong line of thunderstorms unleashed high winds and possible tornadoes.
No one was seriously injured, authorities said, but there were close calls.
In Elsanor, emergency workers, friends and family put a tarp over a hole in the roof of the home of Chad and Marce Dugger
Baldwin County storms cause damage, but no injuries
Injuries, damage reported from south Alabama twister
Family’s Home Destroyed During Storm
Storms cut power for 2,600 in Baldwin County
Lightning causes Fairhope sewage spill in Mobile Bay
March 27th, 2009 — Elberta
Baldwin County Heritage Museum deals with the past by and large. The history of Baldwin County, preserved inside BCHM’s buildings and on its grounds, is fixed and unchanging, but the same can’t be said for the present and future
A decision made several years ago to turn BCHM into a teaching facility as it were — create a museum that would be a resource to the county’s young people — is in jeopardy today in spite of a complete makeover of BCHM that has taken thousands of volunteer hours to complete and the presence of a world-class exhibit
Baldwin County Heritage Museum’s educational plans hurt by economy, proration
March 26th, 2009 — Elberta
A $20M marina in Baldwin County in set to open this May. Barber Marina is located in the Josephine Community, just outside the Elberta city limits on the Intercoastal Waterway.
The 20-acre site contains space for a retail store, 160 wet boat slips, 350 spaces for dry storage, and a boat yard that is still under construction.
The marina will employ about 50 people when it opens.
Marina opening will bring jobs to area
March 26th, 2009 — Elberta
When this year’s German Sausage Festival sells its final sausage sometime late Saturday afternoon, festival organizers expect that about 14,000 pounds of sausage will have been devoured. Now, if you’re going to this weekend’s festival, chances are you won’t give much thought as to where these delicious sausages find their genesis.
About 14,000 pounds of meat will be devoured in Elberta
March 20th, 2009 — Elberta
A Baldwin County judge decided Thursday not to give jail time to a woman who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the drowning of her 3-year-old daughter in 2003 and now faces a new, unrelated charge.
Circuit Judge J. Langford Floyd ruled that Stephanie Woerner, 29, of Elberta violated the terms of her probation by being arrested in January. He ordered her to serve another year of probation and pay about $100 a month in court fines.
Woerner’s daughter, Breanna Lynn Woerner, died the night of July 18, 2003, at Pirates Cove Marina in southeast Baldwin County, according to media reports
Baldwin judge gives dead girl’s mother more probation after violation
Probation worked so well for the first offense….have some more.
March 9th, 2009 — Elberta
A 24-year-old Lillian resident died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle in along U.S. 98 in eastern Baldwin County, authorities said.
James Ronald Walker Jr., who was wearing a helmet, wrecked his 1995 Suzuki shortly after 11 a.m., state troopers said. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, troopers said.
Man dies in motorcycle crash near Elberta
March 6th, 2009 — Elberta
Three months after the Baldwin County landmark restaurant burned down, Wolf Bay Lodge will open Monday in a temporary location in Orange Beach, said Charlene Haber, one of the owners.
The lodge will open at Zeke’s Landing Marina on Ala. 182, Haber said. She said plans are also progressing to rebuild the restaurant on the shore of Wolf Bay where the building burned Dec. 7.
“We’re excited,” she said. “Our customers have been asking and we’ve been looking for a place where we can start back up. We had an offer from Zeke’s and now I can get my people back to work and get going serving food again
Wolf Bay Lodge to reopen in different location
February 28th, 2009 — Elberta
An Elberta woman breeds Pomeranians and has almost three dozen that she cares for. Her neighbors say it is way too noisy, but the woman said they are part of her family.
Ten, 20, 30, that is how many Pomeranians Rhonda Barlow has living on her property in Elberta.
During the day she keeps the dogs outside. But when night falls, Barlow puts the dogs inside a bus. “I put them up every…night, excuse my language.”
Hubert Tate, FOX10 News Reporter: “Why are you mad?” Barlow: “Because these…neighbors won’t leave me alone.”
Dozens of dogs legal at one home