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Four Injured In I-65 Wreck Tuesday Morning Near Atmore

Four people were injured when a Jeep collided with an ALDOT vehicle on I-65 near Atmore this morning.

The accident happened just before 9 a.m. on I-65 just north of the Highway 21 exit in Atmore when the driver of a Jeep Liberty rear-ended a utility trailer attached to an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) vehicle used for litter removal.

Two workers in or near the trailer at the time of the crash were transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by LifeFlight. Markus Prim of Bay Minette and Sherman McMillan of Loxley were treated and were released Tuesday afternoon.

Four Injured In I-65 Wreck Tuesday Morning Near Atmore

Man eludes police not once, but twice

A high speed chase kept Loxley police officers and four other police agencies busy Monday afternoon.

Police say the suspect, 27-year-old Derell Driscoll, stole the SUV in Foley.

The chase ended right off of Bay Bridge Road, when the suspect abandoned his car and ran through a neighborhood.

 

Man eludes police not once, but twice

Loxley’s ‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies

Loxley’s unofficial ambassador, long a fixture on local streets on a flag-adorned bicycle or walking in his orange vest, will be buried today following a funeral at the town’s Civic Center.

Franklin Roosevelt Brackin was known as Frank to everyone in Loxley, said Kathy Fleet, director of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County. He died Sunday at 76.

“Frank was like an unofficial ambassador for Loxley,” Fleet said. “He had been here for over 30 years.”

‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies

Vendors Look To Strawberry Festival With Hope

CW Bruton stands stoically near his old fashioned corn mill. He’s eager to show it to anyone who wants to learn.

“It’s great, this is a good show for us,” says the miller. “I wished all our shows were as good as what this one is.” He’s one of dozens of vendors who’s making a pretty good profit despite the economy. He says the Strawberry Festival is one of his favorite stops.

Vendors Look To Strawberry Festival With Hope

Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money

Police testified Thursday that a Loxley man accused of murder is addicted to methadone, has financial problems and probably killed an acquaintance from Pensacola for money.

Police investigators said David Game Coombs, 32, of Loxley knew William Oliver “Bill” Grunden, 57, through playing cards. Grunden’s body was found near his vehicle on Truck Trail 17 near Loxley on Jan. 29.

Police alleged that Coombs shot Grunden with a .22-caliber rifle and used about $6,000 taken from the slain gold-buyer to pay off debts and purchase drugs

Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money

Riviera Utilities buys Loxley gas system

More than 300 Loxley natural gas users are now customers of Riviera Utilities following this week’s purchase of the town’s natural gas distribution system.

The sale affects 266 residential customers and 57 commercial users, said David Horton, Riviera spokesman

Riviera Utilities buys Loxley gas system

Strawberry Farmers Closely Watching Weather

First it was days of heavy rain and flooding…now, farmers in Baldwin County are bracing for possible freezing temperatures this week. Will Mother Nature give them a break?

“When you get that much rain the strawberries soak up the water and they get mushy,” says Dennis Young, who manages Burris Farm Market in Loxley, a leading, local strawberry provider. “We had 13, 14 inches of rain and it was just too much. We had to throw out as many strawberries as we kept.”

The 22nd Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival will be held on both Saturday and Sunday. The festival is one of the largest in Baldwin County and has received regional attention as a top attraction and festival event.

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Strawberry Farmers Closely Watching Weather

Deep South gives racing green flag

With a new management team in place, Deep South Speedway is back open, after a brief closure, and is offering racing in eight classifications starting Saturday.

“Basically, what we want to do is put all of the rumors and all of the fears to rest in the racing community and bring racing back to a local level,” said Chuck Day of Performance Racing Group, the new leaseholder at Deep South. “We want to try to create the same old Saturday night racing atmosphere that they started with a couple of years ago.”

The four-tenths-mile track, which features a dirt surface with 23-degree banked turns, an 18-degree back stretch and 12-degree front stretch, was started in 1997 and opened in July 2004 by the Darby family

 

Deep South gives racing green flag

More Dash Cam Video of Shawn John stalker

Here’s the transcription of the March 19, 2009 dash cam video involving a Loxley, Alabama police officer and Robert O’Ryan, a man who five days later was arrested for allegedly stalking Shawn Johnson, an Olympic gymnast and Dancing With The Stars Contestant. According to Los Angeles police, O’Ryan was spotted by a security guard trying to sneak into a “DWTS” rehearsal at CBS Studios.

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More Dash Cam Video

Arrested in California

Celebrity Stalker On Loxley Dash Cam

Loxley, Alabama may be a small town, but it sees more than its fair share of characters traveling Interstate 10.

“You’d be surprised at how many guys they encounter that are just crazy,” said Loxely Police Chief Chip Cason.

It’s no surprise then, that a police officer making an early morning traffic stop didn’t think much of a guy claiming to be driving 2,400 miles to marry an Olympic gymnast.

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Celebrity Stalker On Loxley Dash Cam

Health Department issues public notice on sewage spills in Loxley

According to a report received by the Baldwin County Health Department, heavy rainfall on Saturday caused a manhole on Holly Street to overflow and resulted in an undetermined amount of sewage being discharged to a ditch that empties into Blackwater River

The rain also caused the retention pond at the sewage treatment plant to overflow on Sunday and continued into Tuesday.

The overflow resulted in an undetermined amount of sewage being discharged to a ditch that empties into Corn Branch.

Health Department issues public notice on sewage spills in Loxley

Car show again part of Strawberry Festival

On Saturday, April 11, attendees at the Strawberry Festival will be treated to the sight of classic and not-so-classic but nicely tricked out cars at the festival’s car show. The festival will be be April 11 and 12 this year There will be a “cruise-in” event on Sunday, according to the Festival’s Web site.

The show will be held on the Festival grounds, in Loxley’s Municipal Park, along Highway 59, just a few putt-putts from I-10. Forms to pre-register a vehicle can be found at the Strawberry Festival Web site, baldwincountystrawberryfestival.org.

Car show again part of Strawberry Festival

Flooding Leaves Baldwin County Underwater

Heavy rains caused some big problems in Baldwin County. In Loxley, ditches filled up quickly with storm water and area creeks became raging whitewater rapids! Many roads were underwater. Several homes in the area nearly flooded leaving rising water just feet from neighbors’ doorsteps.

And just west of Loxley, a section of Highway 90 was shut down for several hours this morning. A drain pipe broke sending water across the highway and washing out part of the asphault.

The situation was not that much different in Daphne. The Lake Forest community got their fair share of the rain too. Several area creeks spilled their banks and caused some problems there as well. At least four homes were flooded.

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Flooding Leaves Baldwin County Underwater

Several Sewage Spills In Baldwin County

According to a report received today by the Baldwin County Health
Department from Riviera Utilities, a sewage spill occurred in the Foley area on East Berry Ave.

Also, a manhole and lift stations overflowed on March 28th and March 29th in Fairhope, Alabama

And, heavy rainfall has caused a manhole and the retention pond at the sewage treatment plant
to overflow in Loxley, Alabama

Several Sewage Spills In Baldwin County

Deep South Speedway racing to resume shortly

A dispute over lease payments has idled racing at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, but the track’s owners, Benny and Madeline Darby and their son, Michael, are set to see racing start up again on the 156-acre property.

We have Chuck Day from the Atmore-Brewton area ready to go, and we hope to be racing by next weekend,” said Michael Darby in a telephone interview. He later indicated that April 4 should see racing resume at the track.

Deep South was previously leased by Bill and Karen Webb of Pensacola. Michael Darby claims that the Webbs failed to pay the lease on the track

Deep South Speedway racing to resume shortly