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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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