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Baldwin County Commission, Point Clear homeowners group at odds over drainage agreement | AL.com

Baldwin County officials and a property owners association in Point Clear are at odds over an agreement that commissioners say could be precedent-setting by putting county taxpayers on the hook for private subdivision maintenance.

The issue focuses on an easement agreement in which the homeowners’ association would convey the property to the county as part of a stabilization of a washed out stream bank within the Point Clear Stables subdivision south of Fairhope.

via Baldwin County Commission, Point Clear homeowners group at odds over drainage agreement | AL.com.

Sarah Palin scheduled to visit Baldwin County for fundraiser

2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make her first Mobile Bay area visit May 3 when she addresses supporters of the Exceptional Foundation at a fundraiser at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, organization supporters said.

The foundation is being established to help special needs children and adults in Baldwin County, Bob Callahan Sr., foundation board president, said

Sarah Palin scheduled to visit Baldwin County for fundraiser

City lifts stop order

The city lifted its stop-work order this week on the Point Clear construction project of William Dorgan that it halted two weeks ago, according to city officials.

“I will be pulling that stop-work order this morning,” Barry Fulford, building official, said Thursday. “I have been in touch with (Baldwin County) and the (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) this week. We wanted (Dorgan) to do a little more than the Corps required.”

Fulford said the city would defer to the county and the Corps to handle all permitting for the project that Dorgan started last year. But he said he also made recommendations to those agencies on how to limit environmental impacts at the site.

City lifts stop order

Storm-surge map expands flood zones in Baldwin county

Emergency management officials say an updated storm surge map for Mobile and Baldwin counties reinforces the idea that only low-lying areas near waterways are likely to flood during hurricanes.

For the Eastern Shore, the main change is an expansion of areas that could be affected by storms of all sizes, from Category 1 on up, particularly areas south of Point Clear and around Weeks Bay.

 

Storm-surge map expands flood zones in Mobile, Baldwin counties

Real estate news

  • The owners of Gleem’s Carpet One paid $326,700 for a 1-acre lot in Renaissance Center at U.S. 90 and Interstate 10 in Daphne, adjacent to Sam’s Club. The buyers plan to build a Carpet One Flooring Warehouse
  • Wahoo’s, a seafood restaurant, will open at the end of May in Point Clear Tennis & Swim Club at Baldwin County 32 and Section Street in Point Clear
  • Local investors paid $225,000 for 3 acres on Baldwin County 49 and Alabama 59 in Loxley and will construct a 15,000-square-foot flex warehouse building
  • Crane Pro Services has expanded its existing offices to 8,400 square feet at Austin Place Commercial Park on Baldwin County 64 in Daphne

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Health Department issues swimming advisory

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a public swimming advisory for the waters of Bon Secour Bay at Mary Ann Nelson Park, at the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road 1.

ADPH advises the public that two recent successive tests of swimming water quality at Mary Ann Nelson Park were poor. Swimming in these areas may lead to an increased risk of illness.

Monitoring will continue, and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milliliters for marine water. The site is being retested today and the result will be available tomorrow afternoon.

Health Department issues swimming advisory

BrAngelina buys penthouse at Point Clear?

CoastalAlabama.TV anonymous sources tell us the famous Hollywood couple have purchased the penthouse of the RSA Point Clear condo project for private visits to the area.

Baldwin County Welcomes Residents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Promgoers Get Sick At Grand Hotel

Officials at the American Christian Academy are considering banning energy drinks after one student was hospitalized and several others became ill after drinking too many of the drinks during the school’s annual prom trip.

Headmaster Dan Carden says about 10 students became sick about 10 p.m. on April 11th while the school was at The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear for its prom. One student began vomiting.

Carden says the school holds its prom away from Tuscaloosa for safety and monitoring purposes. This year, 110 students made the trip.

Promgoers Get Sick At Grand Hotel

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  • Ruby Tuesday, 2500 S. McKenzie St., Foley — 84
  • El Giro, 800 N. Section St., Fairhope — 85
  • Live Bait 2 Food & Spirits, 24281 Perdido Beach, Orange Beach — 85
  • Point Clear Tennis Club, 6832 Marlow Road, Point Clear — 85

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Mobile Bay destinations spotlighted by Southern Living

A popular lifestyle magazine now on newsstands is giving its readers some excellent reasons to visit the Alabama coast. In the April issue, Southern Living’s profile, “Spring Getaway on Mobile Bay,” touts the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens and Home near Theodore, the luxury of the Marriott Grand Hotel Resort, Golf Club and Spa in Point Clear and the quaint shopping opportunities to be found in downtown Fairhope.

Mobile Bay destinations spotlighted by Southern Living

Hotel is beginning a ‘Grand’ new tradition

The shot heard ‘round the Eastern Shore on Saturday, March 15, will signal the beginning of a new tradition at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa.

A replica of an 1862 Tredegar Iron Works bronze cannon commissioned around four months ago by Dr. David Bronner, CEO of Retirement Systems of Alabama (corporate parent of hotel owner PCH Hotels & Resorts), will be fired at 4 p.m. It is part of a ceremony that will be repeated 365 days a year.

David Clark, general manager of the Point Clear hotel, said the procession preceding the initial firing will begin by the fireplace in the main lobby at 3:45. It will include a drummer from Fairhope High School, a flag bearer, a brief historical reenactment and remarks by Bronner. A Cannon Ball cocktail will be served afterward.

Hotel is beginning a ‘Grand’ new tradition

Polo proceeds go to cancer center

Proceeds from the 2007 Point Clear Polo Classic held last month are being put to good use again this year. Event organizers donated $132,000 last week to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (USAMCI).

Polo proceeds go to cancer center

Trailblazers get grant for Point Clear segment of trail

The waiting game is over for the Baldwin County Trailblazers. Gov. Bob Riley’s office recently confirmed that the federal transportation enhancement grant the non-profit group filed last September with the Alabama Department of Transportation has been approved. The $674,315 grant is to “provide facilities for bicycle and pedestrian use in Point Clear.” This grant will fund construction of the one-mile section of trail that follows Scenic 98 from the Grand Hotel’s southern boundary to County Road 32.

Trailblazers get grant for Point Clear segment of trail

Migrant worker arrested for sex crime at Point Clear’s Grand Hotel

He says he thought she was old enough to engage in a sex act, but now he’s facing up to 20 years in prison on charges of sodomizing a 13-year-old girl. Police say it happened at the Grand Hotel, in Point Clear. The accused is a migrant worker at the hotel.

Migrant worker arrested for sex crime at Point Clear’s Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel plans housing for its foreign workers

Seven modular, dorm-type buildings that will house incoming foreign workers for the hotel were recently placed on property next to Fairhope High School, near Greeno and Twin Beech roads, about four miles from the hotel.

Of course many locals are not happy about this.

Resort plans housing for its foreign workers