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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.

SFPD: Bomb threat called into Spanish Fort Elementary School – FOX10 News | WALA

Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar has confirmed a bomb threat has been called into Spanish Fort Elementary School.

Chief Edgar said the school is being evacuated and students are being moved across the street. He said police have not gone into the school at this time.

via SFPD: Bomb threat called into Spanish Fort Elementary School – FOX10 News | WALA.

Power outage hits Daphne and Spanish Fort   | AL.com

A power outage hit the east side of Daphne and Spanish Fort about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The outage lasted for about 20 minutes and affected most public schools in both cities.

Riviera Utilities spokesman Miles McDaniel said pole replacement work on U.S. 90 caused the outage, affecting 5,986 customers from 8:08 a.m. to 8:27 a.m.

“We’re installing some new poles on highway 90 and basically what happened is we had to do some switching in the Malbis substations to de-energize that line,” McDaniel said. “So in that time that we did the switching, we lost power for about 19 minutes.”

via Power outage hits Daphne and Spanish Fort   | AL.com.

Shoe Station plans Eastern Shore location move, D.R. Horton buys lots in Gulf Shores | AL.com

Volume home builder D.R. Horton paid $2.02 million for 101 lots in Crimson Ridge subdivision off Baldwin County  8 in Gulf Shores, according to Nathan Cox of Bellator Real Estate & Development, The seller was the Gulf Coast Opportunities Fund, and Cox is a general partner in the investment fund.

Shoe Station has leased the Bed Bath & Beyond space in the Eastern Shore Centre on Ala. 181 in Spanish Fort, and will relocate from its current store in adjacent Eastern Shore Plaza, according to Mark Kraft, general manager of the lifestyle center. Shoe Station plans to lease a total of 23,130-square-feet of store space, and move there this fall after renovations are complete, he said. Bed Bath & Beyond will be relocating to a smaller space later this month at ..in Daphne. The current 12,000-square-foot Shoe Station store will remain open until the new space is renovated..

A Pensacola, Fla. investor paid $510,000 for a two-story, 5,862-square-foot building at 1715 N. McKenzie St., in Foley, according to court records. The seller was Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola, and was represented by Hunter McClure of REMAX Paradise in Orange Beach. The buyer plans to use the building for medical offices.

Colonial Realty Limited Partnership plans to sell its interest in the Publix Shopping Center on Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores to Publix Super Market, according to city records. The city of Gulf Shores will continue to pay Colonial $210,000 annually until a total of $2.1 million is received by Colonial for securing Publix as a  tenant for the center, according to city records.

City officials negotiated the revenue sharing deal with Colonial in 2008 in an effort to bring Publix to the center. The agreement allowed the project developers, Colonial Properties Trust, to recoup up to $210,000 of sales tax revenue generated by the grocery store for as long as 11 years

via Shoe Station plans Eastern Shore location move, D.R. Horton buys lots in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Arrest made in 3 year old murder of Spanish Fort man

Working in conjunction with authorities in Missouri, Mobile police were able to secure an arrest in a three-year-old case stemming from a 2012 murder.

According to police records, on Jan. 5, 2012 the Mobile Police Department responded to the Spring Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery located on Pierce Road after a vehicle fire was reported.

Once the flames were extinguished, authorities say, the body of a male victim was found in the vehicle. That man was later identified as 31-year-old Michael Adkins of Spanish Fort.

via MPD reaches across state lines to make arrest in 2012 murder – LagniappeLagniappe.

Spanish Fort woman identified, killed in fiery I-65 wreck near Flomaton

On Tuesday authorities identified the person killed April 2 in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 as a 51-year-old Spanish Fort woman.

Alabama State Trooper Jamie Maloy identified the killed woman as Mary Daphine Bridges.

via Spanish Fort woman identified, killed in fiery I-65 wreck near Flomaton | AL.com.

Spanish Fort Town Center Park set to open in June

A slash pad, fitness area and playground are all part of a new park under construction in Spanish Fort. The 3.5 acre Spanish Fort Town Center Park is located on Brass Pro Drive off Highway 98 in Spanish Fort.

via Spanish Fort Town Center Park set to open in June – WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports.

Driver Identified In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

Alabama State Troopers have identified the driver involved in a deadly crash that happened on I-10 around 9:40 Thursday night.

Donald Davis, 80, was killed when his truck crashed head-on with a 1998 Toyota Camry. Davis, who lived in Biloxi, was driving the wrong-way on the I-10 Bayway, according to investigators.

Driver Identified In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

Bowling alley moving forward in Spanish Fort

Several measures unanimously approved by the Planning Commission last week will allow a proposed bowling facility in the Eastern Shore Centre development to move on to the next stage.

The center, which would be housed in a metal building on a parcel on Eastern Shore Boulevard south of Arlington Apartments, is expected to include an arcade, pool tables and a restaurant and grill along with a 24-lane bowling alley.

Bowling alley moving forward in Spanish Fort

3 accused in Mobile of Gulf oil spill claims fraud

  • Maria Wright received a total of $2,787 for lost income after telling an adjuster that she was laid off from her job at The Beach Club in Fort Morgan and presenting a forged layoff notice.
  • Travis Paul Sigler filed a claim with BP and later with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility for $13,000 in lost income from a Spanish Fort restaurant and submitted a bogus pay stub.

3 accused in Mobile of Gulf oil spill claims fraud placed in diversion program

Controversial Baldwin County service road loses support of state representative

A controversial service road project near the intersection of Baldwin 13 and Interstate 10 “is off the table,” Rep. Randy Davis, R-Daphne, said in an e-mail Friday.

“He didn’t say that last night,” said Daphne Councilman Gus Palumbo, an outspoken opponent of the proposed service road that would link two Spanish Fort retail centers. “He was not well-received.”

Controversial Baldwin County service road loses support of state representative

Size does matter: Daphne and Spanish Fort Erect Signs for Football Championships

After city workers recently installed 15 new purple-and-gold city limit signs on the corridors leading into the municipality, the comments started coming in — and it wasn’t just Daphne officials on the receiving end.

“People have let me know about them,” Spanish Fort Mayor Joe Bonner said of Daphne’s new signs, which read at bottom “Home of the 6A State Football Champions 2001, 2010.”

New Daphne city-limit signs proclaim Trojans’ 6A football titles; Spanish Fort mayor plans “bigger” signs honoring 5A champion Toros

Not to be outdone, AL.com creates huge headline for the story

Real Estate News

  • Charter Landing of Orange Beach paid $1.35 million total for 52.7 acres at Bartram Walk, formerly called Waterdance, on Baldwin County 4 in Gulf Shores, and then sold the property in five parcels for a total of $1.86 million
  • Tyndall Federal Credit Union has leased a 4,000-square-foot former bank building at 6470 Spanish Fort Blvd
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs has leased 1,235 square feet in Magnolia Place Shopping Center on U.S. 98 in Daphne
  • Local investors paid $206,000 for a 2.5 acre commercial lot on U.S. 31 next to Everwood Treatment Co. in Spanish Fort
  • Electric South has leased a 6,000-square-foot office warehouse at U.S. 31 and Jessie Road in Spanish Fort
  • Laboratory Corporation of America will open soon in 3,100 square feet at Peachtree Professional Center on Ala. 59 in Foley

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Public input welcomed Monday on proposed family entertainment center

If things go smoothly Monday night for the Foley owners of a family entertainment center, Eastern Shore residents might be spending next Valentine’s Day bowling and playing laser tag

The Spanish Fort Planning Commission will consider four requests by Cole Properties LLC intended to create a 35,000 family entertainment facility at the Eastern Shore Centre, and local residents will have their chance to voice support or opposition for at least three of those items.

Public input welcomed Monday on proposed family entertainment center

Spanish Fort to consider ban on texting while driving

A Daphne teenager who helped win approval for a ban on texting while driving in that city this week took her campaign to Spanish Fort, where a similar ordinance could soon be in the works, according to Mayor Joe Bonner.

City Council members on Monday listened to a presentation by Jasmine Lee, a Bayside Academy student and Alabama Junior Teen Queen who is pushing for similar ordinances around the region. Lee has said she would like to see a statewide law passed.

Spanish Fort to consider ban on texting while driving