Gulf Shores

Supreme Court Rules On Gulf Shores School Tax

Gulf Shores Approves $131 Million For New High School

February 16, 2024
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The City of Gulf Shores has approved a construction contract for $131 million to build a new high school, WKRG reported. Gulf Shores Board of Education Vice President Kevin Corcoran said of the project that “three-plus years of hard work has gone into this planning stage, and the city council appreciates what we are doing,…

Little Lagoon Restoration Meeting Coming Up

Little Lagoon Restoration Meeting Coming Up

January 12, 2024
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Dan Bond from the City of Gulf Shores will lead a presentation by three experts about multimillion-dollar Little Lagoon restoration projects during the January 18 Little Lagoon Preservation Society meeting at the Gulf Shores Activity Center at 260 Clubhouse Drive in Gulf Shores, Mullet Wrapper reports. This meeting is open to all interested parties and…

Gulf Shores Beach Restoration Update

Gulf Shores Beach Restoration Update

January 5, 2024
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Work continues apace on a beach restoration program that goes back to 2001, AL.com reports. New aerial footage of the replenishment of beaches from Gulf Shores to Orange Beach gives a sense of the effort required to shift the more than 2.5 million tons of sand. Olsen Associates explained in September 2023 thatGreat Lakes Dredge…

Early Ticket Sale Period Open For Hangout Fest

Early Ticket Sale Period Open For Hangout Fest

December 1, 2023
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Hangout Fest has opened ticket sales for the event scheduled for May 17-19, 2024, in Gulf Shores, AL.com reports. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 3. Ticket prices, which will rise the next times they are offered (in two future “waves”), are $279 for general admission, $499 for general admission plus, $1,199 for…

Renovations Underway At Gulf State Park Pier

Renovations Underway At Gulf State Park Pier

November 10, 2023
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Work is now underway at Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores to repair the damage caused to it by Hurricane Sally in 2020. The pier will remain closed during the renovation process. M.D. Thomas Construction in Orange Beach was awarded the contract to perform the repairs, which include rebuilding a 200-foot section of the…

Shrimp Festival, Freedom Fest Coming Up

Shrimp Festival, Freedom Fest Coming Up

September 29, 2023
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The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber has announced the 50th Annual National Shrimp Festival for October 12-15 at the intersection of Highway 59 and East Beach Boulevard. There will be food, music, art and more for an estimated nearly 250,000 attendees. The performing headliner for the evening of October 14 will be 70s Southern rock group…

Gulf Shores Bridge Construction To Resume

Gulf Shores Bridge Construction To Resume

September 1, 2023
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The Alabama State Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court did not have the authority to halt the construction of a two-lane bridge in Gulf Shores and reversed a preliminary injunction that halted the project’s construction in May, AL.com reported. The 31-page ruling said the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and its director, John…

MD Thomas Construction Awarded Contract For Gulf State Park Pier Repair

MD Thomas Construction Awarded Contract For Gulf State Park Pier Repair

July 14, 2023
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MD Thomas Construction of Orange Beach has been awarded the contract for the $13-million Gulf State Park Pier repair project, OBA reports. The company will also be working on repairs at Perdido Pass Park. The pier, an important landmark in the Gulf Shores area, was damaged by Hurricane Sally in 2020 just one day after…

Entrepreneur Program Planned For Baldwin County Students

Entrepreneur Program Planned For Baldwin County Students

July 7, 2023
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The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Alabama Business Chamber are launching the Entrepreneur Program Impacting Communities (EPIC) this fall, Gulf Coast Media reports. EPIC is a yearlong interactive and educational business program that aims to teach students the fundamentals of starting a business, offer networking opportunities and grant resources and funding for student…

Eco Clean Marine Cleanup Events Announced

Eco Clean Marine Cleanup Events Announced

June 23, 2023
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Gulf Shores-based Eco Clean Marine, a nonprofit advocate for ocean conservation and cleanliness, has announced its first cleanup event at Live Bait in Orange Beach on June 24 and another at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores on July 22. Both will start promptly at 8:45 a.m. and last approximately 1 h. Participants have…

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