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Swimmer Drowns on Alabama Beach Days After Deputy’s Death

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A drowning vacationer who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico has died just three days after an Alabama sheriff’s deputy died while trying to save another person. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says a person was pulled from the water on Wednesday. The victim was sent to a hospital by helicopter ambulance but didn’t…

2021 Hangout Music Festival Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Hangout Music Festival/Source: Hangout Music Festival A popular music festival in Gulf Shores has been postponed. Organizers say that the Hangout Music Festival that was originally set for May 21-23, 2021, was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. The Festival made the announcement on social media Wednesday afternoon. Organizers say they are exploring options for a 2021 Hangout event…

Gov. Kay Ivey Orders Tourists to Evacuate Alabama Beaches Ahead of Hurricane Delta

With Hurricane Delta on a track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast late this week, Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered that tourists on Alabama’s beaches evacuate ahead of the storm. “Working with local leaders in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and the unincorporated areas of Ono Island and Fort Morgan, it has been determined that all visitors and…

Hurricane Sally Aftermath: Recovery Incomplete on Alabama Coast

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast is hardly recovered from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged. Residents in hard-hit Baldwin County are complaining about the response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both…

Reopening of Alabama’s Beaches Delayed Because of Hurricane Cleanup

Alabama’s largest beach towns are delaying the reopening of their beaches because the cleanup from Hurricane Sally is taking longer than expected. Officials in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach say the beaches won’t reopen until Oct. 2 rather than this Saturday as originally planned. Some beaches were badly eroded when the storm made landfall at Gulf Shores last week. Others…

Two Bodies Found on the Alabama Coast in Search for Missing Louisiana Swimmers

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP)- Searchers have found two bodies on the Alabama coast near the area that crews have been searching for two Louisiana men who went missing in the surf. The missing swimmers have been identified as 28-year-old Ryan Guy and 22-year-old Darius Robinson, by Orange Beach police.  They were last seen near Perdido Pass on Sunday night. They…

Gulf State Park Pier Will Close for Renovation

The Gulf Shore Pier Park in Gulf Shores will be closed to visitors beginning May 11 through mid-July while the park begins a $2.4 million renovation project. The park will go through a major restoration that will modernize one of the Gulf Coast’s top attractions. The improvements include a new decking that is built with sustainably sourced Ipe (pronounced ee-pay)…

Gulf Shores to Temporarily Close Public Beaches

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the city of Gulf Shores has decided to temporarily close its public beaches. Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announced Thursday morning that all public beaches will close as of 7 A.M. Friday with a tentative reopening date of April 6. Gulf Shores is also asking the Baldwin County Commission, Dauphin Island, and Orange Beach to close…