October 2016

Found 3 blog entries for October 2016.

As Alabama's coastal population booms, schools in the area are becoming more and more crowded in the Gulf Shores area. Recently, a 200-acre parcel of land was purchased and there are plans to build a huge educational complex, including a brand new high school. The complex, known as the Coastal Alabama Center for Educational Excellence, will be the site of numerous educational facilities new to the area, but one of the most exciting additions to this complex, however, is a $12 million Auburn University satellite campus. Sitting right on the corner of County Road 8 and the Foley Beach Express, this huge building is planned to measure in at 25,000 square feet over 26 acres. Although there will be classes for several of Auburn's programs, the

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Name released: OWA - Meaning Big Water

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Those living in and around Foley, Alabama have probably already noticed the huge construction project currently underway between Highway 59 and the Baldwin Beach Express. Originally dubbed Blue Collar Country – a family entertainment complex associated with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy – the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have taken over the project, keeping some details about the entertainment center and amusement park under wraps even as the Foley Sports Tourism Complex began hosting sports tournaments. The complex is comprised of fifteen sports fields with natural grass, measuring 120 yards long and 75 yards wide and one

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It’s almost time for the 2016 National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama! This year, the event will run from October 13 to October 16 at the public beach access at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 182.  It will be the last Shrimp Festival before the Gulf Place change and over 300 vendors will line the shore serving up a variety of shrimp, as well as burgers, pizza, chicken, and other delicious fare. Live entertainment runs all day long and artists this year includes Ole River String Band, Tim Kinsey, Cary Hudson, Kristy Lee and Dirt Road Revival, and Tracy Lawrence. This event has been a favorite for both residents and visitors to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for 45 years, boasting a variety of activities that keeps the whole family

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