MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - One of the most pristine areas in Alabama, a sandy white stretch at Gulf State Park, could become the site of a large hotel and conference center.
Bills pending in the Legislature would let the state use money from BP's Gulf oil spill fund to build a conference center and let a private developer build an adjoining hotel.
The Republican sponsors, Sen. Trip Pittman and Rep. Steve McMillan, said the goal is to create an upscale site on the Alabama coast to attract conventions like those drawn to Sandestin in the Florida Panhandle.
Opponents, including former state Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley and the owners of a convention hotel in Orange Beach, say it's a giveaway of valuable state land and a boondoggle for taxpayers.
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Robertsdale police said a man was the victim of a hit and run Saturday, around 30 minutes before the start of the city's annual Christmas parade.
In a move intended to persuade Creola residents not to annex into Saraland, the Satsuma City School board considers offering free tuition.
A Mobile County Commissioner traveled to Germany to meet with suppliers for Airbus, which is building an assembly facility in Mobile.
Florida State's Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
According to authorities, a man suspected of firing a shot that missed a 6-year-old and 8-year-old sitting in the backseat of a car Saturday, November 30, has been arrested.
Robertsdale police say 23 year old William Sikora was struck at the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Hammond Street around 6 p.m. by Leonard Starke, who was allegedly fled the scene and was later arrested at a home in Summerdale.