Bayou La Batre City Council Pursues Further Development of Rolston Park
The Bayou La Batre City Council recently voted to pursue the development of a recreational vehicle park located adjacent to the current park facilities at Rolston Park. Councilmembers voted unanimously to investigate options for developing and renting short term parking spaces for recreational vehicles. The idea for a proposed RV park located on the city property has been encouraged by several councilmembers throughout the years. The idea came to light again, after an announcement from the Mobile County Commission that Henry Johnson Rd., located behind the city park, would be paved within the next year. Further discussion on options for the city-owned property across from the Coden Post Office, were also brought to the council members attention. Several citizens present at the meeting, discussed an idea to develop that parcel of land as a primitive camping facility for the numerous cycling visitors who travel though the area on the Coastal Scenic Byway. More information to follow as the council investigates the options, they have available.
The 6th Annual Kayak
Classic Plans Underway for
Saturday, August 3, 2019
The 6th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic will take place on August 3rd, 2019 at the State Docks in Bayou La Batre. The fishing portion of the tournament will begin around 6:00 am, with weigh in starting at 10:00 am and closing at 3:00 pm. The awards ceremony will occur immediately afterwards. There will be both adult angler and junior angler divisions competing for over $10,000 in prizes as well as the title of Master Angler and Junior Master Angler. Live entertainment with “Portersville, and Hunter Landry”, bayou boat tours, vendors, t-shirts and delicious food will help keep the entire family entertained throughout the day. For more information call 251-824-4088 or 251-402-5081 or visit https://bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/
Our community has recently experienced the loss of several outstanding citizens, neighbors, and friends in the surrounding area. Beautiful tributes of love, honor and gratitude were extended by family and friends at services held in the recent weeks for Marie Louise Hawkins; Lee Allen Nicholas; Imogene Day Racine; Helen Zirlott Thompson; Randy Seay Nelson; Travis E. Stringfellow; Mary Ann Gartman; Mildred Irene Zirlott Brown; Khamphou Phetsinorath; Barbara Carolyn La Force; Nadine Moseley; Charles Freeman Green; Robin Michelle Polk; Ethan Scott DeGeer; OneKeo Sayasan; Martha Miriam George; William Eugene McGallagher; Millard Wells McRoy; Francis “Toby” Oliver Thompson; Chou Kim; David Johnson; Junius Paul “Skipper” Wright, Jr.; Hilton Lee Peyregne; Aratha Elizabeth Sessions Hamilton; Gloria Ann Demouey; Dorothy Rebecca Nickels; Aratha Elizabeth Sessions Hamilton; Joyce Marie England; Emmett Clarence Bosarge Jr.; Frank Burton Deakle Jr.; Allen Jackson Sheffield Sr.; and Catherine Virginia Contreras. While they may not be present in the flesh, their love will continue to embrace those they loved and cherished.