Baldwin County Beach erosion creates dangerous situation after permits delayed

GULF SHORES — Jeri Reichanadter said the sand near her property on West Beach has been washing away at a steady rate for the last several months.It was fine in August and September when they …

Fairhope considers moving or eliminating Mardi Gras RV parking

FAIRHOPE — City officials are considering updating rules for downtown Mardi Gras celebrations including changing or eliminating long-term RV parking during the parade season.At a Fairhope City …

Fairhope resident to volunteer watch repairman skills to fix downtown clock

The clock in downtown Fairhope will receive a long-awaited makeover this year.Luis Valencia, a watch repairman and resident of Fairhope, found himself frustrated with the broken clock, which he said …

Fairhope sewage treatment plant improvements proposed

FAIRHOPE — Fixing the smells that have raised complaints from residents near the Fairhope sewage treatment plant could cost more than $5 million, officials and engineers said."We've had …
Obituaries
Mark Edmon Manley, 63, of Foley, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.  Mark was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late George Victor Manley, Jr. and Martha Nell Manley.  He …
Mr. Danny D. "Double D" Sanderson passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the age of 75. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. Funeral arrangements by Mack Funeral Home & …
Theresa Elizabeth Keevan, age 84, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Keevan; parents, Frank and …
Mary Jane “Janie” Bowers passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023, after complications from heart surgery.  Services will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023. Funeral arrangements by …
Margaret C Kingry, age 70, of Elberta, Alabama passed away on Jan. 21, 2023. Funeral Services were held Friday, Jan. 27. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. …
The Islander - Gulf Coast News

State begins clearing land for new Intracoastal bridge

GULF SHORES — While a lawsuit challenging the project is still in court, work has started to clear property to begin work on a new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores.Tony …

Folks on Spokes hold annual food drive

Folks on Spokes, a bicycle riding group, and the Iowa Snowbird Club will help fill the shelves at the Christian Service Center (CSC) and invites the community to help contribute.For the third year, …

Christian Service Center's annual fundraiser returns Feb. 6

The Christian Service Center (CSC) is welcoming the return of its largest annual fundraiser after it was canceled for the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In years past, the annual …

Orange Beach Community Potluck Feb. 6

Enjoy an evening with neighbors at the Orange Beach Community Association Community Potluck Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Special guests Pam Taylor and Bruce White will speak about the Miracle League of …
Local News

Foley franchise breaks opening day sales record

FOLEY — The welcome wagon showed up for the grand opening of the newest national franchise to call Foley home and broke records.Captain D's opened Monday, Jan. 16, in Foley and shattered the …

Volunteer groups work to preserve Baldwin County waters

FOLEY — As waterfront property becomes more developed, groups of local residents are working to preserve natural shoreline and water quality.In southeast Baldwin County, Wolf Bay Watershed …

Grassroots resident groups fight for zoning rules in rural neighborhoods in Baldwin County

The mail that day brought worrisome news. A letter arrived announcing plans for an apartment complex on Lawrence Road near Elizabeth Wilson's home. Soon after, she noticed neighborhoods were also …

2 Fairhope High students spend a week in Mississippi House

Walker Blakeney and Jackson Roberds, both juniors, recently served as pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives for a week. Roberds' grandfather, Rep. Manly Barton, R - Jackson County, …

2023 Pen Air scholarship applications now available

Pen Air® Credit Union (Pen Air) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Pen Air Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance and passion for helping …

Baldwin County Public School's Aviation Academy to host open house

FAIRHOPE — Do you have a 10th - 12th grader who is interested in the world of aviation? Is your student fascinated with airplanes and driven to learn more about what goes into their …

National Guard armory opens in Foley

FOLEY — The completion of a 14-year project to build a National Guard facility in south Baldwin County will be the key to preparing troops for their missions and for providing assistance when …

3 returning Baldwin County officials begin new terms

FAIRHOPE — Three Baldwin County officials who recently began new terms praised their staff and supporters and said they are looking forward to continued progress in the next four years.Baldwin …

Elberta’s Thomas, Spanish Fort’s Passarelli medal at bowling state championships

The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s bowling state championships wrapped up Friday with the Gulf Shores Dolphins as state semifinalists in the girls’ championship where both …

Nineteen volleyball players named to all-county team

Baldwin County Public Schools announced its all-county volleyball team which featured 19 student-athletes from local teams. The Daphne Trojans and Fairhope Pirates led with four selections each, …

Snook, Fairhope boys’ basketball teams claim regular-season area titles

While on opposite ends of the enrollment spectrum, the Fairhope Pirates and Snook Christian Eagles boys’ basketball teams claimed regular-season area titles with victories Tuesday night.

Senior Bowl releases coaching staffs for 74th annual college football senior all-star game

With the Senior Bowl only a week away Executive Director Jim Nagy and staff have been announcing the coaching staffs and position groups that will participate in the 74th annual college football …

Delta bass fishing trip yields surprising state record

While most people were preparing to chow down on turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, Keith Dees and his son, Huntley, were in a special place – the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Little did they know …