Fairhope approves $130-million budget with 37 new jobs

FAIRHOPE — Fairhope's 2023 budget includes 37 new employees and $43 million in utilities improvements, city officials said.The Fairhope City Council voted Monday, Sept. 26, to approve a budget …

Baldwin County High School senior Mya Riley named Miss AWAG 2022

BAY MINETTE — Mya Riley was named Miss AWAG 2022 at the 26th annual event held Sept. 24 at Coastal Alabama Community College. The "Shining Stars" pageant is sponsored by the Area Women Action …

Baldwin County commissioner named outstanding elected official

County Commissioner Billie Jo Underwood has been announced as the recipient of the Area VI Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) Outstanding Elected Official. The award was presented …

Fairhope plans $15 million in sewer improvements

FAIRHOPE — Sewage system improvements expected to cost more than $15 million will start soon following action by the Fairhope City Council.The council voted Monday, Sept. 26, to approve four …

Gulf Shores updating street plans

GULF SHORES — With continued growth and a new bridge expected over the Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf Shores is updating its master street plan to prepare for demands of the future.The city …
Obituaries
Doris Franklin Stewart, affectionally known as "Dot", age 89, a native of Lillian, Alabama, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, left this earthly life on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.She attended …
Richard S. Smith, age 55, of Orange Beach Alabama, passed away on Sept. 5, 2022. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the memorial book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral …
Nancy Lea Shepherd, age 89, passed away on Sept. 5, 2022. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the memorial book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral Service in Foley, Alabama. …
Robert Royal, age 80, of Foley, Alabama, passed away on Sept. 10, 2022. Memorial services will be held at later date. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the memorial book. Arrangements …
Reverend Gary Ronald Robbins, age 71, a resident of Robertsdale, Alabama, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.He is survived by his wife, Darlene Robbins of Robertsdale; son, Keith Robbins (Lisa) of …
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Food truck fest coming to Gulf Shores

GULF SHORES — Residents and visitors in Gulf Shores will have a chance to sample offerings from food trucks from the area and other regions during the first food truck and craft beer festival …

Region play resumes on Baldwin County gridirons: Three games to watch

As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, so too have the intra-county matchups that will help determine regional playoff races in the home stretch of the season. Orange Beach at St. …

Gulf Shores’ Titi commits to North Carolina State softball

Gulf Shores junior catcher and third baseman Tia Titi announced her commitment to the North Carolina State University softball program after her time with the Dolphins. Titi had a busy summer and …

Baldwin County businesses face cybersecurity threats

DAPHNE — Many businesses and individuals are much more vulnerable to computer hacking than most realize, and many people have already been hacked without their realizing it, a cybersecurity …
Local News

Witch rides soar through four Baldwin County cities this year

Moon's out, brooms out! Hundreds of witches will fly through the streets of Baldwin County this year during four different witches ride events. Each ride raises money for local charities and tickets …

Not into Halloween? Here's a list of Baldwin County events for you

Enough with the Halloween already! When the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 1 will you already be tired of pumpkin-spiced everything?Lucky for you, there are plenty of other events happening while …

31 days of frights: Where to find the scare in Baldwin County

If you have 31 days' worth of the scariest movies the streaming services can offer already programmed on your device to harken the first day of October, this list is for you. Baldwin County has had …

Spend cozy autumn nights together in Baldwin County

There's something especially cozy about spending date night bundled up together in the night fall air. If you are looking for a spot to share a warm apple cider with your favorite person these fun …

Where to celebrate Halloween with your little pumpkins

Pumpkins and hayrides and games, oh my! The 31 days of October are a non-stop festival for kids as the punch flows and the candy rolls. You can fill every weekend of the month with a fun family …

Take a terrifying walk through your childhood nightmares at Graham Creek

FOLEY — Graham Creek Nature Preserve sits on the outskirts of Foley. A walk through the dense forest would be scary any night of the week. But for six nights throughout October the trail will …

Cities in Baldwin County approve allowing medical cannabis dispensaries

FOLEY — Medical marijuana dispensaries could be coming to one or more Baldwin municipalities in upcoming months, local officials said. The Alabama Legislature approved an act to allow up to …

"Little Shop of Horrors" opens in Foley tonight

FOLEY — This little shop is truly horrifying.Fans of the 1986 cult classic "Little Shop of Horrors" might find the wacky script comedic compared to present-day horror films. The cast of Exit …

Fairhope’s Conway announces commitment to Mobile Ram baseball program

Fairhope Pirate senior first baseman and outfielder Jacob Conway announced his college destination Friday, Sept. 23, and will join the University of Mobile Rams after his final season in …

Spanish Fort Toros rally for gutsy, 18-15 win over rival Daphne Trojans

SPANISH FORT – It was a tale of two halves where the Spanish Fort Toros erased a 15-0 halftime deficit with 18 second-half points and stellar defense to earn a non-region, rivalry win over the …

Bayside Academy alumnus Komyati, Fairhope junior Duke named all-state golfers

Earlier this month, a pair of local golfers were among the Alabama Golf Association’s All-State Junior Team for 2022. Recent Bayside Academy graduate and Missouri S&T freshman Cole Komyati …

McCoy celebrates 1,000 assists with Daphne volleyball, eyes next milestone

DAPHNE — Since it only took Daphne junior setter Lucy McCoy a season and a half to surpass 1,000 assists for the Lady Trojans, head coach Casey Craig feels she can likely surpass the …

Daphne-Spanish Fort matchup headlines Week 6 matchups around Baldwin County

While region play takes a week off, there is once again an intra-county matchup on the Week 6 docket of the high school football season. The Daphne Trojans head to Spanish Fort to face the Trojans …