Newly formed nonprofit Fairhope Compost Project aims to transform waste management

Scraps that can be composted, like food waste, paper and egg cartons, do nothing to give back nutrients to the earth if they sit in a landfill. The Fairhope Compost Project is a new initiative (still in the initial stages) that Sarah Bogdanovich has established with the goal of 1,000 local families composting their food scraps and organic waste by Earth Day 2025.
FAIRHOPE — Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to the over-ripe fruit, wilted lettuce or dinner leftovers after it goes in your garbage can? The Fairhope Worm Lady is trying to …
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Off-duty lifeguard Matt Palamara, alongside the support of a group of local Boy Scouts, receives a Life Saving Award from Gulf Shores City Council on April 8

Gulf Shores presents off-duty lifeguard Life Saving Award

Gulf Shores City Council, alongside members of the Fire and Beach Rescue teams, awarded Matt Palamara a Life Saving Award at its April 8 meeting to acknowledge his recent efforts as an off-duty …

6 Gulf Coast events to enjoy this weekend, April 12-14

It's another full weekend! Spring is one of the busiest seasons on the Gulf Coast with lots of festivals and events happening before the summer steam arrives. Kick off your weekend with a bowl full …
Class II-IV rapids await paddlers of all levels on the nation’s newest and most technologically advanced pumped whitewater course, whether they aspire to go for the gold themselves or are taking to the water for the first time.

5 Things to do between Olympic Team Trials at Montgomery Whitewater Park this weekend, April 13-14

Olympic enthusiasts and whitewater fans will descend on Montgomery Whitewater Park this weekend to watch whitewater athletes pursue their Olympic dreams. The Montogomery Whitewater Park is a 120-acre …
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WILKIE DELANO TEDDER Born: June 22, 1940 Died: April 3, 2024 Wilkie Delano Tedder was born in Brewton, Alabama to James William Tedder and Mary Ann Herrington Tedder. He graduated from …
With profound sadness, we say goodbye to Leobardo “Leo” Dionisio Ramos, Jr. He was a man with a generous spirit, a big heart, a mischievous smile, and zest for life. Leo, you made us …
Jackie Nell Osborn McLeod, 83, a resident of Bon Secour, Alabama, passed away on Fri., Apr. 5, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Jackie was a graduate of Collinsville High School and …
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Exploring the evolution of Little Lagoon Pass

Join the Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) for an enlightening discussion on the evolution of Little Lagoon Pass. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, at the Gulf Shores Activity …

Community Lunch and Learns on non-surgical arthritis relief happening in Orange Beach, Spanish Fort

Arthritis, a prevalent condition affecting more than one-third of Americans, will be the focal point of informative sessions led by Dr. Keith Spain, a fellowship-trained non-surgical sports medicine …
Dolphin senior Isaiah Hammac receives his state championship ring during Wednesday’s ceremony at Gulf Shores High School. Hammac and the football team were recognized alongside the student trainers, cheerleaders, videographers and coaches.

The story told by Gulf Shores football’s first Alabama Class 5A state championship ring

“Undefeated state champions,” has a nice ring to it. The diamonds are an added touch. Gulf Shores’ first-ever state championship football team, as well as the student training …

PHOTOS: Gulf State Park hosts Total Solar Eclipse 2024 viewing party

While Baldwin County was not in the path of totality when the moon passed exactly in between Earth and the sun on Monday, April 8, the clouds cleared just enough for most people looking up (with …
Country music singer-songwriter Eric Church's The Outsiders Revival Tour is scheduled to take over The Wharf Amphitheater this August with special guests Lainey Wilson and Jackson Dean.

Orange Beach's The Wharf nominated for ACM Awards Outdoor Venue of the Year

The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach's 10,000-seat live music and entertainment venue, announced its third-straight nomination for the Academy of Country Music's (ACM) Outdoor Venue of the Year on …
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Baldwin Connect Expo bridges students to career opportunities

The third annual Baldwin Connect College and Career Expo, a joint effort between the Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce and Baldwin County Public Schools, took place on March 20 at the Baldwin …

Spend an evening listening to European virtuosos in Point Clear

Two European virtuosos are set to delight eardrums in the beautiful St. Francis at the Point Anglican Church in Point Clear April 14. Polish-American violinist Marta Szlubowska will team up with …
The Perdido River on the Alabama Gulf Coast provides multiple outdoor recreational opportunities.

Mobile's EcoWild Expo celebrates Alabama's outdoors

Alabama is blessed with many natural wonders and diverse ecosystems that provide abundant opportunities for Alabamians and visitors alike to enjoy. A group of folks in south Alabama wants to make …

Baldwin County's 2024 Teachers of the Year

Baldwin County Public Schools recently celebrated its 2024 Teachers of the Year. Every year, each school in the district selects a Teacher of the Year to represent them. From those winners, a panel …

Poison hemlock poses a threat to Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Farmers and outdoorsmen beware. Poison hemlock is now creeping across Alabama. This non-native plant may appear aesthetically pleasing in a landscape to some, but this …
Noah Black helps hold down “Stars & Stripes” Rusty Miller’s hot air balloon prior to a flight outside of Atmore.

Volunteers needed for 2024 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons are a joy to watch, but have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to them? The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) is seeking volunteers for the Gulf Coast Hot Air …

Auburn University professor leads national research efforts on health, access and participation in outdoor recreation

A research endeavor led by a team at Auburn University, spearheaded by Professor Wayde Morse, seeks to bridge a notable gap in outdoor recreation research through the development of the Outdoor …

6 stress reduction tips for caregivers during April's National Stress Awareness Month

Stress doesn't just affect your mood—it can have long-term health impacts as well if you don't take steps to manage it constructively. For individuals who face the stressful task of caring for …
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Medical Technology Schools analyzed studies and news reports to illustrate why experts are raising alarms about the unsustainable use of medical plastics.
Guava Health explores the lesser-known brain-boosting advantages of two vital electrolytes: potassium and magnesium, and how they actively contribute to cognitive health.

Watkins’ record-breaking performance for Fairhope in return from injury secures Seacrest Furniture Athlete of the Week

While Fairhope junior Ty Watkins ran his way to Seacrest Furniture Athlete of the Week honors with three records in three meets, it wasn’t long ago he was recovering from ACL surgery.

Foley Sports Tourism reports more spending in, visits to Foley in '23 than '22

FOLEY — As Baldwin County continues to grow, sports tourism continues to bring money and economic impact to Foley. Foley Sports Tourism, a department of the city, recently provided Gulf …
Dolphin running back Kolin Wilson escapes into the open field for a touchdown during the Class 5A state semifinal contest between Gulf Shores and the Charles Henderson Trojans on Nov. 17, 2023, at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Wilson logged 33 touchdowns to help the Dolphins claim their first-ever state championship with an undefeated season. After a Sunday commitment, Wilson is set to take his talents to the Big 12 and play for the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Gulf Shores state champion running back Wilson commits to Cincinnati

Another member of the first-ever state championship football team at Gulf Shores High School is heading to play college football after junior running back Kolin Wilson committed to Cincinnati on …
Daphne junior Talib Grahm flushes Foley senior Perry Thompson out of the pocket on a direct snap during the Class 7A Region 1 game between the Trojans and Lions at Jubilee Stadium in Daphne on Oct. 27, 2023. Graham used 46 total tackles, 7 sacks and 3 forced fumbles to help the Trojans return to the postseason for the first time since 2021 and recently made his commitment to the Ole Miss Rebels where he will continue to defend Thompson, an Auburn signee.

Three-star edge defender Graham from Daphne commits to Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss

The Ole Miss Rebels picked up a big commitment to help anchor the defensive line in junior Talib Graham from Daphne. “It’s official I’m 1000% committed,” Graham posted on …
Bayside Academy head baseball coach Matt Limbaugh greets shortstop and Samford signee Gatlin Pitts before first pitch of the Admirals’ South Alabama Showdown game against the Daphne Trojans on Feb. 22 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Bayside Academy will be taking on the Gulf Shores Dolphins Thursday evening in non-area action at Pensacola’s Blue Wahoos Stadium as the fifth day of high school baseball in their prep series.

Top-ranked baseball teams from Gulf Shores, Bayside Academy taking over Pensacola’s Blue Wahoos Stadium Thursday

With the first round of the state baseball playoffs approaching at the end of next week, a pair of top-ranked teams from Baldwin County will play a tune-up match this Thursday over the border into …

17-inning game from Gardendale, Hueytown sets new Alabama High School Athletic Association record for longest baseball game

BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama High School Athletic Association has a new record for the longest game in history after Gardendale and Hueytown battled for 17 innings on Wednesday, April 3. After …