COVID-19 numbers rise in Baldwin schools

On Wednesday Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler announced that more than 200 employees were absent in the first week of January due to the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers continue …

Winners of Baldwin County Racial Justice Essay Contest revealed

The Baldwin County Community Remembrance Project recognized the winners of the Racial Justice Essay Contest during the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Foley Civic …

Fairhope looking to replace 'Big Bertha' downtown warning system

FAIRHOPE – City officials are seeking a grant to replace “Big Bertha,” a World War II surplus siren, and other elements of the downtown emergency warning system that recently stopped working.

Bay Minette man charged with murder in Perdido death

BAY MINETTE – A Bay Minette man who was one of two people who came into the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office to report a homicide has been charged with murder, according to a department statement.
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Gulf Shores City Schools BoE discuss COVID data

GULF SHORES - At both the Gulf Shores City Schools work session and council meetings for January, Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin discussed the current COVID-19 data within the schools. His update …

See what The Academy at Fairhope Airport can offer your student during 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 construction? Do …

New COVID testing location for Baldwin County announced

The Alabama Department of Public Health is partnering with Easy Testing to offer COVID-19 testing at the Baldwin Central Annex, 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale. Testing is available starting Jan. 17 …

County postpones land-use plan meetings

BAY MINETTE – Baldwin County officials are moving forward with plans to develop plans for dealing with growth and land use, but a series of public meetings scheduled for January has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Obituaries
Twila Ryan Unsderfer, a native of Robertsdale, Alabama and a resident of Naples, Florida entered her heavenly home on the wings of angels to receive her many rewards on Dec. 21, 2021. Twila was born …
Michael Anthony Willett, age 69, a resident of Silverhill, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. He was a loving husband of 45 years; a hardworking man that loved his family, cruising, …
William “Eddie” Waters, age 86, a resident of Foley, Alabama, passed away Jan. 10, 2022. William was a member of Genesis Church, U. S. Army Veteran, lifetime member of the American …
Jeanne Vance McPherson, age 72, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Robert B. McPherson; children, Bryce McPherson of Denver, …
John Henry Martin III was a devoted friend, father, and outdoorsman. John Henry Martin III passed away the morning of Jan. 9, 2022, in Fairhope, Alabama. John was born on July 20, 1951, to Ann …
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Orange Beach sees big turnout for first day of golf cart inspections

The Orange Beach Police Department held the first of many golf cart inspection days Jan. 8 at the Bear Point Civic Association Center parking lot. The turnout saw more than 150 carts inspected and …

The 30th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show returns to The Wharf

The 30th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show returns to The Wharf Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Makos Academics Arts and Athletics …

Gulf Shores makes progress on ongoing projects

City crews and contractors have made progress on an ongoing ditch improvement project on the west and east side of town around the Intracoastal Waterway. Gulf Shores City Engineer Mark Acreman gave …

Heliwave Helicopter Tours denied operation in Orange Beach

Heliwave Helicopter Tours LLC will need to find a new location for the operation of a helicopter tour business. The Orange Beach City Council voted unanimously Jan. 4 to reject the approval of a …

Children hospitalized with COVID-19 hits record high in Alabama

The number of children admitted to the hospital this week across Alabama has reached a record high, said the Alabama Department of Public Health.  On Jan. 13 there were 9,266 COVID-19 cases …

Baldwin County Public Schools’ pre-K registration begins Jan. 18

Pre-K Registration for Baldwin County Public Schools 2022-2023 school year begins on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and will go until Friday, Feb. 18. To qualify, your child must be 4-years of age on or by Sept. …

Honor Betty White and adopt a pet

The #BettyWhiteChallenge, meant to encourage fans of the "Golden Girls" star to honor her with animal shelter donations this month, means families in Baldwin County can adopt a new pet for just 99 …

Things to do this weekend around Alabama's Gulf Coast, Jan. 14-16

Mother Nature has really been toying with the weather along the Gulf Coast this January, but you shouldn't let that keep you at home. The weather this weekend looks promising, so get out for a date …

Spanish Fort approves sign ordinance

SPANISH FORT – Changes in sign regulations are planned in Spanish Fort under a plan being considered by the City Council.

Work on U.S. 31 nears completion

SPANISH FORT – City officials are preparing to take over U.S. 31 following work over the last several years to widen the highway, but some details are still awaiting completion, Mayor Mike McMillan said.

Spanish Fort debates fireworks rules

SPANISH FORT – While shooting fireworks is allowed twice a year in Spanish Fort, complaints from some residents has one City Council member questioning the practice.

Gulf Shores International Airport awarded Airport Rescue Grant

Gulf Shores International Airport will receive a $59,000 grant through the Airport Rescue Grant Program for fiscal year 2022. The funds are intended to reimburse the airport for operating costs …

Two Dolphins sign to play football at next level

GULF SHORES, Ala. -  Two Gulf Shores Dolphins signed to play college football on National Signing Day, Dec. 15. Tavaris Elston signed to play football at Texas Tech University. Rodney Taylor, …

Baldwin High's Ty Mims signs with Southern Miss

BAY MINETTE — Baldwin County High School's Ty Mims signed on National Signing Day Wednesday, Dec. 15 to play football for the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.From his …

4 Daphne High athletes sign college scholarships

DAPHNE — Four Daphne High student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishment of making collegiate plans to play sports at the next level on Wednesday, Dec. 15.Surrounded by family, …

Alabama-Mississippi Classic at Hattiesburg Saturday; Jacob Galmiche of Daphne, Tiaquetin Mims of Baldwin County High and Cooper Wilson of Spanish Fort on Alabama roster

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama All-Star football team will face their Mississippi counterparts Dec. 11 at Carlisle-Faulkner Field, M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern …

Ribbon cut for sand volleyball court in Bay Minette complex

BAY MINETTE, Ala. - A ribbon cutting was held today (Monday, Nov. 22, 2021) at two new sand volleyball courts at the Bay Minette Municipal Pool/Tennis Complex on Bradley Avenue. Mayor Bob Wills …