Tropic Falls at OWA indoor water park delays Monday opening to Wednesday; 5 things you need to know before you go

FOLEY — What has been years in the making lasted a couple more days. Material and labor shortages have delayed everything from home construction to now, to the dismay of families who brought …

NFL great Phillip Rivers, now St. Michael football coach, inducted into Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

POINT CLEAR – St. Michael Catholic Head Football Coach Philip Rivers was honored alongside other NFL legends as he was inducted into the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame Sunday night, June 26, at the Grand Hotel Golf Club & Spa.

Eastern Shore Optimist Club announces 2022 scholarship winners

The Eastern Shore Optimist Club has awarded its 2022 scholarships to Eastern Shore high school seniors who have participated in a previous Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program or served on …

New leadership announced at Gulf and Meaher state parks in Gulf Shores, Spanish Fort

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that Matt Young of Gulf Shores, has been named Southwest District Superintendent for ADCNR’s State Parks …

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB celebrates 50th anniversary

The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and in a four-state region, …
Obituaries
Mrs. Suellen Johnson Vittitow, age 80, a native of DeWitt, AR and a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022. She was a Methodist by faith which she was devoted to, and also …
William Murray, age 85, of Lillian, Alabama, passed away on June 11, 2022. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral Service in …
Thomas B. Lane, Sr., age 64, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, passed away on June 11, 2022. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral …
Terry Lee Hollowell, age 73, of Elberta, Alabama, passed away on June 20, 2022. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral …
Ann “Ren” Alford Hinote passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. She was a native of Bay Minette, Alabama, and a resident of Montrose, Alabama. Ren graduated from Baldwin County High School …
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Report names Alabama nation’s 6th-poorest state; Baldwin County 2nd-lowest poverty rate in AL

Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity, released its 2022 Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet this month and named Alabama as the nation's sixth …

Twenty-five baseball players named county all-stars

The Mobile Baseball Connection recently released its first-team all-stars for Baldwin County where 25 athletes were recognized. Four players each from Bayshore Christian, Central Christian, Gulf …

Sports tourism on upswing on Pleasure Island beaches

While summer is traditionally the busy season for Pleasure Island's beaches, the month of May has turned into an especially hectic part of the year for the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo welcomes 3 new residents

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo welcomed three new residents from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this month. During a news conference Friday, June 17, Joel Hamilton, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo …
Local News

Crowd protests SCOTUS overruling of Roe v. Wade in downtown Fairhope

FAIRHOPE - You could hear them chanting up and down North Section Street Friday night as the sun set on the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that the landmark case granting the constitutional …

Food Truck Friday: Baldwin married duo goes from foodies to entrepreneurs with Divine Empanada food truck

Aaron and Margaret Penton draw you into their small Divine Empanada food truck with infectious smiles and hospitality but hook you with their crispy dough pockets filled with love.The …

From musicals to a summer market, there is fun for everyone in Baldwin County this weekend, June 24-26

It may have seemed like it already did, but summer officially started June 21.After weeks of unseasonably high temperatures, Mother Nature had everyone under the impression we were already there. …

Orange Beach officials waiting on funding for Canal Road expansion

ORANGE BEACH — City officials are waiting on word from the federal government on funding to continue the widening of Canal Road east from Alabama 161. Orange Beach City Council voted …

Stay cool to avoid injury as triple-digit temps threaten Gulf Coast

Crystal Schieber was busy.Her food truck, her lifelong dream, the Chew Chew Truck, a rolling kitchen specializing in stuffed, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, was stationed outside the Wharf …

McKenzie wins District 2 commission nom in runoff

BAY MINETTE — Matt McKenzie of Fairhope won the Republican nomination for Baldwin County Commission District 2 on Tuesday, June 21, in the only local race on the 2022 primary runoff …

Blueberry Lane improvement plans worry Fairhope residents

FAIRHOPE — Plans to widen Blueberry Lane in east Fairhope have some residents worried that the improvements will lead to increased traffic from local subdivisions.The Fairhope City Council …

Blakeley State Park offers new cruises

Historic Blakeley State Park is offering several unique cruises this summer that allow guests to explore the wild and beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta and the greater Mobile Bay area.On Friday, June 24, …

ASAMA hosting Olympic Day tour Thursday

The United States Sports Academy is honoring Olympic Day Thursday, June 23, with a guided tour of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives on the Daphne campus starting at 2 p.m.

Foley wide receiver Thompson offered by Alabama Crimson Tide

Foley wide receiver Perry Thompson added a big name to his growing list of Division I offers following the Nick Saban Football prospect camp in Tuscaloosa. The University of Alabama is …

Hall of Fame coach Fuller resigns Fairhope baseball post

Both of Baldwin County Public Schools’ baseball teams on the Eastern Shore have head coaching vacancies after Fairhope Head Coach Stuart Fuller announced his resignation Thursday, June 16.

Fairhope community remembers Edwards' life

DAPHNE – The Fairhope community saw another outpouring of support in the wake of CJ Edwards’ death. Thursday afternoon a visitation was held before the 22-year-old member of Fairhope …

Bayshore Christian’s Malone named 1A player of the year again

For the second year in a row, Bayshore Christian’s John Malone was chosen as Class 1A’s Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association after a second straight state title for the Eagles.