Robertsdale hosts annual Christmas parade

ROBERTSDALE — The city of Robertsdale hosted its annual Christmas parade Saturday night, Dec. 4, presented by the Robertsdale Rotary Club and Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. The parade …

Spanish Fort getting camera system to map drainage pipes, fix damage

SPANISH FORT – A new remote camera system will help Spanish Fort city workers locate damage to underground pipes without having to risk going into the lines themselves and could also allow the city to get a better understanding of where the system goes, city officials said.

Coastal Alabama Business Chamber learns to change and adapt

Like the local business they serve, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber has had a difficult two years. COVID-19 canceled the chamber’s largest event two years in a row and Hurricane Sally …

Fairhope expanding sewer services toward 181, 104 area

FAIRHOPE – Sewer service improvements will soon begin to help Fairhope meet the needs of developing areas near Alabama 181 and 104, city officials said.

Town of Loxley taking letters to Santa

LOXLEY — The Town of Loxley is continuing to spread cheer this Christmas season. In addition to the third annual Light Up Loxley holiday lights contest and the town’s first Christmas …

Silverhill hosts Small Town Christmas with parade, activities

SILVERHILL — The town of Silverhill got into the holiday spirit with its “Small Town Christmas” event on Friday night, Dec. 3. The event featured food trucks on the square, …
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Daphne hires lobbying firm

DAPHNE – City officials have hired a lobbying firm to represent Daphne’s interests in Washington and Montgomery and to seek some of the infrastructure funding approved recently in Congress.

Orange Beach students operate graphic design business

Deep within the maze of halls at Orange Beach High School you will find the Isurus Graphics studio. The large room contains workstations and giant machines students use to operate a full-scale …

Chamber hosts grand re-opening

After a year of construction, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s Gulf Shores office is hosting an open house and grand re-opening on Dec. 9 to show off the remodeled office. Hurricane …

Christmas parade rolls in downtown Fairhope

The annual Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Friday, Dec. 3. More than 60 units took part in the event that included the Fairhope High School band, local officials and community organizations and wrapped up with the arrival of Santa Claus on a Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department truck.
Obituaries
Guy Allen Sims, age 84, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. He retired from Civil Service at the department of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his …
Stella Dolores Wooten, age 89, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Stella was preceded in death by her husband, James Wooten, and her daughter, Pamela …
Vernon Edward “Ed” Voelpel, Jr., age 76, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Ed served in the United States Air Force and worked at AT&T for 42 …
Tonya Rose Lochrico, age 43, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Tonya was preceded in death by her father, Joe Lochrico; and her sister, Darlene …
James Berry Howard, age 42, a resident of Lillian, Alabama, passed away Nov. 13, 2021. He is survived by his fiancé’, Alexis Turpin; son, Eligh Howard; mother, Rose Howard; three …
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Dec. 13 is last lodging tax increase Q&A

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft gave a presentation regarding the proposed lodging tax increase to a full house Nov. 29. During the presentation Craft spoke of three options to raise the additional $7 …

New Gingerbread Jam champions crowned

The Gingerbread Jam has become an annual tradition with two teams dominating each year. BuzzCatz Coffee and Sweets and the Jingle Bell Johnsons have won their respected category each year. This year …

DASH Foundation of Baldwin County auctions donated items, helps those in need

ROBERTSDALE — About a year ago, a group of friends got together with the idea of making a difference for local residents battling terminal illness and their families. “We just all …

Tacky Jack’s seeks mural artist

A 36-foot-high mural of manatees has welcomed guests to Tacky Jack’s Gulf Shores for the last nine years, but it has reached the end of its life span. Tacky Jack’s Gulf Shores is …

Daphne lights Christmas tree, holiday decorative displays

Daphne celebrated the Christmas season with the lighting of the Christmas tree and other displays at City Hall on Dec. 2. City officials said the crowd that turned out for the event was the largest to attend the annual lighting event.

Eastern Shore chamber holds Elected Officials Luncheon

AIRHOPE – Cooperation between cities and citizens was a key to many of the accomplishments of the last year, participants in the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce annual Elected Officials Luncheon said Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Hangout Music Festival announces May 2022 lineup headlined by Post Malone, Tame Impala, Halsey and Doja Cat in Gulf Shores

Hangout Music Festival announced the lineup for its highly anticipated return to the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 20-22, 2022. The festival will serve as the official kick-off to summer …

County taxpayer workshop set Dec. 14

ROBERTSDALE – The Baldwin County Sales and Use Tax Department will hold a free Taxpayer Workshop for new and existing business owners Dec. 14.

Fairhope library volunteers help Baldwin County residents enroll in health care

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is now open. Don’t know how to access it, what it means or even where to begin? Volunteers at the Fairhope Public Library can help. Sally …

Honeybee Market opens in Daphne with goal to reduce waste

There has to be a better way. That was the thought filling Melissa Kennair’s mind last year as she was filling her grocery cart with plastic bottles full of household cleaners. She was …

History Channel's American Pickers coming to Alabama in 2022, looking for antiques to feature

Your spouse might call it junk. Your neighbors might call it an eyesore. The folks at America Pickers television show might just want a look at it. The show, featured on the History Channel, is …

'Fascinating' cannon excavated in Spanish Fort could date back to American Revolution, experts say

SPANISH FORT – A large iron cannon excavated in Spanish Fort will soon go on display at City Hall, Mayor Mike McMillan said. City officials know that the gun was found during an excavation in the city in 2017. What no one knows for sure, however, is how the massive artillery piece got to its location, who made it or how old it might be, according to officials. One local history expert called the piece, “a fascinating mystery.”

Doyle named Mobile Optimist Club’s Runner of the Week

DAPHNE, Ala. –  Bayside Academy freshman Catherine Doyle was selected by the Mobile Optimist Club as 1A–5A Runner of the Week for her performance at the Baldwin County …

Bayside Admirals and Lady Admirals cross-country teams take first place Blue-Map trophies at state

MOULTON, Ala. - Jesse Owens said, “We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and …

First-round of high school postseason football kicks off tonight

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – All of the seven schools winning Alabama High School Athletic Association state championships in 2020 return to the 208-team field as the AHSAA 2021 State football …
Orange Beach, Bayshore Christian, St. Michael Catholic, Fairhope also take part in state finals

2021 AHSAA State Volleyball Championships

DAPHNE, Ala. - Bayside Academy’s Admirals have sailed where no volleyball team in Alabama has gone before. They have claimed the school's 20th consecutive Alabama High School Athletic …

Spanish Fort 35, McGill-Toolen Catholic 14

SPANISH FORT , Ala – The Toros charged ahead early to build a 21-0 lead on touchdown runs by Brendon Byrd, (10-yard run) and Johnny Morris (19 and 37 yard runs) still early in the second …