Mardi Gras trees of Fairhope

In the land of Mardi Gras, there is no reason to put your Christmas tree away after New Year's. Simply remove the Christmas décor and add the purple, green and gold.If you need inspiration, …

Gulf Shores approves new Mardi Gras parade route

The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade has a new route through town and city officials hope it will have less impact on residents.Gulf Shores Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Grant Brown presented …

Blood donations slow

Blood donations have slowed to a trickle in Alabama and across the nation meaning patients who need a blood transfusion may need to wait hours, even days for that help.Alabama requires 350 blood …

Things to do this weekend around Alabama's Gulf Coast, Jan. 21-23

Do you set a new year's resolution each year? Setting smaller more achievable goals like learning a new skill or trying something new might be a great place to start. Here are a couple of our …
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Man arrested in Fairhope shooting

FAIRHOPE -- Fairhope police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Baldwin County Schools out Friday

Baldwin County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21. Superintendent Eddie Tyler sent an email to parents shortly after schools released Thursday afternoon. In it he said the combination of a …

Major Crimes Unit investigating officer-involved shooting

PERDIDO — The Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit is investigation a shooting involving a Bay Minette man and Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. …

Baldwin Tractor purchased by Mississippi-based company

ROBERTSDALE — Mississippi-based Parish Tractor Company has announced the purchase of Baldwin Tractor and Equipment, located at 22463 Alabama 59 in Robertsdale. Parish Tractor is a …
Obituaries
James Jones, age 79, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, passed away Jan. 16, 2022. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
William Lindsay, age 68, a resident of Spanish Fort, Alabama, passed away Jan.16, 2022. Funeral services were held at East Pointe Baptist Church, on Jan. 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. Burial followed at …
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 …
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Franchise business was ‘love at first bite’ for owners

DAPHNE — It was “love at first bite” for new franchise owners Kayla and Collin Roof when they decided to open a Crumbl Cookie bakery in Daphne.For Collin, a 20-year Navy veteran, …

Lions Club International Foundation highlights benefits of new Emergency Response trailer

FOLEY - The Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) recently revealed a new Emergency Response trailer that can be used during disaster situations. The trailer will be stocked with nonperishable …

GSHS announces internship program for the 2022 Hangout Music Festival

GULF SHORES - On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Gulf Shores High School announced that a high school internship program for the 2022 Hangout Music Festival is in development. The school is asking all high school …

Spring break alcohol ban in Gulf Shores takes effect Feb. 28

Gulf Shores' beaches will be alcohol free during the spring break season from Feb. 28 through April 18, 2022.The spring break alcohol ban is not new. On March 18, 2016, the Gulf Shores City Council …

Residents want city help stabilizing gully

FAIRHOPE – A group of residents is asking the city of Fairhope for help stabilizing a gully that is eroding toward their property and said they are willing to share the cost of the work, city officials said Monday, Jan. 10.

Eastern Shore cities planning waterfront recreation projects

DAPHNE – Eastern Shore mayors said their cities made major improvements in 2021 and they are looking forward to upcoming projects, including about $13 million in grants for waterfront parks and recreation projects.

ALDOT endorses Mobile River bridge plan

DAPHNE – The Alabama Department of Transportation has endorsed a proposal by officials on both sides of Mobile Bay to build the new Interstate 10 Mobile Rive bridge and Bayway in a single phase, members of the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization said Thursday, Jan. 13.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …