One of Daphne's earliest burial grounds, under car dealership, given historical marker

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Daphne Mayor Robin LeJeune, Marquis Watkins and Sandy Sansing.
DAPHNE — A steady rain sat over the Eastern Shore for most of the morning, breaking just before the ceremony to unveil a new historic marker was set to begin last Thursday. The Yancey …
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Demolition of Foley Beach Express toll plaza to begin June 16

The Foley Beach Express toll plaza is scheduled to undergo demolition starting late Sunday, June 16, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) announced. From roughly 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 …

7 Baldwin County events to enjoy this Father's Day weekend, June 14-16

Father's Day is Sunday, and if you do not have time to make plans, we have you covered. There are plenty of events happening most weekends in our area, but we have compiled a list of events and …

James Beard-nominated chef Bill Briand to open Little Bird Fairhope with The Hope Farm owners Deep Roots Restaurant Group

A piece of the puzzle has been revealed. The owners of The Hope Farm announced the name and concept of its new restaurant project with Chef Bill Briand Thursday via social media. Little …
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Helen York (Dougherty), age 97, of Robertsdale, Alabama, passed away on Jun. 3, 2024. A visitation was held on June 8, followed by Mass at St. Patrick's Parish on Highway 59. Funeral arrangements by …
Lola Jeanette Ryan, age 89 of Robertsdale, Alabama, passed away on Jun. 4, 2024. Funeral services were held at Bethal Baptist Church on Jun. 7, 2024. Funeral arrangements by Mack Funeral Home & …
Betty Ann Bridges, age 88, passed away on May 30, 2024, in Rogersville, Tennessee. Betty was born to James and Thelma Dunlap on May 23, 1936, in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from …
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Roberts Brothers consolidates, sells Gulf Coast vacation rental arm to Liquid Life

Roberts Brothers Inc., a real estate brokerage firm in South Alabama, made an announcement on Monday, June 10, regarding the sale of its Gulf Coast division of short-term vacation rentals to Liquid …

Country music star Dierks Bentley talks Gravel & Gold Tour, Orange Beach, Tom Petty tribute, Taylor Swift and more

Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley is bringing his Gravel & Gold Tour to The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach on Friday, June 28, a more than welcome stop for the 15-time …

Gulf Shores Fire Rescue offers Marine Life Safety Swimmer's Guide for summer beach goers

Gulf Shores Fire Rescue recently released its Marine Life Safety Swimmer's Guide, meant to help educate those who plan on testing the waters as temperatures increase and marine life becomes more …

Gulf Shores commercial terminal could open next year, City gets $5 million grant for airport project

Gulf Shores City Council unanimously approved a resolution at its Monday, June 10, meeting that allows the airport authority to move forward with a $5 million grant toward its passenger terminal …

Gulf Shores Summer Concert Series 2024: Free live music at Meyer Park starts June 21

Summer is in the air, and soon music will fill Meyer Park as the city’s annual s ummer c oncert s eries kicks off June 21. The C ity of Gulf Shores has put together a lineup that is sure to …
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Insights on electric vehicles shared at Baldwin County EMA LEPC meeting

The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency held its Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting on Monday, June 10, at the Emergency Operations Center, focusing on the evolving challenges …

Baptist Health Care seeks sponsors for Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show

Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 48th annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show, organized by the Women's Board of the Baptist Health Care Foundation. This year's event will take …

Alabama currently 10th-worst state for disaster preparedness, non-profit SmileHub says

Amid hurricane season now sitting at the forefront of the Gulf Coast's mind through November, a recent study ranked Alabama the 10th-worst state for disaster preparedness. SmileHub, a nonprofit …

Baldwin County donors needed to protect Red Cross blood supply

Today, June 14, is World Blood Donor Day, and the American Red Cross needs your help. According to the Red Cross, there is a critical need for blood donors amidst a significant shortfall in …
The founding members of SHOW Baldwin Inc. (Special Humans Outreach & Wellness) have announced the launch of their new nonprofit, dedicated to supporting individuals with special needs in Baldwin County. SHOW Baldwin Inc. aims to provide grants for durable medical devices and organize inclusive social events.

Special Humans Outreach & Wellness: SHOW Baldwin Inc. takes center stage in Baldwin County

Excitement abounds as SHOW Baldwin Inc. (Special Humans Outreach & Wellness) emerges as a beacon of hope and support for individuals with special needs in Baldwin County. Founded by a group …

Alabama’s Small Town Chef of the Year 2025 registration opens

Calling all Baldwin County chefs: Do you have what it takes to be crowned Alabama's Small Town Chef of the Year? The Alabama Department of Tourism declared 2024 the Year of Alabama Foods, so Alabama …

Lt. Kendrick McNeal recognized for leadership at Baldwin County Corrections Center

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated Lt. Kendrick McNeal's recognition as a "Patriotic Employer," an award bestowed by Dr. Robert Barrow of the Office of the Secretary of …

Baldwin County Public Schools to offer all students free breakfast and lunch

Every Baldwin County student will now automatically qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a non-pricing meal service option for schools and …
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Past, present and future got together for a picture on Thursday as Heath Harmon was announced as the next AHSAA Executive Director. Pictured from the left are former Executive Director Dan Washburn, retiring Executive Director Alvin Briggs, Susan Scott Carothers (granddaughter of former Executive Director Herman L. “Bubba” Scott, now deceased), incoming Executive Director Heath Harmon and former Executive Director Steve Savarese.

Oxford principal Harmon selected as sixth AHSAA Executive Director by Central Board of Control

MONTGOMERY — Oxford High School principal Heath Harmon was approved by the AHSAA Central Board of Control (CBOC) to become the sixth Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic …

Former James Clemens, Sparkman athletic director Watts named to same position for Gulf Shores City Schools

Fresh off nine years as an athletic director at the Class 7A level, Jason Watts was tabbed as the candidate to help the Gulf Shores Dolphins return to Class 6A. He was announced to the position on …
The Gulf Shores Dolphins storm the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium as state champions on Dec. 7, 2023, with a crowd of 1.2 million viewers tuning into the Super 7 Championships on Alabama Public Television.

Alabama Public Television, NFHS agree to 5-year extension to broadcast AHSAA State Football, Basketball Championships

MONTGOMERY — Alabamians will continue to be able to watch football and basketball state champions be crowned on Alabama Public Television after a Tuesday agreement with the NFHS Network/PlayOn! …
Fairhope sophomore Libby Rogers won Region 1 of the Seacrest Furniture Athlete of the Year bracket with wins over three football players. The Week 2 winner helped the Pirates kick off the season at the Labor Day Classic and was named Tournament MVP. Semifinal voting is set to start at noon on Monday, May 10, at <a href='https://gulfcoastmedia.com/athlete'>gulfcoastmedia.com/athlete</a>.

Fairhope, Baldwin County, Daphne represented in Seacrest Furniture Athlete of the Year semifinals

Local sports fans have made their voices heard with over 17,500 votes in the inaugural Seacrest Furniture Athlete of the Year bracket contest. After three weeks of voting, only four candidates …
Daphne senior Emily Smith in action at the second-annual North-South All-Star wrestling dual hosted by the Alabama Wrestling Coaches Association at Huntingdon College on March 9. With the 114-pound state championship under her belt, Smith was honored as the state winner of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award given to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service.

Daphne Trojan girls’ wrestling team earns recognition from National Wrestling Coaches Association, Hall of Fame

The Daphne girls’ wrestling team racked up national honors following their third state title in the last four seasons. The National Wrestling Coaches Association recognized Trojan coaches …
Orange Beach junior KG Favors winds up a pitch during the Class 4A South Regional Championship against Houston Academy at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex on May 7. The South Carolina commit finished with a 21-1 record and 0.77 ERA in the pitcher’s circle. With 197 strikeouts in 2024, Favors now owns 625 career punchouts for the Makos.

Orange Beach softball finishes No. 1 in MaxPreps’ national rankings

After they won their fourth state championship in as many varsity seasons, the Orange Beach Makos checked in as the No. 1 high school softball team in the country according to MaxPreps’ …