Foley approves further downtown improvement projects

FOLEY - City of Foley Mayor Ralph Hellmich recently revealed the city is preparing to perform major downtown improvement projects to city-owned buildings and all city parks. During its Nov. 15 …

Magnolia Springs donates to the Miracle League

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS - The Magnolia Springs Town Council approved a donation of $650 to the Miracle League of Coastal Alabama during its Nov. 23 meeting. The council was approached about the donation …

Foley council approves cost of living adjustment

FOLEY - The Foley City Council voted to approve a resolution authorizing a cost of living adjustment (COLA) effective January 2022. The council approved an increase of 3.5 percent, the highest …

Elberta council member Newton questions town’s sales tax

ELBERTA - During the November council meeting, Elberta council member Teresa Newton questioned the town’s sales tax. The sales tax in Elberta is set at 11%. Newton said it raised concerns over …
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Lindsey Stirling Christmas coming to Mobile

Ready to get in the holiday mood? Lindsey Stirling, the platinum-selling electronic violinist, dancer, artist and author will make Christmas magic in her new album and on the road. “When I …

Do the most good: Bring a child joy on Christmas morning

On Christmas morning, we all can work together to make sure every child in Baldwin County has a gift under their Christmas tree. Dozens of organizations around the county are collecting toys, …

Gulf Coast Media rebrands, redesigns website, adds countywide calendar

GulfCoastNewsToday.com is now GulfCoastMedia.com.  The rebrand of Gulf Coast Media is part of shift to improve the local news options for residents of and tourists to Baldwin County, …

Silverhill Mill pays homage to town’s history

SILVERHILL — What started as a hobby for a Silverhill couple has turned into a business that is honoring the heritage of their small community. In September of 2021, Bryan and Ree Chandler …
Obituaries
Patricia Ann Taliaferro, age 73, of Foley, Alabama, passed away on Nov. 13, 2021. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral …
Wanda Carolyn Raines, age 59, of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Nov. 15, 2021. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral …
Harry E. Clements, age 74, of Foley, Alabama, passed away on Nov. 11, 2021. Please go to www.casonfuneralservice.com and sign the Memorial Book. Arrangements are entrusted to Cason Funeral Service in …
John T. Huggins, age 85 of Loxley, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. He was an Air Force Veteran and an Elder of Community of Christ Church for over 50 years. He was the past owner …
Johnnie Samuel Ward passed away on Nov. 13, 2021. Johnnie was born on Apr. 13, 1959, in Fairhope, Alabama, to Arcle (RC) and Edna Mae Ward. After graduating from Fairhope High School, he relocated …
The Islander - Gulf Coast News
Celebrate the holidays with an evening of Christmas carols with your neighbors at the Orange Beach Community Association Potluck Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The monthly event takes place at the Orange Beach …
FAIRHOPE — The Baldwin County Highway Department has delayed closing County Road 13 near the intersection of County Road 32 until Wednesday. The intersection will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 …
After months of public input and revision the Orange Beach City Council finalized and unanimously approved the golf cart ordinance which goes into effect March 1, 2022. Due to the way the law was …
The Onlooker - Central/North Baldwin
A recently formed local task force, spearheaded by the Gateway Initiative (a collaboration between the South Baldwin and Coastal Alabama Business Chambers) is lobbying towards its dream of bringing …
SUMMERDALE - The 16th annual Power of Giving Drive, hosted by Baldwin EMC, was held on Thursday, Nov. 18. According to the event’s organizers, it was a success. LifeSouth Community Blood …
MOBILE — Chloe Giardina, a graduate of Robertsdale High School and a student at the University of South Alabama, is the first recipient of the William “Willie” Peck Memorial …
The Courier - Eastern Shore News
Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching, and many South Baldwin communities are busy preparing their Thanksgiving celebrations. Some communities will hold free Thanksgiving dinners, while others are …
SUMMERDALE - The Summerdale Town Council voted at its Nov. 8 meeting to purchase property in the downtown area. The property is located across the street from the Summerdale Public Library and the …
ROBERTSDALE — The Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce held its November Business After Hours on Tuesday, Nov. 9, hosted by Branch Manager Brandi Gilreath and staff at the PenAir Federal Credit …

Bailey selected for NSHSS

The National Society of High School Scholars have announced that Justin Bailey, of Daphne, has been selected as a member. The society said it recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding …

100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier celebrated

The General Galvez Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in Daughters of the American Revolution commemorative ceremony this month to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of …

Daphne holds mass shooter response class

DAPHNE – Surveillance camera video showed people running or hiding as two men with guns walked through a school hall. A 911 operator could be heard trying to talk to a caller who was not responding. Screams and shots were heard in the background.

Silverhill moving forward with water system improvements

SILVERHILL — The Silverhill Town Council took several actions at its Monday, Nov. 15 meeting to move forward with improvements to the town’s water system. First, the council passed a …

Daphne preparing 20-year city growth plan

DAPHNE – With growth expected to continue in the future, Daphne officials and residents are working on a comprehensive plan to guide the community through the next two decades.

Robertsdale council approves donation to Miracle League

ROBERTSDALE — The City of Robertsdale is joining other municipalities in Baldwin County in making a donation to the Miracle League of Coastal Alabama for the completion of a park and ballfield …

Orange Beach Performing Arts Center welcomes guests

The lobby of the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center was alive with residents enjoying music, coffee and treats Nov. 16 at the center’s grand opening. The Performing Arts Center hosted the …

Planting their futures

Girl Scouts with Troop 8017 in Fairhope held a ceremony last week to plant a tree in Knoll Park. The troop purchased the young tree, a live oak, and planted it in the same spot where a beloved, …

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 …