Cities in Baldwin County approve allowing medical cannabis dispensaries

FOLEY — Medical marijuana dispensaries could be coming to one or more Baldwin municipalities in upcoming months, local officials said. The Alabama Legislature approved an act to allow up to …

Witch rides soar through four Baldwin County cities this year

Moon's out, brooms out! Hundreds of witches will fly through the streets of Baldwin County this year during four different witches ride events. Each ride raises money for local charities and tickets …

Not into Halloween? Here's a list of Baldwin County events for you

Enough with the Halloween already! When the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 1 will you already be tired of pumpkin-spiced everything?Lucky for you, there are plenty of other events happening while …

31 days of frights: Where to find the scare in Baldwin County

If you have 31 days' worth of the scariest movies the streaming services can offer already programmed on your device to harken the first day of October, this list is for you. Baldwin County has had …

Spend cozy autumn nights together in Baldwin County

There's something especially cozy about spending date night bundled up together in the night fall air. If you are looking for a spot to share a warm apple cider with your favorite person these fun …
Obituaries
Sharon Murphy Whitley, age 62, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Sharon is survived by her husband of 40 years, Tim Whitley; daughter, Stephanie (Mallory) …
Emily Jean Rodgers, age 24, a resident of Gulf Shores, Alabama, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. She was a graduate of Sparta Academy and Louisiana Christian University. She was preceded …
Harold Wayne Clendenin, (Papa), age 86, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Harold was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, March 21,1936. Services will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022. …
John Douglas (Doug) Banister, Sr., born on August 10, 1949, and raised in Hepzibah, Georgia, passed away on Sept. 23, 2022, at the age of 73. Services will be held Oct. 10, 2022. Funeral arrangements …
Elbert Marvin Williams, age 77, a resident of Elberta, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.Marvin was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He also was the Mayor of Elberta …
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Gulf Shores’ Titi commits to North Carolina State softball

Gulf Shores junior catcher and third baseman Tia Titi announced her commitment to the North Carolina State University softball program after her time with the Dolphins. Titi had a busy summer and …

Baldwin County businesses face cybersecurity threats

DAPHNE — Many businesses and individuals are much more vulnerable to computer hacking than most realize, and many people have already been hacked without their realizing it, a cybersecurity …

2022 Miss Shrimp Festival royalty crowned in Gulf Shores

The Sixth-Annual Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant took the stage at the Erie Meyer Civic Center Sept. 24 to crown the Miss Shrimp Festival 2022 queens. This year's competition saw the largest turn out …

West 6th beach access improvements planned in Gulf Shores

GULF SHORES — A new project will improve parking and access to the Gulf beach at West 6th Street following action by the Gulf Shores City Council.The council was scheduled to vote Monday, Sept. …
Local News

Where to celebrate Halloween with your little pumpkins

Pumpkins and hayrides and games, oh my! The 31 days of October are a non-stop festival for kids as the punch flows and the candy rolls. You can fill every weekend of the month with a fun family …

Take a terrifying walk through your childhood nightmares at Graham Creek

FOLEY — Graham Creek Nature Preserve sits on the outskirts of Foley. A walk through the dense forest would be scary any night of the week. But for six nights throughout October the trail will …

"Little Shop of Horrors" opens in Foley tonight

FOLEY — This little shop is truly horrifying.Fans of the 1986 cult classic "Little Shop of Horrors" might find the wacky script comedic compared to present-day horror films. The cast of Exit …

Baldwin County budget hits record $240.9 million

FAIRHOPE — After dropping 24% in one year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Baldwin County budget revenue estimates have grown to exceed 2020 levels for the fiscal year that starts Saturday, Oct. …

Baldwin high school bands out in full force during annual Band Jamboree

Every high school band student in Baldwin County descended upon Robertsdale Tuesday evening for the first Baldwin County Band Jamboree held since the spread of COVID-19 halted the annual event two …

6 weekend events to kick off October in Baldwin County, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

This weekend is packed with festivals and events that will delight the whole family. The hardest part of your weekend will be which event to visit. Head to Orange Beach and celebrate freedom, take in …

I want candy! Where to trick or treat this season in Baldwin County

Are you just here for the candy? Do you pick through your kid's basket looking for the holy grail of the trick-or-treat season, better known as the full-size candy bar? This is your list. Most …

Fifth-annual Hound Dog Music Fest rocks Silverhill Oct. 8

The Baldwin Humane Society team is looking forward to the Fifth-annual Hound Dog Music Fest. Abby Pruet, executive director of The Baldwin Humane Society, said the event is one of the largest …

Spanish Fort Toros rally for gutsy, 18-15 win over rival Daphne Trojans

SPANISH FORT – It was a tale of two halves where the Spanish Fort Toros erased a 15-0 halftime deficit with 18 second-half points and stellar defense to earn a non-region, rivalry win over the …

Bayside Academy alumnus Komyati, Fairhope junior Duke named all-state golfers

Earlier this month, a pair of local golfers were among the Alabama Golf Association’s All-State Junior Team for 2022. Recent Bayside Academy graduate and Missouri S&T freshman Cole Komyati …

McCoy celebrates 1,000 assists with Daphne volleyball, eyes next milestone

DAPHNE — Since it only took Daphne junior setter Lucy McCoy a season and a half to surpass 1,000 assists for the Lady Trojans, head coach Casey Craig feels she can likely surpass the …

No. 2 Fairhope, No. 7 Gulf Shores stay pat in new state football rankings

Entering the sixth week of the high school football season, only Class 7A No. 2 Fairhope and Class 5A No. 7 Gulf Shores represented Baldwin County in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s …

Daphne's Al Trione Sports Complex adding fitness court

A new Fitness Court is coming to the Al Trione Sports Complex in Daphne. The City of Daphne received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to help pay for the new area that will include …