Orange Beach school board recognizes national champion Mako softball team

The Orange Beach Mako softball team was recognized at the July 11 meeting of the school board at city hall after a fourth straight state championship helped earn a national champion title from MaxPreps. A community national championship celebration was scheduled for July 30 at the softball stadium inside the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
The Mako softball team was a distinguished guest of the Orange Beach City School Board during July 11’s regular meeting where a proclamation was made to honor the state's first-ever MaxPreps …
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Gulf Shores announces W.C. Holmes Bridge set for temporary nighttime lane closure July 22-24

The City of Gulf Shores  has announced a temporary closure of the right, southbound lane on the W.C. Holmes Bridge starting Monday, July 22, through Wednesday, July 24. This closure will only …

Foley moving forward with entertainment district in Downtown Foley

Soon, Foley could have a new entertainment district. The proposed district aims to boost downtown business and activity without causing disruptive behavior. Foley City Council approved a first …

Baldwin County Commission seeks public input on $43.3M hurricane recovery spending

The Baldwin County Commission is now asking for your input, seeking public comments on a new draft of a $43.3 million local recovery plan in response to Hurricanes Sally and Zeta. BCC officials, with …
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Bob Malone was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Long Beach, California, where his father was stationed on a ship, USS Medusa (AR-1), a Navy repair ship. The family (Dad, Mom and older sister Marilyn) lived in …
Bernice “Bea” Bailey Palma Rivers, age 100, resident of Foley, Alabama, passed away Jun. 13, 2024. There will be no service at this time. Arrangements by Mack Funeral Home & …
Glenn Floyd Dawson, of Loxley, Alabama, was born May 24, 1949, and died Jul. 11, 2024. He was the son of Ralph and Virginia (Ikey) Dawson of Loxley, Alabama. He was the grandson of Floyd and Edna …
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Gulf Shores Police investigate a fatal accident on Gulf Shores Parkway

On Thursday, July 18 around 10:42 a.m., Gulf Shores Police and Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 3700 block of Gulf Shores Parkway. Authorities determined that a 2016 …

Orange Beach prepares for 2024 Freedom Fest in October

Orange Beach authorized a pair of performance agreements this week for the city's fall Orange Beach Freedom Fest -- one with McLean Motorsports Productions for the anchor car show entitled "Bama …

Gulf State Park Pier to reopen by end of summer, ADCNR official says

After nearly four years without the popular Alabama attraction at full force, officials expect the Gulf State Park Pier to reopen to the public by the end of summer. "This is the completion of …

Wildfire ignites in Fort Morgan, forces road closures

A wildfire ignited earlier today north of State Highway 180 near the intersection with Cortez Street, prompting a multi-agency response. According to reports, the blaze is believed to have …
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Aidan Holdsworth, a Gulf Shores High School senior, near his black needle rush project on Little Lagoon.

Gulf Shores student working to preserve Little Lagoon shoreline with state grant

GULF SHORES — A local high school student is making waves by reducing damage along Little Lagoon with the restoration of a living shoreline. Erosion has started to become apparent on the shores …
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Columbia Southern University names Bass strategic advisor

Columbia Southern University (CSU) announced Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force #19 Jo- Anne Bass will join the team as strategic advisor for government, military and community relations. …

2 arrested after multi-state counterfeit Apple product operation discovered in Bay Minette hotel

Federal charges are pending further investigation after Baldwin County Sheriff's Office recently discovered a person in possession of roughly 180 counterfeit and fraudulent Apple products worth over …
Hazel Scruggs is seem receiving an award for her work in the aftermath of Hurricane Frederic in 1979. Hazel's Nook pictured in the background.

Hazel's Nook restaurateur reflects on 44 years in Baldwin County

Richard Schwartz has had a long career in the restaurant business on the island. Over the past 44 years, he has seen the area grow and has opened, closed, sold and built several restaurants. At one …

Iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld to bring stand-up tour to Mobile’s Saenger Theatre

Get ready for an evening of laughs. Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is set to take center stage at Mobile's Saenger Theatre, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Seinfeld has touched every part of the …

ALEA needs your vote for top spot in 2024 America's Best-Looking Cruiser Contest

Voting is open for the 11th-annual America's Best-Looking Cruiser Contest, with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) joining a litany of highway patrol and state police agencies nationwide …

Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project gets $550M federal grant

The Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project has been awarded a $550 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Bridge Investment Program, the second-largest in the program's …
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Alabama Park Ranger Kendra Bryan at Gulf State Park.

Alabama's only female park ranger works at Gulf State Park

ORANGE BEACH/GULF SHORES — As the only female park ranger in the State of Alabama, Kendra Bryan is breaking barriers while educating the public and enforcing conservation laws in Gulf State …

Portside on Main at The Wharf’s anchor tenant, other boutiques, dining announced

Residents and visitors who have driven past The Wharf over the past 12 months have seen the construction. Now, we have information on the tenants slated to fill the new Portside on Main at The Wharf. …
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Is inflation setting back retirement plans? Wealth Enhancement analyzed data from the EBRI to see how Americans are thinking about retirement.
Perry Thompson is “In the Game.” The former Foley Lion standout and soon-to-be Auburn Tiger pass catcher opted into an NIL deal with EA SPORTS to be featured in their College Football 2025 video game as an incoming freshman. Thompson is just one of the Baldwin County alumni that locals can play with starting this week.

EA SPORTS launches College Football 2025 video game featuring Baldwin County alumni

For the first time since 2013, gamers are picking up their controllers and playing a new college football video game. However, now that college student-athletes can benefit from their Name, …
Team Supreme celebrates their second-straight Gulf Coast Triple Crown trophy with a champagne shower at The Wharf’s Marlin Circle Saturday night in Orange Beach. The boat from Destin, Florida became only the third multi-time winner of the four-tournament event that starts and ends at The Wharf.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship stays in Orange Beach with Miss Ma’am as Yancey reels in winning fish

The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is once again staying in Orange Beach as Miss Ma’am sprayed champagne at Marlin Circle Saturday night with a 123-inch, 650.4-pound prize fish. Cooper …

South Alabama head coach Major Applewhite makes appearance at USA by the Bay Eastern Shore Speaker Series in Fairhope

Jaguars took over Fairhope on Thursday, July 11, as South Alabama head football coach Major Applewhite sat center stage for the USA by the Bay Eastern Shore Speaker Series. Applewhite was …
Tia Acker hits the homestretch of the 100-meter dash prelims as part of the AHSAA State Track Championships at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex on May 4, 2023. Acker closed both her junior and senior seasons with state titles in the three sprinting events.

St. Michael track and field state champion Acker transferring from South Alabama to Coastal Carolina

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers picked up a transfer portal commitment from the fastest female runner in St. Michael Catholic history, Latiana Acker. Also the Cardinals’ most decorated …
Owner Art Favre and angler Kevin Courville share an embrace after A Work Of Art celebrated a Blue Marlin Grand Championship victory on July 16, 2023, at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The boat became the first repeat winner of the final tournament in the Gulf Coast Triple Crown and is set to start defending its title Thursday at noon when the event starts with a shotgun start.

Repeat Gulf Coast Triple Crown trophies on the line at this weekend’s Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf

Entering its 14th season, the Gulf Coast Triple Crown has only seen two multi-time winners, but two teams have a good chance to join them this weekend at The Wharf in Orange Beach. A Work Of Art …
TCU running back Trent Battle is interviewed after Saturday action at the Al Trione Sports Complex where the Daphne Alumni Camp taught skill and technique to young student-athletes on the Eastern Shore. The former Trojan quarterback helped lead the effort that brought multiple Daphne alumni back together on the same field.

Daphne football alumni return home to teach skill, technique to young student-athletes

DAPHNE — Former Trojan football players reunited to give back to their community by hosting the Daphne Alumni Camp for boys and girls aged 5-14 at the Al Trione Sports Complex. Powered by …