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FAIRHOPE — Baldwin County communities need to update their disaster plans to take in lessons learned from recent hurricanes and the need to accommodate continued growth, planners and officials … more
GULF SHORES — City and school board officials are moving forward with plans to open the new Gulf Shores High School on a 200-acre site in the fall of 2025.The Gulf Shores City Council was … more
SPANISH FORT — After more than 10 years of discussion and effort, the Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Department is now a municipal agency, city officials said.At the Spanish Fort City Council meeting … more
DAPHNE — Work on the new Mobile River bridge and elevated Bayway will now move forward after Baldwin and Mobile officials voted to put the project on their Transportation Improvement Plans.The … more
BAY MINETTE — Matthew McKenzie took office as the District 2 Baldwin County commissioner Tuesday, Aug. 2, after being appointed to the position three months before the start of his elected … more
FAIRHOPE — An expansion of Fairhope's water system will add 33% to the municipal capacity in an effort to meet growing demands, city officials said.The Fairhope City Council voted Monday, July … more
DAPHNE — Children climbed, swung and slid on a variety of new equipment as Daphne's Centennial Park reopened after a remodeling program, Monday, July 25.The city spent $285,000 to renovate the … more
FAIRHOPE — After a career in public service that included work in the state two-year college systems and on the Daphne City Council, Baldwin County Commissioner Joe Davis took part in his final … more
DAPHNE — Plans for a new Interstate 10 bridge over the Mobile River and improved Bayway will move forward following votes by the two metropolitan planning organizations Wednesday, July 27.The … more
DAPHNE — Daphne firefighters going into burning buildings or other threatening situations will have better protection following the purchase of new turnout gear.The Daphne Fire Department … more
FOLEY — Efforts to improve a tribute to Foley World War II veterans led to a discovery that the actual memorial is not what many residents thought for decades.A small stone marker with a bronze … more
GULF SHORES — A bridge closed to cars since 2008, and later pedestrians, could be rebuilt as part of traffic and walking improvements planned on and near Windmill Ridge Road, city officials … more
FOLEY — What has been called Alabama's largest municipal nature preserve will almost double in size with funding from a federal environmental grant.The Foley City Council voted Monday, July 18, … more
BAY MINETTE — After dispensing more than $7 million over two years, Baldwin County will end its Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Aug. 18.The county commission voted Tuesday, July 19, to … more
FOLEY — A new 1,300-square-foot facility at Foley's Graham Creek Nature Preserve will explore the future of agriculture in Baldwin County and beyond."This will be a working educational … more
Each year, the waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast claim an average of six lives.Gulf Shores Fire Rescue are doing everything they can to reduce that number.Gulf Shores Fire Inspector Justin Parks … more
FAIRHOPE — A $2.5 million grant will allow Fairhope to develop the K-1 Center building as a business resource hub for technology entrepreneurs, city officials announced.On Wednesday, July 6, … more
FAIRHOPE — Work should begin soon on long-awaited new traffic signals and turn lanes at Gayfer Avenue and U.S. 98, following action by the Fairhope City Council. The council voted Monday, … more
ELBERTA — Growth in Baldwin County has become inevitable, but residents and officials are looking for ways to manage future development and change, local planners said recently.From housing … more
GULF SHORES — Work will start on improvements at the Gulf Shores Airport soon but plans for commercial airlines starting service may wait until spring, Airport Authority Manager Scott Fuller … more
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