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Smoking buildings and firefighters are synonymous, but twice a year the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department gets smoky on purpose. Hungry festival goers stood in line Saturday as the roof of a cookout … more
Famous author Stephen King once wrote that "Sooner or later, everything old is new again," which applies to recent work in Alabama's coastal waters. Obsolete structures once used for shoreline … more
FOLEY — New routes are giving Foley drivers more north-south options through the city.The extension of North Pecan Street in Foley opened Wednesday morning. The project, about 2,000 feet long, … more
For 60 years, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week recognizing the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small-business … more
Spring is here, and it is a perfect time for walking tours through Alabama's most scenic towns. Each April, the Alabama Department of Tourism organizes guided tours in towns across the yellowhammer … more
Loxley and Baldwin County police have been working to combat illegal drug sales and overall crime in the Loxley Heights community and recently seized methamphetamine and other substances amid an … more
FOLEY – The owners of the former Foley Bakery building, which closed for more than 15 years, plan to start improvements to the almost century-old structure in hopes of reopening it. Foley … more
FOLEY — Tropic Falls at OWA will be adding two new water-based attractions, making it the newest destination for your summer bucket list. Big Water Bay and Coastal Curl surf simulator will … more
FOLEY — The Foley Public Library has been awarded a four-star rating by the Library Journal, solidifying it further as a can't-miss resource in Baldwin County.John Jackson, library director, … more
Jimmy Sullivan was recently honored as Veteran of the Month by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, making him the second veteran chosen for the designation in the senator's new program. "For some … more
ROBERTSDALE — Baldwin County Public Schools plan to build new schools in Loxley and Elberta as part of its "Pay as You Go" construction plan. The announcement was made during the district's … more
ROBERTSDALE — The City of Robertsdale may soon be one of 200 municipalities and schools across the nation to receive an outdoor fitness court this year as part of an effort to get more … more
Magnolia Springs – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded a $16,095 grant to Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department. The grant will be used to purchase a Stryker LUCAS … more
Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Paula Deen will visit her restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, April 1 for a book signing. Deen’s last visit on April 9, 2022, drew a large … more
The Home Depot announced Thursday its intention to build a delivery facility in Loxley. With plans to invest more than $2.2 million and create more than 20 jobs, The Home Depot’s new … more
FOLEY – The city of Foley is offering to provide a new home for the Baldwin County Library Cooperative, which has been without a space to operate out of for several months. Foley City … more
The Nitro Extreme Motor Show rolled into the Tanger Outlets Foley Saturday, featuring high-flying stunts and daring demonstrations with a range of vehicles from motorcycles to a semi-truck. Some … more
At the recent National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Convention celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organization, the Alabama Chapter received the prestigious Acreage Award for land conservation … more
FOLEY -  A rare “triple crown” of major financial reporting awards has gone to the city of Foley for the third consecutive year. The Government Finance Officers Association … more
Millennials are moving to Alabama.An analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's 1-year American Community Survey by Today's Homeowner shows that 44,673 people moved to Alabama in 2021, including 31,320 … more
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