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6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Foley looking to save Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, one of state's top events

FOLEY, Alabama -- Two weeks after the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce made the tough decision to cancel the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival , the city announced it was stepping up to try to save the 10-year-old event.

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Related Topix: Foley, AL

10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Hey, food regulator, leave them kids alone! opinion

The picture from Baldwin County last February is as American as apple pie. Two girls from the Robertsdale High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions were signing a poster that read "Valentines for Veterans" as part of their club's bake sale to benefit the veterans' home in Bay Minette.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bay Minette, AL, Education Etc., Opinion

15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Should the speed on the Baldwin Beach Express be increased?

Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt Jr. says it tough staying at 55 mph when driving on the Baldwin Beach Express.

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19 hrs ago | Alabama Live

No more talk: Baldwin County sheriff gets much-debated SWAT vehicle

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Matt Hunady no longer has to worry about going to SWAT calls in an unarmored vehicle.

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Yesterday | Alabama Live

Help with Social Security, free legal aid among benefits at 'resource fair' for Baldwin...

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne on Thursday will host a "resource fair" for area senior citizens need help with Social Security, veterans benefits or legal issues.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Fairhope, AL, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Mobile rakes in assault rifles from military surplus; Baldwin gains SWAT vehicle

The Mobile Police Department has two Hummer Humvees obtained through the Department of Defense Excess Property Program, more commonly known as DoD 1033.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Department of Defense, US News, Alabama

Alabama Live

Gulf Shores police arrest suspected armed robber, getaway car driver just minutes after...

Robby Lee Averitt, 33, left and Nicole Barker, 32, both of Gulf Shores, were arrested by Gulf Shores police following an armed robbery at Island Drug and Gifts on Ala.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Drugs

Alabama Live

Alabama Aviation Center eyeing expansion, coveted hangar space at Mobile Aeroplex

Steve Boykin, left, supervisor of agriculture and technical education for the Mobile County school system, is shown with Kyle Cook, director of Gulf Coast operations at the Alabama Aviation Center.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Alabama, Mobile County, AL, Civil Aircraft, Cessna 150, Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft

Alabama Live

Alabama Democrats take aim at high-flying Gov. Robert Bentley: Today in state politics

Gov. Robert Bentley talks about the importance of the Baldwin Beach Express to Baldwin County and the state during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Find out which Daphne entrepreneur SCOREd big among 2014 small business owners nationwide

Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Arts in Daphne was one of 14 small businesses, nonprofits and advocates nationwide honored for excellence recently in Washington, D.C., during the 2014 Service Corps of Retired Executives Awards.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Daphne, AL

Alabama Live

Request to put sewer line in Baldwin County neighborhood causes stink

The Baldwin County Commission is set to vote Tuesday on a controversial request by the Baldwin County Sewer Service to put a sewer line in the Plantation Estates subdivision near Daphne.

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Related Topix: Daphne, AL

Alabama Live

Loxley woman wants to host weddings at 15-acre home

Robin Gregorius thinks the 15 acres of land that her two-story home sits on would be the perfect backdrop for weddings.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Loxley, AL, Grand Bay, AL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Beefing up school security: New radio system, extra officers in Baldwin County

As classes begin Monday, the Baldwin County school system is implementing a $525,000 digital two-way radio system in schools and on buses to improve communication and safety.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Saraland, AL, Chickasaw, AL, Satsuma, AL, Mobile County, AL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WALA

BCHD: Sewage spill reported in Daphne

DAPHNE, Ala. Baldwin County Health Department officials are notifying Daphne residents that a sewage spill has occurred in Tiawassee Creek.

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Related Topix: Daphne, AL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Baldwin Beach Express will help tourism, governor says

The opening of a new north-south corridor in Baldwin County should have a big impact on the county's biggest cash cow - tourism, Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Gulf Shores, AL, Foley, AL

WOBB-FM Albany

Kenny Chesney's Personal Letter about This weekend.

Kenny Chesney will be holding a free concert this weekend at the Flora-Bama. Earlier this week he sent to the bar owner this 'Thank you' email, which in turn was passed on to the Escambia County commissioners who made it public.: I just wanted to take a moment to say how excited I am about this coming weekend.

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Related Topix: Escambia County, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Gulf Shores, AL, Perdido, AL

Prince Albert Daily Herald

New shortcut to Alabama beaches opening in Baldwin County

A nearly 13-mile stretch of road called the Baldwin Beach Express was scheduled to open completely to traffic on Friday.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robertsdale, AL, Loxley, AL, Summerdale, AL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Alligators hunters should enjoy perfect weather, water conditions for first weekend season split

Gator hunters in Alabama's southwest and west-central zones should find perfect weather and water conditions when they hit the water over the next three nights.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Mobile County, AL, Mobile, AL, Delta, AL, Wilcox County, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama Restaurant Week is a chance to sample the wide array of dishes available here

Alabama Restaurant Week is a time for the state's cafes, restaurants and other outlets for good food to offer special deals on some of their signature dishes.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Mobile County, AL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Alabama Live

West-central zone gator hunters have best shot at bagging 'Deinosuchus'

Let's get a couple of things out in the open right off the bat; there is no such thing as a 20-foot alligator weighing 1,000 pounds in Alabama or anywhere else for that matter.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Mobile County, AL, Delta, AL, Mobile, AL

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