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35 min ago | WALA

Orange Beach hosts Alabama Sheriffa s Conference

The biannual Alabama Sheriff's Conference kicked off Friday at the Perdido Beach Resort.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

4 hrs ago | WALA

See a The Good Doctora in Fairhope

The Good Doctor is a musical comedy that opened on Broadway in 1973, and closed in 1974.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Address flood insurance and the environment with RESTORE Act funding

Many Alabamians may find it hard to believe that July 15th of this year marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was capped in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Natural Disasters, Flood, Oil Spill, Orange Beach, AL, Opinion

16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jeans and sandals win out; Baldwin County school board eases uniform restrictions

With a vote of 6-1, the Baldwin County school board approved a policy to ease uniform restrictions for high school students during its meeting Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

'CVS deal is dead': Plans for controversial Malbis Plantation development withdrawn

Plans have been withdrawn to build a 13,225-square-foot CVS drugstore at Ala. 181 and U.S. 90 in the Malbis community, according to Daphne officials.

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Related Topix: Daphne, AL, Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Baldwin County schools budget 'on track'; slight increase in penny tax revenue

Local revenues for the Baldwin County school system are slightly higher this year, according to John Wilson, the school system's chief financial officer.

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Related Topix: Mobile County, AL

WALA

Building a healthier Gulf Coast 1 walk at a time

The American Heart Association is building healthier lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast through two upcoming walks, the Mobile Heart Walk on September 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m., at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center, and the Baldwin County Heart Walk on September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at Fairhope Pier.

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Related Topix: Alabama, University of South Alabama

Northwest Florida Daily News

2 dead in plane crash; plane flew out of Pensacola

LILLIAN, Ala.- Authorities say two people are dead after a sightseeing airplane that took off in Pensacola crashed in remote southwest Alabama.

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Related Topix: Lillian, AL, Air Accidents

Alabama Live

230-foot-tall cross is one step closer to reality in Baldwin County

Businessman Jon Butler mans a fundraising table for the Giant Cross Project in May 2014.

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Related Topix: Summerdale, AL, Gulf Shores, AL

Alabama Live

Spanish Fort paving way for medium-rise office buildings as demand rises on Eastern Shore

The 230-acre Spanish Fort Town Center, anchored by Bass Pro Shops is shown from U.S. 98, just north of Interstate 10, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Mobile, AL, Daphne, AL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WALA

BCSO responds to small plane crash

According to authorities, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has responded to a small plane air crash in the Lillian community.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

WALA

Get professional photos of your pets

Most of us have a bunch of cute pictures of our pets, but sometimes it's not easy to get really great pictures.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Daphne, AL

WALA

Fugitive Files Brutal Attack

Orange Beach Police and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office say he's been on the run for 5 years, accused of a brutal sex crime.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL, Loxley, AL

Alabama Live

'If you have a policy and don't enforce it, what's the point?' Baldwin school board...

On July 24, the Baldwin County school board is expected to vote on a policy to ease uniform restrictions for high school students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Spanish Fort, AL, Silverhill, AL, Loxley, AL, Robertsdale, AL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Commission: Baldwin County won't vacate public access to waterways

The Baldwin County Commission will vote on a policy next month that says requests to vacate public access to waterways will be denied.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WALA

Mobile County Constable charged with murder gets $250,000 bond

Murder suspect Larry Sheffield appeared before Baldwin County District Judge Scott Taylor Monday, July 21. The 68-year-old Sheffield, a Mobile County Constable, is accused of shooting 53-year-old Jeffrey McMillian of Spanish Fort during an argument at a bar shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL

WALA

Teena s drowning a first for Gulf Shores this year

The Gulf Shores Police Department as well as lifeguards patrolled the beaches Sunday night looking for a body.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Orange Beach, AL

Alabama Live

Dog fight causes stir in Fairhope neighborhood over weekend

FAIRHOPE, Alabama -- A woman dog-sitting a pit bull got more than she bargained for Sunday when it began fighting with her Doberman Pinscher, resulting in the sitter getting bit, police tasing the dogs and a neighborhood scare.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

How Greg Albritton won runoff despite losing big in Alabama Senate district's most populous county

"I believe I was ZIP code-challenged there," Albritton said. "But I do have some work to do there."

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Related Topix: Alabama, Conecuh County, AL, Bay Minette, AL, Mobile County, AL, Brewton, AL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WALA

Fort Morgan Pier to shut down soon

At Thursday morning's Baldwin County Commission meeting, State Historic Sites Director Dr. Stephen McNair presented the plan to use about $1.7 million in county money and about $200,000 in BP money to restore and refurbish Fort Morgan ahead of the 150th anniversary celebration.

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