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17 hrs ago | Alabama Live

'The people of Orange Beach want the best': Schools committee continues campaign for split...

The Committee for Orange Beach Educational Excellence continued to bolster its campaign for an independent, city-run school system during a community meeting Monday featuring inspirational author and Orange Beach resident Andy Andrews.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL, Education Etc.

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Bus fees for Mobile, Baldwin students? Unlikely, officials say

MOBILE, Alabama -- It is highly unlikely that school systems in Mobile and Baldwin counties would ever consider charging bus fees, officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Mobile County, AL, Chickasaw, AL

Alabama Live

Congressman Bradley Byrne plans Thursday town hall events in Robertsdale, Fairhope

MOBILE, Alabama - On a break from his duties in Washington, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, has announced that he will meet with folks in Baldwin County on Thursday.

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Alabama Live

Baldwin County says Spanish Fort shoud maintain list of roads

Baldwin County wants to make sure there is no confusion over whose responsibility it is to maintain several roads in areas that have been annexed by Spanish Fort.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Tickets still available for Sarah Palin dinner and speech on Friday in Orange Beach

Palin, a former Alaska governor who rocketed to political stardom when John McCain tapped her as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, will deliver the keynote speech at the Baldwin County Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner at The Wharf.

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Related Topix: Good Tidings and Great Joy, Books, Orange Beach, AL, US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, John McCain

Alabama Live

Foley reinventing market at Heritage Park

Due to the opening of the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market on Baldwin County 20, the city's traditional Chicago Street Farmers Market will have a new look and new name when it returns in May. Foley Marketing Director LaDonna Hinesley said the event that's held on Fridays in May and June in the downtown park will be renamed the Heritage ... (more)

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Alabama Live

Hobby Lobby to offer up to 50 jobs at new location in Foley

The 85,000-square-foot McKenzie Village in Foley is slated for completion later in 2014, and will be anchored by national arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WALA

Suspect wanted for armed robbery

Get ready for the fifth annual Catfish Chase 5k, a fun run to fight cancer. The race in Spanish Fort covers beautiful countryside, and you'll be rewarded with delicious food after the run.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Gulf Shores police arrest shooting suspect

Police say Jermaine Cungious was transferred to the Baldwin County Detention Center in Bay Minette early Sunday.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Bay Minette, AL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Easter sunrise service on Mobile Bay and butterflies at Dauphin Way

FAIRHOPE, Alabama - Lawn chairs, coffee and a few pets in tow, more than 350 Baldwin County residents gathered early Easter morning for worship at Fairhope Municipal Pier.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Mobile, AL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WALA

Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

The City of Orange Beach has become a hot topic of conversation as residents and people around Baldwin County wait to see if they will in fact break off and become their own school system.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Southern Napa to play host to second annual 99 Bottles of Beer on the Lawn May 9-10

DAPHNE, Alabama - Tickets are on sale now for the second annual 99 Bottles of Beer on the Lawn craft beer event that will be held May 9-10, on the expansive lawn at Southern Napa wine store in Daphne.

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WALA

Victim identified in fatal crash in Foley

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a fatal crash in Foley Wednesday afternoon as 42 year old Ronald Jud Ealey of Foley.

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Alabama Live

Challengers: Don't cut mental health funding in Baldwin County

Baldwin County commissioners agree that making sure the county has enough probation officers is a worthy cause that needs to be funded.

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Alabama Live

View the scene at the Meet the Artist reception for Nall at Aldridge Gardens

Artists and art patrons, along with old friends, came to a "meet the artist" reception at Aldridge Gardens in honor of Nall.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Homewood, AL

Alabama Live

What to expect as Easter approaches: a prayer labyrinth, living Stations of the Cross and sunrise services

If you're driving downtown at mid-morning on Good Friday, you're likely to see a Living Stations of the Cross procession heading from Spanish Plaza to Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Mobile County, AL, Gulf Shores, AL

Alabama Live

Disability insurance: What would the Baldwin County commissioners' opponents do?

Baldwin County's four commissioners had to make a tough decision Tuesday as they stared in faces of several Baldwin County deputies.

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Alabama Live

In the School Zone: Could a new Beach Express high school be a game-changer?

Welcome to the School Zone column, which is published every Thursday. My goal is to provide a snapshot of what's happening in the schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

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Related Topix: Mobile County, AL, Gulf Shores, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Sarah Palin plans speech on Alabama coast

Palin will speak at an event organized by the Baldwin County Republican Party on April 25 at the Wharf in Orange Beach.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Orange Beach, AL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Baldwin County deputies plea for disability insurance turned down

Baldwin County Deputy Sgt. Benjamin Burke doesn't believe his duty as a law enforcement officer ends when he takes off his badge and gun.

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