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The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is implementing a new traffic signal program in the Southwest Region called Regional Traffic Operations (RTOP). This five-year program will modernize … more
The Growing Alabama Commission recently approved the South Alabama Mega Site for an investment of $5.5 million for additional site improvements, which include the construction of an on-site rail spur … more
Last week State Rep. Steve McMillan announced that he would not run for another term in the Alabama House of Representatives. The decision marks the twilight of a 41-year career in Montgomery. … more
BAY MINETTE – Federal COVID-19 relief money could help bring a county recycling center to Baldwin under plans approved by the County Commission on Tuesday. The commission voted to use $3.5 … more
Beginning July 1, the Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA) will accept applications for $800,000 in special grant funding to help humanities organizations recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic. … more
Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County is offering opportunities for young girls to be involved in this year’s program. The Be Your Best Self Youth Boot Camp is open to girls in third through … more
Members of the Robertsdale AmVets Post 316 – the newest post in Alabama – will host the 1st Annual “Christmas in July Toys for Tots Toy Ride” on Saturday, July 31. Kick stands go up at 10 … more
SUMMERDALE — Summerdale Police are investigating the death of a Pensacola man found in a car off of Sherman Road near County Road 28 on Monday. According to a release issued Tuesday by … more
The Baldwin County Historical Society quarterly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m., at the Loxley Town Hall. Former Congressman Jo Bonner is on the calendar to speak. He will … more
BAY MINETTE — A Summerdale man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2017 disappearance of a Baldwin County man who was last seen in the Elsanor area. According to a social … more
12-30-20 Stephen Christopher Young, 50, 4180 Brecken Ridge Ave., Eight Mile – DUI Gaven Nelson Tarr, 23, Homeless – Possession of controlled substance, Possession of marijuana … more
The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at Thomas Hospital. Here is a video of health care workers there unboxing the vaccine and moving it to cold storage. more
Based on a reduction in telephone call volume, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) toll-free COVID-19 hotline will operate only during regular business hours, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday … more
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris urges Alabamians to heed all health and safety warnings as areas of the state deal with significant flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sally. In addition, … more
The Baldwin County Commission has authorized the closure of all Baldwin County Commissionoffices and Baldwin County Commission owned, leased or controlled facilities on Monday,September 21, 2020, and … more
Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for Mobile and Baldwin counties in preparation for the impending strengthening and landfall of Hurricane Sally. The storm is expected to cause … more
Gulf Coast Media is excited to announce the launch of four new Facebook pages - one for each of its weekly publications. With pages dedicated to The Onlooker, The Islander, The Courier, and The … more
Hurricane Sally made landfall Tuesday near Gulf Shores with winds gusting near 100 mph in many locations. The storm caused extensive damage across Baldwin County, flooding roads, ripping trees from the ground and tearing roofs off of buildings. The Gulf State Park Pier was cut in half by the winds and waves as the storm moved ashore. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were left without power across three states. more
Baldwin County School students will return to campus Sept. 30. Here is the text of the email Superintendent Eddie Tyler sent parents this morning: more
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