Songwriter Rock Killough to debut first book on Aug. 21

'Front Porch Stories' signing will be at Page and Palette. Fairhope, Ala. – (OBA) – Rock Killough was a perfect fit immediately upon being welcomed into the legion of possible/probables that earned residencies on the Flora-Bama stages around the turn of the century. That was partly because he...
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Baldwin sets groundbreaking for Baldwin Preparatory Academy

Students from across the county will get on-the-job training plus take regular classes. Loxley, Ala. – (OBA) – On Thursday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., state, city and county elected officials will join the Baldwin County Board of Education for a special groundbreaking event for the new Baldwin Preparatory Academy in Loxley.
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Orange Beach council to meet in joint session Aug. 16

City will discuss 2023 transportation plan to qualify for gas tax revenues. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The Orange Beach City Council is set to meet on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. in a joint work/regular session. The council will have the regular session first and then the work session to discuss items to be voted on in the first meeting of September.

Blood Drive planned Aug. 16 at Orange Beach City Hall

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be at Orange Beach City Hall from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. To schedule an appointment, go to the LifeSouth website at Orange Beach City Hall is at 4099 Orange Beach Blvd. Donors must be 17...

Hunter education course in Orange Beach on Aug. 20

Island Church to host the event 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – A Hunter Education Class, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, will be on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Island Church, 25550 Canal Road in Orange Beach.

Freedom Fest returns to Orange Beach on Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Weekend includes car show, arts and crafts, concerts. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The second Annual Orange Beach Freedom Festival will be on Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. It will be a true, down-home celebration of America with the car show, concerts, special patriotic speakers, arts & crafts, children's activities, food... just an All-American red, white and blue weekend in Orange Beach, Alabama.

The Wharf buys 86 acres near Bama Bayou property

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The Wharf at Orange Beach, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment venue on the Alabama Gulf Coast, today announces the acquisition of an additional 86 acres on the north side of the Intracoastal Waterway near the Foley Beach Express Toll Bridge. The...

Gulf Shores to discuss applying for 2023 money from new gas tax

City could gain $100,000 toward several upcoming projects. Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – Gulf Shores is adopting a 2023 transportation plan which is required to apply for Rebuild Alabama Gas Tax Funds for several projects the city has on the drawing board and ready to go out for bid. The city council will discuss the plan at the Aug. 15 work session at city hall at 4 p.m.

Latest airport grant to help Gulf Shores recruit airlines

Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – Gulf Shores International Airport in recent months has received more than $1 million in federal grants this year as officials continue to work toward having more commercial passenger service. Throw in the funding for the air traffic control tower and the authority has received more than $7 million in federal funds.

GCAA Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Sept. 10

Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – The next Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA) art market is just around the corner on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the First Presbyterian Church in Gulf Shores. As always, the Art Market will feature original work from many local...

Foley Inks Long-Term Deal With Snap Soccer

Foley, Ala. - (OBA) - After working together for six years Foley Sports Tourism and Snap Soccer have agreed to a long-term deal to keep elite youth soccer competitions on the schedule for years to come. The deal states that FST will retain Snap as an independent contractor to host soccer tournaments and both parties will work together to promote the Foley economy to the participants of these tournaments.

Turquoise owners file suit to have all windows replaced

Since the tint can't be matched, Turquoise contends all windows should be replaced. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – Opulent condo complex Turquoise Place is suing its insurance providers because it says all windows in gleaming towers need replacing because new ones can’t be matched to the same color.

Haunted Hustle Returning to Gulf Shores beachfront on Oct. 22

Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the Haunted Hustle coming to Gulf Place Public Beach on Saturday, Oct. 22. Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Fun Run, Witches on Wheels, and a live DJ.

Foley Police: Couple stole from jewelry store in Foley

Foley, Ala. - (OBA) - On August 5th, 2022, officers and detectives with the Foley Police Department responded to Alabama Goldsmith Jewelers at the 3800 blk. of S. McKenzie Street in reference to a theft. A male and female subject entered the store and picked out an undisclosed amount of...

Home sales prices rise, but sales volume lower in Baldwin County

Resort area prices up 31%, but total sales down 38%. Robertsdale, Ala. – (OBA) – Baldwin County’s sales prices remain on the rise despite less than desirable interest rates and lower sales volume. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports year-over-year increases in last month’s average sales price for both resort and traditional residential markets.

Saenger Mobile sets premier of documentary on carnivorous plants

Mobile, Ala. – (OBA) – “The Carnivorous Kingdom,” a new documentary by Alabama filmmaker Ben Raines offering a rare view into Alabama’s secret world of flesh-eating plants, will have its world premiere at Mobile’s Saenger Theatre on Monday, Aug. 22. The screening will be...

Gulf Shores Finance Department wins three awards

This is the 12th consecutive year to win the budget presentation honor. Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – The City of Gulf Shores is pleased to announce that the Finance & Administration Department has earned three awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), qualifying the it as a Triple Crown Winner for the first time.