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'Bank On South Alabama' initiative aims to boost financial stability for those without...
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson speaks during the "Bank On South Alabama" initiative on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Mobile's Government Plaza.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
Central Baldwin County school board seat at stake in Tuesday's runoff
Baldwin County Board of Education District 3 incumbent Elmer McDaniel, left, will face challenger Tony Myrick, right, in the Republican primary runoff on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Tax hike robocalls didn't come from Baldwin County schools, official says
Recent robocalls asking Baldwin County property owners if they would support an 8-mill tax increase did not come from the Baldwin County school system, according to Terry Wilhite, spokesman for the district.
Orange Beach ready to set referendum date on property tax hike for school system split;...
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- City officials are moving ahead with plans to set a referendum date on a 5-mill tax hike that would help fund an independent school system .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
No-shows leave southwest Alabama candidates without debating partners at Baldwin forum
A tea party-sponsored candidate forum turned into a question-and-answer session Tuesday when half of the invited candidates failed to show up.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Secretary of state hopeful Merrill hits GOP opponent over pay raises, Hyundai-related lawsuit
Surrounded by state lawmakers from Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama secretary of state candidate speaks to the media on Mobile, Ala., on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Fort Morgan residents consider incorporation as they look to the future
After winning an 11-year lawsuit against the city of Gulf Shores for annexing part of the Fort Morgan peninsula, the Fort Morgan Civic Association is trying to figure out what comes next.
Jeans? Sandals? Baldwin County school board may ease restrictions on high school uniforms
On July 24, the Baldwin County school board is expected to vote on policies to ease uniform restrictions for high school students, and to give middle and high school students more leeway to use their own digital devices in the classroom and on the bus.
West Alabama ponds dish up shrimp surprise
When you think of good wholesome shrimp, you think of the beach. You think of pricey restaurants where your meal is $20 plus or fresh markets where you can buy a pound for $12.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Support from Alfa, Poarch Creek Indians gives Albritton fundraising edge in Senate race
Greg Albritton, left, has out-raised Republican primary opponent Harry D'Olive in the campaign for state Senate District 22. Republican candidate Greg Albritton enjoys a fundraising advantage in his state Senate race in large measure because of nearly $30,000 in "in-kind" services provided by the Alabama Farmers Federation - support his primary ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Mississippi's The First Bancshares completes BCB Holding, Bay Bank acquisition
The First Bancshares Inc. has completed its acquisition of Theodore-based Bay Bank's holding company, BCB Holding Co.
Sex, baby names and Medicare: Your favorites from 6 months in the Data Mine
In the Data Mine, we're always looking for robust sets of numbers that might lead us to interesting stories about how Alabamians live their lives.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Baldwin County among best markets for renting to baby boomers
According to RealtyTrac , a real estate and housing data tracking service, boomers account for about a third of the population in the county, which includes Fairhope, Daphne and Point Clear.
Moe's Original BBQ to open in Foley; plans for Shoe Station, 96,500-square-foot commercial...
The Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market site on Baldwin County 20 will soon be expanding with the addition of MoeaA A s Original BBQ and a retail farmers market.
Manslaughter charge filed in fatal Elberta wreck
Charges have been upgraded against a man who was arrested in May on a DUI charge after he was involved in a two-vehicle wreck.
Responding to a hiring crunch, Mobile Fire-Rescue looks to remedy attrition of its ranks
After walking up one step per second on a Stand master with 75 pounds strapped to his chest, Zach Enfinger, 23, still wanted to become a firefighter.
Standoff in Spanish Fort ends
UPDATE : Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar says the Standoff at the Arlington at Eastern Shore Apartment Complex is over.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Foley to welcome McKenzie Village anchor Hobby Lobby in mid-October
Baldwin County's second Hobby Lobby location will open at Foley's McKenzie Village in mid-October, officials with the Oklahoma City-based craft and home decor retailer confirmed Tuesday.
Eco-tours launching, Big Daddy's closing, state recognition: Gulf Shores' Waterway Village...
A sign welcomes visitors to Gulf Shores' Waterway Village District at the intersection of East 24th Avenue and East 2nd Street on Monday, June 30, 2014.
Quincy Compressor confirms consolidation plans to shutter Illinois facility, shift some...
Quincy Compressor LLC's headquarters in Bay Minette, Ala., will absorb some operations from the company's namesake Quincy, Ill., facility within the next 12 months after U.S. manufacturing consolidation plans were approved Tuesday, July 1, 2014.