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12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Foley bond rating upgraded ahead of planned $17 million borrowing for capital improvements

FOLEY, Alabama -- On the cusp of some major road and recreational improvement projects, the city has earned a bond rating upgrade from Standard & Poor's.

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Related Topix: Foley, AL

Yesterday | Alabama Live

Fairhope sticks with state senator's company after rebidding debris removal contract, but...

FAIRHOPE, Alabama -- Despite going through a much-scrutinized rebidding process for its debris removal contract, the City Council decided to renew its contract with state Sen. Trip Pittman's company .

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Daphne, AL, US Governors, Bob R. Riley

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Check out sample ballots for Tuesday's runoff and amendment vote

Greg Albritton, left, finished first in the Republican primary for Alabama Senate District 22 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Mobile County, AL, Agriculture, Science, Escambia County, AL, Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

'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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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Alabama

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Robertsdale, AL, Elberta, AL, Silverhill, AL, Loxley, AL, Summerdale, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

Alabama Live

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 .

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL, Daphne, AL, Fairhope, AL, Bay Minette, AL, Spanish Fort, AL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Healthcare Law, Law, Bay Minette, AL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Tuscaloosa County, AL, Daphne, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Stockton, AL, Elberta, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Auburn University, Agriculture, Science, Washington County, AL, University of West Alabama

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Alabama Live

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)

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

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Theodore, AL, Mobile, AL, Mobile County, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alabama, Alabama Government, Criminal Defense Law

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Business Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Daphne, AL, Fairhope, AL, Point Clear, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Foley, AL, Alabama

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Elberta, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Orange Beach, AL

WALA

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.

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