Entries from March 2007 ↓

Magnolia Springs bank robbed

The United Bank branch was robbed this afternoon.

Baldwin bank robbed

Baldwin County Fatherhood Initiative to get $50K

Sen. Bradley Byrne helped procure $50,000 for the organization.

Fathers unite

Foley to choose center designer

City officials are prepared to select a designer for a new events center, but still want to see how much money will be available before confirming a final design.

Foley to choose center designer

Gulf Shores ‘looks more like Florida’?

An AOL.com spring travel page describes Gulf Shores as “best for families.” But it also says it looks more like Florida than much of Florida.


Your Perfect Spring Break

Two street-level dealers to serve a combined 45 years

Two reputed Baldwin County drug dealers were sentenced in recent weeks to a combined 45 years in prison.

Two street-level dealers to serve a combined 45 years

Spanish Fort sewage spill reported

The Baldwin County Health Department announced today that a sewage spill occurred in Spanish Fort, in an area north of Interstate 10 and south of U.S. 31.

Baldwin sewage spill reported

Federal judge says Daphne baby can stay in U.S.

A federal judge in Mobile this afternoon sided with a Daphne woman who argued her baby would be in danger if he were forced to return to Australia as requested by the child’s father.

Federal judge says baby can stay in U.S.

County may clear property

Building Official Mike Howell asked the commission at its Tuesday work session to hold a public hearing next week and then pass a resolution that directs the county to demolish and remove two waterfront structures on Baldwin County 1 south of Fairhope.

County may clear property

Gulf Shores council nullifies annexation

Citing missing signatures on critical papers, the City Council on Monday voted unanimously, with one abstention, to nullify the 2005 annexation of about 54 acres along Fort Morgan Road.

Council nullifies annexation

Fairhope city council highlights

  • Approved installing new high-tech gas and water meters for residents
  • Revenues are up $1.3 million from last year
  • The amount of cash remaining this year for capital projects is down $2 million compared to last year
  • Proclaimed March 31, 2007, as Ricky Trione Day
  • Approved a request by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce to close downtown streets for next year’s Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled for March 14, 15 and 16
  • Approved a resolution to encourage state legislators to ban gill net fishing in Alabama
  • Awarded a bid, through the recreation department, to build a walking track at the Stimpson Tennis Complex

City upgrades gas and water meters

Bus will link Lillian, Pensacola

The first Baldwin Rural Area Transit System bus went Wednesday from Lillian to Pensacola on a ceremonial drive on its future route.

Bus will link Lillian, Pensacola

Baldwin rejects zoning

Both District 7 and 18 have voted down zoning. District 7 is between Bay Minette and Loxley. In District 18 between Robertsdale and Gulf Shores there were only 14 more no votes than yes votes. These number don’t include provisional or absentee ballots.

Baldwin rejects zoning

New retail activity around the county

The P-R has an article about new retails activity in Baldwin Co. The following stores have opened recently or will soon:

  • At The Wharf in Orange Beach:
    • a Pensacola-based dinner theater
    • Gulf Coast Hatteras
    • Surfer Girl, a clothing store
    • Twisted Whisker, a pet boutique
    • Coastal Couture, featuring designer clothes
    • The Big Easy Daiquiri Factory
    • Mientje’s 501 Club will be opened by the former owners of Tipitina’s in New Orleans
    • Live Bait restaurant
    • Bushido’s Japanese Steak House with a sushi bar
  • At the Foley Tanger Outlet:
    • Rent-A-Center
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Payless Shoe Source
    • Dollar Tree
    • Cato
  • Eastern Shore Center
    • Jack’s Music
    • La Te Due Maternity & Baby Boutique
  • Colonial Pinnacle Alabama 59 in Gulf Shores
    • Bed, Bath & Beyond
    • Bama Fever
    • Mattress Gallery
    • Claire’s Boutique
    • Kay Jewelers
    • Mikato Japan
    • Planet Smoothie
    • Cold Stone Creamery
    • Books-A-Million

Spring Forward

Summerdale preacher’s wife missing

The wife of Summerdale First Baptist preacher Jason Lee Smith was last seen around 11 AM in Bossier City, La.

Baldwin pastor’s wife remains missing

Alabama seeks to strengthen position in Gulf park suit

The state Conservation Department hopes to strengthen it’s position in litigation challenging the development of a resort at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.

Alabama seeks to strengthen position in Gulf park suit