MOBILE, Ala. (2/17/21) -- Loree Thornton, M.D., brings a unique perspective to the physical, mental and emotional demands of residency. Thirteen years ago, at age 25, the Florida native made her Olympic debut for the United States at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, having proven herself as one of the best women’s hammer throwers in the nation. Competing at that level was worth the years of grueling training and delayed gratification. “Representing my country and having USA across my chest is one of
Milken Institute's 2021 Best-Performing Cities Report Ranks Baldwin County as the 5th Best-Performing Small Metro in the U.S.
On Tuesday, February 16, the Milken Institute published their annual Best-Performing Cities report, in partnership with the Center for Regional Economics. The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Baldwin County, ranked 5th among all small metro areas (population between 60,000 and 250,000). The report analyzed 201 small metros and 200 large metros, using job creation, GDP growth, housing affordability, broadband availability, and industry-specific wage growth
Higbee Road paving is now complete. Higbee Road was the last major dirt road on the Eastern Shore maintained by Baldwin County. Higbee Road runs between Highway 104 and Highway181 and is a total of 2.5 miles long, 1.75 miles of which was dirt. Due to rapid development on the Eastern Shore, including construction and growth of Saint Michael Catholic High School, Higbee Road has experienced a large increase in traffic volume. The Baldwin County Commission prioritized and funded $500K of this project in 2020.
Pamela Denham & Associates Recognized in Business Alabama's ''Top Rank Alabama 2020” For Public Relations Firms
Fairhope, Ala.-based Pamela Denham & Associates has once again been recognized in Business Alabama’s Top Rank Alabama magazine in the Public Relations Firms category for 2020. This is the eighth year Pamela Denham & Associates has been selected for inclusion among the top-rated public relations firms. Criteria considered when selecting the top Alabama companies include number of employees and active clients in the state. The firm works with more than 11 clients and eight employees and has been
DAPHNE, AL -- Southern View Media owners, Brad and Michelle Murrill, recently purchased a new building in Daphne, AL with the goal of helping more local businesses grow and thrive. The agency is already known for being a proponent of community outreach and growth. The Murrills plan to utilize the space, known as Daphne Square, as not only an office for their agency, but also a commercial hub for local businesses. After some improvements and initial updates, they plan to host networking events and
Goodwyn Mills Cawood is pleased to announce its new Disaster Recovery department, led by Robert Ramsey as executive vice president. Since 2017, Disaster Recovery has been housed as a service within Engineering; however, with its continued growth, unique service offerings and distinct operations, it will now function as a standalone department. Over the last several years, GMC has become a leader in critical programs to restore impacted communities from disasters. The firm’s experience with disaster
Are you interested in working at one of our area’s best known restaurants for great seafood, scenery and southern hospitality? The Original Oyster House is looking for good people who want to work in a fun, casual atmosphere with panoramic waterfront sunsets, caring coworkers and competitive benefits. We are hiring cooks, expediters, prep, dishwashers, retail sales associates, bussers, hosts and cashiers. Experience a culture that thrives on service, recognition and financial reward. Summer incentives are
The ACT is a nationally recognized assessment comprised of four multiple choice subject-area tests (English, math, reading, and science) with a writing prompt that is administered over the course of one morning. Each subtest varies in time allowed, number of questions, and content. The overall composite score and each of the four required ACT subject-area tests are scored on a scale of 1-36. More information for each subtest and free practice questions can be found linked here. The ACT is the Alabama
· NEW EXHIBIT: Members' Juried Show. This annual exhibit showcases various work from the Artist Level members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. Artist Members were able to submit 3 original works done in any media. This year's judge: Lucy Gafford, Mobile Arts Council Executive Director. Awards will be given during Art Walk night @ 6:30pm. Work will be on display through April 30, 2021. · NEW EXHIBIT: “Mind of Marchman” Artwork by Fred Marchman. ESAC celebrates the life and work of Mobile Bay area’s
This month, the Alabama Tourism Department launched its new and improved Alabama Civil Rights Trail app. Originally released in 2014, the app has been completely redesigned to provide a better user experience for all to explore the role that Alabama played in the Civil Rights Movement.The updated app was released on Feb. 1, during a time when many began to observe Black History Month and look to the past to learn more. Downloading the app will allow users to easily explore key civil rights landmarks,
The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) released the following statement today in response to Amtrak’s confirmation of reports it intends to begin passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile in 2022: “Having worked tirelessly with federal, state, and local officials on this project, we are thrilled that a departure time is in sight for passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast,” said Wiley Blankenship, Chairman of the SRC. “Since the 2016 inspection train, which brought out thousands of citizens across
The state’s second Free Alabama College Application Week event for this school year is being held from February 22-26. During this weeklong effort, Alabama high school seniors will have opportunities to apply for colleges and universities throughout our great state. Many postsecondary institutions statewide have officially waived their application fees for this event including: Click Here for Full List of Participating Schools
The Career and Technical Education State Courses of Study Committee is requesting written input from interested educators and members of the public regarding the revision of the following three career clusters: Architecture and Construction; Information Technology; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Since the process of review and revision has begun, the committees would like to receive written comments concerning the listed standards by March 19, 2021.Review the full list and links to The
On Saturday, February 27, Thomas Hospital, the City of Fairhope, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency and the Hope Center at 3Circle Church will provide 1,500 second dose COVID-19 vaccines to those patients who received their first dose on Saturday, February 6, at the Hope Center.First dose vaccines and second dose vaccines will not be provided to patients who did not receive their first dose from the Hope Center at 3Circle Church on February 6. Participants can receive their second dose at the
Bayside Academy’s Visual Arts Department congratulates the Bayside students who have been honored with a Scholastic Art & Writing Award in one of the most prestigious art competitions for high school students in the United States. According to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website, “Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of
Bayside Academy’s news magazine, BA Today, won two national awards in the American Scholastic Press Association Contest/Review for yearbooks, magazines, and newspapers: First Place with Special Merit and Most Outstanding Private School General Magazine. This is a tremendous accomplishment! Congratulations to the Bayside students involved in the award-winning BA Today: Cole Boswell ‘22, Camille Buckner ‘22, Caroline Cunningham ‘20, Wilson Engeriser ‘23, Jenny Florey ‘20, Spencer Gaberino ‘20, Kate Ginger
SPANISH FORT, Ala. - The Eastern Shore Children's Clinic has now opened a new location in Spanish Fort. The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.They announced, "We have EXCITING NEWS! Our NEW Spanish Fort office will be open MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST! We are so excited about our beautiful new office and can't wait to see you guys there!" Their new office is located at 9603 Stagecoach Commercial Park Circle, Spanish Fort, AL 36527.Learn More
As we approach the one-year mark of the Coronavirus Shutdown of our economy, our schools and our way of life; the stress and economic impacts are real. Power bills are going unpaid. Rent and mortgages payments are late. Keeping the fridge stocked with healthy food is difficult. There is help. Case Managers at BALDWIN TOGETHER can connect families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 with an assortment of available resources to stabilize their household and recover some sense of normalcy. Baldwin County
BBB Industries, LLC (BBB) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, fully updated website for its Commercial Vehicle (CV) customers. The website – www.bbb-cv.com – offers access to BBB’s new e-commerce shopping cart, an integrated e-catalog, a comprehensive resource library, and a video training center, all specific to heavy-duty alternators, starter, turbochargers, and air disc brake parts. Commenting on the launch, Cara Mitchell, Product Marketing Manager for OE, Commercial Vehicle, and Industrial
For 82 years, the Latham Post Office has played an important part in Baldwin County’s history. The Baldwin County Commission hopes to preserve its legacy for decades to come. The Latham Post Office is currently located 60075 State Highway 59, Stockton, Alabama and will be moved to Baldwin County Bicentennial Park at 51233 AL-225, Stockton, Alabama on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00AM. The Latham Post Office is historically significant, and the building is of major importance to the heritage of Baldwin
Montgomery, AL — Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Michael M. Eley has joined the firm in its Montgomery office. His practice will focus primarily on workers' compensation issues for individual companies, self-insured funds, and insurance companies. Mr. Eley is an accomplished trial attorney with over 40 years' experience. The courts of various jurisdictions regularly appoint him as a mediator in both worker's compensation and employment matters. He has
Home2 Suites by Hilton® Daphne/Spanish Fort, and its Owner, A&R Group, announced that Teresa Floyd has been appointed General Manager of the new Home2 Suites by Hilton. As general manager, Teresa Floyd will direct all areas of the hotel’s operations, including guest services, sales/marketing efforts and hotel administration. “Leadership is especially critical during a new hotel opening and Teresa is a great fit for the popular, upscale Home2 Suites concept. Teresa’s extensive Hilton brand and hospitality
Progress Bank celebrated its 13th anniversary today, marking the occasion with a social media gift card giveaway to support local restaurants within each of our markets, as well as gifts for our team. Progress Bank was formed in 2007 as the only state-chartered, locally-owned and managed bank in Huntsville and Decatur, Ala. The initial leadership team, which has over 120 years of combined banking experience, includes four executives who are still with Progress today. The strength we derived from our local
MOBILE, ALABAMA, February 5, 2021 – The USS Alabama Battleship Commission has elected Bill Tunnell of Gulf Shores to serve as Commission Chairman for the upcoming term, expiring in 2022. Tunnell, who served as the executive director of Battleship Memorial Park until 2016, is in a unique position to lead the governing board. Tunnell began his career in Mobile in 1979 in the hotel and convention industry. In 1991 he came to Battleship Memorial Park as the director of sales and marketing.
5 Myths to Starting a Business By: Yolanda Yo! Johnson, Business Advisor with the Alabama Small Business Development Center (ASBDC)www.asbdc.org Are you thinking about starting a business? Did your new year’s resolutions include starting a business? Are you working on it? Many Alabamians have a dream of starting a business to achieve financial independence and success. These dreams many times turn into nightmares because the dream is not matched to the skills needed to start and operate a business
Mobile, Ala. (February 10, 2021) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows Black, Latino and other minority communities have suffered greatly from the virus. Minorities experience more profound impacts in terms of disease severity and death if they contract COVID-19. Researchers at the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine explored this topic and have published a report to answer two critical questions:How have minority communities been affected
Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty, a well-known real estate sales firm in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fairhope, Alabama, recently celebrated the successes of their real estate sales associates for 2020. Leonard Kaiser, Owner/Broker and Glen Kaiser, CEO/COO recognized members of their team of professional REALTORS® for their outstanding real estate achievements during 2020. The Top Overall Sales Agent of the Year, Top Buyer’s Agent and Top Sales and Listing Agent for Gulf Shores was Sandy Davenport.
The Original Oyster House celebrated seven employees for reaching a quarter of a century or greater anniversary. Cedric Hudson, the longest employed staff member, will celebrate his 35th anniversary late this year. Hudson joined the restaurant only three years after it opened in 1983. Other longtime employees of the Mobile Causeway location included Roderick Marks, who will celebrate his 30th anniversary this year, Margaret King who celebrated her 26th Anniversary this past December and Norman Abrams, who
Bayside Academy participated in The Great Kindness Challenge January 25–29, 2021, and has once again been named a Kindness Certified School. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive kindness initiative, reaching millions of students and families every year. Bayside Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in grades PK–12.
Bayside Academy is proud to have two student-athletes who signed letters of intent with Division III schools yesterday. Emily Buhl will play volleyball at Birmingham-Southern College, and Steadman Jones will play football at Trinity University in San Antonio. Bayside Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in grades PK–12.
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL, February 9, 2021 – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the lead agency for the COVID-19 vaccine initiative. OWA, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (BCEMA), the City of Foley, the City of Orange Beach, along with numerous local volunteers are working together to provide logistical support for the clinic.No appointments are taken for these clinics. Vaccination clinics are scheduled for the following dates/times, pending vaccine availability:FEB. 9th, 16th, 18th,
Baldwin County, Alabama, February 4, 2021 – The Baldwin County Commission recently adopted the Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday for 2021 which allows for the exemption of Baldwin County sales and use tax for certain items related to severe weather preparedness. This exemption, along with the state’s exemption for the same period, gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items without paying county or state sales tax. The Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax
A Bigger Better Breakfast us Coming to Fairhope Wingfingers brings a bigger, better breakfast to Fairhope, Alabama on February 1, 2021 FAIRHOPE, AL (January 28, 2021): Wingfingers, known for its fresh, never frozen, jumbo mojo-marinated chicken fingers, is bringing a bigger, better breakfast option to Fairhope, Alabama on February 1st. Located on the corner of Greeno Road South and Fairhope Avenue in the former Hardee’s building, Wingfingers has made its name for being fresh, fast, and friendly and is
Eastern Shore Art Center Galleries Showcasing Alabama and Mississippi Artists! · NEW EXHIBIT: "Convergence" a collaboration between Mississippi College visual art professors Stephanie Busbea, Randy Jolly and Randolph Miley. Each artist delves into a different type of mixed media, all bold and expressive. Work will be on display through February 26, 2021. · RETURNING EXHIBIT: “What You See, or What You Imagine?” Photography by Jack Daily. This Fairhope based artist is inspired by 20th century art
Mobile, Ala. (February 1, 2021) -- A visit to a gynecologist may be uncomfortable for some, especially for young women under the age of 18. In an effort to help relieve patient concerns, USA Health’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has added the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Division. The new division, the first of its kind in Mobile and Baldwin counties, creates a more comfortable environment for girls seeking preventative and routine care or treatment for gynecologic issues. Patients are
Local Hotels Win Marriott’s National Gold and Silver Awards Spanish Fort, AL – The Courtyard and Fairfield Marriott hotels located on the Eastern Shore in Spanish Fort, Alabama have both earned Marriott’s top awards for outstanding guest satisfaction scores. Announced in late December 2020 for the year of 2019, Courtyard Marriott won Marriott’s Golden Circle Award and its sister hotel the Fairfield Marriott won the Silver Circle Award for select service brands. This is Courtyard Marriott’s second year
Mobile Airport Authority Accepts Federal Grant for Runway Rehabilitation Tuesday, February 2, 2021 MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Airport Authority has accepted a grant offer for $9.1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the rehabilitation of Runway 14/32 at the Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM). The project includes milling and resurfacing across the runway, upgraded lighting, and pavement marking. The improvements are expected to start this March/April and be finished by the end of
Valentine Seafood Special This Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, the Original Oyster House is celebrating with a sweetheart package for $24.99 per person, not including tax and tip. Start with a cup of award winning seafood gumbo, followed by a Create-Your-Own-Seafood Platter with a choice of three items: Fried Shrimp, Stuffed Crabs, Fried Oysters, Fried Flounder, Bourbon Grilled Chicken Breast, Bourbon Grilled House Catch, Grilled Shrimp, Baked Stuffed Shrimp or Shrimp Scampi and don’t forget it
Spanish Fort, Ala. (Feb. 2, 2020)—Bellator Real Estate & Development has gained seven new REALTORS® in December 2020 and January 2021 in its Eastern Shore, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fairhope offices. Each of our seven new agents brings unique experiences and qualifications to the company: Stefani Horn (Eastern Shore), Ann Mitchell (Orange Beach), Viktoriya Morris (Gulf Shores), Danna Saia of The Spears Group (Eastern Shore), Lacy Valdez of The Spears Group (Eastern Shore), Jason Meherg (Fairhope),
Daphne, Ala., February 3, 2021 – Bayside Academy student Rhia Tkac ’22 has been named to the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 2021 Student Leadership Team. Rhia and 15 other Alabama high school juniors will join the 16 returning seniors who will form the leadership team for the 2020–2021 school year. Rhia will represent the Southwest District, and we are so proud of her for her willingness to represent her school and state. The AHSAA Student Leadership Team is comprised of student leaders
Mobile, AL – January 21, 2021 – Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC (HAHS) recently announced several key leadership changes for the firm. All the changes are effective as of January 1, 2021. Roger L. Bates has been elected to a fourth term as Managing Lawyer for the firm. He has served as the firm’s Managing Lawyer since 2012. During his tenure, HAHS has grown significantly. Most recently, the firm merged with the former Harrison Sale McCloy firm in Florida to become Hand Arendall Harrison Sale. This merger
Mobile, Ala. (January 25, 2021) -- James Slauterbeck, M.D., the new professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, has several goals he would like to accomplish related to expanding patient care at USA Health. His immediate goal, though, is one of the most important. “I want to to get to know my staff, faculty, residents and custodians to learn more about their families and what they love about USA Health,” Slauterbeck said. “I’m excited to know the
Bayside Academy Blood Drive Collects 112 Units of Blood Daphne, Ala., Jan. 25, 2021 – Bayside Academy hosted the LifeSouth Bloodmobile last week and collected 112 units of blood. This blood will be able to save 336 lives! We are so grateful to everyone who took time to donate blood. Bayside Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in grades PK–12.
Whether you're looking for a job or looking to hire, the Annual Baldwin County Career & Job Fair is the perfect place to find the right fit. Baldwin County Career & Job Fair Title Sponsor: Riviera Utilities Tuesday, March 2 9 AM - 2 PM Daphne Civic Center 2603 Highway 98, Daphne Presented by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Job Seekers:- Free to Attend - Wide Range of Industries Represented - Dress for an interview - Bring copies of your resume Employer Registration:Single Booth
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama – Impact 100 is kicking off its 2021 membership campaign with a series of virtual events, “Making 2021 IMPACTful!” Participants will hear from former grant recipients as they share the impact the grant has made for their local organization and community. We will also hear from members as they share what Impact 100 has done in their lives and what it can do for yours. So put on your comfy clothes, grab your favorite beverage, and let us share how we can make 2021 IMPACTful,
MOBILE, ALABAMA, JANUARY 27, 2021 – Now Hear This! USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is pleased to announce visitor attendance for 2020. This past year 188,652 people came through our gates, despite COVID mandates and a volatile hurricane season. Guests from all 50 states of the union and from 45 international countries, prior to COVID travel restrictions, toured the park. This was a drop from the 451,601 attendance figures of 2019. “Battleship Memorial Park was no different than any