In recognition of strong support to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, based in Goodlettsville Tennessee, through in-store collections at check-out at Dollar General stores in Gulf Shores, the organization recently awarded $5,000 to Gulf Shores Elementary to support the school’s literacy and education efforts.
Gulf Shores is looking for a new head football coach and athletic director.
Jamie Williams confirmed to AL.com on Wednesday morning that he was let go from the school Tuesday. He plans to continue to teach there until the end of the year and then likely move back to the Birmingham area.
Parents, do your kids use social media? Do you know all of the apps they have? These are questions you should ask yourself and your child to keep them safe.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. tonight, Spanish Fort officials are hosting an event for parents to talk about internet safety, social media and how to keep tabs on tech savvy kids.
ORANGE BEACH – Orange Beach Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to introduce its new Board of Directors: Lyle Reed, President; Josh Kesling, First Vice President; Summer Montelaro, Second Vice President; Leslie Bullock, Secretary; and Cameron Price, Treasurer.
250 band members from four Baldwin County high schools will spend their Thanksgiving Day marching and playing in the “Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
It’s an honor for these students from Baldwin County High School, Daphne High School, Robertsdale High and Fairhope High School.
A teacher at Loxley Elementary got a special surprise from her students on Friday. The children, along with school staff, organized a touching “send-off” before she heads out of state for cancer treatment.
ROBERTSDALE, AL- The Baldwin County Board of Education’s 16 million dollar pay-as-you-go plan continues to move along nicely this fall.
Five schools are getting new wings or cafeteria expansions. The schools under Phase One of the pay as you go initiative are Fairhope High, Elberta Elementary, Elsanor Elementary, Perdido Elementary and Central Baldwin Middle School.
As the fastest growing county in the state continues to grow, inside the classroom is no exception.
The population boom in Baldwin County has led to many schools at or near max capacity and the school system is working hard to keep up.
The next thing that grows in this old peanut field could be a new crop of veterinarians and their training ground could be a real zoo.
“Absolutely the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a long time,” says zoo director Patti Hall.
Creating a city school system in Daphne and separating from Baldwin County Schools seems to be gaining steam.
In its new fiscal year budget, the Daphne City Council is setting aside $35,000 to conduct a feasibility study.
Locals and beach guests are encouraged to fill the stands for the 10-team SEC Women’s Soccer Championship Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2016 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex (4389 William Silvers Parkway) featuring the No. 2 team in the nation – the University of South Carolina. This long-standing Orange Beach tradition will air live on the SEC Network and ESPNU.
A parade of Elsanor Elementary School students head into the main building from one of 11 portable classrooms on campus. By this time next year those portable classrooms are expected to be replaced.
Gulf Shores, AL WKRGSchool officials continue to try and deal with the growth of the school population in Baldwin County. A recent news five investigation shows Baldwin County had the highest student growth in the state. I looked at every school system’s average daily membership or ADM in 2011 to the most recent data posted last year. Baldwin added more 2,000 students. That’s the most for any school system in Alabama.
Columbia Southern University faculty and staff are preparing to welcome “family” home as more than 720 graduates are expected to attend the commencement ceremonies on Oct. 28 at the Orange Beach Event Center.
“We are so proud and humbled to be part of this meaningful moment as our students prepare to make their way to Orange Beach from all over the world,” said CSU President Robert Mayes. “Commencement Day is an exciting milestone for our students, staff and faculty as it presents us with a chance to connect as a family while celebrating the joy and benefits education can yield.”
GULF SHORES, AL – A little sprinkle didn’t rain on the Gulf Shores Homecoming Parade 2016 as the parade rolled from the school to Sims Park on Oct. 6.
FOLEY, AL- A Foley woman is accused of serving brownies laced with marijuana to a teenager.
A child in Foley was hit by a car while trying to get on her school bus this morning. The accident happened around 7:30 this morning on County Road 65 at County Road 16.
Davidson coach Fred Riley had one big question following a heartbreaking three-overtime loss at No. 1 McGill-Toolen last week.
“I wanted to know if we were the type team that was capable of being a quality Class 7A playoff team or were we just a team capable of giving a good team a run for their money one week only,” Riley said.
Rhett Files threw three touchdown passes to Jalen Wayne as Class 6A No. 3 Spanish Fort broke open a tight game against Gulf Shores and won 38-10 on Friday night.
The new 60-second spot is the culmination of an 11-day road trip spent gathering shots throughout SEC Country, featuring old barns, old cemeteries and even older libraries. From a small town square in Savannah, GA, to a chartered fishing boat in Orange Beach, AL, the campaign highlights what it truly means to be part of the SEC.
FOLEY, AL- A Foley Intermediate student is in trouble for bringing a pellet gun to school.
The 4th grader had the airsoft pistol in his backpack. News 5 has been told the boy was going to sell the gun to another student.
SPANISH FORT, AL- Enrollment at Spanish Fort High has skyrocketed 74% since it opened in 2005.
50 new students have enrolled since the first day of school last week. There are now 1,117 students at the high school.
Baldwin County scored 28 unanswered points in the second half and pulled away for a 44-9 win over Gulf Shores in the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.
FOLEY, AL (WALA) -It’s week two of high school football on the Gulf Coast and things heat up this week as area teams enter region play. Our FOX10 Game of the Week for Friday, August 26, 2016 features long-time rivals, Fairhope and Foley.
It’s the Battle of 98 (US Highway 98) as the Pirates and Lions square off in this big Region-1, 7-A matchup. The Lions came back from 11 points down to beat the Pirates with a “Hail Mary” pass on the last play of the game in 2015 so Fairhope comes into this game looking for redemption.
BAY MINETTE, AL- With an enrollment of more than 31,000 students, overcrowding continues to be a problem at many schools in Baldwin County. But a new school hasn’t been built since 2009.
School officials hope a 14.6 million dollar Pay As You Go construction and capital improvements plan will provide some temporary relief.
FAIRHOPE, AL- 14 new portables have been added to schools across Baldwin County this year bringing the total to 106.
Schools on the Eastern Shore and in Foley continue to be enrollment hot spots. Five new portables have been added at Fairhope High, one at Foley High and another at Foley Elementary.
For seven years, principal Faye Sheppard has welcomed students back to Robertsdale Elementary, and she is ready for another jam-packed school year.
FOLEY, Alabama — A pair of ceremonies were held during Friday night’s season-opening contest on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley to honor Foley native Kenny Stabler.
A 1964 graduate of Foley High School, Stabler was named first team All-State in Class 3A in 1963, was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team in 1963 and participated in the 1964 Alabama High School All-Star game.
LOXLEY, AL- We spent the morning with Baldwin County Supt. Eddie Tyler as he visited several schools on the last Friday of summer break.
Foley’s football game against Robertsdale on Friday night was the Lions’ season-opener, not their homecoming contest. But a homecoming of sorts took place at Ivan Jones Stadium during Foley’s 41-14 victory over the Golden Bears.
For the first time in its football history, Foley retired a former player’s jersey number – the No. 12 worn by Ken Stabler as the Lions’ quarterback from 1961 through 1963. After Foley’s current No. 12, Garrett Mayo, completes his prep career, no Lion will wear the jersey again.