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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Local School

December 02, 2016

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.

via Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Local School.

Veteran football coach Jamie Williams out after two seasons at Gulf Shores – al.com

November 30, 2016

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.

via Veteran football coach Jamie Williams out after two seasons at Gulf Shores – al.com.

Spanish Fort officials urge parents to talk to kids about online – FOX10 News | WALA

November 29, 2016

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.

via Spanish Fort officials urge parents to talk to kids about online – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

New Construction Continues At Schools In Baldwin County

October 29, 2016

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.

via New Construction Continues At Schools In Baldwin County.

SEC soccer action in Orange Beach

October 25, 2016

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.

via SEC soccer action in Orange Beach.

Baldwin County Schools Grow While Most AL Schools Shrink

October 17, 2016

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.

via Baldwin County Schools Grow While Most AL Schools Shrink.

Columbia Southern University to Conduct Commencement Ceremonies

October 15, 2016

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.”

via Columbia Southern University to Conduct Commencement Ceremonies.

Davidson 42, Foley 6: Warriors rebound from heartbreaking loss with impressive region win – al.com

September 03, 2016

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.

via Davidson 42, Foley 6: Warriors rebound from heartbreaking loss with impressive region win – al.com.

SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

September 02, 2016

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.

via SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics.

FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2016

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.

via FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 22, 2016

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.

via Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com

August 20, 2016

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.

via ‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com.

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