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.
The hometown of former Alabama quarterback Ken Stabler will honor the quarterback’s recent hall of fame induction during a football game at his alma mater on Friday night.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company will pay tribute to the NFL legend at halftime of the Foley High School football game on Friday night. The ‘Hometown Hall of Famer’ program honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.
OBA Editor Note: We’ve checked and confirmed with the Stabler Family that this is the official Kenny Stabler Facebook page.
The “Pro Football Hall of Fame” is paying tribute to NFL legend Kenny “The Snake” Stabler Friday at his alma mater, Foley High School.
It’s all part of the “Hometown Hall of Famer” program.
It’s a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game.
Stabler was a three-sport star for Foley. During his three seasons of varsity football with the Lions, Foley posted a 29-1 record and outscored its opponents 997-147. The only setback of Stabler’s prep football career came in a 20-14 loss to Vigor on Sept. 6, 1963, in his senior season.
The Foley Football History Project has put together a video tribute to Stabler that includes highlights of his high school career.
FAIRHOPE, AL- Students and faculty at Baldwin County’s new Catholic high school had a great first day!
About 100 freshmen and sophomores are enrolled at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope. Juniors will be admitted next year. Seniors can enroll in 2018.
GULF SHORES, AL- While many students on the Gulf Coast are already back in school, classrooms remain quiet in Baldwin County.
Many students are spending the last few days of freedom at the beach or squeezing in extra hours at work.
Fairhope, AL — WKRG - School starts tomorrow for a landmark school in Baldwin County. Classes begin Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic High School. It’s the first Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Monday, I followed Principal as he gave each room a final inspection and checked items off his list. The first day will only be a half day welcoming just 100 students enrolled so far.
FOLEY, Alabama — Foley High School will retire Kenny Stabler’s 12 jersey number in a special halftime ceremony during the Lions home opener versus Robertsdale on Friday on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley. Game time is 7 p.m.“
This is something that has never been done before at Foley High School,” FHS Principal Russ Moore said. “It’s just something nice that we can do for the family and for the community. We want to do something to focus on the positives and there are plenty of positive things to focus on.”
ELBERTA, AL- School officials and community leaders broke ground on a new wing at Elberta Elementary Monday.
The new wing will eventually house 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Elberta Middle will become the town’s new high school accommodating students in grades 7-12.
Much like a pep rally to motivate a high school sports team, Baldwin County teachers are getting ready for a new school year.
“Being a teacher is the best job to have,” says Laura Morin from Magnolia School. Marybeth Green from Foley Intermediate agrees, “We have such a huge impact on the children that are coming into our school every day.”
The Faulkner State Community College name came a step closer to going away this week, but the school’s president described a pending merger as a win-win for students and taxpayers alike.
ORANGE BEACH – When it comes to asking taxpayers to pay more taxes, that, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon says, is always a business decision.
GULF SHORES, AL – When and if a vote comes on a Special Tax District in the Gulf Shores High School feeder pattern, citizens who are residents of the district will contribute 22 percent of the total collection.“
For roughly every $1 homesteaded property owners put in, investment and second home and commercial property owners put in $4,” Kevin Corcoran of the Education Advisory Task Force said.
Some of those same citizens paying the proposed 3 mills on the homes they live in will also be some of those who own other properties making up 78 percent of collections on the proposed new levy.
The average cost to homeowners in Gulf Shores would be about $70 annually and in Orange Beach the extra millage would average about $104 per years.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — As Baldwin County students head back to the classroom, they will see a bit of a tech upgrade.
Earlier this year the Baldwin County School System chose to do away with Apple laptops and replacing them with Google Chromebooks. It’s a change school officials say was better for teachers, students and the budget.
“We phased the Macbook out,” said Eddie Tyler, Baldwin County School Superintendent. It was a financially sound decision to do that. We saved millions of dollars from local funds and the Chromebook is more web based and better geared to instruction in the classroom.”
A historic day in Baldwin County as the first Catholic High School officially opens.
It was a packed house as church leaders, students and parents gathered for a dedication ceremony.
The public got its first look inside St. Michael Catholic High school Saturday morning.
Archbishop Thomas Rodi was on hand to bless the school and pray for a bright future.
Baldwin County’s first Catholic High school is set to open in just a few days. Parents, students, and catholic leaders held a dedication this morning for St. Michael Catholic School. Archbishop Thomas Rodi went door to door blessing every single room, stairwell, and hallway in the school.