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.
Alabama families will hit the stores to save money on back-to-school purchases this weekend during the state’s 11th-annual tax-free holiday.
The shopping event begins today and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday in hundreds of participating counties and cities across the state. You can read the full list of municipalities on the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website.
The first day of school, taking pictures to remember the moment, one last hug, and it’s see ya later to mom and hello to a new school year.
And that doesn’t come without some jitters.
“It’s going to be hard to make new friends, and try to get connected to new people,” says 4th graders Ella Verkouille.
via It’s Back To School.
Alabama and Florida will hold their annual sales tax holidays beginning Friday, August 5, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, software, clothing, shoes and other items free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.
People in Daphne are still looking for ways to help a family burned out of their home. Daphne High School football player Mike franklin and his family are getting help from Franklin’s second family on the gridiron. Mike Franklin talked to me about something their head coach constantly tells members of the team.
It didn’t take new Daphne High football coach Kenny King long to rev up the practice intensity.
“He wants to compete,” Trojans’ middle linebacker Jack Cushman said. “He wants to get the best out of us and make sure we are having fun. Sometimes I think he wants to take my helmet and get out there himself.”
King, a former Trojan himself, took over the Daphne program from longtime coach Glenn Vickery in the offseason. The former Alabama and NFL standout has been coaching in Arizona and had never even been a coordinator prior to his hire as head coach and athletic director at Daphne.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Now all that’s needed is a little understanding.
As in a Memorandum of Understanding. And the understanding needs to come in a hurry. As in before Aug. 1.
But from the sounds of the discussion in the Orange Beach Council Chambers on Tuesday night an understanding might be hard to come by at all, much less before Aug. 1.
Mayor Tony Kennon’s understanding of the memorandum was that it wasn’t fair to Orange Beach and he had several issues to address in it.
“Until those are clearly defined in an MOU, essentially written in blood, I have no intentions of moving forward on anything,” Kennon said. “I think we’re being taken advantage of.”
FOLEY— Foley High School will honor 11 former athletes during its annual Hall of Fame ceremony to be held Friday, Aug. 26 before the Foley Lions’ game vs. the Fairhope Pirates at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley.
A reception hosted by the FHS Alumni Association will be held in the Foley Elementary School gym/auditorium on Oak Street next to Ivan Jones Stadium’s west end zone beginning at 5:15 before the ball game. All friends, family, classmates and well-wishers are invited to congratulate the inductees at this time.