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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.

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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.

Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday

August 19, 2016

Kenny Stabler

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.

via Ken Stabler to be Honored at Halftime of Foley High School Game on Friday.

NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA

August 19, 2016

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.

via NFL, Alabama football legend Ken Stabler to be honored – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com

August 19, 2016

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.

via Check out Ken Stabler’s high school highlights before Foley retires his number on Friday night | AL.com.

Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday

August 17, 2016

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.

via Baldwin’s First Catholic High School Opening Wednesday.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

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.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges

August 13, 2016

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.”

via Baldwin County Teachers Ready for New Year, Challenges.

Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander

August 10, 2016

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.

via Homeowners would foot bill for 22% of money if Special Tax District formed | The Islander.

Baldwin County schools to use Chromebooks | WPMI

August 10, 2016

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.”

via Baldwin County schools to use Chromebooks | WPMI.

First Catholic High School in Baldwin Co. unveiled | WPMI

August 08, 2016

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.

via First Catholic High School in Baldwin Co. unveiled | WPMI.

Alabama tax-free weekend: What to know for back-to-school shopping | AL.com

August 06, 2016

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.

via Alabama tax-free weekend: What to know for back-to-school shopping | AL.com.

It’s Back To School

August 05, 2016

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.

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in Alabama and Florida This Weekend

August 05, 2016

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.

via Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in Alabama and Florida This Weekend.

Former Alabama star Kenny King hitting ‘reset’ button for Daphne program, emphasizing competition – al.com

July 29, 2016

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.

via Former Alabama star Kenny King hitting ‘reset’ button for Daphne program, emphasizing competition – al.com.

Kennon: I want school district pact written in blood | The Islander

July 27, 2016

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.”

via Kennon: I want school district pact written in blood | The Islander.

Foley High School to honor former athletes in Hall of Fame ceremony – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

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.

via Foley High School to honor former athletes in Hall of Fame ceremony – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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