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Orange Beach pledges $1 million to help schools

April 20, 2019
Dr. Erica McCoy, the principal of the new Orange Beach High School, is looking for goal-oriented teachers to lead students when classes open in August. “In every interview, I say that one question to every person that we have been interviewing with and it’s how are you going to help propel our students to the national spotlight,” McCoy told the city council on April 16. “Because if our kids are in the national spotlight then Orange Beach is in the national spotlight. Just having that vision of excellence from the very beginning is very important.”
Source: Orange Beach pledges $1 million to help schools
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Rural no more: Baldwin County now fifth in population – al.com

April 19, 2019
The latest round of census estimates shows that Baldwin County’s accelerating population growth has pushed it into Alabama’s Top Five. Growth in Baldwin County is a familiar theme, but even so the latest figures are eye-opening. Baldwin saw the fastest one-year growth in both raw numbers (5,403 to Madison’s 4,854) and percentage (2.5% to Limestone County’s 2.2%). That’s according to 2018 Census estimates released today for all U.S. counties.
Source: Rural no more: Baldwin County now fifth in population - al.com
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Bill to require Baldwin Co., Gulf Shores schools to be notified of development | WPMI

April 19, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) - — A bill drafted by Baldwin County State Senator Chris Elliott that would require the superintendents of the Baldwin and Gulf Shores school systems to be notified of any new housing development with 100 units or more, was given a thumbs up today by the State Senate.
Source: Bill to require Baldwin Co., Gulf Shores schools to be notified of development | WPMI
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BREAKING: Four arrested in Foley armed robbery

April 19, 2019
Police say 22-year-old Anthony Duane Kendrick of Foley, 19-year-old Justis Rea Kendrick of Foley, and 19-year-old Skyler T. Baldwin of Foley forced their way into an apartment and, while armed with handguns, demanded cash and valuables from the three tenants while 20-year-old Eathan G.H. Saunders of Foley acted as a lookout. During the robbery, Anthony and Justis Kendrick assaulted one of the tenants causing injuries requiring medical attention.
Source: BREAKING: Four arrested in Foley armed robbery
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4 young Foley men arrested after assault and armed robbery – al.com

April 19, 2019
Four young Baldwin County men were arrested Wednesday accused of a robbery and assault at an apartment complex in Foley. Police arrived at the Alison Pointe Apartments at approximately 11 p.m. after reports of a robbery in progress, according to the Foley Police Department. As police arrived at the scene, eyewitnesses said that the four suspects had just left, but were able to provide the description of the vehicle.
Source: 4 young Foley men arrested after assault and armed robbery - al.com
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Gulf Shores school renovations focused on safety, improving police response time | WPMI

April 18, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Gulf Shores is moving forward with its multi-million dollar school safety renovation plan, fresh off its official separation from the Baldwin County School District. The project aims to improve safety on all 3 city school campuses, and help speed up police response in the event of an emergency.
Source: Gulf Shores school renovations focused on safety, improving police response time | WPMI
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Population Boom: Baldwin County passes Shelby | fox10tv.com

April 18, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) -- Baldwin County has retained its title as Alabama’s fastest-growing county, surpassing Shelby County to become the state’s fifth-most populous county, according to census estimates released Thursday. As of July 1 last year, Baldwin had 218,022 residents, up 2.5 percent over mid-2017. Its net gain of 35,758 since the 2010 census represents a 19.6 percent increase. The county leads the state in raw numbers and rate of growth over both periods of time.
Source: Population Boom: Baldwin County passes Shelby | News | fox10tv.com
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Spring breakers enjoy the calm before the storms | fox10tv.com

April 18, 2019
Clouds will soon start rolling in ahead of what’s expected to be a severe line of storms coming in on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Spring breakers from Mobile and Baldwin counties were taking advantage of one of the last nice beach days before Easter on Wednesday. Plenty of folks went to Cotton Bayou Public Beach in Orange Beach to enjoy the calm before the storms.
Source: Spring breakers enjoy the calm before the storms | News | fox10tv.com
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“A significant threat”: Severe weather keeping Baldwin EMA on high alert | News | fox10tv.com

April 18, 2019
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) - A storm predicted to bring dangerous weather to Baldwin County has emergency personnel warning the public to make safety plans prior to Thursday night. The severe storm, which may bring, hail, lighting and possible tornadoes is forecasted to arrive in Baldwin County Thursday evening.
Source: "A significant threat": Severe weather keeping Baldwin EMA on high alert | News | fox10tv.com
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Motorcyclist airlifted following crash involving City of Gulf Shores truck

April 17, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) -- A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash involving a City of Gulf Shores truck. The crash happened around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Fort Morgan Road and Callaway Road. The driver of the city truck was not hurt in the crash. Police have not identified anyone involved in the crash.
Source: Motorcyclist airlifted following crash involving City of Gulf Shores truck

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