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Beach 'junk' pushes Alabama officials to limit; 'Leave No Trace' policy on horizon

Amid record-breaking tourism activity, officials on Alabama's coast say they are ready to reclaim the sugar-white beaches and are looking to implement an across-the-board "Leave No Trace" policy in 2016 that would likely require all items to be removed from the beach between sunset and sunrise. → Read More

Foley may scale back dog park plans; public can help through 'Bark For Your Park' contest

Hit with delays due to a lack of bidders, construction of Foley's first dog park is expected to finally begin this summer and area residents have an opportunity to give it a $100,000 boost through an online contest. → Read More

Brett/Robinson plans new 21-floor condo in Orange Beach at former site of proposed Junonia tower

Riding the wave of renewed investment on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Brett/Robinson Real Estate and Development Co. is planning its 21st condo project. → Read More

Island-based church services for boaters on horizon in Orange Beach

Boaters who take to the waters of Orange Beach every summer will likely have an opportunity to keep their faith afloat this year thanks to a proposed island-based church service. → Read More

Poarch Creeks take control of $200 million Blue Collar Country project in Foley

"We have committed to the city and to the state that we are going to finish this project and actually make this project a reality," Tim Martin, president of the tribe's Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, said Friday. → Read More

Memorial Day beach bookings outpacing prior years on Alabama coast, rental companies say

Building on four years of record tourism growth, Baldwin County's coast continues to be Alabama's star attraction rolling into the Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Fairhope earns Alabama Communities of Excellence designation; Spanish Fort joins class of 2015

After a year-long process aimed at shaping the future of cities through guidance from planning experts and input from residents, Fairhope and four other municipalities have earned the Alabama Communities of Excellence designation. → Read More

Ron Jon Surf Shop opens in Orange Beach; sports bar, two hotels, bike shop, spa to follow

The iconic Ron Jon Surf Shop coasted into Alabama last Friday, opening in Orange Beach in the Amber Isle development that will soon add a sports bar and two hotels. → Read More

113 people arrested at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores

Over the four-day Hangout Music Festival, local law enforcement agencies made 113 individual arrests with 126 criminal charges, according to statistics compiled by Gulf Shores police. → Read More

$500 gift card seekers welcome Academy Sports in Foley; two cousins in front of line waited 12 hours

A trip to get some Diet Coke turned into a spur-of-the-moment adventure for two cousins from Robertsdale who were first in line at the Academy Sports + Outdoors store opening in Foley. → Read More

New high-tech signals on highway 59 to greet Hangout Fest, summer traffic in Gulf Shores

Just in time for over 30,000 Hangout festivalgoers to hit the beach in Gulf Shores, the city's new high-tech traffic signals are online along Alabama 59. → Read More

New turn signal to improve risky intersection on highway 59, south of Foley

The intersection of Alabama 59 and Baldwin County 10, south of Foley, was upgraded Wednesday with a new signal to help remedy safety issues that flared up after a new store added traffic last year. → Read More

Hangout festivalgoers thinking about parking overnight in neighborhoods need to think again

Tow truck companies may see an uptick in business over the Hangout Music Festival weekend as Gulf Shores tackles concerns about overnight parking in neighborhoods. → Read More

Hangout festivalgoers thinking about parking overnight in neighborhoods need to think again

Tow truck companies may see an uptick in business over the Hangout Music Festival weekend as Gulf Shores tackles concerns about overnight parking in neighborhoods. → Read More

Baldwin County sees 4th consecutive record tourism year in 2014 with 5.7 million visitors

Baldwin County and its beach cities notched another record year for tourism in 2014, attracting 5.7 million visitors who left behind $2.8 billion in the local economy. → Read More

Fairhope's first roundabout expected to open in summer 2016

By mid-summer 2016, Fairhope's first roundabout is expected to be open at the intersection of Fairhope Avenue and Baldwin County 13. → Read More

What's future of education in Fairhope? Tuesday forum to gauge community sentiment

Looking to tap into questions and ideas within the Fairhope community following the Baldwin County school system's failed tax vote, the city's Education Advisory Committee is hosting a community education forum on Tuesday. → Read More

Orange Beach rolling with $103,000 traffic study to improve pedestrian safety on beach road, signal enhancements

Orange Beach officials are moving forward with a three-pronged study aimed at mapping out improvements for citywide traffic flow and pedestrian safety on the beach highway. → Read More

Dig it: Daphne bay park founders invite public to celebrate 20th anniversary

After forming in 1995, the Village Point Foundation worked with Daphne to save the city's last expanse of undeveloped bayfront land. Archeologists digging there have unearthed artifacts from native American times and from English, British and French settlements. → Read More

'Live to a standard': Former Alabama QB Brodie Croyle speaks at Central Baldwin Chamber's Prayer Breakfast

Sharing his life's journey Thursday morning in Summerdale, former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle took the longview of how he reached his father's desk at the Big Oak Ranch. → Read More