Rise to the Moment of Truth Thursday, February 22, 2024


Blackshear and Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says changes to House gambling bill not enough to keep casinos from Alabama beaches

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) posted on social media Saturday concerns about the Alabama House gaming bill passed last week.

OWA 1 Alabama News
High stakes game: Lawmakers eyeballing loopholes that could bring casino to Baldwin County

There are two loopholes in a proposed gaming bill that open the possibility of a casino in Baldwin County, despite years of denial from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) to bring a casino to OWA Parks & Resort in Foley.

Jennifer Fidler Alabama News
State Rep. Fidler outlines priorities for 2024: Education, prisons, local bill to recoup lost concealed-carry permit funds

State Rep. Jennifer Fidler held a town hall meeting Tuesday evening in Magnolia Springs to give constituents a legislative update.

Barry Moore and Jerry Carl Alabama News
Congressional candidate forums planned for lower Baldwin County, Eastern Shore

District one congressional candidates have been invited to participate in two separate forums in February to give south and east Baldwin County citizens the chance to hear their platforms.

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Lawmakers host Baldwin County fraud summit to warn elderly of rampant scams

Three Baldwin County lawmakers came together Tuesday to warn citizens about scams targeting the elderly and veterans in the community.

baldwin county culinary Alabama News
Baldwin County’s high school culinary students show off for teachers, political officials

On Friday, the student chefs, servers and restaurant managers of tomorrow feted their school system leaders and government officials with a complete brunch at a morning meeting.

The Levys of Monticello Alabama News
Jewish Film Festival in South Alabama to be held January 16, 18, 21

One avenue to study Jewish heritage and recent history is the Jewish Film Festival in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan (left) and Barry Moore (right) Alabama News
Jim Jordan making two stops in Alabama for Barry Moore AL-1 campaign

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is heading to Baldwin County for a public rally at the end of January.

Fentanyl Arrests Alabama News
More than 2,000 fentanyl-laced pills taken off streets in South Baldwin County

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two people in connection to a months-long drug investigation.

Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy Alabama News
Daphne man accused in quadruple pickax murders to undergo second mental evaluation

A Baldwin County man charged in the quadruple homicide of three family members and a family friend will undergo a second mental health evaluation before the case moves forward.

You Me Clothing Co Tanger Alabama News
Shop 'til you drop: Alabama shoppers cautious this Christmas due to inflation, budget uncertainty

The Alabama Retail Association projects holiday spending this year will reach $18.74 billion – an increase from last year’s $18 billion. Although growth is expected, it's only a small percentage of growth due to another interest rate hike and government budget uncertainty.

Santa's Workshop 2022 was so successful, Fostering Together had to rent a building to store toys for 2023. Photo: Fostering Together Gulf Coast Facebook page. Alabama News
Fostering Together Gulf Coast collecting toys for foster and adoptive families for Christmas

This Christmas, foster children in Alabama deserve to feel at home and celebrate with their foster families. That’s why one South Alabama non-profit is doing what it can to help make that happen.

Press Co exterior Alabama News
Press & Co. Daphne serving healthy options with a side of community

There’s a new, healthy eating and coffee option in Baldwin County and the warm, welcoming vibe is bringing people together for fellowship and productivity. Press & Co., in Daphne, opened in August and has since focused on community and nutrition.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter honors vets, highlights legislative priorities during trip to Baldwin and Mobile Counties

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was in south Alabama Wednesday to honor veterans and give a legislative update.

Jace Waters Foundation Alabama News
Baldwin County nonprofit fighting to end opioid crisis celebrates six years

The Jace Waters Foundation for Transitional Living of Alabama celebrated six years of saving lives Monday night with its Better Beginnings Banquet.

Point Clear Meteor Alabama News
Watch: Meteor caught on camera over Mobile Bay

A Ring camera in Point Clear, Alabama caught a meteor at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. The meteor is likely part of the Orionids meteor shower, which is caused by debris from Halley’s Comet.

Margaritaville Alabama News
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville coming to Gulf Shores

The city of Gulf Shores announced Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville will be part of a new development in the city. The restaurant will be in the Legendary Marina & Yacht Club.

Tyrus Alabama News
He's back! Tyrus tickets selling out for Gulf Shores show

Tyrus is coming back to south Alabama this fall and the show is already selling out. The retired wrestler, best-selling author and Fox News Channel Contributor will be in Gulf Shores on October 7.

Moms for liberty Alabama News
Moms for Liberty chapter starting in Baldwin County to fight for parents' rights

A Baldwin County woman is starting a chapter of Moms for Liberty, a nationwide non-profit with the mission to organize and empower parents to defend their rights.

misquito Alabama News
Rare, mosquito-borne illness kills child in Baldwin County

A child died in Baldwin County after being bitten by a mosquito infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Another case was reported in Baldwin County. At least one of the Baldwin County cases occurred in the Spanish Fort area, officials said.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth speaks out against 'woke policy' and inappropriate children, teen books in libraries

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke Tuesday at the South Baldwin Republican Women’s lunch in Foley.

Foley library books Alabama News
Foley library director refuses to remove pro-LGBTQ children books — Calls selection 'a pretty good reflection' of community

The director of the Foley Public Library says he would not remove a book deemed inappropriate by some from the children's or young adults section because he is against censorship and constitutional rights.

bullying Alabama News
Fairhope Middle School clarifies stance on bullying as it prepares for new year

At Fairhope Middle School, counselors say they take bullying very seriously but want students and parents to know the difference between bullying, being rude and being mean.

Foley Fire Department Photo Alabama News
Safe haven baby box allowing mothers to drop off newborns to be installed in Baldwin County

A bill passed this year in Alabama will allow for baby boxes to be placed across the state, and one of them is going to Baldwin County.

Patches Tattoo Alabama News
Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, asks for trial delay so he can pay attorneys

Daniel Anthony Crain, 46, is asking for more time to prepare for trial after being indicted on two counts of attempted rape first-degree and sexual abuse first-degree in connection to an incident last year.

KAROL KEMP Alabama News
Spanish Fort prosecutor Karol Kemp running for added Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge seat

A prosecutor in Baldwin County put her name in the hat for a new Circuit Court judge position.

Michael Hoyt Alabama News
Daphne Municipal Judge Michael Hoyt announces Republican run for new Baldwin County District Court seat

Daphne Municipal Judge Michael Hoyt announced he will run for the new Baldwin County District Court Judge Place 3.

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