The City of Daphne is moving forward with plans for a new animal shelter to cost $4-5 million, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reports. While the city will seek local donations for the shelter, it is not looking for funding from the county or other cities. Mayor Robin LeJeune said that, while more information is forthcoming, the structure will…Read More
U.S. News & World Report ranked Fairhope High School No. 9 in Alabama in its 2021 rankings, AL.com reported. Rising from No. 12 in 2020, the school reports 1,689 students enrolled, a poverty level of 12% (direct certified) and 45% (free or reduced lunch eligible). Other numbers are from 2019: total school-level spending per student…Read More
Mobile’s Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) senior Anna Peeples from Baldwin County has been named a 2021 Cooke College Scholar. The only recipient from Alabama, Peeples will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with an undergraduate education, be advised from foundation staff and have access to a network of active…Read More
USA Health plans to build its new Mapp Family Campus on the southeast corner of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104 in Fairhope beginning in late summer or early fall 2021. The first facility is expected to be a 50,000-ft2 professional office building. The three-story structure will provide offices for doctors and other medical-care providers. It…Read More
Several local CPAs have been named to The Alabama Society of CPAs and Business Alabama’s inaugural listing of some of Alabama’s “best and brightest CPAs.” Andrew Bailey, tax and consulting manager for Crow Shields Bailey PC in Mobile, is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College accredited in business valuation by the American Institute of CPAs, from…Read More
Groundbreaking recently took place for the new Ono Island Fire Station No. 4, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. It will be constructed by MW Rogers Construction Co. and was designed by McCollough Architecture of Orange Beach to withstand 175 mph wind speeds. It will include six bunk rooms, a private office, an emergency medical service room, two apparatus…Read More
Daphne-based United States Sports Academy recently announced it became the first sports university to earn accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accredits business education programs around the world at more than 1,000 campuses. The acceptance marks the culmination of a two-year accreditation process, which included an accreditation team of…Read More
Regular flights will be offered between Baton Rouge Metro Airport and Gulf Shores starting June 3, The Advocate reports. Ultimate Air Shuttle will operate the flights, called “Southeast Beach Express,” which it said will depart Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Nashville daily between Thursday and Sunday. Passengers will travel on 30-seat executive jets for quick access…Read More
Bellator Real Estate & Development’s West Mobile Branch Manager Don Jones has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to serve on the Alabama Real Estate Commission, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce announced. The commission is tasked with serving the public through the licensing and regulating of real estate agents to ensure excellence in the…Read More
Local author Andy Andrews recently opened his Wisdom Harbour Studios and General Store at The Wharf in Orange Beach, which is now home to his live show and podcast studio. Andrews, a New York Times Best Seller author, grew up in Orange Beach and overcame hardships as a homeless, orphaned teen to become an author,…Read More
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