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
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
Giving Totes at 28740 Highway 98, Suite 9 in Daphne, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting with the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Giving Totes is a nonprofit dedicated to providing personalized duffle bags, blankets, teddy bears and journals to youth in the foster care system.Read More
Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. of Mobile recently reported its handling of property sold at 17516 County Road 16 in Foley next to Hidden Lakes. Its agents/brokers Pratt Thomas and Daryl Cleworth facilitated the sale of 35 acres from John D. Flowers to Turnberry Development, LLC for $450,000. Construction has commenced on the land, which…Read More
Stephen Schlautman has been named vice president/relationship manager of River Bank & Trust in Daphne, the company announced. Building on its “momentum in Baldwin and Mobile counties,” the bank said, Schlautman brings “nearly two decades of commercial lending experience and a strong commitment to the community.” He will be tasked with growing the business and…Read More
Local firm Crow Shields Bailey PC recently announced that Caroline Soltys, CPA, will be joining its Gulf Shores office as a tax supervisor. Soltys is a University of West Florida graduate who specializes in corporate, partnership and individual taxation. She will compile and review business and personal financial statements, and train and support small businesses…Read More
United Bank recently donated a 2013 Ford Transit Connect to the Baldwin County Library Cooperative, Inc. to replace an aging vehicle with more than 300,000 miles, The Atmore Advance reported. The cooperative, based in Robertsdale, will use it to transport books and interlibrary mail and materials between 14 locations in Baldwin County. The courier service…Read More
Retired Mobile district chief LeAnn Tacon became Daphne’s new fire chief yesterday, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reports. Tacon will become the fifth person to oversee the Daphne Fire Department in about a year. She replaces Melvin Brown, a former Birmingham battalion chief, who was hired in June and resigned in December 2020. Brown had been recently preceded by…Read More
United States Sports Academy in Daphne held what it called “a historic virtual signing ceremony” with the Jamaica Olympic Association and Jamaica Paralympic Association in December 2020. The academy will use its expertise and resources to help aid in the development of the national sporting effort in Jamaica. The academy’s programs will also be delivered…Read More
Smith, Dukes & Buckalew LLP, which has offices in Mobile and Daphne, recently announced that its new website is now live. The site features explanations of its many services, the ability to schedule a meeting online and a story of its history, which dates back to the early 1900s. A final important addition is regular…Read More
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