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
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
Southern Eye Group recently announced the addition of Dr. Gayla Rowland, ophthalmologist, to the practice. Originally from Crestview, Florida, Rowland graduated summa cum laude from Troy University. She then attended medical school, finishing in the top 10%, and completed an internship in internal medicine and residency training in ophthalmology at the University of South Florida…Read More
Details on the proposed RESTORE Working Waterfront project in Fairhope were recently reported on in The Courier. Now to include pavilions on South Beach, pier improvements and more access to the bluffs that will not cut into the hillside, modifications include changes made from both public comment periods (Goodwin Mills Cawood Creates Recovery Division). Scott…Read More
Former NFL quarterback Philip Rivers met with his high school football team at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope recently. According to AL.com, this was his first meeting with the team after being announced as coach-in-waiting last May. Rivers announced his retirement from the Indianapolis Colts earlier this month and will take the reins…Read More
Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty recently celebrated the successes of its real estate sales associates for 2020. “Top Overall Sales Agent of the Year,” “Top Buyer’s Agent” and “Top Sales and Listing Agent” for Gulf Shores was Sandy Davenport. “Top Listing Agent of the Year” and “Top Listing Agent” for Orange Beach was Erin Kaiser. “Top…Read More
International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) Alabama recently announced the hiring of Bethany Gaal as a local coordinator in Fairhope. Gaal will work with international high school students and the local families that host them. She is currently looking for families that would like to host for the 2021 school year. As the local coordinator, Gaal…Read More
WKRG recently reported on a Hollywood film shot in Fairhope, Our Friend, which premieres today. The movie is a true-story drama/comedy about a family dealing with terminal cancer. Jason Segel, one of its stars, explained on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on January 19, “Fairhope is an amazing little town. It actually reminds me…Read More
WKRG recently reported that, following the City of Fairhope reopening the comment period for the $6.2-million RESTORE Working Waterfront project in November 2020 (Fairhope Reopens Commenting For Waterfront Project), proposed changes in the South Beach bluff that had drawn complaints from some residents are being dropped from Fairhope Working Waterfront. Designers and city officials also…Read More
The Avizo Group Inc. (formerly Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore P.C.) of Fairhope has announced the naming of LeeAnn May, CPA, as its newest shareholder. May is director of the firm’s Mobile office. She began her career with Avizo after graduating from Troy University in 2008. She has focused primarily in the audit and assurance fields,…Read More
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