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Foley Main Street Accredited

Foley Main Street Accredited, Releases Statistics

July 8, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — Nonprofit Foley Main Street, Inc. has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. Foley Main Street, Inc.’s performance is annually…

Ground Broken On Graham Creek AG Building

Ground Broken On Graham Creek AG Building

June 17, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — The Highland Group of Foley recently announced it broke ground on another addition to Graham Creek Nature Preserve, off Wolf Bay Drive in Foley. Dubbed the “Ag Building,” the 1,300-ft2 facility is to provide useful agricultural amenities for the property and surrounding community. It includes a large enclosed walk-in cooler for the…

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Nationally Recognized

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Nationally Recognized

May 20, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — South Baldwin Regional Medical Center recently received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes the center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns a grade to general hospitals across the country based on…

Foley Sports Tourism Hosts Major Gymnastics Event

Foley Sports Tourism Hosts Major Gymnastics Event

May 6, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — The USA Gymnastics Region 8 Xcel Championship will be held in Alabama for the first time this weekend at the Foley Event Center, Gulf Coast Media reports. An estimated 1,500 gymnasts and their families from across Region 8, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, are…

Contract Awarded For Foley Road Extension

Contract Awarded For Foley Road Extension

April 29, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — Foley is moving forward with a road extension project that will connect one of its primary north-south arteries to State Route 59, the OBA website reports. At a recent council meeting, the city awarded a bid of $4.5 million to McElhenney Construction of Mobile for the project extending Juniper Street south and…

Rainbow Run To Be Held At OWA

Rainbow Run To Be Held At OWA

April 22, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — The Rainbow Run returns to OWA on April 30. This 1.5-mile run has rainbow-colored powder that fills the air and covers the participants as they jog, walk, skip or sprint through the streets of Downtown OWA. The excitement begins at 7:30 a.m. with event check-in and a photo booth available on OWA…

Mudbugs And Margarita’s Announced For Foley

Mudbugs And Margarita’s Announced For Foley

February 25, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — The Mudbugs & Margarita’s Festival is planned for Heritage Park in Downtown Foley on April 2 at 10 a.m.-7 p.m. There will be a variety of crawfish dishes and food trucks with crawfish choices, in addition to the trucks’ regular menu items. Arts and crafts vendors; live music; a “Kids Zone”; free…

Foley Buys 82 Acres

Foley Buys 82 Acres, Looks To Add More With GOMESA Money

February 25, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — According to city officials, with the addition of approximately 82 acres to Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve and plans to add more property, the preserve has become one of the largest municipal nature preserves in Alabama, Gulf Coast Media reported. Foley Mayor Ralph Hellmich said the city has used a $3-million grant…

OWA Mardi Gras Events Planned

OWA Mardi Gras Events Planned

February 25, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — OWA in Foley will be hosting the inaugural Puppy Gras Pet Parade on February 26 at 2:30 p.m. on OWA Island with a pet-friendly costume contest immediately to follow on the OWA Island stage. Cash prizes will be given for “Puppy Gras King & Queen,” “OWA Choice,” “Funniest” and “Most Festive” costumes.…

Foley Middle Awarded Lighthouse Status

Foley Middle Awarded Lighthouse Status

February 4, 2022
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FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Middle School has become the first middle school in the state to be awarded “Lighthouse” status, Gulf Coast Media reported. The designation follows five years of implementation of the “Leader in Me” program, a requirement for Lighthouse status. “The whole idea behind Leader in Me is that everybody can be a…

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