Baldwin County will be increasing its lobbying efforts at the state and federal level over the next year, as county commissioners voted Tuesday to enter into agreements with two lobbying firms to help promote the county’s agenda.
BAY MINETTE — These days, immigration is a hot-button issue across the nation – one was a topic of major discussion at this week’s Baldwin County Commission meeting.
On Thursday, March 12, Baldwin County Public Schools sent out a letter to the system’s bus drivers and transportation employees that they were not to use two Shell stations in the county, the Malbis Shell Station at State Highway 181 and Highway 90 and the Jubilee Shell Station at US Highway 90 – both of which are owned by Kevin Spriggs, a Baldwin County resident who has opposed the school system’s proposed ad valorem tax increase, and both recently had “No on the Tax Increase” signs out front as recently as last week.
More than 100 citizens gathered at the Elberta Civic Center Tuesday night for a summit about the proposed millage tax increase to fund new school buildings and further growth for Baldwin County’s schools, but one thing was first and foremost on the minds of the people gathered there: a high school for Elberta.
During last week’s Foley City Council meeting, Public Works Director Dan Hellmich listens as Mayor John Koniar reads a proclamation naming May 18-24 as National Public Works Week in the Forward City.
Sodding and minor construction will complete the fort construction.
The historic church will be moved to Bicentennial Park in North Baldwin County early next year. GCN/File Photo
The Baldwin County Commissison is seeking donations to help defray moving costs of the historic Montpelier Methodist Church, built in 1895, in Blacksher to a permanent home at Bicentennial Park where it will be a centerpiece in the 19th Century Village. Photo Submitted
Baldwin County's top election official expects a 20 percent turnout on Amendment 1.
Construction continues at the picturesque site of the Alabama State Veterans Memorial north of Spanish Fort on State Road 225. The facility will be the final resting place for thousands of veterans and their families. Graham Heath/Staff Photo
Jaroslav-Koutny, who has worked in the highway department for 2.5 years, arrived in the county from the Czech Republic 13 years ago.