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A month ago, we thought things were getting better.  We could take off our masks around vaccinated friends, we could go out to eat— we felt safer going to church and to the grocery store. … more
All students at … more
Hurricane season is here and this year is predicted to be another active time. As many as 20 named storms are forecast for the Atlantic and Gulf before the season ends on Nov. 30. Keep in mind, … more
Monday was a beautiful, sunny, blue sky kind of day. Grills were fired up across the county. Boats full of friends and families took to the waters of the Gulf. Everywhere Americans celebrated … more
If all goes as education officials are saying, central Baldwin voters will have a chance this fall to decide if the Robertsdale High School feeder pattern will become the third district in the county … more
As we close out the final week of May, it seems that all attention is on the excitement of happy endings and new beginnings. Students are graduating high school and college and readily anticipating … more
I enjoyed reading your excellent front-page story and OpEd on "Saving America's Amazon," in the May 14, 2021, issue of The Baldwin Times. This should be required reading for every citizen in Mobile … more
The last, first day of school photographs are now a Facebook memory. Final exams are done. The graduation caps and gowns are crumpled on the floor, no longer needed for that photo perfect finish. … more
When Senator Richard Shelby announced he would not run for reelection to a sixth six-year term in 2022, speculation immediately began as to who would run for our iconic senior senator’s seat. … more
Ours to save, or to lose. Truer words have never been spoken. Alabama is home to one of the most diverse forest and aquatic systems in the nation. Baldwin County sits on the crowning jewel of … more
Some of you have inquired how Alabama will fare in Washington after Senator Shelby retires at the end of 2022. The answer is that it will be nothing less than devastating for the Heart of Dixie. The … more
Cities that build roads without understanding where they will lead eventually become home to a confusing pit of winding, turning bands of concrete that intertwine like a knot of snakes spinning this … more
The 2020 legislative regular session is wrapping up. After this week’s two-days of meeting days, only one final legislative day remains on May 17. There have been a myriad of high-profile … more
A mother’s grief. A child’s premature death. Confusion. Insensitive government officials. These elements are the recipe for heartbreak the world over. They are the foundation of hundreds of … more
This week allow me to share with you a sketch of the men and women who sit on our State Supreme Court. These nine Justices are all Republican, all conservative on both social and business issues. All … more
For decades Baldwin County has paid the tab for much of Alabama. Our beaches and tourist areas bring in millions in tax revenue that has often been used everywhere but in Baldwin County. That … more
April 21, 2021: Our 1901 Alabama Constitution replicates the United States Constitution in designing a triumvirate of government. The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches are designed to … more
In many respects, I have never been more hopeful about the future of cancer treatment as an oncologist. In the past decade, we have seen an explosion of new therapeutic options for cancer patients, … more
Seven months after Hurricane Sally came ashore in Baldwin County, fallen trees still lie in fields and blue tarps still cover many roofs. After more than a year, we are still dealing with the … more
I am enjoying the new size of The Courier. However, I’m far more impressed with the photo clarity. Even going back to my reporting days at The Fairhope Courier, circa 2005-2006, the photos were, … more
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