Robertsdale, AL (April 4, 2017) - BIS Designs, experienced web design and digital marketing firm on the Gulf Coast, releases newly developed mobile app to make the customer experience easier and more convenient. Businesses can now download the BIS Designs app from Google Play or the Apple Store. 

With the app, clients can submit tickets, view upcoming company events and receive alerts and notifications. As a special incentive, BIS Designs will post in-app specials that will only be released to those who have the app. 

The app can be downloaded by visiting

Phillip Long, CEO of BIS Designs, stated, "It's exciting to provide this type of technology and service to our clients. Now, they can simply submit tickets through the app and even request appointments with our staff." 

To learn more about BIS Designs, call 251.410.7601 or visit

About BIS Designs 

BIS Designs provides web design and digital marketing services to hundreds of small and medium businesses in the local market. With the solid understanding that marketing is vital to the success of your business, BIS Designs is de-bunking the "if you build it, they will come" myth by providing the highest quality web design and digital marketing solutions available. Headquartered in Robertsdale, Alabama, BIS Designs has been serving Gulf Coast businesses for over 6 years. Learn more at

About BIS Technology Group 

BIS Technology Group is the technology leader on the Gulf Coast and is comprised of four divisions: information technology, web design & digital marketing, office equipment and business consulting. Together these divisions help local businesses exceed expectations and allow them to grow to their full potential while minimizing risks. BIS is located in Robertsdale, AL. To learn more about BIS Technology Group, visit

Fairhope Christian Church Hosts Successful Card & Games Party

FAIRHOPE, Ala. - On March 23, 2017, Fairhope Christian Church hosted its most successful annual Card and Games Party to date! 80 tickets were sold for the five-hour-day of fun and games, auction, delicious lunch and raffle. The $2400 proceeds from this successful event will be used to help local Baldwin County charity needs such as "Secret Meals for Hungry Children,” the Shoulder, the GED test scholarship fund and other local charities.


Daphne, AL (April 5, 2017) - Hundreds of people – primarily students and teachers - in Baldwin and Mobile Counties recently donated gently used shoes to Baldwin Bone & Joint’s 14th Annual Many More Miles Campaign, resulting in 1,910 pairs of shoes finding new life.

Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C., the Port City Pacers, McCoy Outdoor Co., Dr. Glenn Glass, and the University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center partnered to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and Discovery Ministries. The campaign, now in its 14th year, got off to a running start in January and concluded at the Azalea Trail Run held on March 25th.

Students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties were also given the opportunity to collect shoes and earn money for their schools’ PE programs. Students and teachers collectively provided 72% of total shoes collected!  Dixon Elementary won first place, collecting 743 pairs of shoes and received a $300 cash prize. Fairhope Intermediate took second place ($200), and Spanish Fort Elementary received third prize ($100).

AMEA and its Members Announce 2017 Scholarship Winners

Forty-four (44) high school seniors will enroll in a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational school in Alabama this year with help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its 11 Members through the 2017 AMEA Scholarship Program. Each of the 44 scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $110,000 awarded in this year’s program. AMEA received 200 scholarship applications in the 2017 program.


Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have provided over $2 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members, including Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Riviera Utilities (Foley), Sylacauga and Tuskegee. To be eligible for the AMEA scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from an AMEA Member city electric utility and the student must attend an Alabama college/university or vocational school. "We take our role as a good corporate citizen seriously,” said Fred D. Clark, Jr., AMEA President & CEO. "That’s why we, along with our Members, support education initiatives, like the AMEA Scholarship Program, that contribute to making our state economically competitive. We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners.”


This year’s AMEA Academic Scholarship recipients are:

Robert Tucker Beckett, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City

Lauren Elizabeth Hanna, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City

Marley Elizabeth McAlister, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City

Courtney Daye Mathis, Providence Christian School, Dothan

Alayna Marie Shipman, Providence Christian School, Dothan

Sarah Marina Thompson, Houston Academy, Dothan

Matthew Jack Mitchell, Bayside Academy, Fairhope

Michael Austin Saraceno, Fairhope High School, Fairhope

Jordan Elizabeth Smith, Fairhope High School, Fairhope

Hannah Elizabeth Yingst, Fairhope High School, Fairhope

Mackenzie Liana Brentzel, Spanish Fort High School, Riviera Utilities

Adam Blakeney Davis, Spanish Fort High School, Riviera Utilities

Kelsey Blaine Reagan, Fairhope High School, Riviera Utilities

Bailey Michelle Salter, Foley High School, Riviera Utilities

Lajavier Daequan Bryant, LaFayette High School, LaFayette

Nataja Lashun Reece, LaFayette High School, LaFayette

Ataiya Debrione Bridges, Lanett High School, Lanett

Connor Jacob Buchanan, Valley High School, Lanett

Anna Elizabeth Drake, Springwood School, Lanett

Carson Elizabeth Leva, Springwood School, Lanett

Frances Jean Ackerman, Luverne High School, Luverne

Tyler Paten Powell, Luverne High School, Luverne

Hunter Blake Stalling, Luverne High School, Luverne

John Houston Fuller, Lee-Scott Academy, Opelika

Samantha Louise Herring, Opelika High School, Opelika

Henry Hamilton SmithT, Opelika High School, Opelika

Martha Tattum Jane Denham, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

Elizabeth Caroline McCurdy, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

Payton Michelle McFry, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

Makayla Faithe West, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

Madison Elizabeth Harper, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

William Levi Parker, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

Justin Finkley, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee

Tamunoenefaa Jonathan Harry, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee

Cheyeanne Dakota Marable, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee

Jordan Kimesha Pace, Booker T. Washington High School, Utilities Board of Tuskegee


This year’s AMEA Vocational School Scholarship recipients include:

Russell Lee Lunsford, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City

Bianca Nicole Anderson, Dothan High School, Dothan

Allie Peyton Brushwood, Chambers Academy, LaFayette

Elizabeth Lenoir Thrower, Chambers Academy, LaFayette

Charles Hunter DeVoss, Luverne High School, Luverne

Turner Matthew Adkins, Lee-Scott Academy, Opelika

Jacob Ryan Daniel, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

Taivion Sanchez Keith, Childersburg High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board


AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve approximately 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.

Truland Homes announces their participation in the 2017 Baldwin County Spring Tour of Homes

Spanish Fort, Ala., (April 13, 2017) – Truland Homes, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2017 Baldwin County Home Builders Association Spring Tour of Homes April 22-23. Truland invites the public to tour the 17 custom built homes on the Tour. All featured homes will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm on April 22 and 12:00pm - 5:00pm on April 23.


The Spring Tour of Homes is an annual event showcasing some of the greatest new construction homes across Baldwin County. This event attracts thousands of visitors touring multiple different communities over one weekend. Truland Homes is featuring new communities in the South Baldwin County area, as well as some along the Eastern Shore that range from the mid 200s to high 800s.


Truland Homes is a locally owned and operated homebuilder building across both Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Truland maintains an inventory of completed homes as well as custom options to those interested in designing a home.


For more information on the BCHBA Spring Tour of Homes, please visit

The Original Oyster House will Award Two Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarships

The Original Oyster House will award two $1,000 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships to high school seniors of Baldwin County. In 2006 the Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship was created in loving memory of Chelsea Garvin who was a 2004 graduate of Fairhope High School, a Fish River Fire Department Rescue Diver, an Original Oyster House employee and a talented artist. Tragically, Chelsea’s life was cut short in a boating accident in 2005.

To qualify for the 12th Annual Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships you must be a high school senior of Baldwin County in the 2016-2017 school year with a minimum 2.5 GPA, have participated in recent school or community art event and submit artwork that reflects the Original Oyster House in some way. Artwork mediums can include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, ceramics or Sculptural media types. The winning artwork must be ready for display, completely dry and will become the property of the Original Oyster House for marketing or other purposes. Deadline for submission of art and application is April 24, 2017. Highest consideration will be for the most artistic and creative representation of the Original Oyster House. Please include the following identification on the back of artwork: Name of Artist, Title of Art, Medium, Teacher's Name and Name of School. To submit your Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship application and a photo of your artwork online please visit

The Original Oyster House has become the "must-go-to” place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and southern hospitality and for its panoramic waterfront sunsets. A top-spot for hand-shucked and fire-grilled oysters, the Original Oyster House has also become legendary for its homemade gumbo, cheesy grits with blackened shrimp, seafood platters as well as handcrafted desserts including its famous peanut butter chocolate chip pie. Patrons, employees and children are welcomed as family.

The Original Oyster House has two locations, Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Causeway and Gulf Shores: 701 Hwy 59 on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk. Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views, private party rooms and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants for 32 years. For more information about Original Oyster House, visit or call 251-928-2620. For more information on the Original Oyster House’s 12th Annual Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships, please visit

Laurendinephoto.jpeg ­– A beautifully painted scene truly capturing the spirit of Chelsea by Madeline Laurendine, one of the two 2016 Chlesea Garvin Spirit Scholarship winner

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