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June 8, 2019

Ground Zero in Termite Wars

 

Ground zero in Termite Wars

 

 

 

If you don’t have a termite bond, get one. If you have one and the renewal rate has skyrocketed, here’s why it happened and what you can do about it.

 

This spring has been a very active one for termites ...

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Oct. 18, 2016

Fortified roofs save homeowners money, grief

Of all the things one might replace on an existing home, a roof would be last on the list of costly updates that make you want to bask in its wondrous pattern, or admire its fine color. Really, a new roof is nice, but, at that cost, I could pay ...

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Jan. 22, 2015

Will Spanish Fort school zones change?

Will Spanish Fort school zones change?

No. That was the unequivocal answer from Baldwin County School Superintendent Robbie Owen at the Jan. 20 Spanish Fort Education Summit at the Spanish Fort High School gym.

Currently, the Spanish Fort school feeder pattern encompasses four neighborhoods in the Daphne, Ala., city limits ...

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May 14, 2014

Homeowner Insurance 2014 update for Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope and Baldwin County

Give me 2 minutes of your time and I may save you money -- or heartache.

I saved $1,100 on my homeowner’s insurance. Interested?

I also incurred more financial risk should catastrophe strike. That’s what I learned when I talked to two of my favorite go-to guys who sell insurance ...

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Feb. 24, 2014

Spanish Fort Fire rating improves and so do insurance rates

Spanish Fort Fire Rescue has improved to a Class 3 ISO Rating.

This apparently applies to homeowners within a 5-mile radius of the station, according to independent insurance agent Glen Gorowsky.

Homeowners may receive a reduction in insurance rates, but to be sure that the change is noted, homeowners should ...

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Feb. 24, 2014

Spanish Fort get second grocery ... and the crowd goes wild!

Rouses, a Lousiana-based grocery, opened its Spanish Fort location on Feb. 22 to a packed house.

Many residents of Spanish Fort had been forced to shop in Daphne or at the Publix near the Eastern Shore Centre since Bruno's closed its doors in November at the Hwy. 225 & ...

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Sept. 20, 2012

When you need a quick break from it all, try Bayfront Park in Daphne, AL

Bayfront Park pavilion overlooks Mobile Bay and is accessible by taking U.S. Hwy. 98 South to Scenic 98, then taking an immediate right on Bayfront Drive (or Bel Air). This is the perfect location for watching a pretty sunset or spending an afternoon fishing. Bayfront Park is also home ...

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March 30, 2012

Comparing Baldwin County schools by test scores

You can't judge a school system just by its test scores, but it sure is a good place to start.

So check out the Alabama State Department of Education's Accountability Reporting System.

Pick the school you'd like to research and then you'll have an option of ...

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Jan. 30, 2012

Cheryl's Cafe & Market: A lunchtime institution

If the Eastern Shore is where Mayberry meets Maguaritaville, then Cheryl's Cafe is pure Mayberry, where regulars are greeted by name and non-regulars are soon to find something so addictive on the menu that they join the following.

Unauspcious at the end of a small strip of shops at ...

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Jan. 30, 2012

Village Pointe Park a stroll through a timeless forest to the beach

Perhaps there's no better way to view Daphne's history and beauty than a brisk walk through Village Pointe Park Preserve, off Scenic 98.

Evidence of Indians, Spanish, French and English settlers has been found in the park, and while you won't see historic replicas of these forebears ...

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