12,000 sq. ft. modern garage to house personal car collection of self-made entrepreneur who resides on the 5.5-mile long private Ono Island…

Mr. James (Jimmy) Harrell and his wife Tina are car enthusiasts who live on the 5.5-mile long private island of Ono Island, Alabama. 

Jimmy’s always had a love for cars – and his philosophy includes a blend of working hard and playing hard – but building his business from the ground up kept him too busy to allow himself to fully enjoy his passion and interests in cars.

Jimmy is a self-made individual who expanded his own business over a span of 44 years. His company, Industrial Sales and Service, sold and serviced valves to refineries, paper mills, power plants and chemical plants,…

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Pirates Cove

If you were to tell someone to meet you where Robert’s Bayou meets Arnica Bay, they’d probably ask, “Where’s that?” Tell them to meet you at Pirates Cove, however, and they’d ask, “What time?”

Many around here know that the legendary third-generation beach shack in Elberta has a history littered with bushwackers, cheeseburgers, sandy canines and salty regulars. But few know that the bar and restaurant wouldn’t be what it is today without Civil War privateers, a high-end Chicago hotel and a German immigrant initiative in Baldwin County.

Operated by brothers Paul and Karl Mueller (although ownership remains in the hands of their mother Eileen), Pirates Cove is a living tapestry of innumerable employees, regulars and “riff raff.” This is its…

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Andy Andrews

“Sometimes a thing is impossible until it’s actually done”

The sleepy little fishing town of Orange Beach, AL or as locals like to say, LA (Lower Alabama) has grown over the years as visitors come from all corners of the globe to experience what Andy Andrews has captured so well in his series of The Noticer, The Noticer Returns, and now the much anticipated “Just Jones” third edition that will be released on September 8th.  

The Alabama Gulf Coast has inspired the setting and characters of many of Andy’s books.  In most cases, the places and people in Andy’s books are real places and people within the community.  Andy gives credit for the inspiration of his books to the easy-going island life along with residents who have found their way to the…

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ROBERTSDALE, Ala. –July’s housing highlights are encouragingly similar to the months prior to COVID. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports a year-over-year increase in the total number of properties sold in July 2020 for both Resort and Traditional Residential areas, as well as an increase in sales price that has been lacking in the months of May and June. July’s average sales price for the Resort area increased to $467,757, compared to $451,646 in 2019. Additionally, July’s average sales price for Traditional Residential increased to $286,574, compared to $268,542 in 2019.

For the Resort Area of Baldwin County, a total of 301 properties sold last month, compared to 166 in July 2019 – an 81.3% increase. Listings moved off the…

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