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August 10, 2018
Bruce Nelson promotion to Orange Beach Fire Battalion Chief with Mayor Kennon and Chief Pearce

For nearly two decades Bruce Nelson has served in the ranks of the Orange Beach Fire Department and on Tuesday night, he officially earned the rank of Battalion Chief.

During a pinning ceremony at the start of the Orange Beach City Council meeting, Fire Chief Justin Pearce said Nelson has been an integral part of the department for 19 years.

“He’s been instrumental in the dive...

August 9, 2018
Gulf State Park named Alabama Tourism’s 2018 Attraction of the Year

By Chip Brownlee | Alabama Political Reporter | August 9, 2018

Gulf State Park has been named the Alabama Tourism Department’s 2018 Attraction of the Year.

The park received the honor Monday night [August 6, 2018] at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on...

August 9, 2018
A Norwegian ship sinks in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942 in The Times Picayune

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

Did you know that there were German submarines in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico during World War II and several American ships were sunk in the Gulf?

During World War II, the people living on the coast in Orange Beach were required to keep blackout curtains and turn off all outdoor lights after a curfew. This was an effort to...

August 9, 2018
2018 Tow Expo and Beach Bash

Southern Tow Expo and Beach Bash by Tow Professional magazine is putting on a TIMS - Traffic Incident Management Scenario - event from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 at the Orange Beach Event Center parking lot in cooperation with the Orange Beach Fire Department, Orange Beach Police Department, Medstar EMS Ambulance Service, a WreckMaster-certified tower, and WreckMaster Certified Towing...

August 7, 2018
Spinner Shark caught summer 2018 at GSP pier

Press Release | August 7, 2018 | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that the following dates have been selected for managed shark fishing at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier: August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. The shark fishing will take place on the south end of the pier –...