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July 20, 2018
Pardon Our Progress OB Road Improvements

Coming off what will likely be a high-water mark in tourism for the Alabama Gulf Coast over the 2018 Fourth of July holiday week, traffic and its future relief has been a hot topic in Orange Beach.

Following is a rundown of upcoming road improvement projects, including the widening of Canal Road.

Concerning Canal Road, the additional westbound lane, added between Hwy....

July 20, 2018
Orange Beach police to hold Kids’ Night Out on August 7

The Orange Beach Police Department will hold its annual Kids’ Night Out from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Waterfront Park. The free event is held each year in conjunction with National Night Out.

Children will need to wear swim clothes and bring a towel for a fun time and lots of activities. There will be wet and dry inflatables. Hot dogs, popcorn, chips and drinks will be provided...

July 19, 2018
Catman drawing by Ken Grimes Jr.

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach 

Have you heard the legend of Catman?

Many visitors to Orange Beach may have wondered about the origins of Catman Road, a trail which runs through Alabama Gulf State Park as part of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.

Legend has it that on the eve of a big...

July 19, 2018
Flora-Bama Google 3D view for release on road safety improvements

Flora-Bama Press Release

The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, and Oyster Bar has been working over the past two years on designs and improvements to its properties that will provide for better ingress/egress of traffic, more parking spaces, and a newly designed crosswalk.

The Flora-Bama has worked closely with FDOT, ALDOT, ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL, and the CITY OF ORANGE BEACH on...

July 16, 2018
2018 OBPD Citizens Police Academy

The Orange Beach Police Department is seeking participants for its 2018 Citizens’ Police Academy to be held Sept. 11 to Oct. 23.

The classes are free and will be held each Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

The academy is designed to provide the Orange Beach community with an overview of the department’s operations and the increased level of understanding and cooperation between...