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February 23, 2018
Orange Beach Fire Chief Justin Pearce

From a Mardi Gras ride on a fire truck sparking an interest in firefighting to being named fire chief in Orange Beach, it’s been a homegrown journey for Justin Pearce.

After a year of serving as interim Orange Beach fire chief, Pearce was officially appointed to the post by the City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

A career firefighter in Orange Beach, Chief Pearce started as a cadet...

February 23, 2018
OBPD issues Spring Break 2018 warning

Attention 2018 Spring Break guests: The Orange Beach Police Department welcomes all guests to the City of Orange Beach for Spring Break. Our city is a beautiful, family-oriented beach resort community. Over the past two years, we have experienced increases in underage drinking, disorderly conduct and illegal drug use during Spring Break.

The Orange Beach Police...

February 23, 2018
Orange Beach police chief announces three promotions

Orange Beach Police Chief Joe Fierro announced three promotions during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

He introduced Cpl. Josh Watkins, Sgt. Rodney Kirchharr and Lt. John Simonson to the council.

“Josh joined us in 2016 from the Tuscaloosa Police Department and since he’s been here he’s worked his way to the corporal’s position,” Chief Fierro said. “He was promoted...

February 23, 2018
Replicas of the Nina and the Pinta to visit The Wharf

Historic replicas of Columbus’ ships, the Nina and the Pinta, will arrive at The Wharf on Friday, March 2 and remain in port until Tuesday, March 6. These ships were fully built by hand, without the use of power tools.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy the educational opportunity to explore exquisite craftsmanship and learn about the Portuguese caravel that many former...

February 22, 2018
Severe Weather and Emergency Preparedness

Alabama’s seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25. Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on a variety of supplies for protecting their homes or businesses during Alabama’s tornado and hurricane seasons.

A provision in the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday law allows counties and municipalities to join...