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...

February 21, 2018
Fox 10 report on new Orange Beach school

By Hal Scheurich | FOX10 News Reporter | See full story and video at

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - As the Baldwin County Board of Education and the Gulf Shores School Board wait for direction from the state superintendent on moving forward with their separation,...

February 20, 2018
Old fishing photos from early days of Orange Beach charter fishing

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources |

If the plan works out, Alabama red snapper anglers will have access to the prized reef fish for more days than last year’s extended season.

The plan entails exempted fishing permits (...

February 19, 2018
City seal

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, followed by its Committee of the Whole meeting.

Following are the agendas for both meetings. For the full agendas and attachments, go to


February 16, 2018
Planning Commission meeting, Feb. 12, 2018

The Orange Beach Planning Commission voted, 8-0, on Monday, Feb. 12 to positively recommend a Zoning Text Amendment - adding “Vacation Rentals” to the Zoning Ordinance - to the City Council.

Planning Commission member Jimmy Boyd recused himself from the discussion and vote.

The Orange Beach City Council is scheduled to discuss setting a public hearing date for the...