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August 12, 2022
Aerial of The Wharf, 2019, looking north.

Orange Beach, Ala. (August 11, 2022 - The Wharf Press Release) — The Wharf at Orange Beach, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment venue on the Alabama Gulf Coast, today announces the acquisition of an additional 86 acres on the north side of the Intracoastal Waterway near the Foley Beach Express Toll Bridge.

The property, formerly known as Bama Bayou, will be re-...

August 12, 2022
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After two days of instruction, Orange Beach City Schools has recorded a 17% increase in enrollment when compared to K-12 enrollment figures denoted in the separation agreement dated May 2022 and a 12% increase over last year’s enrollment. Orange Beach City Schools is currently serving 1,250 students; this number is inclusive of two preschool units.

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August 5, 2022
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The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, August 8th for a work session, followed by its 4 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Full agenda packet for the August 8, 2022 Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting

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August 5, 2022
Orange Beach school and city officials break ground on Orange Beach Elementary School addition

Orange Beach City Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for a new $6 million addition to Orange Beach Elementary School. Superintendent Randy Wilkes began the ceremony in the elementary school gymnasium. 

The new 18,000-square-foot wing will include a “cafetorium” with a stage and a media/library room. Once the new addition is complete, a second phase of the...

August 5, 2022
Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program logo

August 4, 2022 – PENSACOLA, FL. - The Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP) is pleased to announce the first ever Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the Pensacola and Perdido Bay Watersheds is now available for review and public comment.

PPBEP’s CCMP – A Prescription for Healthy Bays, is intended to serve as a guide for implementing monitoring,...