December 13, 2017
Baldwin County Special Election unofficial results, 12.13.2017

By John Mullen (For full story, go to

Baldwin County voted to renew a controversial 1-mill tax to keep school funding at 12 mills of property taxes to fund the county system. Gulf Shores’ new school system will receive a per-student portion of this tax as well....

December 12, 2017
Orange Beach Christmas tree lighting at The Wharf

It’s a full week of Christmas fun in Orange Beach. From the library open house to Light Up the Arts to the Holiday Movie on the Trail, there’s something for everyone.

Library Christmas Open House

The Orange Beach Public Library will hold a...

December 12, 2017
Greenway Apartments Site Plan in Orange Beach

By Crystal Cole, Islander Editor (For full report, go to

An apartment community planned unit development (PUD) divided Orange Beach’s City Council at its first December meeting.

The developer seeks to build micro-efficiency apartments east...

December 12, 2017
 City Hall Council Chambers, December 2017

Due to the Christmas holidays, the Orange Beach City Council will hold its second meeting of December a week early. The council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, followed by its Committee of the Whole meeting. The meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 4099 Orange Beach Blvd.

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

December 11, 2017
Grant to help pay for new Backcountry Trail Interpretive Loop

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs awarded the City of Orange Beach a $116,532 grant to construct a new trail at the Sportsplex, and the Orange Beach City Council on Dec. 5 approved matching funds of $41,293 for the project.

The new Interpretive Loop will go around an existing city-owned lake and natural area, connecting the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail to the...