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April 29, 2021
National Day of Prayer observance on the lawn of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach on May 7, 2020.

National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Everyone is invited.

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President...

April 28, 2021
Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters

ALABAMA HOMEOWNERS HANDBOOK to Prepare For Natural Disasters

Designed specifically for homeowners, this is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to both their family and property from the threats of natural hazards. This handbook covers basic information on emergency preparedness,...

April 26, 2021
2020 Census Shows Alabama’s Population at 5.03 Million; State to Keep Current U.S. House Seats

MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and Congressional apportionment results for each of the states Monday afternoon as...

April 26, 2021
UH-1 Huey helicopter flights return June 2-3 to Orange Beach

On June 2 and June 3, the nonprofit Friends of Army Aviation group is scheduled to return to Orange Beach to offer rides in a vintage Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 “Huey” combat helicopter from the helipad near Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf.

The flights will begin at 9 a.m., weather permitting, and last until 7 p.m. Each flight will last approximately 10 minutes and the cost is $70...

April 23, 2021
Red Snapper Photo by David Rainer, ADCNR

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

Alabama’s 2021 red snapper season for private recreational anglers will be different than in previous years. The season opens on May 28 with four-day weekends like last year’s season, but the closing date has not been set. The end of the season will be determined by catch data compiled through the Red...