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April 28, 2020

'Safer at Home' Statewide Public Health Order - Frequently Asked Questions about Beaches

1. I’ve heard that the beaches are re-opening. Does that mean the beaches will return to normal?

No. Under the new rules, the beaches will be open only to gatherings of fewer than 10 persons, and anyone using the beaches must maintain a consistent six-foot distance between...

April 28, 2020

APRIL 28, 2020 | Officer of Governor Kay Ivey | PRESS RELEASE

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a Safer at Home order to be applied Statewide. The order will be effective Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

This includes the reopening of beaches with proper precautions, opening of retail stores and the opening...

April 24, 2020
Sawbear's Orange Beach Vacation book cover

To add some encouragement during stressful times and to show how tough times can produce positive effects, look no further than author Tracy Ryder Bradshaw. 

Bradshaw, an elementary school teacher in Tennessee, has been a bereaved mom since her son Sawyer’s life was taken on October 13, 2011. He was 19 years old, and she said her world seemed to stop. Three and a half years later, she...

April 24, 2020
Screenshot from virtual tour video of the new Orange Beach Adult Fitness Center

During the meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Orange Beach City Council approved the low bid to construct the new 24/7 Adult Fitness Center on the Orange Beach Recreation Center campus. Stuart Construction LLC was awarded the contract, with a not-to-exceed cost of $2,968,082.

Work is expected to begin in early May on the 17,400-square-foot adult gym. The project has a 12-month...

April 24, 2020
Pardon our Progress orange road work barrel

Pardon Our Progress: Expect lane closures on Canal Road on Monday, April 27th as ALDOT’s Canal Road widening contractor will be onsite to place asphalt leveling at drainage crossings to smooth out where the roadway has settled. 

The asphalt leveling will need to be placed across the entire width of the roadway at each site.  A lane closure will be required to perform the asphalt...