June 26, 2020
Billy Pope photo of Gulf State Park Pier renovations

By DAVID RAINER | June 26, 2020 | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Lamar Pendergrass believes in the old saying that good things come to those who wait.

The timing of the renovations to Gulf State Park Pier is not what was planned, but Pendergrass assures everyone it will be worth the wait.

“This is going to be what sets the example for any pier...

June 26, 2020
Parent’s Guide to Alabama’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools

Alabama State Department of Education | June 26, 2020

In looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year, we know many challenges lie ahead, but it is the intention of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) that all schools reopen this fall under the following guiding principles.  

(PDF: Parent’s Guide to...

June 25, 2020
Alabama announces July 3 closure of Red Snapper season for private anglers

Contact: Marine Resources Division | June 24, 2020 | Press Release

After completing a review of the first 20 days of the proposed 2020 private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) anticipates the quota for the private angler red snapper season will be met on Friday, July 3, 2020. Therefore, Alabama waters will close to private...

June 25, 2020
Fourth of July 2020 closings graphic

In observance of Independence Day, non-essential city offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. 

Trash and recycling will not be affected. All routes will run as normal. 

Offices will open for normal hours on Monday, July 6th. 


June 24, 2020
Orange Beach Fire Rescue accepting applications for Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program

Orange Beach Fire Rescue is now accepting applications for the Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program (RVFP). The RVFP is designed to give young men and women an opportunity to pursue a career in Fire and Emergency Services.

Applicants that are accepted into the RVFP are expected to successfully complete Firefighter I/II training. After successfully completing the training and receiving...