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September 20, 2019
Upgrades, repairs coming for Hwy. 135: Road closed starting Sept. 24 but open for Shrimp Fest

PRESS RELEASE - Gulf State Park | Sept. 20, 2019  

GULF SHORES, Ala. – State Highway 135 through Gulf State Park will undergo necessary improvements and repairs from Sept. 24 until Christmas Eve. The road will be closed to all vehicles, hikers and bikers beginning Sept. 24, but will reopen Oct. 9-14 during the 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival. 

The work being done during the...

September 20, 2019
October Community Potluck to feature MAAAC on October 7, 2019

The October Community Potluck at the Orange Beach Community Center on Monday, October 7th will feature information about Makos Academics, Arts & Athletics Club with MAAAC President Ryan Long and board member Robert Stewart. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30. Everyone is invited; just bring a dish to share.

The Orange Beach Community Association hosts the monthly...

September 19, 2019
Official seal of the Alabama Department of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Alabama Department of Transportation | SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Baldwin, Ala- The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will begin a major road widening project on State Route 180/Canal Rd. Work is expected to start Monday, September 23, though some preliminary utility work has been underway.

The scope of the project includes installing an additional 2.3...

September 19, 2019
Two new fire engines sit parked in front of Orange Beach Fire Station No. 1

Mayor Tony Kennon and the Orange Beach City Council joined Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling and the Orange Beach Fire Department on Tuesday, September 17th for an official blessing and push-in ceremony for the city’s two new fire trucks - Engine 1 and Engine 2. 

Chief Kimmerling and Mayor Kennon spoke briefly to open the ceremony, followed by a blessing led by Pastor Fred Franks. A group of...

September 19, 2019
Census 2020 outreach begins in Orange Beach with council proclamation

Mayor Tony Kennon and the Orange Beach City Council proclaimed their partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau during the council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 to ensure a full and accurate count in 2020. 

The proclamation reads as follows: 

Whereas, every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents across the country, and the official deadline for...