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...

December 11, 2017
Orange Beach Municipal Judge Buddy Brackin swears in Officer JP Burnside

Three new Orange Beach police officers were sworn in by Municipal Judge Buddy Brackin during the Orange Beach City Council meeting on Dec. 5.

Police Chief Joe Fierro introduced John “JP” Burnside, Michael McBrayer and Alex Monce to the council...

December 8, 2017
Christmas 2017 at The Wharf

During the 2017 Christmas holiday in Orange Beach, all non-essential city offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26. City offices will also be closed on New Year’s Day, which falls on a Monday like Christmas.

Trash and recycling routes will not run on either holiday.  All routes will run one day behind. For both Christmas and New Year's Day, residential routes will be...