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December 4, 2020
Graphic showing a collection of photos of capital improvement projects planning in Orange Beach

With low interest rates and the City of Orange Beach’s bond rating nearly perfect at AA+, the City Council is moving forward with plans to issue $50 million in bonds to cover over a dozen capital improvement projects in the city. 

During its meeting on Tuesday, December 1st, the City Council voted unanimously to allow Finance Director Ford Handley to work with the city’s bond counsel on...

December 3, 2020
2020 City of Orange Beach Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held Tuesday, December 1st at The Wharf

With the City of Orange Beach's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at The Wharf on Tuesday, December 1st, the Christmas season is officially is in full swing in Orange Beach. 

Upcoming events include the following: 

  • GINGERBREAD JAM: The annual Gingerbread Jam will be held on...
December 1, 2020
Proposed CoastAL Beachfront Development Concept Plan 3D Visualization (1)

(Update on December 1, 2020: The Orange Beach City Council approved the rezoning of the proposed CoastAL beach development property from BR-2 - Beach Resort High Density - to PUD - Planned Unit Development - in a 5-0 vote, with Councilman Jeff Silvers absent. The council approval followed the Orange Beach Planning Commission's unanimous favorable recommendation for the rezoning on...

November 20, 2020

Longtime CEO Herb Malone to retire next year; Vice President of Sales & Sports Commission Beth Gendler named next CEO

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – This week the board of directors of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) voted unanimously to name Beth Gendler as the organization’s future president and CEO upon the retirement next year of long-time CEO Herb...

November 20, 2020
Tennessee goalie save a shot from Vanderbilt in the 2020 SEC Women's Soccer Tournament at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

(Update: Seventh-seeded Vanderbilt upset No. 1 Arkansas, 3-1, in the championship.)

The 2020 SEC Women’s Soccer Championship is set: Seventh-seeded Vanderbilt will face No. 1 seed Arkansas at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The championship will be aired live on the SEC Network. 

During the semifinals on Thursday, Arkansas held off No. 4 seed and...