2018

Mayor talks condos and Orange Beach’s growing pains, progress in wide-ranging Facebook Live interview

August 24, 2018
Mayor Facebook Live interview screenshot

In a candid, straight-talking Facebook Live interview led my musician and Orange Beach resident Jack Robertson on Thursday, August 23, Mayor Tony Kennon answered a wide range of questions from condo heights and traffic solutions to public safety and even keeping McDonald's open

Johnny Menke named 2018 Orange Beach Surf Rescue Lifeguard of the Year

August 17, 2018
Menke named 2018 Orange Beach Surf Rescue Lifeguard of Year

After a vote by his peers on Orange Beach Surf Rescue, Johnny Menke was named the 2018 Lifeguard of the Year. 

Orange Beach Fire Department Beach Safety Division Chief Brett Lesinger presented the award to Menke on Friday, August 10. The glass award was created by artist Kerry Park of the Hot Shop at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach and wood base was crafted by Dan Rush.