April 24, 2020
Sawbear's Orange Beach Vacation book cover

To add some encouragement during stressful times and to show how tough times can produce positive effects, look no further than author Tracy Ryder Bradshaw. 

Bradshaw, an elementary school teacher in Tennessee, has been a bereaved mom since her son Sawyer’s life was taken on October 13, 2011. He was 19 years old, and she said her world seemed to stop. Three and a half years later, she...

April 24, 2020
Screenshot from virtual tour video of the new Orange Beach Adult Fitness Center

During the meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Orange Beach City Council approved the low bid to construct the new 24/7 Adult Fitness Center on the Orange Beach Recreation Center campus. Stuart Construction LLC was awarded the contract, with a not-to-exceed cost of $2,968,082.

Work is expected to begin in early May on the 17,400-square-foot adult gym. The project has a 12-month...

April 24, 2020
Pardon our Progress orange road work barrel

Pardon Our Progress: Expect lane closures on Canal Road on Monday, April 27th as ALDOT’s Canal Road widening contractor will be onsite to place asphalt leveling at drainage crossings to smooth out where the roadway has settled. 

The asphalt leveling will need to be placed across the entire width of the roadway at each site.  A lane closure will be required to perform the asphalt...

April 22, 2020
First Congressional District Economic Recovery Task Force Recommendations

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne in Alabama's First Congressional District on Wednesday sent Governor Kay Ivey a report outlining RECOMMENDATIONS to begin safely reopening businesses in Southwest Alabama. The recommendations from the Task Force, which Byrne formed for his district, are that businesses, restaurants, and our beaches should reopen beginning May 1. Read the report: ...

April 22, 2020

April 21, 2020 | Office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today [April 21, 2020] applauded Senate passage of the “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act,” a $484 billion measure that provides additional funding to assist small businesses and meet the urgent healthcare needs of American families and workers...