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April 16, 2020
Alabama Dept. of Labor launches online Claims Tracker to assist unemployment compensation claimants

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2020 | www.labor.alabama.gov

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the agency has launched a new online tool to enable claimants to see the status of their claim, tell them what the next steps are, and what to expect from the Department. It includes the...

April 15, 2020
Aerial photo of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Alabama

If you live, work, fish, boat, or play on Perdido Pass or around Cotton Bayou, Terry Cove, Bayou St. John, Ole River, Arnica Bay, Bay la Launch and Roberts Bayou, your input is needed for the Gulf Frontal Watershed Management Plan. 

The watershed plan is being created by the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program that will prioritize projects for potential funding, primarily using BP oil...

April 14, 2020
Gulf State Park Pier will close for renovation, maintenance work - May 11 through mid-July

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Gulf State Park Pier will soon close to visitors as the park begins an exciting $2.4 million renovation project that will modernize one of the Gulf Coast’s top attractions. 

The Gulf State Park Pier will undergo a major renovation that includes replacing the wooden decking and handrails of the 10-year-old landmark, creating a new observation deck and installing...

April 13, 2020
Pardon our Progress orange road work barrel

Pardon Our Progress: Please be aware that starting on Monday and Tuesday of this week (April 13-14th), ALDOT’s Canal Road widening contractor will be finishing up necessary items of work in preparation for shifting traffic to the recently expanded and completed north side of the roadway. Work to begin the lane shift is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th. 

Lane closures will...

April 10, 2020
Aerial of Orange Beach looking north from Perdido Pass

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources | April 10, 2020

It’s like a recurring nightmare. Thankfully, that bad dream has only occurred once every 10 years or so.

Unfortunately, it’s not a dream.

For the charter boat fleet and inshore fishing guides along the Alabama Gulf Coast, the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus has caused...