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June 5, 2020
Red snapper in red bucket

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

While the second weekend of the private recreational red snapper season in Alabama saw near perfect conditions, the opening weekend proved why state management of the red snapper is so important to ensure maximum access to this treasured fishery.

Pent-up demand from a variety of reasons, including the...

June 3, 2020
Orange Beach North Sewer Force Main project map

Following the Orange Beach City Council’s approval of grant agreements on May 19, two projects that are part of the post-BP oil spill Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) are moving forward. 

The agreements with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), which is...

June 2, 2020
The City of Orange Beach’s Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park will be closed until further notice, beginning on Wednesday, June 3

The City of Orange Beach’s Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park will be closed until further notice, beginning on Wednesday, June 3. 

Due to safety issues, some of the wooden play structures need to be removed. 

Once work is complete, the playground is expected to reopen with limited equipment available, such as the shaded pirate ship, Tot Lot and swings. 

The city will be...

June 1, 2020

Orange Beach City Administrator Ken Grimes, Jr. explains the upcoming projects at the campus of the Orange Beach Recreation Center in this video on the city's YouTube page at https://youtu.be/kvOn7AVD4bo. View the video below as well. 

Starting on June 1, 2020 construction will begin on the new 24/7 Adult Fitness Center, as well as the...

May 29, 2020
Fire Marshal Craig Stephenson retirement parade, 5.29.20

By Marc D. Anderson

A chapter in the Orange Beach Fire Department’s history is closing as Fire Marshal Craig Stephenson retires. A beloved mentor not only at the fire station but at Orange Beach Elementary School and on the sidelines of youth football and baseball fields, Stephenson received a drive-thru parade at Fire Station No. 1 on Friday as he stepped out of the fire...