September 30, 2021
NOAA Announces Reopening of the 2021 Federal Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Season


  • The 2021 Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) red snapper fishing season in federal waters for vessels with federal for-hire (charter/headboat) reef fish permits was 63 days (opened June 1, 2021 and closed August 3, 2021).
  • Based on updated landings data, NOAA Fisheries determined that the red snapper recreational for-hire sector’s annual catch target was...
September 24, 2021
Four new Orange Beach police officers sworn in

Four new Orange Beach police officers were sworn in by Municipal Judge Julian B. "Buddy" Brackin during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 

The new officers were introduced by Police Chief Steve Brown. 

“It’s my honor and privilege to lead this department and in saying that it’s very important that we bring on board those who are going to replace me and...

September 24, 2021
Christopher Callaghan sworn in as new Orange Beach Municipal Judge

During the Orange Beach City Council meeting on September 21, 2021, new Orange Beach Municipal Judge Christopher Callaghan was sworn in by current Municipal Judge Julian B. "Buddy" Brackin, who will be retiring this year after 31 years of service to the city.

Callaghan was appointed the third-ever municipal judge at the September 7th council meeting. The term is for two years and then...

September 24, 2021
Orange Beach Elementary earns 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

It was announced on September 21, 2021 that Orange Beach Elementary was a recipient of the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. OBES was one of only five Alabama schools - and 325 nationwide - that earned this distinction!

This coveted award is given to schools that exemplify excellence in education. Orange Beach Elementary was also recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School...

September 23, 2021
Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy, being performed by the Expect Excellence Community Theater on Oct. 7-10

By Brad Gallier, City of Orange Beach

Fall slowly works its way to the Gulf Coast and beach season fades into the background, but that doesn’t mean your entertainment options are over. What better way to kick off the Halloween season than to revisit everyone’s spooky and kooky favorites in “The Addams Family” – A New Musical Comedy,  presented by the Expect Excellence Community...