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March 24, 2021
The Great Red Snapper Count Report announced

See the full details on the Great Red Snapper Count Report at https://www.harte.org/snappercount.

The introduction on the Great Red Snapper Count Report website is as follows, "Three years, 80 scientists, days of footage, and the results are in! The Great Red Snapper Count estimates that there are more than 110 million Red...

March 23, 2021

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL, March 23, 2021 - Baldwin County is launching the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide emergency rental assistance to Alabamians residing in Baldwin County who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental...

March 23, 2021
Red snapper photo by David Rainer

WHAT/WHEN:

  • The 2021 red snapper fishing season for vessels with federal for-hire reef fish permits is 63 days in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). The season for federally permitted for-hire vessels will begin at 12:01 a.m., local time, on June 1, 2021, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 3, 2021.
  • Private Anglers Note: Each Gulf...
March 22, 2021
Orange Beach Fire hold blessing ceremony for new Engine 4 on Ono Island

New Orange Beach Fire Engine 4 was dedicated at Fire Station 4 on Ono Island on the morning of Monday, March 22, 2021, with an official blessing and push-in ceremony.

See photos from the blessing and push-in ceremony for new Fire Engine 4 on the Orange Beach Fire Department's Facebook page....

March 22, 2021
Mask preferred graphic

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday revealed signage for business owners to encourage employees and patrons to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current health order mandating statewide mask wearing will end at 5 p.m. on April 9, 2021.

“After April 9, masks will no longer be a mandate, but they remain one of the most successful tools we have to keep folks safe from...