September 4, 2020
Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Jack Edwards National Airport control tower on September 4, 2020

It was a historic day on the Alabama Gulf Coast on Friday, September 4, 2020, as the Gulf Shores Airport Authority broke ground on a long-sought air traffic control tower facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA).

“We’re finally here,” Airport Manager Scott Fuller said during the ceremony, recalling the 15-year journey that made the control tower a reality.


September 1, 2020
Labor Day 2020 closing graphic for city offices

In observance of Labor Day, non-essential city offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th.

Trash and recycling will not be affected. All routes will run as normal.

Offices will open, with normal hours, on Tuesday, September 8th.


September 1, 2020
Golf ball with Orange Beach Golf Center logo on it

The Orange Beach Golf Center will host the first Skins Game of the 2020-21 fall/winter season on Sunday, October 4th, and then on the first Sunday of each month through March, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The public is welcome.

There are Skins on all 18 holes, a closest-to-the-pin contest, and $250 for a hole-in-one on any of the 18 holes. 

Cost is $5.50 for Golf Center members...

August 31, 2020
ADECA Census Bowl 2020 logo

ADECA leading month-long competition to encourage, reward Census self-participation

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! announced today [Monday, August 31, 2020] that it will launch a Census participation competition — deemed the Alabama Census Bowl — on Sept. 2 among 32 counties throughout Alabama with low self-response rates....

August 28, 2020
New Coastal Resources office shown on Friday, August 28, 2020

Capital improvement projects continue to progress throughout the city. Following are updates on the majority of projects: 


The new Coastal Resources building is progressing with the roofing complete and exterior doors and windows installed. Interior work continues. The project is slated to be finished by...