July 26, 2019
Red Snapper catch in a red bucket

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

With less than ideal weather conditions so far this summer and the ability to closely monitor the harvest data through Snapper Check, the Alabama Marine Resources Division recently announced a five-day extension of the red snapper season that runs from August 1-5.

Stormy weekends and Hurricane...

July 18, 2019
Kids’ Night Out returns August 6 to Waterfront Park

The Orange Beach Police Department will hold its annual Kids’ Night Out from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at Waterfront Park. The free event is held each year in conjunction with National Night Out.

Children will need to wear swim clothes and bring a towel for a fun time and lots of activities. There will be wet and dry inflatables. Hot dogs, popcorn, chips and drinks will be provided...

July 18, 2019
Baldwin County Chief School Financial Officer John Wilson earns Pinnacle of Achievement Award

Ashburn, VA — June 27, 2019 — John C. Wilson, CPA, chief school financial officer for the Baldwin County Public Schools in Bay Minette, Alabama, is being honored by the Association of School Business Officials International with its Pinnacle of Achievement Award for an innovative strategy to address overcrowded schools.

Many school systems have to raise taxes and pledge those proceeds...

July 18, 2019
Graphic promoting Alabama’s 14th annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, 2019

The City of Orange Beach, along with Baldwin County and the majority of local cities, is participating in Alabama’s 14th annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, July 19th at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 21st at midnight.

It’s a great time to save money and support local businesses in Orange Beach. The tax holiday applies to certain school supplies,...

July 17, 2019
Bucket full of red snapper

After completing a review of the first 21 days of the proposed 27-day 2019 private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will add five days to the private vessel recreational season. The additional days will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019, and run until midnight on Monday, August 5, 2019.

The additional days are...