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June 15, 2018
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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is implementing a pilot program for a permitted managed shark fishing season at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier. The first two events will take place on the south end of the pier – called the octagon – from 8 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 

The octagon will close to routine use 30...

June 15, 2018
Jeremy Mote on WKRG report for lifesaving actions, 6.14.2018

By Debbie Williams | Jun 14, 2018 | www.wkrg.com

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - Many of you saw the dramatic video of a water rescue earlier this week in Orange Beach at Perdido Pass. Officer Jeremy Mote is the officer that was seen running into the...

June 14, 2018
Charter boat customers display king mackerel caught aboard Gladwin Walker’s boat

Fishing has been an important part of Orange Beach’s identity for as long as its shores have been inhabited. Native Americans as well as early Spanish, French and English settlements took advantage of the Gulf of Mexico’s spoils.

As the population of early settlements grew, commercial fishing began to develop to provide a necessary food source for locals, especially farmers who worked...

June 13, 2018
Safest Cities of Alabama

By Laura E. Hilton | Jun 4, 2018 | Safewise.com | Focus on Community

Orange Beach is among the top 20 Safest Cities in Alabama, according to a national home security provider’s review of 2016 FBI crime statistic and population data.

17. Orange Beach

  • Population: 5,932...

June 12, 2018
Sports Economic Impact article by Ally Mills Dorrough, May 2018

By Ally Mills Dorrough, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission | May 29, 2018 | Sports Destination Management | www.sportsdestinations.com

(This was published in the May/June 2018 issue of Sports Destination Management. The City of Orange Beach is...