April 26, 2021
2020 Census Shows Alabama’s Population at 5.03 Million; State to Keep Current U.S. House Seats

MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and Congressional apportionment results for each of the states Monday afternoon as...

April 26, 2021
UH-1 Huey helicopter flights return June 2-3 to Orange Beach

On June 2 and June 3, the nonprofit Friends of Army Aviation group is scheduled to return to Orange Beach to offer rides in a vintage Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 “Huey” combat helicopter from the helipad near Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf.

The flights will begin at 9 a.m., weather permitting, and last until 7 p.m. Each flight will last approximately 10 minutes and the cost is $70...

April 23, 2021
Red Snapper Photo by David Rainer, ADCNR

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

Alabama’s 2021 red snapper season for private recreational anglers will be different than in previous years. The season opens on May 28 with four-day weekends like last year’s season, but the closing date has not been set. The end of the season will be determined by catch data compiled through the Red...

April 21, 2021
Gulf State Park and City of Orange Beach Partner for Better Beach Experience

Gulf State Park | Press Release | April 21, 2021

Orange Beach, Alabama – Last night the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park entered into a historic 20-year agreement to provide guests and residents with a better beach-going experience. The partnership will increase the efficiency of maintenance and service activities for select locations within the park, including four...

April 21, 2021
Canal Road update graphic for April 21, 2021


Starting today (Wednesday, April 21) and running through Thursday, April 22, the ALDOT Canal Road widening project contractor is scheduled to “black out” the entire roadway - between 161 (Doc's) and Williams Silvers Parkway (approx. 2.3 miles) - and apply temporary striping. This work will cause lane closures in various locations...