November 20, 2020

Longtime CEO Herb Malone to retire next year; Vice President of Sales & Sports Commission Beth Gendler named next CEO

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – This week the board of directors of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) voted unanimously to name Beth Gendler as the organization’s future president and CEO upon the retirement next year of long-time CEO Herb...

November 20, 2020
Tennessee goalie save a shot from Vanderbilt in the 2020 SEC Women's Soccer Tournament at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

(Update: Seventh-seeded Vanderbilt upset No. 1 Arkansas, 3-1, in the championship.)

The 2020 SEC Women’s Soccer Championship is set: Seventh-seeded Vanderbilt will face No. 1 seed Arkansas at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The championship will be aired live on the SEC Network. 

During the semifinals on Thursday, Arkansas held off No. 4 seed and...

November 20, 2020
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Montgomery, Ala. – The deadline for registering with FEMA has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. FEMA continues working with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) to help Alabama survivors and communities recover from the impacts caused by Hurricane Sally.

If you have registered for assistance, FEMA encourages you to keep in touch to track your case or to notify...

November 20, 2020
Storm and Recovery updates graphic for City of Orange Beach website
Orange Beach City Hall is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions, call 251-981-6979
NOAA satellite imagery taken after Hurricane Sally available at
November 19, 2020
Orange Beach Hurricane Sally debris cleanup update graphic

The City of Orange Beach’s debris contractor CrowderGulf will temporarily suspend debris pickup operations through the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning on Tuesday, November 24th. Pickup will resume on Monday, November 30th. 

As of Thursday, November 19th, approximately 351,000 cubic yards of debris from the city right-of-ways (62% of which was vegetative) has been removed. That’s...