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December 16, 2019
Orange Beach City Hall decorated for Christmas

During the 2019 Christmas holiday, non-essential City of Orange Beach offices will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25. City offices will also be closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1st. 

Trash routes will run on Christmas Eve but recycling will not be picked up on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.  For both holiday weeks, the usual Wednesday recycling routes and Friday...

December 13, 2019
Meet Mike Kimmerling: OBFD Fire Chief is proud to serve the Orange Beach Community

By Jessica Langston

Those of us who think about retiring on a beautiful beach probably have visions of offshore fishing, boating, swimming, sunbathing and daiquiris. In much the same vein, Orange Beach Fire Department Chief Mike Kimmerling intended to retire here in Orange Beach after many years in Bloomington, Illinois, so that he could surf, bike, swim and boat.

“I’m...

December 13, 2019
Alabama 2019 Safe Schools announcement

Orange Beach Elementary School has been awarded the 2019 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Award of Excellence by the Alabama Attorney General. It’s the sixth time the school has earned Safe Schools recognition. 

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the winners in a press release on Friday, December 13, 2019. The release is as follows: 

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve...

December 13, 2019

The Orange Beach City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 to appoint Mike Kimmerling as Fire Chief. He had been serving as interim chief since June when Chief Justin Pearce retired.

“Thank you very much,” Chief Kimmerling said to the council after the vote. “I appreciate the faith and trust that y’all have given me to do this but I also appreciate the fact that I would...

December 13, 2019
2019 Orange Beach Fall UTR Tennis Tournament attracts 118 players from six states

The 2019 Orange Beach Fall UTR Tennis Tournament was held at the Orange Beach Tennis Center November 22 to November 24. The three-day event attracted 118 players from states throughout the Southeast.

Players traveled from many states including: 

  • Texas: Flint, Canton, Lindale, and Tyler.  
  • Louisiana: Madisonville, Monroe, Kenner, Port Allen, Bossier City, Mandeville...