August 17, 2018
Red Snapper

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has been notified that its Snapper Check harvest reporting program used to monitor red snapper landings has been certified by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. Certification by the federal agency means that Snapper Check red snapper harvest estimates can be included in the federal stock...

August 17, 2018
Billy Walker photos

By Fran Thompson | Mullet Wrapper | Full article at 

I have heard many a Billy Walker story during my 29 years putting together the local rag every two weeks. But I never could get Billy to agree to be interviewed for a story, although about...

August 17, 2018
Gulf State Park aerial photo, August 2018

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

Gary Ellis was adjusting to retirement when a call from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promptly changed his plans.

Instead of a life of leisure, Ellis soon found himself embarking on one of the most fascinating challenges of his career. “I’m flattered to be...

August 17, 2018
J.S. Murrow rudder at Orange Beach museum

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

When James C. Callaway moved to the area of Orange Beach in 1875, he bought his first ship, a schooner called the J.S. Murrow. The Murrow would become the first ship to operate in Orange Beach.

Callaway owned two schooners, the J.S. Murrow and later the Ellen C. These two sailing ships were used by Callaway and his children to...

August 15, 2018

Aug 14, 2018 | Press Release |

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after receiving confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that there are no...