July 26, 2018
Aerial photo of Perdido Pass as it appeared in 1958

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

Did you know that Perdido Pass was originally man-made? Prior to 1906, there was only one way to enter the Gulf of Mexico from Perdido Bay - and the back bays of present-day Orange Beach - and that was a very narrow channel, located where the Flora-Bama sits today.

In early 1906, Herman Callaway along with members of his family...

July 24, 2018
Members of the OBPD meet with members of the public at Tacos with the Five-O

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach | July 24, 2018

Orange Beach, Alabama—On July 24, 2018, the Orange Beach Police Department met with members of the Orange Beach community for lunch at Cactus Cantina on Canal Road. The event, “Tacos with the Five-O,” offered citizens of Orange Beach the opportunity to get to know members of the police department. The luncheon was held...

July 24, 2018
Greg Alexander new CEO of Coastal Alabama Business Chamber

Press Release | Coastal Alabama Business Chamber | July 24, 2018

After a search of over 100 candidates from all around the nation, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber (CABC) is excited to announce that Greg Alexander has been selected as the new Chamber President and CEO.

Alexander comes to us from the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in Hilton Head, S.C...

July 23, 2018

Gulf Shores, Ala. – July 10, 2018 – Saunders Yachtworks and Maverick Yachts of Costa Rica have entered into an agreement to build sportfishing yachts for the U.S. market.

Maverick will construct the cold-molded hulls and vessel superstructure at the company’s facility in Herradura, Costa Rica. Saunders will outfit the yacht at its boatyard in Gulf Shores, Ala.

According to...

July 23, 2018

The United States Professional Tennis Association recently awarded Orange Beach Tennis Center Coordinator Rhett Russell a Level I Certificate of Achievement for earning 11 credits in the Association’s 2017 Career Development Program. By participating in the USPTA education and other professional development programs, Russell has helped USPTA maintain the industry’s highest standards for tennis...