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July 10, 2019
Sports Commission recognized by Orange Beach City Council

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission and Michelle Russ, director of sales for the Sports Commission, were recognized by the Orange Beach City Council during the council meeting on Tuesday, July 9th. 

The recognition highlights recent awards. In May, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), now rebranded as the Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports...

July 10, 2019
Thomas Martin and Robert Woodward recognized by Orange Beach Fire Department. From left are Interim Chief Mike Kimmerling, Robert Woodward, Mayor Tony Kennon and Thomas Martin.

Orange Beach Interim Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling recognized two young men during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 9th for their actions during a recent house fire. 

“Mayor and council this is a great honor for us tonight to present a couple of letters of commendation to two young men who made a big difference to our community,” Chief Kimmerling said. “I think anytime we can...

July 9, 2019
Collage of photos of teens working as part of the City of Orange Beach's 2019 summer youth work program

In its second year, the City of Orange Beach’s summer youth work program for 14- and 15-year-olds is seeing positive results as young teens learn life skills. 

The program has 30 teens helping seven City departments this summer.

Leading up to the program’s launch last year, Mayor Tony Kennon said, “We wanted to find ways to get these students working to build a stronger work...

July 5, 2019
Orange Beach Planning Commission members in the Council Chambers at the June 10, 2019 meeting

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, July 8th for a work session followed by the 4 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Full agenda packet for the July 8, 2019 Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting...
June 28, 2019
A Pardon Our Progress map highlighting section of Canal Road where an additional eastbound lane will be constructed

Leading up to the peak of the beach vacation season during the Fourth of July holiday, traffic relief is always a hot topic in Orange Beach.

Following is a rundown of upcoming road improvement projects, including the widening of Canal Road.

Canal Road Eastbound Lane  

The Canal Road eastbound lane road construction, between the light at Williams Silvers...