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September 11, 2019
ACCS Board Chairman Al Thompson, Coastal Alabama Community College President Craig Pouncey, and ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker at the September 11, 2019 board of trustees meeting.

Alabama Community College System | September 11, 2019

MONTGOMERY – At the Alabama Community College System board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Dr. Craig Pouncey as president of Coastal Alabama Community College. Pouncey’s appointment was unanimously approved by the board of trustees.

A career educator and administrator,...

September 9, 2019
Volunteers sought for Orange Beach Wildlife Center, Backcountry Trail and Beach Nesting Bird Program

Are you passionate about protecting wildlife, crazy about the coast, and excited about preserving the environment? 

This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Come spread your nature-loving wings while experiencing hands on conservation efforts! If you live, work, or play in the Orange Beach area, we would love to have you as a volunteer environmental steward.

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September 9, 2019
Escambia County moves forward with major road swap with the state

Escambia County moves forward with major road swap with the state

By Renee Beninate | Thursday, September 5th 2019

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — Thursday night [Sept. 5, 2019] Escambia County commissioners unanimously approved a major road swap with the state.

Now six miles of Perdido Key Drive will soon be controlled by the county. In exchange, the state will take...

September 9, 2019
Red Snapper catch in a red bucket

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open an additional three-day private angler recreational season for red snapper in October 2019. The additional days will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 4, and run until midnight on Sunday, October 6.

The possession limit is two fish per person with a minimum size limit of 16 inches total length. Anglers...

September 6, 2019
Orange Beach Planning Commission shown during meeting on August 12, 2019 with a large crowd in the Council Chambers

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 9th for a work session followed by 4 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Full agenda packet for the September 9, 2019 Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting

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