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June 15, 2018
Orange Beach city seal

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. The public is always encouraged to attend. 

Following are the agendas for the meetings. Please note that the information below may not be the most up-to-date information. For the full and most up-to-date agendas and attachments, go...

June 15, 2018
Location of New Venture ship 29 54.052N 87 32.893W

Alabama’s soon-to-be-newest shipwreck reef - New Venture, a 250-foot surveying vessel - is scheduled to be flooded and sunk about 20 miles south of Orange Beach on Wednesday, June 20.

According to the Alabama Marine Resources Division, the coordinates will be 29 54.052N 87 32.893W.  Weather permitting, the flooding process will begin at 8 a.m. on June 20 with the vessel hopefully on...

June 15, 2018
Alabama State Parks logo

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is implementing a pilot program for a permitted managed shark fishing season at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier. The first two events will take place on the south end of the pier – called the octagon – from 8 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 

The octagon will close to routine use 30...

June 15, 2018
Jeremy Mote on WKRG report for lifesaving actions, 6.14.2018

By Debbie Williams | Jun 14, 2018 | www.wkrg.com

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - Many of you saw the dramatic video of a water rescue earlier this week in Orange Beach at Perdido Pass. Officer Jeremy Mote is the officer that was seen running into the...

June 14, 2018
Charter boat customers display king mackerel caught aboard Gladwin Walker’s boat

Fishing has been an important part of Orange Beach’s identity for as long as its shores have been inhabited. Native Americans as well as early Spanish, French and English settlements took advantage of the Gulf of Mexico’s spoils.

As the population of early settlements grew, commercial fishing began to develop to provide a necessary food source for locals, especially farmers who worked...