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November 19, 2021
2021 OBFD Recruit Class 21-01 graduation, 11.19.2021

There are 17 new firefighters in the ranks of departments in south Alabama following the graduation ceremony of Recruit Class 21-01 on the morning of Friday, November 19, 2021 at The Island Church in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

The young men took to the stage as recruits and stepped down as sworn firefighters, with eight representing Orange Beach Fire & Rescue, three with Daphne Fire...

November 19, 2021
City offices to close for half-day Nov. 24 and all day Nov. 25-26 in observance of Thanksgiving holiday

During the Thanksgiving holiday, non-essential city offices will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 24th and all day Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th.

With trash pickup, the usual Friday residential routes will run on Saturday.

City offices will open for normal business hours on Monday, November 29th.

The city wishes everyone a happy, restful and safe...

November 18, 2021
Ernie Culpepper wins hole-in-one prize at Golf Center; next Skins Game is December 5th

Ernie Culpepper of Georgia won $250 for a hole-in-one on Hole 3, sponsored by Cactus Cantina, at the Orange Beach Golf Center’s November Skins Game.

Bobby Wade, owner of Cactus Cantina at 25908 Canal Road in Orange Beach, presented the check for $250 to Culpepper’s golfing friend Christopher Dismuke, who accepted it on his behalf, on Thursday, November 18th at the Golf Center. City...

November 10, 2021
New air traffic control tower ribbon-cutting at Gulf Shores International Airport, formerly Jack Edwards National Airport

Press Release | November 10, 2021 | FlyJKA.com

The Gulf Shores Airport Authority announced on Wednesday, November 10 that the Jack Edwards National Airport is now officially named Gulf Shores International Airport. The announcement included the ribbon cutting of a new state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, and the unveiling...

November 7, 2021
SEC Soccer Championship final set Sunday at Orange Beach Sportsplex with Arkansas vs. Tennessee

The 2021 Southeastern Conference Women’s Soccer Championship wraps up at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 7th  with the title game at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

It will be the last SEC championship in Orange Beach for the foreseeable future. Be sure to come out and show your support!

No. 1-seeded Arkansas (No. 5 in the nation) will clash with No. 2 seed Tennessee (No. 10 in the nation...