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Junior Marksmanship Program starts June 15 in Orange Beach

May 21, 2019
Top of flyer promoting the 2019 Junior Marksmanship Program

The annual Junior Marksmanship Program will be held in June in Orange Beach.

The free program, conducted in conjunction with the State of Alabama, Department of Conservation, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, is open to children ages 8 to 15. Younger or older children may attend pending approval. For more information, call Chris Litton at 251-980-5946.

Orange Beach wildlife calendar photo contest open to amateur photographers

May 21, 2019
Graphic announcing Orange Beach Wildlife Center Calendar Photo Contest

The Orange Beach Wildlife Center is hosting a Calendar Photo Contest.  The contest is open to amateur photographers only, and photographs must be of local and native wildlife.

All entries must be in .JPEG format. No more than five entries per person will be accepted. Save and submit photos tagged as “last name - subject of photo - entry number.” Example: “Smith - heron - 1”.

Governor Ivey announces Alabama tourism growth of $1.2 Billion; releases 2018 Tourism Report

May 21, 2019
Cover of the 2018 Tourism Economic Impact Report for State of Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday [May 20, 2019] announced at a press conference that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before and spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous year, according to the state’s annual economic impact report produced by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi for the Alabama Tourism Department.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presents 2018 Safe Schools Award to Orange Beach Elementary

May 15, 2019
Orange Beach Elementary Principal Ryan Moss, second from left, holds the Attorney General's Alabama Safe Schools Initiative 2018 Award of Excellence with from left Baldwin County School Board member Norma Hoots Lynch, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler, and Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.

In the Orange Beach Elementary School auditorium full of students, school faculty, Baldwin County school administrators, city officials, police and fire personnel on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall commended everyone in attendance for helping Orange Beach Elementary achieve the 2018 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Award of Excellence.

Women in sports: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission receives major sports industry honors

May 14, 2019
The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission won three prestigious honors at the 27th Annual NASC Symposium: Michelle Russ, director of sales for the Sports Commission, received the Game Changer Award; the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission was named Sports Tourism Organization of the Year (under 500,000 population); and Ashley Wilson, sales manager for the Sports Commission, received her Certified Sports Events Executive designation. Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA – On May 10, 2019, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), now rebranded as the Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA), presented industry awards for outstanding individual and organization work at its 27th annual NASC Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Orange Beach Police hold Remember the Fallen observance

May 13, 2019
Five photos in frames shows four Orange Beach PD sworn officers and one non-sworn officer who were remembered during the Orange Beach Police Department's Remember the Fallen observance on Friday, May 10, 2019

Dozens of officers and members of the community gathered at the Orange Beach Police Department on Friday, May 10th to honor officers and employees from the department who passed away while in service to the public.

The observance was held as part of National Police Week, May 12-18, 2019, which honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.