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June 5, 2020
Rendering of Orange Beach Performing Arts Center

The Orange Beach City Council on Tuesday, June 2 approved $2.34 million in upgrades and additional space to the under-construction Performing Arts Center, next to the new Orange Beach Middle / High School on Canal Road. 

The upgrades include the addition of an orchestra pit on the main stage, and a 7,000-square-foot addition, including a black box theatre that can seat up to 175 for...

June 5, 2020
Planning Commission generic art of blueprints rolled up

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. June 8th for its regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Full agenda packet for the June 8, 2020 Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting

The agenda is as follows:

ORANGE...

June 5, 2020
Red snapper in red bucket

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

While the second weekend of the private recreational red snapper season in Alabama saw near perfect conditions, the opening weekend proved why state management of the red snapper is so important to ensure maximum access to this treasured fishery.

Pent-up demand from a variety of reasons, including the...

June 3, 2020
Orange Beach North Sewer Force Main project map

Following the Orange Beach City Council’s approval of grant agreements on May 19, two projects that are part of the post-BP oil spill Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) are moving forward. 

The agreements with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), which is...

June 2, 2020
The City of Orange Beach’s Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park will be closed until further notice, beginning on Wednesday, June 3

The City of Orange Beach’s Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park will be closed until further notice, beginning on Wednesday, June 3. 

Due to safety issues, some of the wooden play structures need to be removed. 

Once work is complete, the playground is expected to reopen with limited equipment available, such as the shaded pirate ship, Tot Lot and swings. 

The city will be...