Supreme Court Orders Removal of Billboard in Orange Beach
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Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court in Orange Beach Billboard Case Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) –  In a decision on May 17, 2024, the Alabama Supreme Court reversed a Baldwin Circuit Court ruling, enforcing consent decrees related to a longstanding dispute between the City of Orange Beach and The Lamar Companies over billboard signage. The ruling, issued on May 17th mandates the removal of a non-conforming billboard that has remained despite previous agreements. Background of the Case The conflict began in 1991 when Orange Beach enacted a zoning ordinance that regulated off-premises sig ..read more
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ALDOT Announces Traffic Plan for Beach Express Bridge
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New Traffic Pattern for Beach Express Bridge After Toll Removal Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has announced a new traffic control plan for the Baldwin Beach Express Bridge, effective at noon on Thursday, May 23. With the removal of toll collections, it is crucial for motorists to familiarize themselves with the changes in traffic patterns (see article graphic). This transition period will require patience and cooperation from all drivers to ensure a smooth flow of traffic; especially since it’s taking place on Memorial Weekend, one of the bus ..read more
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Enhance Kids Tennis Skills at Orange Beach Summer Camps
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Orange Beach Tennis Camps Return This Summer Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – The Orange Beach Tennis Center is gearing up for its 2024 Summer Tennis Camps, designed to help young players of all levels enhance their skills. The camps are set to take place in June and July, with specific sessions tailored for different age groups. Kids Camp (Ages 7-12) Dates: June 10-13 and July 8-11 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cost: $150 Details: This camp focuses on teaching the fundamentals of tennis, including basics like etiquette, scoring, and match play. Racquets will be provided if needed. Youth Camp (Ag ..read more
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Mako Athletics Announces Lineup of Summer Camps for Youth
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Summer Sports Fun for Kids in Orange Beach Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – This summer, the Orange Beach Sportsplex is set to host an array of youth sports camps, offering young athletes from ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to hone their skills in various sports. The camps are designed to cater to different interests and skill levels, providing a fun, engaging, and educational environment for all participants. This comprehensive program of sports camps promises to be a highlight of the summer for many young athletes in the Orange Beach area, fostering their skills and their love for sports. Th ..read more
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Gulf Shores Council Discusses Hangout Fest at Monday Night’s Meeting
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Gulf Shores Council Praises Smooth Hangout Fest Operations Gulf Shores, Ala. – ( OBA ) – At the regularly scheduled Gulf Shores City Council meeting, key topics concerning the Hangout Music Festival were discussed. A number of city officials, including City Manager Grant Brown, Fire Chief Mark Sealy, Police Chief Edward Delmore, and Mayor Robert Craft, approached the podium to deliver reports in their respective areas of expertise. The Hangout Festival has traditionally kicked off the summer season since 2010. Each year an estimated 40,000 festival goers come from around the nation to liste ..read more
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Alabama’s Free Fishing Day Takes Place June 8
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All Anglers are invited to fish without a license or reef permit on June 8th Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – On Saturday, June 8, 2024, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing Alabama has to offer without purchasing a fishing license. The event is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 1-9. “Free Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has never experienced casting a ..read more
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Orange Beach Council to Discuss Key Issues in May 21 Meeting
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Council to Vote on Water Rentals, F-150 Purchase, and More Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The Orange Beach City Council will convene for a joint regular/work session on May 21 at 4 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. The agenda for the regular session includes a variety of items such as a report on city expenditures totaling $2.5 million, a presentation by Ally Mavar, the Orange Beach contestant in the Miss Alabama Volunteer Scholarship Pageant, and the consideration of proclamations for National Cities, Towns and Villages Month and Building Safety Month.  The council will also de ..read more
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East Verbena Avenue Improvements Will Not Shut Down Area Parking
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East Verbena Avenue Project to Enhance Lighting and Drainage Foley, Ala. – ( OBA ) – Work on improvements on East Verbena Avenue will begin soon, but businesses along the road will remain open and parking will be available. The project is planned to improve lighting, parking and drainage as well as work on the roadway. The East Verbena Improvement Project includes reshaping existing parking stalls and making improvements to the concrete, landscaping and right of way near the eastern side of Alabama 59. Decorative lighting will also be added. The project will also improve drainage in the a ..read more
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East Canal Road in Orange Beach Gets A New Look
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Canal Road Improvements Wrapped Up in Orange Beach Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – The East Canal Road widening project in Orange Beach has been completed. The project, stretching from Highway 161 to Wilson Boulevard, expanded much of the 1.4-mile section of the road to three lanes. This includes a middle turn lane east of the roundabout. The roundabout was added near the public library, along with a 10-foot multi-use path on the north side of the road​​. There are new speed limits of 28 mph from Highway 161 through the roundabout, 40 mph from the roundabout to Wilson Boulevard, and 45 mph f ..read more
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Orange Beach Billfish Classic Kicks-off Tomorrow at Noon
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Most Boats will Exit Perdido Pass Just Before 12 o’clock Orange Beach, Ala. – ( OBA ) – The 28th annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic, the first big game tournament of the season on the Gulf Coast, rescheduled its fishing days due to unfavorable weather conditions originally planned for this week. Tournament organizers announced last Wednesday that the tournament will now take place starting tomorrow, Monday, May 20th and run through Wednesday, May 22nd. Fishing hours will be continuous beginning at noon on the 20th, with all boats required to clear the Perdido Bridge or Sailboat Bay in Bon ..read more
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