Orange Beach Alabama News, Weather & Information Directory

OWA construction making good progress – FOX10 News | WALA

January 19, 2017

Construction crews have been working in Foley non-stop since the Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced its plans for an entertainment and sports complex back in November. Those driving past OWA say they can hardly believe the progress.

“It’s coming fast! I’m surprised at how fast it’s coming!” Krystal Bull of Foley said.

via OWA construction making good progress – FOX10 News | WALA.

Big, mixed-use project proposed for downtown Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA

January 19, 2017

FAIRHOPE, AL (WALA) - A plan to bring in office, retail and residential space to downtown Fairhope is in the works.

“it would be the first thing you see as you drive in town into the central business district, and it would certainly be, in my mind, an improvement aesthetically over the current project that’s here,” Fairhope Councilman Jimmy Conyers said.

via Big, mixed-use project proposed for downtown Fairhope – FOX10 News | WALA.

Daphne Students to Attend Trump Inauguration

January 19, 2017

Several students from Daphne High School are traveling to our nation’s capitol for President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Haley Ford, Hunter Sessions, and Matthew Black left this morning with Social Studies teacher, Mary Donna Helms. They will be standing on the National Mall with thousands of other students to watch Donald Trump become the 45th president. They are going as part of a national tour group. Student, Hunter Sessions, says, “I am looking forward to being in the moment and experiencing history on both sides of the aisle…both Democratic and Republican, protesters and so forth.”

via Daphne Students to Attend Trump Inauguration.

Death investigation of a 52-year-old woman underway in Baldwin County | AL.com

January 19, 2017

A 52-year-old woman was found deceased inside of a home in the Bon Secour area on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

BCSO Spokesman Anthony Lowery confirmed that the investigation was underway near County Road 10 and Wenzel Road just after 1:00 p.m.

via Death investigation of a 52-year-old woman underway in Baldwin County | AL.com.

Partnership Between Baldwin County School System And Commission Strengthens

January 18, 2017

Baldwin County has one of the best school systems in Alabama. That’s one reason why families continue to move here and why the county commission continues to support the board of education.

Earlier this month, the commission agreed to permanently extend the one percent school sales tax that would have expired in 2018. The penny tax generates about 40 million a year for the school system and keeps more than 500 school employees on the payroll.

via Partnership Between Baldwin County School System And Commission Strengthens.

Baldwin County’s New DA Takes Office

January 18, 2017

Moving day is always stressful but it’s a welcome stress for Baldwin County’s new district attorney Bob Wilters. “It’s something we’ve been waiting for for a long time.”

As files are transferred, furniture re-arranged, Wilters is ready for the challenge. “We want to do a good job. I want to make sure the people of Baldwin County are represented to the level that they deserve.”

via Baldwin County’s New DA Takes Office.

FBI Director James Comey pays a visit to the Mobile field office | AL.com

January 18, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigations office in Mobile got a routine visit from FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday morning, according to Special Agent David Furman.

“Director Comey makes it a point to try and visit every FBI field office on a periodic basis and we just happened to be in the rotation,” said Furman.

via FBI Director James Comey pays a visit to the Mobile field office | AL.com.

Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com

January 18, 2017

It’s felt like spring this week in Alabama, and that will bring a chance of spring-like severe weather.

There will be two rounds of storms possible this week, the first on Thursday and a second, possibly more substantial threat over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has put much of Alabama under a marginal risk of severe weather for Thursday.

via Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com.

Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com

January 17, 2017

When the city of Gulf Shores announced plans to partner with a private developer to build a 240-room hotel and conference center near its public beach, social media lit up with criticism.

On Facebook, the backlash dwelled on a common theme: The city is overdeveloped by the tourism industry and elected officials are not looking out for longtime residents.

via Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com.

Construction On Schedule At OWA Entertainment Destination

January 17, 2017

FOLEY, AL- More than 1,000 people are working 6 days a week from sunrise to sunset at the OWA Entertainment Destination in Foley.

“Right now, we’re still on track to be open in summer 2017, so we’re very excited,” says Kristin Hellmich, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at OWA. “We’re very excited to be here in South Alabama and help grow the tourism market, bring jobs and improve the overall quality of life.”

via Construction On Schedule At OWA Entertainment Destination.

Baldwin County residents split on Commission’s decision to make – FOX10 News | WALA

January 17, 2017

On January 3, 2017, the Baldwin County Commission unanimously approved a permanent extension of a penny sales tax to help fund schools.  Since then, it’s taken some heat for not letting voters decide.

With a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Commission gave the School Board some relief…relief in the way of 40 million dollars in annual funding.  Baldwin County residents voted in the penny tax in 2010 and then renewed it in 2013 to help fund education.  That tax was set to expire again in May of 2018.  Commissioners said they made that decision now to keep the minds of our educators off of politics and on the students.

via Baldwin County residents split on Commission’s decision to make – FOX10 News | WALA.

Dozens unite for 31st Annual Memorial Day March in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

January 17, 2017

The young and the old came to Beulah Heights Park with their walking shoes on this morning for the 31st Annual MLK Memorial Day March. One thing many had in mind, despite the color of their skin or where they came from was unity.

“I think it’s very heartening to see that not everywhere in this country is divisive that you are coming together as you said, as a community,” Sandra Ward of Pennsylvania said.

via Dozens unite for 31st Annual Memorial Day March in Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County residents split on Commission’s decision to make – FOX10 News | WALA

January 17, 2017

On January 3, 2017, the Baldwin County Commission unanimously approved a permanent extension of a penny sales tax to help fund schools.  Since then, it’s taken some heat for not letting voters decide.

With a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Commission gave the School Board some relief…relief in the way of 40 million dollars in annual funding.  Baldwin County residents voted in the penny tax in 2010 and then renewed it in 2013 to help fund education.  That tax was set to expire again in May of 2018.  Commissioners said they made that decision now to keep the minds of our educators off of politics and on the students.

via Baldwin County residents split on Commission’s decision to make – FOX10 News | WALA.

Christina Christian’s Debut Album “Silent Sea” Feb. 10th

January 16, 2017

Christina Christian along with her producer, Justin Sable Fobes are proud to present Christina’s Single Release “Quirky Little Thing” campaign party on Friday, February 10th from 8:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. The “Silent Sea” Pre-Order Campaign Party takes place at The Hot Spot Music and Grub located at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL at 4780 Wharf Parkway.

via Christina Christian’s Debut Album “Silent Sea” Feb. 10th.

Free eCycling & Shredding Event

January 16, 2017

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber is pleased to announce our annual free electronic recycling event to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – Noon in the Alabama State Park Pavilion parking lot. The Conservation & Natural Resources Council, the City of Gulf Shores, and the City of Orange Beach work together each year to accept electronics and documents for paper shredding.

via Free eCycling & Shredding Event.

Why Alabama’s fastest growing school would be ‘absolutely crippled’ without penny sales tax | AL.com

January 16, 2017

Failure to permanently extend a one-cent increase in Baldwin’s County sales tax would have “absolutely crippled” one of Alabama’s fastest-growing school systems, forcing it shutter campuses, lay off hundreds of workers and vastly increase classroom sizes.

via Why Alabama’s fastest growing school would be ‘absolutely crippled’ without penny sales tax | AL.com.

There are lots of Fun Things To Do on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast; Fish, Boat, Golf, Beach, Dine, Bike, Kayak, Swim and list goes on...

...Read More

There are a lot of great places to check out on day-trips while you're in the Orange Beach area.  Here's a list of Daytrip Ideas for you to explore.

...Read More

If you want to know something about Orange Beach area and you can't find the answer email us and we will get the answer for you.

...Read More

Put the OBA Logo Logo to
Work for Your Business!

Visitors to The OBA Website have one thing in common, they are looking for information about the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast.

...Read More