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Spring break 2019: Alabama, Panhandle keeping it clean | al.com

February 19, 2019
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have long sought to distinguish themselves as family-friendly spring break destinations, meaning they're not particularly receptive to mass partying by college-age visitors on the beaches or of disturbances of the peace in general. Both communities re-emphasized that stance after 2015, when disturbing incidents in another destination to the east, Panama City Beach, made national news.
Source: Spring break 2019: Alabama, Panhandle keeping it clean | al.com
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New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com

February 17, 2019
Presales are under way and work is expected to begin in March on Sea Glass condominiums, a 51-unit Gulf-front complex on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, across from Pier 33, according to local developers. Cunningham Head LLC is the developer and Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise is marketing the project. More than half of the units have presold at prices starting in the $300s.
Source: New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com
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Orange Beach Police Department’s strategies & stats

February 15, 2019

by City of Orange Beach
February 15, 2019 - (OBA®) - It’s important to remember during the day-to-day happenings throughout Orange Beach, the city is always focused on ensuring the community is clean and safe for residents and visitors alike.

The city’s focus on safety was recognized recently as Orange Beach was ranked one of the top 10 safest cities in Alabama in a report based on 2017 FBI statistics.


Source: Orange Beach Police Department's strategies & stats

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Yellow Flags and calm seas today

February 13, 2019

What a difference a day makes. The chilly north wind started yesterday and flattened out the Gulf. We are flying yellow flags in Orange Beach today – Wednesday, February 13th.

Posted by Orange Beach Surf Rescue on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Charter boats can fish 7 days a week for red snapper

February 13, 2019
February 12, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – It gets lost in the confusion, Kelly Annan says, when the recreational red snapper fishing is announced as only three-day weekends June 1 through July 28. “The news came on and flashed on the screen ‘snapper season starts June 1, three-day weekend only,’” Annan said. “I’m like, why are they doing that?”
Source: Charter boats can fish 7 days a week for red snapper
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Future firefighters sought; spring recruit school starts March 15 in Orange Beach

February 13, 2019
February 12, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The Orange Beach Fire Department is looking for motivated, hardworking individuals who are interested in a career in the fire service. The department’s spring recruit school starts March 15th, and space is limited. Completion of this 9-week recruit school provides the individual with Firefighter I/II certifications, as well as experience in a career fire department. The only prerequisite required to apply is having an up-to-date CPAT certification. Housing and a stipend is provided for the residents.
Source: Future firefighters sought; spring recruit school starts March 15 in Orange Beach
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Gulf Coast veteran faked death in Alabama to avoid child rape and pregnancy charges, police say | al.com

February 12, 2019

A man suspected of faking his own death off the coast of Alabama’s Orange Beach to avoid child rape charges in Mississippi is being sought by police.

Jacob Blair Scott, 42, of Moss Point, MS, is suspected of raping his now ex-wife’s daughter, getting her pregnant, then setting up and elaborate scene on his abandoned dinghy to fool authorities into believing he was dead, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. in Mississippi and Orange Beach police in Alabama.


Source: Gulf Coast veteran faked death in Alabama to avoid child rape and pregnancy charges, police say | al.com

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Red Flags flying on the beaches today

February 11, 2019

We are flying single red flags 🚩 in Orange Beach today – Monday, February 11th – due to the rising surf and increased risk of strong rip currents. Here is the morning view from Cotton Bayou Beach.

Posted by Orange Beach Surf Rescue on Monday, February 11, 2019

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