Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach to discuss grants to Point Broadband, C-Spire

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – Orange Beach will consider resolutions at its Oct. 4 council meeting to grant another $505,000 to Point Broadband and $114,800 to C-Spire to help complete fiber infrastructure in neighborhoods west of State Route 161 along Canal Road. In June, the council first gave the Point Broadband $1 million for help with the project.

Orange Beach RV park looking to build on-site waterpark

Planning commission to also hear a request for 82-unit townhome development. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – The Orange Beach Planning Commission will discuss a possible waterpark addition to a local campground and a new 82-unit multi-family development along Canal Road. The commission will meet on Oct. 10 in council chambers with the work session at 3 p.m. and the regular session at 4 p.m.

OWA: Waterparks and Rollercoasters, oh my!

A few years ago, we were lucky enough to take a trip to OWA in Foley, Alabama to check out the newest attraction to the area. Our family fell in love with the theme park. So, when we found out that they were opening a state of the art, waterpark, we were thrilled to be invited back.

This Pensacola Christian junior run her race en route to winning PNJ Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the latest PNJ Athlete of the Week winner for the 2022-23 school year: RaeAnne Tutton from Pensacola Christian girls cross country team. The Warriors junior garnered 71.83 percent of the total vote in the PNJ’s online poll held after the Aug. 29-Sept. 3 playing period. Each weekly winner is awarded a one-of-a-kind Athlete of the Week shirt provided by BSN SPORTS.

Orange Beach School collecting donations for Hurricane Ian victims

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) - Hurricane Ian devastated thousands of families this week, when it made landfall as a major hurricane. Several homes are still without power and much needed essentials. Here on the Gulf Coast people are pulling together to help in any way they can. Right now Orange...

"Widespread sicknesses" circulating through Orange Beach City Schools

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — Nearly 25% of students in the Orange Beach School System called in sick Wednesday. Now the middle and high schools are taking extra precautions to make sure students and staff are safe the rest of the week. Parents are alarmed over the number of students and faculty who are getting sick. We're told students started feeling sick after the homecoming dance last week.

Destination Gulf Coast visits Alligator Alley

For our final edition of Destination Gulf Coast of the season, we decided we would head down to Summerdale for some gator action, as we visited Alligator Alley and the charismatic owner, Wes Moore. There is no doubt that Wes is a character as he gave us a tour of the facility, he explained that “The farm itself is 160 acres. The alligators have a little over 23 acres off Springfield Cypress fault. We’ve got right at 2000 feet of boardwalk that goes out through our fault, so it’s a way we can get people up close and personal with alligators.” Up and close with the alligators is exactly what we got when we joined Wes to feed his gators.

Pensacola woman charged with overdosing child to 'see Jesus' enters plea of not guilty

The Pensacola woman charged with intentionally overdosing her child entered a plea of not guilty. Assistant Public Defender Janette Richardson filed a plea of not guilty on behalf of Alexandria Pauline Weinrich, who is charged with one count of aggravated child abuse for allegedly forcing her child to overdose on bipolar disorder and Tourette Syndrome medication.

31 1st responders from Escambia Co., Pensacola & Gulf Breeze PD head for Hurricane Ian relief

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia County, Pensacola, and Gulf Breeze officials started their trip south towards Clarke County Florida Saturday morning, according to Facebook posts from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Pensacola Police Department. The three agencies are bringing a total of 31 people including members of the ECSO disaster response team, police […]

Foley library sets Oct. 22 Halloween Extravaganza

Foley, Ala. – (OBA) – The Foley Public Library will have its Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4-6 p.m. in the library’s north-south parking lot. This is a family friendly free carnival filled with fun and treats and the carnival centers on family and children. There will be a bouncy house, a mechanical bull ride, many, many games and even a petting zoo.

Gulf Shores close to awarding $19.2M for Waterway East work

Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – Gulf Shores is poised to award the bid for improvements along Waterway East Boulevard from State Route 59 to the proposed new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to Asphalt Services for $19.2 million. The council will discuss the bid at an Oct....