WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A Community That Cares

Mobile Rundown Staff

  • Admiral Hotel’s Exciting Makeover Finishing This Summer

The iconic Admiral Hotel is getting a makeover to showcase its Mardi Gras and French roots. All renovations will finish this summer. 

  • Mobile All-Star Band Seeks New Musicians

The Mobile All-Star Band, a new group in the Port City, is seeking musicians to promote music education and mentor students, with opportunities for scholarships and financial assistance. 

Interested? Email mob.allstarband@gmail.com for more details. 

  • Mobile Hosts First Remote Control Car Race for Charity 

mobile hosts first remote control car race for charity

Mobile’s inaugural remote control car race was held to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, featuring food vendors, raffles, and races in seven classes with a chance to win a car from Hobbytown. 

All proceeds went to St. Jude to aid in their fight against childhood cancer.

  • Missing 7-Year-Old Boy Found 

After a tense nine-hour search, 7-year-old Jackson Hillman was joyfully found playing, oblivious to danger, thanks to a massive team effort involving tracking dogs, drones, and helicopters. 

Everyone was extra relieved, especially since it’s the risky Copperhead snake season right now. 

  • Mobile Civic Center Redevelopment Moves Forward

The redevelopment of the Mobile Civic Center property is progressing, with the Architectural Review Board approving the demolition plans. 

Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced that demolition bids are being issued, targeting an August start. 

  • Local Fosters Over 70 Pets Amid Shelter Crisis

local fosters over 70 pets amid shelter crisis

As shelter animals increase nationwide, local Rachel Aune has fostered over 70 pets, turning her home into a haven for needy animals. 

Local shelters, overwhelmed with pets, are calling for more foster homes and adoptions to help manage the crisis. 

  • Mobile’s JROTC STEM Academy Engages Cadets in Aviation and Adventure

The JROTC STEM leadership academy in Mobile is engaging 151 cadets from 15 local high schools in activities centered on this year’s theme of aviation. 

  • City to Offer Affordable Housing for First Responders and Teachers 

Mobile is set to offer affordable housing in the historic DeTonti Square neighborhood, exclusively for first responders and teachers earning less than 80% of the median salary, with plans for nine new single-family homes.

Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.

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