WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A Community That Cares

Mobile Rundown Staff

  • 65 Alabama Rescue Dogs Fly North to New Homes

65 alabama rescue dogs fly north to new homes

65 rescue dogs from Lower Alabama flew north to find new homes in Pennsylvania and Delaware, settling into their forever or foster homes by Friday afternoon. 

  • Mobile Sets Stage for 6th Annual Gulf Coast Challenge

As early as June, Mobile is gearing up for the 7th annual Gulf Coast Challenge, where Alabama A&M Bulldogs will face the Jackson State Tigers for the third year. 

The city anticipates a lively mix of sports, education, and community spirit on October 5th. 

  • Alabama Eyes Expansion of Gulf Coast Rail Services

Governor Kay Ivey is teaming up with Mobile officials to possibly boost the Gulf Coast rail project, aiming to expand Amtrak services and spark economic growth. 

Exciting talks are underway as Mobile considers joining Mississippi and Louisiana in funding this rail revival. 

  • Mobile Lifts Shelter-in-Place After Hazardous Incident Resolved 

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department has lifted a shelter-in-place order issued earlier due to a hazardous materials incident on Halls Mill Road. 

After successfully neutralizing airborne chlorine, residents are safe to return outside. 

  • Coast Guard Rescues Four After Boat Capsizes Near Dauphin Island 

The Coast Guard heroically rescued boaters whose catamaran capsized near Dauphin Island. 

After receiving an SOS via satellite, multiple helicopters were dispatched, hoisting the crew to safety with no injuries reported. 

  • Veteran Seeks Volunteers to Restore Historic Mobile Cemetery

Alvin Crawford, a North Alabama military veteran, is dedicated to clearing the overgrown Oaklawn Cemetery, which includes graves of Buffalo Soldiers, and he’s calling for more local volunteers. 

Crawford began his mission of honoring forgotten heroes five years ago. 

  • New Veteran Care Facility Opens in Mobile 

new veteran care facility opens in mobile

‘Vets Recover’ is set to open a new life-saving facility in Mobile on June 24, designed to support veterans with addictions and mental health issues. 

This 34-bed center, including a detox unit, represents a major community achievement, filling a critical gap in local veteran care.

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

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