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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Laugh Lines and Milestones

Alabama Arise and Alabama Values are launching “Think Big Alabama,” a four-part advocacy training program from July 13 to August 24 to empower underserved communities with skills in media, public policy, and grassroots organizing.  Helen Denmark, who just turned 108, attributes her longevity to “drinking wine, eating dessert, and flirting with men with mustaches.” She … Read more

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$550 Million for the Mobile River Bridge

It looks like they heard our song — the bridge is on! The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $550 million grant to the Mobile River bridge and bayway project from the Bridge Investment Program. This grant for a new I-10 bridge and bayway connecting Mobile anWed the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County is one … Read more

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Fun, Finance, Fries, and the Future

Listen to the news (via song) below — or keep reading! Statues of Helen Keller and Rosa Parks will be unveiled at the Alabama State Capitol, honoring their legacies.  Rep. Laura Hall (D-Madison) supported the bill for their creation, and sculptor Julia Knight crafted the Rosa Parks statue to highlight her activism. James “Jimmy” Rane, … Read more

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Repairs, Inside and Out

Listen to the news (via song) below — or keep reading! Mobile-based stocks have recently seen significant gains, driven by sectors like manufacturing and healthcare technology.  Investors eyeing Mobile’s stable economy and growth prospects should consider opportunities in these sectors for potential returns. Repairs are underway at Mobile’s historic Chighizola House, aiming to stabilize the … Read more

USA Celebrates Marine Sciences Expansion with New Facility

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Wins All Around

Drivers are thrilled with the toll removal on Foley Beach Express, and ALDOT reports a 25% increase in traffic, showing it’s already easing congestion.  Next, ALDOT plans to remove the toll booths to further improve traffic flow and efficiency.  The USS ALABAMA Battleship now features a brand-new teak deck, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last … Read more

mobile opens new pickleball courts to meet growing demands

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Onwards With Urban and Natural Development

Since June 12, Mobile Community Action has opened appointments for their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Cooling Program, aimed at keeping things chill for qualifying families in Mobile and Washington Counties. The Port of Mobile is set for a major upgrade with the Mobile Modernization Project, aiming to deepen and widen the port to accommodate larger … Read more

local fosters over 70 pets amid shelter crisis

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A Community That Cares

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

new veteran care facility opens in mobile

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A Community That Cares

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.  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.  … Read more

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Rescue Mission: 65 Dogs Fly to New Homes

65 puppies and dogs from four local shelters were flown to Pennsylvania and Delaware (hopefully they’re ok with unsweet tea). Many of them are heading to their forever homes. The Mobile County Animal Shelter contributed 23 dogs to this rescue flight, which was coordinated by the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue. The effort involved the … Read more

alligator safely returned to river after downtown sighting

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Leading in All Ways

The Mobile Harbor expansion project is on track and within budget, promising bigger ships and better trade for Mobile’s economy. There are seven phases underway.  Pat White, celebrated for his dynamic performances in football and baseball, is set to be inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame.  The ceremony will take place on May … Read more