WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Fresh Starts and Big Plans

Sachin Ghatwal

Here are the top news highlights we saw around the area this week:

  • Mobile Rallies to Help Overcrowded Animal Shelters

Mobile’s furriest friends are getting a helping hand! 

The Mobile Cat Society and Meows & Mutts Rescue are tackling shelter overcrowding with adoptions, spay/neuter drives, and fundraising for new transport vans.

  • Austal USA Lands Navy Contract for Advanced Medical Ships

Austal USA in Mobile just scored a huge win with a $867.6 million contract for three high-tech Expeditionary Medical Ships for the U.S. Navy. 

These speedy aluminum catamarans are set to revolutionize naval healthcare. 

  • Mobile Kicks Off Mardi Gras Season with Tree Lighting and Parades

mobile kicks off mardi gras season

Mobile’s gearing up to light up its Mardi Gras tree this Saturday, Jan 6! 

Free concert, brass bands, and parades – the party starts at Mardi Gras Park, rolling all the way to Fat Tuesday on Feb 13. 

  • Alabama Pilot Welcomes High-Speed, High-Tech Boat in Mobile 

Alabama Pilot in Mobile just got a speedy new addition: a high-tech, 27-knot pilot boat, complete with cutting-edge features for top-notch maritime missions. Cool!
Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.

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