WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Mardi Gras in Full Swing

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Joyful Festivities Lit Up Downtown Mobile 

Three parades, led by the Maids of Mirth, Order of Butterfly Maidens, and Krewe of Marry Mates, lit up downtown Mobile last Saturday, despite the dreary weather. 

  • Mobile Man Survives a Close Call

mobile man survives a close call

Brent Carlson has a near-death experience while driving home from Daphne when a five-foot iron rod pierced his car’s floor and backseat. 

Thanks to fortunate timing, he escaped unharmed! 

  • Senior Bowl Offense Fades into Defensive Battle

The Senior Bowl in Mobile began with a strong offensive start by Bo Nix and Spencer Rattler, but it turned into a defensive battle. 

National secured a 16-7 victory over American thanks to Joshua Karty. 

  • Counting Crows Was a Hit Despite Rain

Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz expressed gratitude to the rain-soaked audience in Mobile after a post-parade concert by the Reese’s Senior Bowl. 

They did covers of songs by the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Taylor Swift.

  • Ribbon Cutting for Mobile’s Continental Commissary Kitchen 

Mobile’s new Continental Commissary Kitchen, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, officially opened its doors, offering small food businesses a shared space to thrive. 

  • New Parking for Mobile Civic Center in the Works

The City breaks ground today on a $38.3 million, five-story, 1,000-space parking garage at the Mobile Civic Center.

Completion is expected in early 2025. 

  • Mobile’s ‘Breakthrough Teens’ Program Fights Youth Violence 

mobile's 'breakthrough teens' program fights youth violence

The City is combating youth violence by offering Breakthrough Teens. 

This initiative aims to give young people positive outlets and role models to counter the influence of negative media. 

  • Gov. Kay Ivey Reports on the Port of Mobile’s Impressive Economic Impact 

Over the past two years, the Port of Mobile made a huge economic impact on Alabama, bringing in a whopping $98 billion and creating over 351,000 jobs. 

This growth was made possible by smart investments like the Rebuild Alabama Act. 

  • ‘Spot of Tea’ Reopens 

Downtown’s Spot of Tea has reopened after a month-long closure due to health inspection scores. 

The owner’s son, Lowell Moore, dismissed rumors of infestations, stating they had resolved issues and are ready to welcome customers back. 

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