The Mobile city council has been debating a dispensary ordinance for medical marijuana for weeks. Some folks voiced their fears for the future of the city at the last meeting.
Councilman Ben Reynolds, realizing there were still concerns to be answered, filed a last-minute motion to postpone the vote until February. For starters, it has not been determined if sales tax is applicable here.
That motion ultimately lost, and the ordinance passed with a 5-2 vote.
Mobile Police Department Looking For New Officers
The Mobile Police Department is currently short on staff. So, the department is ramping up its marketing efforts and widening the area where it is looking for new officers to address that shortage.
There are exactly 63 officer positions that need to be filled. That’s quite a bit.
In an effort to draw candidates to the city by showcasing what it has to offer, the city started running advertisements this month on social media and websites.
This is to encourage folks to consider Mobile while looking for a job in law enforcement. Blue by the Bay is the name of the campaign.
“Alabama Astronaut” Included In This Year’s Best New Podcasts
A local musician receives praise for producing one of the year’s top podcasts. In “Alabama Astronaut,” Mobile resident Abe Partridge travels while studying the hymns of snake-handling churches. The show was included in LifeHacker’s list of the best new shows for 2022.
It’s a unique podcast that focuses on Abe’s travels to various locations and his efforts to record the music while also discussing its background.
Mileigh Mothershead, a local 14-year-old, is grateful to be alive. This Satsuma High School freshman was hospitalized for many weeks on a ventilator because of issues from the flu.
Already battling pneumonia, Mileigh was admitted last Halloween. She coded as a result of a rare blood disease that makes it tough for her body to fight off infections.
Joeli, her older sister, passed away from the same illness in 2007. Mileigh was put on a ventilator because of the strain on her heart, kidneys, and lungs. Uncertain if she would survive it, her family is aware of how miraculous her recovery has been.
Mileigh and her support circle are firm believers in the effectiveness of prayer. During her stay at the hospital, a large group of them created a prayer circle in front of the facility.
Now that they are returning home for the holidays, this Christmas is going to be particularly memorable.
The “Make a Child Smile” Annual Bike Giveaway
This year, a Mobile church will preserve its practice of donating, but they still need your assistance. They’re struggling because of the ongoing inflation.
Every year, the Mobile organization “Walk by Faith Christian Ministry” distributes dozens of bikes to underprivileged children. For nearly ten years, Walk by Faith has hosted this annual “Make a Child Smile” event.
This year’s bike giveaway will take place at their Texas Street Church on December 23 at 10 AM. Two hundred bikes will be distributed.
Their church is located in a community where many residents struggle with poverty. The idea for “Make a Child Smile” came about when Pastor Dominic Grant claimed to have seen four kids attempting to ride one bike at once outside his office window.
Call Pastor Dominic Grant at 251-581-4887 for more details on how to contribute.