WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Public Service Wins

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Mobile Preservationist Restores Rosa Parks’ Childhood Home

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Mobile’s own Jerry Lathan, a dedicated historic preservationist, is rescuing and restoring Rosa Parks’ childhood home to transform it into a museum.

This project, spotlighted in a Discovery+ mini-documentary, preserves a pivotal piece of civil rights history right here in Alabama. 

  • Mobile’s Red Clay Strays to Open for The Rolling Stones in Boston

Local band, The Red Clays, are set to open for The Rolling Stones, marking a milestone they describe as beyond their wildest dreams. 

  • Amtrak Reveals Departure Times for Renewed Gulf Coast Service 

Amtrak has revealed proposed departure times for the restored Gulf Coast service between New Orleans and Mobile, marking a potential return after nearly two decades since Hurricane Katrina. 

  • Flat Tire Leads to Friendship

After a flat tire incident in a shopping center, a local woman and a Mobile County Sheriff’s deputy formed a lasting friendship. 

Deputy Rachel Bohannon went beyond the call of duty to assist and ensure the safety of the woman. 

  • Elite Urgent Care Opens New Location in Downtown Mobile 

Elite Urgent Care is expanding to Downtown Mobile, setting up shop at 1 South Royal Street above Royal Pharmacy. 

  • Alabama National Guard is Conducting Training Drills in Mobile 

The Alabama National Guard is conducting training exercises around town from April 28 to May 3 to improve hurricane preparedness. 

Officials assure the public that the increased military presence is only a drill and there’s no need for concern. 

  • Delta Woods & Waters Expo Celebrates Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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The Delta Woods & Waters Expo was a big success, celebrating the rich natural environment of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta with activities of all ages. 

The goal of these exhibits is to deepen the community’s appreciation of this local treasure. 

  • Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Welcomes New Firefighters 

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department celebrated the graduation of 27 new firefighters, marking the end of their six-month fire and EMT training with a proud ceremony. 

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