WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Repairs, Inside and Out

Mobile Rundown Staff

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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 nearly 200-year-old building with deteriorating mortar and rot.

online passport renewal simplified travel for alabamians

AAA Alabama spokesperson Clay Ingram views the State Department’s new online passport renewal initiative positively, expecting it to simplify and speed up the process for travelers planning international trips this summer. 

Summer temperatures are soaring early this year across Mobile and beyond, with the city responding by opening its seventh public splash pad at Baumhauer-Randle Park. 

Mobile announces an extension of the Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail from Tricentennial Park to University Hospital, adding 0.6 miles and an 80-foot pedestrian bridge.

Mobile and Africatown Redevelopment Corporation unveiled Africatown Hall and Food Bank at 2201 Papermill Road. 

The facility, designed with Afro-centric elements, includes office spaces, meeting rooms, and an upgraded pantry to serve the community

The downtown Mobile parking garage, originally scheduled for completion by January 2025, will now finish after Mardi Gras 2025 due to delays in contract awarding, as revealed in the Mobile City Council meeting.

A judge has ordered the owner of Barrington Park and Manchester Park apartments to pay the City of Mobile nearly $250,000 for cleanup costs and fines related to ongoing sanitation issues.

Alabama’s Hallie Clark and Chris Musgrove are showcasing their culinary skills on ‘MasterChef’ Generations, competing across different age groups for a $250,000 prize. 

Both home cooks have impressed judges with their unique dishes, aiming to elevate comfort foods inspired by their backgrounds on the reality cooking show.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama is partnering with AT&T and Human-I-T to distribute 70 refurbished laptops on August 2 to help bridge the digital divide. 

This event, part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, aims to assist K-12 learners, caregivers, families, seniors, and under-resourced college students with access to technology and digital literacy resources.

The Alabama Retail Association reports the new retail theft law is working, citing arrests in Cullman, Mobile, and Hoover. 

The law imposes harsher penalties for thieves and allows prosecutors to group multiple thefts together, aiming to reduce incidents.

The South McGregor Avenue project aims to improve traffic flow and has made significant progress, including completing major utility work. 

While most work is underground, visible construction like curbing and guttering will begin later this year, with completion expected next year.

Mobile plans to vote on demolishing the 60-year-old Civic Center, with the design for the new facility 60% complete and construction drawings 50% complete. 

Mayor Stimpson confirmed the $300 million project is on budget, with demolition expected to start on Aug. 1 if approved.

  • Mobile County Moves Forward with New Aquatics Center Construction

The Mobile County Commission plans to proceed with phase one of the new Aquatics Center, following the release of initial plans in March last year.

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The Alabama Bar Association launches justice4al.com to centralize legal aid resources, aiming to assist nearly one million Alabamians in need of legal representation, especially those at or below the poverty line. 

The 67th Annual Distinguished Young Women’s competition concluded in Mobile, with Delaware’s Alicia Chu emerging as the winner, receiving $40,000 in scholarship money among other finalists.

In honor of Apollo, the severely malnourished boxer puppy, the City of Mobile Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees to encourage community support. 

With over 200 dogs and numerous cats needing homes, they also seek volunteers to assist during this challenging time.

Alabama’s AltaPointe Health is among the first two clinics designated as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) by the U.S. 

Department of Health and Human Services. This designation enhances funding and support to expand high-quality behavioral healthcare, integrating mental health, substance use disorder services, and primary care.

olivia mackinnon joins classical ballet of mobile as artistic advisor

Classical Ballet of Mobile appoints Olivia MacKinnon, New York City Ballet soloist, as ballet and artistic advisor, marking a period of growth for the academy. 

United Airlines has launched twice-daily non-stop flights between Mobile and Washington D.C., fulfilling a seven-year effort by the Mobile Airport Authority to serve this underserved market. 

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