Here are the top news highlights we saw around the area this week:
- Family’s First Joyful Christmas in New Home
Dezmar Tyson and her family, once struggling with housing, will celebrate their first Christmas in a new home thanks to Housing First’s assistance.
- Carpe Diem Santa Run Raises $20,000
The 22nd Annual Carpe Diem Santa Run attracted over 1,000 participants, raising nearly $20,000 for Ransom ministries to support former inmates and those battling addiction and homelessness.
- Mobile Approves $1.7M for New Animal Shelter
Mobile’s City Council approves $1.7 million for a new animal shelter with advanced facilities and recreational areas, replacing the outdated 56-year-old shelter.
- Mobile Residents Halt Plans for Gas Station in Historic District
Mobile residents rally against a proposed Murphy USA gas station at the entrance of the Oakleigh Garden Historic District.
This pause sparked a citywide discussion on zoning and preserving neighborhood charm.
- Mobile Students Rewarded with Early Christmas Gifts
Seven Morningside Elementary students celebrated an early Christmas with makeovers and presents, thanks to a community effort led by Men United Against Violence to reward good behavior.
- Mobile County Sherrif’s Office Delights Families with Return of Bike Giveaway
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office revived its bike giveaway tradition, gifting over 70 bicycles to families across the county with support from Walmart.
- Bienville Square Closed for Mardi Gras, Anticipates Exciting Post-Renovation Reopening
Bienville Square in Mobile, a favorite for Mardi Gras parades, will stay closed this Fat Tuesday due to renovations, but the community eagerly anticipates its enhanced reopening soon after.
Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.
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