Weekly Roundup: Key Developments Across Alabama

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Here are the top 10 news highlights we saw around the area this week:

  • Gov. Ivey Can Now Greenlight 1-10 Bridge Design

Alabama’s $2.7 billion 1–10 upgrade is still chugging along. Gov. Ivey gets design approval authority to avoid delays. 

  • Mobile Funds $5M Med School Expansion

Mobile Funds $5M Med School Expansion

Mobile County’s dishing out $5 for a bigger med school at USA Whiddon. Aim?

More doctors, better healthcare, and an economic boost. 

  • Local Man Helps Homeless 

Eric Overstreet is at it again! He got medical care for a homeless man and is currently fundraising for his home. 

  • Gulf State Park Pier Under Repair, Reopens Next Summer 

Damaged by Hurricane Sally, the pier is getting a $13.6 million revamp and will reopen next August. 

  • Mobile’s Government Plaza Gets Quirky Title “Ugliest Building in Alabama” 

To whoever came up with that list: who hurt you? 

  • Camellia Arch to Light Up Mobile’s Holiday Season 

Mobile will reveal the festive Camellia Arch on Dec. 1 in Cathedral Square. Created by artists Barrett and Ledbetter, it’s the perfect holiday photo op. 

  • MAGMA’s Event Feeds and Supports Homeless 

The “Crowned and Loved” event in Downtown Mobile gave out warm meals, clothes, and vital services to the homeless. 

  • Final 2023 Living History Drill at USS Alabama Park on Dec. 9 

Catch WWII reenactments, gun demos, radio broadcasts, and discounts for donations to veterans! 

  • High Spirits, Higher Prices at Christmas Tree Farm

High Spirits, Higher Prices at Christmas Tree Farm

Live Christmas trees are still a hit despite higher prices due to a supply shortage. 

  • ‘60 Minutes’ Revisited Africatown

The episode highlighted the community’s history and recent steps towards reconciliation between the descendants of the involved. 

Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.

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