Mobile Rundown Staff

Drivers are thrilled with the toll removal on Foley Beach Express, and ALDOT reports a 25% increase in traffic, showing it’s already easing congestion. 

Next, ALDOT plans to remove the toll booths to further improve traffic flow and efficiency. 

The USS ALABAMA Battleship now features a brand-new teak deck, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last June 20th. 

Visitors can enjoy 50% off admission and even purchase pieces of the old deck online. 

and… if you’d rather us sing the news to you, just go here or watch below instead 😉

State and local officials opened the new Dr. Edward O. Wilson Science Research Center at the Alabama School of Math and Science, the state’s only college-level facility for high school students. 

This 32,000-square-foot center will greatly enhance research opportunities for students and teachers. 

Mobile has a good chance of hosting the Super 7 state football championships, potentially making it the city’s largest sporting event ever. 

Mobile’s modern Hancock Whitney Stadium and ample hotel space make it a strong contender. 

Mobile native Paige Madden is set for her second Olympics after finishing second in the 400-meter freestyle at the US Trials. 

She’s likely to join Team USA for Paris 2024. 

Disney+ and Hulu premiered the Nat Geo documentary “Clotilda: The Return Home” last June 17, just in time for Juneteenth. 

It follows descendants of America’s last slave ship, the Clotilda, as they journey back to their ancestral home in Benin, Africa. 

Mobile Airport Authority Chairman is confident in the $381 million project despite a funding gap. 

He assures that the project will proceed as planned and remain on track. 

USA Celebrates Marine Sciences Expansion with New Facility

The University of South Alabama celebrated the expansion of its marine sciences program with a new facility. 

The $16 million project includes state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, enhancing research and education opportunities. 

Dr. Ryan Forbess from Orange Beach was honored for his heroic actions during a shark attack in Walton County, helping save a young girl. 

The mayor and City Council awarded him a certificate of recognition for his bravery. 

The Alabama State Port Authority, once opposed to Amtrak, now supports the Gulf Coast rail service with a $1 million subsidy. 

This funding will help bring back twice-daily train trips between Mobile and New Orleans.

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