Government

Business Applications Soar In Mobile

May 7, 2021
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NBC 15 reports Mobile is seeing an “overwhelming number of potential business owners applying for license” contributing to many applicants experiencing delays. The city said 352 new licenses were issued in January-March, and the submissions are keeping their pace. Mayor Sandy Stimpson called the number “unusually high… in recent weeks…. It’s a sign that more…

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Rapid Deployment Gets Big Federal Contract

May 7, 2021
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Mobile-based Rapid Deployment Inc. has received two large contracts totaling $614 million to manage a site in Fort Bliss, Texas, to house child immigrants, AL.com reported. The facility “is emerging as the largest of its kind and could expand to 10,000 beds,” the source gleaned from government solicitation documents. The contract is part of the…

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Ribbon Cut On Mobile’s Parkway Senior Center

May 7, 2021
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Recent upgrades and additions to the Parkway Senior Center at 1600 Boykin Boulevard in Mobile were celebrated on May 3. Mayor Sandy Stimpson joined Mobile City Council Vice President C.J. Small and other local officials to cut the ribbon on what is now a full-service senior center with expanded programming in the Dauphin Island Parkway…

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Daphne to Build Multimillion-Dollar Animal Shelter

April 30, 2021
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The City of Daphne is moving forward with plans for a new animal shelter to cost $4-5 million, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reports. While the city will seek local donations for the shelter, it is not looking for funding from the county or other cities. Mayor Robin LeJeune said that, while more information is forthcoming, the structure will…

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Mobile, Baldwin Rank High in Alabama Tourism Report

April 30, 2021
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The Alabama Tourism Department recently released its annual economic impact report, which named Mobile and Baldwin counties in the top five statewide for 2020 tourism. While numbers were down overall, both counties showed resilience in the face of the pandemic and were top state destinations. Baldwin County had the highest average hotel occupancy and room…

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Mobile Continues to Improve Financially

April 30, 2021
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The City of Mobile recently released its 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report, which is intended to help citizens better understand city finances and how their taxes are being managed. Back on schedule following a late publication last year due to COVID-19 (BBN #2), the 19-page document is a concise summary of the full 258-page financial…

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City Honors Mobile Man with his own Day

April 23, 2021
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According to The Mobile Rundown, songwriter and producer Rogest Carstarphen, Jr., known as “Rosco,” who won a Grammy Award last month for his work as co-producer on Jonathan McReynolds’ “Movin’ On” (Mobile Native Wins Grammy), has been honored with a day dedicated to his name. The City of Mobile recognized his musical contributions locally and…

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Ono Island Breaks Ground on Fire Station

Ono Island Breaks Ground on Fire Station

April 23, 2021
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Groundbreaking recently took place for the new Ono Island Fire Station No. 4, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. It will be constructed by MW Rogers Construction Co. and was designed by McCollough Architecture of Orange Beach to withstand 175 mph wind speeds. It will include six bunk rooms, a private office, an emergency medical service room, two apparatus…

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Gulf Shores Flights To/From Three Cities Start June 3

Gulf Shores Flights To/From Three Cities Start June 3

April 23, 2021
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Regular flights will be offered between Baton Rouge Metro Airport and Gulf Shores starting June 3, The Advocate reports. Ultimate Air Shuttle will operate the flights, called “Southeast Beach Express,” which it said will depart Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Nashville daily between Thursday and Sunday. Passengers will travel on 30-seat executive jets for quick access…

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Gulf Shores Visitors Bureau Gets $1 Million

April 16, 2021
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Gulf Shores’ Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau is getting $1 million to boost marketing in the wake of the pandemic, AL.com reports. The sum is made up of $800,000 from a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant and $200,000 in local investment. The source of the local funds was not identified.…

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