The City of Mobile is taking applications for its Youth Empowered for Success (YES) summer jobs program, Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. The successful yearly initiative aims to connect young people to greater educational resources, safe and productive recreational programs, life and job skills training, and mentorship and employment opportunities. The program has helped more than…Read More
AL.com recently reported on Mobile’s first look at restoration plans for hurricane-damaged Bienville Square. Now that several of its live oaks have been removed, plans are for a much more colorful square, including prominent clusters of azaleas and other flowers, a more open central plaza and younger trees providing perimeter shade. The city is to…Read More
The USS Alabama Battleship Commission recently announced that Bill Tunnell of Gulf Shores has been elected to serve as commission chairman for the upcoming term, expiring in 2022. Tunnell was named to the commission by Gov. Robert Bentley in 2016 and remained active with the USS Alabama Crewmen’s Association as its secretary. He also serves…Read More
The Mobile County Commission authorized several contracts in a recent meeting, Call News reports. As expected, there was the acceptance of a $3.5-million grant for Mobile County Commission Public Access Master Plan Implementation (BBN #3). Newer approved items were a contract to Tindle Construction LLC for office improvements at the Eight Mile License Commission at…Read More
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department officially unveiled its newest fire station at 700 Museum Drive. The $2.5-million station sits on nearly 100,000 ft2 in the heart of Spring Hill. It replaces the previous fire station, which was demolished in August 2019. The station is 6,053 ft2 with advanced equipment, including a decontamination room with particulate extractors…Read More
John Driscoll, director and CEO of the Mobile-based Alabama State Port Authority, announced that Beth Ann Frisher will join its senior management team as chief commercial officer, effective February 18. Prior to joining the authority, Frisher served as the head of business development and international marketing at the Port of Oakland. She also spent more…Read More
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will be kicking off its spring events next week with the Bellingras Parade on February 16 featuring a golf cart parade and Mardi Gras celebration. Those wishing to participate are asked to call 251-459-8985. On March 6, the Bellingrath’s Beers & Blooms craft beer festival and concert will feature craft brews,…Read More
The Mobile Airport Authority recently received a $9.1-million grant to rehabilitate the primary runway serving the Mobile Downtown Airport and Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, Business Alabama reports. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant combines funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Built in 1929, the strip…Read More
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson recently shared a video announcing his run for a third term in office. Competition for the spot was previously announced by City Councilman Fred Richardson and Municipal Judge Karlos Finley. Additionally, prompted by the death of Hank Aaron last week, Stimpson revealed plans that the city has been working on plans…Read More
The USS Alabama Battleship Commission recently announced Gov. Kay Ivey’s appointment of Mobilian Virginia Edington as a commissioner. Edington will fill the remaining term of her late father, Commissioner Robert Edington, who passed away last summer. Edington is the owner and operator of Carzignment in Mobile, which she opened in 2017. She also serves on…Read More
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