City of Mobile

Austal’s Charity Golf Invitational Announced

February 16, 2024
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Austal USA’s 13th annual Charity Golf Invitational will take place on March 15 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile. There will be 36 tournament holes, with two groups per hole and four golfers per group. Through this annual event, Austal said it and the many invitational participants have raised…

Mobile Boat Show Coming Up

February 16, 2024
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The 72nd Annual Mobile Boat Show will be held at the Mobile Convention Center on February 23 and 24 at 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and February 25 at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It will feature a large selection of the latest 2024 boat models on display, with dealers from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi, plus more than 100…

Austal Announces Shipyard Expansion

Austal Announces Shipyard Expansion

February 9, 2024
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Austal USA announced the start of design for a new manufacturing facility, part of a major expansion for its shipyard in Mobile. It will sit south of Austal’s current waterfront facility and include a new assembly building, waterfront improvements and a new shiplift system. To begin this summer, it will also include a shiplift that…

Festival Of Flowers Announced

Festival Of Flowers Announced

February 9, 2024
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The 31st annual Festival of Flowers has been announced for March 8-10 at Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile. It will showcase life-sized living sculptures created by regionally acclaimed florists, artists and garden designers on the theme of “Make Your Mark.” These artists will vie for bragging rights for the Festival of Flowers People’s Choice Award,…

Breeze Airways Coming To Mobile

Breeze Airways Coming To Mobile

January 26, 2024
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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the Mobile Airport Authority have announced a new carrier that will begin flying out of Downtown Mobile on April 10. Breeze Airways will launch nonstop service from the Mobile International Airport to Orlando and a second route to Providence, Rhode Island. “Mobile will be the second city in Alabama served…

Mobile’s Morris Is New Fire Chief

Mobile’s Morris Is New Fire Chief

January 12, 2024
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The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD) recently swore in Johnny Morris, Jr. as its new fire chief. MFRD said Morris, who most recently served as its chief of staff, played an integral role in making MFRD one of only nine fire departments in the nation with an Insurance Services Office ISO-1 rating and accreditations by the Commission…

Mobile Approves Work To Repair Bulkhead

Mobile Approves Work To Repair Bulkhead

January 5, 2024
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The Mobile City Council has approved a $6.9-million contract for emergency repairs to the bulkhead along the waterfront in Cooper Riverside Park. Barricades have been up at the water’s edge since September 2022, when an underwater survey found defects and holes under the nearly 30-year-old bulkhead, WKRG reported. The funding comes from the Gulf of…

Local Group Works To Prevent Gas Station In Mobile

Local Group Works To Prevent Gas Station In Mobile

December 29, 2023
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Murphy USA submitted a plan to the City of Mobile to build a 2,824-ft2 gas station with eight fueling stations, replacing the empty CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Government and Broad streets. The location falls in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District in Downtown Mobile, so the Government Street Collaborative, a group of residents who…

Avelo To Seasonally Suspend Flights From Mobile

Avelo To Seasonally Suspend Flights From Mobile

December 29, 2023
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Avelo Airlines will suspend flights out of Mobile International Airport beginning in March 2024, the Mobile Airport Authority said, according to AL.com. Avelo, which began direct flights from Mobile to Orlando on May 31, said Mobile is one of eight airports targeted for suspension of flights as the airline “evaluates and adjusts its market presence.”…

Environmental Concerns For Logistics Park Watershed Addressed

Environmental Concerns For Logistics Park Watershed Addressed

December 15, 2023
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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced on December 12 that Scannell Properties, which has plans to invest in a $250-million distribution and logistics park in Theodore, has worked with the City of Mobile and other stakeholders to alleviate concerns raised about the impact the development could have on Rabbit Creek. The city has worked with Mobile…

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