Mobile County Newswire

Mobile County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mobile County, AL.

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  1. Some local residents continue to fly Confederate flag, while others abhor itRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Victorville Daily Press

    ... was speaking only for himself, says he abhors the sight of the flag. He grew up black in the 1960s, in South Mobile County, Alabama. "I had to go to the back of the cafe," Carl said. "I had to go to different restrooms. I had to go through that and ...

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  2. 42nd annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | WALA

    In addition to the free watermelon, people can enjoy arts and crafts, train rides, a petting zoo and much more. Salvage efforts on a Vintage PBY hit a snag after days of trying to get it safely out of the Gulf of Mexico.

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  3. A rendering of the expected Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Mobile.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WALA

    Michael Cowart, the developer behind the Hilton Garden Inn planned for downtown Mobile said a rendering of the building does not do its design justice. Cowart said the project has undergone several design changes since its inception because of cost.

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  4. The last oak tree at the site of a hotel in Downtown Mobile was downed Friday afternoon.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WALA

    "So they rip down the historic buildings and they rip down the live oaks," One man exclaimed in front of a crowd. "They're are going to have it look exactly like west Mobile."

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  5. New software means career opportunities, more Mobile County high school football games on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Alabama Live

    A partnership between the Mobile County Public School System and software giant Adobe could result in county high school football games being broadcast in the fall, with students running the show. The software will be used with the Vigor High School Technology Academy, which is being developed to teach the students the ins and outs of the communication arts, such as broadcasting and publishing, according to David Akridge, MCPSS executive director of information technology.

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  6. Part of Airport Blvd. to be closed for repairsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | WALA

    A part of Airport Blvd between Abilene St. and Blackburn Dr. will be closed to repair damage caused by a water main break starting Monday. In a press release sent out Friday, July 3, Barbara Shaw with Mobile Area Water and Sewer System said the agency will begin paving that section of road after heavy rains and flooding led to a water main break last April.

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  7. BP oil spill settlement: Alabama pols weigh in on $2.3B for AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Alabama Live

    ... will lead and how this settlement will affect our city and region." Connie Hudson, president of the Mobile County Commission, was more optimistic, saying the settlement "gives us greater opportunity to provide resources to our impacted citizens and ...

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  8. Why the Trade Promotion Authority is good for Mobile businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Alabama Live

    ... simple, we live in a global economy. We have national and state statistics to prove that, and even a few for Mobile County. Trade agreements have boosted Alabama exports a whopping 86 percent, with Mobile County alone accounting for nearly 10 ...

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  9. Mobile County Commission hopeful about BP settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WALA

    An $18.7 billion settlement for the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 will provide up to $2.3 billion for the State of Alabama for economic and natural resource recovery, a significant step in helping to repair the damage to local communities, according to Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson. "This gives us greater opportunity to provide resources to our impacted citizens and industries here," she said.

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  10. Which school district has the most and least experienced teachers in Alabama?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Alabama Live

    Seven school districts in Alabama last year had 20 percent of their classrooms led by teachers with a year or less experience. Fledgling Chickasaw City Schools in Mobile County, which just completed its fourth year as an independent district, had the highest percentage of teachers with one year or less experience at 37.26 percent.

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  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | WTVM

    ... Committee approved SB108 establishing the alert system which is sponsored by Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D-Mobile County) on March 4. The bill was co-sponsored by 32 other senators, including all members of the committee. "With this alert system in ...

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  12. Hiawayi Robinson missing child alert law goes into effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Alabama Live

    ... "My goal is that Alabama has a law so that we can start looking for a child as soon as possible." In December, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich announced Hiawayi's father, Hiawatha Robinson, had been charged in his daughter's ...

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  13. Food giveaway for residents of Toulminville WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Two organizations are teaming up to give away fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need. Bay Area Food Bank has teamed up with Mobile Community Action, Incorporated, to distribute free, fresh produce in Mobile County neighborhoods that have low-access to healthy foods.

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  14. Cool Spaces: 'It doesn't get any closer to heaven' than this log cabin in the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Alabama Live

    ... riding on his motorcycle one weekend afternoon, found the land for sale in the Tanner Williams community of Mobile County and was immediately sold. At the time, there was nothing there but a barn that had been damaged by a fire, and a 1A1 2-acre ...

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  15. Brandon T. Shreves' State Farm Collects Flip-Flops To Wear Out PovertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | PRWeb

    State Farm Insurance Agent Brandon T. Shreves announced today that his office is the official drop-off location for a Soles4Souls flip-flop summer drive, taking place now through August 31. "I am excited about our plans to partner with Soles4Souls and what better way to do it than with a summer flip-flop drive, Come by and bring your flip-flop donation anytime to the office Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Soles4Souls is a global nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of new and used shoes and clothing. Since the Nashville, Tennessee based organization's beginning, according to its website, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries.

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  16. Baldwin County to wait a year before deciding whether it will authorize charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Alabama Live

    ... in which Baldwin County, as well as other school systems, can follow. Rena Phillips, spokeswoman with the Mobile County Public School System, said that school officials are weighing the pros and cons of having the school board serve as authorizers ...

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  17. Exclusive Documents: 911 Board $40 million contract not officially approved in public recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WTVM

    A contract costing taxpayers $39,474,886.83, which was meant to enhance emergency response communications, may have been awarded illegally. FOX10 News Reporter Kati Weis has uncovered exclusive documents that may explain why the Mobile County 911 Board voted Tuesday to stop all payments to the contractor.

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  18. Man arrested, charged with assault in Newman Road accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... e, was charged with two counts first-degree Assault and one count third-degree Assault. He was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail, and no bond has been set.

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  19. A black bear.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    After allegedly shooting at a black bear seen in Heflin, AL, on June 16, a Heflin man has been charged with breaking the state's bear protection laws. While classified as a game animal in Alabama, there is no established black bear hunting season in the state.

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  20. Names for Mobile County District Court judgeship releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | WALA

    The names of the following individuals have been submitted to the Mobile County Judicial Commission for its consideration to fill the vacancy in the District Court of Mobile County. The position is the District Court Judgeship vacated by Judge Jay York.

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