Alabama Senate race on Tuesday draws national attention but what will we learn from it?

Polls show these three Republicans leading the field ahead of Alabama’s Aug. 15, 2017, primary in a special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat. From left to right: Incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, Rep. Mo Brooks, and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore Alabama voters for the sixth time since 1914, will […]


University of Mobile starts Fall Semester 2017 with new academic programs

University of Mobile students will begin fall semester classes Aug. 21. There is still time to enroll for undergraduate, graduate and post-traditional programs.University of Mobile MOBILE, Ala. – If there is one word that describes what is happening at University of Mobile, it is "new." Throw in a few more words like "innovative" and "academic," […]


On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mobile Bay Began

By Graydon Rust Alabama 200 August 5, 1864 The Battle of Mobile Bay began when a Union fleet under the command of Adm. David Farragut stormed into the bay under Confederate fire. Mobile Bay stood as one of the most important and well-defended ports in the Confederacy, forcing Farragut to race by Forts Morgan and […]


Rewinding Monday’s Mobile County HS Football Media Day at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

By Ben Thomas | bthomas@al.com Eleven coaches will head to Ladd-Peebles Stadium today for the first of two Mobile County Media Days. This year’s lineup features five new head coaches and several highly recruited athletes, including Alabama commit Jalyn Armour-Davis of St. Paul’s, Stanford commit Jack West of Saraland and top SEC West target Andres […]

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Downtown Mobile Landmark to Undergo $30 Million Renovation

Email the author | Follow on Twitter At a Thursday morning project unveiling in the lobby of the former Merchants National Bank building, Elizabeth Stevens, president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Mobile Alliance, said the new Merchants Plaza is a $30 million development on one acre of land. “This is a big deal,” […]

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In Alabama’s Senate Race, Lesser Knowns Pittman and Brinson Confident They Can Make Runoff

Alabama State Sen. Trip Pittman (left), Dr. Randy Brinson (right) The U.S. Senate race on the Republican side has been labeled a three-candidate competition, with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out in front, followed by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and incumbent Luther Strange. That’s been the message for over a month by political observers, […]

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Mobile baseball team may be sold, Southern League president says

Early work is shown on the Town Madison site south of I-565 in May 2017. (AL.com file photo) The minor league baseball team in Mobile is on the market and the Southern League, of which the Mobile team is a member, is evaluating a potential buyer. Lori Webb, president of the Southern League, told AL.com […]

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Alabama Gop Senate Candidates Push for Outright Obamacare Repeal, Not Gop Alternatives

The Republican hopefuls in this year’s campaign for one of Alabama’s two U.S. Senate seats participate in a candidates’ forum on Saturday, July 15, 2015, in Robertsdale, Ala. (John Sharp/jsharp@al.com). None of the Republicans running in Alabama’s U.S. Senate campaign fully embraced Saturday the Senate’s latest health care alternative to the Affordable Care Act. In […]

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Mobile Inches Forward on ‘Robust Recycling’ Plan, Despite Council’s Cautious Approach

Separating recyclables could soon be in the past in Mobile, Ala. City officials are moving ahead with single-stream recycling, though the Mobile City Council has to still approve two contracts to usher in the new program. (file photo). ( An approval of two contracts altering how residents in Alabama’s fourth-largest city recycle, are on hold […]

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Shelby Visits Port of Mobile as Alabama Creates Jobs and Plays Larger Role in World Trade

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) visited Alabama’s Port of Mobile today, touring the new super post-Panamax cranes. Alabama State Port Authority Director Jimmy Lyons led the tour and brought Senator Shelby up to speed on the ways port’s growth is benefitting the state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region. The state’s senior U.S. Senator […]