Discover the Best Flea Markets Near Mobile Alabama

If you’re traveling to Mobile Alabama then you may be interested in the best flea markets near the city. This area takes flea markets very serious and there are a couple of these markets in particular worth visiting. The flea markets near the city have a wide variety of things for sale that includes highly unique items, antiques, toys, clothes, and houseware items among others. Here we will take a look at a couple of the best flea markets near the city of Mobile. Mobile Flea Market This Marketplace is the largest flea market on the entire Gulf Coast. There are literally vendors here that are from all over the… Read More

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Up to $1,000 Reward Being Offered to Help Solve Two Homicide Cases in Mobile

The Mobile Police Department announced that CrimeStoppers is offering $1,000 as a reward for information on two cold cases involving Quentin Washington, 35, (left) and Demetrius Clemons, 23 (right).( Quentin Washington The Mobile Police Department announced that CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 as a reward for information on two cold cases from 2016 and 2012. Mobile police are still searching for a suspect in the February 1, 2012, shooting death of 35-year-old Quentin Washington. Washington’s body was found in the garage of a residence in the 1600 block of Donham Drive around 5:45 p.m., with a head injury. The Mobile Fire-Rescue responded and Washington was pronounced dead on the… Read More

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Does Mobile’s Cool New Recycling Plan Also Include Mayor’s Race?

(JD Crowe/jdcrowe@al.com) Mobile is trying out a cool new recycling program that takes the work out of separating recyclables into different bins. Throw everything into one bin and let someone else worry with the details. Mobile’s new single-stream recycling program, already up and running at two sites, has finally gotten City Council approval, potentially opening the way for residents in every district to have their own drop-off center. There’s also a mayor’s race going on in Mobile. It pits the current mayor, Sandy Stimpson, against the former mayor, Sam Jones. It’s a rematch of a loud 2013 election. Sam Jones, who served as mayor from 2005 to 2013, announced his… Read More

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Gunman in Camouflage Shirt Remains on the Loose After He Kills Three People at Alabama Mobile Home Park

Alabama police are searching for Kenneth Dion Lever. A gunman killed three people early Wednesday at an Alabama mobile home park, and remains on the loose. Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, escaped into the woods following the shootings in the Gardendale area. The gunman has blond hair and is wearing a camouflage shirt and blue jeans, according to AL.com. The victims were two adult women and one adult man, the news website reported, and they were all related. The shootings “stemmed from a domestic situation,” according to cops. Cops say Lever’s vehicle was found on the backside of the mobile home park, according to AL.com. The search had been focused in… Read More

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Dunkin’ Donuts Project Thwarted in Alabama Neighborhood Where Krispy Kreme Once Ruled

Dunkin’ Donuts was supposed to be opening a new shop on Government Street in Mobile, Ala. But concerns from neighbors halted the project in an area where Krispy Kreme once ruled. (file photo) Bud McPerson, with Victor Signs, loads up the Krispy Kreme sign onto a flatbed trailer outside the doughnut shop at the corner of Government Street and Bradford Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. The shop, which had been open for 40 years, was shut down in late 2011. (file photo) Since 2011, glazed memories have been all that’s left of the iconic Krispy Kreme on Government Street that shut abruptly two days after Christmas. Now, a Dunkin’ Donuts… Read More

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New Local Policeman Starts Duties

Conditioning continues through July 13 Local athletes have just one more week to take advantage of summer conditioning workouts. New local policeman starts duties Hemphill hired as full-time officer A new Albany city police officer began his duties this week, replacing John Lucas, who resigned last month to take… 2 teachers hired after June 29 closed session All elementary positions now filled Two more new teachers were hired during a special early morning session of the Albany ISD board of trustees on… WORDS about the WORD Source Article

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Alabama Superintendent Says Pulling Summer Reading List Was About Process, Not Conservative Content

A controversial reading given to Spanish Fort High School students in Gene Ponder’s AP Government class was pulled amid social media complaints from parents. (file photo) Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler. (file photo) The head of Alabama’s third-largest school system says he wasn’t concerned with the content of a summer reading list filled with hardline conservative authors promoted by a Spanish Fort High School teacher. But Superintendent Eddie Tyler, who heads up the 31,000-student Baldwin County School System – which includes Spanish Fort High School, where the reading list was assigned by an AP Government teacher — said Friday he was more upset with teacher Gene Ponder’s “failure” to… Read More

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Mobile Gets July 4 Fireworks Despite Lack of Sponsors; City Approves $18,000 Contract

The city of Mobile has approved a contract to spend $18,000 on a July 4 fireworks display. (File photo) The Mobile City Council has approved an $18,561 contract for the city’s July 4 fireworks display, an amount that’s about the same as last year – but which apparently won’t be offset by major sponsorships this year. In July 2016, the council approved a contract for $18,554 with Pyrotechnico Fireworks, the same company that will handle this year’s display. But the city didn’t have to pay the full amount, as a bank had contributed $1,500 and a shoe retailer had contributed more than $5,000. Discussing this year’s contract, which was sponsored… Read More

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Mobile Water Service Lowers Estimate of Cindy Sewer Overflows, Says ‘Serious Problem’ Remains

Tropical Storm Cindy is seen in a satellite image is from June 20. (NASA) Officials at Mobile’s water system have revised their estimates of the amount of untreated water released during Tropical Storm Cindy, dropping the amount by half. During the week, the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) released statements that the heavy rains brought by Cindy had led to widespread overflows, but that totals were not yet available. Early Friday afternoon, it released estimated totals that added up to nearly 18 million gallons – a remarkably high figure, considering that MAWSS had estimated spills of up to 10 million gallons during Hurricane Katrina and that Cindy’s rains,… Read More

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Mayoral Challenger Thompson Wants to ‘Make Mobile Healthier’

Anthony Leonard Thompson has announced a run for the mayor’s office in Mobile. (Courtesy of Anthony Thompson) Mobile has a third mayoral candidate in the mix, with political newcomer Anthony Leonard Thompson trying to bring an evolving focus on public health issues to the forefront. Thompson enters a clash of heavyweights: On Saturday, former Mayor Sam Jones formally announced that he is battling to take his old job back from incumbent Sandy Stimpson, who unseated him in 2013. Jones and Stimpson both have abundant name recognition and the proven ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thompson, by contrast, launched a GoFundMe.com fundraising drive on June 10 which, as… Read More

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