Tropical System Forecast to Enter Gulf Today on Path to — Where?

There are two tropical systems in the Atlantic, and one of them is poised to enter the Gulf today, where it is expected to develop. Another storm to the east will likely beat it to becoming Tropical Storm Bret today. (National Hurricane Center) Today is the day that forecasters should get a better handle on what a tropical system nearing the Gulf is going to do. Two things will help: The system is expected to cross over land and make it into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Hurricane Hunters are planning to fly in for a closer look. But this storm may not get a chance to become Tropical… Read More

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Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones to Seek the Office Again

Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones is seeking the city’s top job again. Jones, who served as mayor from 2005 to 2013, announced his run for mayor during a Saturday afternoon event at the Greater Nazaree Baptist Church in Mobile. Jones was Mobile’s first black mayor. “I’ve come to tell you that I am running for mayor,” he said, before a crowd in the church, where Jones said he grew up attending Vacation Bible School. The energetic crowd continually shouted the phrase: “All in,” to show their support for the former mayor. Jones, 68, lost to current Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson in the 2013 mayoral election. Stimpson is also seeking re-election.… Read More

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Boat Capsizes in Mobile River, Two People Missing

The Mobile Fire Rescue is actively searching for two people who fell overboard after their boat capsized in the Mobile River Delta on Wednesday afternoon. Mobile Fire Rescue Spokesman Steve Huffman said they received the call at around 1:41 p.m. He said a boat was towing another boat when it capsized and began taking on water. “Two people on the towing boat apparently fell off,” said Huffman. “What we understand is the third person on board had his back turned. He was fooling with whatever they were towing and when he turned around they were gone.” Huffman said once the main boat began taking on water the third unidentified man… Read More

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Mobile Christian Linebacker Ethan Hearn Honored with Jimmy Smothers Courage Award

Ethan Hearn, who responded to his mom Lanie’s sudden death in November by helping Mobile Christian to the Class 3A football state championship game, was honored with the 2017 Jimmy Smothers Courage Award on Sunday night. The award was presented to Hearn, a rising junior, at the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s annual convention in Birmingham. The award, named after longtime Gadsden Times sports editor Jimmy Smothers, honors a high school athlete who has overcome adversity and shown immense courage. RELATED: ‘He wanted to make his mom proud’ Hearn returned from a Leopard playoff football practice on a Thursday night last November to find his mother dead of an apparent suicide.… Read More

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Mobile Leaders Wary on Spending as Sales Taxes Stagnate

Mobile has had its share of positive economic news in the last 18 months, including the start of production at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Despite such job-creating developments, however, city sales tax revenues haven’t taken off — and that’s a trend that could make for hard choices if it continues. (Courtesy of Airbus) (bn) Mobile seems to be out of sync with the rest of the state when it comes to sales tax revenues, and a lack of growth is leading city leaders to step cautiously as they shape the city’s 2018 budget. As yet, there seems to be no sense that drastic… Read More

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Does Trump-Sessions rift create ‘difficult situation’ for Alabama’s GOP Senate candidates?

President Donald Trump talks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, gestures before speaking at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ memorial service, Monday, May 15. 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Alabama conservatives love former Senator and now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and they backed President Donald Trump with historic support last November. But if recent national news accounts about a growing rift between the two continues to fester, sides could be taken. And for the GOP candidates seeking Sessions’ former Senate seat, it could be a tricky issue to address this summer, political observers note. “If there is a Trump-Sessions fallout, it puts those desiring to… Read More

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Why You Might Want to Take a Vacation to Mobile AL

Have you been to Mobile Alabama before? It’s a city where there are many things that you may not expect. You can see many different attractions, museums, and take tours of the city just to take everything in. It is something that you should do at least once, and if you have a week off from work, this is a place you should go. The following destinations are at the top of the list with many people that have visited Mobile Alabama before. Best Places To Go One place that gets an incredible amount of reviews is to visit the battleship USS Alabama. This is an absolutely incredible vessel. They… Read More

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Make the Move to Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama is a great place to live if you are looking for a safe place to live that has a low cost of living. Apartment rentals and housing prices are reasonable in Mobile and you will pay less for just about everything. Mobile also has a great music and arts scene and there are lots of things to do there. If you are looking for an apartment in Mobile, you should make sure that you know what your budget is going to be first. Your budget is very important because if you want to save money, you need a budget that is going to help you do that. Try… Read More

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Southern Rust Detected in South Alabama Corn

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists have confirmed the presence of southern corn rust in a corn variety trial at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. Alabama Extension plant pathologist Dr. Austin Hagan, said the weather patterns over the past week have been favorable for rust intensification. “The forecast calls for rain showers for the next week, so producers can expect to see continued disease development,” Hagan said. Southern Corn Rust Dr. Kassie Conner, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, found the southern rust on corn at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. Southern rust (Puccinia polysora) poses a significant threat to corn production in southern Alabama—particularly… Read More

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South Alabama Strikes Early, Turns Back Mississippi State 6-3 at Hattiesburg Regional

MSU shortstop Ryan Gridley prepares to tag South Alabama’s Dylan Hardy during Mississippi State – South Alabama baseball game at the Hattiesburg Regional Tournament, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Tim Isbell via AP) Some first-inning lightning and a complete game from pitcher Randy Bell on Friday put South Alabama in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional. The third-seeded Jaguars scored three runs in the first inning — including a leadoff homer by Dylan Hardy — on their way to a 6-3 victory over No. 2 seed Mississippi State at Pete Taylor Park. Travis Swaggerty homered and drove in four for South Alabama (40-19), which has now won six straight… Read More

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