Apartment Mobile AL – House Hunting Advice

Are you looking to relocate to Mobile Al? Are you looking for the best apartments Mobile Al? Well, you should know that house hunting is one of the most exciting processes of any home buying or renting process. However, you need to do it right to avoid having unplanned expenses on your plate. Here are some of the best house hunting tips you should follow. • Financing Create a budget and save as much cash as you can during the whole process. Your budget should include the list of expenses besides renting or buying the apartment. These include utility bills, mortgage payments, insurance payments and much more. Don’t forget to… Read More

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Let It Boil: Gov. Ivey Signs Mobile Crawfish Bill

(AL.com file photo) The crawfish have been freed. Eileen Jones, press secretary for Ala. Gov. Kay Ivey, confirmed Tuesday that Ivey had signed HB 528, a bill designed to settle a dispute over informal crawfish boils at Mobile bars. The Mobile County Health Department began cracking down on the traditional springtime boils in 2016, arguing that the venues conducting them did not comply with the food-handling regulations followed by restaurants, and that the events thus posed a potential danger to public health. Rep. Margie Wilcox proposed legislation this spring that would create an exemption for “intermittent food service establishments,” by which they could serve food at occasional events inspired by… Read More

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Alabama Doctor Tied to Insys Gets 20 Years for Illegal Prescriptions

An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc. John Couch, who with Xiulu Ruan ran the Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama clinics, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile, Alabama, after a jury in March found them guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other felonies. Ruan is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. Brandon Essig, a lawyer for Couch, confirmed Thursday’s sentence and said he planned to appeal. “We don’t think there was sufficient evidence in… Read More

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Update: Rain and Storms Erupting Across Alabama — Some Could Be Strong

Be on the lookout for a few strong storms today. The first in a series of anticipated storm systems is bringing widespread rain and storms to Alabama on Saturday afternoon — and the threat of a few severe storms as well. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of west and north Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather for today. A slight risk means scattered severe storms will be possible. The rest of Alabama has a marginal risk, which means severe storms are possible but are anticipated to be more isolated. The National Weather Service said the main risks with today’s storms will be damaging wind gusts and… Read More

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How to Watch Mobile County High School Graduations This Week

If you can’t attend a graduation ceremony, you can watch it live from the USA Mitchell Center this week, or buy a DVD. (MCPSS photo) All Mobile County Public Schools graduations held at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center will be broadcast live by mcpssTV on www.mcpssthewire.com and its 24-hour channel, according to MCPSS. The channel is available on Comcast (channel 15), AT&T U-verse (On Demand channel 99) and Roku boxes. Graduations from Augusta Evans Special School, Citronelle High School and Williamson High School will be posted soon on the mcpssTV YouTube channel. Here is the schedule of remaining graduations at the Mitchell Center this week: Monday, May 15:… Read More

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Mobile’s Chasity Collier Named Alabama Teacher of the Year

Governor Kay Ivey and newly-named Alabama Teacher of the Year Chasity Collier of Mobile at the awards ceremony on May 10, 2017( Mobile County’s Chasity Collier was named Alabama’s 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year in Montgomery on Wednesday evening. Collier teaches fifth grade science at Dawes Intermediate School and has been an educator for 19 years. Collier, in thanking her principal, said teachers “can’t do what we do if we don’t have an awesome person who pushes us.” During the ceremony, Governor Kay Ivey told teachers, “Our children are our future. Our teachers mold our children and thus our future. Your task is great and noble. The people of Alabama… Read More

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Several Alabama Cities Have Their Coldest May 5 on Record

A late-spring cold snap is sometimes called a “blackberry winter.” Alabama’s temperatures on Friday may have qualified. (AL.com file photo) The numbers are in — almost — and today has been cool enough to score a spot in the record books for several Alabama cities. High temperatures in many areas didn’t get out of the 50s, breaking records for the coolest highs, according to the National Weather Service. All of central Alabama’s climate sites had record low maxes, according to the weather service in Birmingham. Forecasters there said they were watching temperatures in Tuscaloosa, where skies were beginning to clear — which topped out at only 1 degree below the… Read More

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Alabama Legislature Considering Crawfish Boils

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Legislature is being asked to get involved with crawfish boils in the city of Mobile. The bayside city has a tradition of bars cooking crawfish on the street and serving them to customers. But the Mobile County Health Department shut down the boils citing health regulations. Two bills have now been introduced in the Legislature that would allow the curbside boils to continue. One by state Rep. Margie Wilcox would limit health department enforcement for established cultural traditions like community crawfish boils. Health officials are against the proposal, saying the crawfish boils could lead to an increase in foodborne illnesses. The House is expected… Read More

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Mobile Blight Bill Passes Alabama House

This is a blighted home in the city of Mobile. MOBILE, AL (WALA) – Local lawmakers are working on a bill that might help deal with the hundreds of dilapidated homes scattered around the city. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Drummond (D – Mobile County). She says it would expedite the process of taking control of blighted properties. Drummond says under current law, it could take three to six years to get rid of a blighted home. This would speed things up so the city could either demolish the building or fix up the property more quickly, but Drummond didn’t say exactly how much time the process would… Read More

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Bradley Byrne Tops in Alabama in Hosting Town Halls While Other Lawmakers Spurn Them

U.S.Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, addresses a crowd of about 60 people on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Wilmer, Ala., senior citizens center during the first of 11 town hall events he’s hosting within a week. Byrne is among the 20 most prolific congressional lawmakers in hosting town hall events in the U.S., according to the website LegiStorm. (John Sharp/jsharp@al.com). U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne had to repeatedly tell the crowd of about 60 at the Wilmer senior citizens center on Monday to “calm down” so that others could speak without interruptions. For the most part, the audience obliged, even though jeering and groans were sometimes obvious as Byrne stated his… Read More

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