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Henry Mabry, the Alabama Education Association's executive secretary, meets with the Press-Register editorial board Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Mobile, Ala. On Wednesday, former AEA Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert sent board members and administrators a letter saying the organization was in a crisis because of declining membership, risky investments, shrinking reserves and loss of political influence.
MOBILE, Alabama -- Parents and grandparents, take note: The Mobile Symphony has a great freebie available with its Big Red Tickets to Sunday concerts. The program, underwritten by the Alabama Power Foundation, allows children in grades K-12 to attend a Sunday Classics concert at no cost, as long as the child is accompanied by a paying adult.
MOBILE, Alabama-- "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" advertises manicures, makeovers, shopping and more as well as benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile. The shindig is taking place on Thursday, September 18 from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal.
Making their latest stop on a nine-city tour in the state, Common Core education opponents preached to the faithful Friday evening. The tour, sponsored by a coalition of groups, is intended to drum up support for repealing Alabama's participation in the national education standards program.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum, a fixture at 65 Government St. since 1998, could be in financial peril with a recent loss of half of its annual funding. . MOBILE, Alabama - When Jan McKay first accepted the job as executive director of the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in downtown Mobile, she knew that fundraising was needed.
The expected extension of the Export-Import Bank could have an unexpected downside for Boeing: Helping Airbus export aircraft built in Mobile, Ala. After weeks of debate, Congress seemed on Friday to be on the verge of approving a nine-month extension of Ex-Im Bank financing.
MOBILE, Alabama - For two days, attorneys and family members alike listened to jurors practically screaming at each other as they deliberated in the rape and burglary case of Calvin Chambers. Now, Chambers, accused of assaulting an 85-year-old woman near Little Flower Church in midtown Mobile in October 2012, will have to be tried again starting Sept.
The Taste of Mobile is getting a new, smaller, swankier look. Organizers announced it will move to a smaller venue starting next year.
Brian Cuccias , president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents a check for $89,786.90 to James Lowe Jr., president of Bishop State Community College. The money will be used to purchase 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes for the school's welding technology program.
MOBILE, Alabama - Linda and John Breeden are two retired city employees who are hoping something happens that doesn't affect their health care. "I'm worried terribly about it," Linda Breeden, who retired in 2005 after working in the electrical department for 25 years, seven years with traffic engineering.
MOBILE, Alabama -- A plane from Mobile landing at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas was searched Thursday morning and passengers quarantined while an investigation was underway concerning a substance found on the plane. "There was a call for a suspicious substance earlier.
MOBILE, Alabama - The third day of a rape and burglary trial took a shocking twist when the defendant took the stand and said that not only was the sex with his 85-year-old victim consensual, but she paid him for it. "She said if I would be her friend, and make her feel good, she would pay me," Calvin Chambers said on Wednesday in Circuit Judge Rick Stout's courtroom.
St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., photographed Wednesday, Aug., 13, 2014. "We're very pleased to be on the list and to be recognized as one of the best regional universities in the south," Spring Hill College Provost Dr. George Sims told AL.com.
MOBILE, Alabama - A soccer complex and aquatic center at Interstates 65 and 10 is something that County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood says she supports "conceptually," but wants more information before pursuing it further. Ludgood, who is a split vote on the issue on the three-member Mobile County Commission, said Wednesday that the biggest issue is the cost, which won't be known until a report about the project is completed by Neel-Schaffer Inc. Their work is due Nov. 10. "The most salient features of this have to be the costs and whether or not we can put together the funding for it," Ludgood said.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:15 am
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