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3 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans
At first glance, many of these photographs of Alabama in 1956 suggest the mellow, nostalgic visions of traditional American life that we associate with Norman Rockwell's illustrations or Ronald Reagan's speeches. Look again, and many of the people in these pictures appear clustered near signs announcing "White" or "Colored" that imposed race-based restrictions on their freedom.
7 hrs ago | Alabama Live
MOBILE, Alabama - The price of attending BayFest goes up this Friday. But if you're willing to put in a couple of hours helping to pick up recyclables in the festival areas downtown, you can see the 20th annual BayFest for free.
11 hrs ago | Alabama Live
Specifically, the city - in coordination with SP+ Parking and the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel - has requested a parking validation process be created to ease the situation for businesses within the immediate vicinity of Royal and Dauphin streets. According to a statement released by Stimpson's office, impacted businesses will be contacted directly with details on the temporary parking validation process taking effect.
12 hrs ago | Alabama Live
MOBILE, Alabama -- In the pre-dawn darkness on Sunday a woman woke to find a stranger standing in her bedroom, according to the Mobile Police Department . Around 4 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the reported burglary at a home on Wesley Drive, near the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, according to crime information from the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
13 hrs ago | Alabama Live
MOBILE, Alabama - An explanation on what happened with water supply during Saturday's University of South Alabama football game could come as early as this afternoon before the Ladd-Peebles Stadium board of directors. Board member and former City Council President Reggie Copeland said he has received multiple phone calls since Saturday's game against Mississippi State with questions as to why the shortage of cold, bottled water happened during a game which saw the largest-ever turnout for a Jaguars football game.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:05 pm
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