In the School Zone: A year of learning without textbooks
Welcome to the School Zone column, which is published every Thursday. My goal is to provide a snapshot of what's happening in the schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Why is school starting so early? Well, it's all about the holidays
MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile County's public schools open on Thursday, Aug. 7. That's eight days of summer left for the 59,000 students who attend the 89 schools in the district.
'You're shooting yourself in the foot,' gun shop owner says of modular shotgun 'silencer'
The Salvo 12 is a modular, multi-role suppressor that can be lengthened or shortened, according to Guns.com.
Mobile based Infirmary Health System Inc., two IHS-affiliated clinics and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying or receiving financial inducements in connection with claims to the Medicare program, according to the U.S. Justice ... (more)
Men have a right and a role in the abortion issue: opinion
Pro-life protesters pray during a abortion protest outside Huntsville's Alabama Women's Center For Reproductive Alternatives in 2012.
Back-to-school sales tax holiday is Aug. 1-3
MOBILE, Alabama -- Parents, mark your calendars: The state's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is the first weekend of August.
Defiant Jockisch Gets 10 Years on Charge of Traveling to have Sex with Girl
Defiant former Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a conviction of traveling to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Alabaster school district hires financial officer following departure of 'A-Team' member
Alabaster City Schools' new chief financial officer, Linda Agee, at left, talks with Sarita Tapscott, who is leaving the job to take a similar role in Muscle Shoals, following the Alabaster Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Saraland school board taps Stokely to lead elementary school
The Saraland City Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Stan Stokely as its new elementary school principal on Monday, replacing Chris Tangle.
'America Unplugged' goes off the grid with Saraland man on Thursday
Mark Patrick, 52, of Saraland says self-sufficiency can be a source of hope during troubled times.