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Former USA President Gordon Moulton dies at 73
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Gordon Moulton, whose 47-year career at the University of South Alabama began with a faculty position in the College of Business and ended when he retired earlier this summer after 15 years as President, died today at the age of 73. ...
Saraland ordered to respond to Creola annexation petition
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Mobile County's smallest municipality may be on the path to dissolution after 143 residents of Creola successfully petitioned the probate court to begin annexation proceedings into the city of Saraland. If the Saraland City Council passes a willingness ordinance before Oct. 28, Creola has been ordered by the court to hold an election within the next three months ...
And then there were two in District 2 City Council runoff
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
After the August municipal election, most of Mobile's city leaders were set, but there remains only one position still up for grabs ' District 2 City Council.

The two can...
Local schools prepare for robotics competition
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
In preparation for the Jubilee BEST robotics tournament set for Oct. 5 at the Mitchell Center, middle and high school students from local schools will test their designs at Bel Air Mall Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. ' 4 p.m. right inside the doors of the mall entrance near Target. ...
Stimpson appoints Ricardo Woods as city attorney
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
On Sept. 26 Stimpson announced Ricardo A. Woods would be serving as his city attorney. Woods will fill the spot currently held by Mayor Sam Jones' longtime city attorney Larry Wettermark....
Byrne and Young top the District 1 Congressional field
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Dean Young, a south Baldwin County Tea Party conservative who was trounced in congressional primaries against incumbent Jo Bonner in 2012, suddenly looks like a viable candidate less than one...
Brett Dungan elected mayor of Bayou la Batre
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Six months and 23 days after its last mayor was removed from office because of a felony corruption conviction Bayou la Batre elected someone to fulfill his term. Retired ship builder Brett Dungan beat former city councilman and truck driver Henry Barnes in a runoff election Sept. 24 by a preliminary vote of 297-233. He is expected to be sworn-in before the end of the month....
Council waives BayBears' rent and approves employee raises in budget
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Little was changed from the city of Mobile's current budget to next year's, but during the Sept. 24 City Council meeting several ideas were thrown around including giving raises to the council and mayor and abandoning across-the-board employee raises to increase payments to some retirees....
Council Traditional School receives DOE’s highest honor
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
On Sept. 24 the U.S. Department of Education named the 286 schools in the nation, which earned their designation of a Blue Ribbon School. Six schools were selected in Alabama, of which only one was in Mobile County ' Council Traditional School, an elementary school near downtown....
County passes budget in two-to-one vote, no raises for employees
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
With only two Mobile County Commissioners voting in favor of the 2014 Fiscal Year Budget Sept. 23, the employees will still receive the same money they do now, but can see costs increase in health insurance. ...
A primary primer: a look at the candidates for Alabama's District 1
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
A look at the candidates for Jo Bonner's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. ...
Sources suggest city overpaid roughly a half-million for LED lights
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
After talking with six companies that sell the specific kind of street light purchased by the city of Mobile in 2011 using federal grant money, it appears the city overpaid by nearly $500 per light....
Could a bayside park become reality?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
'This is the city by the bay. Who would know?' said the 64-year-old as he sat at his computer sending yet another email ' one of hundreds since his conservation effort began last summer. ...
MPD records reveal travelers, say Explorers program in 'complete disarray'
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
An initial review of 6,000 Mobile Police Department documents concerning its Police Explorers program has yielded information requested since the beginning of the year that the department has previously claimed it did not have, as well as a 2011 internal analysis of the program that found it to be 'in complete disarray.'...
Ten congressional candidates debate a week before primary
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
A multi-party debate hosted by St. Paul's Episcopal School nurtured lively differences in opinion between the Republicans and Democrats on the stage...
Judge tosses pipeline company's condemnation lawsuit
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Less than a week after a hearing between Plains Southcap and Mobile Area Water and Sewer System, Mobile Probate Judge Don Davis issued a ruling on Sept. 17....
Congressional candidates find contributors nationwide (map)
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Some congressional candidates for Alabama's District 1 are receiving campaign contributions from far and wide while others are counting on more local support, according to a geographical analysis of reports filed with the Federal Election Commission last week. ...
Colby Cooper named Stimpson's chief of staff
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson began putting together the personality of his new administration Sept. 17 when he announced his new chief of staff 'perhaps his most important appointment....
City, SMG strike deal on Saenger management
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
The show must go on and thanks to a Mobile City Council vote on Sept. 17 it will indeed at the Saenger Theater. ...
County employees pushing for pay raises
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
Working full time for a governmental agency should provide enough to support a family, but hundreds of Mobile County employees said on Sept. 16 that's far from the truth. ...
Former USA President Gordon Moulton dies at 73
By Gabe Tynes
Saraland ordered to respond to Creola annexation petition
By Gabriel Tynes
Stimpson appoints Ricardo Woods as city attorney
By Katie Nichols
Byrne and Young top the District 1 Congressional field
By Gabe Tynes
Brett Dungan elected mayor of Bayou la Batre
By Gabriel Tynes
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From Commentary

What should be Mayor-elect Stimpson's top priority?

Examining the budget.
Evaluating city employees.
Addressing public safety issues.
Improving infrastructure.
Free fish plates.

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