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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
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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...

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....


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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