Author: Lagniappe

Stimpson re-elected in a landslide, City Council follows

The rematch between Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the man he defeated four years ago turned out not to be much of a contest after all, as the incumbent cruised to a landslide victory and another four years at the Port City’s helm. Stimpson turned out the votes to score a dramatic win over former Mayor Sam Jones, who ran something of a shadow campaign that was short on money and featured few public appearances. Jones also garnered criticism for running what many complained was a campaign based on “identity politics,” with his base of supporters arguing race should be...

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2017 municipal election results (updating)

The polls in the 2017 Mobile municipal election closed at 7 p.m. Refresh this page occasionally for updated results. MAYOR [Final] Stimpson (i) — 27,690 Jones — 17,390 Ely — 103 Thompson — 158 DISTRICT 1 Richardson (i) — 4,632 Hollis — 439 Penn — 1,737 Berens — 171 DISTRICT 3 [Final] Small (i) — 4,138 Chaney — 986 DISTRICT 4 [Final] Williams (i) — 5,138 Martin — 2,151 DISTRICT 5 [Final] Daves (i) — 3,979 McArthur — 937 DISTRICT 6 [Final] Rich (i) — 6,196 Pendleton —...

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Registration open for Alabama Coastal Birdfest

Registration is underway for the 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Oct. 4-7, 2017. BirdFest invites birders from across the United States, Canada, and abroad to enjoy prime bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities on the Alabama Gulf Coast during fall migration. “The birding potential on the Alabama Gulf Coast is phenomenal and fall migration is the best time to enjoy it,” John Borom, event founder, said. “We have boat and walking trips every day to prime spots, including the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Forever Wild Grand Bay Savanna, both of which are recognized for amazing biological diversity. Dauphin Island is considered one...

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Alabama Coastal Cleanup incorporates recycling in 30th anniversary

Alabama Coastal Cleanup, the state’s largest one-day volunteer event, returns for its 30th year on Saturday, Sept. 16. Residents, visitors, individuals and organizations are invited to “get the trash out of the splash” by picking up trash littering Alabama coasts and waterways from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed on foot and on water. An exciting addition to this year’s cleanup will be an effort to incorporate enhanced recycling opportunities for trash collected during the cleanup event. Alabama Coastal Cleanup, with support from Weeks Bay Foundation, Thompson Engineering, and Alabama Coastal Foundation, will partner with the TerraCycle Company...

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Shoe Station to open Mobile distribution center employing 50

SUBMITTED — Alabama-based Shoe Station announced its plans for a major expansion in the City of Mobile on Tuesday. The plans of the Mobile-headquartered retailer include a distribution and online fulfillment center in a substantial warehouse space. “The city of Mobile is a natural fit for such a facility, due to its centralized location to the chain, its proximity to the corporate office and the outlook of the local government towards business,” said Shoe Station President Brent Barkin. “We are located in many cities throughout the southeast, but few have an Administration as focused on growing their city and...

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