Bay Briefs

Former MHB staffer target of $485,000 email scam

The Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners (MHB) dealt with a cybersecurity breach earlier this year, a city spokesman has confirmed. The breach involved a “senior staff member” and a “significant financial transaction,” George...

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State officials: Reopening Searcy too expensive

Contrary to rumors over the past few years, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) says it has no plans to utilize the former campus of Searcy Hospital, the state-owned psychiatric facility in Mount Vernon abandoned six...

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Council president lawsuit costs city thousands

The city spent more than $4,000 defending a lawsuit over the council’s failure to elect a president. Records from City Clerk Lisa Carroll-Lambert’s office show that council attorney Wanda Cochran was paid $4,005 defending the...

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Impact of Dollar General Bowl examined

The city’s contribution to the Dollar General Bowl has increased since Mobile first reached an agreement to host the game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, but some question if the game featuring participants from the Mid America...

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