Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile premieres PRISM Music’s new church music releases with free concerts

University of Mobile student Abbie Maggio, front, and students from the Alabama School of the Arts at UM lead worship during a concert earlier this year. Two free concerts will be presented April 19-20 by the Alabama School of the Arts, including the premiere of "Rising on the Wind," a book of music for choir, praise teams, church orchestra and worship from PRISM Music Publishing in Nashville, a leading publisher of Christian church music.University of Mobile Music that soon will be performed by church choirs across the nation will be…

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Forum to explore whether downtown Mobile needs more residential real estate

The main entrance of the St. Francis Place condominium complex at 753 St. Francis Street in downtown Mobile is seen Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010. (Press-Register file photo) MOBILE, Alabama — The Downtown Mobile Alliance will hold a symposium on residential real estate Thursday, centering on the question of whether the downtown area need more multi-family homes. The two-hour long session will start at 3 p.m. at the Center for Living Arts followed by a reception. Professionals with backgrounds in real estate market analysis, consulting and financial methods will give presentations…

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Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia hit by storms; shelters open and warnings issued

Damage is left in the wake of a tornado in Ardmore, Alabama, on Monday. Johnny Tribble via AP Severe overnight storms have blown through Alabama, where authorities in Jacksonville say several shelters have opened, local schools have closed and more help is needed at a university where storms caused major damage. The Calhoun County Emergency Management Office said it was working to get emergency crews into storm-damaged areas after powerful storms struck Jacksonville State University and nearby areas. School officials said major damage was done to the roof of the…

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The city of Prichard feels left out of funding for improvement projects from BP oil spill money

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) – Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner said his city was left out of funding for improvement projects along the Gulf Coast. This comes after Alabama state leaders made their recommendations to fund projects with money from penalties resulting from the BP Oil Spill. Last week the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million. Prichard city leaders had hoped money for drainage and sewer infrastructure improvements on West Turner Road and Lovejoy Loop would be a…

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The city of Prichard feels left out of funding for improvement projects from BP oil spill money

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) – Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner said his city was left out of funding for improvement projects along the Gulf Coast. This comes after Alabama state leaders made their recommendations to fund projects with money from penalties resulting from the BP Oil Spill. Last week the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million. Prichard city leaders had hoped money for drainage and sewer infrastructure improvements on West Turner Road and Lovejoy Loop would be a…

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