MCPSS mix-up causes controversy over school rental policies

Mobile County Public School System logo. (WALA) MOBILE, AL (WALA) – The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) is in the for-profit business of renting out its facilities, but one local business owner worried she was almost overcharged. So FOX10 News Investigates worked to get some answers. The owner of a dance studio in west Mobile, Kallie Etheridge, of Kallie’s Cheer and Gymnastics, said two different school officials told her two different prices for the rental of the same building – the Davidson High School Auditorium. It was a mix-up…

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Comcast launching gigabit service in Mobile area

Gigabit Internet service requires a compatible modem, such as a Comcast Xfinity XFi Advanced Gateway. (Comcast) Comcast is bringing gigabit Internet service to Mobile-area customers starting in late May, the company announced Monday. According to information released by the company, the one-gigabit-per-second speed will be "among the fastest and most widely available in the area." At least one other provider, AT&T, already offers gigabit service to some customers in the city. Comcast says that a gigabit connection allows a customer to download a music album in two seconds or an…

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What makes Dubai’s real estate market of today so different from 2008

Despite the rush of recent property launches, Dubai real estate witnessed a 46 per cent crash in off-plan sales by value in the first quarter, according to Reidin-GCP. Antonie Robertson / The National In September 2008 the first Dubai off-plan property boom came to a sudden stop with the arrival of the global financial crisis. This proved a double whammy for the local economy that was rescued by a $20 billion emergency package from Abu Dhabi later the following year. This year a similar, though much smaller and shorter, second…

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