Sandy Stimpson News & Articles

COVID-19 Is Exposing Ugly Truths

By Clete Wetli on April 30, 2020 | Opinion

The sheer volume of infections, deaths, and related statistics associated with this crisis are nightmarish and unfathomable. What’s worse is that it’s highly likely that much has gone unreported and uncounted.

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Mayor Stimpson Releases Statement On Mobile Police Officers Actions Towards Homeless

By Brent Wilson on December 31, 2019

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has issued a statement through Twitter for the actions of two Mobile Police Officers, Preston McGraw and Alexandre…

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Mobile Air Passenger Traffic Grows

By David Preston on November 6, 2019

Mobile Airport passenger traffic grew almost 7.4% in the fiscal year 2019 over the fiscal year 2018. This growth rate is double their normal growth rate for Mobile and over three times the projected…

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Carnival Cruise Line Extends Its Stay In Mobile

By David Preston on October 15, 2019

On Monday, October 14th, officials with Carnival Cruise Line and the city of Mobile agreed to a 3-year extension to keep the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in Mobile through November of 2022. In 2015,…

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Mobile Airbus Plant Avoids Impact From Trump Tariffs

By David Preston on October 3, 2019

The U.S. Government has spared a Mobile, AL plant from the impact of tariffs against the European planemaker.

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Mobile Mayor and Community Coming Together On Civic Center

By David Preston on September 27, 2019 | Opinion

The Mayor of Mobile is finally listening to the people. On Wednesday, Sept. 18th, Mayor Stimpson unveiled a ‘Plan B’ proposal for…

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Airbus: ‘Hard’ To Invest In Mobile During Trade War

By David Preston on September 16, 2019

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Canadian aviation news and information site FliegetFaust reported that government officials from Mobile and Baldwin County toured the Airbus A220 manufacturing facility at Mirabel, Canada. Mobile City Councilman…

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To Mobile Leadership: Stop Fighting And Get To Work

By David Preston on September 7, 2019 | Opinion

When the City Council and the Mayor fight, it’s the citizens that end up the ultimate losers.  In December of 2018, Mayor Sandy Stimpson Continue To Article

Airbus Is As American As Apple Pie, President Trump

By David Preston on August 1, 2019 | Opinion

If you have ever used the phrase ‘As American as apple pie’ to describe something as uniquely American, well you are probably right in ways that you didn’t realize and wrong in your intended use….

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Let’s Take A Step Back On The Civic Center, Mobile

By David Preston on July 29, 2019 | Opinion

Since joining, I have written several times about the ongoing saga that is the re-development of the Mobile Civic Center property. I’m sure this piece will not be the last time I write…

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