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JACK WEATHERLY — Mobile: not all sleepy time down South

We are driving through southeast Mississippi, heading toward Mobile. Richton is a sleepy little town whose underground salt dome was to be the site of the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve. That didn’t happen.  A fighter jet escorts us as it swoops and loops overhead when we enter Alabama at Wilmer. Other than  maybe an imagined whiff of jet fuel, the ...

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First Airbus jet made in US undergoes successful flight test

MOBILE, Ala. — European aircraft maker Airbus conducted the inaugural test flight on its first U.S.-made jetliner Monday, calling the exercise a success after the plane flew for hours over the Gulf of Mexico. The A321 passenger jet took off and landed at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, site of the company’s new plant near downtown Mobile, Alabama. The three-hour flight ...

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Oil rig repairer files bankruptcy, aims to end worker suits

JACKSON — Oil rig repairer Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company blames a downturn in oil exploration, combined with millions it could owe to Indian guest workers suing the company. The Retirement Systems of Alabama, a public pension system that already owned a minority of the company and was a lender, has ...

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TODD SMITH: Publishers are driving a mobile first culture

Publishers are pushing their reporters and other staff to think mobile-first in today’s media world. Recently, The New York Times said that it would temporarily bar employees, both inside and outside editorial, from accessing its desktop homepage while at the newspaper’s New York City headquarters. The thinking: With 47 percent of time spent with NYT’s digital content coming from mobile, ...

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Coast Guard IDs 3rd victim in deadly sailboat disaster

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Authorities have identified the third person killed when a powerful storm struck a sailboat race on the Alabama coast. The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that the body of 67-year-old William Glenn Massey of Daphne was found near a gas platform in Mobile Bay. An angler spotted the body Tuesday and notified officials. Massey is the ...

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Williams joins team

The Floor Trader has welcomed Eric Williams to the sales team of the Floor Trader of Mobile, Ala. He is originally from Birmingham, Ala., and has worked in areas of retail operations, loss prevention and inventory control for the past 14 years. Williams is married with four children.

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