ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) disappoints and angers citizens in Florence Alabama and St. Florian Alabama

An article by Robert Palmer, Staff Writer for the Times Daily, indicates that ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) disappoints and angers citizens in Florence Alabama and St. Florian Alabama. Read the full article at:



Biloxi, MS. —On Friday, December 15th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Biloxi.  The ships will be docked at Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Boulevard until their departure early Tuesday morning December 19th. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus   and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.50for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 – 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum.

Semmes Alabama Hurricane Nate Damage Report

Semmes Alabama Hurricane Nate Damage Report

City Of Semmes Fire Chief/EMA Director, Kevin Brooks, reports that crews have been surveying the city and police jurisdiction since a little before daybreak this morning and are reporting only minor damage. A downed power line was found in the Coleman Dairy Road area and was reported to Alabama Power. Power outages are scattered – some neighborhoods with power and others without.

Robbery At Game Stop in Semmes

Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Game Stop, 7941 Moffett Road, yesterday evening. The store manager reported the suspect was a 6’1″ B/M, had his face covered with a shirt and was armed with a black pistol. The subject made the manager and two guest in the store go into the bathroom. Cash was taken and a Playstation 4. MCSO continues the investigation.

Semmes Employees Continue Emergency Operations Training

Employees from the City of Semmes Public Works and Semmes Fire Department continue to enhance their Emergency Operations education. Four employees City Of Semmes employees successfully completed the “ALL- Hazards Events,”a three-day Emergency Operations class, at Baldwin County EMA in Robertsdale, AL. on September 26, 27 and 28. The class was attended by Alabama emergency operations personnel from across the state. The class, sponsored by FEMA, was presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station.