Mobile Mayor Sam Jones http://apr.org en Mobile Police Chief Announces Retirement http://apr.org/post/mobile-police-chief-announces-retirement <p>Mobile's police chief is retiring.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Chief Micheal T. Williams announced Wednesday he will step down from the post within 60 days.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Williams is leaving before mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson takes office. Stimpson defeated two-term incumbent Sam Jones on Tuesday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Williams was named police chief in 2010. He's worked for the Mobile Police Department for more than two decades.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:34:09 +0000 The Associated Press 36898 at http://apr.org Mobile Police Chief Announces Retirement Birmingham, Mobile Electing Mayors on Tuesday http://apr.org/post/birmingham-mobile-electing-mayors-tuesday <p>Birmingham and Mobile are both electing mayors on Tuesday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In Birmingham, incumbent William Bell faces four challengers as he seeks his first, full four-year term. Bell originally took office after the felony conviction of former Mayor Larry Langford and then won a shortened term.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bell is being opposed by Kamau Afrika, Patricia Bell, Stephannie Sigler Huey and Adlai Trone in a low-key municipal campaign.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In Mobile, Mayor Sam Jones is being opposed by Sandy Stimpson and Doris Brown.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:57:19 +0000 The Associated Press 36756 at http://apr.org Birmingham, Mobile Electing Mayors on Tuesday Mobile Mayor Skeptical City Will Get Tornado Aid http://apr.org/post/mobile-mayor-skeptical-city-will-get-tornado-aid <P>Mobile Mayor Sam Jones says federal support in the aftermath of two tornadoes that struck the city within the same week might be tough to come by.</P> <P>Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/S6Hqpf) that Jones made the comments to Mobile's city council on Wednesday.</P> <P>The city on Thursday will submit its request, including a damage assessment, to the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency, which will in turn submit it to the state. It will be up to Gov. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:24:04 +0000 The Associated Press 22737 at http://apr.org Mobile Mayor Skeptical City Will Get Tornado Aid