Student reporter Hannah Jones



Mobilians can get their grub on this week with a movable feast.

The Bay Bites Food Truck Festival is back in the port city with unique food and craft beer options. The festival will be hosted at Cooper Riverside Park tomorrow night from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music from Symone French and the Trouille Troupe and Harrison McInnis. The Mobile Bay Keeper hosts this event annually to raise money to test local swim sites for bacteria.  

West Alabama Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is a finalist for the 2021 Chamber of the Year Award.

This honor recognizes the best of close to 2,000 chambers of commerce across North America. It is presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The award is based on organizational management, membership finances and community impact.  

Jim Page is the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. He said the chamber’s proactivity and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic secured their finalist spot.   

APR's Lynn Oldshue


Relief is coming to Alabamians still dealing with the aftermath of tornadoes that hit in March. Five people were killed when twisters hit the town of Ohatchee.

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama hosted a drive-thru food distribution for over 700 families in Shelby County July 8. They provided households with boxes of non-perishable goods and fresh produce.  

Mario Dorsey is the Retail Coordinator for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. He said anyone ever in need of additional food is always welcome.  


Even though the 4th of July weekend has come and gone, some people may still be playing with fire.  

The Alabama Forestry Commission urges everyone to practice safety when around leftover fireworks and charcoal grills. Despite the wet summer, cookouts and fireworks still increase the chances of wildfires.      

Brad Lang is the State Training and Safety Director for the Commission. He said it is important for landowners to be aware of weather conditions and be alert when shooting fireworks or using charcoal grills.