Auburn's oyster farming research finds new importance after oil spill
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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- October 18, 2010 --
Is it oyster farming or oyster ranching? Either way, scientists at Auburn University’s Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island found that their work had taken on new relevance as the summer’s oil spill unfolded... more

Oil-Delayed Oyster Reef Project Restarts

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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- September 4, 2010 --
A $2.9 million project to halt coastline erosion and create a 1.5-mile-long “living shoreline” got back on track Friday after a four-month delay caused by the Gulf oil spill... more

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 -- Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., was awarded on Aug. 25 a $8,619,510 firm-fixed-price contract... click here to read more

Fishing again: Recreational fishermen return to Cedar Point Pier
after a summer away

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CEDAR POINT, Ala. -- Sunday, August 15, 2010 --
He sliced open the first fish that he caught Saturday morning, examining the meat. "I wanted to see it for myself," Stacy Dalton said. "I wanted to make sure the fish was OK..." click here to read more

Bayou La Batre teams with ExxonMobil for Student Internship Program

Program has provided more than $300,000 for Alabama interns
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — August 11, 2010 — This week marks the successful completion of Bayou La Batre’s first-ever college student internship program. The ExxonMobil Foundation’s Community Summer Jobs Program partnered with the city to offer four college students $2,500 each during an 8-week summer internship with Bayou La Batre City Hall... click here to read more

Cement plug on oil well secure, says BP
The Associated Press

Sunday, August 8, 2010 -- BP says the cement sealing the busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has hardened as crews prepare for the final phase of drilling a relief well... click here to read more

IRS Opens Dedicated Phone Line for Gulf Oil Spill Victims


The Internal Revenue Service announced a special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill... click here to read more

For official Internal Revenue Service statement, click here



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y 20, 2010 - Dear Business Owner:
The Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce has been asked to help collect information from businesses in South Mobile County regarding the economic impact of the recent BP Oil Spill... click here to read more


MOBILE, Ala. -- July 15, 2010 A BP official said oil stopped flowing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:25 p.m. as testing began on a cap over the leak, the first time since the spill began in April... click here to read more

Support Gulf fishing families: by our readers
ANNISTON, Ala -- Jul 13, 2010 -- As state representative for the people of south Mobile County and a lifetime resident of Bayou La Batre, I ask Alabamians to support Gulf Coast fishing families whose livelihoods are compromised as millions of gallons of oil continue to pour into the Gulf of here to read more

Dr. Regina Benjamin in Bayou La Batre
(WALA) - U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin is in Bayou La Batre, to discuss with community residents, workers and responders, as well as local officials, the mental health and public health aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill... click here to read more

Vessels of Opportunity Program Changes and Effects

Bayou La Batre, Ala. - July 8, 2010
Following is a brief note to inform the media that yesterday the City of Bayou La Batre held a meeting with representatives from the Alabama Seafood Association, the Vietnamese Seafood Alliance... click here to read more

Gov. Bob Riley and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Tour Waters from
Bayou La Batre, Ala. – July 1, 2010
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BP Pledges to Hire Locals
MOBILE, Ala. -- June 11, 2010 --
Beginning Saturday, BP PLC has agreed to stop using boats registered to out-of-state residents in the Vessels of Opportunity program in the waters surrounding Bayou La Batre, State Rep. Spencer Collier said today.
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Community Poised for Business

Bayou La Batre, Ala. – June 10, 2010 – Mayor of Bayou La Batre, Stan Wright, today announced the launch of the city’s website,  Amid the oil crisis, the city is open for business and chock full of human and natural resources.
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Bayou La Batre Breaks Ground on
By-Product Processing Facility

Eco-friendly Facility to Serve Many Industries and Provide Jobs
Bayou La Batre, Ala. – May 27, 2010

Members of the Gulf Coast Agricultural and Seafood Co-op, along with elected officials and guests, break ground today on an eco-friendly seafood by-product processing facility that will ultimately provide products for commercial application to the fertilizer, poultry and pharmaceutical industries.
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