The Associated Press set up its Mobile bureau inside the Press Register building on Sept. 1, 1945.
According to the Press Register, this was was the first time any news service had assigned a full-time staff in South Alabama.
If true, that seems amazing since the news service had been around since 1848.
In the years after World War II, the newspaper came to depend on the AP and other news services for reports on national and international events.
In recent years, the AP's revenue has suffered along with that of its member newspapers. In the past five years, as newspaper revenues have fallen by 40 to 50 percent, AP has reduced its rates by the same amount.” The news agency had millions of dollars of bank debt.