Emmett Burnett

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What You Didn’t Know About NoMo

Pump that Saved Chickasaw Visitors do double takes driving past Chickasaw’s monument to a pump engine. But folks here are proud of the candy-apple red, minivan-sized 40-ton...

Superlatives of 2015

Most Shocking Hat Trick (And no, we’re not talking U.S. Women’s World Cup here.) He was hair today, ...

The Pros of Joe

Alan Anderson vividly remembers the day crowds stood outside Serda’s Coffee Company on Royal Street. Police contained curious masses, but barista Alan was concerned: He had to make...

Behind the Masks

Lights flood the stadium, and spectators adorned in their team’s colors cheer from the crowded seats. It’s halftime, and the football players have retreated into the locker...

Once Lost, Now Found

Imagine every “lost-and-found” box you’ve ever dug through while searching for those misplaced sunglasses or car keys. Places such as school gyms, bus stations, mall stores or...

The Land of Aloha?

“Aloha” means “hello, ” and it means “goodbye.” So does that mean Hawaiians aren’t sure whether they’re coming or going? I don’t know. But I do know that every year,...

Mobile's Most Fascinating

Teacher’s Pets Eccentric Artist “Art is what you want it to be, ” says native Mobilian artist Lucy Gafford, left. “I paint realistically, and I paint...

Reach for the Sky

As a child growing up in Mobile, Catherine Hicks watched Pixar’s “Toy Story, ” never considering she would one day help make one of its sequels. The St....

Unexpected Eats: Baldwin County Edition

Grits -N- Gravy     Nestled in the heart of downtown Elberta awaits a little house with enormous biscuits and handcrafted French toast. The diner, Grits -N- Gravy, began with...

Art for the Ages

October 1964: Dr. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ringo Starr passes his driver’s license test, and a Mobile art gallery turns museum. Fast-forward 50...

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