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50 things You Didn’t Know About the Port City

1Hail to the Chief. Mobile’s first five mayors were called presidents. They were appointed, not elected.2More presidents, more hail. Five U.S. Heads of State — Theodore Roosevelt,...

Old Iron

For the agriculturally inclined, there must be something almost tender and seductive about restoring antique tractors. It has to be better than my own fantasies about my first...

Mind, Body, Soul

MindThese sages and scientists have devoted their skills and knowledge to the wholeness of others.More Than Words • Linda ColcloughSometimes people in pain need a creative outlet to process...

Reviving Songs of the Civil War

The Satsuma-based string band Kracker Dan dresses in flamboyant Civil War-era clothes and plays old-time tunes, some of which listeners may recognize from childhood. However, don't write...

House Lift

Bill Youngblood always knew he wanted to take on the challenge of moving a house. So, when a historic Spring Hill place went up for sale at a...

The Family Business

CorteLoyal to the LandFred Corte keeps busy farming these days, despite saying once that he had plans to retire. The Corte family legacy spurs this Baldwin County man...

A Valentine to Mobile

The city's rich heritage inspires an award-winning author's heartfelt love letter.We love you, Mobile. We love majestic oak trees on Government Street, hot summer nights at BayBears...

Spotlight on Stephen Toomey

Stephen Toomey sells fun. His store, Toomey's Mardi Gras, deals in a magnificent array of colorful beads, masks and other glittering carnival paraphernalia. Stephen's parents, ...

Spirit of the South

CAPTURING OUR WORLDThere are photographers who are technicians, who can competently “get the shot, ” who are motivated purely by skill, a good “eye, ” and what...

Bygone Best

1992Best job in townSome suggestions for prime employment were: manager of the new convention center or Fred Whiddon’s job as president of the University of South Alabama.Best new product...

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