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Mobile's Valentine's Night Massacre

First published in February 1991, Mobile BayA winter hard as the times had Mobile by the collar and a sliver of moon hung in a brilliant night sky...

Fab 40: Michael W. Figures and The Hearins

Michael W. FiguresSenator and Civil Rights LawyerThe flamboyant lawyer was a man of many firsts. In 1972 he was one of the first four blacks to graduate from the...

Fab 40: Hank Aaron and Jimmy Buffett

Hank AaronHomerun King and Member of Baseball’s Hall of FameHenry Louis “Hank” Aaron, widely considered one of the world’s greatest baseball players (in 1999, editors at The...

Fab 40: Jay Pollack Altmayer and Regina Benjamin

Jay Pollack AltmayerDeveloper and Philanthropist The late Jay Pollack Altmayer was one of the largest landowners in Mobile County. Known as “J.P., ” Altmayer helped build Bel Air Mall....

Making Sweet Music

It was a boat that led Glenn deGruy, above, to his current profession. In 1969, the Mobile native repaired a 32-foot wooden ketch sailboat in Pass...

Fab 40: Jim Busby and Casi Callaway

Jim BusbyInnovator and EntrepreneurJim Busby founded technology companies Quality Micro Systems (QMS) and CentraLite Systems. Under his leadership, QMS was one of the pioneers of the laser printing...

ELVIS! The Early Years

Even the legendary Elvis Aaron Presley paid his dues as a struggling young musician. In early May of 1955, Elvis and 25 other artists, billed as “Hank Snow and...

Ask McGehee: Historic Marker at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets

From 1907 until 1952, Alabama’s oldest Jewish congregation worshipped in a temple located at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets. However, this was the congregation’s...

Mobile Americana

I first heard Kathryn Scheldt in a little oak-shaded chapel in Mobile. The late autumn sun slanted through the windows, as she sang of hope and mercy and...

Sailing the Dream

A rising sun wakes the sailors aboard their chartered catamaran. The aroma of coffee brewing floats on the ocean breeze. In the cockpit, skipper Ty Cobb savors a...

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