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Spotlight on Jason Smith

The Gulf Coast’s finicky weather may be a challenge to predict, but Jason Smith takes the high pressure in stride. The native Mobilian, who graduated from Ole...

Taking Shape

Wm. Coleman Mills has always been able to draw, but it took a while for his artistic ambition to mature. As a child, he regarded art as...

Spotlight on Melvin Shepard

 Some people describe Melvin Shepard as a two-legged fish. Others call him a water baby. The aquatic coordinator for the city of Orange Beach simply says, “I love...

Lacrosse

A series of fortunate events brought lacrosse to lower Alabama. Only four years ago, the sport was practically nonexistent in our area. Now, the fledgling Lower Alabama...

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...

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, ...

Easy Riders

Dressed in old-fashioned tweed and argyle, the members of Mobilians on Bikes gather outside at the Oakleigh Garden District’s Cream and Sugar. They arrive on 10-speeds and clunkers,...

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