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Dauphin Island Revival

Dauphin Island is a land of piney woods, saltwater waves, a Civil War fort and zero Burger Kings. Here, there are no high-rise condos. In fact,...

Ten Years Gone

The embossed leather and brass fire helmet, above, similar in design to those worn by many fire fighters, belonged to a retired captain from Engine Company...

The Art of a Local Masterpiece

Art, maybe better than anything else on this planet, manifests itself in every shape, every size and every medium. Plato argued that artistic inspiration came not...

Spotlight on Vladimir Novikov

On his odyssey from Almaty, Kazakhstan (formerly part of the Soviet Union) to Planet Gymanstics in Mobile, Vladimir Novikov seized an Olympic gold medal. He’s a former...

Spotlight on Pam McRae

When Pam McRae’s daughter made the Azalea Trail Court, the proud mother had no idea how her life would change. Thirty years later, she is still sewing...

Ask McGehee: “Dixey” Shipwreck

“Dixey” is the correct spelling. It comes from an ill-fated clipper ship, the Robert H. Dixey, which was launched from Boston in 1855. The ship was...

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...

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...

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...

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