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A Six Pack of Top 10s

David Bagwell's Top 10 Local Characters * A “character” is hard to define, but like Justice Potter Stewart explained obscenity, we know it when we...

Does Mobile Really Have “The Original Mardi Gras,” Or Not?

Dive into the history to see if this common claim is true, false or somewhere in between.

Ask McGehee: The former Higgins Mortuary

The building had a storied past as both a social club and a mortuary. One of the most well-respected funeral homes, Higgins Mortuary, had a long...

Port City (Trivial) Pursuit – The Answers

1. Legend has it the Copeland outlaw gang buried ____________________ in water-proof kegs in Wragg Swamp, the name of the area where Bel Air Mall is located...

The Bridges of Mobile County

Mobile is a watery place. Besides Mobile Bay and the Mobile River Delta, which constitute the county’s eastern border, and the Mississippi Sound, its southern,...

Boomerangers

Nathan Cox Owner and President, Bellator Real Estate and Development, Inc. Nathan Cox’s future was quite bright long before he became the president of...

Spotlight on Courtland Barker

It’s not easy being Courtland Barker. You try commanding 125 teenagers.  It takes leadership; it takes focus. It takes a drum major. LeFlore director of bands Michael Standifer...

Sky High

The newly refurbished and renamed RSA-BankTrust Building at 107 St. Francis St. is an address with an impressive history. Originally the site of the U.S. Customs House and...

What’s in a Nickname?

The Campground After the Civil War Union troops occupied Mobile for several years, many of the units were  composed of so-called “colored” soldiers, often ex-slaves...

Simply the Best (and Sometimes the Worst) of 2011

Best Bachelor/Bachelorette Both seasons of CMT’s “Sweet Home Alabama” gave America a glimpse at Southern courtship – reality television style. It also supplied some pretty funny clips to talk about...

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