Mobile Bay's Top 14 Stories of 2014

The Sixties, ” January 2014
Let’s look back to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Follow us on a sentimental journey through the decade of cultural revolution. We were far out, baby. Text by Emmett Burnett

Fallen Doves, ” February 2014
Prostitutes arrived in the Port City with the very first settlers and thrived openly (and behind closed doors). Here, a brief look at Mobile’s scandalous past. Text by David E. Alsobrook

A Kid's Life, ” April 2014
Here’s why growing up in the wonderland called Lower Alabama makes for the ultimate childhood.

Graciousness and Gusto, ” April 2014
Jean Stimpson shares thoughts on family, faith and raising up generations of strong women. The small-town girl turned first lady of Mobile genuinely lives up to her grandmother name – as down-to-earth and sweet as “Honey.” Text by Elyzabeth Wilder

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Back Roads to the Beach, ” May 2014
While en route to our beautiful Gulf this summer, detour away from the tourist traffic to enjoy the bounties off the beaten path. Meander through rural Daphne, Fairhope, Magnolia Springs and Bon Secour on this scenic drive. Text by Christy Dobson Reid

Three knockout wharves each embody a different type of waterfront living. 

Photo by Chad Riley


A Swamp Writer's Guide to the Delta, ” June 2014
In the finale of the Swamp Writer series, Watt Key shares the eight quintessential adventures every swamp explorer should experience when making the trip into the wild. Text by Watt Key

Bygone Structures, ” June 2014
Noted preservationist John Sledge remembers 10 marvelous buildings that Mobile has lost to time, progress and natural disaster. Text by John S. Sledge

Touched by Art, ” July 2014
Despite his blindness, a Daphne painter uses his keen tactile skills and optimistic determination to produce memorable works of art. Text by Adrian Hoff

Decked Out, ” July 2014
Though miles apart in their charming waterfront towns, three local families’ awe-inspiring wharves showcase the best that coastal living has to offer – no matter which side of the Bay the dock sits.
Text by Haley Potts

An August Dawn Remembered, ” August 2014
In commemoration of the anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, take a look back at the epic Civil War showdown that helped turn the tide of American naval history. Text by John S. Sledge

Opposites Attack, ” August 2014
We asked both an Alabama fan and an Auburn fan to give us a totally reasonable, completely unbiased opinion on the state of their respective rivals. Text by Ellis Metz and Bradley N. Stephens

Passport to Flavor, ” October 2014
Allow your taste buds the luxury of globetrotting around the Bay area enjoying the mouthwatering fare of Europe, Asia and Central America. A culinary adventure is just around the corner. Text by Jill Clair Gentry

The Mulligan Brothers, ” October 2014
Storytelling takes the stage as Mobile’s most promising up-and-coming band melds bittersweet lyrics with comforting Americana/folk melodies. Text by Haley Potts

Unexpected Eats: Baldwin County Edition, ” November 2014
Explore the best-kept culinary secrets from the Eastern Shore to Gulf Shores, and Silverhill to Robertsdale. Let the journey begin. Text by Emmett Burnett staff

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