Mobile Bay's Top 15 Stories of 2015

Photo by Kathy Hicks 

Guiding Light, ” January 2015
One of the area’s brightest beacons, Middle Bay Lighthouse, is one of the most recognizable symbols of our local waterways. Historic preservationists, while all in agreement on the importance of its maintenance, have differing opinions on where it should stand. Architectural historian John S. Sledge sheds light on the continued debate. Text by John Sledge

The Ultimate Mobile Bay Bucket List, ” January 2015
We challenge you to love Mobile. To support it, embrace it and take advantage of everything it has to offer. This list of 40 bucket-list-worthy activities is a good place to start. Text by Abby Parrott

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Good Ole Lucy, ” February 2015
The true story of one remarkable dog’s unlikely survival in the Delta. Text by Watt Key

A Night at Middle Bay Lighthouse, ” February 2015
An overnight camping trip turns, once again, into a harrowing tale of adventure – this time in a rickety old cottage right in the middle of Mobile Bay. Text by Watt Key

Ranch-Style Revival, ” March 2015
Designer Brittany Fleming remodels her fixer-upper into the perfect starter home full of wow factor. Text by Mallory Boykin

Photo by Chad Riley


Best of the West, ” April 2015
The upscale yet laid-back communities of West Mobile bring a cool vibe to the Port City. So journey out west to discover why we love WeMo and you should too! Text by Joshua Givens and Lawren Largue

The Amazing Life of Jessie Taylor, ” June 2015
Meet Jessie Taylor,  the decorated war hero, artist and bodyguard to Elvis Presley. Text by Breck Pappas

If Walls Could Talk, ” June 2015
A home on Point Clear’s boardwalk boasts a history of fast adventures, famous guests and a friendly ghost. Text by Frye Gaillard 

“A Paddler's Paradise: Part I and Part II, ” August and September 2015
It's easy to take our proximity to the waterfront for granted. We are fortunate enough to have Mobile Bay and The Gulf of Mexico right at our fingertips, with so many different rivers, bays and creeks flowing from all directions in between. Here are 5 (and 5 more) paddling destinations you should know about. Text by Hanlon Walsh

Artists You Should Know, ” September 2015
Get to know a few homegrown assets who add their gifts to the arts scene here and throughout the country. Text by Chelsea Wallace

Let George Do It, ” October 2015
Whether he’s playing polo with princes or sailing the coast in search of shrimp and adventure, George Radcliff is a man who certainly knows how to lead a one-of-a-kind life. Text by Watt Key

That Friday Night, ” October 2015
Exactly 50 years later, players and fans from both sides relive the titanic clash between football powerhouses Murphy and Vigor. Text by Hanlon Walsh

20 Must-Try Local Dishes, ” November 2015
The Butch Burger and Dew Dog are classics, but you can't really call yourself a local until you've tried these other amazing eats. Text by Abby Parrott

Tastemakers: Chef John Besh, ” November 2015
Meridian-born and Slidell-raised, this world-class chef reinvigorates timeless Southern dishes with elegance, nuance and, above all, passion. Text by Bryan Starr

The Amazing Life of Agnes Tennenbaum, ” December 2015
After living through the Holocaust, one of the darkest events of human history, one woman continues to share her story with a cheerful heart. Text by Chelsea Wallace staff

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