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Broken But Not Forgotten

Alabama’s public education system was born at Barton Academy along Government Street in January of 1839. The Greek Revival building, which was first proposed in 1830,...

Roadside Attractions

On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again.” Me too, Willie! And this time, the road leads to Baldwin County,...

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...

Port City (Trivial) Pursuit

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...

Restaurant Review: Old 27 Grill

William Stitt is counting on 27 to be his lucky number. His new restaurant, Old 27 Grill, is on old County Road 27 (now state Highway 181)....

A Toast to Trader’s

A weathered, wooden, geodesic dome hangout quietly stands on the western edge of the Apalachee River. Trader’s, with its wrap-around balcony, pier-prowling pussycats and...

Sandwich Shopping

John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was a man of many great accomplishments, most notably inventing the sandwich. Nowadays, sandwiches still gather fame through name.And...

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,...

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, ...

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