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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...

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...

Good to the Last Drop

In a bygone era before the automatic bean grinders, electric coffee percolators and Starbucks’ steamed half-caf latte concoctions, the black brew was more luxury than commodity....

Iron Men

What a game it would be. If the Fountain of Youth could be discovered behind the spigot of a Gatorade cooler, the bronze suddenly shaken from old...

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...

Then & Now By The Numbers

Click here for the full report! Timothy Borland and Ellis Metz

A Doggone Good Time

I realized a few weeks ago that my dog no longer sports the trim figure I remembered from his youth. The Red Dog used to be an alert little...

Ask McGehee: Magnolia Manor

 In June 1931, the homeowner, local defense attorney Foster Kirksey Hale Jr., was gunned down by his former mistress in his St. Michael Street office. “Two...

Tunnel Vision

Because it is submerged, the Bankhead Tunnel may not seem like a massive structure. But the tunnel, with  its $4 million price tag, was definitely Mobile’s...

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