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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...

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...

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...

The Gift of the Arts

It was Dec. 21, 1965, only four days before Christmas closed the city for a day of much-needed holiday cheer. At 8:15 p.m., the curtain...

Small-Town Joy

For Congressman Jo Bonner and his wife, Janée, it takes a village — literally — to decorate for the holidays. The annual project of erecting what...

Ask McGehee: How has Santa Claus visited Mobile in the past?

Throughout the 19th century Santa developed from the Dutch tradition of a “jolly old elf” to the robust, bearded man described by political cartoonist Thomas Nast. And,...

Mobile Bay’s 2011 Class of Forty Under 40

Patrick W. Bussey III, 34 President, Bussey Capital Management LLC Education B.S. in Finance, University of Alabama Spouse Amanda Ellis Bussey Children Finn, 2 Hobbies I enjoy spending time with family, saltwater fishing, personal...

Pickling a Pickled Pepper

There was a time when most every home had a pantry lined with brightly colored Ball jars. Before refrigeration, people relied on canning to preserve rations that...

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