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Tag: January 2012

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...

Break out the Bubbly

It’s prime time for partaking in a bit of bubbly. Most folks toast with a glassful to ring in the new year. Then, a flurry of other festive...

Treasured Jewels

Lisa Cortese has a background in interior design, but her jewelry business grew out of her love of travel. Wherever she and husband Skip went, Lisa...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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