IT’S OFFICIALLY NAPPIE TIME! We counted, counted and counted again! With thousands of votes cast in the 2014 Nappie Awards, we are proud to announce the best in Mobile-area arts, cuisine, music, culture and more. Join us in the 2014 Nappies issue of Lagniappe as we reveal all the award winners in over 200 categories. Check out our complete list of winners and our feature profiles on who Mobile selected as Best Mobilian Right Now, the radio DJs Whose Voice Leads you to believe you may want to see HIM and HER naked, Best Slip and Fall Lawyer, Best Pet Groomer, Best Massage Therapist and Best Pediatrician. In Bay Briefs, we have more on the reports of the FBI attempting to gather information from the Mobile License Commission and what city officials say was the focus of the Farnborough International Airshow. We also have the latest about what is happening at the Mobile City Council and an update on the Mobile Constable charged with murder after a shooting at a Mobile Bay Causeway bar. In Commentary, Rob discusses the need for an I-10 bridge built across the Mobile River, and Ashley talks about Lagniappe’s birthday and why the Nappie Awards are so special to us. Our cuisine, music and arts features all detail this year’s Nappie Award winners in each respective category. Familiar names and local favorites dominate the cuisine categories and the area’s most talented musicians, best venues, artists and art galleries are highlighted. Congratulations to all our 2014 Nappie Award winners and thank you to everyone who voted! Let's continue keeping Mobile funky! LAGNIAPPE IS ONLINE AND ON STANDS NOW!
This week Mobile City Council members voted 6-1 to privatize some of the city’s landscaping duties, but not without some debate as to what the decision might hold for the future of city employees. An agreement was reached with All Pro Landscaping and Lawn Care Inc., which will handle the mowing services on seven city rights of way through Oct. 14 at a cost of $87,797.
With shovels in their hands and smiles on their faces July 25, local officials broke ground on a huge new retail development near Hank Aaron Stadium.
The ceremonial movement of dirt meant the McGown Park project was officially underway.
Each year, thousands of Lagniappe readers fill out Nappie Award ballots, choosing their favorites in more than 200 categories. The award winners have achieved a level of excellence in their respective fields. But despite all that, there is always some a**hole on a computer or smartphone posting hateful sh*t about these winners all over social media. For this year's awards ceremony on July 25 at the Saenger Theatre, we thought it would be fun to mix the two together. Enjoy.
Mobile police are currently seeking help from the public to identify people they believe to have stolen checks from an elderly woman’s mailbox. Multiple checks were stolen from the woman’s mailbox between June 1 and June 4, according to MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins. Since that time, the females have been making purchases with the stolen checks, Perkins said. (more…) Continue Reading →
A Mobile County Constable faces a murder charge after allegedly shooting a man in the head outside a local bar just after midnight July 20. Spanish Fort Police say Mobile County Constable Larry Sheffield, 68, and Jeffrey McMillan, 53, got into an argument inside Traders bar on the causeway. According to Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar, the confrontation began inside the establishment and carried on outside, where Sheffield shot McMillan in the parking lot. McMillan was dead when police arrived on the scene. “The last thing I remember him [McMillan] doing was requesting a Cat Stevens song,” Cathy McCary, who performed at Traders that night with her band Al and Cathy said. Continue Reading →
Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced the reopening of Cooper Riverside Park during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The park had been closed since April for renovations. Those improvements came as a result of a public-private partnership, Stimpson said. “It is with great delight and anticipation that the city is reopening a revitalized Cooper Riverside Park today,” he said. “Through a public-private partnership, the maritime industry and the city joined together and made major improvements to Cooper Riverside Park. Continue Reading →
A local business owner is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a building on fire in 2008. According to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court June 26, Jeanne Sanborn set fire to her business, The Complete Skin Care Center, on Dec. 21, 2008, causing damage to the building and personal property inside. (more…) Continue Reading →
Though the city of Mobile approved a new stormwater management plan July 8, one dismayed Mobile resident wonders when or if change will ever come. Barbara Sellers, who lives on Jennings Drive in Mobile, said she has been dealing with a clogged drainage ditch in her backyard for years. (more…) Continue Reading →
Fire Chief John Wiggins addressed the Bayou la Batre City Council July 11 with concerns about the inoperable condition of several fire hydrants, but city officials are once again passing the blame onto the local utilities board. (more…) Continue Reading →