In the new issue of Lagniappe, we delve into research projects highlighted at the University of South Alabama that could have lasting implications for health, manufacturing and technology. Dr. Richard Honkanen, pictured on this week’s cover in front of a projection of a PP5 protein, is working with a team of chemists and crystallographers attempting to develop a drug to stop the development of metastatic tumors in breast cancer patients — one of the many research projects currently taking place at the university. In Bay Briefs, we examine the cost benefits of a publicly-funded soccer facility in Pensacola and detail some changes to the upcoming Greater Gulf State Fair, which kicks off Oct. 24. We have updates about the shake-up at Mobile’s history museum and the investigation that revealed more than three hundred ADA violations at the Battle House. We also have a story on local reaction to Mike Hubbard’s 23-count indictment. In Cuisine, Andy lists all the reasons why lunch at the Sugar Kettle Café is well worth the trip to Bay Minette or Daphne, and in Artifice, Kevin breaks down all the new regulations aimed to crack down on unlicensed vendors at ArtWalk. Our music section features Will Kimbrough’s Will & the Bushmen, who are reuniting to help local radio station 92 ZEW celebrate its 30th anniversary at a concert that will also feature his newer project, Willie Sugarcapps. In Style, Boozie has all the juicy details about Mobile’s Hollywood of the South after Boozie spies spotted Robert De Niro, Kate Bosworth and Luke Perry out on the town. Thank you for supporting your favorite newspaper for another week! LAGNIAPPE IS ONLINE AND ON STANDS NOW!
Earlier today members of the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) filed suit against several federal officials in an attempt to stop further development of the Alabama Convention Center Project using money recovered from BP following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DWH).
In the wake of the spill in 2010, the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture were tasked with approving early restoration projects using Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funds.
The daughter of U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, started Monday as the city’s new deputy director of communications, with a salary of $45,000.
Laura Byrne, 24, will help George Talbot, director of communications and external affairs, with media relations, as well as help manage the city’s social media accounts, Talbot said Thursday morning.
Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Stewart issued an order Monday dismissing a lawsuit filed by more than 60 municipal employees against Mayor Sandy Stimpson for the cancellation of a 2.5 percent pay raise proposed by former Mayor Sam Jones and approved by the Mobile City Council during budget proceedings last year.
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his central message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick will speak at Page and Palette’s 2nd Annual Bay of the Holy Spirit Jubilee scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Christian Life Center (Fairhope UMC) in Fairhope, Alabama. Tickets to the event are $25 and include a copy of Nick’s latest book co-authored with his wife Kanae, “Love Without Limits.” Click here for ticket information. Continue Reading →
Even after what many have considered to be a good trip to Washington D.C. last month to lobby for a new bridge over Mobile River, Alabama Department of Transportation Director John Cooper warned the nearly $900 million project would still be years away. This morning, he reminded local politicians and stakeholders at a debriefing of the trip Wednesday morning of the “bureaucratic process” required. “It will be followed and you can’t shortcut it,” he said. (more…) Continue Reading →
Starting today, the public can pre-qualify to adopt Mobile County Animal Shelter dogs and cats, one year or older, for free. There are more than three dozen animals available for adoption. Additionally, puppies and kittens are available for half price. (more…) Continue Reading →
Mobile police arrested a man Oct. 17 after he ran his vehicle into a residence, leaving five people injured. According to officials, MPD arrested 20-year-old Michael Cowart who they said plowed his Toyota Tacoma completely through a home at the 1200 block of Barker Drive West. (more…) Continue Reading →
Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced today that he will join the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and host the Three Mile Creek Open House Expo on Monday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dearborn YMCA, at 321 N. Warren St. in Mobile. The purpose of the Three Mile Creek Open House Expo is for groups and organizations to highlight their restoration efforts of the Three Mile Creek Watershed Management Plan. (more…) Continue Reading →
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and his attorney Mark White addressed the speaker’s recent 23-count indictment during a press conference this afternoon from Auburn that was simlucast around the state. Yesterday’s indictment was a political bombshell that accused Hubbard of multiple counts of using his position as the leader of Alabama’s GOP and speaker for personal gain through his businesses the Auburn Network and Craftmaster Printing. (more…) Continue Reading →