Author: Lagniappe

Music Listings: August 17 – August 23, 2017

THUR. AUG 17 Blues Tavern— John Fleming Duo, 8:30p Callaghan’s— Phil Proctor Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ Dority’s Bar and Grill— Soulshine Duo, 6p Fairhope Brewing— Bluegrass Jam Felix’s— Topic Flyer Fin’s— Ricky Hall, 7p Flora Bama— Dave McCormick, 2p// Davis Nix, 5p/// Dueling Pianos, 5:30p//// Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury, 6p//// Jerry Jacobs, 10p//// Kyle Wilson, 10:15p Hard Rock (Center Bar) — Topher Brown & The Family Business, 8p Listening Room— Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart Lulu’s— Adam Holt Duo, 5p SanBar— Jim Andrews Tacky Jacks (Orange Beach) — Matt Slowick, 6p Veets— Shawna P., 8p Wind Creek Casino—...

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Calendar of Events: August 17 – August 23, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Reese’s Senior Bowl “Girls of Fall” “Girls of Fall” is a unique event focusing on female football fans and featuring football, fashion and fun with opportunities to eat, drink and shop. Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m. at Mobile’s Convention Center. Visit seniorbowl.com. Absentee Election Office The Absentee Election Office for the Aug. 22 city of Mobile municipal election is now open on the first floor of Government Plaza, 205 Government St. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 251-208-7377. Cuts for kids During the month of August, Remington College will provide free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under at 4368 Downtowner Loop S., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-342-4848 for appointments. Walk-ins welcome. Healthy Women The Healthy Woman program at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will host keynote speaker Holly Rowe at its annual celebration dinner. Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Call 251-949-3562. Fairhope farmer’s market The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2 behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466. Free family movie night Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Friday. This week’s film is “Happy Feet 2.” Boat tour Historic Blakeley State Park conducts a three-hour...

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Groundbreaking today for ‘downtown’s largest residential development in 50 years’

Development partners Leaf River Group and Bristol Development Group will hold a groundbreaking today for Meridian at The Port, downtown’s single largest residential development in more than 50 years. The more than $51 million project includes 267 luxury apartments and will be an integral part of the city’s active efforts to revitalize downtown and Water Street specifically. The groundbreaking will be held at 300 N. Water St. at 9 a.m. Speakers include Mayor Stimpson, Councilman Levon Manzie, County Commissioner Jerry Carl, Leaf River Group’s Stewart Speed, and Bristol’s Sam Yeager. This morning, the developers released four new renderings of...

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Roy Moore forces Luther Strange into Senate runoff

After a voter turnout state officials called “abysmal,” incumbent U.S. Sen. Luther Strange has been forced into a runoff with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for the GOP spot in the race to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The two Republican finalists will compete in a runoff election Sept. 26, and the winner of that contest will face Democrat Doug Jones — who won outright from a field of eight candidates — in the general election Dec. 12. Strange, who was appointed to Sessions’ seat in February, was an early favorite after quickly being...

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Lagniappe: August 10 – August 16, 2017

We’ll see you at the polls Aug. 15 for the special primary election for U.S. Senate, but first, read a prelude about the frontrunners and possible spoilers in the new issue of Lagniappe. In spite of President Trump’s endorsement this week of incumbent Luther Strange, voters may not approve of former Gov. Robert Bentley’s nominee, who assumed the seat under a cloud. In Bay Briefs, we have the story about how the city of Mobile filed a motion against its own judge over the police body camera policy, and we look into probate records that suggested City Councilman C.J....

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