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Photos/Courtesy of Photos | Catherine Rainey University of South Alabama Director of Media Heather Stanley is among the speakers of the 2018 Focus Women’s Conference on Oct. 19. By Catherine Rainey When it came to deciding which career path to take, Heather Stanley...

Fall color in South Alabama?

Photos | Judy Stout Florida maple are two of the many options gardeners in South Alabama have when looking to bring fall color to the landscape. Q: Friends and I have had occasion to travel the Appalachians and New England to experience the glorious colors as leaves...

Fall is in the air

Libra (9/23-10/22) — You resolve to find a new hobby after your main source of entertainment becomes the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. You celebrate the arrival of fall by planting some chrysanthemums. Scorpio (10/23-11/21) — With Ladd-Peebles Stadium...

Special news series and investigations

RESTORE Act

For damages caused by the BP oil spill in 2010, Alabama will receive $2.3 billion of a total settlement agreement valued at $18.5 billion. Of that, $1.3 billion of the state's share will be allocated to environmental and economic damages, while the remaining $1 billion will be distributed into the state’s general fund over the next 18 years — an amount equalling $55.5 million per year.

Wastewater treatment crisis

More than 23 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the Mobile-Baldwin county area this year, according to Mobile Baykeeper. In a special series of reports, Lagniappe is exploring why Mobile is struggling with an aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure and how Baldwin County is racing to keep up with explosive population growth.

Mobile Housing Board

For decades, the Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners has been beset by financial shortcomings and dilapidating infrastructure. But with a new executive director and changing membership, the board is continuing to move forward with plans to update its affordable housing stock.