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Arts, cuisine, music and more

Feeding the kids at an Emmet Otter party

We are all about traditions here at MacDonald Manor. Among those traditions, the ones pertaining to Christmas hold the most significance. The boys always go with their mom to Bellingrath Gardens. We only go tree shopping in Batman T-shirts. Texas Trash is the most...

Cuban, Cajun come to Grand Bay with Ozzy’s

There’s a reason to go to Grand Bay on your next quest for food. Ozzy’s Restaurant (aka Ozzy and L.J.’s.) is creating a buzz with its marriage of Cuban and Cajun cuisine garnering hundreds of stellar reviews. Enjoy Cajun fare such as Gulf shrimp, blackened catfish,...

Mobile Museum of Art welcomes photo exhibit curator

A creative project is often a journey past preconceptions and on to realizations unforeseen. It can be compounded when rifling through history. Deborah Willis, Ph.D., found out firsthand. In the mid 1990s, the department chair of Photography and Imaging at NYU’s Tisch...

Special news series and investigations

2017 U.S. Senate Election

After embattled incumbent Sen. Luther Strange lost the primary election, Democrat Doug Jones mounted an unusually competitive campaign against an unpopular Republican candidate, Roy Moore.

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.