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Off the Hook delicious in Chickasaw

You can eat on the deck with a view of Chickasaw Creek at Off the Hook Marina & Grill, where specials include a steak sandwich and meatloaf burger topped with macaroni and cheese. Photo |Yelp It’s been a good while since Mr. Bubble and I embarked on a food adventure....

Downtown Cajun Cook-Off this Saturday

The Downtown Cajun Cook-Off features more than 20 of the area’s favorite restaurants and bars preparing samplings of their best Cajun cuisine in a benefit for the Child Advocacy Center. Photo | Facebook It’s your last chance to score advance tickets for the 4th annual...

Special news series and investigations


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.