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Snowbird gardening is a thing!

Photo | Judy Weaver By Jack LeCroy, Regional Cooperative Extension Agent / MobileCountyMasterGardeners.org Have you ever heard of “snowbird gardening?” That might be a new term for you. Am I talking about a bird species you’ve never heard of? No, I am talking about a...

Aquarius: Keep your hands to yourself!

Aquarius: Keep your hands to yourself!

Libra (9/23-10/22) — Taking a cue from Jeffrey Toobin, you momentarily excuse yourself from a dull Zoom meeting to find a little excitement elsewhere on the internet. You’ll have to issue a public apology after you accidentally share your screen with the entire group,...

Ballers and blotters

Ballers and blotters

You know, I thought with the “abbreviated” college football schedule of 2020, my liver would get a little bit of a breather this fall. But with so much “good” football to watch, no such luck. Plus, I love a good football party with lots of dips and chips and dips and...

Special news series and investigations


Lagniappe's series of articles examining Alabama Power's plans to comply with federal coal ash regulations and how it compares with other states. We have attempted to look at this issue from every angle and to understand why the state in general and Alabama Power's Plant Barry in Mobile County in particular are outliers when it comes to the handling of coal ash.

Domestic Violence

A series of stories by contributing writer Lynn Oldshue examining the plague of domestic violence from the perspective of abusers, survivors and local organizations here to help.

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.