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The art of the crawfish boil

Photo | depositphotos.com It’s crawfish time! This article can serve as a “quick help guide” for your seasonal rite of passage. It’s a bigger deal than most think. That first crawfish boil of the season, that day that starts it all, the test run usually held during...

Brick Pit returning, promises to be better

BY ANDY MACDONALD I believe in second chances. Lord knows, I’ve needed them, but under previous ownership the Mobile barbecue fixture known as The Brick Pit was rumored to be closing so many times we quit paying attention. After its nine lives ran out, local insurance...

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Head to the polls with Lagniappe's extensive guide to statewide and local political races. On Nov. 6, voters will decide seats including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state House and Senate seats plus Baldwin County Commission and school board seats. Voters in Fairhope will also decide on a referendum for a new form of government.

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.