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Navigate to Navco for a meat and cheese fix

Navco Pizza Pasta Subs 1368 1/2 Navco Road Mobile 36605 251-479-0066 I had my birthday all to myself. Almost. I never take the day off, but for the most part I was free. It was a week of no school because of Mardi Gras break and my music-lesson load for the day was no...

Southern National up for James Beard Award

I can see why. Last Saturday I was at the bar of Southern National for a little nibbling, sipping and ogling with Tim behind the bar and Chef Duane Nutter working the kitchen. Grilled okra with peppers and a pimiento cheese dish blew me away, as did the wine. I spent...

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.