Author: Lagniappe

Lagniappe: July 13 – July 19, 2017

Go behind the police tape with the new issue of Lagniappe, where we examine Mobile’s crime statistics through the scope of an election year. Challenger Sam Jones, who will face Mayor Sandy Stimpson in the election Aug. 22, claims tactics under his leadership were more effective at curbing violent crime. In Bay Briefs, we have the story about the city of Creola signed a contract with a man charged with a felony, and how it may have affected the city’s phone system. Commentary revisits the need for better infrastructure and neighborhood improvement projects, cuisine visits Eugene’s Monkey Bar, arts...

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Music Listings: July 13 – July 19, 2017

THUR. JULY 13 Bluegill— Al and Cathy Blues Tavern— Cosmic Bullets, 8:30p Felix’s— Tropic Flyer Flora Bama— Christina Christian, 2p// David Dunn, 5p/// Dueling Pianos, 5:30p//// Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury and Mel Knapp, 6p//// Rebecca Barry Band and Bust, 6p//// James Dupre, 10p//// Logan Spicer and Tony Ray Thompson, 10:15p//// Ja Rthyhm, 10:30p Hangout— Wavelength, 6p// DJ Dr. One, 10p Hard Rock (Center Bar) — Brennan Royal, 8p Listening Room— Anoe Lulu’s— Lefty Collins, 5p Old 27 Grill— Two Suzy’s, 6p SanBar— Jim Andrews, 7p Tacky Jacks (Orange Beach) — Jimmy Lee Hannaford, 6p Wind Creek Casino—...

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Calendar of Events: July 13 – July 19, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Free public talk Please join us for a free public talk highlighting “The Wade Hall Traveling Postcards Exhibitions” on loan from the Troy University Libraries. Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Archaeology Museum, 6052 University Drive S. Call 251-460-6106. Fairhope farmer’s market The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2, behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466. Physician assistant positions The University of South Alabama Department of Physician Assistant Studies will provide information on the program, admissions requirements and the application process. Friday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Health Science Building. Call 251-445-9345. Free family movie night Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This Thursday’s film is “Zootopia.” Friday’s film is “Angry Birds.” Dauphin Street Vault The Dauphin Street Vault brings vaulters of all levels to compete in the Port City. A full day of high-flying fun on Dauphin Street between Jackson and Joachim streets, the fun starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 15. Visit, www.dauphinstreetvault.com. Oakleigh Summer Lawn Party An all ages event with food, fun and entertainment. Saturday, July 15, 2-5 p.m. $15 per person, ages 10 and under free. Includes antique interiors art history tour of the house museum for adults. Visit historicmobile.org or call 251-432-1281....

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Hard hats hard at work

BY SHARMAN EGAN/contributing writer Ah, the sweet sound of road-building equipment on a sultry summer morning. The smell of asphalt wafting through the air. I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime but Ann Street in midtown was recently re-paved. And not just a small section but the whole darn thing from Arlington Street to Spring Hill Avenue. The mayor and city council reps for the districts affected finally caved in to the incessant whining. For much of the road, it’s just a temporary fix. Some might say it’s a waste of $170,000 since the new asphalt will still need to be dug up at some point and the utilities underneath rebuilt. But I live just off Ann Street. I’m looking forward to a road that won’t knock my wheels out of balance. More good news: Crescent Theater downtown has been saved from extinction again. It was facing a rent increase it couldn’t afford. Supporters raised enough money to cover the increase, and a new two-year lease was signed in June. They celebrated with a toast in front of the theater July 6. The Downtown Mobile Alliance offered a Hard Hat Tour in June, an inside view of five buildings under renovation. It was fun to see the work in progress but the real news here is the continuing transformation of downtown. When these five projects are completed...

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Deputy Coroner Dr. Brian Pierce seeks election to the office’s top spot

SUBMITTED — Dr. Brian Pierce of Central Baldwin Chiropractic in Robertsdale has announced his candidacy for Coroner of Baldwin County. Pierce has served the citizens of Baldwin County as Deputy Coroner since 2010. A Robertsdale native, Pierce is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He successfully completed the minimum standard for Medico-Legal Death Investigation in 2010 through the Albuquerque School of Medicine in New Mexico, and has received investigative training in many areas including forensic entomology, FBI homicide training, blood spatter and staged crime scenes. Pierce currently holds certification through the American College of Forensic Examiners, rated as a Level II Certified Medical Investigator, (CMI-II) and on track to complete all five levels by 2019. “I’ve had a successful chiropractic practice in Robertsdale for more than 20 years,” Pierce said. “However, the daily challenges of the Coroner’s office and witnessing firsthand the needs of the people of Baldwin County motivated me to learn and do more. I am dedicated to Baldwin County and the pursuit of excellence as it pertains to death investigation, and I hope to have your support in the Republican primary next June.” Pierce serves on the board of the Alabama State Chiropractic Association. He is a member of the Baldwin Chiropractic Society, where he has served as president and treasurer, and was named Baldwin County...

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