Lagniappe is reviewing lofty goals in the new issue, where we explain a plan by the Mobile County Commission to borrow $20 million to pay for the first phase of construction for a controversial soccer and aquatic complex off Halls Mill Road. The city of Mobile and Mobile County entered a partnership to purchase the property outright, but the borrowed funds will be provided by bonds and only half of a proposed $40 million complex that may eventually include a water park. In Bay Briefs, we have news from both sides of the bay, including a report on a controversial zoning application in Point Clear and changes in homeowners insurance affecting all coastal residents. Commentary touches on censorship, graduation and the Florida Panhandle’s near-cessation into Alabama. Cuisine visits the Japanese fusion restaurant Saisho on Dauphin Street, arts encourages education to make things STEAMy, and music interviews Lucero before its upcoming show at The Merry Widow. What’s a loquat? Find out in our column from the Master Gardeners. Who is Janie Shores and why should you know her? Read our style feature. Why is the upcoming Grandman Triathlon such a worthy cause? The answer is in our sports column. Boozie has the scoop from Hangout Fest and former County Commissioner Stephen Nodine apparently said goodbye to the local ladies. Nappie finals voting begins June 2, but in the meantime, grab the new issue of Lagniappe online and on stands now!
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