Turn the page with the new issue of Lagniappe, where we visit with Fairhope Mayor-elect Karin Wilson and discuss her priorities after she takes the reigns of a city that’s only had two mayors since 1973. After winning an election against four-term incumbent Tim Kant with 53 percent of the vote and only after a month of campaigning, Wilson, owner of Page & Palette, said she is going to focus on managing the city’s growth, budget and infrastructure. According to residents we spoke to, her victory can be credited in part to frustration over the Kant and the City Council’s approval of a large apartment complex earlier this year, despite overwhelming objections of neighbors. In Bay Briefs, we discover how new bonding practices at Mobile Municipal Court are affecting bonding companies and we also have recap the previous week in the felony murder trial of Hiawatha Robinson. Commentary touches on the city’s police jurisdiction and the excitement over the University of South Alabama’s football program. Business details a multi-million dollar grant awarded to Innovation PortAL, cuisine says farewell to Queen G’s, music catches up with Roman Street prior to their album release party Sept. 9 and arts has a preview of the bigger, better MAC Arts Throwdown coming Sept. 15. Battleship Rugby is moving from the Battleship, there’s a great new comedy at the Crescent Theater, and Boozie has some gossip from game day, a Fairhope boutique, and a hero’s homecoming. Find out more in the new issue of Lagniappe, online and on stands now!
About The Author
Melissa Edge has been with Lagniappe since January of 2014. She manages Lagniappe’s calendar of events, music listings, social media pages and website. Melissa graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in public relations. She currently lives in midtown Mobile with her husband and their bird dog Jack.