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May 31, 2017

Music and Its Maker: A Love Story

  Kate Kelly had given up. Enough was enough. She was tired. Tired of moving from teacher to teacher. Tired of having her voice suppressed. Instead of fostering her raw, organic talents, the people hired to help only became roadblocks. It’s easy to see why she […]
January 30, 2016

A Bitter Pill Leads To A Better Way

Hanson Eskridge turned his cell phone off early one morning in October 2009. It had been ringing all day. He owed people money. A lot of money. Later that evening, a car pulled into the driveway of his parents’ home unannounced. It was a drug […]
January 29, 2016

Lagniappe Takes You Gator Huntin’ On The Delta

Beams of sunlight crept through as the fog settled on the Tensaw River signifying dawn’s approach – that’s when it happened. The horrifically exciting sound of 30-pound, braided test, fishing line being stripped violently from a Shimano reel filled the air, breaking the silence that […]
January 2, 2016

A Sudanese Family’s Incredible Journey To Mobile

Running from death isn’t a realistic option, but it was the only one Ayen Kuot had. Seated in the living room of her Midtown Mobile home, Ayen spoke to her 16-year-old daughter, Atong, telling her of their hard times in Sudan, Africa. “The people came […]
June 14, 2011

Discovering Ditch Fishin’ In The Port City

Consider ditching your old plans next time you want to fish. The heat index was 106 degrees last week when three Fairhope residents decided to go fishing in Mobile Bay. The three amigos spent roughly $150 on gas, snacks and tackle only to catch squat. […]

News Briefs

January 30, 2016

Positivity Springs From Prison

The bullet went right over the heads of Chris Napier and his older brother, ripping through the front door of their Prichard home in Queens Court before killing their father in 1975. Chris was only 4. Witnessing his father’s murder was only the first link […]
January 28, 2016

May The Folds Be With You

The Force is strong with Chris Alexander, it is. The classic science fiction movie “Star Wars” debuted in 1977, when Alexander was 13. Ten years before, he had fallen in love with the art of origami, after his mother taught him how to make a […]
January 24, 2016

Young Artist Throws Her Life Away

At just 22, Caroline Reehl is throwing her life away. The sun is just beginning to peek through the clouds as Reehl makes her way into her kitchen. She opens up the window that overlooks a thick wooded area of Mountain Brook in Birmingham, Ala. […]
January 15, 2016

Mobile Public School’s Grading System Causing Issues

Grades disappearing, added absences to attendance, miscalculated grades and most recently the delayed release of report cards; these are some of the problems Mobile County Public School teachers say they are facing with the new computer software, Information NOW. I-NOW is the Web-based application responsible […]
January 1, 2016

Make Room On The Road For The Naked

Running naked for 50 miles in one day is normal. Last weekend saw the 115th running of the Boston Marathon. The race brought runners from all over to participate in this prestigious event, even some nude runners. Among the barest of them all was Chris […]