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Damn the Torpedoes by Rob Holbert
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Since we've got this brave new world attitude flowing around Mobtown in the wake of the election, it's got me thinking about what's really needed to make us the kind of town that will actually impress the next 'Secret Millionaire' who wanders through these parts. ...

Hidden Agenda by Ashley Toland-Trice
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
I am sitting on the back porch of a house overlooking Bon Secour Bay. The sun has just finished its morning routine, and the vibrant pinks and oranges it was producing just moments ago have faded away, leaving nothing behind but a bright and crystal clear September sky....

The Beltway Beat by Jeff Poor
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Last week, President Barack Obama's push for authorization to use military force against Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons in his country's civil war hit a roadblock. ...

The Tao of Jen by Jennifer McDonald
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Sometimes I'd really like to know whose brilliant idea it was to set up the world where most of the really fun stuff is bad for you. ...

The Real Deal by Ron Sivak
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
According to Darrell Randle, vice president of small business development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, mom and pop shops are cautiously optimistic about the future outlook of the local economy. ...

The Real Deal by Ron Sivak
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
According to Leighton Dees, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Mobile, anyone recently involved in the home buying process likely used the Internet at some point while shopping. 'The biggest issue for local consumers today has become where to go online for the best search results,' Dees said. ...

Hidden Agenda by Ashley Toland-Trice
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
On Aug. 27, Mobilians went to the polls and elected Sandy Stimpson as their next mayor. It wasn't always pretty. Things got so nasty at times, many couldn't wait to see Aug. 28 get here. ...

The Tao of Jen by Jennifer McDonald
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Mopping has never been my favorite chore, but thanks to that new Swiffer commercial, lately it's been a lot more fun. The (unscripted!) commercial features an adorable 90-year-old couple who discover that mopping is much easier ' and more romantic ' with a Swiffer. ...

The Beltway Beat by Jeff Poor
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Last week, some 20,000 people gathered on the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 speech at the march on Washington....

Damn the Torpedoes by Rob Holbert
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
There's probably not much in the way of analysis of Sandy Stimpson's victory last week that I can engage in without being accused of dancing on Sam Jones' political grave after spending the last two years explaining why it was time for him to go. ...

 

What should be Mayor-elect Stimpson's top priority?

Examining the budget.
Evaluating city employees.
Addressing public safety issues.
Improving infrastructure.
Free fish plates.

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