Author: Lagniappe

Man charged with shooting son during dispute over his granddaughter

SUBMITTED — A Rabun grandfather is charged with killing his son during an argument over the son’s treatment of his 12-year-old daughter, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Hubbard Junior Hall was arrested for murder and was being held Wednesday at the Baldwin County Corrections Center. His son, Mark Hall, 41, was pronounced dead on arrival Tuesday night at USA Medical Center. According to a news release, Mark Hall, the child’s mother and the girl went to a softball game in Mobile Tuesday. On the way home, Hall received a phone call “in which he was given information about his daughter that caused him to begin to strike her.” This continued until they reached his parents house on Van Harville Road in the Rabun community. Mark Hall lived in a residence behind his parents’ house. When he announced his intention of taking his daughter to his home, his father objected and the two began to argue. During the confrontation, according to the news release, Hubbard Hall shot his son once in the left side with a .25-caliber handgun. The sheriff’s office said Hubbard Hall, 64, was being held without bond, but jail records show the bond is...

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Music Listings: February 23 – March 1, 2017

THUR. FEB. 23 Bluegill— Johnny Barbato Duo Blues Tavern— McNab Trio, 8:30p Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill— David Chastang, 6p Bone and Barrel— Adam Holt, 7p Callaghan’s— Chris Powell Felix’s— Soulshine Flora Bama— Gove Scrivenor, 1p// Dueling Pianos, 4:30p/// Mark Sherrill, Chris Newbury, John Joiner and Mel Knapp, 5p//// Wes Loper, 9:15p Listening Room— Noelle Tannen Lulu’s— Light Travelers, 5p Manci’s— Brittany Bell McSharry’s— Rock Bottom, 7:30p The Merry Widow— Jonathan Richman ft. Tommy Larkins, 9:30p Moe’s BBQ (Mobile) — Emily Stuckey and Gabe Willis, 8p Soul Kitchen— Zewmob & Exit 9, 9p Wind Creek Casino— The Springs, 8p FRI. FEB...

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Lagniappe: February 16 – February 22, 2016

Repair yourself with the new issue of Lagniappe, where we examine how the Mobile Housing Board got in a situation where 5,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing. Recently, it shuttered two of its largest properties — Roger WIlliams Homes on Three Mile Creek and Josephine Allen Homes north of downtown — while two others have vacancy rates of nearly 50 percent. Meanwhile, a changing board and new executive director are attempting to manage a $750 million redevelopment plan. Bay Briefs are full of interesting news this week, including a story about the Alabama Legislature’s bipartisan...

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Take a look around

Tomorrow morning millions of folks in Alabama will turn the switch, throw the car in reverse and head out for the daily responsibilities. Before leaving they’ll give a great deal of thought to where they’re headed, who they’ll see, and what they’ll do when they get there. The thing most of us almost never consider, of course, is the safety of the roads we’ll drive on or the bridges we’ll cross. That’s how we have done business here in Alabama for more than two decades and today, by any measure, all of us drive on some of the worst-maintained roads in the country. The statistics are indisputable and the evidence, if you’ll take a look around tomorrow when you hit the road again, is certainly enough to us worry about our own safety. Every day school buses in Alabama detour hundreds of bridges that are so unsafe that they have failed federal review standards. Children spend way too long bouncing in the bus seats simply because we have ignored the problem for decades. Alabama’s much-discussed “farm-to-market” road system is in deplorable condition. In a state that depends on farm and timber income to feed and support the local economy in almost every community, our road system should be one of the best in the nation. However, that isn’t the case. A study a couple of years ago by drivingexperiences.com...

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Navy releases new research into Mobile-built Civil War submarine Hunley

SUBMITTED – Just ahead of the 153rd anniversary of the loss of civil war submarine H.L. Hunley, the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch released online an archaeological report on the recovery of the boat Feb. 15. H. L. Hunley Recovery Operations, A Collaborative Project of: Naval History and Heritage Command, South Carolina Hunley Commission and Friends of the Hunley, by Robert S. Neyland, Ph.D., principal investigator and Heather Brown (2016 ISBN: 9780945274902) is a comprehensive report that covers the recovery of Hunley, from the planning stages through execution. The report also provides detailed descriptions of objects...

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