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Jan. 31, 2007
Amid camellias and azaleas, lacy ironwork gives Mobile its graceful look.

Royal: It's a two-way street.

Mobile company picked to restore Beauvoir Mansion in Biloxi.

Historic preservation leadership class set.

Alabama secretary of state to create a business advisory board.

UA ranks #11 among public universities in national merit scholar recruitment.

Jan. 29, 2007
The Athelstan Club: Time for a change?

Student film-maker replicates past experiment, reaches disturbingly similar results.

Jan. 26, 2007
Bonner launches new website.

Jan. 25,2007
Teachers' union offers food for thought as School Board retreats to Baldwin County on soul-searching mission.

Swim suit season nears. Update in Fun & Games.

Jan. 24, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, gives his take on the strategy and intrigue leading up to his and his Democratic allies' win at the wire to retain control of the state Senate.  

Jan. 23, 2007
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby comments on President Bush's State of the Union address.

Come on in, the water's fine: Mobile Bay Times welcomes a new political e-zine to the scene.

Jan. 21, 2007
A tribute to the U.S. military.

Jan. 19, 2007
Lapdogs on the loose.

Jan. 18, 2007
U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner comments on new FedEx contract with Mobile Aerospace.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Art Buchwald dies at 81.

Prison life, as told by Leonard "Oakie" Brumm in his book, We Only Played Home Games.

It's a black/white thing: Update in Fun & Games.

Jan. 17, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, praises the staunch 16 who did not waver in the months leading up to high noon in the face-off over the organization of the state Senate. 

Deadlines Past 40 years of presidential campaigning: a reporter's story. By Walter Mears.

No Excuses: Closing the racial gap in learning. By Abigail Thernstrom.

Jan. 16, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Dirty Poole, empty Poole?; Going 'two' far: courthouse security enhanced; circuit clerk expands hours; Local Dems set annual elections; Struttin' down Dauphin Street; a mended Mims. If you would receiving updates such as this, please consider subscribing to Mobile Bay Times.

Sad to say: Not every man a king, not every child a genius.

Jan. 15, 2007
Bedroom community move to incorporate could cost county millions.

Don't judge too quickly: Update in Fun & Games.

Jan. 13, 2007
Downtown 'walkability' luncheon set.

Jan. 12, 2007
A retirement party for outgoing Mobile County Circuit Clerk Susie Wilson will be held this afternoon Friday, Jan. 12 from 2-4 p.m. in the jury assembly room on the 8th Floor of the Mobile County Courthouse. Wilson, a veteran Democratic officeholder, will be succeeded by JoJo Schwarzauer, the GOP nominee who won the office in November. Wilson did not seek re-election. Schwarzauer was sworn in as circuit clerk about three weeks ago. She will take charge of the office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Steve Flowers: Corruption so brazen and bold in Alabama's junior college system.

Jan. 11, 2007
Semmes to become Mobile County's 11th municipality? Subscribe to Mobile Bay Times and find out the latest on this blossoming bedroom community.

Shelby on 'the way forward' in Iraq.

Jan. 6, 2007
Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the Quran, the Muslim book of jihad, and pledged his allegiance to the United States during his ceremonial swearing-in.

Jan. 5, 2007
The Political Round-Up: It's not over 'til it's over & sometimes not even then; Birmingham screaming bloody murder; Legislator: What's in a title?; Where's Waller; Talking trash; All quiet on the four front; One good lookin' Broad; Gray lady.

Jan. 4, 2007
The Jere Beasley Report: Capitol Observations -- When David Bronner speaks, people listen.

Jan. 3, 2007
Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards, who represented Alabama's first congressional district in the U.S. House from 1965-1985, recalls his service with U.S. Rep. and later President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006).

Jan. 1, 2007
Handling the check out yourself at the supermarket is one thing. Do-it-yourself divorce a little trickier.

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