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The character of South Alabama is largely determined by its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico: even the landlocked eastern three-quarters, cut off by the panhandle of Florida, is a region of gently-rising land drained by many winding, slow-moving streams... [More...]
The character of South Alabama is largely determined by its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico: even the landlocked eastern three-quarters, cut off from the Gulf by the panhandle of Florida, is a region of gently-rising, sandy land drained by many winding, slow-moving streams. The area was not considered very good for agriculture, and so remained sparsely settled until late in the 19th century, by which time much of the native pine forest had been cut down. But the soil proved to be ideal for raising peanuts, and today the largest town in the region, Dothan, bills itself as the Peanut Capital of the World.
But it's the other corner of the region that is the best known: the area of Mobile Bay and the Gulf beaches. The city of Mobile was the first capital of French Louisiana, after its founding in 1702, and it shares much in common with the present state of Louisiana...including Mardi Gras. Mobile's first Mardi Gras "krewe" (a formally organized carnival club) dates to 1830--27 years before the first comparable organization in New Orleans.
Mobile shares much more in common with New Orleans, from its architecture (French, Spanish, and American) to its cuisine (heavily dependent on seafood) to its climate (hot and rainy in summer, but gloriously mild throughout most of the winter).
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Dec 9, 2016 2:25 pm
A serious accident on Old Pascagoula Road at Live Oak Circle Friday morning involved two vehicles and multiple injuries.
Dec 8, 2016 10:08 pm
According to his website, President-elect Donald J. Trump will return to Mobile Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. as part of a victory tour.
Dec 7, 2016 2:49 am
On Friday, Kirk Douglas marks his 100th birthday. We're celebrating by taking a look at some of his most famous roles.
Dec 2, 2016 2:34 am
The Baldwin County Board of Education (BCBE) has released its lead testing results for drinking water in some older schools.
Nov 26, 2016 4:36 am
Eight water systems across Mobile and Baldwin counties have had select homes above the legal limit for lead content in the last three years, according to an analysis of government records by FOX10 New...
Nov 22, 2016 10:54 pm
A Mobile City Council member says his proposal to regulate street closings in Mobile is a step closer to becoming a city ordinance. It's a move that started shortly after our investigation into a stre...
Nov 18, 2016 11:56 pm
The Alabama State Department of Education is announcing it will help all public schools statewide to test their drinking water for lead contamination.
Nov 17, 2016 3:40 am
Some day care owners are using religion to dodge state regulations, and, it's legal. Alabama is one of a handful of states in the country that allow day care facilities to operate without a ...
Nov 11, 2016 11:50 pm
After we showed you the unusual results for the “pay as you go” road program, several people reached out to us to say they can’t possibly be correct.
Nov 11, 2016 9:45 pm
Some toilets made by a Mexican company are spontaneously cracking, causing a nightmare for homeowners.
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Preview: The Grove
8647 Arlington Drive
Foley AL 36535
Alabama Retirement at its Best! Nestled within a shady stand of pecan trees, this private, 55+ active Alabama retirement community has a real sense of Southern hospitality combined with resort-style amenities, including a clubhouse with heated swimming ...
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Preview: The Blakely at Cypress
32281 State Highway 225
Spanish Fort AL 36527
Sitting on a natural 50' bluff above the Blakeley River and looking west over the Mobile Delta, The Blakeley at Cypress Point is 10 minutes from downtown Mobile, Alabama. The 96-acre site - with only 13% of the land used for community buildings - includes ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement Communities and Homes, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Luxury Retirement Living