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The Foley Railroad Depot is one of the most charming historical buildings in Baldwin County. Of the many stories taking place there, the story of Pearl is the most endearing. Pearl turned 16 on Dec. 7, 1941, the same day as the bombing of Pearl … more
Daddy was a little boy when his father took him to the Bay Minette depot to see the body of Railroad Bill. He told me about it while we were sitting on our front porch one evening.  Even though there were a few mismatched, creaky rocking chairs, … more
We’ve all heard stories about the strange phone calls the good folks at 911 call centers across the country receive from time to time. There was the irate woman who called 911 because McDonald’s ran out of chicken nuggets, stretching the … more
Everyone who walks over the Yancey Branch Bridge hopes to catch a glimpse of the lady in white. Let me tell you the story of the Bride of the Branch. Recently, a late afternoon jogger ran along the walking trail on Whispering Pines Road in … more
My phone went off with the typical iPhone default ringtone. It’s still dark, but I turn over to see who in the world could be calling me so late — or so early, rather. There was no call; it was my 4:30 a.m. alarm to get up for the Gulf Coast Hot … more
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