Council votes to remove word ‘race’ from all official city forms

By ARTHUR L. MACK Staff Correspondent MOBILE — After a two-week layover, the Mobile City Council on Tuesday voted to adopt an ordinance eliminating and replacing the word “race” on City of Mobile official forms and documents, except as required by state and federal law. The vote went 6-1, with councilwoman Bess Rich abstaining. An…

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Steps to prepare for home remodeling

A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.   Step 1: Identify Reasons for Remodeling…

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Grilling ideas for the weekend

The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.   Whether you’re pairing a main protein with separate side dishes or going all-in-one by…

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Creamy complement for steaks

When it’s time to fire up the grill this summer for an all-American classic, you can take steak to the next level by pairing it with a creamy sauce that delivers a kick. This Horseradish and Chive Sauce is the ideal complement for juicy steak; try making a day in advance to allow the flavors…

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Beat the heat with a cold pineapple punch

Hardly anything beats a cold, refreshing drink on a hot day. This Fizzy Orange Pineapple Punch provides a chilling moment of relaxation with the sweetness of orange and pineapple combined with the cool flavor of orange sherbet.   Find more drink recipes at Culinary.net.   Fizzy Orange Pineapple Punch   1          can (46 ounces) pineapple…

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Upgrade you outdoor living space

Home improvement projects aren’t limited to indoors. In fact, not only can upgrades to areas outside the house expand your livable space, they can also increase your home’s value.   Outdoor living projects account for almost one-third of renovation projects, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The findings…

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