Lagniappe: July 7 – July 20, 2016

Lagniappe: July 7 – July 20, 2016

Be intrigued by mystery with the new issue of Lagniappe, where we republish a 7,500-word page-turner about the unsolved 1973 murder of Mobile Press-Register editor Arch McKay, who was shot to death by an assailant in broad daylight at the conclusion of a regular work day. McKay earned an annual salary of $16,000, yet somehow he belonged to two yacht clubs, a country club and kept seven bank accounts. He was also known to gamble and keep some pretty shady company. In news, we have a story about the Mobile County probate court's push to adopt new electronic voting books before November's general election, despite the concerns of some officials. We also learned the Mobile Police Department has had trouble recruiting new cops since the officer involved shooting death of Michael Moore last month. In Baldwin County, some communities stand to gain much more than other if special tax districts are established to help fund public schools, and in Fairhope, a prominent restaurant owner is facing legal problems from the government and her own neighbors. Commentary touches on the governor's ongoing sex scandal and City Councilman Fred Richardson's divisive Facebook posts. Cuisine gets high on the hog at the Dew Drop Inn, a Mobile institution. Arts catches up with the Mobile Opera prior to its upcoming 2016-2017 season and music has an interview with The Hip Abduction ahead of their reggae-influenced show at The Merry Widow on July 8. Learn about real estate transactions in Midtown and elsewhere, sports has everything you need to know about the 83rd annual Dauphin Island Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, and film reviews the somewhat quirky "The Family Fang." Boozie did the Fourth of July right, don't miss her gossip! We're tabulating Nappie votes and the winners we'll be announced soon! Until then, the new issue of Lagniappe is online and on stands now!
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Who killed Arch McKay? A look back at one of Mobile’s most notorious unsolved murders

Who killed Arch McKay? A look back at one of Mobile’s most notorious unsolved murders

Editor’s note: Lagniappe originally published this story detailing one of Mobile’s most notorious unsolved murders in October 2004, when we were a much smaller publication and had very little web presence. Over the years we have received numerous requests to rerun this piece — which was brilliantly penned by Lagniappe arts editor Kevin Lee —… Continue Reading