August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Pretty good quotes

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whethermy Maker is prepared for the great ordealof meeting me is another matter.”— Sir Winston Churchill More...

Inside the Statehouse

‘Three Bs’ took a big ‘Fobbing’ in ’78 race

The 1978 Governor’s race between the three heavyweights, former Governor Albert Brewer, Attorney General Bill Baxley, and Lt. Governor Jere Beasley, was expected to be titanic. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Taking a knife to a gun fight

Sometimes the grammar looks fine, but the meaning is embarrassingly ridiculous. That happened with this front-page headline in the Sandlapper Sentinel: “Deputy shoots resident with knife.” More...

Thomasville moving to honor city’s sports figures

Congratulations to the Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame and its inaugural class of inductees. There was talk off and on about a Clarke County sports hall but it never got off the ground. More...

Still a lot of good daily newspapers in Alabama

Advance Publications’ slashing of three great Alabama newspapers from seven days a week to three days a week still irritates us. More...

Gone South

Most dangerous job on the beach

They don’t have an official name. On the South Carolina coast they are called beach monkeys. My family and I call them “chair guys.” More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

The Neanderthals among us

A scholar at Oxford University recently released the results of a study showing that Neanderthal man vanished from the earth around 40,000 years ago - some 10,000 years earlier than previously calculated. More...

Education Matters

Vox Pupuli?

Alabama is on a political slippery slope. Our descent is being aided by millions of dollars of campaign contributions controlled by a handful of political operatives who obviously believe many Alabama citizens should be only seen-not heard. More...