December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Lock up those who defy mandated burning ban

After significant rainfall over the weekend, the long-imposed statewide burn ban was lifted. More...

Charities hampered by ethics laws

Inside the Statehouse

It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes across our great state. More...

When the American economy went to war

Dollars & Cents

Seventy-five years ago this week, World War II began for the United States with a paralyzing blow against Pearl Harbor —“a date which will live in infamy”—as Japanese bombers attacked the island without warning. More...

Political Cartoon

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Parade crowd too close, too much candy wasted

Grove Hill had a good Christmas parade last Thursday (actually, it was about like all the rest, but good).  We did notice a couple of things to consider before next year’s parade.  More...

A warning call: ‘Quit talking about Trump’

An irate caller last week who initially wouldn’t identify herself but finally did share just her last name threatened the editor-publisher: “You’d better quit all that talking about people.” “What people we asked,” More...

How to cook your Christmas turkey

Gone South

As we enter the Christmas season, many of you are looking back on Thanksgiving and thinking, “I wished I had baked a turkey.” I know why you didn’t. So do you. Turkey-baking is a daunting task. The bird is big. More...

Fire on the mountain

Through the Past

News of the raging fires in the Smoky Mountains and the rain that fell in Chilton last week really set me to thinking about song titles, memories of vacations, and the contrast found in the phrase, “fire and rain.” More...