June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Happy 200th, Jackson!

Our Opinions

Jackson is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend. See the front page for a list of activities that begin Friday and will conclude with a big fireworks show on Saturday night. More...

Good friends in the State House

Inside the Statehouse

One of my most cherished lifetime memories is the almost two decades I served in the Alabama House of Representatives. It was because of the lifetime friends made during that era. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It isn’t just about politicians but about each of us too

Center on Congress

It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. More...

Running down ancestors in old Jackson

Through the Past

Remembering our past is honorable. Learning how we got to this point is an interesting narrative concerning the city of Jackson's 200th birthday this year. More...

Pictures from the Past

The old R. E. Garrick Store in Whatley is shown not long before it was torn down in the 1980s to make way for new bridges over the railroad and Bassetts Creek. Robert Edward Garrick built a new metal building store nearby. More...

We can’t continue to ignore the need for reasonable gun control

Editor’s Notes

A year after good church-goers were slaughtered at a Bible study in Charleston, S.C. we can’t even mourn the anniversary of their loss because we are focused on the latest massacre of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. More...

Hitchhiker’s guide to Alabama

Gone South

This highway she’s hotter than nine kinds of hell The rides, they as scarce as the rain. When you’re down to your last shove and nothing to sell And too far away from the train. Billy Joe Shaver, “Ride Me Down Easy” More...

Surprising spending patterns of elderly

Dollars & Cents

If you are near retirement age, it may be worthwhile for you to read a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publication, “A Closer Look at Spending Patterns of Older Americans.” The report sheds light on what to expect in your golden y More...

Too much power in too few hands

House Minority Leader

We’ve all heard the famous saying, “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It’s more than just a saying, really. More...