August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Absentee Gov. Wallace easily reelected in ’74

Albert Brewer began the writing of George Wallace’s political obituary by beating him in the first primary in 1970. However, Wallace arose from the grave by playing his ever present race card. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Zillions, gillions and bazillions

Howard Doyle noted that Bubba opined that “there is no such number as ‘zillion.’’’ He added: “I’ll present to you the same argument that I presented to Miss Gaddis, my 4th grade teacher, back in 1971, when sh More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Boys and girls: Vive la difference

I once knew a celebrated speaker whose signature story involved a young woman behind the counter at a fast-food place. More...

Keep up the push for Hwy. 84 four-laning

Monroe County residents heard recently from a state transportation official what their Clarke County neighbors heard two years ago from the top transportation dog in the state: Don’t hold your breath waiting on Highway 84 to be four-laned acros More...

Help Restoration Hall find another location for its needed rehab facility

We were unfamiliar with the Restoration Hall Christian Center agency until its promoters filed to rezone a parcel of Grove Hill property to be a group home for five at-risk teens. More...

Gone South

Looking for de Soto

In October of 1540, at the Indian town of Mabila, soldiers of Hernando de Soto clashed with the forces of chief Tascaluza. When the fighting was done, one Spaniard estimated that between 2,500 and 5,000 Indians lay dead. More...

Reach out and help someone

Editor’s note: Following the suicide of actor-comedian Robin Williams, the following letter was submitted to The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Successes of authors known by columnists especially heartwarming

She says that she loves when people she cares about are successful in their endeavors. What is especially pleasing is when a person whom one particularly admires is able to realize a lifelong dream, such as writing a book. More...