August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

George Washington didn’t sleep in Columbiana but a lot of his stuff is there

Editor’s Notes

Suzanne and I were honored to be guests at the 10th anniversary banquet of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life at the American Village in Montevallo last Thursday evening. The center honors Grove Hill native Dr. David Mathews. More...

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High stock prices in a weak economy

Dollars & Cents

A column that was published the week of August 8 — it related to the miniscule growth in GDP for the first half of the year — generated questions among a number of readers. More...

Laugh a Little

A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were mo More...

TV political ads have little effect

Inside the Statehouse

In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. More...

My own conspiracy theory

Gone South

Wendell: “It’s a mess, ain’t it Sheriff”? Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: “If it ain’t, it’ll do till the mess gets here.” No Country For Old Men “There’s something going on” Donald J. Trump More...

Media’s responsibility to our democracy

Center on Representative Government

Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? More...

Pictures from the Past

Here is another old scene from Marty and Helon Everse’s postcard collection. It is the residence of Dr. J.S. Davidson in Thomasville. Dr. Davidson was a prominent physician of the town. More...