January 4, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

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Man of Main Street

Gerald Ford, the 38th president who died last week at the age of 93, has been lauded as a decent man who helped to stabilize the country and the presidency in the aftermath of Watergate. Many referenced his courage in pardoning President Nixon. More...

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A new look

Readers will notice that we have made some changes to the layout and design of the editorial page and broadened it to two pages. Its location has also been moved. The layout is more traditional, reflecting The Democrat's rich 151-year heritage. More...

Editor's Notes

New Orleans coming back, but still has a way to go

The Cafe DuMonde on Decatur Street is serving mounds of white sugar-coated beignets and coffee au lait. More...

Pictures From The Past

Then-Municipal Judge Bill Kimbrough swears in Grove Hill councilmen in October 1984. From left are Steve Kennedy, G. C. Paul, Coma Horton, A. J. Pritchett and S. P. Hudson. More...

From The Nethermost

Taking a trip to the woodshed

When animals in the wild repeat behaviors characteristic of their species, biologists might explain that the behavior is imprinted in the animal's genetic makeup. More...

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Losing weight

"Get Lost in Jackson" turned out to be tremendously successful. A community weight loss program started last January concluded last week and the town lost a collective 10,000 pounds. Congratulations, folks. That's amazing! More...

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Practical purchase

Grove Hill town officials and firefighters are to be congratulated for making what appears to be a very practical purchase for the fire department. A 3,000 gallon pumper arrived last week. More...

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A tyrant gone

Iraq may have its problems but you can't say they don't have swift justice. Within days of rejecting a death sentence for former dictator Saddam Hussein, he was turned over to the Iraqis who promptly hanged him. More...

Alabama Scene

Riley the 'Comeback Kid'

I think it is required that at the end of the year and the beginning of another that those of us in my trade take a look back at the 12 months past…list the top stories…the offbeat stories…and yes, the biggest newsmakers of the More...

From Our Files

100 years ago "Neal Caves, Dave Robinson, and John Dickinson were put in jail Sunday morning for striking the wife of Monroe Ezell on the head, inflicting considerable injury and pain. The jail is filling rapidly. More...

Congress Reports

109th's accomplishments

At this time of year, we all pause to reflect on the events of the past 12 months, and I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the legislative accomplishments of the 109th Congress. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Polls amazingly accurate

As the dust settles on the old year and we begin the new I will share a few political observations from the 2006 election year. First of all I was amazed at the accuracy of the polling data. More...