January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

Missouri miracle

Stories of missing children usually don't end well. But one from Missouri this week ended very well- twice as well, in fact. A tip about a pickup that matched the description of one used in a kidnapping just days ago led police to a St. More...

Alabama Scene

Senators won't stay hitched

In the halls of the Alabama Legislature there is no worse indictment than to accuse a fellow lawmaker of "not staying hitched." That indictment was being returned against two members of the State Senate in the aftermath of the ugly fight in the el More...

Pictures From The Past

Jimmy Deas of Prattville emailed this photo from the 1958 Coffeeville High School annual. Can anyone tell us who the boy and girl are? The eye-catching thing about this photo is the price of a Coca Cola in 1958- six cents! More...

Paw Paw's turkey hunt

One of the great passtimes in Fulton, Alabama in 1958 was hunting. Bud Brown- Paw Paw- was one of the town's great enthusiasts and he fully intended to make me one also. More...

Gone South

WWJT?

Why is it, when clipping Southern stuff, I am always drawn to articles on religion? More specifically, why am I drawn to strange things that Southern religion somehow or-other gets drawn into? More...

Our Opinions

Rotating chairmen

We've often equated the Clarke County Commission chairman's term to a pregnancy term but often without the same significant results. The five county commissioners rotate the chairmanship among themselves every nine months or so. More...

Legislative stalemate

Our hope for a productive legislative session with worthwhile accomplishments for Alabama citizens were not encouraged by the bitter tug-of-war for power that started off immediately in the State Senate. More...

Correction

I made a huge error last week in personal column remembering great folks we lost in 2006. Grove Hill native and retired Mobile attorney T. Massey Bedsole is still very much with us, I am happy to report. More...

Congress Reports

Democrats 'First 100 Hours'

The House Majority last week began its "First 100 Hours" agenda, and under the new House rules enacted by the majority party, much of this legislation will be moved under closed rules, skipping the entire Rules committee process, including hearings, More...

From Our Files

100 years ago "The long distance 'phone between Mobile, Birmingham and other points, spoken of here for some time past, promises to reach us soon." "Dr. James J. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Hubbert rules Goat Hill

Last week's organizational session of the Legislature played out with as much drama as expected. More...