May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

Interior designer legislators

A little sprucing up of legislative offices probably isn't out of line but coming on the heels of a 62 percent pay raise, and given the excess of some of the purchases, it is enough to irk some taxpayers. More...

Alabama Scene

'How high, Dr. Hubbert?'

As a child in elementary school I remember on occasions that some entertainer would come by for a program featuring trained dogs. More...

From Our Files

23 years ago A crew tore out the old Bassetts Creek bridge on Old Highway 5 near Dickinson to make way for a new $412,000 bridge. The old, narrow bridge was built around 1925. More...

Inside the Statehouse

'Mr. Mac' stabilizes Senate

In observing the ebb and flow of the Legislature during this first session of this four-year cycle, it occurs to me that things are very much status quo and basically a mirror image of the previous quadrennium. More...

Reuniting opportunities

One hundred and sixty (or so) Mathews descendants converged on Grove Hill for a family reunion this past weekend. So, big deal, some of you may say. It was a big deal. The majority of those 160 people were not local residents. More...

Revamping ALDOT

Highway construction and other transportation matters shouldn't be a political issue but they always have been in Alabama. The director of the state Department of Transportation is a political appointment of the governor. More...

Editor's Notes

Ballpark unites community

I have gradually come to realize that the Dixie League ball program and the activities at Hudson Park in Grove Hill are good examples of democracy and communities working together that an Ohio-based research organization promotes and encourages. More...

Roost Pole's purpose

Dear Editor, The purpose of the Roost Pole at Fulton was to protect a large sign that Scotch Lumber Company had erected. The sign stated, "The Scotch Lumber Co. More...

Gone South

Great graduation speeches

They gave him twenty minutes And he finished up in ten. Oh, there's a prince of speakers And a servant unto men. We are getting into the graduation season. More...

Congress Reports

No Child Left Behind

As you may know, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is scheduled for reauthorization this year. Over the past year, Congress has been evaluating the successes and shortcomings of NCLB. More...