May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Free lunch days over for dry counties?

As I write, 15 Alabama counties are running scared. If a bill working its way through the Legislature actually passes, those counties will see their operating budgets cut 10 percent over the next five years. More...

Inside the Statehouse

'Miss Mittie' knew it all

Whenever I travel in Alabama I am always asked to retell the story of Miss Mittie. It has been two years since this column appeared but by popular demand, here goes the story of Miss Mittie. More...

'A good time was had by all...'

Dear Editor, "…And a good time was had by all." The phrase has been used by many seventh grade essay writers to wrap up an essay when they have run out of things to say. More...

Louisiana politics?

The Alabama State Senate continues to be an embarrassment to every hardworking Alabamian as the 35 senators bicker and fuss like children among themselves, ignoring important legislation. More...

Assassinating reform

The Alabama Senate isn't the only group acting irresponsibly and not in the state's best interest. More...

From Our Files

29 years ago Dana Becton of Grove Hill was awarded Marion Military Institute's Best All-Round College Athlete Medal during the school's annual sports banquet. Becton excelled in football and baseball at MMI in 1977 and 1978. More...

Viewpoints

Ending double dipping

The long struggle for accountability and transparency in state government took a discouraging downturn recently when the Alabama State Board of Education failed to consider a proposal to ban politicians from holding jobs or contracts with state two More...

Check fellow Democrats, too

Dear Editor, Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, has taken a commendable and positive step in our State Legislature. He has asked for an audit of the Governor's use of the state aircraft. The Governor says he'll furnish all necessary documentation. More...

Congress Reports

Equal justice for all

Last week, the House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, H.R. 1592, by a vote of 237-180. More...