May 17, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

Letter to the Editor

Honoring our vets

Dear Editor: We desperately need your help in locating and informing Alabama veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan about a one-of-a-kind, state sponsored ceremony honoring them for their service. More...

Editor's Notes

Riding the paper bus

A couple of weeks ago Ross Wood and I slipped away for a two-day bus tour of some newspaper facilities in north Alabama and Georgia. More...

Gone South

Resurrection and reconciliation

This is a story about a little Alabama town where, for years, people didn't seem to care if you were Methodist or Baptist or Catholic or something else. No one was going to put you down for being what you were. Sure, folks had their differences. More...

Opportunity knocking

Now that all the back-patting and congratulating on securing the gigantic ThyssenKrupp steel mill for southwest Alabama has been done (and it is well deserved we hasten to add), what do the individual counties and municipalities do to make sure the More...

Give Gov. Riley a plane

Rep. Marc Keahey may mean well in questioning Gov. Riley's use of state aircraft. But the freshman Grove Hill legislator's timing isn't the best. More...

Alabama Scene

Popping corks in SW Ala.

There is simply no way to overstate the significance of the decision of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp to locate its $3 billion plant in Mobile County. More...

Inside the Statehouse

More 'Miss Mittie' stories

Many of you seemed to enjoy my story about Miss Mittie last week and her legendary prowess as the oracle of Goat Hill. She was such a peculiar looking sight in her floor length black dress and hat, always knitting and never looking up. More...

The legend and lore that holds families together

There's nothing like the blinking lights of a police car, on a back road in rural Alabama at night, to make you think: Perhaps this wasn't a good idea. More...

Congress Reports

'A brighter future'

The news for south Alabama keeps getting better and better. I am extremely pleased by ThyssenKrupp's decision to build its new state-of-the-art steel manufacturing and processing facility in southwest Alabama. More...