September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Editorial

Strange case from Alabama

"[T]he Siegelman and Thompson cases are a reminder that when the power of the state to imprison people is put in the wrong hands, lives can be ruined and democracy can be threatened."

Alberto Gonzales is out as attorney general, but there is still a lot of questionable Justice Department activity for Congress to sort through. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Thompson will be GOP nominee

Very seldom will I venture a prediction on a major race like president, especially over a year out and with each party having ten candidates openly vying for their nomination. In addition, it is the most open presidential race in my lifetime. More...

Congress Reports

Alabama's fair share of water

As we know all too well, a large portion of the southeastern United States is experiencing severe and, in some cases, record drought conditions. More...

Letter to the Editor

Lock sheriff up in his own jail

Dear Editor, I enjoy reading your on-line service. For those of us who own homes in Clarke County but live in Mobile, it helps us keep up with the news. I for one, along with many others, are wondering why Clarke County needs judges. More...

Refusing to invest in yourself • Taxes per person

Alabama residents pay less in taxes than people in most other states.

State and local taxes per person, fiscal year 2005 TOP FIVE New York $5,752 Connecticut $5,398 Wyoming $5,251 New Jersey $4,890 Massachusetts $4,470 National median $3,387 BOTTOM FIVE South Carolina $2, More...

Our Opinions

9/11 anniversary

Tuesday, Sept. 11 marked the sixth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day. Perhaps even worse, a nation lost its feelings of security within its own borders. More...

Iraq dilemma

The day before the 9/11 anniversary, a congressional hearing addressed a direct result of that awful day- the war in Iraq. Gen. David Petraeus did a commendable job in explaining the military's operations there. More...

Cartoon

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Guest Columnist

Ode to Fuffel

My first cousin, Russell, was more like a big brother to me than a first cousin. He was my hero, and I wanted to be just like him. If Russell ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, I ordered a grilled cheese. More...

Airport Diaries

Hartfield-Jackson International: World's busiest airport

I visited Hartfield - Jackson International Airport in Atlanta a few days after it received the prestigious honor of being named the most efficient and cost effective airport in North America on Aug. 1. More...

Pictures From The Past

Jack Chapman eyes a tire tube being carried by Walter Snodgrass in front of Chapman's O.K. Service Station in Grove Hill in this undated photo, likely from the 1960s provided by Bea Chapman, Jack's widow. More...