February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Editorial

More good news

Our Opinions

Jackson, Clarke County and Southwest Alabama heard more good news Monday as a new $118 million wood pellet plant was formally announced for Jackson. The news has been out for several weeks but it was good to hear Gov. More...

Best growth in nation said to be Mobile

Congress Reports

Out of all the metropolitan areas in America, Mobile County will have the fastest growing economy over the next five years according to Moody's Economy.com. Crediting ThyssenKrupp's decision to build a $3. More...

Closed meetings

The public announce- ment of the wood pellet mill was preceded by Gov. Riley meeting behind closed doors with local municipal and county leaders in the council chambers of Jackson City Hall. More...

Voting in Mitcham Beat

Through The Past

When Mitcham Beat's voting precinct was established in 1859, north of Chilton and southeast of Forestdale in T10, R2E, Clarke County was very rural, heads of households were mostly transplants from other states with more than a few born in another More...

Huckabee's shadow

Inside the Statehouse

Mike Huckabee's victory in Alabama was no surprise. If the primary had been held two months earlier he would have won by a larger margin. Polling had him leading by 12 points as late as Jan. 1. More...

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CCHS tempest

The late rally to save the old 1936 Clarke County High School would be encouraging if it wasn't so late. Kathleen LaFlore and other supporters are trying to have the old school spared even as it is being cleaned out so it can be pushed down. More...