February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Editorial

Congress Reports

Summitt on economy set

With each day, it seems there is a new report underscoring the difficult economic times we are now experiencing. In fact, the U.S. economy shed 598,000 jobs during the month of January as business after business was forced to shutter its doors. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama No. 2 auto building state

Last year's announcement by Volkswagen to locate their American plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, rather than Alabama, was a disappointment. More...

Our local economy depends on strong housing market

Our Opinions

Over and over we have heard that the housing crisis is not as bad in Alabama as in other states. Foreclosures are not as high here, on a percentage basis. Southwest Alabama's housing is strong, according to those who keep up with the numbers. More...

From Our Files

115 years ago "Mr. Fleming is enlarging his store house considerably not having room for the large stock which he is carrying. It is a pleasure to notice such improvements. Mr. J. H. Hollingsworth is bossing the job and is a fast workman. More...

Gone South

Questions for legislators

It is that time again " . . . and they will all be here, leaving many a village without its idiot." Molly Ivins on the Texas Legislature Once again, as regular as the seasons, our Legislature gathers. More...

E-Mail Funny

Never tick off a guy who owns a backhoe. More...