May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Editorial

I got my diploma at the Dollar General

Graduation time is here. This issue of The Democrat is filled with smiling faces of graduating seniors from across Clarke County and into Washington County. More...

Bragg had a good teacher

Rick Bragg came home. He was at Jacksonville State University last week autographing copies of his latest book, The Prince of Frogtown. He grew up in and around Jacksonville. Many of you may know more about Rick Bragg than I do. More...

From Our Files

70 years ago Forty-six seniors received degrees at Clarke County High School's graduation. C. B. More...

Quotable Quotes

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out. More...

Political Cartoon

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Alabama WWII veterans visit D.C. memorial

Last week the inaugural Honor Flight South Alabama took 92 men and women from the greatest generation to Washington, D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial. More...

Running for office in Alabama

As late as 1982, when I was first elected to the Legislature, almost everybody ran as a Democrat. More...

Strange But True

• It was Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard, chancellor of West Germany in the 1960s, who made the following sage observation: "A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. More...