October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

Thank you, firefighters!

This week is Fire Prevention Week, a time to salute our firefighters for what they do to protect all of our lives and properties. More...

Gone South

NASCAR vs. football

I’ve just returned home from Columbia, S.C., where I took part in a spirited debate over which is the most important sport in the South — NASCAR or football.   I picked football (see my column two weeks ago). Hope I did OK.   More...

Inside the Statehouse

More and more Republican

In 1876 when the southern states wrestled free of the shackles of Reconstruction, one thing was certain. The South would not vote for any Republican. More...

‘A wonderful community event’

Dear Editor,   A wonderful community event took place in Grove Hill on Sept. 23, 2010. Over 100 families were recipients of 5,000 pounds of free food. More...

Thanks for reading, too!

Fire Prevention Week always coincides with National Newspaper Week.   We will toot our own horn a little. We don’t want the praise individually but we do think newspapers are a vital and important part of a community.   More...

Congress Reports

Oil well permanently capped!

On September 18, BP engineers permanently sealed the broken mile-deep oil well that has bedeviled our world for far too long. This milestone came three weeks after BP handed over its claims processing operations to an independent overseer.   More...

Editor’s Notes

Presidential politics firey hot in 1860

The United States will observe—celebrate just isn’t the word—the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War in 2011. More...