January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

It doesn’t make sense

Dear Editor, The voters of the United States of America recently made a statement when they voted in new candidates. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans rule Legislature When the Alabama State Senate meets in organizational session next week it will be the first time since Reconstruction Rule ended 136 years ago that the Republicans will be in the majority. More...

Guest Columnist

Big changes for taxes are coming; pick your tax preparer carefully!

Changes are coming. Very few tax preparers are properly trained and able to provide tax preparation as required by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service. More...

Congressman Bonner will do good job chairing House Ethics Committee

There are a lot of congressional committee chairmanships in Washington that are sought for their power and their prestige. One that is not usually sought is the chairman of ethics committees. More...

Appreciates protection Grove Hill citizens get

Dear Editor: I suppose it must be the Season but just this week I had a nice conversation with one of our Grove Hill policemen in the Dollar General Store. More...

Torn package shakes faith in Postal Service

Dear Editor, Our Postal Service is one thing we would like to be able to trust today. But, as I’ve learned recently, that’s not the case. More...

Editor’s Notes

Steamboat ‘Reindeer’ delivers secession news to Jackson Jan. 12, 1861

The sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War is being observed beginning this year. We are reviewing the pages of The Clarke County Democrat (renamed The Clarke County Journal during the war) for a local view of the historical event. More...

Congress Reports

Lame duck confusion adds to public frustration

By now families from coast to coast are hopefully home safe from holiday travels, occupied only with the anticipation of the New Year. And, by now, mercifully, the 111th “lame duck” Congress is finally history. Or is it? More...