March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

A candy store without candy

As the Legislature begins the first Regular Session of the quadrennium this week, they face the daunting task of crafting a state budget demolished by the Great Recession. More...

Congress Reports

Questions arise from tanker win

An emotional shockwave reverberated across the Gulf Coast last Thursday afternoon after the Pentagon announced that Boeing was chosen to build the new Air Force tanker. The decision was deeply disappointing and prompts serious questions. More...

Keep school fights out of newspaper

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Bloodletting

The bloodletting is about to begin. It is a little ironic that the man holding the scalpel and overseeing the cutting is a physician, Gov. Robert Bentley. More...

Pay cuts—later

Already, just one day into the Alabama legislative session, Democrat and Republican lawmakers have already found common ground: Despite the state’s dire financial situation, there will be no reduction of legislative pay. More...

Kill the messenger

In medieval times, it wasn’t uncommon for a messenger with the task of having to deliver unpleasant news to the king or queen to be rewarded for his words by losing his head. More...

Letter writers lay into newspaper’s reporting

CHS supporter says newspaper’s meeting report didn’t get it all right

Dear Editor, On behalf of the citizens of Coffeeville and myself, we very much appreciate the fact your sports reporter was dispatched to cover the Panther safari of 17 February, perhaps a newspaper reporter would have been a better choice, due to th More...

CCHS teacher defends ‘trivial’ fight; says she might read newspaper but she won’t buy it

Dear Editor, Hey! Did you know that the Clarke County High School Boy’s Basketball team won Regional’s last week? Which MEAANNNSSS the team is going to the state semi-finals in Birmingham this week. Hhhhmmmm .... More...

Editor’s Notes

GroveHill Guards, Suggsville Grays first for duty

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...