August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Jesus in the kudzu

I hereby take an oath that after this column I will not write about Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she got “a sense from God” after praying that she should run for president of these United States. More...

Getting service - and justice - in courts

Dear Editor, I have been a resident of Clarke County for a very long time and I have heard rumors of how corrupt the judicial system was in the county but I now have firsthand experience. More...

Congress Reports

For all the problems, our form of government is still the best

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed the buzz word “dysfunctional” is in vogue on talk shows and in political blogs to describe the inability of Washington to come to an agreement over raising the debt ceiling. More...

CORRECTION

Deonte Hunt’s first name was misspelled in a news story last week about his fatal accident on Highway 84. Also, Walter Hunt was listed as the teenager’s father when he in fact he is his grandfather. More...

Cougars and panthers are real in Clarke County

Dear Editor, I was reading last week’s Clarke County Democrat about Alabama cougars and panthers being seen in this area. It is very true. They’ve been seen on Highway 69 in Salitpa and Coffeeville Road. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Contribution or bribe?

Last week I shared with you some observations from the gambling trial playing out in Montgomery. This week I would like to further elaborate on the amazing lack of evidence the prosecution has offered against most of the defendants. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Troop recruitment big in August 1861

The Aug. 1, 1861 issue saw The Clarke County Democrat shrink from four pages to two, a sign of the hard times caused by the war that was only a few months old. More...