November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Andy Rooney

When Andy Rooney ended his regular stint as a commentator for CBS’ 60 Minutes the 92-year-old, in true character, curmudgeonly lamented that if you saw him eating in a restaurant not to bother him and don’t ask for an autograph. More...

Our vote is irrelevant

Inside the Statehouse

The 2012 presidential contest has begun and is in full swing. President Barack Obama is running hard and raising tons of money. The GOP field is formulating and these aspirants are also out shaking the money tree. More...

Tuskegee an important part of Alabama’s history

Editor’s Notes

“Now we will see how it feels to be in the minority,” I laughed and told my wife and daughter as I eased our car through the majestic Lincoln Gate of Tuskegee University onto the campus of the historic black college. More...

Shop at home

Our Opinions

“Shop at home.” “Support the local economy.” “Keep your tax dollars at home.” We’ve heard it all and preached it all. More...

On the other hand...

The above is one side of the coin. Here’s the other side of that coin. First, we must congratulate Gina Skipper on being named Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. The honor is very deserving. At the banquet last week Mrs. More...

The stuff Gary sends

Gone South

From time to time, my buddy Gary at the University of South Florida sends me copies of Sunshine State articles he comes across in his research. No comments included, just the clippings, as if to say, “and you think Alabama is bad”? More...

Honoring our veterans

Congress Reports

This Friday, the nation pauses to pay tribute to our “real heroes,” the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States military. More...

Understanding your FICO score

Dollars & Cents

Like many individuals, you may be unaware that a numerical score, known as FICO, affects you when you borrow money. Lenders use this approach to evaluate your creditworthiness. More...