December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Pearl Harbor RIP

Dec. 7, 1941 was, as President Roosevelt described it, “A day that will live in infamy.” Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on an unsuspecting and unprepared U.S. More...

The Chinese and the high price of pecans

Dollars & Cents

If you enjoy that delicacy of the South—the tasty pecan pie—you no doubt realize that the price of pecans has escalated in recent years. And, like so many daily activities, the increase is a matter of simple economics. More...

Who is ‘doing nothing’ in Washington, D.C.?

Congress Reports

I don’t usually write about votes in the U.S. Senate, because so little ever seems to happen there under Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s control. More...

Drugs are a plague

Our Opinions

Illicit drugs are a problem everywhere and Clarke County is no exception. More...

Congrats to JA, JHS

The City of Jackson and all of Clarke County can be proud. Jackson football teams brought home state championship tropies this year. First, the Jackson Academy Eagles won the Alabama Indpendent School Association’s Class A state title on Nov. More...

‘Dear sir, You Cur’

Gone South

“Home” for Thanksgiving, I went through some of Daddy’s books and found it. Dear Mr. Congressman, a collection of letters from constituents to their senators and representatives, was written in the years after World War II. More...

Who should claim Siegelman?

Inside the Statehouse

Continuing from last week on our study of Alabama’s former governors and their official home county determination, what we have determined is that it is difficult at best to tell what constitutes their home county. More...