December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Leonard Auto Parts closing after 90 years

Grove Hill is losing its oldest retailer. Leonard Auto Parts opened in 1921, 90 years ago. Only The Clarke County Democrat, at 155-years-old, is older in Grove Hill. More...

President Obama to battle, beat late-entry Republican

President Obama is likely to win re-election in 2012, but his Republican opponent will not be one of the current candidates battling one another in the early primaries, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts. More...

‘Occupy’ movement won’t go away in the new year

Has the ‘Occupy’ Movement Faded? Don’t Bet on It. More...

Year of natural disaster to bring changes in 2012

The United States was particularly hard hit with a string of natural disasters in the past year: unprecedented summer heat and drought in the Southwest, deadly tornadoes, a massive blizzard in the Northeast, major river floods in the Midwest, an eart More...

Fuel prices to remain unstable

Fuel prices will remain unstable in 2012 as pressure from all sides influence the cost of crude oil, according to a University of Alabama engineering professor who follows the petroleum markets. More...

Health care continues to be pain

If you think the health-care reform debate has been intense and confusing so far, take two aspirins and try to follow it through 2012. More...

Low interest rates won’t last

So, if interest rates are at record low levels, it’s pretty safe to predict that they are going to increase, right? More...

News highlights from 2011

January Ray Norris sworn in as first countywide elected Republican official since Reconstruction More...

Practice up on your Spanish... Cuba may be a big customer

The Alabama business community needs to practice its Spanish, and that suggestion has nothing to do with the state’s controversial immigration law. More...

Online doomsday groups will spark Internet hysteria in 2012

Warnings about apocalyptic cataclysms in 2012 potentially will serve as a catalyst for Internet hysteria, a University of Alabama psychology professor predicts. More...

Female VP running mate may decide presidential election

Whereas many eyes were on presidential candidates in the final days of 2011, one University of Alabama professor believes the vice presidential race is the one to watch. More...

Stressful 2011 could make for a depressed 2012

2011 has been a turbulent one for the people of Alabama, and a professor in The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing thinks many people will feel the effects mentally during 2012. More...

Jackson police make drug arrest

A search warrant executed Dec. 23 at an apartment in the Cottonwood Estates apartment complex, resulted in the arrest of a Jackson man who has been charged with felony marijuana possession. More...