January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Alabama at the end of the year

Gone South

Actually, this is about Alabama at the end of 2010, but since it took almost a year to compile what I am about to reveal, you will understand why I am a year late. More...

Big money runs the show

Inside the Statehouse

The older you get you realize that old adages you heard as a child are actually accurate such as sayings like “if you have your health you have everything.” Golfers will attest that the sporting phrase, “you drive for show and putt More...

Teaching children the value of money

Dollars & Cents

Most of us are familiar with the advice in Proverbs 22:6 about teaching children the proper values in life. One of the items on which children need instruction is money. They should understand three stages of moneyearning, saving, and spending. More...

Holt saddened to see deer shot in her yard

Chance & Scyrene

Happy Birthday! More...

Looking for a better year

Our Opinions

Well, here we are with a brand new year. It seems like just a year instead of a dozen ago that we were greeting the beginning of the 21st century. More...

Help with mortgage payments

Other Opinions

Alabama has barely made a dent in $162 million available in mortgage assistance for the unemployed. That’s unfortunate, considering that the program offers significant help for people who have lost their jobs. More...

Virginia snowball fights in Jan. 1862

Civil War in Clarke

The year 1862 started quietly on the warfront with most of the northern and southern armies settled in camps, bundled against the winter cold. Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was active though, taking Bath, Va. More...

Bonner language prompts justice audit of Gulf Coast Claims Facility

Congress Reports

After more than a year of operating the Gulf Coast Claims Facility with little oversight, Ken Feinberg will finally have to open up his books for independent audit. More...

Three resolutions for 2012

From the Nethermost

I have never been a big one for New Year’s resolutions. Before I retired, when asked if I had New Year’s Resolutions, I would dismiss this by saying, “Yeah! More...

Moments in Time: Columbus spies mermaids

 On Jan. 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three “mermaids” and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” They were in reality manatees. More...