May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

A good time was had by all

My family never had reunions. At least not the sort where you send out invitations and print T-shirts. More...

Letter writer barking up wrong tree on stuck bus

Dear Editor, As avid readers, we would like to commend you and your staff on the fine job you do with our county paper. With the local newspaper being one of the only means available to exercise our right to free speech, we appreciate The Democrat. More...

Editor’s Notes

Lift a toast to the Redneck Riviera

The Harvey Jackson and Hardy Jackson family has been going to the coast for 60 years now, ever since Grandma Minnie bought a lot at Seagrove Beach, Fla. and built a small cottage on a 30-ft. More...

From the Nethermost

A smart library for a smart town

My son, daughter-in-law, and I talked about smart cities when I was in Atlanta last month. We agreed that Atlanta is pretty smart. More...

Gutting our legislative voice

Last fall the chairmen of the Alabama Legislature’s reapportionment committee held a public hearing in Thomasville to get input on proposed redistricting of various political boundaries. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Conservative Alabama would OK lottery

All of the horses are in the barn for the fall derby. They are resting awaiting the opening gun. The official start of the fall campaign begins on Labor Day, which is September 3rd this year and culminates with Election Day on November 6, 2012. More...

Dollars & Cents

Be aware of natural disaster scams

Natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes are a part of living in Alabama. Each year, hundreds-perhaps thousands-of Alabamians are victims of natural disasters. More...

Waiting for another wreck

Dear Editor, April 2, 2012: Loggers had a wreck and got stuck at two-tenths of a mile in a curve on Sylvania Lane on Manila Road. Repairs have not been done. More...

Congress Reports

Austal making waves with new ships

Mobile and South Alabama reentered the Navy shipbuilding business when Austal USA located to the Port City in 1999. More...