August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

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‘Eat mor chikin’

Perhaps Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy had a reason for stirring up the traditional/gay marriage issue.  It resulted in a nationwide “Chcik-fil-A Appreciation Day” on Aug. 1, promoted by ex-Arkansas Gov. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Bentley’s end run with road money

The second regular legislative session of the quadrennium ended a few months ago with a plethora of legislation. It was not quite as prolific as last year, but pretty close. However, it was just as conservative as the first. More...

God, Coca-Cola and Titanic

the world are God, Coca-Cola and Titanic.   Although darts is a traditionally English pub game, there are now more than three times as many darts players in the United States than there are in the United Kingdom. More...

‘One movie patron with a gun could have saved folks....’

Dear Editor,  Obviously you’ve been listening to New York Mayor Bloomberg and share his sentiments regarding the topic of “gun control.”  More...

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Satricial letter scorned men who avoided military service

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Democrat of the 1860s. More...

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Economic vitality of Grove Hill key for needs and wants

Last week’s Grove Hill town candidates’ forum was interesting. We thought the candidates did a pretty good job. What amazed us is how some candidates and individual citizens focus on specific needs and wants.  More...

Do-nothing Congress

The U.S. Congress has adjourned and gone home. They may as well for what little they have done. . More...

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Gone South

Has London replaced Atlanta?

There is a consensus out there (I am told) that the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games were “the worst Olympics ever.”  Well, I don’t know about that.  Sure, it was overcommercialized — Coca-Cola, a sponsor, was the only sof More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk


Some day some historical and linguistic genius may be able to tell us what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment, tying the need for a wellregulated militia to the right to keep and bear arms.  More...

Dollars & Cents

Private pracitioners experiencing stress

A little-known crisis is occurring throughout a vital fabric of the nation. Many physicians in private practice are experiencing severe financial challenges, forcing alarming numbers to close their practices.  More...

Greasepit Grammar

Pluck chickens, plunk money

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared Aug. More...