August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Church at the Flora-Bama

You heard it right. They are holding church services at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, a place where the exclamation “Oh, My God” is not usually said in prayer. More...

Headless cockroaches can keep going for a week

 It’s still not known who made the following sage observation: “To succeed in politics, it is sometimes necessary to rise above your principles.”  It was beloved American poet Robert Frost who made the following sage observation: More...

Befriended by the Ambassador

Concerning the recent article on my mission trip to Kenya, I would like to explain one of the pictures that showed me with the African ambassador to China. I don’t remember his name…I couldn’t understand what he said. More...

Scratch Ankle Muse

Old-timey home remedies are best

I wonder how many of you know how to cure the whooping cough or colic? My grandpa knew how. People would come from miles around to get him to doctor on them or their loved ones. More...

Too much hurricane info is good info anyway, we suppose

By the time you read this hopefully Tropical Storm Isaac, or Hurricane Isaac, whatever it is, will have passed through with little harm or inconvenience for Clarke County and Southwest Alabama. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Labor Day in Alabama

This week we celebrate Labor Day. Like Memorial Day, it is a uniquely American holiday. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. It has been a long, hot summer here in the Heart of Dixie. More...

Dollars & Cents

Outsourcing should not be an issue

Although it is not apparent from political ads, neither party seems to understand what is occurring with respect to the loss of jobs overseas and what can be done about it. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

PIE FOR THE POOR FOLKS?

“Just around the corner, there’s a rainbow in the sky, So Let’s have another cup of coffee, and let’s have another piece of pie.” Irving Berlin More...

Practical Money

When you should file an amended tax return

Not every interaction with the IRS must necessarily induce flop sweat. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Anyways, it’s not Standard English

A customer lost between Walker Springs and Whatley drove into Wade’s Dixieco with this request to the Redneck Academy of Linguistics, which meets around the greasepit: More...