September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Light shines on Redneck Riviera name

As I go around talking about the rise and decline of the Redneck Riviera, people want to know who named it that. I wanted to know, as well, but finding out was tricky. More...

Bullfrogs attack South African lions

 It was Canadian American educator Laurence J. More...

Greasepit Grammar

‘Each’ and ‘both’ can be confusing

Floyd was settling in last fall to watch a football game between the Fighting Nutria of the Swampscum Polytechnic Institute and Barber College and the Fighting Bullfrogs of Frogtown A&M when he heard a sportscaster announce, “Both teams hav More...

National Review

The lost ethic of Fraser Robinson

After all the oratory at both political conventions, one line stands out. It was from Michelle Obama, talking about her late father, Fraser Robinson, and his insistence on paying his small portion of her college tuition bills on time. More...

We kick the can one more time

Alabama voters helped our elected officials (we wouldn’t call them leaders) kick the can one more time last Tuesday. More...

Animal shelter is a big step

Animal lovers in Clarke County have been working for several years now to establish an animal shelter in the county and it moved a step closer to reality Tuesday when the Clarke County Commission voted to contribute $40,000 toward the project as well More...

Inside the Statehouse

Here’s a sure thing to bet on

There will be an amendment on the November ballot that will probably be approved by Alabama voters. The amendment will reduce legislative compensation. This proposition may garner more votes than Romney does against Obama. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Smile, you’re on surveillance camera!

Advice to apprentice hold-up guys and gals: The next time you hit a convenience store, look straight into the surveillance camera and smile. More...

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Scratch Ankle Muse

Scratch Ankle’s light a good motivator for a slow walker

Several evenings ago, I did something I seldom do. I went for a walk. It was close to sundown when I started out on the dirt road that takes you from my house to County Road 61. More...