October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Mornings are harder to start without paper

Old habits die hard. The editor knew it wouldn’t be there but at 5:30 Tuesday morning he went to his front door anyway to see if there was a newspaper in his driveway. Of course there wasn’t. More...

Gone South

A warning ignored led to Updyke

I went to Auburn recently to see my son, my money and some football. I also saw the trees at Toomer’s Corner. They made me sad. I had resolved not to comment on the Harvey Updyke mess. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

The death of a daily newspaper

Last week I witnessed the death of an institution. I watched via Facebook from a distance of 475 miles as the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama ended its existence as a daily newspaper and launched into the murky waters of Internet journalism. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Clarke Countians killed and hurt in battles from Mississippi to Virginia More...

Don’t be a no-show Tuesday...go vote!

Tuesday is runoff election day in Grove Hill. Voters will elect a new mayor for the next four years. With all the grumbling we hear in this town, you would expect voter turnout to be 100 percent, or nearly so at least. More...

Downtown traffic flow makes no sense

After our initial complaint, we had convinced ourselves that the downtown Grove Hill renovation was a good thing after all; it is attractive and much-improved over the old streetscape. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Fiscal woes worse than Depression

It is basic public policy that you either have to raise taxes or reduce government services. It has become a cardinal sin in Republican politics to even say the word tax much less enact any increase in revenue. More...

What animal shelter means for county

For the first time in Clarke County, “Adopt a Shelter Pet Month” is finally relevant. Although the long-awaited shelter will not be open this October, it will be next year. More...

$1,000 challenge issued for help for new animal shelter

Dear Editor, This is an open letter to all Clarke Countains. We are beginning to make small progress on our future animal shelter. We now have a small building provided by the county that will have to be remodeled and dog runs to be added. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Be yourself, with or without comma

A customer at Wade’s Dixieco complained to Bubba that her boss insists on a comma between a word of greeting and the person being greeted. For example, the boss would frown on “Hi Bubba” but would insist on “Hi, Bubba.” More...