October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Quotable Quotes

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. George F.Will (1941 - ) A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Congress incumbents usually reelected

Our congressional delegation will more than likely return intact in two weeks. All seven of our congresspeople must run every two years. However, very few are ever sent home. More...

Cromwell knew cheering worked two ways

 In this season of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first More...

Lawmen doing good job says Washington Circle resident

Dear Editor, I cannot sit back any longer; I’ve got to give my opinion. I have been a resident of Washington Circle which connects with Family Circle for 20 years and I think I have a right to voice my opinion. More...

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Scratch Ankle Muse

‘Sparkling Scratch Ankle Water’

During my high school days, I worked for the only grocery store in Franklin. I would get off the school bus and ride my bike a few miles up the road to the store. More...

Judge Robert Vance only real choice for Chief Justice

How Alabama ever ended up with two extremists as chief justice nominees after the spring primary is beyond us. More...

Hoodwinked by a dead letter writer

Letters to the editor have always been a public forum for people to express their opinions. Those opinions can be criticisms, praises, suggestions, prodding … a variety of things. They are meant to help or promote a community or issue. More...

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Gone South

Looking back on first debate

It’s getting to be that you can’t swing a cat without hitting a debate - or a debater (which might not be a bad idea, were it not for the pain it might cause the cat). Who thought it would come to this? Not me. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Beware the fatback; bring home the bacon!

The most expensive piece of pork I ever ate was a strip of fatback some 20 years ago. More...

Scenes from T’ville’s Ghost Walk, Oct. 20

The annual Ghost Walk in Thomasville was held this past Saturday in the downtown area. Above “gypsy” Leann Moore tells riders what to expect on the ghost ride. More...

Greasepit Grammar

More than, but twice as many as

Referring to fuelmileage standards for American automobiles, Huffington Post reported that “by 2025, drivers will be getting almost twice as many miles per gallon, on average, than they are now. More...