November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

The sport of cheerleading

A while back, I got off on whether cheerleading should be a sport. I am about to get off on it again. It should be. In fact, it is in 29 states. But not in Alabama. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

What underwear tells us about economy

I’m writing this column a few days before the election, so I’m not sure whether the next president will be wearing holy underwear or something made by Hanes or Fruit of the Loom. More...

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Through The Past

Austills early Clarke settlers

History will be on the minds of Clarke County people more in the next two months than in a long time. Our 200th Anniversary of the establishment of us as a county on December 10, 2012, will be a milestone. For many it will go unnoticed. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Smalltown presidents

Unfortunately, my column had to go to press before the outcome of Tuesday’s election was known. I will discuss the election results next week. In the meantime, I would like to share with you a story about the presidency. More...

Southerners watch more TV than rest of U.S.A

 It’s not known who made the following sage observation: “The sharper your words are, the more they’ll hurt if you have to swallow them.”  Those who study such things say that Southerners watch more TV than residents of any More...

‘Freedom Is Not Free’

The month of November has a special day for remembering, it’s called Veterans Day, on Nov. 11. Across our nation and throughout the world, we pay tribute to those who gave so much. It’s A Time To Remember. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Brits can be rough on Queen’s English

Suzanne Barnhill of Fairhope, Ala., has produced evidence that the British can handle the Queen’s English about as roughly as their colonial cousins in America can. More...