November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

VA clinic in M’ ville good for local vets

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has announced plans to build a veterans outpaient clinic in Monroeville. That is good news for veterans in Clarke County and all of southwest Alabama. More...

Gone South

The myster in Mamaw’s kitchen

Over the river and through the woods, sorta. More...

Through The Past

Fort White, Magoffin’s store were early landmarks north of present day Grove Hill

In this series of articles commemorating the 200th anniversary date of December 10, 1812, when Clarke became a county, we will continue to explore the area on Old Highway 5, northeast of present Grove Hill, which was settled from about 1810 to 1820, More...

Greasepit Grammar

Requesting a comment? Here’s one

Martha Simmons of East Brewton, Ala., consulted the Redneck Academy of Linguistics on a news report she read following the recent election. More...

Glad to hear L-P’s decision to restart mill

Louisiana-Pacific’s vice president of OSB Jamie Barnes has been to Clarke County several times since the company’s OSB mill closed in 2008, each time bearing bad news that the mill wasn’t reopening. More...

We have to keep pushing for 84 work

While the Louisiana-Pacific news was good, not so good was the news that there are no available funds to do any major work toward four-laning U.S. Highway 84. More...

Inside the Statehouse

We live in two Americas

In surveying the results from the election returns from two weeks ago, you realize that the country is deeply divided. It is as though we live in two Americas. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Constitution provides for secession, but...

Now, as to this nonsense about secession, let me quote an impeccable authority: More...

Scratch Ankle Muse

One man’s junk, another’s treasure

With all of this talk about fiscal cliffs and doomed economies nowadays, it brings to mind some cliffs and ditches in my younger days. More...

No wonder Peter the Great so great!

 It was revered civil-rights leader Mohandas Gandhi who made the following sage observation: “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.”  If you’re afraid of rats and mice, you might not want to read the f More...