November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Bingo! Who’s running the show?

It would appear that being a state legislator is an exciting and challenging experience. More...

Tombigbee Republicans will straighten out county school system

Dear Editor, Your readers were misled by the story on last week’s front page about the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Thanks to all who helped get people to polls to vote on Nov. 6

Dear Editor, Our special thanks to The Divas Social and Savings Club and Men Making A Difference team for the wonderful job you all did on Nov. 6, transporting young and old to the polls to cast their valuable vote. More...

Through The Past

Before town was Grove Hill, it was Macon and Smithville

After much fear, great losses of goods and even family members, still huddling in forts around in Clarke County during the Indian uprisings of 1813, the pioneers must have felt uncertain about their future and cautiously emerged back into somewhat no More...

Dollars & Cents

Social Security, Medicare rise in 2013

The nation’s more than 56 million Social Security recipients will receive a cost-of-living (COLA) increase of 1.7 percent in their 2013 monthly payments. This is less than half the 3.6 percent adjustment for 2013. More...

Gov. Bentley sides with politics over better healthcare

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Test Sen. Bedford’s guns-in-workplace in Legislature first

We don’t know any nicer way to say it: State Sen. Roger Bedford’s bill to allow employees to take handguns into their workplaces, even over the opposition of employers, is the craziest, stupidest thing we have ever heard of. More...

Gone South

Visiting ‘Big Group’

How do I get myself into these things? Oh, yeah. I fathered children, that’s how. More...

A different New Year’s Eve: Drop a pickle

 If you’re like 20 percent of American women, you think your feet are too big. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

’Tis the season for gridiron grudges

My kids and I used to sit around our campfires up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia singing a song written by Sheldon Harnick and performed by the Kingston Trio back during the happy and peaceful ‘60s: “The whole world is festering w More...

Greasepit Grammar

Good football not always good English

Jim Mosley of Jackson, Ala., rolled up to the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco with a question about football and linguistic precision. He cited a quote from a football player interviewed by the Swampscum Daily Ooze: More...