December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Roy Moore and GOP firmly in charge

The Roy Moore victory continues to reverberate throughout the state. Whenever the subject of politics comes up it is the first subject of conversation. Undoubtedly it is the political story of the year. More...

Try candle-jumping

 Those who study such things say that a rainbow can’t be seen at midday; the optical phenomena are visible only in the morning or in the late afternoon. More...

Through The Past

Grove Hill’s early log cabins clustered around courthouse

What could a gully, a spring, a Dutchman, and switch cane ever have in common? More...

Just Like Cats and Dogs

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Domestic messes worse than ever

A few weeks ago, Clarke County law enforcement officers responded to a call in the southern end of the county of a son fighting with his mother. The son had threatened the mother and she had left the home and he had barricaded himself inside. More...

Citizens lose with insurance monopoly

Alabama is one of the least competitive states for health insurance, according to a study released Wednesday by the American Medical Association. The stark conclusion should disturb Gov. Robert Bentley. More...

Gone South

News from the fashion front

I am not, friends will attest, a slave to fashion. My eldest daughter once described my wardrobe as being composed of “earth tones” and my sartorial splendor being that of an “aging preppy.” More...

Article

“Come, agree, the law’s costly.” Jonathan Swift “We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.” Abraham Lincoln More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

Has it really been 71 years? I was 4 years old, and the old unpainted clapboard house where I lived with my grandparents was ringing with shouts from older members of my extended family: “War! War! We’re in war!” More...

Greasepit Grammar

Eek! Bachman eked out a win!

Back when copy editors wore green eye shades and wielded soft-lead pencils, misused homophones rarely sneaked into print (and never snuck in). More...