December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Lemon, whiskey and a shot for Christmas

As she approaches her 97th birthday Mama is doing much better. Thanks for asking. More...

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THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

1862 Christmas greetings included hopes for peace, independence in new year

The weariness of war dampened the spirits of many in both the north and the south in December 1862 as Christmas approached and a new year that showed no signs of the conflict lessening. More...

Dollars & Cents

Is the ‘American Dream’ dead?

As the days grow shorter, this is a time for reflection on the events of the past. Most of us undertake this activity. More...

Correction

Mark Delarence Jones, who was in an accident Dec. 9 that was reported last week, is not from Lower Peach Tree, but from Jackson. More...

Hebron resident agrees 43 intersections are dangerous for drivers

Dear Editor, I appreciate your editorial on the two dangerous intersections on Highway 43. I spoke to State Senator Marc Keahey, when he first ran for office about the need for a traffic light, since one indeed involved school children, to no avail. More...

A sad Christmas in Newtown and U.S.A.

Christmas is upon us once again. It is a season that should be filled with joy and happiness. It is a magical season for children. More...

Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise they ain’t. Or so we sincerely hope and pray. More...

Taking gun to school

Times sure do change. In just a few years, too. In talking about the Newtown, Conn. tragedy and other problems of guns in schools, Alton Deas here at The Democrat was prompted to tell a story. More...

Agatha Christie tops in translated books

 It was Albert Einstein who offered the following explanation of relativity: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Savoring the bouquets

Last week, I allowed the dissenters to have their say on the columns I’ve written throughout 2012. This week, I’m going to bask in the bouquets thrown my way by readers who were pleased at what they read. More...

Greasepit Grammar

‘Or’ doesn’t go with ‘not only’

‘Horatio Hayride, Swampscum’s garbagetruck driver, drove up to Wade’s Dixieco with a copy of the Washington Post that he had found in Prof. Copernicus Claptrap’s garbage. More...

Paper tells deadlines, closings for holidays

Special deadlines are set for the Dec. 27 issue of The Clarke County Democrat. All news items should be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The newspaper office will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. The office will only be closed Jan. More...

GOP stalwart suggests GOP supreme court can remedy Democrats’ circuit clerk contest

Dear Editor, There is an attempt in this county to steal an election that most people thought was decided on Nov. 6th. More...

Takes a ‘sorry excuse for a human’ to steal flowers from a cemetery

Dear Editor: More...