February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Legislature back in session

The 2013 legislative session kicked off last week. There is an old saying that nobody’s life, liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session. More...

Dollars & Cents

Congressman’s persistence

Eighty years ago this spring, as the nation struggled in the throes of the Great Depression, an Alabama congressman’s resolute efforts to pass much-needed legislation ushered in a key component of modern banking. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Dreading the demise of handwriting

My high-school English teacher once told me that the happiest day of her life was the day I learned to type. She had struggled valiantly at taming my florid writing style while struggling to decipher my left-handed scrawl. More...

Through The Past

Suggsville was a busy place in 1800s

This is a continuing look at Clarke County’s history as we celebrate its 200th birthday. More...

Learn about Obamacare

Like it or hate it, the fact is the Affordable Care Act, most often dubbed Obamacare, is law and is being implemented. More...

Editor’s Notes

Well, we’ve survived another unusual winter storm. Some Clarke County residents did have damage from the tornado winds, though. Especially hard hit were a group of houses down on the Old Lock One Road in Salitpa. More...

Gone South

Three dogs have we

A couple of weeks ago, two distinguished members of our local religious community offered their opinions in The Star on whether dogs have souls. More...

Put sugar on your ostrich egg

 It was noted American poet Ogden Nash, best known as a composer of droll verse, who made the following sage observation: “Some tortures are physical / And some are mental, / But the one that is both / Is dental.”  If you cook a single More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Suggested books by black authors for Black History Month

Ask any reader who the African-American writers are and you’ll get standard names: Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker. All standards. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Choose: Bubba’s Law or common sense

Suzanne Barnhill, Fairhope’s maven of grammar and usage, breezed into Wade’s Dixieco waving two pieces of careless prose and a copy of Bubba’s Law. More...