February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Voting Rights Act’s time passed?

The 1960’s was a tumultuous time in southern politics. Race, segregation and voting rights were the paramount issues. More...

Dollars & Cents

Our unsustainable debt

Considerable discussion has focused on the national debt of the United States. Also called the public debt, it is currently $16.5 trillion. This means that every person in the nation owes about $52,300. More...

Guest Columnist

A healthcare provider’s alternative perspective to Medicaid expansion

As a rural pharmacist who runs a small business, I am a part of the healthcare delivery system. I dispense prescriptions to people in all walks of life, race, creed and colors. I serve those covered under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Firing cannons and employees

“Can you tell me the etymology of the expression, ‘You’re fired!’ as in being laid off?” asked M. Max Mazzarella Sr. as Bubba checked his sparkplugs at Wade’s Dixieco. More...

Our Outlook is bright!

In today’s paper you will find our annual Outlook edition, 38 pages of information about happenings in Clarke and Washington counties and other parts of southwest Alabama. More...

Editor’s Notes

Caring for friends in life and death

Leroy’s namesake, Captain Robert Leroy Bowling, was the topic for Sunday’s Clarke County Historical Society meeting. Dr. More...

Gone South

Our religious liberties threatened

While state Rep. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Meteors fired across Russian bow

Heaven seems to be firing a few shots across the Russian bow. How else would you explain the series of meteor explosions — or whatever they are — that have rattled windows and injured hundreds over the space of a century or so. More...

Singing important to slaves

There was music before there were people to listen to it. Birds sang, the wind whistled, and the ocean waves crashed in a steady rhythm. Music captures people’s attention. More...