March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Oh, for another score

“Oh, it’s a long, long time, from May to December “But the days grow short, when you reach September” - Maxwell Anderson, “September Song” The other day, someone sent me a link to a calculator that would tell me h More...

Dollars & Cents

Unintended consequences

Actions often have unintended consequences. And this will be the likely outcome if Congress follows through on President Obama’s request to gradually raise the minimum wage to $9 from the current $7.25. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Most anybody can be Walmart chic

Miss Peggy and I went directly from Sunday services to the Walmart pharmacy last week to pick up some pills and some stuff for dinner. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Remember, ‘stein’ rhymes with wine

“This here’s Quentin Bucksteen, and his car quit on him down the road,” said Homer. “Reckon we’ve got a rope I can use to tow him in?” More...

GOP: ‘Father Knows Best’

Republican-majority legislators, with the blessings of the Republican governor, deceived not only fellow lawmakers (they were just Democrats anyway, they would argue) but more importantly all Alabamians too when they rammed through a socalled school More...

Inside the Statehouse

A tale of two budgets

We in Alabama are only one of a handful of states that do not work off of one unified budget. We have two budgets. We have a General Fund Budget like all states. More...

1913 cyclone knocks homes off blocks

A tornado caused considerable damage in Clarke County 100 years ago on the evening of Feb. 27, 1913. The Democrat’s March 6, 1913 editon termed the storm a cyclone, the common name for tornadoes 100 years ago. More...

Dead ghosts and live nuts

 President Harry Truman was once told there were ghosts in the White House. His response? More...

Through The Past

Write it down! Help preserve your family’s and the area’s history!

This is the continuation— and the last installment on the topic for a while Mrs. Burrage says— on Clarke County history in recognition of the county’s 200th birthday. More...

Volkswagen microbus debuted in ’50

 On March 6, 1776, a committee of the New York Provincial Congress instructs Major William Malcolm to dismantle the Sandy Hook lighthouse in order to prevent it from aiding the British by warning ships of the rocky shore. More...