March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Three-legged stool offers balance

Editor’s note: This column is in recognition of Sunshine Week, March 10-16. More...

Gone South

Mrs. Tucker’s Pelham

The city of Jacksonville is commemorating the life of one of Calhoun County’s own, John Pelham, who was born in Alexandria in 1838 and died in Virginia on March 17, 1863. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Looking for a book? Try Grove Hill’s on-line library

He says that during mornings, he can usually be found around The Nethermost working as the gardener’s helper. Community obligations, writing, and running take up the afternoon. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Paper started eighth year hoping for ‘more peace and far less war’

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Democrat (a.k.a. Journal) of the 1860s. By Jim Cox More...

Dollars & Cents

The perils of sequestration

A process that was never supposed to happen has come to fruition. And it has brought with it a firestorm of controversy and consternation. More...

Support Hwy. 84 work

The acquisition of right-of-way property for the four-laning of U.S. More...

Letting the sun shine

The cartoon on this page of a bunch of fat legislative cats laughing about the very idea of them being subject to the open meeting law wasn’t drawn with the Alabama Legislature in mind or their recent sleight-of-hand maneuvering in passing the More...

Chance & Scyrene

Packers Bend school a PACERS star

A long time instructor at Monroe Intermediate School of Packers Bend recently posted this valuable information about her school, which everyone knows she loves dearly. The information is about MIS going green. More...

Inside the Statehouse

BP trial worth billions

The much anticipated BP trial began February 25th in New Orleans. British Petroleum faces billions of dollars in civil claims resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Cultures mingle at Walmart

Last week, I commented on the stereotypical Walmart look, which falls below casual into a category that sometimes descends to the borders of obscene. That’s according to my frame of reference, which is based on ‘50s middle-class values. More...

Greasepit Grammar

A green light for ’greenlit‘

“With increasing frequency,” wrote Suzanne Barnhill, Fairhope’s ‘Dear Abby’ of grammar and usage, “ I am seeing the word ‘greenlit’ used to mean ‘approved’ (given a green light). More...

Sinatra: No lover of rock ’n roll

 It was Robert Kennedy who made the following sage observation: “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”  An adult ostrich can reach up to 9 feet in height and weigh upward of 300 pounds. More...