March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Keep your britches up

More and more Alabama municipalities are passing “saggy pants” ordinances and we’d like to see some of our Clarke County municipalities do the same. More...

Gone South

Cockroaches and congressmen

My buddy John is a sociologist. He also is a historian. It is an uncommon combination, which means John keeps up with, and even understands, data and surveys and polling, which most historians don’t. More...

Dollars & Cents

Why is stock market so high?

In recent weeks, the stock market has reached historic highs. Does this reflect growing strength in the economy? If not, what is causing stock prices to rise so much? These questions have been on the minds of people across the nation. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Packages don’t ship themselves “Every time I purchase something on line, e.g. a DVD, invariably after a few days I receive a notice that reads: ‘Your DVD has shipped,” said M. Max Mazzarella Sr. More...

All wars should be so short

 It was Pulitzer Prizewinning American novelist Pearl S. Buck who made the following sage observation: “All things are possible until they are proved impossible, and even the impossible may only be so as of now.” More...

Broiler gives this cake a great glaze

After a thorough drenching in pecan-coconut butter sauce, this moist vanilla cake spends a couple of minutes under the broiler to achieve a brown, bubbly glaze. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Leave time alone!

First, let me clarify: I am a morning person. I like the mornings. But to the point, I don’t like my mornings to shift ahead by an hour’s difference in a day’s time. I do not like daylight saving time. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Time to settle gambling

The continuous merry-go-round opening and closing of Macon County’s Victory- Land is like a circus. It is a comedic side show of political posturing. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Tired of southern fried? Try Yooper fare!

I just read that a Southern diet will kill you, and that’s what I’ve been living on for the past 76 years. More...

Louis L’Amour would be 105

 On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated July 22, 2005, executed by Thomas Marshall and Mondria Marshall, husband and wife, to Ameriquest Mortgage Company, which mortgage More...