May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

A black party and a white party

On the night of the November 2010 elections I was in my regular post as the political analyst for the Montgomery CBS affiliate WAKA Channel 8. More...

Thomas Jefferson’s Rules of Conduct

 Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.  Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.  Never spend money before you have it.  Never buy anything you do not want, because it is cheap. More...

Airport ‘misconceptions’ addressed

This letter was written to Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day regarding issues involving the planned regional airport. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Just like they said ...

I’ve been traveling through time for quite a few years now, and so I’ve had the advantage of comparing the prophecies of yesterday with the realities of today. More...

Like Cats and Dogs

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Editor’s Notes

High school senior’s thoughts from 60 years ago relevant today

The Clarke County High School Class of 1953 held its 60th reunion a few weeks ago. A lof of these individuals did quite well in life and I didn’t realize for a long time that they were classmates. More...

Gone South

Old Timers top Mullet Toss

A couple of weekends ago I went down to my hometown, Grove Hill down in southwest Alabama, to take my 97-yearold mama to lunch with the “Old Timers.” I did this instead of going to the 29th-annual Interstate Mullet Toss at the FloraBama. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Don’t be blind to homophones

An upstate New York newspaper once advertised a “wooden Phoenician window blind.” “Did someone excavate it from an archaeological site?” asked Professor Copernicus Claptrap of the Swampscum Polytechnic Institute and Barber Col More...

All for Tebow, homeschoolers

Dear Editor, The Tim Tebow bill was a recent topic of Ross Wood’s sports column. The bill would allow children who are home schooled to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, through their local school system. Mr. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Grove Hill Guard member killed at Battle of Chancellorsville,Va., many wounded, taken prisoner

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