July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Caucasian or Heinz 57?

We were having dinner at an Italian restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, and I casually looked around me. More...

Quote

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Thomas Jefferson More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Clarke County Journal* of the 1860s.

* Name changed from The Clarke County Democrat during the war. Cannon illustration from the papers of the 1860s. Losses at Gettysburg, Vicksburg in July 1863 turning points in war July 1863 was not a good month for the Confederate States of America. More...

Correction

Joyce Burrage last week incorrectly identified Wanda Phillips Walker and misstated her relationship to Sarah Phillips, one of the victims of the attack on on Fort Sinquefield. The relationship should have been a great-great-great aunt. More...

Editor’s Notes

Fort Sinquefield to Wind Creek

A couple of Saturdays ago I stood on the site of old Fort Sinquefield a few miles east of Grove Hill and watched frontiersmen reenactors and their Creek Indian counterparts talk about the confrontation there 200 years ago. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Who can lead the GOP?

Alabama and the Deep South have now become the heart and soul of the Republican Party in America. We are the most reliable base of support for any GOP presidential candidate. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Meme, même not the same thing

“What’s with reporters and editors and their fondness for the term ‘meme’?” asked Teeklo, Swampscum’s resident philosopher and language critic. More...

Gone South

Crazy ants vs. fire ants

Here comes the crazy ants. That’s “ants.” Not “aunts.” More...