July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Sitting officials likely to return

Last week we handicapped the 2014 governor’s race but it is definitely not the only race on the ballot next year. In fact, all constitutional offices are up for election as well as all 140 seats in the legislature and all 67 sheriffs. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Good ol’ boy that is literate

Edie of the Valley, Bubba’s friend from Rochester, N.Y., likes the poetry of Langston Hughes, but wonders about the last line of his poem, “Merry-Go- Round.”  More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Nostalgia: A magic elixir

I never thought I’d be called to the defense of nostalgia, the magic elixir that turns memories into gold.  It’s the soft moonlight that sheds a gentle glow on the past, erasing the pain, enhancing the pleasure, and ironing the unple More...

Editor’s Notes

Political BBQ and much more

I had some good barbecue last Thursday. The local state legislative delegation hosted a get-together in Jackson to meet with constituents and, as it turned out, to salute one of their own, State Sen. Marc Keahey.  More...

Gone South

Battling the storm

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. Psalm 107 KJV   I am not a sailor.  I have sailed. Even owned a small sailboat once. More...

From Our Files—25 Years Ago

Twelve railroad cars, most carrying sodium chloride, derailed at the Joe Davis Industrial Blvd. crossing in Thomasville when a train hit a log truck attempting to cross the tracks. More...