August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Possum rights boundaries set

A fellow on Facebook wondered what my take would be on the Case of the Possum Drop, a judicial procedure involving PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. More...

Then... & Now

How sweet it is! Sugar a precious commodity

Sugar. Oh, how its image has changed in four hundred years! Honey took a backseat when this jewel arrived in the new world. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Watch where you put your wisdom

An Australian politician just showed the world where his wisdom lies, and has become the butt of jokes around the world. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gone South

Doing politics right once more

It was the late Fuller Kimbrell, Gov. James E. “Big Jim” Folsom’s finance director, who summed up the whole thing about as neatly as anyone could. 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 Democrat during the war. Cannon illustration from the papers of the 1860s. Some Grove Hillians reject Yankee teacher in 1863 More...

Pictures from the Past

ADVANCED SWIMMERS OF 50 YEARS AGO — These swimmers at Gillis Pond were pictured in the Aug. 15, 1963 Democrat . More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabamians trust the good doctor

When Robert Bentley ran for Governor in 2010, he made a campaign promise that resonated with voters. He declared that he would not take a salary as governor until the state’s unemployment level reached a certain low bar. More...