August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Remembering the ’60s

“If you remember the ‘60s, you weren’t there.” Robin Williams Fortyfour years ago, on August 15, “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” opened on a farm in upstate New York. More...

Greasepit Grammar

No scatting on apartment grounds

The Redneck Academy of Linguistics met around the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco to try to decipher this message on a sign at an apartment building in New York City’s West Village: “Stop & read: NO Playing Soccer, Scatting, Biking. More...

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

President Barack Obama, The WhiteHouse, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washing-ton,D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414.U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510,Ph. 202-224-5744. E-mail:senator@shelby.senate. gov.U.S. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

McLab burger needs a little fat

Every time I pull into a fastfood drivethrough and see pictures of mouthwatering burgers on the menu board, my mind thinks “pink slime.” More...

Resigning officials: An elected term is a contract to be fulfilled

Elected office terms are for specific lengths of time—two years, four years, six years, etc. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Something in the water in Wilcox

We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. More...

Editor’s Notes

Learning to spell and to dodge in church

At the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Sunday, time was taken before the sermon to recognize and pray for teachers and other educators as the new school year begins. More...

Column sparks help for family

Dear Editor, Several weeks ago I sent an article to many Alabama newspapers about a mother in Clarke County and the circumstances she faces. Thankfully, a number of newspapers around the state used this. More...

My hat’s off to WHHS graduates!

Dear Editor, I read with great delight the July 31 issue of The Democrat. It was awesome to read about the reunion of the graduates of Wilson Hall High School, and their accomplishments. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

What book would you recommend?

He says that book recommendations sometimes come at unexpected times. For example, he was dreading a long trip home from the Taos Writer’s Conference when an email came from a friend in South Georgia. More...