October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

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Gone South

Coaches’ wisdom

Football season is underway.  Which means that once again my buddy George over in South Carolina has sent me an e-mail titled “The Wisdom of Football Coaches.”  I always look forward to what George sends.  More...

Community papers are alive and well

I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.  I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Pocket knives in school

Ernie Simpson of Anderson County, S. C., well remembers a lesson in life taught by Mrs. Harper Hall in the village of Starr: “A boy who don’t carry a pocket knife ain’t worth a plugged nickel.”  More...

Dollars & Cents

What are the politicans doing in Washington?

Have the politicians in Washington lost their minds? Are they living in the Land of Oz? These questions are being raised by people across the nation-whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents-and around the world.  More...

Inside the Statehouse

Big battle for seat in Congress

Throughout history cities that sit on a coast have been perceived as sinful places. Perhaps it is because seafaring people land there and are in search of raucous recreation. More...


Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Democrat* of the 1860s.

Chickamauga victory cheered but obituaries defined the price   October 1863 was a rrelatively quiet month on the warfront.  The south was still celebrating its hard-earned victory at Chickamauga.  More...