November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

State once infamous as divorce mill

By all accounts Alabama is a very religious and profamily state. We are considered the Heart of the Bible Belt. However, Alabama flourished as a divorce mill for about 25 years from 1945- 1970. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Young Adult fiction for all ages

He says that he and most libraries across the United States joined with the American Library Association (ALA) to celebrate the third week in October as Teen Reading Week. More...

Gone South

At 20, I felt very, very old

It is said, by whom I don’t know, that everyone has a moment fixed in their memory. More...

Dollars & Cents

Life in the U.S. changed the day Kennedy was shot

Certain events in our lives are of such magnitude that they remain indelibly printed on our memories. Such was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

One more mug of Apple Jack

We’ve been doing this — the four of us —for nearly 20 years now, and the question had never come up — until this year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Editor’s Notes

Schoolchildren’s memories of ’63

We had a pretty good response to my request for memories of the assassination of President Kennedy 50 years ago Friday. You can find the responses on the facing page. More...

The Day JFK Was Shot

50th Anniversary Memories of President Kennedy’s Assassination — Friday, November 22, 1963

Shooting messed up school play practice I was in the fourth grade when John F. Kennedy was shot. Mrs. Hart and Mrs. De- Loach were the two fourth grade teachers and I was in Mrs. Hart’s room. More...

Then and Now

‘Gobble, gulp, and go’ not a new thing ... our ancestors did it too!

“Gobble, gulp, and go! ...we have always been a nation of gobblers,” according to critics of eating habits in America. More...