December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Lots of political quitters

The year 2013 could be called the year of the quitter in Alabama politics. We have seen some high profile and significant political resignations during the year. More...

Benefits of drinking tea

 It was industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was born into a poor Scottish family and emigrated to the U.S. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Stopping by a service station on the interstate

We were on the way to a funeral, our daughter Michelle and I, and we were to rendezvous in Atlanta with Miss Peggy, who had spent a week in Marietta, Ga., with daughter Kim and grandson Chase. We missed the exit and cell-phoned Kim to let her know. More...

Some hunting accidents could be prevented

A Milton man was killed recently in a hunting ‘accident’ when he was apparently shot by his friend that apparently mistook him for a deer. We use the word ‘accident’ loosely here. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Georgia governor: ‘Expect every man and woman to do their duty’ December 1863 saw the end of a bloody and significant year in the Civil War. More...

Through The Past

‘Curious Coincidences’ of our presidents in old funeral home booklet

One might say that when events occur so many times in succession that this may signify that there is something at play here, such as an omen, a curse, or just bad luck, one time too often. More...

Greasepit Grammar Bubba figures percentages

Not everybody who knows how to write knows how to handle percentages, Suzanne Barnhill, chief consultant for the Redneck Academy of Linguistics, told Bubba. More...