January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Conservatives attack Common Core

The 2014 Legislative Session begins next week. The session starts early in the fourth year of the quadrennium because it is an election year. Legislators want to come in and get out early so that they can go home and campaign.  More...

Dollars & Cents

Emergency unemployment benefits nixed

Benefits for 1.3 million unemployed Americansincluding 11,732 Alabamians— ceased about 10 days ago. More...

Christmas Eve 1913 fight, killing reported

Only 648 Clarke Countians had paid their poll taxes as of Dec. 31, 1913. Those who wanted to vote in the 1914 elections had to pay up by Feb. 1 or they would lose the right.  More...

Editor’s Notes

It has been cold, in case you haven’t noticed or no one has told you. Tuesday morning it was about 10 degrees in Grove Hill and Wednesday it wasn’t much warmer. The high Monday and Tuesday might have reached freezing.  More...

Gone South

Finishing 2013 on a happy note

What a way to end a year.  Not that everything had been going well up till then, but when the media fire storm erupted over the decision by A&E to suspend patriarch Phil from “Duck Dynasty” over remarks he made about gay people, More...

That’s why a leech is called a leech

 It was Polish chess grandmaster Savielly Tartakower who made the following sage observation: “Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”  More...

Trivia Test Answers

See Test on Page 2A

1. Fang 2. Peru 3. Salamander 4. 325 A.D. 5. Essential 6. Maine  7. “Sweeney Todd” 8. Santa Carla, Calif. 9. William Henry Harrison 10. “The Portrait of a Lady”   More...