January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Cold down on the coast too

It was freezing cold the other week. Down at the beach it was no different. Winter along the Gulf Coast is a strange and beautiful thing. Although many stores and restaurants cut back their hours, few close entirely like they used to do. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Roads built on politics

It seemed to go under the radar last year but the Bentley administration quietly inaugurated the largest road-building program seen in the state in over six decades. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Where can the old folks meet for coffee today?

When I was a callow youth, every town had a restaurant where people of any age could gather each morning for coffee and conversation. More...

Appreciates work of sheriff’s dept. in recovering stolen items, arrest

Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank Sheriff Ray Norris, Investigators Ron Baggett and David Connor and any other members of the sheriff’s department who investigated the recent theft from my property. More...

Editor’s Notes

Dealing with the ice

Hurricanes, snow and more have all hampered getting out newspapers over the 37 years I’ve been doing this but nothing has ever thrown a monkey wrench into production like this week’s ice storm. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Old states hardly ‘unlikely’ ones

Teeklo, the Redneck Academy of Linguistics’ consultant on non-Southern languages, stopped by Wade’s Dixieco with a headline he grabbed off the Internet: “Unlikely state grappling with a major heroine problem.” More...

Dollars & Cents

Financial icon’s rise and fall

One of the most recognizable financial names recently reached the century mark. Merrill Lynch, the firm that democratized finance for the middle class, turned 100 on January 6. More...

Steadham is interim no more at hospital; board makes her permanent administrator

The board of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital voted Jan. 23 to take “interim” off the administrator title for Emily Steadham. Board member John E. Reid made the motion, seconded by Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks. More...