February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Different senators

There are two schools of thought as to what role a U.S Senator should play on the stage in Washington. One model is called the caretaker. This senator believes that he or she should bring home the bacon. More...

Dollars & Cents

CBO’s report on Obamacare

The various news media have reported extensively on the recently-released report on Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. The study by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has led to huge divides along ideological lines. More...

Correction: That’s C. C. Myers

The middle initial of sheriff’s candidate C. C. Myers was incorrect in stories last week. His first name is Clay, by the way. More...

Thru the Past

‘Ta-reckly’ and more

My childhood world was quite different to other people, since I grew up hearing many ancient expressions used every day with ease. More...

Gone South

Mr. Dave gets a haircut

I got the word the other day that the state of Alabama is about to join all the other states in this Union of ours and regulate its barbers and barber shops. Though usually leery of state oversight, I am not all together opposed to this. More...

Greasepit Grammar

‘Good to meet you’

Max in Kingsport, Tenn., takes issue with those who say, “I’ve met Bubba three or four times.” “In my opinion, you meet a person only once - the first time you’re introduced,” he said. More...

101 Years Ago

Hard pull on Cooper Hill

There is doubtless more freight hauled over the road between Grove Hill and Whatley than any road of the same length in the county. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

The great earthquake of February 2014

Fresh on the heels of the Great Blizzard of 2014 came the Great Earthquake of 2014. It struck some time Friday night with all the magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was a few miles west of Edgefield, S. C. More...