March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Smoke, smoke, smoke

“Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarettePuff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself todeathTell St. Peter at the Golden GateThat you hate to make him wait More...

Editor’s Notes

Slight derailment but trains still run on time

An apology and an explanation is due the readers of the Clarke County newspapers. More...

Strange But True

No flirting in KY

 If you’re planning a trip to Kentucky anytime soon, you’d better keep a close rein on your interactions with strangers. It seems that flirting there is illegal and could get you 30 days in jail. More...

‘Watermelon’ benefits old CHS

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How about 133 sets of education standards?

The Alabama Senate is considering a bill this week that would allow school systems in the state to use or not use the “common core” standards being used across most of the country. More...

Chief justice right on constitution rewrite

It is a scary thing when we agree with Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker but we do on at least one subject. The two judges say the article-by-article approach of rewriting the Alabama Constitution isn’t legal. More...

Quoteable Quotes

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” President John F. Kennedy More...

Inside the Statehouse

Two down-ballot races may be hot

Last week we highlighted and handicapped the statewide races for the top five constitutional offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and agriculture commissioner. All of these offices are held by incumbent Republicans. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Posthumous murders need careful investigation

Lisa Wilson, a California resident, stopped by Wade’s Dixieco to show Bubba a headline from the San Andreas Daily Tremor. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Parking meter ‘Robin Hoods’

Along with the good folks in Keene, NH, I’ve been wondering how I feel about a band of young men who go around town feeding about-to-expire parking meters before the meter cops can get to them and leave unwanted tickets on the windshields. More...