March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Spring break at the beach

Down on the Alabama Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle, locals have braced for the arrival of the annual invasion known as Spring Break. For years there really wasn’t much to it, really. Spring wasn’t summer. More...

Dollars & Cents

New tax proposal has merit

There has been considerable talk about the need to reform our Byzantine tax code. But no major changes have occurred since 1986. During the interim, however, Congress enacted several amendments containing special interest loopholes. More...

100 years ago

S. C. Garrett and G. W. Skipper made the runoff for sheriff in the Feb. 28, 1914 primary. Garrett led with 639 votes. Skipper had 334 and Alfred Bounds was a close third with 317. There were four other candidates on the ballot. More...

Government entities commended for OK of second traffic light

We want to commend the Grove Hill Town Council, the Clarke County Commission and the Clarke County Board of Education for stepping up and helping with a second needed traffic light at the Cobb Street intersection on Highway 43. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Legislators rarely become governors - Bentley the exception

A while back I wrote a column entitled “The State Legislature Is A Good Training Ground For Governor, But Not A Good Stepping Stone To Governor.” The essence of my hypothesis was being one of the 105 members of the House of Representative More...

Greasepit Grammar

Do you have the dibs?

“I’ve got dibs on that old Corvair seat,” said Floyd as the Redneck Academy of Linguistics met around the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco. “What do you mean by ‘dibs’?” asked Homer. More...

Check under the bed

 With the summer holidays approaching, you might want to keep in mind this tidbit: Every year, 75,000 stuffed animals are left behind in hotels. Be sure to check under the bed before you leave! More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

The reality of fantasy

She says that inspired by the previews of the movie version now out in theaters, she is on her fifth reading of Mark Helprin’s novel Winter’s Tale, a book that she first read in the 1980’s. More...