April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Agriculture is big business in Alabama

Alabama has seen its share of industrial recruitment coups in the past few years. In fact, 20 years ago the landing of Mercedes was the impetus that has catapulted us to the top of the nation in automobile manufacturing. More...

From My Corner

Adoption must be focus of animal shelter

As the Clarke County Commission moves closer to building an animal shelter building, it is crucial for elected leaders and those animal lovers who have pushed for the shelter to again establish the reason for the facility’s existence. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Ashes to trees: have a green funeral

The green revolution has finally come to the graveyard, and the old Western jargon in which the loser of a gunfight was “planted” on Boot Hill can now apply literally. More...

Thanks, Marc ... we’ll be calling

State Sen. Marc Keahey’s announcement that he will not seek reelection this year, even though he had earlier qualified, is a surprise to some while others say they aren’t. Surprise or not, his decision is regrettable. More...

Addressing our town’s eyesores

A few weeks ago when we ran pictures of some of Grove Hill’s dilapidated buildings and eyesores, we didn’t know many of the town’s elected officials were thinking the same way we were—that some of this stuff needs to be cleane More...

Gone South

Hospitality, Confederate style

Every year when it rolls around the historian in me feels obligated to have something to say about it, even though to do so runs the risk of a nasty letter to me (or to the editor) from the NAACP or Sons of Confederate Veterans or some other group th More...

Greasepit Grammar

A laundry shoot can get you interred

Suzanne Barnhill of Fairhope, Ala., grammar and usage consultant for the Redneck Academy of Linguistics, has been having a field day reading e-books. More...

Give up TV or Internet?

 If you’re like 87 percent of American adults, you use the Internet. The only thing about this statistic is that there are 13 percent of adults who don’t use it. More...