April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Alabama relies heavily on federal funding

Railing against the federal government is a staple of Alabama politics. It’s also one of the all-time ironies, given the state’s heavy dependence on federal money and employment. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Boring auger does not augur well

Bubba won’t write some words without first taking a quick peek at a dictionary. More...

Dollars & Cents

New inflation measure for the elderly?

Senior citizens receiving Social Security benefits are concerned about their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Put everything on video

Cremation, it seems is a lively subject.  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a new type of biodegradable funeral urn that lets you plant a tree to be nourished by the ashes of the deceased.  The responses were favorable, and I learned mor More...

A big Saturday in Grove Hill

Saturday will be a big day in Grove Hill. First, there’s the “Run the Hill” 5K Race.  More...

A lot of people out of work

On the front page you’ll find a story about the latest unemployment figures. More...

Editor’s Notes

Rolling childhood up the street

I have dragged the big round black dot around the backyard for years, moving it every summer to cut the grass. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Differences in north and south Alabama

A good many of you found last week’s historical column interesting. More...

Quotes

“In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take.”  Adlai Stevenson  “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  Mark Twain   More...