April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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. I fussed and grumbled every time I tugged it from one side of the yard to the other. And now it is gone and I miss it. Jason Gates and Cody More...

Inside the Statehouse

Differences in north and south Alabama

A good many of you found last week’s historical column interesting. You seemed fascinated about the vast diversity regarding the folks who settled in South Alabama versus those who homesteaded North Alabama at the state’s origination. 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...

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. 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...

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. “Auger” and “augur” are among those words. 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...