June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

One state holiday we could do without

If you had county or state business to attend to at the Clarke County Courthouse Monday you may have been puzzled to find the doors locked and the place dark.  It was a holiday for a Kentuckian by birth who lived in Mississippi and who led a reb More...

New overtime pay hits small businesses

Dollars & Cents

If you own a small business, you may have to make some difficult decisions as a result of regulations issued May 18 by the Labor Department. They will impact many companies that hire low-level managers and staffers as salaried employees. More...

A half century later and even beyond death, the tie remains as strong as ever

Editor’s Notes

They loaded up their possessions and moved away from Coffeeville in the summer of 1964 — 52 years ago. Despite that long ago departure, James L. Kornegay Jr. More...

Summer here despite the calendar

Climate Report

Weather wise, June is typically the calmest month of the year in Alabama. We average barely more than one tornado statewide during the month. More...

Lincoln was Edgar Allen Poe fan

* It was award-winning Canadian novelist, poet and literary critic Margaret Atwood who made the following sage observation: “War is what happens when language fails.”  More...

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Alabama’s economy ranked 8th lowest

There are websites that rank everything under the sun. WalletHub is one, ranking everything from best cities for your skin, to best travel destinations and best savings accounts (just to name some of the latest). More...

Barbers, ketchup and parking

Inside the Statehouse

While observing the legislature the other day, I fondly remembered a very eventful day as a youth. As a teenager, I grew up working at the Capitol as a Page in the House and Senate. More...

Memories of an old runner

Gone South

Hardy Jackson “Faith, I ran when I saw others run.” Bardolph in Henry IV, part 1. More...

In defense of the Cincinnati Zoo

National Review

The typical response when someone saves a small child from harm isn’t “How dare you?” But the Cincinnati Zoo has been subjected to a torrent of abuse for making the agonizing decision to shoot and kill one of its gorillas, a 17-year More...

Pictures from the Past

Today, the Timberlane Pool in Grove Hill and the Jackson Municipal Pool provide swimming for area youths and adults. Years ago creeks and branches were damned to form ponds used for swimming. More...