August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Come listen to Grove Hill’s mayoral, council candidates

Our Opinions

Grove Hill citizens will have an opportunity to hear from the four candidates for mayor and the two running for the District 5 council seat at a forum Tuesday, Aug. 16 sponsored by the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

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T’ville Officer Dodds, other officers, Ala. Power reps and more thanked

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Late Friday evening, July 29, 2016, I heard a terrible pop, pop, pop, as I lay sleeping on the sofa in my living room. Instantaneously, I heard the pop again, at which time my whole house became dark. More...

Saluting our teachers as schools resume

“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.”  Philip Wylie  “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and   More...

Quotes

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”  Elbert Hubbard   More...

Inefficient Congress members should be booted and replaced

Center on Representative Government

Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But I’m going to ask you to shift your focus a bit, to Congress. Don’t do it as a favor to me. Do it as a favor to the country. More...

We all count on the mail

National Newspaper Association

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?) Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow. More...

Special session starts Monday

Inside the Statehouse

As anticipated, a special Legislative Session has been called by Governor Robert Bentley. The Session is set to begin this Monday, Aug. 15.  Dr. More...

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Baby Boomers have done a lot

Gone South

My column about the Archives sponsored program on “Alabama in the Age of Aquarius” brought varied responses from folks who remembered those times - some as a part of campus goings on, some from the point of view of a soldier in the mud in More...

What is happening to the U.S. economy?

Dollars & Cents

Are we ever going to see sustained economic growth? That question is on the minds of many people. The latest example of slow growth occurred with the July 29 release of the first estimate of GDP for the second quarter. More...

Fixes will take more than a lottery

House Minority Leader

The Legislature will return to Montgomery next week to take up a lottery bill that no one has seen.  Gov. More...

Pictures from the Past

Marty and Helon Everse of Birmingham collect old photographs and old postcards. This is one they recently found on eBay. More...