August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

No one wants to hurt feelings in local races

Our Opinions

We all just about go to war over the presidential race — fighting for or against the Donald or Hillary. We don’t mind speaking our minds on national politics.  But when it comes to municipal politics, most of us are pretty mum.  More...

Stop Faulker’s takeover

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  This is to the people of Clarke and Monroe counties:  More...

Let’s hear it for all the losers

Gone South

Confronting the possibility that he might not be declared the winner in November, Donald Trump began talking about the election being “rigged.”  More...

National debt growing with little effort to stop it

Dollars & Cents

The bad news continues to accumulate. This time it refers to a familiar topic - the bloated national debt —- as analyzed and reported by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). More...

President Obama’s parting shot

National Review

The Obama administration is entering its final months, but it’s never too late to further diminish U.S. influence and discomfit our allies.  More...

Connecting love of yesterday with the ‘Joy of Cooking’

Through the Past

Since I have more yesterdays than tomorrows in my life now, I try to treasure the yesterdays, live every day as if it is my last, and remember what Daddy always said, “Trust God and tomorrow will take care of itself.” So much for my take More...

Rose-colored glasses can cloud our vision

Editor’s Notes

I know I’m just the grouchy old newspaper publisher but I was disappointed in the candidate’s forum Tuesday night.  Oh, the candidates all said what they should — they are for the hospital, for the library, the park and everyth More...

Homeruns in VP choices

Inside the Statehouse

Political experts and historians have consistently chronicled the fact that vice presidential choices have no significant effect on the presidential race outcome.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Non-educator to oversee state schools

Education Matters

Disbelief was written on the face of every school system superintendent filing out of the Aug. More...

Pictures from the Past

With high school and college football seasons opening soon, this is a good time to remember Clarke County’s Stephens “Boys” who played football at Alabama. More...