October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Who pays taxes in USA? The middle class mostly

Our Opinions

Back in 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney observed that 47 percent of the people don’t pay taxes and “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to car More...

Newspapers are alive and well, delivering news and information

Editor’s Notes

“Newspapers are dying. When are you going to go out?” That’s the question I get more often than I want to hear. Sometimes, I think, the question coming from some folks is with a sort of hopeful tone. More...

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Three huge food companies unique as cooperatives

Dollars & Cents

They are all large, well-known firms in the food industry. But Land O’ Lakes, Ocean Spray, and Sunkist have more in common than the industry they share or the fact that their annual sales are in the billions of dollars They are all cooperatives More...

A true pioneering family

Through the Past

It is little wonder that when one’s mind runs along the lines of genealogy, family history, and such, as mine does, that when my first cousin Wendell Knight and his wife, Linda, came back to Chilton a few weeks ago, we went down those well-worn More...

McPhillips writes of legal career

Inside the Statehouse

During this election year I have watched all the politics on television. In order to judge the coverage I have perused all the channels. Over the years political observers have bemoaned the fact that certain networks are biased. More...

Looking down Mexico way

Gone South

Back in 1965, fresh out of college, I went to Mexico.  It was a wonderful trip. I met some great people. More...

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How will we deal with what comes after Nov. 8?

Center on Representative Government

This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on November 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. More...

Pictures from the Past

Randy Garrick, from Grove Hill, brought by this picture of the Old Garrick House in Scyrene. The picture had belonged to an aunt who lived in Fairhope. More...