October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Saluting timber

Our Opinions

We’ve made a cliché out of it, but forestry is the backbone of our economy here in Clarke County and southwest Alabama. Alabama forests generate over $21 billion in timber production and processing revenue and provide over 122,000 jobs. More...

Jim Martin was a John the Baptist

Inside the Statehouse

The year was 1962. John Kennedy was President. Camelot was in full bloom. The Congress was controlled by Democrats only because the South was solidly Democratic. The Southern bloc of senators and congressmen were all Democrats. More...

Political Cartoon

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The mysterious Indian buried in Smith Cemetery

Through the Past

There’s an Indian buried outside the fence,” said Miss Trannie Stephens, who was talking about the fence on the east end of Smith Cemetery here in Chilton. More...

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“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” — John Cage   More...

Vote no, no, no, no and no

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Voting in the U.S.A.

Editor’s Notes

Donald Trump isn’t doing the country any good by repeatedly harping that the election is stolen from him, that the system is crooked and the voting process is a sham. More...

Getting through the sickly season

Gone South

No, this is not about the presidential campaign, though “sickly” is one way to describe it. This is about the time of year that teachers and parents dread. More...

Economies suffer from self-inflicted malaise

Dollars & Cents

The monetary policies of the central banks of the industrialized world — e.g., Federal Reserve (Fed), European Central Bank (ECB), and Bank of Japan — have created a “self-inflicted malaise” that has hindered economic growth. More...

Alabama National Guard’s deployment to Mexican border was prelude to World War I

100th Anniversary: World War I

The 100th anniversary of World War I is approaching. The Alabama World War I Centennial Committee is working to recognize and honor the state’s effort. Nimrod T. More...

From a Trump supporter

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$30 worth of reunion was just right

Dear Editor,  As I prepared for the 1976 Clarke County High School Reunion this year I thought I would kill two birds with one stone.  What do I mean?  You see I am visiting from Sacramento, Calif.  My mother lives in Whatley, Ala More...