December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Fake news shows how gullible Americans are

A guy from North Carolina got in his car and drove six hours to Washington, D.C. to rescue children he thought were being held hostage in an elaborate child sex ring at a pizza joint. More...

Things that got under the radar

Inside the Statehouse

While the presidential race played out this year, several things happened in Alabama politics that went under the radar.  More...

200 years of banking

Dollars & Cents

Leroy Pope and his business associates read the good news contained in the dispatch. The legislature of the Mississippi Territory approved their request to charter the Planters and Mechanics Bank of Huntsville on December 11, 1816. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Did Russia tilt the table to elect Donald Trump?

The above gullibility comment about our elections brings us to another scary topic — that Russia attempted to sway our presidential election by hacking and exposing e-mails of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.  More...

Getting our Christmas tree

Gone South

You will note that after Thanksgiving I write a lot about Christmas. You didn’t notice? Well, I do. I love the season. watch Christmas movies instead of basketball. OK, I’ll watch “Dance Moms” before basketball. More...

Cooking for the holidays

Through the Past

Time for Christmas baking again. I love the recipes filed away under “Christmas.” I have favorites, as do most of you, I’m sure. More...

Widow upset to find beer bottle on her husband’s grave

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To the person who put the “gift” on my husband’s grave in the Whatley Cemetery: More...