December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Community

Four arrested and charged with burglaries of churches and businesses in region

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was called to Good Hope Baptist Church on Christmas Eve in reference to a burglary at that church. A door was found to be pried open but initially nothing was determined to be missing. More...

Supreme Court nominee could seek to weaken nation’s press freedom

Whomever President-elect Donald Trump selects as his nominee for the Supreme Court, the person could possibly help him weaken freedom of the press protections by strengthening libel and slander prosecutions, predicts Dr. More...

Despite howls to ax it, Obamacare will undergo only subtle changes

A combination of executive and legislative actions will make subtle changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” predicts Dr. More...

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A young antlerless deer leaped through a front window of the Petal Pusher florist shop on Court Street on Dec. 14 after wandering along Main Street and the courthouse square. More...

FOP’s Yeti cooler and cups winners

The FOP Lodge 42 gave away a Yeti cooler and two Yeti cups as part of a fundraiser for the scholarship they annually give. From left: Cara Gibson won the cooler while Julia Ann Deas and Nicole Rogers each won a Yeti cup. More...

Modified medical diets push to the forefront of diet trends

2017 will be the “year of gut health” when it comes to specialty diet trends, predicts a University of Alabama nutritionist. More...

For-profit education could rise under new ed secretary

Even as education policy has taken an increasingly conservative tack over the past 20 years, the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education radically accelerates this direction, says a University of Alabama educator.  More...

President Trump and Republican Congress likely won’t mix well

Despite a Republican-controlled Congress, President-elect Donald Trump will find obtaining common ground with them difficult, predicts Dr. Joseph Smith, associate professor and chair of the political science department at The University of Alabama. More...

Trump’s Twitter practices likely to continue in first year of his presidency

Since the Ronald Reagan era, the tendency for presidents of both parties has been to be as deliberate, strategic, controlled and gaffe-avoidant as possible. Speeches and statements have been thoroughly vetted through a centralized process. More...

Courthouse offices ignore commissioners and close up on Friday, Dec. 23

If you wanted to renew your driver’s license Friday, Dec. 23 at the Clarke County Courthouse you were out of luck. More...

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balances For the Year Ended September 30, 2016

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Former Fulton Chief Hicks passes away

Former longtime Fulton Police Chief Larry Hicks passed away Wednesday, December 28.  No other details concerning Hicks’ death or funeral arrangements were known at press time.   More...

To Kill a Mockingbird

Famous novel’s title uniquely ironic in light of events but long-running Monroeville play will continue   More...

Year in REVIEW

January LP breaks ground for $16 million addition to Clarke OSB Plant More...

All shades pink, puffy sleeves to be fashion standouts in ’17

Fashion will have more fun in 2017. More...

Trump’s presidency to impact nation’s civil-military affairs

Though Trump’s presidential campaign was distinctly against military knowledge, his administration nominations are packed with military leadership. More...