March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

Fake news? Or not?

Gone South

“Yankees have this volitionless, almost helpless capacity and eagerness to believe anything about the South not even provided it be derogatory but merely bizarre enough and strange enough.” William Faulkner More...

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100 Years Ago:

Catamount killed in Bassetts Creek Swamp

Zander Haskew wrote The Democrat editor: “I am sending you a foot of a catamount I killed this morning. It weighed 19 pounds and measured 32 inches from the end of his nose to the end of his tail. More...

COFFEEVILLE HIGH CLASS OF 1966 GOES TO WASHINGTON

The photo of the Coffeeville High School Senior Class of 1966 that ran on the “Looking Back” page last week ago has been identified. The seniors were on a class trip to Washington, D.C. and the photo was made on the steps of the U.S. More...

Dealing with online sales taxes

Inside the Statehouse

My tradition for over two decades has been to give my children money for Christmas. Under this system there is no returning of items. They get what they want or need. There is no way that I would know what style of clothing, color or size they like. More...

Household debt is climbing

Dollars & Cents

A new report indicates household debt increased at a robust rate in 2016. More...

Mississippi columnist crosses state line to report T’ville’s success Sheldon Day promotes it is ‘cool to be rural’

Thomasville, a small town in Alabama’s poor “Black Belt,” has thrived under the leadership of Mayor Sheldon Day. Indeed, Day has his folks believing it is “cool to be rural.” More...