June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

Our first taste of hurricane season

Editor’s Notes

It is about 6:30 Wednesday morning and it is raining hard. Of course, it has been raining, and raining hard, for weeks now but this rain is because of a tropical storm.  More...

Redrawn lines still play politics

Inside the Statehouse

The much-anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. More...


“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”  Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)   More...

Photo prompts memories of 1915 Chilton school

Through the Past

Why this bit of ancient history? A copy of a picture of Chilton School caught the eye of my editor. William Scott had seen a picture belonging to Melnese Huckabee, who had obtained a copy from Jessie Faye and Hermon Stephens. More...

Ignorance no excuse for stupidity

Gone South

I have waited a while to comment on the newspaper report, hoping that you would forget the names of those involved, because who-done-it is not the point. I’ll get to the point later. According to the local press, here's what happened. More...

Lotteries once financed government

Dollars & Cents

The Alabama legislature cannot come to grips with allowing the state’s citizens to vote on a lottery. More...

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