October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

When is enough enough?

Editor’s Notes

The old axiom in the weekly newspaper business preaches, “local, local, local.” You run local news and local people, local names.  More...

A stinking mess in Jefferson

Inside the Statehouse

Jefferson County is transitioning from a Republican to a Democratic county. In the process, they are having an interesting array of intriguing political happenings. More...

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Brass Pro, Cabela’s team up

Dollars & Cents

Two American success stories joined forces the latter part of September. Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s in a deal worth about $5 billion — $4 billion in cash and the assumption of $1 billion in debt.  More...


Thought for the Day: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau   More...

Remembering ‘Cousin Kathryn’

Gone South

I was saddened when I learned that Kathryn Tucker Windham had died at home in her beloved Selma. More...

Dragging on election reform

Center for Effective Government

A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is More...

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Changing election coverage

Through the Past

After the recent election, with so much talk about politics at home and on television, as well as my interest in this exciting, but uncertain time, in which we live, I guess I just want our rural history of voting and politics in general to be record More...