March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Our Opinions

Citizens need to hear more at council meetings The Clarke County Commission is often at odds, debating and criticizing issues and even fellow commissioners. Sometimes the debate is good but sometimes it seems to be just for the sake of arguing. More...

McGregor’s friendship

Inside the Statehouse

As the June primaries for our state-wide races get closer, there is a lot of media attention and stories written about the power being wielded by special interests, PACs and big money. More...

Unintended consequences

Dollars & Cents

Unintended consequences occur when the actions of individuals — especially those in the political and governmental realm — create effects that are unanticipated or unintended. More...

Indian Place Names

“Tallahatta, a creek uniting with Bashi Creek in the northwestern part of Clarke County. Tallahatta Springs, a village situated on Tallahatta Creek.”  More...

Political Cartoon

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Clarke County needs a truck driving school

From the discussion at a recent county commission meeting, we learned that our community colleges have jurisdictional areas and one college can’t cross into another’s territory.  Even if it means a needed program goes lacking.  More...

Dealing with Spam

Gone South

Every morning when I turn on my computer and go to my email, there it is.  Spam  Not the lunchmeat.  My Daddy had so much of it during WWII that for years he refused to let Mama bring it into the house. More...

Quotable

“I wouldn't stay at all unless the president wanted me to stay, and he appointed me. I wouldn't be under anybody — I wouldn't be anybody's whipping boy."  U.S. Sen. More...

From Our Files 89 years ago

From The Democrat’s March 1929 issues

“The dipping of cattle began in the county Monday and is now being actively pursued at all vats. More...

Workplace safety always a top priority

Congress Reports

No matter the size of the business, the number of workers it employs, or the industry it supports, workplace safety is the responsibility and should be a chief priority of all businesses. Every worker deserves a safe and healthy workplace. More...