May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Repeated fatalities demand a remedy at Gainestown Landing

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This is almost the exact editorial we published last March after Anita Boman drove into the Alabama River at Gainestown and died. We’ve updated it to reflect Sunday’s fatality and to place the other victims in the proper timeline.   More...

Boomers have insufficient cash reserves

Dollars & Cents

Until the coming of the millennials, they were the largest generation of Americans. They are the baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964. More...


“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.” E. B. White (1899 More...

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Low voter turnout likely on June 5

Inside the Statehouse

We are less than four weeks away from our June 5th primary. Those of us who follow Alabama politics have pointed to this year as being a very entertaining and interesting gubernatorial year. More...

Tastes like chicken

Gone South

A hot wind was blowing up from the south (“wind from the south, you catch ‘em in the mouth” never really worked for me).  So off we went. Three men. Five boys.  Off to Eden.  More...

From Our Files 60 years ago

From The Democrat’s May 1958 issues

Probate Judge Coma Garrett led by a big vote over two opponents in the May 6 Democratic primary, polling 3,024 votes to Cecil Johnson’s 1,789 and R. R. Coleman’s 1,501. More...