What Others Say

State archives best place for Wallace papers

The state Department of Archives and History is the proper place to save and display the Wallace family memorabilia instead of having it displayed in a museum. Two truckloads of items belonging to former Govs. George and Lurleen Wallace came home to Alabama recently after spending a decade in an Atlanta warehouse. The family had hoped to fund a museum […]

Congress Reports

Congressman conducts Alabama's first town meeting via telephone

I am proud to announce that Tuesday night, July 11, I hosted my first telephone town hall meeting and the first telephone town hall meeting-to my knowledge-in the entire state, and certainly the first one in southwest Alabama. From my office in Washington, D.C., I called residents of Clarke, Escambia, Monroe, and Washington counties, and for one hour, I was […]

Letters ‘Facts’ suggest county may be in pinch with LP

Dear Editor, I feel compelled to express my thoughts about the county commission news article that appeared in county newspapers June 29, 2006. Remember we were told that the $25 Tag Tax would take care of the $5.25 million land purchase in 10 years. Remember I told the commissioners back then that it would take 12 years, not 10 years […]

Inside the Statehouse

Expect governor's race to get 'down and dirty'

Steve Flowers Now that the field has crystallized and the race for governor is down to two people the bout will get down and dirty if recent elections are any indication. The 15-week sprint to Nov. 8 will be fun and interesting. In erstwhile days of past George Wallace would hire professional gossipers to travel the state and spread vicious […]

From Our Files

120 years ago “A company of engineers were at Jackson, a few days ago, examining the location for the river bridge of the Grand Trunk railroad. Another survey of the route north of Jackson will be made immediately, we are told.” A correspondent from Millry writes: “Grass and candidates are now our greatest trouble. They [the candidates] seem to like […]


Bethel Baptist revival

Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have revival services beginning Thursday, (tonight), July 27 through Saturday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Sunday morning service will be at 11 a.m. Bro. Roscoe Wentworth, pastor of the Coffeeville First Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Peniel Baptist to continue VBS Peniel Baptist Church located at 1730 McVay Road will continue […]

Management team to oversee C-M Gas District’s daily work

Members of the Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District Board of Directors voted at their July 17 meeting to hire an ACT Energy Management team to manage the daily operations of the company. Jim Hall, who has served as interim manager, following the retirement of Jack Johnson, will go back to his duties as safety and training coordinator for the company. The […]

Community Calendar

WHHS Class of ’59 reunion Wilson Hall High School Class of 1959 will celebrate its 47th class reunion Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30 from 8 p.m. until at the school with an Old Time Sock Hop. Johnnie Raine, Mose Chapman, L.J. Chapman and Pauline Kaiser is the reunion committee. Historical Society meets The Clarke County Historical Society will […]

Laugh A Little!

An Old Farmer's Advice

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. * Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. * Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. * Forgive […]

Strange uses TV ads to propel big victory

Alabama Scene

Picking up the pieces fom last week’s Republican runoff election-and election in which few of you showed up to vote: The prediction had been a turnout in the teens but those of us who made such forecasts were a bit optimistic. The final numbers will probably show the total vote was 10 percent at most. And if any among you […]