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129 years ago “Quite a crowd of tax-payers were in town last Monday at the instance of the commissioners’ court, which had notified them that their taxable property as thought to be valued a little too low, and that said court was disposed to raise the valuations a little.” “An earnest movement is on foot to divide Texas into at […]

Whitleys have new daughter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian G. Whitley (nee Meg Hamilton) announce the arrival of a daughter, Anna Margaret “Maggie” Whitley, born on July 23, 2007 at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Ga. Welcoming Maggie home is her big brother, Will. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hamilton of Grove Hill and Mrs. Sandra Nuss Hamilton of Thomasville. Paternal grandparents […]

Parmer child born July 16

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Parmer (nee Julie Paul) of Autauga County announce the arrival of a daughter, Mary Paul Parmer, born on July 16, 2007 at 7:36 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center East in Montgomery. Mary weighed seven lbs. nine ozs. and measured 20 inches long. Mary was welcomed home by her sisters, Faith and Ellen. Grandparents are Win and […]

Gulsbys welcome son

Michael W. Gulsby and Christina Stabler announce the arrival of a son, Landon James, born July 26, 2007 at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed seven lbs., nine ozs. and measured 20 inches. Grandparents are Wayne and Beth Gulsby of Grove Hill and Jerry S. and Kayla Williams and David P. Stabler of Thomasville. Great-grandparents are Juanita Gulsby of Grove Hill […]

Gibson daughter born June 29

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Allen (nee Daphne Mullins) Gibson of Toxey announce the arrival of a daughter, Rheagan Nicole Gibson, born June 29, 2007 at 3:19 p.m. at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. She weighed seven lbs., two ozs. and measured 19 inches. Maternal grandparents are Rodney and Kay Mullins of Dickinson. Maternal great-grandparents are John and Captoria Larrimore […]

Crosbys have daughter

Steven and Lindsey Crosby announce the arrival of a daughter, Emma Katherine Crosby, born July 11, 2007, at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She weighed six lbs., one ounce and measured 19 1/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Gerald and Patricia Jones of Butler, Steve and Carolyn Crosby of Butler, and Joe Dueitt of Fruitdale. Maternal great-grandparents are Billy […]

Kelley-Slayton say vows in Montgomery

Holly Slayton and Keith “Junior” Kelley Jr. exchanged wedding vows June 23, 2007 at The Oaks Plantation in Montgomery. The Rev. Scott Slayton, cousin of the bride, united the couple. Parents of the couple are Donna and Jim Slayton of Jackson, Pam Whatley of Whatley and Keith Kelley Sr. of Grove Hill. An outdoor setting, on the lawn of the […]

Politics meaner today

I have been on a speaking tour throughout Alabama this summer talking Alabama politics with many of you. As I traveled the state a question was posed to me several times about politics in general. The query being whether politics has always been as mean and dirty as it is today. That question is hard to answer because politics has […]

Two old statesmen gone

Editor's Notes

The great American humorist Will Rogers said all he knew was what he read in the newspapers. I’m in the newspaper business but I’m kind of like that too. Here’s a few thoughts on recent news items around the state. Alabama lost two former state attorneys general in recent days who together served 12 years, from 1959- 1971. Both ran […]