2016-06-30 E-Edition

Summer mating has black bear on the move

School is out, the temperature is rising and the beaches are calling – a typical summer in Alabama. Add to that summertime list an increase in black bear sightings outside the animal’s primary ranges in the state. Most recently, numerous sightings of a black bear were reported in both Oxford, Ala., and Tallapoosa County, where the bear was observed eating […]

It’s pride, not people governor knows

House Minority Leader

One of the most famous scriptures in the Bible says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” That scripture kept running through my mind this past week as Gov. Bentley repeatedly claimed that he knows the people of Alabama “better than anyone” and that they are not interested in impeaching him. That is a bold claim to make, […]

Pat Summitt was class act, great coach too

Sports Scene

There has been a whole lot going on in the last week or so in the sports world. Imagine graduating from college at the age of 22. Then find your first job. Stay at that one job your entire career and then when you retire, you are considered the greatest to ever have that job. It has happened. Pat Summitt […]

Getting the field repaired after storm

Members of the Grove Hill street crew were at Stringer-Williams field Tuesday morning, getting it ready for play Tuesday night. Monday evening over 3-inches of rain fell forcing the scheduled game to be postponed. The workers pushed off the excess water, added drying agents and free crushed brick to get it ready for the 11-12 Ozone game between Grove Hill […]

Young takes over CCHS football

The Clarke County High football team was without a head coach for less than a day before longtime defensive coordinator Chris Young agreed to take the position on an interim basis. Young already is the school’s assistant principal and head softball coach but agreed to take on the added duties, “for these kids,” he said. “We have a great group […]


Clarke County Commissioners Monday issue a resolution for the upcoming King Family Reunion. Lorenzo King of Gosport was on hand to accept it. King and four of his children have given over 83 years of military service to their country. Lorenzo King has also been extensively involved in his community.

Boys & Girls Club donation

Alabama River Cellulose and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation are supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama through a $5,000 contribution to the organization. ARC’s Public Affairs Manager Tina Kicklighter (right) recently presented the check to Dena LeNoir (left), the club’s director. The organization is committed to providing a safe place for children in the Thomasville area to learn and […]

For those eligible, voting should be easy

Center on Representative Government

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates made its nominating process a “rigged system.” For many voters, the intricacies of voting rules quickly became a topic of overriding interest. Now that the primaries […]

Heed Donald Trump’s warning

National Review

One of Donald Trump’s political skills is giving widely condemned speeches. His post-Orlando jeremiad fit the pattern. There is something so inherently inflammatory in Trump’s delivery that he could read the Gettysburg Address and some listeners would wonder how he could possibly say such a thing. The kernel of Trump’s speech was rather obvious: “The bottom line is that the […]