February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

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Run the flags back up and let’s move on

The flags were soberly lowered after another horrific mass shooting on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen people were gunned down by a 19- year-old. Fourteen were teenagers, ranging in age from 14 to 18. More...

Four decades run by in a blink of the eye

Editor’s Notes

I was honored to receive the Alabama Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at our annual winter meeting in Birmingham Friday. More...

The Great Flood of ’61

Gone South

All this rain has swollen area creeks and rivers. More...

Quotable

‘‘ We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around. More...

Pictures from the Past

Boards nailed on a huge tree recorded high water marks for the Tombigbee at the Coffeeville Landing for years. The tree was behind the old warehouse, which is no longer standing.   More...

Short and sweet session

Inside the Statehouse

The 2018 legislative session will be short and sweet. It is an election year. More...

Economy on a roll

Dollars & Cents

Despite the recent volatility of the financial markets — a long-anticipated correction is occurring — the economy seems to be hitting on all cylinders. More...

Indian Place Names

Tombigbee — “A river rising in northeastern Mississippi and uniting with the Alabama about forty-two miles north of the city of Mobile.”  “The name is derived from Choctaw itombi, ‘box,’ ‘coffin,’ More...

From Our Files 78 years ago

From The Democrat’s February 22, 1940 issue

“The public library, sponsored by the Home Demonstration Clubs of Clarke County, is now open to the public. The library is located in a room on the second floor of the Courthouse and is in charge of Mrs. Dorothy Tompkins.”  More...

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