July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Not a lot to vote for in July 15 runoff

If you think the turnout was low for the June 3 primary, “then you ain’t seen nothing yet.” The runoff primary is next Tuesday. The prognostication is for a paltry five percent statewide voter participation. More...

Dollars & Cents

Financial challenges facing nation

As the second half of the year begins, polls reveal that people have concerns about financial conditions in the country. More...

Will 3% of electorate decide officeholders?

What if they held an election and nobody came? That is the worry of Alabama election officials for this coming Tuesday’s Republican runoff in which only a 5% turnout is predicted.  More...

Gone South

My people, my people

In my father’s papers I found two cancelled checks. Both were made out to W. A. Edwards and signed by Mrs. H. H. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was Edwards’ sister. More...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Barbecue, fireworks make for a great 4th

THUMBS UP—Our hat’s off to those who helped to make the  Fourth a good day in Clarke County.  More...

Hitler’s typewriter in Bessemer

 If you’re in the neighborhood of Bessemer, Alabama, you might want to stop in its Hall of History. Though the connection to local history isn’t clear, Hitler’s typewriter is on display to curious onlookers.  More...