December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Here and there on a variety of topics

Our condolences go out to the family of Branson Riley Carlisle, a 5-year-old, up in Albertville. Branson died Nov. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans dominate Alabama State Senate

The 2014 elections were quite uneventful. The seven statewide constitutional offices were all retained by Republicans. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Somebody changed ‘barrow’ to ‘barrel’

Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman is known as a skillful writer, which is why Suzanne Barnhill of Fairhope, Ala., was shocked to read this sentence under her byline in the Swampscum Daily Ooze:  “They literally took the most pampered lawn More...

From the Nethermost

Online catalog, e-books expand library

Sherry Hamilton and I were thinking of the important steps that have been taken in the library in the past several years. Sherry is the new chairman of the Grove Hill Public Library Board. More...

Collecting

How much are old calendar plates worth?   Q: I have several old calendar plates from the 1970s. One promoted our country’s 200th year. Are they worth keeping? — MaryAnne, Broken Arrow, Okla.  More...

Good luck, Mayor Jackson

Congratulations are due to new Grove Hill Mayor Cynthia Jackson. More...

Solving a $265 million deficit

Just a few days after a lackluster gubernatorial campaign in which Gov. Robert Bentley touted all the good things happening in Alabama as he rolled over challenger Parker Griffith comes the news that things aren’t so rosy.  More...

Gone South

Missing out on the Squirrel Blast Off

SEAGROVE BEACH , FLA. More...

Dollars & Cents

You might live longer than you think

Are you putting your retirement finances at risk by underestimating your life expectancy? If so, you are in good company. According to a report by the Society of Actuaries, more than half of retirees and pre-retirees are in this category. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Mobile was threatened by land attack in Dec. 1864

The Confederacy continued to splinter in the cold days of December 1864. Union Gen. W. T. Sherman was pushing through Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah, leaving destruction and havoc in his wake. In Nashville, Gen. George H. More...

47 Years Ago

From The Democrat's December 1967 issues

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department busted a big whiskey still Dec. 5, 1964 between Grove Hill and Coffeeville. More...