December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

Alabama does the right thing

Editor’s Notes

Alabama has just gone through a tumultuous election that divided its population on lines more polarized than Alabama-Auburn loyalties. More...

2017 was a big political year

Inside the Statehouse

Well, folks, we have had a more exciting and fun-filled political year than we expected. Usually, most of the fun is reserved for even numbered years when presidential or gubernatorial elections are held. More...

My first Christmas tree

Through the Past

In the December 2008 issue of the “Southern Ramble” published by The Clarke County Democrat, there was a Christmas article, “Cherished Christmas Memories” which I had written. More...


“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. More...

For unto us a child is born

Gone South

Back when my wife was pregnant with our first child, I found myself with a bunch of historians at one of those historian receptions historians like to have.  In the group was a Yankeelady historian who had heard through the historian grape vine More...

Lots of banking history this month

Dollars & Cents

December is a wonderful time of the year that encompasses the Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah. But few people realize that several significant Alabama banking events occurred at this time. More...

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