February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Town annexation may not help but it sure can’t hurt

Our Opinions

Grove Hill has made several stabs at trying to enlarge the municipality over the years. More...

Will women win top offices?

Inside the Statehouse

This political year of 2018 may very well be the year of the woman in Alabama politics. In Alabama’s 200 year history, only one woman has been elected governor. Lurleen Wallace won in 1966. More...

Everything has a cost

Dollars & Cents

Most people are familiar with the saying, “There are no free lunches.” Milton Friedman, a Nobel laureate in economics, made the phrase popular, though it came into usage before his time. It essentially means that nothing is truly free. More...

Here’s to tasty yard birds

Gone South

When my copy of the Jacksonville News arrived, my attention was immediately drawn to the picture of a young lady in boots, earmuffs and an itty-bitty teeny-weeny yellow bikini that barely covered her modesty. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Be careful hunting

Deer hunting season is winding down but spring turkey season will soon be cranking up.  We’ve had two hunting deaths in the region the past week and the tragedies are good reasons to remind everyone to be watchful and safe out in the woods More...

On the road in Southwest Ala.

Congress Reports

I always appreciate the opportunity to get out of Washington, D.C. and spend time with the people I represent in Congress. More...

Hank Williams spent the night

Through the Past

My daddy, Norman White, saw Hank Williams in Grove Hill in 1952. The story, “Hank’s Last Ride,” in the December 28, 2017 issue of The Democrat jogged our family’s memory. More...

Letter to the Editor

Likes Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week feature

Dear Editor,  I was very excited when I saw the Clarke County Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week featured in The Democrat!  It’s this type of support from the businesses and community that will allow the shelter to continue changi More...

Quote

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1953   More...