February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

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Little interest in county politics

This is an election year. Thirty and 40 years ago and more by this time in the qualifying season, dozens of candidates would have been announced for various county offices.  Not anymore. More...

What next, Grove Hill? ‘Vision Grove Hill’ hopes to help provide answers

Grove Hill will participate in a forum series presented by the David Mathews Center. This forum is part of a three year program which the Center has been sponsoring all over Alabama in preparation for Alabama’s Bicentennial. More...

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The man who first promoted tax reform

Dollars & Cents

Most people are aware of the massive tax reform bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in December. But few recognize the name of the economist who provided much of the support and philosophical underpinning for it. More...

What to look for in a political leader

Center for Effective Government

Have you already made up your mind about how you’re going to vote — at least by party — in this year’s important elections? I hope not. More...

Trump’s wonderful speech

Congress Reports

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. More...

Indian Place Names

Tattilaba — A tributary creek to Jackson Creek in Clarke County. More...

Shelby could care less

Inside the Statehouse

A few weeks back my column illuminated the career and influence attained by our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. More...

End State of Union show

Editor’s Notes

“Un-American!” “Treasonous!” That was President Trump’s reaction to Democrats not jumping to their feet and clapping veraciously for him during last week’s State of the Union message.   More...

From Our Files 110 years ago

From The Democrat’s February 1908 issues

“Trains No. 21 and 22 have been removed, leaving only one train to make the round trip between Mobile and Selma. A local passenger train will run from Thomasville to Mobile and return daily, leaving Thomasville at 5:30 a.m. More...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Gone South

Many folks, middle-aged men mostly, do not look forward to Valentine’s Day.  Not just because they are expected to send the woman they love flowers and candy and such stuff - they can handle that - but because they fear that the object of More...

Pictures from the Past

This photograph is not dated but is from the early 1980s and shows Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee members qualifying candidates for an election. More...