February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Citizens’ group, town seeking same goals

Our Opinions

The Grove Hill Planning Commission has been working in recent months to upgrade the outdated comprehensive plan for the town — a guidebook so to speak for growth and development in areas ranging from economic development to infrastructure to cu More...

Tax tokens were products of the Great Depression

Through the Past

Ever seen a token (a coin made from cardboard, brass, bronze, aluminum, pressed cotton fiber, or plastic)? More...

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Why did stock market take a dip last week?

Dollars & Cents

The question was bound to surface: why did the stock market fall so drastically on Monday, February 5? Yes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went into a freefall. More...

That’s Mr. Kennedy

Norman Loper of Thomasville called to identify the missing man in the 1953 photo of the Clarke County Farm Bureau officers that ran a few weeks ago. It is his father-in-law, Strother Edd Kennedy (1886-1990) of Chance.  More...

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Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor — all men know something of poverty.  Not that men are wicked — who is good?  Not that men are ignorant — what is the truth?  More...

Siegelman got a bum deal

Inside the Statehouse

I have written about the legendary Capitol reporters who used to cover Goat Hill. More...

Educators, retirees deserve raise

Guest Columnist

Eleven years is a long time to go without a pay raise. But for educators, state employees and retirees in Alabama, that’s how long it has been. More...

From Our Files 80 years ago

From The Democrat’s February 3, 1938

A debate over whether a hard-surfaced Highway 5 should take an east or west route through Thomasville prompted Clarke County Probate Judge Coma Garrett to say he’d leave it to the highway engineers. More...

Southerners love their animals

Gone South

I’m not real sure where this is going, but I know where it has been.  More...

Indian Place Names

Satilpa — “A creek entering the Tombigbee a few miles below Coffeeville in Clarke County.” “The beginning of this difficult name seems to point either to Choctaw isi, “deer,” or to Choctaw isito, &ld More...