July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Alabama needs more troopers on the roads

Our Opinions

No one likes to get a traffic ticket or to be reprimanded by a law enforcement officer.  But the truth is, Alabama needs more state troopers on the highways. More...

Alabama’s speeding, reckless driving

Speed kills. We have all been told that since driver’s education class, and yet American drivers routinely exceed the speed limit. More...

It’ll be a light turnout for runoff

Inside the Statehouse

Well folks, if you vote in the Republican primary you may want to go back to the polls next week and finish selecting the GOP nominees for several important state offices. More...

Sad decline of business icon Gen. Electric

Dollars & Cents

British statesman Benjamin Disraeli once observed, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” The latest victim of change is an American business icon. More...

Political Cartoon

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A good news story: ‘Cave boys’ rescued!

Despite all the fussing about immigration, a Supreme Court justice, the Russian investigation and more, everyone was on the same page in pulling for the rescue of 12 soccer players and their coach trapped in a Thailand cave for 18 days.  More...

Forgotten Clarke County: Campbell

Campbell was settled in the early 1800s and was originally known as Millersville for a family of Millers from South Carolina. It was changed to Campbell, named for a Dr. Campbell who lived in the area. More...

Flora-Bama handles development

Gone South

It is summer.  So folks go to the beach to complain.  They complain if it rains.  They complain if it is cloudy.  Or windy.  Or hot.  Or the water is too rough.  They complain if the breeze shifts and brings in the More...

Smart weathermen don’t predict rainfall totals in summer months

Ala. Climate Report

People often ask me what the weather will be over the summer. Usually the key interest is whether it will be wet or dry. As far as I know, I’ve never made such a forecast for the summer months. More...