Now For Some Good News That No One Paid Attention To

Though it received scant attention, the state board of education took one action on Dec. 14 that was HUGE. This were their unanimous vote to remove the Selma City school system from state intervention. The vote took place after Dee Fowler, chief of staff for interim superintendent Ed Richardson, made a recommendation that Selma be released.… Read More

Over The River And Through The Woods

Dog gone if I know how it happened, but I am about to take in the sights and sounds of my 75th Christmas.  (Like you I’m sure, I didn’t believe it either until I scratched it all out on a piece of paper.)  And I look forward to sharing with family next week in North… Read More

Why Did Doug Jones Win?

Because his name was not Roy Moore. While it sounds overly simplistic, the primary reason Democrat Doug Jones stunned the political world in Alabama’s Dec. 12 special election for U.S. Senate was because he was not the other guy. This is not to take anything away from Jones and the masterful campaign he ran, which… Read More

Score One For Sweet Water

I am a sucker for stories about out-of-the-way places.  So when I came across this excellent piece by Joseph Goodman of AL.com about tiny Sweet Water in Marengo County, I had to take a peek. The story was about this small 1A high school and their quest to win a state football championship last week. … Read More