Wisconsin Election: Pure Madness

Wisconsin's presidential primary election has long been scheduled for Tuesday, April 7.  Then the world was turned upside down by the virus pandemic. And in Wisconsin, all hell broke loose as the Democrat Governor, Tony Evers, and the Republican-controlled legislature...

Stolen From Facebook

Social media is full of tributes to teachers these days from  parents realizing just how difficult their jobs are.  Here is one that got my attention: "Dear TEACHERS,, Next year, I don't care if you make the school supply list 10 pages long.  I'll get you whatever you...

When Words Escape Me

NEVER in my 77 years has the United States faced a time as daunting as the one we now face.  Unbelievably it was just a month ago today (March 3, 2020) when Alabama went to the polls for our presidential primary.  That was the day voters slam dunked the attempt by the...

Mean While, Back In Washington County

The South Oak Grove Baptist church has been a fixture in southwest Washington County since 1880.  It doubled as a school for nearly 60 years, until a school was built in nearby Fruitdale. Today it is a staging site for volunteers working to provide meals for local...

Washington County Schools Need Help

Share the following note from John Dickey, Washington County school superintendent: Washington County School system is in dire need of latex gloves, hand sanitizer, and Lysol spray – Does anyone know of suppliers with inventory available? I will pick up if necessary....

Words For These Troubled Times

Editor's note: Wendy Lang is a dear friend and former teacher in Decatur, AL.  She now works for the Alabama Education Association In Morgan and Winston counties.  She has also written a weekly column for her hometown Decatur Daily for years.  As you will see below,...

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