Reviewing The Most Read Posts Of 2019

Editor's note:  It's the season when the media is full of recounting the best football games of the year, the top political stories, the most expensive divorcees, which states had the most possums to cross the road, etc.  So in the spirit of such, we will bring to you...

The Irony Of Amendment One

Alabama voters will go to the polls next March 3 to decide the fate of amendment one.  At the heart of this amendment is an attempt to deny all citizens the right to vote to elect their state school board members. The irony of this vote is that 55 years and four days...

Another Gem From Our Friend, J. L. Strickland

Editor's note: There was so much reader response to our recent story from J. L. Strickland, we share another.  It is especially appropriate at this season when joy and mirth should abound.  If this doesn't bring a chuckle, check your pulse. "Back in the fifties, as I...

A Christmas Story

Editor's note: J. L. Strickland is a retired textile worker from east Alabama who has spent his life in what the locals know as the "valley."  It straddles the Alabama-Georgia line and for generations was home to numerous mills were cotton was turned into cloth. ...

My Choice For Top Education Story Of The Year

While it slipped by unnoticed by many and certainly out of sight of main stream media, to me the number one story impacting public education across Alabama in the past 12 months was replacing four incumbents on the charter school commission.  And especially chairman...

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