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This is for the parents whose social media accounts were quiet on the first day of school. I don’t know why this milestone didn’t provide a happy memory for you and your child, but I have a pretty good idea about how it made you feel. When … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • First, one of the great regrets now that I will have in coming back is that I will not work with Walker County E-911 Director Roger Wilson, who died on Tuesday. I saw him, I think, just once, maybe twice at … more
It is easy for visitors of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to miss the nondescript plaque as they stroll through the gift shop and make their way to the ticket counter. The inscription reads, “Alabama Space and Rocket Center: Dedicated by the … more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • In case you wondered, District 1 Walker County Commissioner Keith Davis recently told me that the county was able to make its first principal payment this month on its debt, to the tune of $1.2 million. The big concern had been the effect on payroll, but so far so good. Another $300,000 is due later in the year. more
My name is Rick, and I’m a tool-a-holic. There! I’ve said it. I come by my addiction honestly. It started with my grandpa who was a blacksmith. He cared for his tools like he would a restless … more
Local attorneys, Pat Nelson, Bob Bryan and Gina Cross of Nelson Bryan and Cross, sponsor this weekly column. more
Several weeks ago, I woke up from a deep sleep, frantic and screaming. more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • Jasper attorneys Eddie Jackson and Richard Fikes of Jackson, Fikes, Hood and Brakefield had a big victory in Hamilton on Dec. 18. According to the Journal Record in Hamilton, Circuit Judge John Bentley ruled … more
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press. — Ida B. Wells more
So, out of the blue, our political columnist was quoted this week in Politico about how some in Alabama wouldn’t believe any thing the Washington Post prints. “Their attitude is, ‘If the … more
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