Editorial

Committee assignments top priorities
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When I am not casting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives or visiting with groups in my office, a large percentage of my time in Washington is spent serving on committees. There are currently twenty standing committees in the House, and each member of Congress serves on at least one committee. These committees are where much of the legislative work is actually…
Bewildering march
By SHERRY DIGMON, SUSAN KIRK I’ve purposely not written anything about national politics during this election. I don’t think that’s what a community newspaper is about. After all, you have plenty of outlets to feed you their view of the national scene – and for most, I do mean their view. But I was really interested in the local reaction to the women’s march in Washington and other cities last…
Cemeteries
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Next time you watch a University of Alabama football game, pay particular attention when the Goodyear Blimp, which always seems to be there, flies over Bryant-Denny Stadium. When it does you will notice that hard against the imposing structure named for two of the university’s legends is a cemetery – Evergreen Cemetery – city owned and maintained. Years ago, when I was a student at…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers  Hillary Clinton’s failure to break the proverbial glass ceiling in American politics came up a little short. More than 100 men have been nominated for president by the nation’s political parties over the past 220 years. She was the first female to be the nominee of one of the two major parties. After Hillary became the Democratic nominee last year, former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, who ran…