Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers  As the race for our open U.S. Senate seat begins, let’s look at the lay of the land. First-of-all it will be a sprint. The race is upon us with the primaries on August 15 and the run-off six weeks later on September 26. The Republican primary victor will be coronated on December 12. We, in the Heart of Dixie, are a one party state when it…
Rock City
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson I’ve seen London, I’ve seen France And I’ve seen Rock City When I was growing up in lower Alabama, some folks from Tennessee arrived in our area. They worked out a deal with a local farmer just south of town that they would paint his barn if he would let them put a sign on the roof where it could be seen from the road.…