The red hot mess politicians have heaped on our schools
By Larry Lee Politicians, particularly Senate majority leader Del Marsh and Rep. Terri Collins seem to have gone out of their way to tear down our public schools and paint a picture that is nowhere close to accurate. P.T. Barnum could never have created the circus we now have throughout the state thanks to legislation these good folks sponsored in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 Terri Collins passed a bill to…
Jones running for state supreme court
The following announcement was submitted by the candidate through the Alabama Press Association. Circuit Judge Debra Jones has qualified as a candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court, Place 1. She has been a Circuit Judge in Calhoun and Cleburne counties since 2010. Judge Jones, a Republican, is running for the open seat created by the resignation of Justice Glenn Murdock. The Republican primary is June 5, 2018. “My judicial philosophy…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers A few weeks back my column illuminated the career and influence attained by our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. In the column and in my book, Six Decades of Alabama Political Stories, I reference the fact that our current senior senator will be regarded as one of Alabama’s greatest U.S. Senators. I consider Lister Hill, John Sparkman, and Richard Shelby in that triumvirate. However, history more than…
The mystery in Mamaw’s kitchen
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson A journey down memory lane. Over the river and through the woods, sorta. Actually, it was a trip along an Interstate Highway that is perpetually under construction (don’t tell me that government can’t create jobs), in and out of suburbs with glittering malls, through a countryside still marked by the path of a tornado, into the Black Belt with its dying little towns – Safford,…