We’re in a fight to protect ‘marriage’

As a probate judge in Alabama, I have a front row view of the institution of marriage. In addition to being responsible for the issuance ... Read more

The pitfalls of government oversight

One of the great false dilemmas in economics is that a lack of government regulation or direction necessarily means chaos. Change is necessary for economic ... Read more

Time to unleash the drones?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, were developed for military use but offer potential contributions to commerce. Amazon is exploring package delivery using drones ... Read more

Don’t we want their help?

I would think that we should celebrate startup businesses using technology and new ideas to lower the cost of services and create new high paying ... Read more

‘Oh, my Buddy, it’s fruitcake weather’

Tipsy cake is a favorite “cake” in the town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, home of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Lynchburg is the seat of Moore County, ... Read more

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Opinion Columnists

Does Alabama need to raise taxes?

Does our state government need more tax revenue? Many politicians say yes, either from tax increases or expanded and taxed gambling. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Allen: I’m joining 21 other judges, endorsing McKinney

I stand with 21 Republican probate judges from across Alabama to support Judge Reese McKinney as the next Secretary of State. We made our endorsement ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Garbage collection service expected

This letter is in response to the article on Tuesday, July 8 about the solid waste collection system being “broken”. Since the trash pick-up became ... Read more

Trash collection coverage appreciated

A huge THANK YOU to Jaine Treadwell and the others who are working on stories for the garbage customers of Pike County. Read more

Payday lending reform: Helping underdogs

I’ve always thought of my hometown, Troy, as “The Small City That Could,” punching above its weight and exceeding expectations. This December, Trojans will mark ... Read more | 2 comments

Jackson: Loggers, roads remain a concern

In January of 2013 the Pike County Commission determined to forgo a possible logging ordinance, after several meetings at which representatives from the logging industry ... Read more