Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics. For years, from 1876 to 1964, we were a...

He is what he eats

Our dogs need to eat healthy meals, but choosing a dog food can be confusing, as each pet food manufacturer tries to convince us...

My snakebitten dog

Week before last, I wrote that whereas last year when my dogs had located six copperheads on my property, I was pleased that not...

Health hazards – tick-borne diseases, Bisphenol A

Ticks are increasing in abundance, probably due to the mild winter weather that has prevailed in recent years. Following is an annotated list of...

People actually eat that stuff?

As I went inside to pay for my gas Wednesday at Hal Smith’s Big Cat station, I couldn’t help but notice a strange multi-colored,...

The TMI election

As the campaign of 2016 plods merrily along, I find myself awash in a wave of sympathy for voters who are trying to make...

Inside the Statehouse

As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun.  Get this folks, we have...

How to choose a dog trainer: Part two

The U.S. Department of Labor projects a growth of 21 percent for animal training jobs through 2018. In a growing and unregulated industry, anyone can...

OHS cheer squad dominates competition

by D. Mark Mitchell OPELIKA CHEERLEADERS Cheerleader Coach Brandy Edwards took the OHS cheerleaders to UCA Cheer Camp at Auburn University. The UCA Cheer Camp is held...

Looking for those special kinds of fans

Got an email the other day from Bryan Curtis at ESPN.com who wanted to talk SEC football. Specifically, fans of SEC football. Why me? Well, a few...