2017-12-27

Add ‘dash’ to your New Year’s diet pledge



With the New Year come new promises to eat better, lose weight, exercise and improve our health and well-being. The gluttony of the holidays combined with our good intentions for a new year have us redoing our grocery lists, our pantries and our diets. Some people are disciplined enough to eat modest amounts of whole foods. Others, however, appreciate more […]

The moral of this story: Salesmen don’t always know squat about cars



Dear Car Talk: I recently purchased a 2017 Honda CR-V Touring Edition with a fourcylinder turbo engine. The salesman said to let the car run for a full two minutes before and after driving it, to let the turbo heat up and cool down. My brother in-law is a mechanic. He’s worked on cars all his life, and he said […]

Bill is welfare for the wealthy



Let me get right to the point. The recently passed Republican tax bill, not to put too fine a point on it, is a monstrosity. The Republican Congress has passed a tax plan in which more than 80 percent of the long-term tax cuts are given to the wealthiest Americans. These tax cuts for the wealthiest are offset by a […]

About time for the electric blanket



Happy New Year everyone! As we greet another New Year, my thoughts return to previous New Year Eves, as Jack and I would have reservations to go out celebrating with family and friends. I didn’t drink but I had as much fun, if not more, than anyone as I’ve always loved dancing. Jack and I never missed a dance, whether […]

Political Cartoon



Wilma Morgan to be buried in Whitesburg



Wilma Hester Morgan, 82, a daughter of the late Bennett and Bertie Morgan, formerly of Pine Mountain, will be laid to rest December 29 at the family gravesite, Day Cemetery in Whitesburg. Raised on Pine Mountain, she was a business owner in Naples, Fla. She was the mother of the late Charles Caudill, Jr., and will be laid to rest […]

It was a very timely rescue




Two days after Thanksgiving, our son-in-law left our home to go out for a run and, upon his return, rang our doorbell. This is not his habit when he stays with us. “Why is Matt ringing the doorbell?” my husband said as we all made our way to the front of the house. You would think no one ever visits […]

Rites held for Timothy Hogg III



Funeral services for Timothy Monroe Hogg III, 30, of Pert Creek, were held December 21 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Hogg family cemetery at Pert Creek. Born in Whitesburg to the late Timothy Monroe Hogg II and Ruth Ann Thompson Hogg, he was a grandson of the late Timothy Monroe Hogg, and Eula Mae Hogg. He was a nephew […]

Dial this back, Dems!




The election of Doug Jones in Alabama delivered much joy to Democrats, and they rightly heralded the huge African-American turnout, without which Jones would not have won. But Democrats should have stopped there. Some of their prominent voices went further with the theme that black voters did them a favor. Have they considered the strong possibility that Alabama’s African-American voters […]

Bible trivia



1. For possible new year’s resolutions, Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be …”? Resolved, Established, Directed, Bountiful 2. Likewise, Psalm 37:5 instructs us to, “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to …”? Nurture, Pass, Action, Light 3. Which book proclaims the first day […]