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Op-ed: Prison system issues show ‘lack of institutional control’
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Op-ed: Prison system issues show ‘lack of institutional control’

By: Rep. Matt Simpson, Alabama House Representative “Lack of institutional control.” Growing up as a sports fan in Alabama, and even when I attended the University of Alabama, I became familiar with that phrase as the NCAA brought down sanctions on our beloved athletic programs. Our athletics programs should hold themselves to higher standards, the...

Schools Reopen: Overcoming the Equity Challenges of COVID-19
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Schools Reopen: Overcoming the Equity Challenges of COVID-19

Local districts have to balance factors like the rate of new COVID-19 cases, the needs of working parents, the academic and social-emotional needs of students, and many other factors to determine the most appropriate course. Additionally, there are serious concerns about the loss of high-quality instruction and its effect on our underserved students.

Guy Martin: Tuberville or Sessions?
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Guy Martin: Tuberville or Sessions?

By: Guy Martin, Guest Columnist  Before the 2017 Republican runoff between Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange, your writer said: “A vote for Moore [in the runoff] is a vote for [Doug] Jones [in the general election].”  Which is what happened: underdog Doug Jones won the general election among the dark clouds over Moore....

Perry Hooper: Support Tommy Tuberville
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Perry Hooper: Support Tommy Tuberville

By: Perry O. Hooper Jr., Guest Columnist I have known Coach Tommy Tuberville since he first arrived at Auburn in 1999.  Since day one when I went to watch my sons practice football, he was always talking to me about Republican Party Politics. I knew it was in his blood. Little did I know at...

Ivey: This is our time, Alabama
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Ivey: This is our time, Alabama

My personal hope – and prayer – for this year’s 4th of July is that the marvel of our great country – how we started, what we’ve had to overcome, what we’ve accomplished and where we are going – isn’t lost on any of us.

Greg Barker named EDPA president
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Greg Barker named EDPA president

Barker comes from Alabama Power Company, where he worked as vice president for customer services. Alabama Power Company CEO and EDPA chairman Mark Crosswhite said Barker has extensive experience in community and economic development going back almost 20 years.