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Outstanding Class of Freshman State Senators

The 2021 Regular Legislative Session begins next week.  Over the years I have observed some outstanding classes of freshman legislators. Read more

Vaccinations a ‘monumental undertaking’

Alabama received their first distribution of vaccine on December 14th, 2020.  As of Jan. 4, there have been 42,810 doses of vaccine administered in Alabama ... Read more

Prison issues continue

As the 2021 Regular Legislative Session looms, the 800-pound gorilla in the room is the prison issue. Read more

College football overcomes the pandemic

Last year was unlike any other.  Read more

The emptiness of Mama’s place

Funny thing about holidays. Read more

With COVID-19 cases rising we need to keep doing our part

For nearly 10 months now I’ve talked about the Corona Virus week after week.  This week I want to talk more about the Influenza virus. Read more

Rice: I’m thankful for the opportunity to return home

Back in 1997, I moved away from my hometown of Troy to start a newspaper and media career that took me from Alabama to Florida ... Read more

Remember: Three fingers point back

My granddaddy said when you point a finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you. Read more

Here’s to a sock-soppin’ New Year

“Agh Agh Ah!” I was caught red-handed.’ Read more

We lost some good ones this year

As is my annual ritual, my yearend column pays tribute to Alabama political legends who have passed away during the year. Read more

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