July 28, 2021 – Governor Kay Ivey Second Governor from Wilcox County

Kay Ivey is doing a good job as governor. She is a strong and decisive leader, who has done more than steady the ship of state.  She is getting…


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July 21, 2021 – Bibb Graves the Education Governor

Most states have one General Fund Budget.  We are only one of five states that have two. Some of you have asked why we have two budgets – one for the…


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July 14, 2021 – The Story of Charles Henderson, Alabama’s 35th Governor and one of the State’s Greatest Philanthropists

Since I hail from Troy, Alabama, allow me to share with you the story of our only governor. Charles Henderson was not only the 35th Governor of…


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July 7, 2021 – John Patterson

Alabama lost its oldest past Governor when John Patterson passed away last month. He died on the same land where he was born in rural Tallapoosa…


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June 30, 2021 – Privatization of ABC Stores Fails Again

Alcohol was on the minds of many Alabama lawmakers this year as the legislature considered an abnormally high number of alcohol-related bills.…


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June 23, 2021 – Legislative Session Essentially Successful

The 2021 legislative session ended last month with an impressive slate of legislative accomplishments. A goodly amount of the credit for the success…


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June 16, 2021 – Prison Issue Unresolved

There were two major issues not resolved during the just completed regular legislative session.  Gambling and prisons were left on the table and up…


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June 9, 2021 – Politics Never Ends in Alabama

We are all looking forward to next year’s gigantic political cavalcade.  The 2022 elections in Alabama will be momentous.  We will have an open U.S.…


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June 2, 2021 – Session Ends: Gambling Left on the Table

The 2021 Legislative Session is in the books.  I would rate it a success. When you pass budgets that are balanced, any session is a success.  In…


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May 26, 2021 – George Wallace Stories

A good many of you enjoyed the George Wallace story I shared with you a few weeks ago. Allow me to reminisce and share two more funny Wallace era…


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