Daily Archives: July 9, 2012


Moving Down the Road, Acknowledging Debts

SOMEWHERE ON I-81, Va. — Tell your mama, tell your paw … We’re heading back to Arkansas.

Due to transporting three dogs and two humans and the problems finding accommodations with Wifi along the way, the news links may or may not be posted tomorrow. If not, visit our sister site, The Locust Fork News-Journal. But look for us to return as soon as technology provides.

You may have noticed the photos of people reading with the news links. This idea came from reading Mr. SEC, the definitive site to read everything you wanted to know about Southeast Conference football and basketball. You may occasionally find sports-related material here, but we plan to concentrate on bringing you other aspects of the South.

As a tease of sorts, I expect to receive photos of the group who stood for the Pine Bluff soldier once I get home. If that comes through, expect to see them as soon as I can post them.



Around the South: Hydrofracking, Offshore Drilling, Missing Banker

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Monday mornin’ came without warnin’ but here’s what we find.

Louisiana Pushes Offshore Boundary

Gang Crime on Rise in Small Tennessee Cities

Hiassen: Florida Loses Another Ridiculous Legal Battle

Mississippi Abortion Case Head by GOP-Appointed Judge

Ex-Missouri Governor, Attorney Face Sentencing

Louisiana Phases In Common Core K-12 Curriculum

Changing Arkansas Weather Brings Lightning Fires

Southwest Virginia Continues Population Decline

Louisiana French: L’heritage at Risk

Agencies Seek to Preserve Mississippi Heritage

Missouri Pie Auctions for $3,100 in World Record Bid Attempt

For additional regional political coverage, visit our sister site: The Locust Fork News-Journal

Feds: Georgia banker, $17 Million Missing

Jindal Defends Romney’s Offshore Investments

Ethics Reform Remains an Issue in Arkansas

Jackson County GOP Wants Romney Billboard in Democratic Convention City

Many Voters May Be Deterred by Tough ID Laws

Deja Vu: Order Extends Georgia Overseas’ Ballot Time


Nature Takes a Crack at Rebuilding Louisiana Marsh

As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Possible in Southwest Mississippi

Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up Well on Track But Pitfalls Remain

North Carolina Pretends Current Sea Level Rise Isn’t Happening

Drill to Test for Tennessee’s Earthquake Preparedness

South Carolina College Students Aim to Make 52 Apps a Year

Louisiana Loses Medicaid Funding in Quick-Fire Email Negotiations


Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus

Hydrofracking Threatens Tennessee Water Supply

Here Is What Mississippi Really Looks Like

Georgia Debt Could Appear High Due to Pensions’ Accounting Changes

Florida’s Lauded, Let-Go Lifeguard

Andy Griffith Gave Us a Legacy of Small-Town Life