Friday, December 10, 2010

Lawrence County Going Wet?

Rogersville said no (maybe); Priceville said yes; and now some Lawrence Countians are petitioning for a wet/dry election. Apparently many in Moulton government are hoping the petition fails or, barring that, the actual vote will ensure Lawrence County remains dry.

Why? It seems with no home rule/zoning for Alabama counties, it's much easier to maintain law and order in wet cities (think Florence) than wet counties (think Colbert). Pro-liquor forces in Lawrence have stated Moulton officials simply want to keep the revenue reserved for that newly wet town. So far, the petition has not accumulated enough signatures to warrant an election.


David Darryl Thompson was convicted yesterday of manslaughter in the shooting death of Melissa Garrett. Once Thompson is processed by the Department of Corrections, we'll publish his AIS number so that those wishing to may contact the parole board to protest any early release for the small time drug dealer.


Here's a charming Christmas memory from our friend Mary Carton:

How Santa Got Into Our House

My siblings and I grew up on an active dairy farm in Northwest Alabama. Dad would get up early, milk, bottle it and then head out on his milk route. In the afternoon, they would hit the fields, come home to milk the cows, and come in late, so we didn’t get to see much of my Dad. It is rare that Alabama gets snow, much less a white Christmas, but this year we got snow on Christmas Eve! Christmas morning we went out to play and there in the snow were two sled tracks, small hoof prints in between the tracks going across the yard stopping short of the basement door. We also found Santa’s boot prints going to the door. At last we found the answer of how Santa got into our house without a chimney! Years later we found out that the boot prints were Dad’s going to the basement to bring out a merry go round, which explained the sled tracks. The hoof prints turned out to be the dogs following behind Dad. Our parents had spent half the night putting together the merry go round and had to get up early to milk.

Be sure to place Mary's blog Rosedale Gardens on your regular reading list: Link