Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: Recollections of a Wiregrass nursing student

March 28, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Hospitals in Wiregrass towns were privately owned and operated until well after World War 2. At one time Dothan had four private hospitals. Two of these – Frasier-Ellis Hospital on South St. Andrews Street and Moody Hospital on North Alice Street – trained nurses to be certified by the State of Alabama and who worked…

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Alabama’s new gas tax raises interesting economic, political considerations

March 14, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Taxes, Roads, and Limited Government

The Alabama legislature kicked off its new term with a special session to increase the gas tax, a result which seemed foreordained.  Nonetheless, the gas tax raises interesting economic and political considerations.

Our gas tax is currently just under 21 cents a gallon, which ranks 41stnationally according to the Tax…

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It Came from the Archives: The life of Rep. Terry Everett

February 21, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Terry Everett (born Feb. 15, 1937) of Enterprise, Alabama, represented Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House as a Republican from 1993 until retiring in 2009. He was particularly interested in national security, national intelligence, the US military, veterans’ affairs and agriculture, all of which come from his long association with the Alabama Wiregrass…

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