Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

The South

How Ted Cruz plans to win Florida and the South

in 2017/Top Headlines by

The big story coming out of New Hampshire, arguably: Ted Cruz finishing third with a financial outlay of just $580,000, which easily was the best ROI for votes for any candidate in either primary. Cruz, dismissed by the media after his Iowa victory, and his third place finish in New Hampshire, is in the game for the duration. In a Wednesday conversation in Jacksonville with his campaign chairman, Chad Sweet, a wide range of topics came up. Among them: Cruz’s strategy for…

Keep Reading

Influence of churches, once dominant, now waning in South

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Prayers said and the closing hymn sung, tea-drinking churchgoers fill Marble City Grill for Sunday lunch. But hard on their heels comes the afternoon crowd: craft beer-drinking, NFL-watching football fans. Such a scene would have been impossible just months ago because Sunday alcohol sales were long illegal in Sylacauga, hometown of both the actor who played TV’s Gomer Pyle and the white marble used to construct the U.S. Supreme Court building. While the central Alabama city of 12,700 has only one…

Keep Reading

Go to Top