EDITORIAL: Common sense cold and flu prevention tips

There is a lot of conversation and worry about COVID-19, a new coronavirus. A coronavirus is a type of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren't dangerous and spread the same way other cold-causing viruses do:... Read More.


As we start this new week, I think it’s important to reflect on advice from Benjamin Franklin in the Feb. 4, 1735, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Franklin was addressing fire safety, but the... Read More.

Assets of The Marble City: Sylacauga Utilities Board

SYLACAUGA, Ala. - SylacaugaNews.com is doing something new in 2019. In a world full of constant negative news, we are turning attention to several features of our great city. Native Sylacaugan Michael Adair highlights what Sylacauga has to offer. First up: Sylacauga Utilities Board.

EDITORIAL: T-Shirts and Politics

SYLACAUGA, Ala. - Of the many things that might warrant the attention of a seasoned congressman running for re-election, ordering custom 100% cotton campaign T-shirts surely couldn't be near the top of the list. But a newspaper writing about a logo licensing mistake made by... Read More.

GUEST COLUMN: Michael Adair – “Why not?”

I suggested to a recent college graduate asking for career and life advice that he move his new bride to Sylacauga and start a family here. Some would ask, “Why?” I always answer, “Why not?” Then, I offer to explain. Yes, I was born and... Read More.