• Monday, Jan. 16, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day; and, on Sunday, people came to the Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville to march to the Helen Clark Memorial Park in remembrance of King and for what he stood.
    At the park, Bobby Adams, president of the Jefferson County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), asked for all the ministers who were present to come in front of the park’s stage.
    “Let’s pray for these people,” he said. “Y’all know what this march is? It’s for all God’s children.”

Community

Special Report
As of this week, Gunn Drug Company has been serving the citizens of Wadley for more than 60 years. 
In 1956, Dudley Gunn came to Wadley from Millen to work at Tarver Drug Company with the intent to buy the business. The purchase was completed on Jan. 7, 1957 with finances provided by a loan from “Geeche” Wasden. 
Those were the days of being open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., big land-owner farmers charging their workers’ purchases and paying once a year after reaping the crops, Rexall “one cent sales” and soda fountains. 

Opinion

Last week Jefferson Hospital CEO Lou Semrad painted two pictures of the future of Jefferson County: one bleak, a portrait of a community gutted of resources with a crumbling economy that erodes property values and leaves residents far from emergency medical care. In the other he described a community with a thriving rural hospital, free of the need for local tax dollars, where services are growing and citizens receive low-cost high-quality treatments from people they have known much of their lives.