Unemployment in Calhoun County rose from 2.9 percent in November to 3 percent in December. St. Clair County stayed level at 2.2 percent for both months, and Talladega rose from 2.8 percent to 2.9 percent.
MONTGOMERY — Even though there are more Baptists than Methodists in Alabama, historically Methodists have held more of the prominent political posts in the Heart of Dixie. If you look closely at these leaders’ lives, a good many of our leaders have been sons of Methodist ministers.
A lady remarked a few months ago how much she enjoyed the pastor’s good humor in the pulpit. I remembered how someone else in a different place responded to a worship survey: “The pulpit is no place for levity. The pastor should refrain from joking.”