Editorial: Hope

More than 800,000 automobiles will be made in Alabama this year.

Fifteen years ago, that number was zero.

An average salary for people involved with making those automobiles is $20 an hour.

And that is just one sector of a booming economy.

Unemployment is down across the state.

HOPE for the future should be way up.

Some say young people in our region drop out of school because they don't have hope of making a better life for themselves.

You should.  Now more than ever.

Look around at what our state now has to offer you.

Plenty of options for a bright future.

Stay in school.  Work hard and apply yourself.

Share in the hope and promise of a brighter tomorrow.