Alcomb is a magazine, which originated from Maycomb, Alabama. This website is to inform our county's people on the latest news and trend. The title of our magazine is a combination of the name of our county and our state.
AL [Alabama] + COMB [Maycomb] = ALCOMB TODAY MAGAZINE! Clever, Huh?
Come on in, Look around, & Inform yourself of the Daily happenings of a crazy town down South.
The school of Maycomb is a place to enlighten the dear children of our quant town. Our dear teacher Miss Caroline, is one of the best in the system. She deals well with the children and is easily able to teach them to learn how to read and write.
The education system here in Maycomb not only fills our children with great knowledge, but it also brings our town together.
Here in Maycomb we aim to educate our future leaders who will better our world.
In Maycomb, we require the education of our children by law. We go from door to door to make sure that all the kids here have been enrolled in our school system. All our students are eager to learn how to read and write and return daily to continue their studies.
"Miss Caroline is an uneducated, egocentric individual who believes that she is the only one who knows the proper way of teaching an individual.:- Jean Louise Finch
"Miss Caroline is a demanding individual who will not take no fro and answer. When she offered to buy me lunch I reluctantly refused the money knowing I would not be able to pay her back. She continued to force the money upon me as if my wants did not matter in any way"- Walter Cunningham
"Here in Maycomb, we all work together as a community to try our best to support our families during this time of depression. As a lawyer I also am trying my best to enrich the minds of my children Jem and Scout by teaching them not to discriminate according to race, or cultural differences. I myself am defending a Negro in a trial of rape in order to better our community. I am optimistic in the fact that i will prove my case and hopefully the jury will have enough reasonable doubt to let this innocent man free." - Atticus
"I am a woman of tradition and i have come to Maycomb to help my brother raise his two children Jem and Scout. I believe the town of Maycomb is very safe although recently we have had some unexpected mishaps concerning the fire in Miss Maudie's house and the rapid dog on the loose." - Aunt Alexandra
Mayella Ewell has accused Tom Robinson a Negro of rape. This horrific incident occurred on November 21st.
Mr. Ewell claims to have witnessed the rape of his daughter Mayella through a window. He ran to his daughter’s rescue neglecting to call a doctor in order to make sure that her injuries would not leave her in critical condition. Ewell continues to state that he saw Tom Robinson commit a capital offense crime and is appalled by what he witnessed.
During the court trial, Mayella Ewell was called to the witness stand, where she broke out into tears numerous times while trying to explain her side of the story. She tells the jury that on the day of November 21st, she was sitting on her front porch when Mr. Robinson walked past her home. She stopped him in his tracks asking if he would be able to destroy a chiffarobe for a nickel. Tom Robinson agreed to destroy the chiffarobe and in a quick instance Mayella explained that she turned around and was strangled by Mr. Robinson. She struggled to free herself from his grasp, screaming and kicking in revolt. She was unsuccessful and was taken advantage of by Tom Robinson.
After Mayella was called off the witness stand, Tom Robinson was called upon to elucidate his side of the story. Robinson now instates reasonable doubt to the jury. He says that Mayella came on to him. When he went to destroy the chiffarobe, she began to hug him around the waste and then began to kiss him, caught off guard and terrified, Tom Robinson ran out of the house so quickly that Mr. Ewell could not catch him.
Although Atticus, the courageous lawyer of the defendant, Tom Robinson, stated clear facts to support Tom Robinson innocent, he was still convicted of rape by the jury. It is speculated that he was convicted due to the fact that he was a Negro.
In Maycomb, Alabama a black man is always looked down upon and in a case between a black and white man, it is true that the white man is always set free no matter the evidence given.
Unfortunately a terrified Robinson tries to escape from the jail is shot seventeen times by security causing his death.
Last night around midnight, a very unexplainable accident occured. Miss Maudie’s home bursted into flames. Neighbors watched in horror as Miss Maudie's house burned to the ground.
Altought Neighbors managed to get furniture out of the house, the house itself could not be saved. The fire department arrived in time to contain the fire from spreading to other homes near by.
“Why, I’ll build me a little house and take me a couple of roomers and –gracious, I’ll have the finest Yard in Alabama.” - Miss Maudie
During this inccident another rare and unusual event occured. Mr. Aurther Riley was spotted warming Miss. Jean Louise Finch by placing a Blanket upon her sholders.
" I was scared. I Didn't realize that Mr. Radley was behind me" -Jean Louise Finch
As of now, Miss Maudie will be staying with Miss. Stephanie. The church has organized a charity for anyone who is willing to donate to the construction of Miss Maudie’s new home. Miss Maudie is incredibly grateful for any donations given to her.
Mad Dog Loose
By: Frances Ostojic
Fear struck Maycomb on just an ordinary day. Tim Johnson, the town dog was acting everything but normal. His stance was obscure as well as the features of his face. There was a lack of stability shown through the mad dog’s eyes alarming the townspeople. Tim Johnson was known to be a cheerful, and sharp hunting dog but by just one glance at that dog limping down the road showed differently. In Maycomb the people hid and shut the doors after themselves securing their lives and hiding from the animal. Trepidation rose as the Dog approached the more populated area of the town. All were curious of what would happen and kid’s pondering the streets were curious yet oblivious to what was happening. Cal, Atticus’s maid, warned the townspeople that Johnson was coming and protected the children by placing them in the house. Atticus was given a gun by a fellow townsperson, the sheriff, and was given the responsibility to terminate the dog’s life. Suspense grows as Johnson approaches closer and closer. Atticus securing his children and town safe from danger pulls the trigger. The one-shot was almost a bull’s eye off by almost a millimeter to a perfect one went through the head of Johnson. Killing Johnson instantaneously lead the dog to fall to the ground rapidly as if a ghost swept his soul. Checking Atticus’s background he was known to be a greater shooter at his youthful ages and was known as old one-shot.