1951 – Casey was born in Midfield, Alabama, USA on the 21st of August.
1973 – He graduated from Jones Valley High School and from the University of Alabama before joining the reporting staff at the Birmingham News.
1979 – He was promoted to the editorial board, the same year he married his wife, Margaret. Ten years later, he became the editorial page editor.
1991 – Casey, along with Harold Jackson and Joey Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series, "What They Won’t Tell You About Your Taxes", analyzing inequities in Alabama’s tax system and proposing needed reforms.
1992 – He was a finalist for the National Headliners Award.
1994 – He was nominated for a second Pulitzer as well as for the National Education Writers Award.
2000 – He died on the 21st of February.