You never know when Mama will come by

Mama came by yesterday. I was putting out a few bedding plants when she came. It was one of those late spring afternoons when you ... Read more

Flight programs are an exciting opportunity

Preparing our next generation for the jobs of tomorrow just got a little bit more fun right here in Pike County. On Thursday, Troy University ... Read more

Alabama editor reflects on year

When I was young, I would rummage through my mother’s dresser drawers. I loved her, and so I wanted a glance into her life – ... Read more

How mad will the voters be?

The 2014 Regular Legislative Session, which ended last month, was the last of the quadrennium. It ended on the same note it began on four ... Read more

Growing farm economy is good news for state

We’ve said it before and likely will say it again: Agriculture is good for Alabama and Pike County. That’s not surprising news to folks here ... Read more

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Opinion Columnists

College football and costs

The economic landscape of college football is rapidly changing. This is the first year of the Bowl Championship Series “plus one” playoff, and lucrative new ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Allen: I’m joining 21 other judges, endorsing McKinney

I stand with 21 Republican probate judges from across Alabama to support Judge Reese McKinney as the next Secretary of State. We made our endorsement ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Garbage collection service expected

This letter is in response to the article on Tuesday, July 8 about the solid waste collection system being “broken”. Since the trash pick-up became ... Read more

Trash collection coverage appreciated

A huge THANK YOU to Jaine Treadwell and the others who are working on stories for the garbage customers of Pike County. Read more

Payday lending reform: Helping underdogs

I’ve always thought of my hometown, Troy, as “The Small City That Could,” punching above its weight and exceeding expectations. This December, Trojans will mark ... Read more | 2 comments

Jackson: Loggers, roads remain a concern

In January of 2013 the Pike County Commission determined to forgo a possible logging ordinance, after several meetings at which representatives from the logging industry ... Read more