Support the ‘jail for bail’ event downtown today

Take out your wallets because it’s time to help bail out some high-profile folks today. A dozen community leaders from all walks of life – ... Read more

Gun laws must address mental health issues

What America needs are common-sense gun-control laws that respect both sides of the argument and do whatever’s necessary to thwart preventable gun-related violence. Last Friday, ... Read more

Distracted drivers or driverless cars?

By Daniel Sutter Cell phone use and texting while driving have emerged as important safety issues, with states responding by passing numerous laws.  Alabama prohibits ... Read more

To the best graduating class ever

By Tom Purcell Students, faculty, family members and friends, it is my great honor to deliver your commencement speech today. It is my opinion that ... Read more

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

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Opinion Columnists

Would community college really be ‘free’?

resident Obama promoted his proposal to make community college free in last week’s State of the Union address. The proposal affords the opportunity to consider ... 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