News stories published in The Messenger’s Online Edition during March 1-14, 2001 , included:

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2001

March 1

‘Peanuts’ still keeps ’em smiling

If the stage production, "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown," is good enough to entertain a packed house of primary school students, just think how great it will be for their mamas and papas.

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Feb. 28, 2001 10 PM

March First brings a first for Romanczuk

March First is a very important and most special day in the life of Anthony Romanczuk.

Feb. 28, 2001 10 PM

Alabama DOT honors John Sutton

John Sutton has been selected the "Outstanding Employee of the Quarter" in the Seventh Division for the winter quarter 2000 recognition program of the Alabama Department of Transportation.

March 7, 2001 8 PM

CHMS students will be a part of the ‘United Nations’

Charles Henderson Middle School students will be stepping into very different roles later this month.

Feb. 28, 2001 10 PM

Wildfire course seeks to protect property

Hot, dry weather this past summer cost the state acres in forest land and Pike County officials are hoping to avoid that in the future.

Feb. 28, 2001 10 PM

March 2

Boykin mourned within Pike Co.

"Sweet" and "nice."

March 1, 2001 10 PM

Heart Assn. holds event tonight

Basketball fans in Pike County can get their fill tonight and raise money for a good cause.

March 1, 2001 10 PM

Public libraries will suffer from proration

Many may not realize proration is going to affect public libraries.

March 1, 2001 10 PM

Neighbors: Mitchells pull up roots after 31 years as Trojans

When roots have been put down for 31 years, it’s very difficult to pull them up, for they have become entwined in friendships, fond memories, familiar faces and places and, perhaps, even a briar bush or two.

March 1, 2001 10 PM

French government honors WWII vets

Surviving World War II veterans, who participated in the landing at Normandy and in the liberation of France from June 6, 1944 to May 8, 1945 will be recognized for their contributions by the French government.

March 1, 2001 10 PM

March 4

Johnston will share his talents

Those who have never met a true Renaissance man have never met Rob Johnston.

March 3, 2001 10 PM

Proration dilemma still hounds state

At midnight Monday, the special legislative session will be over and as of now, there are still no answers to the funding crisis for which the session was called.

March 3, 2001 10 PM

Choir pays homage to top TSU benefactor

World-renowned Russian choir Chorovaya Akademia will be in concert at Troy State University Tuesday to honor a benefactor of the university.

March 3, 2001 10 PM

TSU dons green for St. Patty’s Day event

Get ready to wear your finest green, because the city of Troy and Troy State University have been designated as the official site of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration for the State of Alabama.

March 3, 2001 10 PM

March 6

Cultural celebration slated Sat. at TSU

Troy State University will celebrate its diversity when it holds the 19th annual International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) Festival Saturday.

March 5, 2001 10 PM

Eight inches of rain soaks Pike County

Pike County experienced a "gully washer" Friday night and Saturday. Almost eight inches of rain were dumped on the county according to WSFA weather watcher Frank Mathews of Banks.

March 5, 2001 10 PM

Marketplace will hold Wed. grand opening

The Troy Marketplace Shopping Center Winn-Dixie is new again.

March 5, 2001 10 PM

TES fourth-graders get inside look at NASA

Fourth graders at Troy Elementary School were told on Monday they may have the "most famous feet" one day.

March 5, 2001 10 PM

March 7

Rental policy set for Brundidge Station

BRUNDIDGE ­ Residents who would like to use the recently-opened Brundidge Station will be able to do so under the city’s new application process.

Reasons to shop at home to be showcased at expo

Shopping at home is critical for businesses in Pike County to stay afloat, and is vital to keep the community prosperous.

Trumpets will sound at TSU

The Troy State University John M. Long School of Music will present its third annual Trumpet Symposium/Day of Percussion on Saturday, March 10.

Ware leaves behind precious memories

On Sunday night, Arthur Ware died at age 90, at the Billy Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City.

March 8

Students will take exit exams next week

Area high schools will be pretty quiet next week as students take the exit exam before leaving for Spring Break.

March 7, 2001

Open Airways relieves fears for students

Knowing what it’s like to have a stuffy nose is just a small indication of the difficulties in breathing that children with asthma experience.

March 7, 2001 8 PM

Proration takes chunk from TSU budget

Questions about proration are now about how much of an impact, rather than if there will be one.

March 7, 2001

Students frustrated by budget cuts

College students from across the state have converged on the State Capitol steps over the past couple of weeks.

March 7, 2001

Alabama DOT honors John Sutton

John Sutton has been selected the "Outstanding Employee of the Quarter" in the Seventh Division for the winter quarter 2000 recognition program of the Alabama Department of Transportation.

March 7, 2001 8 PM

March 9

Reasons to shop at home to be showcased at expo

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Pike County and Business Expo was a smashing success.

March 8, 2001 10 PM

Neighbor: Local ‘Jewel’ named to club’s Hall of Fame

One of Pike County’s own has been elected to the Alabama CattleWomen’s Hall of Honor.

March 8, 2001 8 PM

State pumps $600,000 into local work program

Troy residents needing help on their job skills will get that assistance.

March 8, 2001 10 PM

March 11

Police investigate incidents

Two threats on two school campuses in two days has Troy Police Department investigators working to chase down "any and all leads" in order to ensure the safety of children at local schools.

March 10, 2001 10 PM

TSU kicks off St. Patrick’s Day week with special events

Lectures and concerts will kickoff the week of Irish celebration.

March 10, 2001 10 PM

Thornton’s world is in her hands

Every day Judy Thornton puts her dream in her hands.

March 10, 2001 10 PM

Officials: School threats unacceptable

Two Troy City School System students have been suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation into their alleged threats to harm or kill other students or faculty members in two separate incidents.

March 10, 2001 10 PM

Turkey calling contest, wild game supper set Saturday

About this time each year, the call of the wild lures adventur-eaters to the supper table at Grady.

March 10, 2001 10 PM

Monday morning fire damages local business

Fire gutted one business and damaged another on U.S. 231 Monday morning.

New industry to open in Brundidge

The announcement of a new business is always good news for any town, but it’s especially good news for Brundidge this time around.

Sponsors/drivers announced for Troy Soap Box Derby

The last construction day for the Troy Soapbox Derby cars was held Saturday and all of the nuts and bolts should be in place for the biggest derby ever in Pike County.

Storm brings more than two inches of rain to Pike Co.

Pike County was drenched again yesterday from a storm system that moved from Texas through Mississippi and Louisiana, before spending the entire day and most of the night soaking the area.

March 14

Accident lawsuits settled three years later

Almost three years after a deadly accident, three lawsuits have been settled.

Motion may ease tension over proration

A motion filed in Montgomery Circuit Court on Tuesday may ease the tension between K-12 and higher education.

Gala concert to feature Troy choruses

What better way to top off St. Patrick’ Day than with a gala concert.

March 15

City’s eternal flame put out

Troy’s eternal flame has turned out to be temporal.

Former mayor honored with special day

Troy’s leaders were visited by one of their predecessors Monday night.

Students urged to be tobacco-free on ‘Smokeout Day’

One day does not a non-smoker make, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.

Sweet treats offered to raise money for March of Dimes

Anyone looking for some entertainment or something to cure that crave for sweets can do so and help raise money for the March of Dimes.

Brundidge organizations team up for America

Two Brundidge organizations have teamed up to display their community’s patriotic spirit.

Youth rally gets Spring Break off right

For any trip to be successful, planning is important and to leave home without all the necessary things could result in problems.