Dianne Smith, Author at The Troy Messenger

Dianne Smith

O.L. Oliver was a railroad man

The railroad system in the United States began in the late 1800’s.  On April 23, 1900, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company was formed.  In ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 8:10 pm

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Archives show Ruth Lee had a rewarding career

Here is another from the Messenger’s series on careers for women which was run in 1969. A double edged career as School Food Service Director ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 6:57 pm

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Mrs. Reynolds Smart had an outstanding career

In 1970, the Troy Messenger ran this story on Mrs. Reynolds Smart and her long career as a teacher. It must be a very gratifying ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 6:56 pm

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Fraternity turned old hospital into a residence

For $35 per month, where could a University student find a place to live that offers:  All utilities paid.  A private furnished bedroom, the use ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 7:47 pm

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Messenger article in 1914 looks back at historic relics

The Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta, was the first in a series of bloody battles for Atlanta in 1864.  This was Confederate General John ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 7:11 pm

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Historical marker dedicated at Salem Baptist Church in 1959

From the October 19, 1959 Troy Messenger is this story about the historical marker dedication at Salem Baptist Church.       A marker of ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:14 pm

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Hon. Joel D. Murphree helped shape turn-of-the-century life in Pike County

In 1902, the Messenger did a historical sketch column on several people who helped shape the county. Among the new men who have been foremost ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, March 12, 2024 7:42 pm

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T. K. Brantley was influential in early years of Troy’s development

In 1908, the Messenger ran this article on T. K. Brantley on his seventy-fifth birthday. The Hon. Thomas K. Brantley, one of Troy’s most esteemed ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 8:50 pm

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The life story of William J. Blan, a soldier and newspaper man

In 1904, William J. Blan passed away.  This story of his life was in his obituary published in the Messenger. William J. Blan was born ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 7:55 pm

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Remember when the Dutch Kitchen was the place to be in Troy

In 1947, a new restaurant called the Dutch Kitchen was opened.  Hobbs’s Candy Company supplied the confectionary items for the kitchen and ice cold lime-cola, ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 6:43 pm

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