Dianne Smith, Author at The Troy Messenger

Dianne Smith

John ‘Doc’ Anderson was head of track at Troy

Johnson Anderson, former Auburn distance star who paced the Tigers to the Southeastern Conference cross-country championship in 1964, has been named head track and cross-country ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:25 pm

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Goshen mayor shares valuable old recipe

“When you have something worthwhile, it is selfish not to share it with others,” says Orris Sanders, Mayor of Goshen.      In reflecting on ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:03 pm

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Sam Williams was an esteemed drug store owner

In May 23, 1906, The Messenger ran a thirty-two page illustrated edition, showing many of the prominent public buildings, churches, schools, business houses and citizens ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:17 pm

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Standard Chemical and Oil Company was massive

From The Messenger in 1906, the Standard Chemical and Oil Company was listed as one of the largest plants of its kind in the South. ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:02 pm

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Evelyn Byrd bags a rattler that was stopping traffic

Everyone has a snake story this time of the year.  This story from September 1, 1960 is one of my favorites. “And now, traffic along ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:01 pm

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Pike County field battery receives farewell party

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men to go into battle.  It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:10 pm

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Probate Judge Alex C. Edmonson-the just judge

In 1906, The Messenger had a big thirty-two page illustrated edition, showing many of the prominent public buildings, churches, schools, business houses and citizens of ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:17 pm

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Troy Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th anniversary

The Troy Kiwanis Clube received its charter on June 8, 1922 and will celebrate their 100th year anniversary in June 2022.  Kiwanis is an organization, ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:14 pm

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The Pigeons and the clock at the County Courthouse

On August 3, 1904, the Messenger reported a serious issue with the clock located on the Court House tower. “The fellows who sit around and ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:52 pm

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New Enzor Theatre opened on July 3, 1936

The Enzor Theatre held it’s grand opening on July 3, 1936.  The premier show on opening night was Love Before Breakfast featuring Carole Lombard, Preston ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:57 pm

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