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Steve Flowers, Author at The Troy Messenger

Opinion Columnists

Dixiecrats and the 1948 presidential election

The year 1948 was an interesting and momentous year in southern politics.  World War II had just ended.  The King of American politics, Franklin Delano ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:39 pm


Jerry Lawrence “Larry” Johnston Sr.

Jerry Lawrence “Larry” Johnston, Sr., age 84, of Troy, Alabama, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020, in his home surrounded by loved ones. A graveside service was ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:25 pm


James William “Bill” Jackson

James William “Bill” Jackson, 81, died peacefully at his home in Troy, Alabama on September 20, 2020 following an extended illness. Born on January 18, ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:04 pm

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The presidential race is underway

Now that the national political party conventions are over and the nominees have been coronated, the battle royale for the White House is in full ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:37 pm

AP News

Think 2020’s weather disasters are bad? Expect more, experts say

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don't usually catch fire are ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:14 pm

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Take time to reflect on Labor Day

Labor Day is upcoming on Monday.  In bygone days it was the benchmark day for campaign season to start. Read more

by Steve Flowers, Friday, September 4, 2020 10:49 pm


Alabama extends mask ordinance until Oct. 2

COVID-19 cases in the state. Read more

by Steve Flowers, Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:56 am

Opinion Columnists

More thoughts on the GOP primary

It has been a month since our mid-July GOP runoffs for the U.S. Senate and two open Congressional seats.  Since then, numerous publications as well ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:27 pm

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Conventions will be anticlimatic

The presidential race is onward.  It will be incumbent Republican Donald Trump vs. former Vice President and 36-year veteran Democrat, Delaware U.S. Senator Joe Biden ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:35 pm


Ballot set for November general election

The field is set for the November General Election and more than likely the races were decided on July 14.  We had some good races ... Read more

by Steve Flowers, Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:06 am

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