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Dianne Smith

Dr. Willis V. Crawford opened clinic in troy in 1974

‘Medicines cure diseases but only doctors can cure patients.’     With the opening of his office for ...

Jaine Treadwell

This dress was made for walkin’

Before there were high school academies, there was home economics! Home ec was required of budding teenage girls ...

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, ...

Jaine Treadwell

School? Bah, Humbug!

My best friend Betty Kay was six years old and she was going to first grade. I was ...

Dianne Smith

Goshen mayor shares valuable old recipe

“When you have something worthwhile, it is selfish not to share it with others,” says Orris Sanders, Mayor ...

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COLUMN: Storylines to follow during Troy’s fall camp

The first fall camp of the Jon Sumrall era of Troy football kicks off this week and there ...

Jaine Treadwell

CAMPMEETINGS: NOT FOR STIFF NECKS

Around Christmas time when my grandson was about five years old, he wanted to stay in the kitchen ...

Dianne Smith

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 ...

Jaine Treadwell

Here’s to you Mr. Robinson

Somewhere just outside Ozark, there’s a billboard that seemingly appears out of nowhere and just that quickly it’s ...

bobby rice

COLUMN: A ‘pitcher only’ gets a hit and a player wrap-up of Post 70 17U team

My son, Will, just completed his first summer playing with the American Legion Post 70 17U baseball team. ...

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