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‘Illustrated edition’ chronicles prominent citizens

In May 1906, The Troy Messenger ran an “illustrated edition” of the paper chronicling businesses and prominent citizens ...

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U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon for president

In 1967, “Gunsmoke” was canceled due to declining television ratings. But, if Matt Dillon was on the range ...

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Dr. John M. Long was recognized for his work in music education in 1980

In 1980, Dr. John M. Long received a distinguished award for his work in the music education field. ...

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COLUMN: Support can be all the difference  

June 27 was the scariest day of my life but according to the doctors, it went about as ...

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Shots fired at the OK Corral!

A car backfired at the OK Corral. The mules were startled and became restless. The woman on the ...

Lifestyles

All’s well that ends well

I ought to have known better. But I never thought my actions could cause a man to lose ...

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William Jennings Dyess served as U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands

A special thank you to Jacqueline Brantley Floyd for providing me this lead on William Jennings Dyess.  I ...

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COLUMN: I’m not okay, but everything’s gonna be alright

On Thursday, I will have surgery to hopefully remove what is left of the cancer that I’ve been ...

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Childhood memories of twinkling stars

In my childhood, we would gather after supper and the grownups would talk while us young’uns played. But, ...

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POW Sgt. Willie Joe Dorrill released from Korean prison in 1953

On December 1, 1950, Sgt. Willie Joe Dorrill was reported missing in Korea.  It was 13 and one ...

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