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The sweet, sweet days of summer

Growing up in the Deep South was a wonderful experience. But times have changed, The words “thank you” ...

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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 ...

Lifestyles

Grits, ‘Well, Lawdy, Lawdy’

Back in the early 1960s, Yellowstone National Park was as foreign to a gal from South Alabama as ...

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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 ...

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A frilly dress, nylon socks and colored Easter eggs

Growing up, on Easter Sunday, I had to wear a frilly dress and nylon socks, patent leather shoes ...

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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 ...

Lifestyles

Round and round and round I go

Back before doors on airplanes started flying open and wings stated flapping, I boarded an airplane to Boston ...

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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 ...

Lifestyles

Politics: The good ol’ days

Flies were flying around the cookie crumbs and the spilled Kool-Aid on the concrete picnic table. It was ...

Dianne Smith

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 ...

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