Jaine Treadwell

A wonderfully weird place revisited

Ordinarily, the header, “4 Space-inspired Travel Stops,” would not have caused me pause. However, the email was directed ...

Dianne Smith

The Michigan and Alabama Fruit Packing Company

There was some discussion recently on social media about the Troy Veneer and Crate Company.  The parent company ...

Jaine Treadwell

Back in the school days

Back when I was in grammar school. — not long after double desks with inkwells and teachers who ...

Opinion

COLUMN: USFL finishes off 2022 season with a bang

The United States Football League this weekend did something many spring football leagues have failed to do since ...

Dianne Smith

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 ...

Jaine Treadwell

The doctor will see you now

The doctor’s waiting room was crowded but silent. Everyone was letting their fingers do the talking. The sudden ...

Dianne Smith

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 ...

Jaine Treadwell

Say it ain’t so, Debbie and Red!

No true-blue baseball fan wanted to believe that “Shoeless” Joe Jackson had helped fix the 1919 World Series. ...

Dianne Smith

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, ...

Jaine Treadwell

Daddy gave me wings

Daddy’s heart stopped beating on Father’s Day 1983. So, for me “Happy Father’s Day” is an oxymoron. Losing ...

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