Dianne Smith

Alice Green Thornton, spinner, weaver and artist

Alice Green Thornton was born in 1903 in Meekers, Oklahoma.  At an early age her teacher recognized her ...

Opinion

COLUMN: ‘Adventuring’ to start the New Year

My wife and I brought in the New Year doing one of our favorite things: ‘adventuring.’ That’s the ...

Opinion

When New Year’s Eve went off course

My brother shot a Roman candle up his nose. That was the end of our good-time New Year’s ...

Opinion

Dr. Tennille, the man and his vision for a town

According to Margaret Pace Farmer’s book, One Hundred Fifty Years in Pike County Alabama 1821-1971, Dr. A. St. ...

Guest Columnists

Highlights for TRMC in 2022

About this time in 2019, the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority Board had just named me CEO for ...

Opinion

Christmas is …

Christmas is many things but, perhaps, most of all, it’s memories. Family, friends, places and presents so meaningful ...

Opinion

The ‘Human Fly’ climbs the Troy Hotel in early 1900s

In the early 1900’s, Jack Williams was known as the original “human fly.”  He was also nicknamed “Crazy ...

Lifestyles

What’s Sandy Claus got to do with Christmas, anyhow?

I was nine years old. It was Christmastime and there was magic in the air. I had written ...

Opinion

Sunbelt Conference Championship Game Special

The students of Troy University have been singing the song of champions all week as The Troy Football ...

Opinion

Wilma Mullis was featured in The Messenger in 1969

In 1969, the Troy Messenger features a series of articles on “careers for women.”  Here is one on ...

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