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Alumnus to deliver Troy University’s Helen Keller Lecture on March 3 - Troy Messenger
Troy University students and community members are invited to attend the annual Hellen Keller Lecture on March 3. “This is one of the most important and inspirational lectures that we hold on campus every year,” said Andy Ellis, director of university ...
JCA hosting scavenger hunt - Troy Messenger
Plumb Bob is missing and, from all reports, Plumb Bob was last seen hanging around the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy. Plumb Bob is one of the many objects of special interest at the Johnson Center through March 14. Walter Black, Johnson ...
Local physician warns of deadly bacteria - Troy Messenger
Local physicians say the medical scopes cited this week by the FDA as potentially spreading deadly bacteria are not being used in Pike County. “These warnings apply to a specific scope used by specialists for certain procedures,” said Dr. Rick Gill, a ...
Snake-handling makes the bucket list - Troy Messenger
Life is filled with disappointments. Everybody has them, and I’ve had my share. Most of the time we can, as my granny would say, put disappointments to rest, but sometimes a disappointment keeps on gnawing and gnawing. I’ve got one of those. The reason ...
The Keys to Murder: Former educator writes first mystery novel - Troy Messenger
That has a familiar tone to it. Sort of like John Grisham or James Patterson or Tom Clancy. Mike Hall laughs at the response to his pen name, but he also accepts those observations as compliments. Never mind that they came from friends after reading his ...
Troy Music Study Club honors founders - Troy Messenger
The Troy Music Study Club, organized in 1905, honored its founders Feb. 22, when it presented a concert in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The program was opened to the public. Lyndia Dew, president, welcomed the members, guests and program ...
Kappa Delta hosting Shamrock Run - Troy Messenger
Community members are having a chance to support local children through Kappa Delta Spring Shamrock this March. Shamrock is an annual philanthropic event where a majority of the funds raised will stay in Pike County to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.
Brundidge native painted scenes in new SpongeBob movie - Troy Messenger
When the credits roll for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” the name Cathy Colley will be listed as a scene artist. For Colley, a former Trojan, “That’s big.” “Anytime, your name’s listed among the credits for a big movie, that’s big.
ACCESS program meets needs of students - Troy Messenger
ACCESS took center stage on Thursday as university, state and local educators gathered in Troy to learn more about the successful virtual high school program in place here. Officials from the Alabama State Department of Education, Pike County Schools ...
Plots to be combined in Forest Circle - Troy Messenger
In record speed, the City of Troy Planning Commission approved the combination of two plots of land into one to allow a resident to build a separate structure on her property. Zach Bradley, a surveyor with Watkins Consulting and Engineering, represented ...
Alfa Insurance honors Brundidge agent (photo) - Troy Messenger
Tommy Jones of Brundidge, Alfa Insurance agent, received the Distinguished Service Award, Silver Level, for 2014 during the company’s annual awards ceremony in Montgomery. The ceremony was held recently to recognize Alfa’s best agents and managers ...
Southern Dining - Troy Messenger
Ever since he was 9 years old, Randy Griffin has developed a passion for food and cooking. “My mother used to try to make bread, and it never really turned out,” Griffin said. “I think she probably didn’t have the patience to let it rise.
Community Center opens food pantry - Troy Messenger
Children are not the only things growing at the Christian Love Community Center. Two new tunnel houses are being built so the children at the community center can plant fruits and vegetables year round. The groundbreaking for the tunnel houses will be at ...
Rainy weather stifles another day of games - Troy Messenger
Once again this week, excessive rain in Troy has forced spring sports teams around the area to cancel, and subsequently, reschedule games. After approximately two inches of rain hit the city Wednesday night, area teams woke up to sloppy, muddy and ...
Troy Police bids farewell to one of their own - Troy Messenger
Although Edward Jay Walton didn’t want anything big for his retirement, scores of friends and co-workers gathered together in the Troy Police Department’s conference room Thursday to celebrate officer’s retirement after 25 years of service.