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Midland City Hostage Resolved: Dykes Identified

Midland City Hostage Resolved: Dykes Identified

By: Devin Smith     Authorities have now officially identified the man responsible for the hostage situation developing in Midland City as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. The press conference confirming the release of the information came just hours before Dykes and the child entered their fourth day inside the underground bunker. No other information was given regarding the current state of the negotiations other than the continued assurance that the boy is still safe. Earlier in the afternoon, the school bus where the shooting that preceded the hostage situation took […]

by · February 4, 2013 · News

Neighbors Speak out About Dale County Shooter

By: Devin Smith   Neighbors of the Midland City man who kidnapped and is holding hostage a five-year-old boy have begun to speak out. Authorities have still not officially released the names of the shooter or the hostage, but neighbors have identified the shooter as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a retired truck driver and Vietnam veteran, and have held candlelight vigils in the child’s name. Negotiations continue to move slowly as no developments involving the progress of the hostage situation have arisen in the past 24 hours. Dykes has also allowed […]

by · February 2, 2013 · News

Midland City Hostage

By: Devin Smith A five-year-old boy is currently being held hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City after a man shot and killed a school bus driver Tuesday afternoon. The shooter, as identified by his neighbors, is suspected to be 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. Dykes is a local resident of Midland City, a small town located roughly 45 minutes south of Troy and just off of U.S. highway 231 in Dale County. At roughly 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Dykes boarded a school bus in Midland City and demanded that two […]

by · February 1, 2013 · News

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by · January 31, 2013 · News

S.C.A.D.A Revived

By:Kelsey Vickers Students Concerned about Disability Awareness, S.C.A.D.A. for short, is an organization on campus with the purpose to promote and raise disability awareness, has become an official organization as of last Thursday. S.C.A.D.A. is an organization on campus that was founded about 8-9 years ago, according to faculty advisor and Adaptive Needs Program director Deborah Sellers. The organization worked with administration and accomplished a lot; however, the club fell by the wayside when the group leaders graduated. “The group is meant to bring awareness to issues that other students […]

by · January 31, 2013 · News
SGA President Not Seeking Re-Election

SGA President Not Seeking Re-Election

By: Cody Muzio   photo by: Kelcie Hathcock Absent from February’s Student Government Association election ballots will be one name many expected to see: current SGA president Will Thompson. “After much thought and prayerful consideration, I have decided to serve one term as SGA president,” Thompson said. Thompson, a junior political science major from Montgomery, is eligible to run for a second term, but said that other opportunities would hold his attention after his term expires. “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Mayor (Jason) Reeves’ staff and […]

by · January 31, 2013 · News
Student Discount Cards in the Near Future

Student Discount Cards in the Near Future

By: Chrissy Brown   A new incentive to joining the Trojan community is currently in the works. The Student Government Association, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are teaming up to create a student discount cards that students can purchase and receive discounts from venues in the Troy area. The main goal of this card will be to provide a means for the students of Troy University to better afford food, entertainment and living expenses during their time in Troy. While the specifics of the card are […]

by · January 24, 2013 · News
Capitalism is Back!

Capitalism is Back!

By: Anthony Watson   Capitalism is back and with it, the U.S. economy. The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy (in conjunction with the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the Sorrell College of Business) hosted Stephen Moore, an economist and journalist for the Wall Street Journal, yesterday in the Trojan Center Theatre at 2 p.m. The title of his presentation was the “Comeback of Capitalism,” and during this he explained how the U.S. is poised for a great economic boom. All through one word: energy. Moore said […]

by · January 24, 2013 · News
SGA Weak in Numbers Strong in Direction

SGA Weak in Numbers Strong in Direction

By: Andrew Clay Due to lack of attendance, the Student Government Association at Troy University was unable to call for a vote or a ratification of any potential legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SGA require a quorum or two-thirds majority in order to ratify the minutes from the previous meeting or vote. The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. It opened in typical fashion with a prayer, followed by the pledge of allegiance and the mission statement. The first order of business was to recognize that there was […]

by · January 24, 2013 · News

Troy Arts & Sciences Programs Adds New Degrees

Troy University’s College of Arts and Sciences sees addition of bachelor’s degrees with the New Year. Approved for introduction this semester, the Bachelors of Applied Sciences and the Bachelors of Liberal Arts offers to TROY students a structured but manageable course of study. This degree will allow nontraditional students the opportunity to obtain a degree in an area in which they already have experience but lack a degree in their particular field. “The Liberal Studies program is a multidisciplinary program focusing on critical thinking, analytical and communication skills,” said Bill […]

by · January 17, 2013 · News