Meet the man who put the ‘Pike’ in ‘Pike County’

Luke Brantley Variety Editor Troy is the county seat of Pike County, Alabama. While this may be common knowledge for many people in this area, what may not be as well-known is for whom Pike County is named. Zebulon Pike was born on January 5, 1779, in a small town in New Jersey. Pike wanted to Read More

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IAC hosts exhibit by Alabama artist showcasing the darker truths about Alabama’s history

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The International Arts Center (IAC) is holding a reception with Mike Howard and his “Pivotal Moments in Alabama History” exhibit on Friday, Sept. 13.  Howard, an expressionist born in Phenix City, has comprised a series of work that reflects the environment he grew up in.   “Mike was born in 1944,” said Read More

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International Arts Center John A. Hancock exhibit explores ‘Family, History, and Connection”

Andrea Hammack Staff Writer The John A. Hancock art exhibit, now open for visitors at the International Arts Center, showcases pieces that center around family, history, and connection to place.  Greg Skaggs, an associate professor of art and design at Troy, worked with Hancock to curate the exhibit and prepared the space for showing. “I’ve known Read More

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The Bible is a reliable historical document

Though it is my belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God, that in itself is not a sufficient reason to argue its validity.  Defending it on that sole basis would be circular reasoning, which clearly is not the case, for academic debates surrounding the Bible have been going on for centuries.   A Read More

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