Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins dies from COVID-19

Troy University alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins died from COVID-19 related respiratory failure. He was 86. The Bennie Adkins foundation announced on March 26 that Adkins had been hospitalized after he became critically ill with COVID-19 respiratory failure. A Vietnam War veteran, Adkins was a native of Opelika, Alabama earned his Read More

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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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Downballot candidates, amendments increase midterm significance

Scott Shelton Staff Writer During the midterm elections, the state of Alabama won’t elect a senator or a new president, so it might be tempting to stay at home on Nov. 6 and say it doesn’t matter. However, I believe we should care about every election because local and state elections affect us just as much Read More

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