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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Alabama must vote policy over hypocrisy

Emma Daniel Staff Writer Alabama likes to consider itself morally perfect compared to other states, since it is smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. Sadly, it seems our supposed morality is a cover-up; Alabama was named No. 1 in political corruption by Illinois State University’s Institute for Corruption Studies. We take the first spot Read More

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