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TURES COLUMN: The greatest gift for a teacher is…

Back in 1953, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt lobbied Congress to create a National Teacher Appreciation Day. In 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association moved ... Read more

6 days ago by John A. Tures.

OUR VIEW: Hiring from within a good thing

The Troup County School System has had to make several important hires since Brian Shumate was hired as superintendent two years ago. (Yes, it’s already ... Read more

1 week ago by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

BRADY COLUMN: One Life to Live

A man in his forties gave up his work to go back to school to become a minister of music. His wife surrendered her tasks ... Read more

1 week ago by Hal Brady.

SMITH COLUMN: What a great weekend it was

Last weekend was much ado about plenty. High marks were in order for everything from the weather to sports competitions, reverberating scenes from here to ... Read more

1 week ago by Loran Smith.

OUR VIEW: Thank you so much to our teachers

The world changed a lot in the last year. Our schools faced an abundance of uncertainty and our teachers had to adjust to new ways ... Read more

1 week ago by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

SHUMATE COLUMN: Thank you to Troup County School System teachers

In this week of national celebration of school teachers all across America, I want to take this opportunity to formally thank and recognize our outstanding ... Read more

1 week ago by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

GENDUSA COLUMN: Where the hilltops kiss the sky

I stood in front of the white clapboard house, which lay in stark contrast to the bright green surrounding it. Rolling hills of lush spring ... Read more

1 week ago by Lynn Gendusa.

SWINDLE COLUMN: The former dentist from Georgia

Most people have either seen the movie, Tombstone, read a book about the O.K. Corral, or have some knowledge of the main character in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Jason Swindle.

YARBROUGH COLUMN: When it comes to politics, Sir Isaac Newton is one smart cookie

I have a feeling that few of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are familiar with the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, except ... Read more

1 week ago by Dick Yarbrough.

OUR VIDEO: Take care of your mental health

Before the global pandemic took the lives of more than 500,000 Alabamians and confined people to their homes, Alabama ranked 36th in the nation in ... Read more

1 week ago by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

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