Troy touts tourism options

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Published 6:02 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The City of Troy was showcased at the annual Winterfest Expo at Fort Walton and nearly 3,000 people, many of them snowbirds, now know more about what Troy has to offer visitors as well as its citizens.Shelia Jackson, Troy’s director of tourism, said the tourism department takes advantage of every opportunity to put the city before the public.“Troy is a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Jackson said. “It’s in an ideal location and has all of the advantages of small town living but is near big cities, the beaches, the mountains and recreational lakes. Troy can boast of being the home to Troy University, a Division 1 university, with many educational opportunities and arts entertainment and sporting events.” Catherine Jordan, assistant director of tourism, said snowbirds who “migrate” South to escape the winter weather of the North and Midwest are always looking for places to go and something to do.“Highway 231 is a main artery through the state to the beaches along the Florida Panhandle,” Jordan said. “So many of the snowbirds are already familiar Troy just by passing through. We want to show them reasons why they should stop or reasons to come back when they reached their destinations.”Jordan said the Troy Tourism Department provided information about the Johnson Center for the Arts, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, the city’s historic residential and downtown areas and Troy University.” Jordan also promoted Pike County’s annual festivals that celebrate food, arts and music.“The Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge, TroyFest that is a juried arts and crafts show, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and the Henderson Bluegrass Festivals attract thousands to Pike County each year and provided entertainment for our citizens,” Jordan said.“We also took advantage of the Alabama Tourism Department’s ‘Year of Alabama Food’ promotion. We are fortunate to have five restaurants in Pike County included in the tourism department’s ‘100 places to eat before you die’ brochure – Mossy Grove, Sisters and Crowe’s in Troy, The Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen and Sit ’n Sip in Brundidge – are among the listings. We had a tour group of about 60 that had lunch at Sisters last week. They wanted to try the sisters’ banana pudding that is featured in the state publication.”Jordan said the WinterFest Expo was also an opportunity to court retirees who might be looking for a place to relocate. By Jaine Treadwell “Pike County is a prime place for hunting, fishing and enjoying other outdoor activities almost year round,” Jordan said. “So, add that to the other things Troy and Pike County have to offer and people take notice.”Jordan said the snowbirds and others that attended WinterFest, now know more about Troy and that it’s a good stopover place while traveling.“We have many good places for dining, for overnight lodging and for gassing up,” Jordan said.“Troy is a great city and a progressive one and we like to sing its praises every chance we get.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Master storyteller Davis returns to fest The rain was coming down in sheets, the wind was swirling and thunder could be heard in the distance. But,… read more Skip Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy touts tourism optionslast_img read more

Commentary: Democrats Must Get Ready To Rumble

first_imgCommentary: Democrats Must Get Ready To RumbleOctober 23, 2019, By John INDIANAPOLIS – The Democratic presidential candidates switched from touch football to tackle in their Tuesday night debate.They took some hard shots at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who now is perceived to be the front runner. They hit each other and they took hits. At different points, feelings on the stage were high and things grew heated.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comIt was about time.While it is always important for political parties to come together in general elections, primaries and nominating processes aren’t supposed to be Gilded Age tea parties – affairs in which everyone keeps their pinkies out and observes all the rules of propriety. No, they’re like training camps – testing grounds to determine who will be the best candidate to face a determined adversary in the fall election.That’s why U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, drew precisely the wrong lesson from the 2016 presidential election. At one point during the debate, Booker complained about the rough give-and-take and said that similar conduct had cost Democrats the White House last time around.He’s wrong.The fact that the party’s 2016 standard-bearer, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had difficulty dispatching U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, whose very standing in the party was up for debate and whose funding trailed well behind hers, should have been a warning sign. It should have told Democrats she wasn’t the candidate to carry the flag for them if they wanted to maintain a residence in the White House.If anything, what was true then is even truer now.Both the kindest and the smartest thing Democrats can do for the person who becomes the party’s candidate for president is prepared him or her to take punch after punch after punch – both high blows and low blows.The 2016 election was a brawl.This one will be a riot.In part, this is because of traditional political calculations. Because President Donald Trump never has gotten within shouting distance of a 50 percent public approval rating, he will have no choice but to tear his opponent down in the fall campaign. His only path to holding on to the White House is to make the Democratic challenger an even less appealing option than he is.But some of it also is specific to this president.If the events of the past weeks – the House Democrats’ inexorable march toward impeachment and Trump’s desperate flailing to find an exit as the walls close in – demonstrate anything, it is that this president thinks laws and standards of decency are for sissies. There is no rule he will not break and no tactic he considers too low or mean to use.The biggest mistake Democrats made last time around was thinking that there was a referee somewhere who was going to call foul on Trump and declare them the winner.But Donald Trump isn’t a boxer. He’s a street fighter.This time around, if anything, he will be more desperate and therefore more determined to grab any bottle in the alley to break over his opponent’s head.Contrary to the vigorous spin the president and his allies have put on Robert Mueller’s report, it didn’t exonerate him. It made clear that the only reason Trump didn’t face prosecution was that the Department of Justice rules prohibit indicting a sitting president. Once he’s out of office, Mueller also made clear, that rule will not apply.And Trump could be subject to criminal prosecution..It is hard to know what motivated Donald Trump to run for president in 2016. Maybe he really thought he could “make America great again.” Maybe he just wanted to build his brand.Who knows?What we can know, though, is that, as hard as he fought four years ago, he will fight even harder this time around because he feels he’s battling to save himself.That’s at least part of the reason he’s fighting and flailing with such wild fury. Cornered and wounded animals are desperate.And dangerous.That’s why Democrats do need to take the gloves off.Whoever emerges as their presidential candidate will have to be ready to go toe-to-toe with perhaps the best street fighter in American political history.The candidate who can’t take a hit won’t win.It’s just that simple.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is a director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more