Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: The life of Rep. Terry Everett

February 21, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Terry Everett (born Feb. 15, 1937) of Enterprise, Alabama, represented Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House as a Republican from 1993 until retiring in 2009. He was particularly interested in national security, national intelligence, the US military, veterans’ affairs and agriculture, all of which come from his long association with the Alabama Wiregrass…

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Mitigation costs are a matter of personal value

February 14, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Last October, Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida panhandle with 155 mile per hour (mph) winds. Mexico Beach was largely destroyed, except for one exceptional, and now much reported on, house called the Sand Palace. Does it offer a guide for building for the future?

Strengthening buildings to reduce damage from natural disasters is called mitigation,…

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It Came from the Archives: TROY in the 1950s

January 31, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

“Selected Views of Troy State College” – An Artvue Post Card Co. Souvenir Booklet

In the mid-1950s, Artvue Post Card Company of New York published a booklet depicting ten buildings on the Troy University Campus. Artvue was founded in 1936, and in 1952 purchased the Albertype Company, which allowed it to publish Baseball Hall of…

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