TROY arboretum’s pond pine named Champion Tree by Alabama Forestry Commission

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

Troy University’s arboretum is the official home of a Champion Tree, housing the largest pond pine tree in Alabama, and was formally recognized Thursday by the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Typically reaching heights of 60-80 feet, TROY’s pond pine was measured at 87 feet high. Scientifically named Pinus serotina, pond pines are native to the southern third of the…

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Olliff receives Troy University Libraries’ Book Token Award

Dr. Marty Olliff receives the Troy University Libraries' Book Token Award from Dean of Libraries Dr. Chris Shaffer during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Dr. Marty Olliff receives the Troy University Libraries' Book Token Award from Dean of Libraries Dr. Chris Shaffer during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Dr. Marty Olliff, Professor of History and Director of the Wiregrass Archives, has been honored with Troy University’s Book Token Award for the support he has demonstrated for the University’s libraries.

Presented during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Troy Campus Library, the award recognizes faculty who provide service to and support of Troy University…

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TROY professors helping to protect native land in Louisiana with living shorelines, GRP grant

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu are part of a 12-person team working to protect the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe's land.

Troy University professors Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu have been selected to be part of a Louisiana-based team that is striving to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) protect their land from climate-related hazards. 

Made possible thanks to a $780,308 grant awarded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of…

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It Came from the Archives: Langford family members killed in 1963’s ‘worst train wreck to date’ in Dothan

The ACL Extra East train on the siding at Grimes, a few miles east of the accident. (Wiregrass Archives)

The ACL Extra East train on the siding at Grimes, a few miles east of the accident. (Wiregrass Archives)

The year 1963 was historically important in and around Alabama.  It opened with the gubernatorial inauguration of George Wallace. That spring, civil rights marches erupted in Birmingham, including Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and the Children’s March.  In May, to welcome Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, Governor Wallace raised the Confederate battle flag over the state…

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