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It Came From the Archives: Alabama Midland Railroad created ‘The Iron Link’ for Alabama’s Wiregrass region

The first freight train through Dothan on 'The Midland' railway, an effort to relocate commerce in the Wiregrass away from Columbus, Ga.

The first freight train through Dothan on 'The Midland' railway, an effort to relocate commerce in the Wiregrass away from Columbus, Ga.

[Note: A longer version of this article appears in the June 2022 issue of Business Alabama magazine.]

by Scotty Kirkland

In the 1880s, a group of investors created the first railroad to traverse the rich farmland and timber country of the Alabama Wiregrass. Armed with financial support from one of the largest railroad tycoons of the era,…

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Second annual Armed Forces Day honors military personnel

The featured attraction was a 10-minute ride on the historic UH-H1 Huey.

The featured attraction was a 10-minute ride on the historic UH-H1 Huey.

Troy University along with Friends of Army Aviation, military personnel and the Wiregrass community banded together on Saturday to honor our nation’s servicemembers during the second annual Armed Forces Day.

TROY and FOAA officials kicked off the event Saturday morning, followed by a day of taking visitors up in the historic UH-H1 Huey, along with…

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Holladay encourages graduates to think big, learn from others

LTC (Ret.) and FOAA President John Holladay gave the keynote address at the Dothan Campus commencement Sunday.

LTC (Ret.) and FOAA President John Holladay gave the keynote address at the Dothan Campus commencement Sunday.

Friends of Army Aviation President LTC (Ret.) John “Doc” Holladay encouraged Troy University graduates to seek out educational opportunities and to make the effort to learn from and appreciate the life experiences of those around them during his keynote address at TROY Dothan’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Sunday.

Approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate students received…

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Friends of Army Aviation President to speak at TROY Dothan Spring Commencement

The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

Friends of Army Aviation President and LTC (Ret.) John “Doc” Emmette Holladay will provide the keynote address at TROY Dothan’s Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 22 at the Dothan Civic Center.

Over 100 undergrad and graduate students will receive their degrees during the 3 p.m. ceremony. Tickets are not required.

LTC (Ret.) John “Doc” Holladay…

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