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TROY presents Fall Business Festival Saturday in Dothan

The Dothan Campus will be the site of the Fall Business Festival, which features numerous vendors and entertainers.

The Dothan Campus will be the site of the Fall Business Festival, which features numerous vendors and entertainers.

The Sorrell College of Business and the Entrepreneurship Council are hosting the Fall Business Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 on the TROY Dothan Campus from noon to 5 p.m.

Advertised as “the most awaited event of the year,” the free festival is meant to promote the Sorrell College of Business and allow local businesses…

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TROY officially dedicates Coleman Hall in Dothan

Troy University officially dedicated the first new building on its Dothan Campus since 2001.

Troy University officially dedicated the first new building on its Dothan Campus since 2001.

Troy University officially dedicated the newest facility at its Dothan Campus, Coleman Hall, during a ceremony this morning.

The 14,000-square-foot facility houses the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment, an early learning center that will provide care and learning to children from newborns through 4-year-olds.

The building and the center are named in…

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It Came from the Archives: 20th century Dothan socialite Pauline Burdeshaw

Dr. Marty Olliff discusses the travel diary of Pauline

Dr. Marty Olliff discusses the travel diary of Pauline "Polly" Burdeshaw, a Dothan socialite who defied societal norms by travelling the world.

Pauline (neé Byrd) Burdeshaw was an anomaly.

In an era when few women traveled far and most did not travel without their husbands, Polly, as she was known to her friends, made multiple trips in North America, South America, and Europe.  Staying in high-end hotels and traveling by luxury steam liners, she met the famous…

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It Came from the Archives: Photos of a Dothan neighborhood, 1958

Dr. Marty Olliff examines low-income housing in Dothan in the 1950s in this edition of his monthly column.

Dr. Marty Olliff examines low-income housing in Dothan in the 1950s in this edition of his monthly column.

Archival collections sometimes tell stories beyond those on their face. Archivists talk about collections found in attics or on roadsides, and some collections have had narrow escapes from destruction.

The Bill Church Collection (record group 101) is one of those. A long-time Dothan resident, Mr. Church was chatting with a workman burning debris from a…

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