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Building the legacy


first_img 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Evelyn and Joe Watson know the tradition and history surrounding Byrd’s Drugs, which they have run together for 42 years.On Valentine’s Day 42 years ago, Joe and Evelyn Byrd Watson purchased Byrd Drug Company and continued the “drug store legacy” that began on the Square in Troy in the mid 1800s. Byrd Drug Company as been a business icon on the square for 70 years and is a place of destination for those who want to “come home again.”“We have many customers who have moved away and come to back to Byrd’s with their families,” Evelyn Watson said. “We’ll hear them say, ‘This is the place I told you about.’ They’ll usually get a chicken salad sandwich and a chocolate milkshake.”Coming back to Byrd’s is like coming home for many people who have called Troy and Pike County home. At 70 years and counting, there are few people who remember a time when Byrd’s was not “on the corner.” Skip Hollan’s business flourished for the next several years and his son, W.L. Hollan, worked in the store. They had several doctors with offices in their store on the north side of the square in A. St. Clair Tennille’s building.After several parnerships, J.W. Hollan’s drug store settled in on the north east corner of the square around 1898.In 1904, at the age of 52, Hollan reorganized his store and brought in his 20-year-old son, Will and his son-in-law, M.A. Ellison as partners. The new firm was known as Hollan-Ellison Drug Company.“In 1915 Will Hollan purchased the beautiful soda fountain of the C.B. Goldthwaite Pharmacy which had just closed,” Watson said. Since Hollan was not a pharmacist, he had to hire them. Delivery service was provided by all the drugstores so they got together on the rules: One free delivery each day at 4 p.m., all special deliveries cost five cents and all stores closed at 9 p.m. except on Saturday.”The drug stores that agreed with this plan in 1918 were Sam Williams, Herbert McLeod, W.L. Hollan, A.L. Crouch, and Walter Walters.Walter Walters graduated from Auburn’s School of Pharmacy in 1906 and worked several years for Sam Williams. Then he went into business for himself when he bought Folmar Drugs in1916. It became Johnston Brothers in 1920 and Walters worked for them.“But he wanted his own store again and on Hollan’s Corner. Walters purchased the drug business of W.L. Hollan in 1923 but did not make a go of it for the second time,” Waston said. “Walter Walters was mayor of Troy in 1932 and his energies were diverted during this period of time. Will Hollan reluctantly had to take back the drug store. Hollan’s Corner reopened in June 1932 on a strictly cash basis.”With young Marvin Byrd, behind the counter, history was in the making. No one had any idea that it would be Byrd would would create a “drug store legacy” in Troy that would be carried on by his daughter and son-in-law.Marvin and Frances Byrd worked as a team to make Byrd Drug a success. She made the chicken salad and pimento cheese and he ran the pharmacy.“I remember we had chicken in a pen in our backyard on Walnut Street,” Watson said. “Talk about fresh chicken salad.”Watson said her dad was a fine, hard-working man with an incredible work ethic. “Daddy loved people,” Watson said. “He was open six-and-a-half days a week and rarely took a vacation.” All four of the Byrd daughters grew up working in the drug store. “I should say drug stores,” Watson said. “In 1945, Daddy opened a second store, Byrd Watters, on North 3 Notch in the Masonic Building. It had been the Princess Theater. Later the teenage canteen was on the second floor. He owned two stores for fifteen years and sold Byrd Watters, which is now Synco Drugstore, in 1960.”Watson said that Byrd was a good man to work for and his employees stayed with him for many, many years. “The soda fountain served wonderful hot vegetable lunches as well as our now famous chicken salad sandwiches and homemade potato salad, ice cream sodas, milkshakes, and banana splits,” Watson said.Joe and Evelyn Watson met at Auburn University in 1963. “During breaks, I worked with Daddy at Byrd Drug and Joe often visited me at the drug store,” Evelyn Waston said. “Joe was drawn to the friendly atmosphere and charm of an old fashioned drugstore. He was there so much Daddy soon put him to work. He demonstrated how important a strong work ethic and friendly service were important to customers He was there to serve them. Joe was so impressed that by the fall of 1964 he changed his major to pharmacy.”From that time on Joe and Evelyn worked every holiday break and summer at Byrd Drugs. They married in 1968. “It was during Joe’s final internship at Byrd Drug that Daddy died of a heart attack and Joe had the unexpected opportunity to buy the drug store from the family,” Watson said. “On Feb. 14, 1968, at age 24, Joe and I purchased Byrd Drug Company.“In 1969 we bought the building from the Hollans. We have now owned the store 42 years. And it has been in the same family, the same location, with the same name for 70 years. Most of our employees work wih us from 15 to 40 years or until they retire. Many of our customers have been with us for 40 years or more.“Marvin Byrd, J.W. Hollan, Will Hollan and Walter Walters would be proud,” Watson said. “I know Joe and I are.” Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Email the author “My daddy, Marvin Byrd, came to Troy to work for Sam Williams in 1926,” Watson said. “He had worked in a drugstore in Mobile as a youth and became interested in pharmacy.”Byrd graduated from Struby’s School of Pharmacy in Macon, Ga., at age 23. He worked for Williams and then Herbert McLeod lured him away.“It was during this time that Daddy met my mother Frances Gulledge from Verbena,” Watson said. “She had come to Troy to teach at Troy High School. They got married in 1935.” Building the legacy Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:46 pm Friday, February 18, 2011 You Might Like Welcome to Wally’s world Wally Lowery, above, has been painting since 1993. His drawing consists of everything from animals to buildings and since he… read more In July 1940, Marvin and Frances Byrd opened Byrd Drug Company on what was then Hollan’s Corner, named for J.W. Hollan who came from Elba to Troy in 1878 to work as a salesman for Dr. A. St. Clair Tennille, who had a drug store on the north side of the square.After five years of learning the ropes with Tennille, Hollan opened his own store on the south side of the square.“Hollan developed some of his own medicines … one of which was Hollan’s Tablets which he promised would quickly relieve neuralgia, headache, and rheumatism,” Watson said. “Drugstores sold everything imaginable. In 1894, Hollan advertised window glass for those people that were building homes as well as sets of genuine pearls. In 1895, he added Hollan’s Diarrhea Remedy to his line of special drugs.”Hollan gained exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the famous Tennille’s Pills in 1896 but lost it to Sam Williams in 1900. 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Comment on The two ‘must have’ traits of the future-recruiter by Gold Coast Accountant


first_imgComment on The two ‘must have’ traits of the future-recruiter by Gold Coast AccountantShared from missc on 7 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Oh I want to agree to this post. There are lots of recruiters out there who unknowingly rejected the most deserving applicant and accepted the worse one while wasting such effort and time conducting the recruiting process and the company’s future. Traditional recruitment is not as effective anymore. Every business recruiter should as well improve. Thanks for sharing!Read full article Comments are closed.last_img


Sex, Drugs and the Mujahedeen


first_imgWhat do you mean you didn’t know that Tom Hanks singled-handedly ended the Cold War? This strange black comedy focuses on the covert machinations of the US government in the Soviet-Afghan war of the ‘80s, which seem absurd enough to be unbelievable, but we are assured are almost entirely true. The film begins with a military ceremony honouring Congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) for bringing down Communism – a more traditional conflict for American war movies. The music swells, the crowd cheer, and it seems possible that this is going to be another of those Captain America war films which the US seems to be mass producing. We leave our expectations behind, however, in the next scene, where we start at the beginning in 1980. We find this same congressman learning of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on a TV broadcast, whilst at a Las Vegas hot-tub party surrounded by strippers and lines of cocaine. This Texan lothario, whose greatest achievement in his six terms as a congressman, as it is commented later, ‘is being re-elected five times’ is prodded into action by born-again socialite and Charlie’s sometime lover Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and grumpy CIA operative Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Charlie’s initial sympathy for the plight of the Afghans transforms into a decade of struggle to increase the US budget for covertly arming the Afghan Mujahedeen. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, wellversed in political satire from the acclaimed TV series The West Wing, brings his typical high-brow, rapidfire dialogue and humour to even the most intense moments. A terse conversation between Charlie and President Zia of Pakistan for instance, becomes bafflingly funny. The film reconciles the poignant and the humorous, and creates an incisive, entertaining black comedy. The same cannot be said of the character of Charlie Wilson, whose party-hard bravado is never quite resolved with the great man he somehow becomes. Hanks relaxes into the role enough to make him likeable, at least. However, there’s little chemistry between Hanks and Roberts, who is also plausible, if too brittle and entirely overshadowed by her blonde, gravity-defying bouffant. It is Hoffman who shines, with his disgruntled frustration and sarcasm, perfect for Sorkin’s style. While the victory seems clear cut, what is curiously not specifically mentioned is that the Afghan freedom fighters the US financed became the core of Al-Qaeda, a bitter irony which one would expect the filmmakers to exploit. As Charlie puts it, ‘we fucked up the endgame.’ While some might say the same about the ending of Charlie Wilson’s War, the saving graces are the subtle, yet emotive hints at the fate which America had in store, and may suffer again if lessons aren’t learnt. by Laura Williamslast_img read more


MURPHY, ELIZABETH


first_img49, of Bayonne, passed away on June 14, 2017 at Bayonne Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Jersey City and has resided most of her life in Bayonne. Over the course of many years, Elizabeth was employed as a hostess with several restaurants in the Bayonne and Jersey City area including most recently the VIP Restaurant in Jersey City. Elizabeth was predeceased by her father James Murphy. Left to cherish her memory are her longtime companion John Pasuco; her son Nicholas Murphy and her mother Nellie (Dooley) Silvani; her step-father Beaver Silvani and her uncle Gary Dooley. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img


Exploring the Shining Rock Wilderness


first_imgThere are reasons why some destinations are more popular than others, and on a recent 16-mile circuit, I found out why so many hikers flock to the Shining Rock Wilderness. The area has almost everything that makes hiking worthwhile in western North Carolina: magnificent views; rhododendron-lined streams filled with trout; cascades and inviting swimming holes; forest glens contrasting with open meadows; thousands of wildflowers; opportunities for quiet campsites; and environments that make it seem as if you are hiking through various parts of the world.The magic of the place makes itself known less than a mile from the Shining Creek Trailhead. The stream flows over boulders and through narrow chutes, creating sparkling cascades and deep pools that reflect the emerald green of the surrounding vegetation. The route gets steeper after 3 miles by ascending switchbacks along the narrowing headwaters. The tumbling stream, rocks covered in neon green moss, and towering hemlock and spruce call to mind New England’s evergreen forests.Upon topping out at Shining Rock Gap and turning right on the Art Loeb Trail and then left onto the Ivestor Gap Trail, it’s goodbye eastern U.S., hello Europe. Now above 5,000 feet, miles of alpine meadows furnish dazzling views of the Great Balsam Mountains’ deep valleys and high peaks. The scene so reminded me of my ramblings in the Alps that I expected to find Julie Andrews twirling around and singing.Other times, it feels like America’s Continental Divide. Montana may be the Big Sky Country, but to stand here in open fields and gaze to where mountains meet earth’s canopy is to be filled with a sense of immense space.After rising above 6,000 feet along the Art Loeb Trail, it’s a downward trend along the Mountains-to-Sea, Bridge Camp Gap, and Big East Fork trails. The sheer number of swimming holes, chutes, crashing waterfalls, ferns, and wildflowers may make you want to linger here, delaying the return to the modern world.There are miles of pathways in the area and National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated 800-962-1643; www.nationalgeographic.com/maps Pisgah Ranger District map shows them in detail.last_img read more


CUNA supports CFPB’s ‘no-action letters’ plan, but calls for more specifics


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr No-action letters (NALs) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) could enhance innovation and competition in the financial marketplace, the Credit Union National Association believes. In a letter filed with the bureau Monday, CUNA expressed support for the CFPB’s proposed rule but said additional specifics are needed.The proposal would allow CFPB staff to issue NALs to specific applicants in instances involving “innovative financial products or services that promise substantial consumer benefit where there is substantial uncertainty.” The bureau could send a letter advising the recipient that the CFPB does not presently intend to recommend enforcement or supervisory action involving the matter in question.CUNA supports the policy and believes NALs “can be a valuable tool for credit unions and others alike,” according to its comment letter, signed by Luke Martone, CUNA’s senior assistant general counsel.However, CUNA also has concerns that the level of complexity and detail addressed by some of the factors in the proposal may make it “difficult or impossible” for some credit unions to successfully obtain a NAL. continue reading »last_img read more


Bipartisan group of Senators call for refinance fee withdrawal


first_img continue reading » A bipartisan group of Senators wrote to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria last week to echo CUNA’s position that the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac refinance fee set to go into effect Sept. 1 be withdrawn. Leagues have engaged several of the letter’s signers on the issue, and CUNA has contacted FHFA leadership on several occasions to express opposition to the fee.The fee would consist of 50 basis points on all loans refinanced through Fannie or Freddie. CUNA has said the fee threatens to undercut the refinance market and will raise costs for credit union borrowers and could price vulnerable potential homeowners out of the market.Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) signed the letter, requesting immediate withdrawal of the fee.“That the FHFA) would allow the GSEs to take this course of action, during what is universally agreed to be a period of great economic distress, is surprising and deeply troubling,” the letter reads. “We therefore request that you immediately act to require that the GSEs withdraw this fee to prevent further harm to everyday Americans and our economy. FHFAcenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Europe leading the way in reducing travel restrictions


first_imgTravel restrictions, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being reduced, allowing tourism to be relaunched in an increasing number of destinations. The latest survey by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all world destinations (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions, and Europe is leading in this regard. At the same time, however, 65% of all world destinations (141 destinations) still keep their borders completely closed to international tourism. Overall, 65% of the world’s destinations (141 destinations) are still completely closed. In Africa, the share of destinations where tourists stay closed is 85%. In America, 76% of destinations maintain complete border closure, as do 67% of destinations in Asia and the Pacific and 92% of destinations in the Middle East. In Europe, these complete border closures have now been reduced to 26%. Destinations that have eased travel restrictions for tourists include: As a specialized United Nations tourism agency, the UNWTO has been monitoring reactions to the pandemic since the onset of the current crisis. This latest update, the fifth edition of the related tourism constraints COVID-19: Global Tourism Review, shows how the sector is slowly restarting, although this relaunch is significantly more pronounced in some global regions. “Restarting tourism is vital – for livelihoods, businesses and national economies. This latest review of global travel restrictions shows that an increasing number of destinations are beginning to ease the restrictions they introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is done in a responsible and measured way. However, this crisis is not over. The UNWTO will continue to work with our Member States around the world to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and ensure that tourism can, when the time comes, help in a responsible and sustainable recovery. ”said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Source: UNWTOPhoto: Pixabay At the same time, the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Report makes it clear that many destinations maintain a cautious approach to lifting or easing travel restrictions. As of June 15, 24% of all world destinations (51 destinations) have had travel restrictions for 19 weeks, and 37% (80 destinations) for 15 weeks. International travel within Europe is relaunched, while other regions remain closed 37 destinations in Europe, including 24 of the 26 Schengen Member States6 destinations in America, including 5 small island developing states3 destinations in Asia and the Pacific, including two small island developing states2 destinations in Africalast_img read more


Former transfer chief Sven Mislintat telling people Arsenal is an ‘absolute mess’


first_imgAdvertisement Comment Former transfer chief Sven Mislintat telling people Arsenal is an ‘absolute mess’ Sanllehi (L) is Arsenal’s head of football (Picture: Getty)Mislintat called time on his short spell at Arsenal when Unai Emery and co signed Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona.Suarez played just six times for Arsenal during a disastrous loan spell that was eventually cut short and Mislintat viewed the signing as pointless.The decision making at Arsenal continues to frustrate fans after the announcement Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares had been signed permanently and David Luiz had been given a one-year deal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMari has played three times for Arsenal and will miss the next three months due to injury, while Soares, who was at relegation-battlers Southampton before joining the Gunners, is yet to play.Regardless, the defensive duo were given long-term deals, while Dani Ceballos’ loan was also extended.MORE: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Leicester monitoring Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi’s situation after Brighton fiascoMORE: Jamie Vardy made the right decision by rejecting Arsenal, says Phil NevilleFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mislintat has slammed Arsenal to people (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is telling people the club is an ‘absolute mess’ behind the scenes.Mislintat was a major coup for Arsenal when he joined from Borussia Dortmund in late 2017, but lasted just 14 months in the job.Arsenal fans were baffled to learn of Mislintat’s departure, which came hot on the heels of chief executive Ivan Gazidis’s exit from the club.The Independent claim Mislintat has held nothing back in this assessment of Arsenal since his departure, branding them a ‘mess’ and insisting the club is ‘dysfunctional’ and has ‘no clear plan’.ADVERTISEMENTMislintat was concerned about Arsenal’s bloated and confused scouting structures when he arrived and tried to overhaul the system and trim down the number of personnel.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi blocked those efforts, much to the annoyance of Mislintat.The transfer guru was even more perplexed to learn Arsenal did indeed axe the scouts he wanted gone after he had left the club. Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 24 Jun 2020 5:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img read more


Jovetic completes Inter loan move


first_img The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer. Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013, but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s side. The move is not a surprise. Jovetic passed a medical earlier in the week and later sent a message to City’s fans on Instagram which read “thank you and farewell”. A statement on City’s official website on Friday read: “Stevan Jovetic has signed for Inter Milan on a year-and-a-half’s loan with a view to a permanent transfer. “The 25-year-old Montenegrin joined City from Fiorentina in summer 2013, but injury has consistently upset his progress for Manuel Pellegrini’s side. “He will now go on loan to the Nerazzurri for a season and a half, with a view to a permanent stay. “Jovetic managed 11 goals from 44 appearances at City, with the highlight his double in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in August 2014, and he lifted the Premier League and Capital One Cup trophies in the 2013/14 season. “Everyone at City wishes Stevan well for his time with Inter.” Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Inter Milan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more




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