Courtney Petrizzi

Communications Specialist

Location icon United States

Before I became a Communications Specialist, I was a newspaper reporter. I covered everything from sports and education, to breaking news and city council meetings. I also worked for a specialty add-on magazine for the newspaper, which was a special request from the editor.
My beginnings in the world of journalism started as an intern for a local paper, to traveling overseas to Spain and Portugal for Alpine Living Magazine, and below is a culmination of my clips from those experiences.
I have always had an affinity for writing, both creatively and from a journalist's perspective. Because of these capabilities, I find one of the most rewarding things I can do is help create a world from someone's story, because everyone has a story to tell.

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Tomberlins sought welcome comfort for Enterprise home

Home is where the heart is. Many of us have come across the old adage throughout our lives. We've seen it on a decorative pillow, a refrigerator magnet or heard it come out of grandma's mouth. For one Enterprise family, the phrase couldn't ring more true.

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'Mountain Man' speaks on travel, chasing passions

Enterprise High School students were visited by a special guest on Tuesday who spoke to them about the adventure known as life. Reed Rombough, affectionately called 'Mountain Man' by EHS teacher Suzanne Taylor, was welcomed back to his alma mater where he brought with him the stories of his new life.

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Video games: Coming soon to a cupcake near you

Cupcakes, video games and all things sweet and different, will collide in the delicious vision that Misty McAlhany has for Lolee's Cupcade. Both words in the shop's name are mash-ups of some of the biggest parts of McAlhany's world: Logan Lee turns into Lolee for her 10-year-old daughter, and the Cupcade is a combination of cupcake and arcade.

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Reviving Elba

One nonprofit group aims to revamp into the city of Elba. With projects in the works, Restoration 154 works to attract tourism and spur growth for their local community. When first starting the organization, President Justin Maddox and Vice President Philip Box wanted to restore the Elba Theatre.

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Archery: Dothan's newest sport

Feathers flew at the Olympic-style archery class held at Eastgate Park on Tuesday. Eastgate is holding a beginners archery class this week. Another week of class is scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3. Both classes will run from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Special tricycles hitting local streets

The Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center (WRC) hosted an AmTryke road show Tuesday to help fit local disabled residents with specialty tricycles for their specific needs. Founded in 1922, National AMBUCS, Inc. is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.