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Troy Community Preparing For Football Season

College football stadiums across the state will be filled with fans this Saturday. In Pike County, the home of the Troy Trojans, that means more revenue and excitement for the community. Preparations are underway as Troy University’s football season is just days away. Crews have been putting the finishing touches on and off the field. “I think that since the…

TroyFest Brings Artists from Around the Country to Downtown Troy

Preparations are underway for the annual Troyfest Arts Festival in downtown Troy. The event begins this weekend. “TroyFest is the premier fine art and craft festival held in the central Alabama region,” TroyFest co-chair Morgan Drinkard says. The festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the country. Drinkard says there will be something for everyone. “From functional art,…

Cleanup Underway After Possible Tornado Hits Troy

2019 has been a rough year for Alabama’s weather. The latest storms occurred Sunday after a possible tornado hit Troy in the early morning hours while residents slept in their beds. Resident James Thamas left his home to seek shelter. He didn’t make it far before having to pull into a near gas station to lay down in his truck….

Troy Mayor Reacts After Sunday Morning Storms Hit The City

We spoke with Troy Mayor Jason Reeves early Sunday morning after the storms in Pike County had cleared up.  He gave the following statement to Alabama News Network: “Well the big thing is nobody’s seriously hurt. We did have one with minor injury that we know of, someone that was in a car that flipped over. But as of right…

National Work Zone Awareness Week Highlights Importance of Worker Safety

There were 21 fatal crashes in work zones that resulted in 24 fatalities in Alabama in 2017. Transportation officials in Troy are wanting to see that number reduced through annual National Work Zone Awareness Week. Fatal crashes in work zones have increased by 3 percent nationally in 2 years. City of Troy coordinator Jacob Fannin says that number could decrease…

Pike County Prepares for 2019 Economic Growth

It’s a new year which brings new opportunities for growth. Several industries that were announced in 2018 will open their doors in 2019. “We were extremely blessed last year to have had so many new companies take a look at Troy and Pike County,” president of the Pike County Economic Development Corporation Marsha Gaylord says. Gun maker Kimber Manufacturing will…

Plans Coming Together To Bring Whiskey Distillery to Pike County

It’s been over a year since plans were announced to bring the Conecuh Ridge Distillery whiskey company to Pike County. City leaders say progress is being made to finalize zoning in the Heritage Ridge Subdivision for the project. “We did a few more updates to getting the distillery on track to start constuction,” Troy City Council President Marcus Paramore says….

Health Fair Provides Troy City Employees Opportunity to Improve Work Environment

From flu and allergies, to the aches and pains of the every day hustle, it’s the time of year where our bodies tend to break down. The city of Troy is helping its employees adopt a better work environment through a free health fair held Thursday. “It gives the employees opportunities to speak with healthcare providers that they may not otherwise be able…