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Local Caterer Adapts Services To Keep Business Afloat

You can often find Connie Floyd and her staff in the kitchen, whipping up a delicious meal or birthday cake. Floyd is the owner of Olde Enzor Lane, a catering company in the Troy. “Before the pandemic hit, we did private parties, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties,” Floyd said. But Floyd’s services took a hit when the coronavirus pandemic…

Troy Business Owner Helps Give to Needy Families During Coronavirus Pandemic

Giving to those in need: A Pike County business owner partnered with the Montgomery Rescue Mission Wednesday morning to help feed people struggling from the coronavirus pandemic. One by one, dozens of cars lined up Highway 231 in Troy, waiting to get into Paradise Home Sales. “It means a whole lots to us in the time that we are going…

Red Cross Partners with Troy University for Two-Day Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is working to address a nation-wide shortage of blood donations. The organization is teaming with Troy University for a two-day blood drive. Blood drive organizers say COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives across the country “We have lost a total of over 3000 units in our area,” American Red Cross Team Supervisor…

Officials Break Ground on New Pike County Shopping Center

Pike County leaders and Hutton partners broke ground Wednesday morning on a new retail mall, which means more options will soon be available for shoppers. “It’ll be a very large development,” Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said. “We believe it will put us more in line to be even more of a regional shopping destination.” The Hutton Trojan Marketplace is a…

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…