Pike County

Troy Animal Center Rescues Abandoned Puppies

The Troy Animal Rescue Project in Troy is working to rescue a litter of puppies that were dumped off on a busy highway in Pike County. Founder Tiffany Howington tells Alabama News Network they’ve located three of those puppies, but they’re still searching for the rest. The scorching temperatures and well-traveled roads make a dangerous combination for animals being abandoned….

Pike County Farmers Praying For Rain

It’s been a tough year for many Alabama farmers as dry weather conditions continue. Some Pike County farmers say their crops are improving thanks to some recent rain. James Bunce is a cotton and peanut farmer out of Brundidge. “In some areas, they’re real good where we’ve had the rain,” Bunce says. He says his cotton fields are getting the water…

Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit Comes to Pike County

Alabama’s 200th birthday celebrations continue. The Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit has been making stops across the state since March. It’s currently in Pike County. “You can spend hours in here or, of course, you can rush through it in 45 minutes if you want to,” Brundidge Historical Society President Lawrence Bowden says. Put on by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the…

Pike County Businessman Wiley Sanders Passes Away

From the Troy Newsroom- Pike County businessman Wiley Sanders, Jr, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 78 years old. Sanders is known nationally for his Sanders Trucking company. It operates in 48 states, as well as Mexico and Canada. Sanders also owned a lead business and co-owned KW Plastics Recycling Center, one of the major recycling plants in…

Pike County Teen Dies in Accident

Truck ran off road

Alabama State Troopers say a teenager was killed in a wreck in Pike County this morning. State Troopers say the accident happened about 10:00 this morning.  19-year-old Byron Floyd died when his 2006 F-150 ran off Pike County Road 1143 and struck a tree. Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene….

New State Representative Wes Allen Ready for First Session

The gavel rang in the beginning of the 2019 legislative session today at the State House in Montgomery. Standing in the room so many great lawmakers have been before can be overwhelming. But newly elected representative Wes Allen is ready for what lies ahead. “It’s been a long road to this point,” Allen says. “You know, November seemed like a…

Troy Hunting Death

61 year old victim

Police in Troy are investigating an apparent fatal hunting accident. They say an as yet unnamed 61 year old man was shot to death by a hunting partner who mistook him for a deer on Pike County Road 7741. The victim was shot once in the chest with a high–powered rifle. The incident is so far considered a “death investigation”,…

Pedestrian Fatality

Pike County

State Troopers say a 66 year old Troy resident died when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon. They identify the victim as  James Clay Wright. He was trying to cross Alabama 87 near the 60-Mile marker when he was struck by a car at 5:23 PM. Troopers identify the driver as 39 year old Jennifer Mallinax of Kentucky….

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…

Turkeys From Heaven Organizers Prepare to Feed Pike County Families

Christmas time highlights needs of the community. For the last four years, one nonprofit has helped prepare meals for hungry families in Pike County. Turkeys from Heaven organizer Kelly Sanders wanted to help feeds the needy, and the community came together. “We cook and deliver meals to people in need,” Sanders says. Turkeys from Heaven volunteers are preparing to cook…