Pike County

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…

Alabama Crops Suffer Damage After Hurricane Michael

It has been almost two weeks since Hurricane Michael hit south Alabama. Farmers in the area say they weren’t hit as hard as they were expecting. Along County Road 4404, on the outskirts of the city of Banks in Pike County, farmer Mike Wilson was busy with the Tuesday’s work. He said he was nervous when he found out Michael…

Two Abandoned Dogs Need Urgent Care, Taken to Troy Animal Clinic

Two starving dogs were found abandoned in a field in Lowndes County and taken to Pike County’s Troy Animal Clinic last Thursday, where veterinarians have since done their best to get them healthy. Robert Hawkins is a vet and owner of Troy Animal Clinic. He says when the dogs were first brought in, they needed urgent care. “They kinda remind…

Search Underway for Man Missing Since Monday

Troy Police are searching for a man who has been missing since Monday. Gary Lee Pergler, 48, was last seen by his neighbors at his residence on Pike County Road 5516. He is 5’11” tall and weighs 195 pounds and drives a white 2001 Chevrolet Impala with Alabama tag 55BD478. Anyone who can help police locate Pergler or his car…