Pike County

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…

Search Underway for Suspect in Pike County Kidnapping

Authorities continue to search for the suspect in Pike County kidnapping. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas tells Alabama News Network Timothy Latty, 42, had been staying with Joseph Chancellor, 55, when Latty told Chancellor he needed to go to Birmingham. Thomas says when they were north of Troy, Chancellor let Latty out of the car. The sheriff says that’s when…

Update: Victims’ Names Released in Triple-Fatal Wreck in Pike County

Alabama state troopers have released the names of the three people killed in a wreck in Pike County on Monday afternoon. The wreck happened on U.S. Highway 231 in southern Pike County, near the Coffee County line. State troopers say Debra Myers Askew, 61, of Brundidge, was critically injured when her car hit another car driven by Robert C. Pecnick,…

Update: Three People Killed in Pike County Wreck

Alabama state troopers have confirmed that a third person has died in a wreck on U.S. Highway 231 in southern Pike County. The wreck happened this afternoon near the Coffee County line and involved an 18-wheeler and two cars. The crash shut down the southbound side of the highway. The names of the victims haven’t yet been released. Stay with…