Pike County

Pike County Wins First State Championship with 21 and 24 from Andres Burney

  BIRMINGHAM – Pike County 6-foot-8 senior center Andres Burney scored 21 points and cleared 24 rebounds Friday to lead the Bulldogs to a 59-45 victory over Lauderdale County in the Class 3A boys’ finals at the BJCC Legacy Center as the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships. Burney also blocked eight shots, altered a number of other shots and handed our…

Pike County advances to State Championship, Pike Road falls in Semifinals

Pike County senior Andres Burney picked up to quick fouls in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Class 3A boys’ semifinal battle with Hanceville at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships moved into its second day at the BJCC Legacy Arena. He spent the rest of the first half on the bench. The 6-foot-8 forward sparked the Bulldogs, down by six at…

Turkeys From Heaven Deliver 600 Meals to Needy Families

  Pike County families in need will be receiving a home-cooked meal this Christmas, all thanks to a nonprofit called “Turkeys From Heaven.” “There’s tons of needs, physical needs, spiritual needs, emotional needs. So, we try to meet the those here at the week of Christmas because its just so important,” Pike County Turkeys From Heaven founder Kelly Sanders said….

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…

Brundidge Woman Dead After Single-Vehicle Crash in Pike County

 A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Brundidge woman. According to ALEA Sgt. Michael Simmons, Contina Latollicer Baker, 43, was killed when her 2002 Nissan Xterra left the roadway and overturned. The crash happened at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Baker was not using a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Speed is believed to be a…

Meeksville Storm Shelter Nears Completion

Hurricane season is in full throttle, but thankfully, Alabama hasn’t seen much impact since the season began. However, one Pike County community is preparing for the worst with a storm shelter to take refuge in if a hurricane hits. About 100 people can fit inside the Meeksville storm shelter, which is located beside the local volunteer fire department. It will open…

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…