Troy

Search Continues at Smith Lake for Missing Troy Woman

Marine Patrol Troopers and multiple law enforcement and search and rescue agencies have resumed their search for a missing Troy woman in the Rock Creek area of Smith Lake. According to ALEA Marine Patrol Trooper Sgt. Chad Pate, Kelsey Starling, 26, went missing after a July 4th boating crash in the Rock Creek area of Smith Lake. Starling was a…

List of 4th of July Celebrations Across Alabama

Alabama News Network wants to help you celebrate America’s Independence.  Whether you’ll be staying in our local area or traveling somewhere else in Alabama, here is a list of July 4th events courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department:  Alexander City –  4th of July Boat Parade Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all…

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…

Troy Man Dead of Multiple Gunshot Wounds

No arrests so far

Troy Police are investigating an apparent murder just before 10:00 PM last night. It happened in the 600 block of Pike County Road 7749. They identify the victim as 33 year old Sequoia Terrell Harris who died in the emergency room at Troy Regional Hospital. No arrests so far. The Troy Police Department is being assisted in this investigation by…

New Monument Wall Pays Tribute to Vietnam War Heroes from Central and South Alabama

Pike County’s Veterans Day celebrations included the unveiling of a monument in Troy’s Bicentennial Park. Twenty-six  names are engraved on the monument, representing twenty-six lives from Pike, Barbour, Butler, Henry, and Crenshaw counties who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the Vietnam War. President of the Chapter 607’s Vietnam Vet of America in Central Alabama David Payne…

Troy Animal Rescue, Volunteers Head to Lynn Haven with Relief Supplies

The Troy Animal Rescue Project and other community volunteers headed to the Gulf Coast Sunday morning to offer assistance to hurricane victims. With a trailer full of food, water, and animal supplies, they decided to go to areas that aren’t receiving much support. The president of TARP is Tiffany Howington. She says they would travel 2 hours to Lyn Haven,…

Two Alabama Groups Call for Less Marijuana Prosecution

Troy is cited for arresting black residents on pot possession charges at more than 10x the rate of white residents.

From an SPLC News release: “The report (From The Southern Poverty Law Center and The Appleseed Center for Law and Justice) identified wildly disparate arrest rates for white and black people in certain jurisdictions. Among the 50 law enforcement agencies that arrested the most people for possession, seven arrested black people at 10 or more times the rate of white…

An Attraction Set to Open In Troy will A”Maze” You

Fall is still over a week away, but Camp Butter and Egg Adventures in Troy will open up its new “Alabama Maze” to the public this coming weekend, and it’s sure to a’maze’ you. Co-owner Ron Pierce says this maze is different from others because it takes the form of the state of Alabama. “We thought we’d do something different….

“Getting Caught Green-Handed Initiative” Aimed at Helping Troy Residents to Recycle

The city of Troy is adopting an initiative in its efforts of keeping its city clean by “catching” residents who recycle. The city’s Keep Troy Beautiful, Incorporated, Program and recycling committee wants to reward those residents who recycle. Jacob Fannin is a part of the KTB and Recycling Committee. “Get Caught Green-Handed is a program where we’re going to pick…

Troy Non-Profit Gearing Up for Annual Day of Giving

A Troy community non-profit organization is preparing for a day of giving back to the community. The Christian Love Community Center will have its 6th Annual Day of Giving this Friday. Volunteers are expecting a big turnout. “We cater to the needs of the community,” Lawanda Bell with the Christian Love Community Center said that is the main mission of…