Troy

“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…

Two Suspects Identified in Troy Home Robbery

The Troy Police Department is searching for two suspects it believes is responsible for thefts in the area. The department responded to a call last week in the 100 block of Anna Street, where the robbery had taken place. “Once we got on the scene, we had determined that a forced entry had been made into the residence,” Lieutenant Bryan…

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…

Summer Spotlight Teaches Campers Valuable Lessons

A summer camp on Troy University’s campus is teaching kids the importance of using their creativity by using theatre, dance, and arts and crafts. Now in its tenth year, campers from across the United States have attended this years camp. Camp director Tori Lee Averett says there was a need in the area before the camp made its debut in…

Troy Man found dead in Georgia

Autopsy planned

AP-GA–River-Body Body pulled from Georgia’s Chattahoochee River HELEN, Ga. (AP) – A man’s body has been pulled from Georgia’s Chattahoochee River in White County. WSB-TV reports a tourist found the submerged man’s body about 10:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities have identified the man as 42-year-old Gary Phillip Freeman Jr., of Troy, Alabama. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Freeman was visiting…

Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody

A man suspected in a series of robberies across Alabama has been taken into custody. Authorities say 31-year-old Jarius Davis of Opelika was captured Thursday after being stopped by Auburn police. He is charged with 4 counts of robbery 1 st degree for robberies that occurred throughout Lee County. Authorities say he will most likely be interviewed by multiple other agencies for…

Troy Police Investigate Two Shootings an Hour Apart

At approximately 2:00 AM on Saturday, April 14, the Troy Police Department responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Love Street. When officers arrived, they found multiple shell casings on the ground and evidence that someone had been injured but could not locate a victim at the scene. There was a vehicle that had been shot into and…

Troy Officers Not Indicted In Teen Beating Case

 An Alabama special prosecutor says police officers investigated for their roles in an encounter that seriously injured a teenager won’t be criminally charged. District Attorney Michael Jackson told AL.com on Thursday that a grand jury met this week in Pike County and declined to indict the Troy officers. The NAACP said 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson suffered injuries including brain swelling “at…

Alabama SBI Meets With Family Of Ulysses Wilkerson

On Friday, January 5th, 2018, representatives from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation and the Pike County District Attorney’s Office met with immediate family members, and their attorneys, of the seventeen year-old juvenile arrested by the Troy Police Department on December 23rd, 2017.  SBI’s standard practice is to meet with at least one member of the immediate family in all…