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GIVING MORE THAN THANKS: Griffin family carries on Thanksgiving tradition - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Seventeen years ago, Cornelius and Kimberly Griffin were living in New York City. He was a defensive tackle for the New York Giants and was living many ...



Gymnasium wall collapses at Pike County High School - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Troy Fire Department responded to Pike County High School at approximately 5:36 p.m. Friday evening, to reports that multiple Oakman High football ...



Playoff-bound Pike County Bulldogs continue progressing  Dothan Eagle

BRUNDIDGE – With the weather turning cooler and playoff spots and region titles up for grabs, nobody should be surprised that Pike County is in the ...



PCBOE announces plan to build to combine Banks schools at one site - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The next big capital project for the Pike County Board of Education will be a $5 million project that will eventually house all Banks students, primary and ...



CHAMPIONS: Brundidge honors PCHS legends - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County High School former coaches Wayne Grant and Major Lane were the honored guests at the Celebration of Champions held in Brundidge Friday and ...



STORM-READY: Pike County braces for Hurricane Michael impact - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

As Hurricane Michael barreled toward the Gulf Coast Tuesday night, Pike County was serving as a refuge for evacuees even as officials across the county ...



National education leaders to visit Pike County Schools - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Encouraged to have “big, blue sky visions” about the future of education in America, a group of national leaders is coming to Pike County this week to ...



National education board takes flight in Pike County Schools visit - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Carol Jago grinned as she talked about the flight she had finished just moments earlier at the Troy Municipal Airport. “It was so easy and beautiful,” she said.



Police find body believed to be missing woman - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Police have found a body they believe to be that of 33-year-old Kathryn Louise Davis, who had been reported missing Wednesday night. Troy Police Chief ...



Murder trial continues - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The jury has begun deliberating on whether to convict Jacory Townsend, 25, of Brundidge, with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Xavier Thomas, also ...



HURRICANE MICHAEL: Storm could head toward Pike County - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

As of 8 p.m. Monday night, it was still unclear just what kind of weather impact to expect from Hurricane Michael in Pike County. “The latest track has shifted ...



HURRICANE HIT: Pike County escapes brunt of catastrophic storm - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

County and city officials watched with bated breath Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as Hurricane Michael intensified from a category two to a category ...



Cattlewomen to host annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pike County Cattlewomen's Christmas Bazaar is like turning the clock back to the times when people shopped at home in locally owned stores while ...



Reunion Troy announces plans for Veterans Day weekend - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Reunion Troy committee has finalized plans for a Veterans Weekend Celebration, November 9-12 in Troy. Mackenzie Kayler, Troy Community Engagement ...



FAIR SEASON: Pike County Fair opens Tuesday, Oct. 2 - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

When the cotton fields whiten and peanuts are boiling in the pot, that's a sure sign that it's county fair time. And nowhere is the county fair more anxiously awaited ...



VICTORIOUS: Republicans win races in Pike County - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The results are in from the general election and Pike County voters have chosen the candidates they want to represent them. In the only local race, Pike and ...



Pike County United Appeal to host 'Master of the Grill' contest - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

That's a question that will not been answered until November 10. However, the winners of the Pike County United Appeal's 2nd Annual Veteran's Day Master of ...



Suspect in fatal 2017 Brundidge shooting begins trial - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Townsend, 25, of Brundidge, is charged with first-degree murder, in the May 2017 shooting death of Xavier Hakeem Thomas., also of Brundidge. Prosecutors ...



BREAKING NEW GROUND: Rex Lumber officially begins construction on Troy sawmill - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Construction has begun on a new state-of-the-art lumber mill in Pike County. Rex Lumber officials and county and state dignitaries dug their shovels into the dirt ...



TRUNK OR TREAT: Halloween festivities begin in Pike County - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Families stopped by Park Memorial United Methodist Church and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Wednesday night to fill their baskets with candy and dress ...



Roberts, Rex  Dothan Eagle

Rex Roberts, of Elba, Alabama went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his current location in Pike Road, Alabama with his family ...



Meth trafficking suspect arrested - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Sheriff's deputies found 30 grams of meth, 7 ounces of marijuana and a handgun during a search warrant Wednesday evening in Banks. Sheriff Russell Thomas ...



Woman pleas guilty in connection with Whaley theft - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Troy woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree theft of property in what District Attorney Tom Anderson called the largest theft case in the history ...



Internet sales tax boosts Pike County revenue - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Sales tax revenue is up in Pike County thanks to a relatively new stream of revenue making strides. Interim administrator McKenzie Wilson said the typical sales ...



Pike County Health Department, Troy Regional hold PSA screening - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Third Annual PSA Screening in Pike County was held Saturday at the Pike County Health Department in conjunction with Troy Regional Medical Center and ...



Back at it: Bulldogs take on Thomasville - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pike County Bulldogs had just three days to prepare, but the Bulldogs head to Thomasville on Friday to take on the Tigers in the second round of the Class ...



HONORED: Pike County Board of Education celebrated at reception - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pike County Board of Education was honored at a reception prior to its regular meeting on Monday night at the board office. The reception was a local event ...



Bulldogs keep rolling with a 20-14 win over Abbeville - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Riding a three game win streak, Pike County hosted the undefeated Abbeville Yellow jackets on Friday night and extended that streak to four with a 20-14 win.



Three men charged with home invasion in Banks - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Banks couple were alerted early Monday morning by an electronic security device that someone else had entered their home. According to Pike County Sheriff ...



Pike County Fair set for Oct. 2 – Oct. 6 - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Opening night at the Pike County Fair is just around the corner. By that time, hopes are that the hot, sultry days of September will give way to nights with a bit of ...



Farm City Committee plans bicentennial events - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Although folks are sweltering through the Dog Days of summer, the award-winning Pike County Farm City Committee is looking toward the fall harvest season ...



SPRING SUMMIT: PCHS alum teaches life skills to Brundidge kids - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

And, those are the words Chris Nickson, a Pike County High School gridiron star, “Alabama's Mr. Football 2003” and the Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback ...



Man arrested on murder charge, police seeking second suspect - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Troy police have arrested one man on a charge of murder and are looking for another after a Troy man was allegedly killed in an altercation. Troy Police Chief ...



Schools see little of internet sales tax - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Dr. Lee Hicks, superintendent of Troy City Schools, stood before his board at a meeting earlier this month and admitted he made an online purchase that ended ...



READY TO ROLL: Steed Tire under new management - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

About four years ago, Lamar Steed, owner of Steed Tire *Service* in Brundidge, decided he was “tired” and worn out. He was “ready to re-tire.” But he didn't want ...



Hitch a ride: Uber, Lyft services coming to town - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County residents will have a new option for how to get where they're going Sunday when a new law takes effect allowing ride-sharing services statewide.



Bill Rice joins Pike County Economic Development Corporation - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Former Trojan Bill Rice has joined the staff of the Pike County Economic Development Corporation as the office manager and assistant to Marsha Gaylard, ...



Man charged with drug trafficking after fleeing police - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Brundidge man reportedly fled from Troy police officers Thursday night when they attempted to stop him while travelling on U.S. Highwau 231. Troy police ...



Trojan Tavern to close, new bar to take its place - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Trojan Tavern owner Von Ewing has decided to close the bar's doors over a year after it opened downtown. Ewing said the bar will close its doors for good on ...



Pike County deputy Kevin Childs joins Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Law enforcement agency leaders from around the state gathered Thursday, Jan. 11, at the state's Capitol to participate in a ceremony honoring members of the ...



Deputies discover guns, drugs in raid - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Deputies seized guns, drugs, cash and hardware Thursday at the residence of a Pike County man. Brian Ming, 45, of Brundidge, was arrested Thursday on ...



Murder trial begins Wednesday - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Xavier Hakeem Thomas, 22, was sitting in his car at Walding Circle in Brundidge on June , 2017, when he was shot and killed. Wednesday, three people will ...



Little hurricane impact expected for Pike - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A tropical storm that meteorologists suspect might become a hurricane by landfall Tuesday evening will likely have little impact on Pike County. A hurricane ...



Fortune challenges incumbent Wilkes for PCBOE seat - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Deb Fortune, director of the Center for Excellence in eTeaching at Troy University, will challenge Pike County School Board President Chris Wilkes for his seat ...



HURRICANE MICHAEL: Pike County impact expected to be limited as storm tracks east - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

After smashing into the Florida panhandle as one of the strongest storms to ever hit the U.S., Hurricane Michael is now moving along the projected track ...



Wilson named county administrator - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

McKenzie Wilson has been named the new county administrator after a 4-2 vote by the Pike County Commission Monday. The commission had tied at 3-3 the ...



General election is Tuesday - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Candidates have been campaigning since this time last year, but time is running out as the election is now just three days away. The polls will be open from 7 ...



Hit and run suspect turns himself in - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Troy student turned himself into Troy police Tuesday on a charge that he left the scene of an accident with injury. Michael Alfonzo McKenney II, 21, ...



PRIMARY ELECTION 2018 TRACKER - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The results will soon be coming in for the 2018 primary races, including races for local seats. Local candidates are vying to become the next representative for ...



Woman driving wrong way arrested on meth charges - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Police responded to a reckless driver call on County Road 2225 Saturday to find a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road. Officers stopped the vehicle ...



PIONEER KIDS: Students get hands-on look at history - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

On Friday, 500 elementary school students exited their vehicles and were magically transported back to the days of Alabama pioneers. Students from Troy ...



Felony indictments issued - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Over 50 indictments have been served following one of the largest grand jury sessions Pike County has seen in over a decade according to District Attorney Tom ...



Pike County residents assisting hurricane victims - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County utility crews were ready to respond to extensive power outages in the area as Hurricane Michael threatened to bring it's destructive force here.



Baggett, Grant headed to Crenshaw Christian - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Crenshaw Christian Academy in Luverne has made two new hires that board chair SalLee Sasser-Williams said will “be shining lights on what we need for our ...



Robbery suspect arrested after chase - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Brundidge man fled from police Wednesday up and down U.S. Highway 231 before finally being arrested on multiple felony charges. Police spotted Frank ...



Money flowing in House Republican race - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Editor's note: This article was edited to correct the donation from Carter Ray to Wes Allen. As the June 5 primaries approach, one candidate for the House of ...



Commission votes in tie on county administrator - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The county commission voted for the second time on a hire for the county administrator position Monday night and again came to a halt on the process after ...



Tax-free weekend begins - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The school year is fast approaching for Pike County Schools and Troy University, which means it's time to stock up on school supplies, computers, books and ...



TIP COLLEY NOMINEES: Exchange Club honors outstanding Christian student-athletes - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A large group of 25 seniors will be recognized Monday night during the annual Tip Colley awards banquet sponsored by the Troy Exchange Club. The banquet ...



Sign depicting missing woman stabbed - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

As Susan and Ricky Faulkner drove past the sign seeking help finding their missing daughter, Lelia, they noticed what appeared to be a long shadow across her ...



ELECTION: Local races narrowed down - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Three local races have unofficially been decided in Pike County and another is going to a runoff if the numbers are certified. One race that has not yet been ...



Subtropical Storm Alberto arrives to Pike County - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Heavy rains arrived in Pike County Monday afternoon, heralding the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto later in the night. Interim EMA Director Herbert Reeves ...



LEADERS: Young professionals graduate from Leadership Pike program - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

By Jenna Oden. The 2018 Leadership Pike program concluded Tuesday afternoon with the honoring of 13 graduates during the commencement ceremony at ...



Hitting the road: Bulldogs in search of offense against the Raiders - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pike County Bulldogs are searching for offense and their first win as they head into game two of the season this evening on the road against Houston ...



Suspect in Troy shooting arrested - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Police have charged a Troy woman with second-degree assault in connection with a shooting on Rose Circle Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the scene ...



Constitutional amendments to be on ballot - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

On Tuesday, November 6, Pike County residents will go to the polls to vote for their local and statewide representatives, including governor and District 89 ...



Police rule death of missing woman a homicide - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said police have confirmed that a body found in a wooded area near Pike County Road 1158 Saturday is 33-year-old Kathryn ...



Deadline extended to take Troy City Schools survey - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

City officials and members of the Business Education Alliance of Alabama (BEA) are extending the deadline for a community survey on the Troy City Schools ...



Candidates share views on role of faith in public office - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Both candidates for the District 89 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives are professing Christians, but they see the role of their faith in public office ...



OPEN RUMORS: New restaurant arrives on the Square - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

When Marsha Wood and her husband Fred Olive returned to Ozark last year, whispers of rumors immediately began as to where their next restaurant would pop ...



Local minors face alcohol charges after field party bust - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County residents were among the nearly 70 minors charged with underage consumption or possession of alcohol Aug. 4 at a field party in Brantley.



Pioneer Museum names interim director - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is moving forward with Pike County native Barbara Tatom as its interim director. Jeff Kervin, museum board chair, said the ...



NEW GROUND: Pike County BOE breaks ground on $1m advanced learning center - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Pike County Board of Education broke ground on the Pike County Schools' $1 million-plus Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learning Center at 205 ...



Man indicted on manslaughter charge - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A local man has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter in the 2016 death of a woman prosecutors say was a passenger in the vehicle he crashed while ...



'LOCKED UP' TO GIVE BACK: Volunteers 'jailed' to raise funds for MDA - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County Sheriff's deputies were busy Thursday morning with a rash of arrests of people throughout the county. Early in the morning, deputies arrested Tracy ...



New probate judge Bunn takes oath of office - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Michael Bunn is officially in as the new probate judge of Pike County. An investiture ceremony was held at the Pike County Courthouse Tuesday morning for ...



Brundidge library to host literacy experts in April - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will kick off National Library Week with “The Literacy Connection @ Your Library” event from 10 a.m. until ...



Allen, Williams vie for house seat - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The race is on for the District 89 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives between Republican Wes Allen and Democrat Joel Williams. Whichever ...



Brundidge Library will connect guests to literacy experts - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The United States ranks 14th in the world in financial literacy, with 43 percent failing the financial literary test given to them. “Literacy is not just the ability to read ...



Bulldogs hope to stay focused on the road against Slocomb - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

After their biggest win of the season against Providence Christian, the Pike County Bulldogs hit the road on Friday to take on Slocomb. First place was on the line ...



LEWIS DAY: City, state leaders honor John Lewis - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

For John Lewis and everyone he has touched in his time as a leader of the Civil Rights movement and as a member of Congress, Saturday, Feb. 3 was a very ...



Convicted murderer found guilty on felony charges - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A man convicted of murder by a Dale County jury in 2012 has now been found guilty of two more felony offenses including the possession of four stolen firearms, ...



Pike County Schools bus collides with dump truck - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Pike County Schools Superintendent Mark Bazzell said it was a “scary call” when he was notified that one of his buses carrying six students and an adult driver ...



Countywide Sunday alcohol sales approved - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Residents will be able to walk into stores all over the county on Sunday, April 8 and purchase an alcoholic beverage if they so choose. The Pike County ...



Second murder suspect arrested - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A man suspected in the murder of a Troy man last week has turned himself into the Troy Police Department. Tharion Vincent Nye, 23, of Mobile, gave himself ...



A TASTE OF HOME: Valencia brings touch of Mexico to Troy with 'tienda' and 'tacquiera' - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Every two weeks, Javier Valencia makes a drive from Troy to Atlanta to check out some of their local warehouses and then makes the long journey back; ...



Schools will soon need to receive portion of internet sales tax revenue - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

As the holiday season approaches, Troy and Pike County offer a wonderful variety of unique shops and small businesses that offer great gifts for friends and ...



Second distillery possible - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Daren Hooks, the owner of Log Creek Distillery and Farm, will come before the Pike County Commission on Monday to request a spirits manufacturing, ...



'A SPECIAL PLACE': 'One Stop Youth Center' opens in Brundidge - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The doors of the One Stop Youth Center on South Main Street in Brundidge officially opened with a ribbon cutting Saturday morning. The youth center is the first ...



Felony indictments served - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Nearly 70 indictments have already been served after a grand jury session last week and more are still coming. Of the indictments issued so far, there are ...



Troy man charged with intent to distribute meth - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Police responded to a trespassing call at a local hotel Monday and found a Troy man with what appeared to be a box that contained a “significant amount” of ...



Local attorneys seek district judge seat - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Three local attorneys are seeking to follow in the footsteps of one of Alabama's longest-serving judges – District Judge William Hightower – in the upcoming ...



Pike County Lake proves to be worthwhile investment - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

When the Pike County Lake closed for repairs in 2012, it's future was an uncertain as the likelihood of catching a state-record fish in the murky waters of the lake.



Troy man stabbed to death, suspect arrested - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Troy man was found stabbed to death late Thursday night and officers have arrested a suspect in the murder. Police were called out to the scene of Autumn ...



Armed robbery suspect arrested - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A Brundidge man asked someone for a ride early Monday morning and then demanded money from the driver, threatening that he had a gun, according to Troy ...



Attempted murder suspect turns himself in - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

A man suspected of attempted murder turned himself into Troy Police Sunday evening after police warned he could be armed and dangerous. Troy police ...



Brundidge loses a cornerstone in Moultry - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Nothing came easy to him but that didn't keep him from achieving his dreams and loving the life he lived. Moultry was one of those iconic small town characters ...



County makes moves to continue Rex Lumber project - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The county commission took two more steps Monday night toward bringing Rex Lumber into the county. The commission approved an interest-free $750,000 ...



LOCAL LEGEND: Crowe's documentary to debut at film festival - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

Crowe's Chicken is a community favorite in Pike County, and now more Alabamians will have a chance to hear about the restaurants in Troy and Brundidge.



Voter registration, absentee application deadlines approaching - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election is approaching, as well as deadlines for absentee voting. To vote on local and statewide races ...



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