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Rhonda Dease is better than the Old Farmers Almanac

Who needs the Old Farmer’s Almanac when Rhonda Dease is at the Pike Farmers Co-op. Read more | Add your comment

Trojans fall on day two of tournament

The Trojans of Charles Henderson High hosted Prattville High and Shelby County Friday in the second day of ... Read more | Add your comment

Fraternity hopes to raise $60,000 for wounded warriors

Friday morning, 36 brothers from Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hit the road to Panama City Beach, Florida. Read more | Add your comment

Mask mandate extended: Governor relaxes some restrictions on restaurants, senior centers

Face masks will remain a mandatory part of Alabamians daily dress code for the next five weeks. Read more | Add your comment

Brundidge

Brundidge offering COVID shots

The City of Brundidge will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine from 2 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at Brundidge Station. Second shots will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jaine Treadwell.

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‘Miss Hattie’ turns 99

On Thursday morning, March 4,2021, Hattie Flowers celebrated her 99th birthday, much as she has celebrated the other 98. With an early morning bicycle ride. Read more | Add your comment

by Jaine Treadwell.

Pike Liberal Arts School

Patriots begin day one of Border Wars

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots began play in the Border Wars Tournament on Friday afternoon. They began the tournament with a 1-0 win over Calvary ... Read more

by Mike Hensley, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:23 pm

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The Messenger launches ‘Mutt Madness’

The staff of The Messenger is excited to announce the launch of its new promotional contest, “Mutt Madness,” with Troy Animal Clinic as the sponsor. Read more

by Huck Treadwell, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:18 pm

Goshen High School

Wilkerson, Bulldogs defeat Goshen

The Pike County Lady Bulldogs took on area foe Goshen on Thursday evening in Goshen. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Friday, March 5, 2021 2:16 pm

Charles Henderson High School

Two run innings cost Trojans in loss to Ariton

A pair of two-run innings lifted the Ariton Purple Cats to a 4-2 win over the Charles Henderson Trojans on day one of the Terry ... Read more

by Mike Hensley, Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:57 pm

Pike Liberal Arts School

Patriots have no trouble with the Wiregrass Kings

The Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots had no trouble scoring runs in their 19-4 win over the Wiregrass Kings on Thursday night in Troy. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:50 pm

News

Human Society seeks new members

For the members of the Humane Society of Pike County, it’s time to renew memberships and for others to become members. Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:07 pm

News

County discusses illegal dump sites

In early February, Pike County Commissioner Russell Johnson brought up the topic of illegal dump sites in the county. Read more

by Huck Treadwell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:22 pm

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Brundidge hears cell tower report

The Brundidge City Council heard a report from David Andrews of Center for Municipal Solutions at its Tuesday meeting. As city consultant, Andrews inspects modifications ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:20 pm

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Johnson Center hosts reception for local artist’s exhibit

The Johnson Center for the Arts will host an artist’s reception for Troy artist Avont Anderson, from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight. The public is ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:18 pm

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PCES students explore pages from Dr. Seuss

Pike County Elementary School is a-buzz this week with activities that encourage the students to read and they are having a good time doing wacky-tacky ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:16 pm

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Trojans heading to Auburn Invitational

The Troy softball team heads to Auburn to compete in the Auburn Invitational beginning on Thursday. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:30 pm

Charles Henderson High School

Terry Sikes Memorial Tournament gets underway Thursday

The 20th annual Terry Sikes Memorial Tournament is upon us as the Charles Henderson Trojans host nine teams in the three-day tournament. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:27 pm

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Tree give-away set for Saturday

Although Mother Nature is sometimes a tease, we know that spring is coming and with it comes planting time. Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:57 pm

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Banks School walk-through Saturday and Sunday

The Walk Through of the old Banks School building is set for this weekend with hours from 8 until noon on Saturday and from 1 ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:55 pm

News

Willie B. ‘Coming to America’ too

Trojan Willie B. Williams’ dream of meeting actor Eddie Murphy happened in a surreal way. But it happened. Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:51 pm

Coronavirus

Troy University offering COVID-19 vaccine

Troy University will serve as a distribution center for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning March 4 at 9 a.m. Read more

by Huck Treadwell, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:44 pm

Sports

Trojan basketball teams gearing up for conference tournament

Postseason basketball has arrived in college basketball and Pensacola, Fla., will play host to  the Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament starting this ... Read more

by Mike Hensley, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:51 pm

Sports

Trojans travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide

The Troy Trojans baseball team hits the road for the thirst time this season to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday ... Read more

by Mike Hensley, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:49 pm

Sports

Woods not participating in SBC Tournament, entering Transfer Portal

Troy freshman Kam Woods announced he will not participate in the upcoming Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:46 pm

Charles Henderson High School

Local teams affected by Tuesday’s rain

Wet weather put a damper on Pike County’s high school baseball and softball schedules on Tuesday evening. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:41 pm

Charles Henderson High School

Trojans fall to LAMP

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans fell to Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School 4-0 on Monday night in Troy. Read more

by Mike Hensley, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:27 pm

Charles Henderson High School

Strong pitching leads CHHS to win over J.R. Arnold

The Trojans of Charles Henderson High got solid pitching from a committee of four pitchers Monday night in a 4-3 win over J.R. Arnold High ... Read more

by Dan Smith, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:19 pm

Brundidge

Imagi-Con Virtual reaches more than 1,800 people

Imagi-Con Virtual is in the book, but the book is not closed. There is more to be written, said Karis Nicholson, project coordinator for the ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:59 pm

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Patrons thrilled by ‘noisy’ exhibit opening at JCA

You can never have too much fun. But on Friday night, those who attended the artist’s reception for Vincent Buwalda at the Johnson Center for ... Read more

by Jaine Treadwell, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:56 pm

News

Pearson sworn in as commissioner

Cynthia Pearson was sworn in as the new Pike County Commissioner for District 5 on Sunday afternoon. Read more

by Huck Treadwell, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:55 pm