PLAS names new headmaster

PLAS names new headmaster

The board of directors of Pike Liberal Arts School announced Tuesday that Becky Baggett will be the school’s new headmaster by unanimous approval of the ... Read more

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studio 116 hosting World Book Night

Studio 116 in downtown Brundidge has been chosen as a distribution center for World Book Night on Wednesday. World Book Night, a nationwide event, is ... Read more

  1. Jury clears former police officer; verdict called ‘just’
  2. City Council approves draft beer, tables leash law
  3. Artist expresses faith in license plates

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Retired police officer found not guilty

Retired police officer found not guilty

  A Pike County jury on Tuesday cleared retired Troy Police Officer Willie Toney of charges of sexual assaulting a girl. The jury returned the ... Read more

Driver’s license system braces for 4-day shutdown

Residents who need to renew or obtain a driver’s license have until Friday to beat a state-mandated four-day system shutdown. The Alabama Department of Public ... Read more

DART: SAEC made history in rural area

DART: SAEC made history in rural area

It was an event almost 200 years in the making. Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment on June 10, 1752, but electricity didn’t reach ... Read more

Union Springs theater presents ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’

The Tourism Council of Bullock County will present “Cotton Patch Gospel” at Union Springs’ Red Door Theatre April 24-27. This “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is ... Read more

TAC brings Oprisko back for concert

Peter Oprisko, a premiere interpreter of treasured traditional adult pop, jazz and Tin Pan Alley standards, will be back in Troy by popular demand Friday ... Read more

  1. TroyFest metal jewelers have strong Troy ties
  2. Sample ballots now available  | 1 comment
  3. City of Troy invites public to ‘clean up’
  4. Troy will upgrade water meters
  5. Collegedale sponsors Miles for Missions
  6. Retired teachers earn statewide honors
  7. Mayor signs proclamation for week of the young child
  8. Retired officer’s rape trial comes to an end  | 4 comments
  9. Commissioners tour Rock Building  | 3 comments
  10. Empty Bowls nets $5K for Army
  11. BUMC offers Last Supper dramatization
  12. DHR board member retires after 30 years
  13. Three is enough?: City council considers new ordinance to limit number of dogs in each home  | 9 comments
  14. Former police chief testifies in officer rape case
  15. Goshen council OKs water meter project
  16. World’s Widest Yard Sale comes to Pike County
  17. Burglary suspects arrested  | 1 comment
  18. Brundidge Rotary hosts scholarship applicants
  19. Heavy rains cause sewage backup in Brundidge
  20. Rape victim testifies a second day  | 1 comment
  21. Virtual high school gets green light
  22. PHOTO GALLERY: Jazz concert kicks off TroyFest 2014
  23. Easter snap makes believers of all
  24. Gardner wins TroyFest t-shirt design contest

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No place like home

No place like home

Goshen bats came alive at the exact moment the heavens opened up Tuesday afternoon. For three-and-a-half innings, the rain held off and Goshen remained hitless. ... Read more

  1. Avant leads Pike Liberal to playoffs in more ways than one
  2. Lady Patriots ready for state tournament run
  3. Troy’s Bart Barnes will remember April 16 for rest of life
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Former police chief testifies in officer rape case

Prosecutors played more taped interviews in the third day of a former police officer’s trial for raping a child. According to prosecutors, four years after ... Read more


TroyFest metal jewelers have strong Troy ties

TroyFest metal jewelers have strong Troy ties

Dana Lea and Chelsea Lea of Athens, Ga., will be among the featured artists Saturday and Sunday at TroyFest arts and crafts show on the ... Read more


Proposed leash law may meet with resistance

Three’s company, but four’s a crowd? That’s what the Troy City Council seems to be saying as members consider a new ordinance that would restrict ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Speeding locomotives = train wrecks

Earlier this year a Federal Appeals Court upheld the Alabama constitution’s limits on taxation.  The plaintiffs ... Read more


Now is the time to help those who’ve lost so much

My husband and I were returning from a trip to visit his family in Montgomery on Christmas night and passed by Brantley Mobile Home Park ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Jackson: Loggers, roads remain a concern

In January of 2013 the Pike County Commission determined to forgo a possible logging ordinance, after several meetings at which representatives from the logging industry ... Read more