• Newspaper
  • Community
  • History

    Since 1866, The Messenger has served as the Troy and Pike County community’s leading news source.

    Every Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, the Messenger provides Pike County citizens vital information for making informed decisions about their community as well as enriching lives through enlightening commentary and entertaining features.

    Our award-winning sports coverage and unparalleled community event coverage sheds a brilliant light on the good things going on throughout Pike County, Alabama.

    In addition, The Messenger serves as a leader in community development, through association with local agencies such as The Pike County United Way, the Relay for Life and others.

    Twice the winner of The Alabama Press Association’s General Excellence Award, The Messenger continually strives to provide its readers and advertisers a top-quality newspaper and superior service.


    Messenger Published Tuesday-Friday, Sunday with a 3,000 circulation

    Bonus published on Wednesday with a 14,000 circuation

    Internet presence


    Community involvement

    Staff members of The Messenger are active in a number of community organizations and functions including the annual Relay for Life, the United Way and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce

  • Market

    Troy is located approximately 40 miles South of Montgomery, on U.S. 231, and is two hours from the Florida beaches; three hours from Atlanta; and three hours from Mobile


    Pike County: 29,605

    Troy: 13, 935


    Troy residents experience typical Southern seasons with long, hot summers and mild winters.

    Major employers

    Troy State University, HB&G (column and architectural detailing manufacturer); K&W Plastics; K&W Recycling, Sanders Lead and Wiley Sanders Truckiing; Lockheed Martin Pike County Operations; Sikorsky Support Services.


    Manufacturing, trucking and farmer, along with education: Troy State University


    Troy City Schools, Pike County Schools; Pike Liberal Arts Academy; New Covenant Christian Academy.

    Troy State University, a vast educational complex enriching the lives of more than 16,000 students worldwide.Troy campus enrollment is approximately 5,000 students, and TSU a Division 1A school, with year-round sports activities.


    Jean Lake Arts Festival, Peanut Butter Festival (Brundidge); Troy Arts Council, active in bringing cultural events from concerts to plays to art shows; Nall is artist-in-residence at Troy State University; Pike County Fair, Farm City Week/Banquet.


    Troy Parks and Recreation provides year-round activities, from karate to softball and baseball to basketball. A state-of-the-art sportsplex is home to youth ball fields and the city plans expansion of its recretational facilities. Hunting, outdoors activities. Rodeo. Pike County Lake (45 acres of lake, 410 acres of woodland).

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