Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor@pikecountytimes.com
 
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Large Burn Taking Place in Meriwether County Today

MERIWETHER - The Department of Natural Resources is conducting an 850 acre on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joe Kurz WMA in Meriwether County. Smoke may be seen in parts of Pike County.

3.21.17
 
Clark Pest Remedy Inc. Handles a Variety of Pest Control Needs

MCDONOUGH - Clark Pest Remedy Inc. is a family owned pest control business that offers a variety of services to meet your needs. We have the knowledge, experience, and reliability to handle your pest control problems. Click here for more.

3.21.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrests
High Speed Chase Ends in Fayette County

ZEBULON -The Zebulon Police Department made several arrests on Saturday, March 18. Two were charged with possession of methamphetamine in Zebulon, and two others were arrested after a high speed chase that ended in Fayette County. Click here for more.

3.20.17
 
Accident in Concord Today

CONCORD - At 9:43 a.m. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle collision involving a bicyclist on Highway 18 at Eppinger Bridge Road. A juvenile bike rider participating in the annual Tour de Pike event attempted to enter into Highway 18 and did not see a vehicle that was traveling on the Highway and subsequently collided with the vehicle. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Spalding Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kiwanis Organizer Rebekah Betsill Twilley made the following statement on this incident: "The last we heard at Kiwanis was that she likely had a broken leg but not life threatening injuries. Kiwanis wishes her well and hope she heals quickly. Thank you to PCSO and the ambulance service, EMTs for their quick response. The PCSO provided traffic support all day and Kiwanis appreciates them." [Note from the Editor: There were 189 participants out there on the roads just today, and this is the only accident in 20 years that anyone I have talked to can remember.]

3.18.17
 
20th Annual Tour De Pike Held on March 18th

CONCORD - The 20th Annual Tour De Pike took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 starting at 92 Main Street in Concord, Georgia. The Pike County Kiwanis Club is providing a 19, 35, 65, and 100 mile tour of beautiful Pike County for cyclists from near and far to enjoy. There were overnight accommodations in the Strickland Building and our local Boy Scouts helped out with this event. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: I will be getting pictures soon to go with an overall write up of Tour de Pike. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of this event!]

3.17.17
 
Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans: Molena

MOLENA - The Pike County American Legion Family is hosting its fourth 5K/10K Run/Walk fundraiser to be held on 6 May 2017. There is a choice between a 5K and a 10K course starting at the Molena City Park Pavilion on GA 18 and Spring Road Molena, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Millard Shelby Patton

Mr. Millard Shelby Patton, age 86, of Williamson, passed away March 15, 2017, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Michelle Denise Stephens Martin

Mrs. Michelle Denise Stephens Martin, age 48, passed away March 15, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.17.17
 
Library Extension Finds Books at Your Local Library While You Shop on Amazon

ZEBULON - Libraries have changed greatly since I was in high school. With the rapid advancements in technology, not only research tools but also general reading has been made far more readily available in the form of ebooks and online reading. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.16.17
 
Isakson Recovering After Second Back Surgery
Today’s procedure needed to address new hairline fracture

MARIETTA, Ga. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is recovering at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., after undergoing surgery earlier today to address a sacral hairline stress fracture that developed in the last few days. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.15.17
 
Pike County Board of Appeals - March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Appeals will meet on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse to hold a regularly scheduled meeting. This Board consists of: Ron Snowden, Chair, Brent Taylor, Vice-Chair, Bonnie Byrd Gardner, Meredith Sorrow, and Leslie Ratliff. New Business to be discussed includes the following two public hearings:
1) VAR-17-02 – James Dustin Payne, property owner and applicant, is requesting a variance in an A-R zoned district to allow a residence to be built where the lot is not at least 200 feet wide at the front building line. The subject property, located off of Caldwell Bridge Road, has approximately 173 feet of frontage along the eastern side of Caldwell Bridge Road. The property is located in Land Lot 179 of the 9th District of Pike County, Georgia. The subject property consists of 7.06 acres and is further identified as Tax Map Parcel #029 014 D.
2) VAR-17-03 – Nathan Andersen (in care of Elizabeth J. Andersen Estate), property owner and applicant, is requesting a variance in an A-R zoned district to allow for a reduction in the required minimum frontage for a proposed lot, from 40 feet to 15.33 feet. The parent property, located off of Caldwell Road, has approximately 55 feet of frontage along the western side of Caldwell Road. The property is located in Land Lot 94 of the 2nd District of Pike County, Georgia. The subject property will consist of 6.29 acres and is further identified as a portion of Tax Map Parcel #076 081 A. The parent property currently consists of 11.29 acres.

Submitted 3.14.17
 
Super heavy shipments moving from Dublin to McDonough begins tonight

THOMASTON – Currently a 729,000-pound shipment sits at the I-16 rest area in Dublin awaiting its second night of travel to a final destination in Lafayette, GA. The 290-foot long, 20-foot wide and over 15-foot tall rig configuration, carrying a machine press, is under the supervision of hauler, McTyre Trucking and starts a second night of moving tonight. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.14.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Barbara Jean Fox Hubbard

Mrs. Barbara Jean Fox Hubbard, age 80, of Williamson, passed away March 9, 2017. She grew up in Griffin, daughter of the late John Clay Fox and Estelle English Fox. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.14.17
 
Several Wrecks Took Place in Pike County on Friday

ZEBULON - Just one day after the horrible wreck in front of the library in Zebulon, first responders and law enforcement were called out to three separate wrecks in Pike County. Click here for more.

3.13.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
March 8, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - All five commissioners were present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. There was very little attendence today compared to the last evening meeting. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

3.13.17
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Wreck Stops Traffic in Front of Library

ZEBULON - There was a two vehicle accident on Highway 19 in front of the J. Joel Edwards Library this morning before 7 a.m. this morning. Click here for more. This article was updated today.

Updated 3.13.17
 
Griffin Choral Arts Bravo Concert
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - Start your spring with Bravo, a Griffin Choral Arts Concert, in March 2017! Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) will collaborate with the Clayton State University Chorale and Dr. Michael Fuchs (Director of Choral Activities at Clayton State University) on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at The Griffin Auditorium (234 E. Taylor Street), at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.13.17
 
Nation Of Americans, Not Immigrants
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

VALDOSTA - It’s one of the liberal national media’s most beloved and oft repeated phrases – “We are a nation of immigrants.” Click here for more.

Submitted 3.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Carolyn Bennett Eisner

Mrs. Carolyn Bennett Eisner, age 90, of Griffin, passed away March 10, 2017, at Eternal Hope Hospice, The Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.13.17
 
J. Joel Edwards Library Holds Annual Seussabration

ZEBULON - The annual Seussabration was held at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Sat., March 4. Now in its fifth season, the library’s Seussabration has become a favorite event of many in the community. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Wade “Coot” Horton

Mr. James Wade “Coot” Horton, age 60, of Griffin, passed away at 12:03 a.m., on March 9, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.9.17
 
GPD: Suspect threatened to “shoot up” schools, police department
Courtesy of The Grip and Editor Sheila A. Mathews

SPALDING COUNTY - Investigators of the Griffin Police Department are currently questioning 28-year-old Joseph Miller, who was taken into custody Thursday following the lockdown of all Griffin-Spalding County schools. He is in Spalding County Jail where he is being held on one felony count of terroristic act. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.17
 
Pike Fire Department Responds to Woods Fire in Molena

MOLENA - A call went out on Tuesday afternoon for a woods fire with structures in danger. The Pike County Fire Department responded to Highway 109 at Deer Trail. Click here for more.

3.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Rosa Long

Mrs. Rosa Long, age 78, of Molena, passed away March 8, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.9.17
 
Firefighters Fight Fire on Bowen Road
By Editor Becky Watts

MILNER - An emergency call went out just before 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017 for a fire at 186 Bowen Road. The emergency call stated that there was one person inside of the house. Click here for more.

3.8.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 3.7.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: MIA Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford
Finally Coming Home
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - The families of eight crew members of a plane that went down in the service of the United States finally know what happened on January 25, 1944. The B-24J Liberator nicknamed "Hot as Hell" left China for India on a routine ferrying mission and never arrived at its destination. Family members of Missing In Action (MIA) Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford have been notified that his remains have been identified and, after seventy-three long years, Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford is finally coming home. Click here for more.

3.6.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

3.4.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Shirley Jean Creamer Blount

Ms. Shirley Jean Creamer Blount, age 63, of Meansville, passed away March 2, 2017, at Providence Nursing Center in Thomaston. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.3.17
 
Pike Historical Society to Meet

ZEBULON - At the next meeting of the Pike Historical Society, Bryan Richardson, Commander of the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will provide an overview of the Pike County Memorial Annex which will include the program objectives and the candidate induction requirements and procedures. He will also discuss the current eight Pike County citizens who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and who have been inducted into the Memorial Annex as well as the next three military inductees.

This will include the overall process of initiating contact with a living relative, and historical research for the contents of their shadow boxes which are now a permanent part of the Pike County Memorial Annex for the public to view and enjoy. The public is welcome to attend on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Zebulon Opportunity Center!

Submitted 3.2.17
 
Storm Blows Through Pike County Overnight

ZEBULON - Pike County Public Works was busy cleaning up debris and downed trees from the storm that blew through Pike County last night. Todd Goolsby, Director of Pike County Works, advised that trees were down in the area of New Hope and McKinley Road as well as the area of Dripping Rock Road and Lawrence Mill Road.

The Pike County Sheriff's Office advised that there were thirteen trees down as a result of a storm but no other damage to structures, etc. was known as of this afternoon.

3.2.17
 
6 Tips to Consider Before You Spend this Year’s Tax Refund
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Do you spend weeks each spring eagerly anticipating your income tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? You’re not alone. Many consumers view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses, but it makes more sense to plan for that new chunk of change so it doesn’t go to waste. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.2.17
 
Lamar County: Detour coming for local bridge replacement over Potato Creek

THOMASTON - Ruffner Road at Potato Creek near Allen Road will close to thru-traffic Tuesday, March 15, 2017 for approximately 8 months for a bridge replacement project. The location will be shut off from thru-traffic until further notice. The proposed detour route around the closure will follow Bankston Road to Vega Road to Piedmont Road and Allen Road. This detour will be in place until November 30, 2017; the estimated completion date.

The proposed project will replace a structurally deficient bridge working within the existing right of way. Southeastern Site Development, Inc. of Newnan, GA was the low bidder for this project at $1,310,670.08. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.

Submitted 3.2.17
 
Statements on President Trump's Address to Congress

Congressman Drew Ferguson and Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue represent the voters in Pike County in Washington D.C. Each elected reprentative issued statements to the press regarding President Trump's Address to Congress. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.1.17
 
20th Anniversary of Tour de Pike

CONCORD - Tour de Pike will celebrate 20 years in 2017. The ride is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pike County to raise funds for programs in Pike County. Kiwanis programs include financial contributions supporting a Gordon College scholarship, a Southern Crescent scholarship, FFA, 4H Club scholarships, FERST Early Readers Foundation, Back to School Bash, REACH After School Education Program, Joel Edwards Public Library reading program, Santa for a Senior, Elementary School Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program, donations to high school clubs, chorus, and sports, as well as service projects like building a garden at PCES. Click here and scroll down to the March events to find out more about the Tour de Pike.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Solar Farm Updated
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Environmental Review Board met on February 9, 2017 in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. It was attended by Planning and Development Director David Allen, Chairman Ken Gran, and members Patricia Dabbs, Patricia Beckham and Charles Way.This proposal is for a property located at Georgia Hwy 18 West / Nixon Road / North Madden Bridge Road. Next meeting is Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Click here for more.

Updated 2.15.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning Wreck Blocks Highway 18

ZEBULON - An early morning wreck involving an eighteen wheeler on Highway 18 at County Farm Road blocked the road for several hours this morning. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.15.17
 
Buffington Road Closing for Bridge Replacement

ZEBULON - Buffington Road in Pike County will be closed beginning February 15th to replace the bridge. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.10.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

We have a quorum of four commissioners today with Commissioner Tim Guy not present. County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye is present to take down the minutes, County Manager (CM) Hanson is present, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton are present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.9.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Commissioners Tim Daniel and James Jenkins are missing from the meeting tonight, but there is a quorum with Commissioner Tommy Powers, Briar Johnson, and Tim Guy present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

2.7.17
 
New Year, New Members - Come Learn About Kiwanis!

CONCORD - This is your invitation to join us to learn about Kiwanis. Come out to the Concord Café at noon on Thursday, January 19, 2017. We have opportunities available for people to lead and serve! Kiwanis Club of Pike County is here to serve the children of Pike County. We also serve others at risk in the community by partnering with organizations that serve at-risk citizens. Click here for more. Look for an article shortly!

Submitted 1.16.17
 
Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart Is Open for Business
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - How many 11th graders do you know that are running their own business? There is a new furniture and boutique shop in Concord that fits the bill, and it has a little of everything for everyone from t-shirts to furniture to attire for your little princess. Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart is located at 9560 Highway 18 in Concord, and Hanna Guy would love for you to stop by! Click here for more.

12.8.16
 
Call Sarah at Looking Glass Photography for Your Photography Needs

CONCORD - Sarah Neath loves to take pictures. She has an eye for photography and capturing a moment in time with her camera lens. Looking for someone to take your graduate's pictures? Perhaps you need some unique family pictures. Check out Sarah's work! Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
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Movie Trivia

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Hint #4: Teaching others how to track bad guys


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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Malissa Evans for guessing Kate and Leopold! Look for more movie trivia soon!
 
J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-3:00
Sunday Closed
 
Questions About Open Government?

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
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of places.
 
Pike 2000

Welcome to a walk through Pike County's history with Pike 2000. Where were you in 1988?
 
 
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