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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Barbara Arvelia Murphy Landers

Mrs. Barbara Arvelia Murphy Landers, age 89, of Zebulon, passed away February 26, 2024, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.27.24
 
Fire Department Responds to Multiple Outdoor Burn Calls This Weekend

ZEBULON - The Pike County Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 1316 Smyrna Church Road, Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 4:15 pm. Residents stated they started a fire to burn off some brush. The wind changed direction several times causing fire to spread rapidly. PCFD fire personnel and Northside Volunteer Fire Department units worked to control the fire spread until Georgia Forestry Commission arrived to contain the fire.

PCFD personnel responded to multiple outdoor burning calls over the weekend. As of July 1, 2021, the Georgia outdoor burning requirements have changed. No permit is required for hand-piled natural vegetation/yard debris meaning leaf and limbs only. Although no permit is required, citizens are encouraged to always check the Fire Weather Forecast and Current Fire Danger Rating for their area before initiating any type of outdoor burn. Please visit Georgia Forestry Commission’s website, gatrees.org Burn Permits and Notifications for more information.

Submitted 2.27.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Nancy Herndon

Mary Nancy Herndon, 79, of Barnesville passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry Dale Roland

Mr. Jerry Dale Roland, age 76, of Griffin, passed away February 24, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.26.24
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: State Review of the Board of Assessors to Be Conducted March 11-15
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times attended the latest meeting of the Board of Assessors held on Tuesday, February 20. During that meeting, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs advised the board of a phone call that he had received from the Department of Revenue (DOR) laying out how and when the State Review will be conducted. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

2.23.24
 
Celebrate Earth Week 2024: Register for a Free Tree for Your Child!
By Guest Columnist Brooklyne Wassel, Pike County Extension Coordinator

ZEBULON - This spring, Pike County Extension is thrilled to announce participation in Neighborhood Forest's 15th Annual Free Tree Program as part of Earth Week celebrations from April 22nd to 26th! Click here for more.

Submitted 2.23.24
 
Development Authority of Pike County - February 6, 2024

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met on February 6, 2024 at 8 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - February 20, 2024

ZEBULON - Board members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, and Tim Ingram were in attendance as well as Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs. County Attorney Rob Morton could not attend. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
Rosemary Bunn's Retirement Party at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library

Please join us in celebrating Rosemary Bunn's retirement from the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Saturday, March 9! Guests are encouraged to drop in any time between 12 and 3 p.m. in the meeting room at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library to express their gratitude for her service to the community.

There will be a short schedule of speakers between 1 and 2. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Come out and help us show Rosemary how much we appreciate her! Event by Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Inc.

Submitted 2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - February 6, 2024

ZEBULON - This meeting was attended by Board Members Tim Ingram, Lyn Smith, and Gary Hammock as well as Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, County Commission Chairman Briar Johnson, County Commissioner James Jenkins, County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Attorney Rob Morton, Susan Boggs, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - January 18, 2024

ZEBULON - In attendance: Chief Assessor Greg Hobbs, Board Members Tim Ingram, Lyn Smith, Gary Hammock, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Appraiser Emily Morris to take the minutes, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Also in attendance: Kay and Kenneth Green, David Nix, Susan Boggs, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Margaret Hester Doan Jones

Mrs. Margaret Hester Doan Jones, age 87, of Meansville, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.22.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Hugh Richard Cobb

Mr. Hugh Richard Cobb, age 91, of Griffin, passed away February 19, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.22.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM
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 will hold a regular night meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM in the Main Courtroom (upstairs) of the Courthouse located at 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here to see the completed agenda uploaded on 2.23.24.

[Note from the Editor on 2.22.24: Backstory - Pike County Times has requested to be on the agenda during public comment with the topic of "The County Manager's Performance and His Secret Evaluation." The rest of the story - Apparently Pike County is having a problem with Novus Agenda, which is the platform that uploads the agendas, minutes, etc. and the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting is incomplete even though it was showing on Novus Agenda this afternoon. I thought it was completed early and did not realize that there were issues with the platform when I uploaded it onto Pike County Times earlier today.

At the request of the county, I have deleted the link to the proposed agenda from my FB page and from Pike County Times. I will upload again tomorrow after affirming that the agenda is complete. *PLEASE NOTE: This was done on 2.23.24.*

I have requested to be placed on the agenda to speak on the record about the county manager's performance and the annual evaluation that he was given in an executive session and has not been spoken about in a public meeting to this point.

I do not understand why this evaluation was conducted the way that it was or why it has not been brought up at a county meeting afterward so the public is aware of what has been done on our behalf. I have repeatedly urged county commissioners to act in a manner that is above reproach as I have attended meetings here in Pike County for more than 20 years. IMO This doesn't pass the smell test.

Why is the county manager's annual evaluation being hidden behind closed doors when all of the other department heads and employee evaluations are available to the public through open records? He is the leader for our county, and leaders lead by example. He is (supposed to be) accountable to our commissioners, and our commissioners are accountable to the people who elected them.

There is no accountability or integrity in an evaluation that is held behind closed doors and the results not even brought before the taxpayers of our county. It might as well not have happened. For anyone who disagrees with the way that I am looking at this, feel free to contact me or send a letter to the editor. I will be happy to upload it exactly as it is sent to me.]

Submitted 2.22.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Attempted Traffic Stop in Zebulon Ends in Arrest in Barnesville

ZEBULON - On Sunday, February 18, 2024, Corporal Lynch attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Ford Fusion traveling west on Hwy 18 for a broken tail light. Once Corporal Lynch initiated his blue lights and sirens, the driver Mondarius Kelly, immediately fled toward Lamar County. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 2.21.24
 
Home Lost to Fire on Eppinger Bridge Road

CONCORD - At approximately 4:11 pm, February 19, 2024, Pike County Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 568 Eppinger Bridge Road. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.21.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Elbert “Bert” H. Wood

Mr. Elbert “Bert” H. Wood, age 83, of Griffin, passed away February 20, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.21.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Diane Lynn Espy

Diane Lynn Espy, of Powder Springs, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 74, after a short battle with cancer. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.21.24
 
2nd Annual "Clays for Kids" Event and Raffle Are Ongoing

ZEBULON - McLeRoy Inc. and McLeRoy Realty are proud to present the 2nd Annual "Clays for Kids" event, a fundraiser for Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. There are 21 clay teams already on the list with only 4 team spots left for the main event! (For comparison, there were 13 teams in total last year!) Clays for Kids 2024 will be held at Cherokee Rose on Thursday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click on the link below for more information. www.facebook.com/events/607999274789676

Clays for Kids 2024 Raffle is now live, and you have an opportunity to be a part of it! Entries can be purchased for the next 42 days with a goal of $20,000. You can also make a general donation to help in this fundraiser. Go to go.rallyup.com/claysforkids2024

"100% of the net proceeds from the event and from this corresponding raffle will go directly to Stepping Stones Education Therapy Center in Griffin, GA—a 501(c)(3) organization that's near and dear to our hearts! Thank you to everyone who continues to support Stepping Stones and all the great work they do there!" -McLeRoy Realty

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
• Chick-fil-A Griffin for providing biscuits the morning of the shoot!
• Scoops Zebulon for providing coffee the morning of!
• Easy Shoppe (Griffin) for lunch groceries! (we're grilling burgers & chili dogs)

Submitted 2.21.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Gerald “Jerry” Brock

Mr. William Gerald “Jerry” Brock, age 68, of Macon, passed away February 19, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.20.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Barbara Payne Perkins

Mrs. Barbara Payne Perkins, age 83, of Zebulon, formerly of Griffin, passed away February 18, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.20.24
 
2024 Economic Summit Featuring Chris Clark, President of the Georgia Chamber - February 26, 2024

ZEBULON - The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce Chris Clark, President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, as the headliner for the 2024 Economic Summit. The summit will take place on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Chapel in Zebulon, and is open to all interested citizens. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.24
 
Harbin: Weeks Five & Six Under the Gold Dome
By: Sen. Marty Harbin (R–Tyrone)

ATLANTA - We are officially more than halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session. I am proud to share that we are delivering for Georgians by cutting red tape, maintaining our conservative budget, protecting law enforcement officers, and fighting back against crime. While we have enjoyed a robust first half of the legislative session, plenty of meaningful work lies ahead before the conclusion of the legislative session. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.24
 
Pike County High School Theatre Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical

ZEBULON - Pike County High School Theatre Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical at the Pike County Auditorium on Thursday, February 29th at 7 pm, Friday, March 1st at 7 pm, and Saturday March 2nd at 2pm and 7 pm. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Lawrence Cochran

Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Lawrence Cochran, age 73, of Woodbury, passed away February 18, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.19.24
 
Pike Qualifying Runs March 4 - 8, 2024

ZEBULON - Many seats are up for election in the May 21st General Primary. Qualifying for these will be from March 4th thru March 8th from 9AM to 4:30PM Monday through Thursday and 9AM to noon on Friday. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.17.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Sarah Ellen Statham

Sarah Ellen Statham, age 64, of Meansville, passed away February 15, 2024, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.17.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Sidney "Sid" Charles Smith Sr.

Sidney "Sid" Charles Smith Sr. of Meansville, GA was born December 17, 1958, in Sanford, FL to Stanley Sr. and Mildred Smith. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.17.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Katrina Dale “Fatty” Hubbard

Katrina Dale “Fatty” Hubbard, age 49, of Griffin, passed away February 15, 2024, at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.17.24
 
Fire Destroys Home on Robert's Quarters Road

CONCORD - At approximately 2:45 pm, February 14, 2024, Pike County Fire Department personnel responded to reported structure fire at 3255 Robert’s Quarters Road. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.17.24
 
Gov. Kemp Directs Georgia Guard Reinforcements to the Southern Border

ATLANTA - At the direction of Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georgia National Guard will deploy additional troops to the U.S. southern border to provide additional support to the Texas Guard in its mission to prevent the free flow of illegal migrants and threats to public safety from entering the country, known as Operation Lone Star. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.13.24
 
Jury Duty Scammers Target Georgians

ATLANTA - The FBI Atlanta Division is warning the public about a telephone scam claiming you have failed to report to jury duty. During the call, the scammer impersonates a law enforcement officer or officer of the court. The caller claims you failed to report for jury duty and may threaten criminal prosecution or jail time. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.13.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Flooding Closes Pike County Roads

ZEBULON - Here is a list of the roads that are flooded at this time courtesy of Pike County EM and photos from recent rainfall that has flooded the roads. Click here for more. UPDATE 2.14.24: All Pike County roads are open.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

2.12.24
 
Pike County Baseball: Season Preview
By Guest Columnist Christian Salvadore from SIA Insurance

ZEBULON - Pike County (High School) Baseball, led by head coach Blake Parrott, will begin their season February 12th at home against the Ola Mustangs. Coming off a 24-15 season, the Pirates look to continue their recent run of success, which includes the 2022 3A State Title. The team will be returning just 4 starters from last year’s team, but Coach Parrott looks forward to this opportunity to lead a young group of hard workers. Click here for more.

Thank you to SIA Insurance for sponsoring this sports column for Pike County Times! SIA Insurance is a multi-lines independent insurance agency located in Pike Plaza. Founded in 2001 by Dan Salvador and his wife, Melanie, SIA is still a family run agency that always works to give our clients the service they deserve. As an independent agency, we have access to multiple companies, which provides us access to always be able to find a policy that best fits your needs. Whether it’s home, auto, life, health, or business insurance you’re in need of, give us a call and we’ll help you find the best fit for your policies. Click here for more. Please let SIA Insurance know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Community Sports on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper!

Submitted 2.12.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Herbert Thompson

Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Herbert Thompson, age 79, of Williamson, passed away February 10, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.12.24
 
Fire Incident at Spalding County Fire Department Station 6

GRIFFIN - At approximately 2:49 am on Saturday, February 10, firefighters at Spalding County Fire Department Station 6 (Reid Station), located at 1843 North Hill Street Extension, were alerted to the smell of smoke within the station premises. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the fire truck housed in the station bay was engulfed in flames. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.12.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9 a.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse (upstairs). There will be a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. where anyone can speak to commissioners without having to be on the agenda. It is not recorded with the meeting as a matter of record, but it is available to citizens who wish to speak to commissioners. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.9.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Priscilla Walrath

Mrs. Priscilla Walrath, age 97, passed away Sunday evening, February 4th, 2024, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.9.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Sanford McChargue, Sr.

Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Sanford McChargue, Sr., age 85, of Thomaston, passed away February 9, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.9.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Charles Frederick Huggins, Jr.

Charles Frederick Huggins, Jr. a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, peacefully passed away at home on the morning of Wednesday, February 7, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.8.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Darwin Edward “Eddie” Quinn, Jr.

Mr. Darwin Edward “Eddie” Quinn, Jr., age 67, of Meansville, passed away February 6, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.8.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Daniel “J. D.” Eubanks

Mr. John Daniel “J. D.” Eubanks, age 73, of Concord, passed away February 7, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.8.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Appointment Made to BOE District 5 Seat

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education (BOE) interviewed the District 5 candidates in Executive Session on Monday, February 5, 2024. Click here for more. (Updated 2.13.24)

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 2.6.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jason Dorton Smith

Mr. Jason Dorton Smith, age 53, of Griffin, passed away January 29, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.6.24
 
Maggie Nauck Named to Dean's List at Anderson University

ANDERSON, S.C. - Maggie Nauck of Concord was named to the Dean's List at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina, for the fall semester, 2023. To be named to the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. Anderson University congratulates its Dean's List students for their exemplary achievement.

Anderson University is a "more selective," comprehensive Christian university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is among U.S. News and World Report's "Best Regional Universities South," and is on the publication's "Most Innovative" and "Best Online Programs" lists. Anderson is a four-time Apple Distinguished School and on the honor roll of the prestigious Great Colleges to Work For(r) program.

Submitted 2.5.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Commission Votes to Appeal Fine and Request a State Review of the Board of Assessors
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Members of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Assessors, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Tax Commissioner Donna Chapman, County Attorney Rob Morton, County Clerk Angela Blount, and County Manager Brandon Rogers met in the upstairs courtroom at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024 to have a discussion of the 2022 Pike County Tax Digest. This discussion centered around a $48,645 fine that has been levied against Pike County by the Georgia Department of Revenue. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

2.2.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gary Lewis Potter

Mr. Gary Lewis Potter, age 80, of Milner, passed away January 20, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.2.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Wanda Faye Henry Woods

Mrs. Wanda Faye Henry Woods, age 87, of Concord, passed away January 31, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.1.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, February 1, 2024 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting to hold a discussion with the Pike County Tax Assessors Board regarding the 2022 Pike County Tax Digest. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
1. CALL TO ORDER …… Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION …… Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE …… Chairman J. Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion with Pike County Tax Assessors Board regarding 2022 Pike County Tax Digest.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION – NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 1.31.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Lindsey Owen “Lynn” Bradshaw

Mr. Lindsey Owen “Lynn” Bradshaw, age 61, of Meansville, passed away January 25, 2024, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.30.24
 
Sheriff Thomas Announces His Candidacy for the 2024 Re-Election

ZEBULON - Sheriff Jimmy Thomas announced his candidates for the 2024 re-election: “To all of my friends and citizens of Pike County, it has been my pleasure to serve as your sheriff for the past 24 years. You have been a great deal of help to me and the employees of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Together we have overcome many obstacles and have accomplished a great deal. As we experience growth and change in our county, I ask for your help and continued support in the upcoming election.”

Sincerely,
Jimmy Thomas

Submitted 1.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Emma Jane Archer Smoot-Mayfield

Ms. Emma Jane Archer Smoot-Mayfield, age 81, of Molena, passed away January 28, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Douglas Norton, Jr.

Mr. William Douglas Norton, Jr., known to everyone as Junior, age 53, passed away January 27, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Quincy Farrow Wilkerson

Mrs. Quincy Farrow Wilkerson, age 89, of Meansville, passed away January 26, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.27.24
 
Free Elvis Gospel Tribute at Meansville Baptist Church

MEANSVILLE - The public is invited to a Free Elvis Gospel Tribute at Meansville Baptist Church on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 6-7 p.m. Elvis will be performed by Harold Schulz.

This is an annual fundraiser that helps send their kids to summer camp. Donations will be accepted for this. Meansville Baptist Church is located at 12620 GA-109 in Meansville.

1.26.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, December 21, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners postponed the 1st Reading of the removal of some parts of our code of ordinances and replacement with Unified Development Code (UDC) to have a workshop and gain more information from community members on these proposed ordinances. The public was invited to attend. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Click here for more information. [Note from the Editor: This is a discussion of the county's ordinances that are being removed and replaced with Unified Development Code. Scroll down to the 10.21.23 update for links to some of the proposed changes. This meeting is complete.]

1.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Elizabeth “Liz” Gaëtanne Scott Pittenger

Mrs. Elizabeth “Liz” Gaëtanne Scott Pittenger, age 76, of Williamson, passed away January 14, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.23.24
 
Sextortion: A Growing Threat Targeting Minors

ATLANTA - Offenders deceive and manipulate victims to create sexually explicit material for extortion purposes. The FBI wants to warn parents, educators, caregivers, and children about the dangers of online activity that may lead to the solicitation and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual acts. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.24
 
Free Elvis Gospel Tribute at Meansville Baptist Church

MEANSVILLE - The public is invited to a Free Elvis Gospel Tribute at Meansville Baptist Church on Sunday, January 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Performed by Harold Schulz.

This is an annual fundraiser that helps send their kids to summer camp. Meansville Baptist Church is located at 12620 GA-109 in Meansville, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event.

Submitted 1.22.24
 
Annual Four Chaplains Program Set for February 4th

GRIFFIN - February 4, 2024 is Four Chaplains Observance Day in Pike County and the surrounding community. One of the major programs that the Pike County American Legion Post 197 conducts every year is the Four Chaplains Program which honors the four Army Chaplains of different faiths who gave the ultimate sacrifice in aiding and comforting fellow shipmates during the German sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester during WWII. This is an important historical event in our nation’s history.

This program honors the selfless sacrifices of these four Chaplains as well as provides an example of man’s love for God. It also helps educate the community with the stories of these four chaplains. The four Army Chaplains to be honored are Reverend George Fox, Rabbi Alexander Goode, Reverend Clark Poling, and Father John Washington.

This year’s Program has been updated with personalized accounts and increased visual effects. It will be held at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church on US Route 19. If this is your first time or as a regular attendee over the years, you will enjoy the program and leave with a new or regained spiritual satisfaction. More information at: www.facebook.com/events/230553020103129/.

 
Shorter University Announces Local Dean's List Student

ROME, GA - Shorter University has announced students named to the dean's list during the fall semester of 2023. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

Anna Roberts, of Zebulon, GA, is among those named to the Fall 2023 dean's list. Roberts is majoring in English.

About Shorter University
Shorter University is a Christ-centered university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor's degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, associate's and master's programs. Learn more at www.shorter.edu.

Submitted 1.22.24
 
BBB Offers Tips on Choosing a Tax Preparer
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - The IRS recently announced that they will begin accepting 2023 tax returns on Monday, January 29th and the filing deadline will be Monday, April 15th. If you need help with your tax preparation, now is an ideal time to ensure you’ve secured the services of a trustworthy tax professional. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.19.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. There was a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. for people to speak without getting on a list beforehand. The public is always invited to attend these meetings. In attendance were Commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Guy, and Tim Daniel, Chairman Briar Johnson, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

1.18.24
 
The 2024 Dog and Pony Show at A Novel Experience

ZEBULON - Be a part of a tradition at A Novel Experience! It's our 17th juried photography show featuring man's best friend, and the noble horse, mule, and donkey! If you have a great shot of a dog, or an equine, or both, enter it for this juried show that will hang during the month of April. Author, photographer, and Emmy winner Ray Sullivan returns again as our 2024 juror--and he'll be on hand for the Juror's Talk (along with the CoCo's dogs for adoption) at the show's Reception (TBS). We do this show every year and we donate a portion of the profits to one of our local rescue groups who do so much to care for dogs--and, horses--in distress. We hope you'll come and be a part of the Reception. It's always a fantastic mix of photographers, photo fans, dog lovers, and horse lovers. We'll award first, second, and third prizes and honorable mentions which will be chosen by Ray from the hanging work.

The Dog and Pony Show Call for Entries is open! It's one of our favorite photo shows at A Novel Experience, happening--this year--this year in the month of April. Our juror-for-life (and author of an incredible photo book of his journeys with his dog)) Ray Sullivan will choose the show from work that you can submit on-line--now till February 18th at midnight. He will let us know his selections soon after and juried-in folks have till March 25th to get their work to us for the Grand Reception in April (TBS)! That's when Coco's Cupboard joins us with a parade of adoptable dogs from their rescue center and we feast on hot dogs as we enjoy the photographs. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.17.24
 
Tax Assessor Meeting - January 4, 2024

ZEBULON - Attending were Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs and Members Kristen Cudnofhusky, Tim Ingram, Gary Hammock, and Lyn Smith. Also attending County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Attorney Rob Morton, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

1.16.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Easter 2023 Head On Collision Updated
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Kellie Andresen, age 34 from Griffin, was involved in a head on collision in Pike County on Easter weekend in 2023. After leaving a restaurant at Pike Plaza, she was driving northbound on Hwy 19 in a 2010 Nissan Altima that crossed into the southbound lanes and struck a 2008 Madza 3 head on. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

1.12.24
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Storm Brings Rain and Closed Roads to Pike County

ZEBULON - A storm system came through the state overnight that brought enormous amounts of rains to Pike County bringing down trees, downing powerlines in Pike and surrounding areas, closing roads, and closing the Pike County School system as well as schools in neighboring counties. Click here for more.

UPDATE 1.10.24: All roads are open tonight.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Updated 1.10.24
 
The Concord Road Bridge Is Now Open

CONCORD - The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) began replacement of the bridge on CR 333/Concord Road at Birch Creek, approximately two miles north of the city of Concord on July 26, 2023. The project is complete, and the road is now open. Click here to see photos.

1.8.24
 
Thomaston Milk Company Is Moving to Zebulon

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County held a special called meeting on December 20, 2023 in order to approve one of the remaining parcels in the Pike County Business Park located in Zebulon to Thomaston Milk Company for $49,200. Development Authority Director Kyle Fletcher advised that Thomaston Milk Company wanted to close the sale before the end of the year. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 8 a.m. in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read more about how the Development Authority is working to bring business into Pike County. [Note from the Editor: I had this information but didn't get it online as quickly as I would have liked because I was sick over Christmas. I am working on catching up on County Commission notes as well.]

Submitted 1.8.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. with a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. for people to speak without getting on a list beforehand. The public is invited to attend. Some of the items on the agenda include: First Reading of an ordinance adopting the Pike County Unified Development Code (UDC) and the Pike County Official Zoning Map, speedbumps at Ranchland Estates, and appointment of a new member to the Board of Tax Assessors. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 1.5.24
 
Tax Assessor Meeting - 12.19.23 at 11 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Board of Tax Assessors met on December 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. Board members Tim Ingram, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Chair Lyn Smith, and Vice Chair Gary Hammock along with Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Appraiser Emily Morris to take the minutes, County Attorney Rob Morton, County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Commissioner James Jenkins, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.19.23
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 9 a.m. Present were commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Guy, Tim Daniel, Chairman Briar Johnson, County Clerk Angela Blount, and County Manager Brandon Rogers. County Attorney Rob Morton was not present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.18.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Ferguson Not Seeking Re-election in 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) released the following statement today: “Upon the conclusion of the 118th Congress, I will be retiring from the House of Representatives. Serving the wonderful constituents of Georgia’s Third District has been the honor of a lifetime. I have been blessed to have worked with such a talented and dedicated staff in my District and D.C. offices. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 12.14.23
 
Pike County Development Authority Meeting - December 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8 a.m. to discuss regular monthly business. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.13.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Board of Tax Assessors Member Rescinds Her Resignation
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Member Kristen Cudnohufsky gave a verbal resignation of her board position during the December 5, 2023 Board of Tax Assessors meeting. During this meeting, discussion was heated at times and an attempt to go into executive session prior to its placement on the agenda was rebuffed by a member who was adamant that the agenda be followed as it was written. On December 6, 2023, Cudnohufsky rescinded her resignation with an email to the county. Click here to read Pike County Times' write up from the December 5, 2023 Meeting of the Board of Assessors.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

12.12.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Reps. Camp and Knight Will Be on the Same Ballot for Pike County House Rep in 2024

ATLANTA – State Representatives Beth Camp (R-Concord) and David Knight (R-Griffin) released the following joint statement yesterday: Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 11.29.23
 
Planning and Zoning Board
Public Hearing on the Proposed Ordinances/UDC
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 6:30 PM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Planning and Zoning Board held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the ordinances/Uniform Development Code (UDC) in which every member of the public who wanted to speak was allowed to speak for 3 minutes. Click here for more.

11.27.23
 
Revised Uniform Development Code (UDC) Ordinances Are Online; Hearing on Tuesday, November 28

ZEBULON - Pike County is in the process of updating its code of ordinances. The UDC and changes in red and blue are online on the county website as part of the November 9, 2023 Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Novus Agenda. [Note from the Editor: Information like this is regularly uploaded to county meetings. Thank you to the county for transparency on this issue because this is not a small thing to go through and read.]

More information about the November 9 and November 28 meetings as well as directions to view and download this document can found by clicking here and scrolling down to the update in bold.

The Planning and Zoning Board held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the ordinances/Uniform Development Code (UDC) on November 9, 2023 in which every member of the public who wanted to speak was allowed to speak for 3 minutes. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.27.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

This will be the second public hearing about changing our ordinances/Unified Development Code. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.23.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Board of Education Chooses Finalist for the Superintendent Position

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education named Mr. Shane Williamson as the finalist for the Superintendent position at their meeting last night. Mr. Williamson currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Pulaski County Schools in Hawkinsville, GA. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 11.15.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Millage Rate Set; Tax Bills Due Next Year

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting to set the millage rate today. Attending were Commissioners Jason Proctor, Briar Johnson, Tim Daniel, County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers, and Attorney Rob Morton. (Commissioner James Jenkins could not attend.) Also attending Tim Ingram, Chad Proctor, Kyle Fletcher IDA, Kristin Cudnofhusky, Tax Commissioner Donna Chapman. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 11.9.23
 
November 2023 Election - Williamson and Zebulon

ZEBULON - Voters in the cities of Zebulon and Williamson chose their representatives ands mayor as well as representatives in specific council posts with candidates are as follows: pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSelection2023.html

These are the unofficial results. The results will be certified on Monday, November 13, 2023.

11.7.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular scheduled Board of Commissioners Meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. with a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting where the public can speak prior to the meeting without being on the agenda. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.4.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, November 9, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Pike County Board of Commissioners, Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street , Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a Special Called Meeting on 11/9/2023 at 1:00 p.m. to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy. PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will be held at the Pike County Board of Commissioners Office in the Conference Room and NOT at the Courthouse.

1. CALL TO ORDER ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION ...... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 11.4.23
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - October 17, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building located at the front of the Public Works property. Present were: Vice-Chair/Acting Chair - Hugh McAleer, members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Appraisers Emily Morris and Danyeal Smithey to take the minutes, citizen Tim Ingram, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

11.2.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Meetings to Be Held for School and County Millage Rates

ZEBULON - It is the time of the year when taxes are on the mind of citizens. The taxes are determined by the millage rate set by the school system and the county commission. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

10.31.23
 
Revised Uniform Development Code (UDC) Ordinances Are Online; Hearings on November 9 and 28

ZEBULON - Pike County is in the process of updating its code of ordinances. The UDC and changes in red and blue are online on the county website as part of the November 9, 2023 Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Novus Agenda. [Note from the Editor: Information like this is regularly uploaded to county meetings. Thank you to the county for transparency on this issue because this is not a small thing to go through and read.]

More information about the November 9 and November 28 meetings as well as directions to view and download this document can found by clicking here and scrolling down to the update in bold.

10.21.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, October 27, 2023 – 8:00 a.m.
Pike County Board of Commissioners, Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street , Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The agenda is as follows:

1. CALL TO ORDER ..... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION ..... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consideration of the amount of mill allocation to the Development Authority of Pike County.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.19.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. in the courtroom upstairs in the Pike County Courthouse. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.14.23
ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING
October 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building located at the front of the Public Works property. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.6.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Public Hearings Scheduled on Changes to UDC/Ordinances
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County has placed a moratorium on new building while Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert pulled together changes for Pike County's Code of Ordinances. The Unified Development Code (UDC) will regulate lot and house sizes, lays out new housing districts in the county for future property owners or anyone who rezones current property, makes changes to commercial and manufacturing district rules, and makes changes to landscaping and buffer requirements throughout the county. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

9.27.23
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING
September 19, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building over by Public Works. The Board consists of Jessica Rowell - Chair, Hugh McAleer - Vice-Chair, and members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, and Kristen Cudnohufsky. Support consists of Attorney Rob Morton, Chief Appraiser IV Greg Hobbs, Personal Property-Appraiser II/Secretary - Melissa Connell, Appraiser II Danyeal Smithey, Appraiser II Emily Morris, and Appraiser II Dusty Williams. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. And if any of the Board or staff have a problem with how I worded things on here, let me know and I'll listen to your concern as well as listen back to the tape of the meeting.]

9.22.23
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2023 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, September 15, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the library in a regularly scheduled meeting. Click here for more.

9.18.23
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the library in a regularly scheduled meeting. Click here for more.

9.18.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP AGENDA
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pike County Parks and Recreation Community Center, 603 Twin Oaks Rd, Williamson, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - Members of the Board of Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Board met to discuss the ordinances today. It was probably close to 11:30 a.m. when the regular meeting was ended, and everyone was able to get set up and rolling on the discussion of the proposed ordinances. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. If anyone who attended this meeting sees something that is not correct, please let me know so I can correct it. Today was a VERY long day. P.S. If you appreciate being able to read this synopsis and/or watch the videos, please make a donation to help pay for the time that goes into meetings like this.]

9.13.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The public is invited to attend this meeting. On the agenda are the following:
Invited Guest - Pike County Industrial Development Authority
NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion of Public Works fees.
b. PUBLIC HEARING: To receive public input regarding Capital Improvements Element (CIE) Annual Update, pursuant to the Georgia Development Impact Fee Act and the Development Impact Fee Compliance Requirements of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
and three executive sessions that have to be concluded by the time that the all day discussion of the proposed new county ordinances begins at Pike County Parks and Recreation.

Submitted 9.12.23
 
Board of Tax Assessors Meeting - September 7, 2023

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on September 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the EMA Building down by Public Works. Members present were Hugh McAleer, Gary Hammock, Kristen Cudnohufsky, and Lyn Smith by phone. Jessica Rowell was unable to attend. Also present were County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, Tim Ingram, and Becky Watts. Click here for more.

9.11.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Items of interest in this meeting include a link to the 2022 County Financial Audit, an extension of the moratorium and short discussion of the ordinances that had been given to commissioners, and Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson speaking to commissioners one final time regarding the Grievance Committee findings and lack of action. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a workshop with a discussion of the Pike County Unified Code on Tuesday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There are links to the proposed ordinances and discussion from the public in this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 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 met on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 for a regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a great number of members of the public in the audience with many coming in at some point during the Ordinance Workshop that was held from 4-6 p.m. immediately before this meeting. The commissioners were present and listened to members of the public as they spoke during the Town Hall from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. where anyone can speak to commissioners, but their comments are not on the record. Items of note also included links to Development Authority meetings, the CDBG grant on Tanyard Road, special road projects, etc. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.8.23
 
Pike County Development Authority Meeting - September 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met at 8 a.m. on September 6, 2023 in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.8.23
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Freddy Eugene Bishop

Mr. Freddy Eugene Bishop, age 70, of Jackson, passed away September 7, 2023, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.8.23
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 10, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public was invited to attend this meeting and is invited to attend future workshops. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

[Note from the Editor: If you appreciate being able to read write ups like this, please support Pike County Times with a donation. The meeting was 2 1/2 hours all by itself, and it takes time to put in a digital format for upload. Thanks for your consideration on this.]

[Note from the Editor: The handout that was given to commissioners and zoning board members has been added to this meeting on 8.21.23.]

8.17.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Courtroom 2/Magistrate Courtroom/Probate Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.
NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING ROOM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 2 of the Pike County Courthouse. (This is where Magistrate and Probate hold court. Walk through the main courtroom, take a right, and walk in the smaller courtroom.) The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 8.4.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 10, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

**ADDED: [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times has been advised that these ordinances will replace zoning and development regulations, and the rest of the ordinances will remain the same. I highly recommend looking through these ordinances and then voicing your concerns to your commissioner and the zoning administrator.] **

These ordinances are in discussion and could be changed between now and when they are adopted after public hearings and workshops are held. The first workshop is tonight, and the public is invited. The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Click here for more:
pikecountytimes.com/secondary/2023proposedordinances8.10.23.html.
[Note from the Editor: The 2021 Zoning Map has been included so readers can make an educated decision. I'll get the write up online asap. For now, you can read the ordinances yourself because the meeting did not cover everything in the entire ordinance package. This meeting is complete.]

Updated 8.14.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Chandler Family Charity Donates $225,000 Animal Shelter Donation to Coco’s Cupboard to Help Pike County’s Stray Animals
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - It started with a dream to help build an animal shelter that would help cats and dogs here in Pike County. Ruth Chandler and the Chandler Family provided $225,000 through the CLC Foundation Inc. to provide the building that was intended to be used as a fully-functioning, county-wide animal shelter. The shelter was built and established in 2021, but it never received the funding that is necessary to open and run the animal shelter. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

8.3.23
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting - July 26, 2023
8 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Industrial Development Authority met on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in a Special Called Meeting which will take the place of next week's meeting. Members present. Cal Brannon, Bryan Oglesby, John Edwards, John Barker, Stuart Essary, Joe Walter, Sonny Gwyn, and Brandon Rogers. Click here for more.

7.26.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

7.25.23
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting - July 11, 2023

ZEBULON - The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) met on July 11, 2023 at 8 a.m. in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more.

7.15.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This is complete. There were two in depth open records requests in this that needed to be reviewed and updated before it could be published, and much of this has been reported in other articles. However, there is some important information in this article that may not have been seen elsewhere.]

7.5.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - This was a regularly scheduled meeting with Commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, and Chairman Briar Johnson in attendance along with County Clerk Angela Blount to take the minutes, and County Attorney Rob Morton. County Manager Brandon Rogers was unable to attend the meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.24.23
 
Pike County (Industrial) Development Authority Meeting - June 7, 2023

ZEBULON - This meeting was at 8 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were: Kel Brannon, Zebulon Mayor Joe Walter, John Barker, David Nix, Dee McLeRoy, Bryan Oglesby, County Manager Brandon Rogers, Sonny Gwyn, Stewart Essary. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. If you would like to learn about the $3 million piece of property obtained by the county and how it will be paid for, here is what you need to know.]

6.15.23
 
School Board Meetings - June 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Pike County School Board held a workshop and regular meeting last night. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

6.7.23
 
Water and Sewer Authority Meeting - May 31, 2023

ZEBULON - Members present: Mark Whitley, John Blakeney, Nick Adams, and Jeremy Craig. Everyone but BOC Chairman Briar Johnson is here tonight. CM Brandon Rogers is here as a guest. Discussion on sanitary sewer with Pike Plaza. Click here to read more.

6.2.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS
May 30, 2023 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held two meetings on Tuesday night. The first was a budget meeting, and the second was the regular called meeting. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

6.2.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Former County Employee Sues Pike County for Sexual Discrimination and Retaliation; Demands Jury Trial
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Pike County by former employee Kay Landers. Landers filed this complaint pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging that she was subjected to discrimination based on sex by current County Manager Brandon Rogers while she was employed by Pike County government. She also states that sexual discrimination resulted in the termination of her employment as well as retaliation. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.22.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. to approve or deny the Second Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER ......... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION ......... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ......... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Approve/Deny Second Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 5.22.23
 
Library Board Meeting - March 9, 2023

ZEBULON - The Library Board met in their meeting room with County Manager Brandon Rogers as a guest at the table. Anthony Vinson-Chair, Curtis Ward-Treasurer, Rosemary Bunn-Librarian, Natalie Marshall FRRLS Representative, and Library Board Members Cathy Partain, Patsy Page, Joy Walker, Angela Blount, Grant Rowe, Brandon Rogers, Janna Brannon. Pike County Times was the only audience member in the room. [Note from the Editor: This will help explain why an accusation has been made that the county is trying to take over the library. Whether that accusation is true or not, time will tell from the county manager and the commissioners' actions.] Click here for more.

5.16.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Ruth Chandler Responds to Community Reaction to the Return of $225,000 Donation
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - In the February 28, 2023 county commission meeting, Ruth Chandler stood before the Pike County Commissioners and described how her family’s charitable trust donated $225,000 to build the Pike County Animal Shelter. She then gave some options on how commissioners could proceed with the donation that was intended to provide the building for a fully-functioning county-wide animal shelter. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.11.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Grievance Investigation Results
from the Appeals Committee
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Appeals Committee held a public hearing on May 2, 2023 concerning Library Manager Rosemary Bunn's complaint of a hostile work environment against County Manager Brandon Rogers with a written response that detailed their findings. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.11.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP AND REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Budget Workshop at 8 a.m. with the Town Hall at 8:45 a.m. and its regular monthly meeting 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon.

Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

5.10.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Committee Hears Grievance
Against County Manager
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A grievance hearing was held in the Pike County Courthouse main courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9 a.m. Library Director Rosemary Bunn placed a complaint against County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers for a hostile work environment. The meeting was advertised so the public was in attendance as well as several of the commissioners. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.9.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FIRST READING FY 2023-2024 BUDGET
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. for Approve/Deny First Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget. Click here for more.

The links to the original proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here. This budget has been revised.

[Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.3.23
 
Public Notice: Pike County Appeals Committee to Meet

ZEBULON - The Pike County Appeals Committee will convene on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Pike County Courthouse to consider a filed grievance. (This will be in the upstairs courtroom.)

Library Manager/Department Head Rosemary Bunn has filed a grievance against County Manager Brandon Rogers for Hostile Work Environment. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is open to the public. Please feel free to come in and observe the proceedings. Pike County Times will be there.]

Click here to read Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson's words from the April 12, 2023 Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting regarding the J. Joel Edwards Library. Click here to read where Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts spoke to commissioners regarding County Manager Brandon Rogers in the March 28, 2023 BOC meeting.

Originally Submitted 4.19.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2023-2024 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 for a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget. The public is invited to attend and voice their thoughts and questions on the budget.

The links to the proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here.

Click here to read the minutes--and my notes from this meeting. [Note from the Editor: Some things don't make sense if you don't know why I was asking. Feel free to ask me questions by text, phone, FB messenger, etc. if you ever have a question on why I am doing what I am doing. After more than 20 years in Pike County politics, there is a reason why I do things the way that I do! And this meeting is complete.]

Submitted 4.26.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Discussion of the animal shelter is on this agenda as well as several public hearings with Planning and Development. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.24.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Commission Votes to Acquire Property and Names Proposed Members of Appeals Board

ZEBULON - After meeting in Executive Session for an hour, the Board of Commissioners exited and voted on two items that had been discussed behind closed doors.

The first was acquisition of real estate. Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of approximately 238 acres in Zebulon for the amount of 3 million dollars.

Pike County Times asked after the meeting, “Three million dollars. Where is it coming from and what is it for?” County Attorney Rob Morton advised, “It is for future growth and the financing component is being researched.”

[Note from the Editor: Morton advised that this is the old King Farm between Hwy 18 and County Farm Road behind the City Sewer Pond and the Bus Barn. This is for parcel numbers 067008, 66005, and 06605ZZ if anyone wants to look it up.]

Commissioners also identified and unanimously voted for proposed members to serve on the Appeals Committee to hear a grievance in the county. Teri Totten, Rufus Clemmons, and Rob Weaver were named for the 3 person committee with Michael Smith and Keith Ford being named as alternatives if necessary.

[Note from the Editor: The employee and person that the grievance was placed against was not said on the record in the meeting. However, Pike County Times has obtained documentation through open records and is able to say that this is the grievance placed against County Manager Brandon Rogers by Pike County Department Head and Library Manager Rosemary Bunn of the J. Joel Edwards Library. (Pike County Times is not covering the information obtained through open records regarding the incidents that led up to this grievance being filed other than what has been previously reported in order to ensure that Appeals Board hears the information for the first time as it is presented to them in this hearing.) Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson spoke in the Town Hall Session prior to the beginning the Commission meeting and did not mention the grievance specifically. However, he did say, "We (members of the Library Board) are committed to supporting our library manager who we also believe to be under attack by the county manager." He handed out "Save Our Library" buttons to library supporters that went along with his plea for the commissioners to help save the library from the overreach of County Manager Brandon Rogers who Vinson said does not value the library. Pike County Times will be including his comments verbatim along with the write up of today's meeting.]

Click here to read Vinson's words from this morning and check back to see additions that will be made until the meeting is complete. The links to the proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

4.12.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: I attended a Special Called Library Board Meeting yesterday and would highly recommend being there for the 8:45 a.m. Town Hall Meeting. Also on the agenda are topics like discussion of the animal shelter, discussion of impact fee credits, opening of bids for county services, presentation of the 2023-2024 Budget, and an executive session that has some writing in blue on the link below describing what I hope is going to be a part of the executive session. Come join me!] Click here for more.

4.11.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Planning and Zoning Director
Making $85,000 Annually

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has obtained more information on the rehiring of Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert. Gilbert resigned from Pike County on February 13 to work for Spalding County with notification to Pike County that March 10 would be his final day of service. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: A note of correction has been added to this article with regard to the use of the words "contract" and "offer."]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

4.3.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: PCT Speaks in Public Comment Regarding CM Rogers, Assistant CM Named, and Grievance Filed Against CM Rogers
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Becky Watts, Editor of Pike County Times, spoke at the County Commission meeting last night during Public Comment at the end of the meeting. The topic was Brandon Rogers’ performance as County Manager. Comments included issues with communication and leadership as well as questions about the recent introduction of Jeremy Gilbert as the Assistant County Manager for Pike County, which is not a job position listed in Pike County’s Code of Ordinances. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated at on 3.29.23 at 10:30 p.m. and is complete. If your page is not showing a note in blue at the end of the article that says UPDDATE 10:30 p.m., you will need to refresh the page.]
[Note from the Editor: A note of correction has been added to this article on 4.3.29 at 10 p.m. with regard to the use of the words "contract" and "offer."]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.29.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: The Animal Shelter will be discussed as well as several hearings on rezonings.]

Submitted 3.28.23
 
Zebulon City Council - January 10, 2023

ZEBULON - The Zebulon City Council met on January 10, 2023 at 6 p.m. Among the topics of discussion in the meeting were the following: Service Delivery Strategy with the county, ZPD raises, school zone cameras, etc. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.15.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon.

There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.14.23
 
Chandler Confronts Commissioners on Animal Shelter Donation
Calls $225,000 a Failed Donation
By Editor Becky Watts

Ruth Chandler of the CLC Foundation Inc. spoke to the Pike County Commission about the delay in opening the Pike County Animal Shelter during Tuesday night’s meeting. She walked through the work that has been done by the Pike Animal Shelter Board, the intent of her family’s charitable trust which donated the $225,000 to build the Pike County Animal Shelter, and gave some options to commissioners on how they could proceed with the donation that was intended to provide the building for a fully-functioning county-wide animal shelter.

This article also includes a history of animal control from 2007 through Wednesday's County Commission Meeting which will have a response to Ruth Chandler/discussion of animal control. The public is invited to attend. Meeting information is in the article directly below this one. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.6.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. This is the meeting where builders, etc. came to talk about Impact Fees. It is also where many left and then came back into the meeting and talked to Chairman Briar Johnson after the meeting. This is also where moratorium on minor and major subdivisions was lifted.]

2.27.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, February 20, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Pike County Courthouse, Courtroom 2
16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a special called meeting on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 4 p.m. in Courtroom #2 (on the other side of the big courtroom). The public is invited to attend. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.23.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.9.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

[Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]
1.7.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 9 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.23
 
Zebulon City Council - Special Called Meeting
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 1 p.m.
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Zebulon City Council held a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 with the only item on the agenda being an Executive Session regarding personnel. When they came back into session, there was a 3-1 vote with Council Member Dewey Yarbrough opposed to put the Assistant Chief of Police on salary. Overtime that is planned into the budget will be used to pay for this. Discussion that some budget line items may need to be tweaked. It was also mentioned that state law has been passed regarding food trucks. This will have to be reviewed before the upcoming January 10 meeting.

[Note from the Editor: It sounds like the Chief of Police wanted to make his Assistant Chief hourly instead of salaried. Council Member Yarbrough explained his no vote after the meeting to Pike County Times by saying that the Chief was put in place to be the head of the Police Department, and they (as in the City Council) "can't micromanage the police."]

12.29.22
 
Zebulon City Council Denies Apartment Rezoning

ZEBULON - On December 15, 2022, the Zebulon City Council met at 6 p.m. in the GMC Classroom to hold a public hearing on a rezoning application for the property located on the east side of Highway 19 South between Ruth's Restaurant and the veterinary clinic. The application was a request to change from the current Central Downtown - Highway Commercial (CD-HC) zoning to Multi-Family Residential (MFR).

The public hearing was held with a discussion by the City Council at the close of the hearing. According to the Post Agenda, after discussion of concerns for the safety of children, a motion to deny the Rezoning Application was made by Yarbrough. Second was made by Nalls who stated the Zoning Proposal would result in a use which will or could cause an excessive or burdensome use of existing streets, transportation facilities, utilities, or schools. The motion to deny the application carried 4-0.

Click here for to read more about the proposal for "Garden Style Apartment Community consisting of 120 market rate rental units in 5 buildings" with five buildings that are three stories tall and contain 24 apartments in each building along with parking, garage storage, a walking trail and gazebo along with green space.

Submitted 12.22.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon City Council Gives Disciplinary Action to Zebulon PD Chief; Part 3 of Investigative Series
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the traffic stop. This series of articles chronicles the incident all of the way to the punishment that was rendered by Zebulon City Council. Click here for more.

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12.20.22
 
BOC Issues Moratorium on Subdivisions

ZEBULON - On Wednesday, the Pike County Board of Commissioners imposed a 90-day moratorium on all new major and minor subdivisions and any building permits related thereto in a 5-0 decision. Pike County Times will have more on this when the write up on the meeting is completed.

[Note from the Editor: I asked for a clarification to be sure that I have things down correctly. Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert said this: “The moratorium is for new submittals of minor and major subdivision plats and the building permits for new subdivision plats that have not already been approved. If a plat has already been approved then a building permit can still be issued. However, if a plat is in the process now they can continue with the approval process but would not be able to pull building permits until the moratorium is lifted. We are still accepting rezoning, special exception and variance applications as normal. Any existing residential rezoning application that we have will still be heard for the zoning but they will not be able to submit the preliminary or final plat until after the moratorium ends. Currently the moratorium is set for 90 days or until the impact fees are evaluated and any changes are approved by the BOC.”]

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12.16.22
 
Zebulon City Council Votes to Deny Rezoning
on 120 Apartment Complex on December 15
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Zebulon City Council voted unanimously against this rezoning application.

The Zebulon Planning and Zoning/City of Zebulon Design Review Committee met on November 1, 2022 to hold a public hearing to discuss the application for rezoning of the property identified as Tax Map/Parcel 076B 066, which is located on the east side of Highway 19 South, Zebulon, Georgia between Ruth's Restaurant and the vet's office on the other side. Click here for more.

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Updated 12.16.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the pullover. Click here for more.

12.12.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results of the 2022 U.S. Senate Runoff in Pike County

ZEBULON - 8,642 of 13,891 of Pike County’s registered voters cast their ballots in the US Senate Runoff on December 6, 2022. 7,453 voted for Herschel Walker Jr. (Republican) and 1,184 voted from Raphael Warnock (Democrat). Click here for turnout percentages and totals.

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Submitted 12.6.22
 
Williamson City Council Meeting - 11.3.22
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson City Council met on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. Present were: Mayor Steve Fry, Council members Angela Martin, Tom Brown, Carol Berry, Steve Davis, City Attorney Rob Morton, City Clerk Pamela Schoentag, and Librarian Milla Riggins. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

[Note from the Editor: This page has been updated with a letter of concern from a council member to Pike County Times on 12.2.22.]

Update 12.2.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. The checks for the Christmas Tree and Fireworks are discussed in this meeting. There is also a discussion of Peach State Aerodrome and apartments in the last 10 parcels there, a special exception in Meansville that was denied, and several items of note in the county manager, commissioners, and county attorney section of the meeting.]

12.1.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 11.4.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

11.9.22
 
Election Results - November 2022
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County had a 66.28% turnout. 9,446 votes were cast out of 14,251 possible voters. This is 100% of the unofficial and incomplete vote. Click here for more. Early results are at the top of the page with final results at the bottom of the page.

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11.8.22
 
Speed Bumps In Place to Discourage Speeding in Hilltop Community
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - Seven set of speed bumps have recently been installed in the Hilltop Community. This is the result of a long discussion between community leaders and Pike County government that began with a community block grant to improve the community and ended with speed bumps on repaved roads that will slow down traffic that is no longer having to dodge pot holes. The end result will be slowed traffic along with much needed improvements to the Hilltop Community. Click here for more.

11.4.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations 1 Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta news station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted for being disrespectful to the officers involved in the pullover. Click here for more.

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10.12.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.8.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Keeps Millage Rate at 11.986;
Possible Tax Increase of 5.88%
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners set the budget earlier this year and recently held public hearings on the proposed 2022 property tax increase. The millage rate would have been set at 13.236 mills which would have been an increase of 16.93% over last year. Click here for more.

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10.7.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a Special Called Meeting to approve the budget on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. after the final Public Budget Hearing at 6 p.m. on the same night. The public is invited to attend both meetings. The public is invited to speak about the proposed tax increase in the 6 p.m. meeting.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................... ….Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION…………………………………………………………...…Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ........................................................ Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.3.22
 
Pike County Commission Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase
Public Hearings on September 28 and October 5

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes that will levy this year by 16.93 percent over the rollback millage rate. Click here to read more.

Submitted 9.24.22
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. It includes discussion on SPLOST roads, has a note in blue about a suggestion that our librarians keep an better eye on what books are included at our library, and our part-time animal control position went from part-time to full-time.]

9.24.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, September 19, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Board of Commissioners - Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Conference Room to discuss the possible acquisition of real property pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-3 (b)(1).

From the Post Agenda: The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Board of Commissioners Office, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon. Vice-Chairman Tim Daniel convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Guy, Jason Proctor and James Jenkins attended. County Manager Brandon Rogers was also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)) Due to unforeseen circumstances, County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Angela Blount were not present. Chairman Briar Johnson arrived at 4:35 p.m. The meeting was called to order and the discussion took place in Executive Session with a vote to enter Regular Session and a vote to adjourn at 5:52 p.m. [Note from the Editor: I did not attend this meeting. At some point, a decision will be made in closed session and announced after commissioners come back into session.]

Updated 9.21.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Voters Will Choose Whether to Increase the Senior Exemption on Annual School Taxes
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County voters will be deciding whether to increase the exemption of school taxes for residents who are 62 years of age or older in the upcoming November 2022 election. Click here for more.

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9.13.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING - CANCELLED
October 12, 2022

ZEBULON - The Board of Commissioners have cancelled their regular monthly meeting scheduled for October 12, 2022 due to conflicting schedules with the Courts.

Submitted 8.29.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary and Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Flu

Pike County Times began receiving messages about Noah’s Ark in Locust Grove not too long after a flock of wild black vultures was diagnosed with avian influenza. Since then, concerns about the animals there as well other underlying concerns about the current members of the board at Noah’s Ark have flooded social media. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

8.26.22
 
City of Williamson
August 4, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Williamson City Hall

WILLIAMSON - Council Members Stephen Levin, Angela Martin, Tom Brown, and Carol Berry acting as Mayor Pro Tem are present along with City Attorney Rob Morton. Council Member Steve Davis and Mayor Fry were not present at the meeting. County Manager Brandon Rogers and Commissioner James Jenkins are also present. Members of the public were there as well. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.8.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. This is the meeting with discussion about the Christmas Tree and fireworks expenditures.]

[Note from the Editor: This article was updated on 8.8.22 to include more information on the fireworks expenditure including minutes from the Pike County Bicentennial Committee regarding the expenditure. The update is in highlighted blue just like this note.]

Updated 8.8.22
 
Williamson City Council Special Called Meeting
July 25, 2022

The Williamson City Council held a Special Called Meeting on July 25, 2022 at 6 p.m. Two items were on the agenda of this special called meeting: discussion of a contract that had been awarded for cleaning the library and city hall and a council member's resignation from duties on the water system. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

7.30.22
 
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7.23.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Zebulon to Annex the VA Clinic
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon is in the process of annexing the new VA Clinic into the city limits of Zebulon. The VA Clinic is completed now, though it is not open quite yet, and that is the final step that was needed to begin this process that began many years ago with an agreement between the City of Zebulon and the Pike County Water and Sewer Authority. Click here for more.

UPDATED 7.23.22: Rumors are rampant that a halfway house for a substance abuse treatment is coming to Pike County based on the advertisement for the annexation of the VA clinic from Pike County into the City of Zebulon. Pike County Times spoke to the City of Zebulon and was advised that because the VA Clinic will be offering substance abuse treatment at the facility, there is specific language from OCGA 36-66-4(f) that is required to be in the public hearing announcement as follows: "...both the posted notice and the published notice shall include a prominent statement that the proposed zoning decision relates to or will allow the location of a halfway house, drug rehabilitation cetner, or other facility for treatment of drug dependency..." The City of Zebulon advised as follows: "The VA facility is not considered to be a halfway house as it does not have the capacity to house patients overnight for any type of treatment."

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6.8.22
 
7.19.22 Follow Up About Dog Videos in South Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Pike County Times was notified about a possible situation in Pike County regarding 30 dogs in a pen that did not have food and water, and there was a video that was trending on social media that documented the situation. >Pike County Times contacted Animal Control Officer Tanya Perkins today in order to gather information about past offenses that date back to 2020. Click here for more.

Updated 7.19.22
 
Pike Family Connection to Meet

ZEBULON - NEXT STEPS! The Good Neighbor Project - Literacy, Mental Health, and Poverty with Elia Hernandez-Moreno, National Program Director of Communication Across Barriers. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Join Us In-Person or Virtual! The meeting will be held at Christ Chapel located at 68 Old Zebulon Rd. in Zebulon, GA 30295. Virtual - Pike Family Connection ZOOM Meeting. Zoom Link will be available on June 1, 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO ATTEND Future Pike Family Connection Meetings:
Jun 2, 2022 09:00 AM
Aug 4, 2022 09:00 AM
Sep 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM
Nov 3, 2022 09:00 AM
Dec 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Jan 5, 2023 09:00 AM
Feb 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Mar 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Apr 6, 2023 09:00 AM
May 4, 2023 09:00 AM
Jun 1, 2023 09:00 AM Click here for more.

Submitted 5.30.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2022-2023 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.

5.28.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

There were 2 department heads and me in the audience. All 5 commissioners, county clerk, county attorney, and county manager were also present. Click here for more.

4.21.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting to on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER .... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION .... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE .... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. COUNTY MANAGER’S BUDGET OVERVIEW AND Q/A SESSION .... Brandon Rogers
6. PUBLIC HEARING a. FY 2022-2023 Budget .... Discussion and Comments
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.
Click here to view a copy of the budget from the past meeting.

4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Department Head Retreat
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m.
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held this meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce in Zebulon. There was a Special Called Meeting for an executive sesion that was held after this meeting too. The write up has begun and will continue until it is complete. Click here for more.

Updated 4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. P.S. The boat ramp at Flat Shoals is on this meeting agenda with both Tom Morgan and Walker Chandler on the agenda to speak. If you would like to make your opinion known, either get there for the Town Hall---which is only from 6:15 to 6:30 (no one else is allowed to speak in the meeting unless they are on the agenda)--or send an email to the County Clerk by noon tomorrow at ablount@pikecoga.com. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.28.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.18.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.24.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.8.22
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.8.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting to discuss and approve or deny the Pike County Redistricting Map on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. I expect this to be a short meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 12.20.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.6.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a special called meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The following two items are on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. The public is invited to attend what will likely be a very short meeting.

Submitted 10.25.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will had a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for purpose of Discussion of American Rescue Plan projects. Water? Sewer? Protective equipment for our fire fighters? Broadband for the area on the south end of the county that will not be covered by Southern Rivers? Pike County will be receiving $3.6 million in ARP funds that will need to be spent in the next several years. The State of Georgia is also putting out funds for projects, and there was discussion of applying for grants under specific projects that match their criteria before the August 31 deadline. What does the Board want to pursue? Pike County Times will be there to find out tonight.

8.18.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.24.21
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Coming Soon: Southern Rivers Energy Fiber Broadband Internet

BARNESVILLE — In February, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) announced its partnership with Conexon Connect to build a fiber network alongside its electric distribution system to bring high-speed internet services to SRE members. Since then, staff on both sides have been working diligently on the network design, engineering and establishing roles for the project. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.18.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2021-2022 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to approve/deny the second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.14.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.27.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020)
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020) at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The solar farm was approved with stipulations that included additional setbacks and a 5 year 3rd party review of decommission bond. I have not finished up on this meeting yet. It was 2 hours long.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.20.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, located at 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. *We encourage that attendees follow recommended Covid-19 guidelines which include staying home if you are ill/not feeling well, washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face covering (recommended but not required)*
1. CALL TO ORDER - Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION - Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -. Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 - Password: 6nve0c

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 Password: 6nve0c Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.20
 
Pike County Times Reauthorizes 2017 Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Request
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times became acquainted with Clayton Kuhles from MIA Recoveries, Inc. because of his work to bring home the airmen from the "Hot as Hell" crash that brought WWII Bombardier 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford home to Concord in 2017. Kuhles discovered the crash site in 2006 in a remote part of India and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) brought home remains from 1st Lt. Oxford. You can read more about his long journey home to Concord in 2017 by clicking here.

Pike County Times reported that the DPAA awarded a high bidder with a contract for Northeastern India Recovery Work in 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India where Kuhles had a lot of experience in recovery and a bid that was $428,000 less than the company who was awarded the contract. Kuhles placed a complaint with the Naval Inspector General, and Pike County Times placed a FOIA for information pertaining to this contract.

Pike County Times received an emailed letter from the Department of Defense FOIA Division advising that it regretted the delay in completing the request and asking if Pike County Times would still like to receive the information that has been requested along with its current caseload of 3,486 requests on August 28, 2020. (This request was one of 2,961 open requests on July 9, 2019.) The letter read as follows: "...we understand that due to the passage of time and changing needs of requesters, it is possible that you no longer have an interest in the documents you requested. Therefore, we ask that you review your enclosed request and confirm your continued interest in the requested information September 30, 2020." Pike County Times sent a letter authorizing the continuation of this FOIA by email today. When the information is finally received, Pike County Times will review and update the article. Click here to read the original articles. Part I is at the bottom of the page with Part II at the top as an update.

8.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The Grady Contract will be discussed in the Executive Session.] Click here for more.

Submitted 7.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.27.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................................... Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
3. NEW BUSINESS: WORKSHOP – FY 2020-2021 Budget
4. ADJOURNMENT

The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.30.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. PLEASE NOTE: Pike County Board of Commissioners will be following and enforcing the Executive Orders issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more.

4.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior to the beginning of the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART I
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has covered news for Griffin and Spalding County when time allowed over the past several years. This investigation began because the Griffin Police Department (PD) began issuing press releases only on Facebook and not to the press at the end of January of 2019. The policy has since changed, then changed back, and then changed again, but lately Griffin PD has begun issuing regular press releases to the press again. In the course of this discussion over whether something can be called a “press release” if it is not issued and sent to the press, Pike County Times decided to investigate whether there was a difference in how the local and Atlanta media were treated as well as seeing if any news media were singled out for special treatment. This is the first part of a four part series of articles. Click here for more.

UPDATE 12.1.21: Nothing has changed. Persecution of one reporter continues by the Griffin Police Department, and the City of Griffin continues to allow it.

10.7.19
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

ZEBULON - Do you enjoy reading Pike County Times for FREE? Please say thank you to those who advertise with me and provide this service to you. How can you say thank you? You can help Pike County Times by doing business with each of these advertisers and making sure that they know that you appreciate their support of your free, independent online newspaper -- Pike County Times.

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

THOMASTON - Danny Shumate from CGA Comp is the webmaster for Pike County Times. Danny designed Pike County Times as you see it today and has taught me how to hand code this entire website. (He truly has the patience of a saint because I am NOT a programmer.) He helped me with a complete revamp of Pike County Times in 2007 and again in 2011. Danny can put together a website for your business. From a basic website to a website full of bling, CGA Comp can help you promote your business on the world wide web at a price that is right for your budget. Danny Shumate at CGA Comp can be reached at 706-741-5929. Tell him that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

ZEBULON - NO WEEDS. NO BUGS. NO PROBLEMS. Pike Pest Management is owned and operated by Mark Andrade. Pike Pest Management has a special for Pike County Times readers. Mention that you saw their advertisement on Pike County Times and ask for 10% off of your initial service. Call Pike Pest Management at 770-567-FLEA (3532) for all of your pest control needs! Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

BARNESVILLE - Looking For a Good Chiropractor? Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink from Pike County. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. I have been going to him for more than fifteen years. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now open on Thursdays and closed on Fridays. New hours are: Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now closed on Fridays and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 for more information. Tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

ZEBULON - The Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is independent and locally-owned by the Moody Family and has been serving families since 1982. Currently, owned and operated by Terrell and Sherri Moody and Tim Daniel, the firm was founded by Terrell’s parents, Charles and Betty Moody. Tim Daniel joined the Moody family in 2012, and the funeral home became Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. It continues to be a family-centered firm. The words, “our family serving your family” are at the heart of everything we do." For more information about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, click here or call 770-567-8642. Tell them that you read about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

ZEBULON - Racquethause South Fitness Club provides total healthcare fitness in Zebulon. You won't get the body that you want overnight, but with hard work and dedication, you will get it soon enough. Let us help! Racquethause South offers equipment to work out at your own pace, trainers, and classes of all types to fit all kinds of lifestyles. Step class, Yoga, Crossfit, Spin, Bootcamp, and Silver Sneakers are just a few of the classes that we offer! You can check out Racquethause South on Facebook or drop by and see what they have to offer at 11500 Hwy 19 North in Zebulon. Call Racquethause South at 770-567-4487 to find out what specials they are running for new members. Tell them that Becky Watts at Pike County Times sent you! You may even see me there!

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs or check out http://www.fullblownfirearms.com for more details about training and gunsmithing and follow Full Blown Firearms on Facebook.

Full Blown Firearms is located at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton just south of the racetrack. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - Introducing the sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Food Depot

GRIFFIN - Thank you to Food Depot for advertising with Pike County Times! There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot. Please tell them that you read about this and other deals on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

ZEBULON - SJ Land Surveying specializes in land surveying, planning, and subdivision design. Thank you to SJ Reeves Land Surveying for helping provide your news for free on Pike County Times!

Call Steve J. Reeves Land Surveying at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

CONCORD - Let us be your 1st Choice for all of your electrical, heating and air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, alarm systems and more! We also install and service alarm systems for the discriminating building owner. 1st Choice Mechanical provides residential and commercial HVAC and electrical installation and service.

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm is located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia and specializes in Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation.

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Thank You to Family Health Clinic of Pike County

ZEBULON - We're different... and it's on purpose. We are open 7 days a week, with extended hours, and no appointment required. Primary care for the entire family at your convenience. Most insurance is accepted. We also have low self-pay rates.

We practice complete and comprehensive medicine with in-house lab testing and x-ray. We have a very diverse family of providers from different fields of medicine like urgent care, cardiology, othopedic, vascular, and more! We have the capabilities to provide most urgent care needs in a family practice setting.

Family Health Clinic of Pike County is located at 230 Plaza Drive in Zebulon. (Across from Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.) Find out more at www.fhcares.net

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Thank You to the City of Concord / R.F. Strickland Building

CONCORD - The R.F. Strickland Building is a historical event center located in Concord, Georgia.

This building has been beautifully restored to host events such as weddings, reunions, parties, ballroom dancing and much more.

For availability and rental rates text or call 678-544-3935 or by email at deputyclerk.concord@gmail.com. Click here to see more photos.

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Pike Billiards - Food and Fun for All Ages

ZEBULON - There is a poolroom in the Pike County area that is suitable for all ages. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

They have a variety of outstanding food and desserts choices as well as a variety of beverages to choose from. They also sell pool cues, cases, pool merchandise.

Pike Billiards is located at 622 Thomaston Street in Zebulon. 678-568-8058. Click here to check them out on Facebook.

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Thank You to SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC

ZEBULON - SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC is a full service multi-lines independent insurance agency and has been protecting families since 2001.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC offers Personal Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance, Individual Life and Health Insurance, and Group Benefits.

Click here for more detailed information. Click on the link entitled "Free Insurance Quote" to receive a free insurance quote from one of the qualified agents at SIA Insurance.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC has a Zebulon Office located at 409 Plaza Drive in Zebulon. The office number is 770-727-1400.

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Promo Vision Advertising Is Here to Serve Your Business

ZEBULON - Promo Vision Advertising (PVA) is a digital & media advertising agency. We live and breathe creativity.

We provide digital advertising covering multiple counties. We also provide to-go menus, business cards, stickers, flyers, and in-house custom designs to bring your visions to life!

We are committed to meeting your company’s marketing needs - while bringing you business! Click here for more information about PVA.

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