Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor@pikecountytimes.com
 
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Annual Lighting of Concord Is Friday, December 2nd

CONCORD - The Annual Lighting of Concord will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with supper served at the Concord Cafe. Click here for more info including when Santa Claus is coming to town... in a helicopter!

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Firewood By the Truck Bed Load

ZEBULON - Do you need firewood for the winter? Drew Cochran is selling firewood by the truck bed load. Click here for more info.

12.1.16
 
Kemp Offers Advice on Charitable Giving This Holiday Season

ATLANTA – Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to Georgians planning to donate to charitable organizations during this year’s holiday season. Kemp wants donors to be confident that funds are solicited honestly and used for the promised purposes before making any charitable donation. Click here for more.

12.1.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Wayne Lee Pilkenton

Mr. Wayne Lee Pilkenton, age 61, of Molena, passed away December 1, 2016, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Celebrating 10 Years of Pike County Times
FLASHBACK to 2011: Thoughts During Disaster Recovery

ZEBULON - Life seems a little more precious after helping my sister and brother in law clean up after the tornado that swept through Barnesville. I was never one to take life for granted, but after looking at that devastation all around them, I am sure that I haven't told them and all of my loved ones "I love you" enough. Click here for more.

12.1.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jeffery “Bubba” Glen Smith

Mr. Jeffery “Bubba” Glen Smith, age 52, of Meansville passed away November 29, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Reconciliation House Invites You to Join in Their Annual
Christmas Dinner Ministry

YATESVILLE - Reconciliation House, Inc. is preparing for the annual Christmas Day dinner. Volunteers provide Christmas Dinner to those in need in Monroe County on Christmas Day. " Within the past twelve years, we have gone from serving 24 people to 376 people," said co-founder Angela Johnson. "Volunteers may serve as many as 500 people this year, but we can’t do it without your help." Click here for more.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Carolyn Kaye Arrington Royals

Mrs. Carolyn Kaye Arrington Royals, age 65, of Thomaston, passed away November 28, 2016, at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Pike County Military Killed-in-Action Recognition Day on December 3

ZEBULON - On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium on U.S. Route 19, Zebulon, the Pike County American Legion Family consisting of Post 197, Legion Auxiliary Unit 197, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 will host an Induction Ceremony of Private First Class Ralph E. Bishop, Private Tilton C. Gooden, and Staff Sergeant Joel M. Matthews. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Insure GA to Assist Thousands of Georgians in Gaining Health Coverage

MACON - Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 year has begun and Insure GA, a CMS funded non-profit, is ready to assist Georgia’s uninsured individuals in understanding their options for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Click here for more.

12.1.16
 
Hillary’s Mask of Virtue
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

VALDOSTA - It is, perhaps, one of the greatest lines ever uttered in a Hollywood movie – “Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” Spoken by Johnny Depp in the 1999 film, Sleepy Hollow, that one line describes the very essence of Hillary Clinton and her long, tortuous, and failed – thankfully – effort at becoming president of the United States. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.1.16
 
Community Remembers Ron Alexander
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - Ron Alexander will be remembered for his love of flying, his kindness and encouragement for young aviators, and events for our community that honored veterans. Ron died in a plane crash at Peach State Airport in Williamson on November 17, 2016. This loss will be felt by many in our community, but especially by those in the aviation community. Click here for more.

11.30.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marie Lane

Mrs. Marie Lane, age 75, of Molena, passed away November 26, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.28.16
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with family and friends to celebrate our blessings. Hint: It goes back to the Pilgrims and the first President to issue a proclamation was not Abraham Lincoln--though his proclamation is beautiful! Click here to find out the history behind Thanksgiving. Click here to read the 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation. As we gather to fellowship and eat and watch football and play games, let us all remember the many blessings that we have in our lives and in this great country. Happy Thanksgiving!

11.23.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

This meeting was attended all five commissioners, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

11.23.16
 
Thanksgiving Tips for Fire Safety

ZEBULON - Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Share these fire safety resources to help families enjoy a safe holiday. Click here for more.

11.22.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 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, November 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the main Courtroom upstairs in the Pike County Courthouse. 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: Note that the location of the meeting is now in the main courtroom in the courthouse. This will be better explained after reading the morning BOC meeting notes that can be read by clicking here] Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 11.22.16
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 28, 2016

Submitted 11.22.16
 
PIKE COUNTY ROAD REOPENED: Melville Brown Road

ZEBULON - Melville Brown Road between Hunter Road and Chapel Hill Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, November 15, 2016 through Friday, November 18, 2016 for culvert replacement. UPDATED: Melville Brown Road in Pike County is reopened.

Updated 11.22.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Ellis Road Fire Has Been Contained
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - The Ellis Road fire in Spalding County has been contained. It was mostly burned out overnight in a creek bottom but has been fully contained around the 11 o’clock hour this morning. Click here for more. This article has been updated.

11.22.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts Presents Upcoming Concerts

GRIFFIN - Enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season with Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) on Thursday evening, December 1, at Griffin First Baptist Church (106 W. Taylor St.) at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season with Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. December 4, at Griffin First United Methodist Church (1401 Maple Dr.). The newly formed GCA Children’s Chorus makes their first appearance, performing alone and with the adult choir. Click here for details on both concerts.

Submitted 11.22.16
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 11.22.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts Receives Grant from Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) is pleased to announce it has received a $1,500.00 grant from the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation. These funds will be used to support the Encore! Spring Concert as part of GCA’s Standing Ovation Tenth Anniversary Season. Click here for more.

11.22.16
 
Understand Layaway Policies Before Signing Up
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Christmas displays are already up in most major retail locations; which means holiday shopping is in full swing. Many stores have already rolled out their holiday layaway plans. Some are even offering additional incentives, such as cutting fees and increasing the number of items eligible for layaway. Click here for more.

11.22.16
 
ALERT: Western Spalding County fire jumps Shoal Creek; is now approaching homes
Courtesy of The Grip; By Editor Sheila Mathews

SPALDING - A large fire burning in the western portion of Spalding County has now jumped Shoal Creek and is approaching a residential area. According to Spalding County Assistant County Manager Eric Mosley, personnel of the Spalding County Fire Department and the Georgia Forestry Commission are actively working to extinguish the fire. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.5.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Abbott Sweatmon

Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Abbott Sweatmon, age 85, of Zebulon, passed away November 20, 2016, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.21.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Grass and Woods Fire on the Pike-Meriwether Line Has Been Contained

ZEBULON - A large grass and woods fire on the Highway 18 at the Pike-Meriwether county lines has been contained. Volunteers from the Pike County Fire Department as well as the Georgia Forestry Commission were on the scene for more than an hour this afternoon. Click here for more.

11.21.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Hughley Road Development Case Settled
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Hughley Road Development case has been settled. The development has a long history and began in 1999 and has been in court for the past three years. This Planned Residential Development (PRD) originally would have allowed mixed residential uses with a density of up to 8 units per acre. Today, attorneys from all parties met at the Pike County Courthouse to hammer out a final agreement that was signed by Senior Superior Court Judge Grant Brantley of Cobb County Superior Court. Click here for more.

11.21.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Peter Moon

Mr. David Peter Moon, age 65, of Griffin, passed away November 19, 2016, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.19.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ruby Estelle Pasley Pitts

Mrs. Ruby Estelle Pasley Pitts, age 101, of Meansville, passed away November 18, 2016, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.19.16
 
The J. Joel Edwards Library is a Toys for Tots Location

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is now accepting donations for the USMC's Toys for Tots annual drive. Patrons may donate new, unwrapped toys for children through age 12. All toys collected will remain in Spalding, Pike, Butts, Upson, and Lamar counties.

Submitted 11.19.16
 
If Not For America…Then Who?

VALDOSTA - It was my nephew’s college graduation. Everyone was excited – the graduates, their families, the professors and staff members. The ceremony was held outside and the weather was perfect, clear skies, warm sunshine, a light breeze carried the scent of freshly bloomed flowers across the picturesque southern campus. It was a magical moment in time. But it didn’t last long. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.19.16
 
Celebrating 10 Years of Pike County Times
FLASHBACK to 2012 and 2013: The Courthouse - Before and After

ZEBULON - The Pike County Courthouse has undergone a massive renovation during my time as Editor of Pike County Times. Click here to see before and after pictures of the Pike County Courthouse with pictures taken over a period of 6 months to a year if I remember correctly. Click here to read "Open House at the Pike County Courthouse."

11.18.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Plane Crash in Williamson Claims Two Lives
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, emergency responders were called to Candler Field in Williamson to respond to an airplane crash that claimed the lives of two people aboard a 1939 Jenny. Click here for more.

11.17.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mildred Hatchett Carroll

Mrs. Mildred Hatchett Carroll, age 79, of Williamson, passed away November 17, 2016, at the Medical Center in Macon. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.17.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Linda Carol Mann Meyer

Ms. Linda Carol Mann Meyer, age 65, of Locust Grove, passed away November 15, 2016, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.17.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mary Ruth Postle Roberts

Mrs. Mary Ruth Postle Roberts, age 72, of Concord, passed away November 16, 2016, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.17.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Edward Thomas “E.T.” Adams, Jr.

Mr. Edward Thomas “E.T.” Adams, Jr., age 83, of The Rock, passed away November 16, 2016, at the Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.17.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Ban on Fireworks in Pike and Surrounding Counties
Until Drought Is Over
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Governor Nathan Deal issued an Executive Order for the State of Georgia that bans the use of fireworks due to the drought on November 14, 2016. This includes Pike, Spalding, Upson, Lamar, Meriwether and many other counties in our area for as long as the drought remains in effect. Click here for more.

11.16.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All five commissioners are present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. There are quite a few here for public comment on the winery. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

11.16.16
 
Fundraising Campaign Is Underway for Old Zebulon School Renovation
By Guest Columnist Beverly Walter

ZEBULON - A broad-based group of former alumni of the old Zebulon Elementary School, along with other interested community members, are developing plans to save the building. Pike Historic Preservation and the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Zebulon are spearheading the group’s efforts for the two-year, $1.5 million project. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.14.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Rex Johnson Yerkes

Mr. Rex Johnson Yerkes, age 88, of Meansville, passed away November 12, 2016, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.14.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Frank Littrell Bahin

Mr. Frank Littrell Bahin, Sr., age 80, of Meansville, passed away November 11, 2016, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.14.16
 
Thanks for Supporting the Pike County and Meansville Fire Departments

ZEBULON - The Pike Volunteer Emergency Services Booster Organization (PVESBO) hosted a fundraiser this summer to purchase needed items that may not be covered by the county budget for our volunteer fire department. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.14.16
 
Celebrating 10 years of Pike County Times. FLASHBACK TO 2014.
A Close Encounter with Wildlife
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Life is never dull at my house. With two teenagers, Pike County Times, and a house in the woods, there is always someplace to go, something to learn, and some creature to check out in its natural habitat. Monday began no differently, but the end of the day brought an adventure that we have never had before. And my husband taught my son a lesson in compassion and conservation without saying a word. Click here for more.

11.12.16
 
Celebrating 10 Years of Pike County Times - Thank You!
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - As I celebrate 10 years of Pike County Times, I think back to my very first column about the Pike County Commission and how scared I was when I uploaded it. I was so scared that I didn't have my name on Pike County Times for a month! Ten years later, I work with various entities in our community and around the state to get news out to readers. I still focus on the Pike County Commission and making sure that wise decisions are being made on the behalf of citizens, but I also get to cover various community events and hard news as well. I never would have thought on November 13, 2006 that I would still be doing what I'm doing today, but I love it! And it's all made possible by readers and advertisers who help pay the bills and pay for the large amount of time that I spend in front of this computer sometimes six days a week!

Here are some interesting things about Pike County Times. I had 278,821 hits last month and 1,434 visits per day. The breaking news accident story from October 11, 2016 was read by 2,674 people last month, the breaking news arrest article from October 25, 2016 was read by 932 people last month, close to 4,000 people got their info about the Concord Jubilee from my site, and my tannerite article from June 7, 2016 was read by 1,191 people last month. (Please have fun safely and don't damage your neighbor's property while you're at it. Ugh.)

Thank you to all who have made donations to cover my time and expenses over the years. Thank you to all who have sent me tips and sent articles and stories over the years. And thank you to those who have advertised with me. I still view Pike County Times as a community effort, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to keep covering the news and events here in Pike and sometimes even surrounding areas! Thank you for making Pike County Times your online source for news!

11.11.16
 
Salute to Veterans

ZEBULON - "It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." -Unknown

Submitted 11.11.16
 
Pike County Veterans Day Program to Be Held on November 11 at 11 a.m.

ZEBULON - On November 11, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 11 a.m. [Note from the Editor: Yes, I have pictures from this outstanding program! Kudos for a job well done, Pike County American Legion! Look for this next week.] Click here for more.

Submitted 11.10.16
 
Southside Riders Association Donates Teddy Bears to First Responders and Law Enforcement

ZEBULON - The Southside Riders Association (SRA) donated teddy bears to Pike County’s First Responders, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Zebulon Police Department on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. These bears are being given as way to bring a smile to a kid's face in the midst of a traumatic event. Click here for more.

11.10.16
 
Smoke Update From Pike County Times

ZEBULON - There is smoke blowing south from the wildfires in North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina into our areas. At this time, there are no active fires in our immediate area--Pike, Upson, Lamar, Spalding--that I have heard of. There is a fire in Harris County around the Pine Mountain area too. Click here for more.

11.10.16
 
Georgia Breaks All-Time Voting Record

ATLANTA – In a historic election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced early Wednesday morning that Georgia set an all-time record in number of votes cast. With over 4 million votes counted, Georgia surpassed the 2008 record of 3.9 million votes. Click here to read more. Click here to review election results from Pike County and a link to the statewide results.

Submitted 11.10.16
 
Election Results for November 8, 2016
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Out of 10,620 registered voters in Pike County, 8,787 voters (82.74%) spoke their minds at the voter's box with 5,522 voters (52%) casting their votes during early voting. Click here to review election results from Pike County and a link to the statewide results.

11.9.16
 
Life in the Civil War Navies 1861-1865 Presentation
at the Allie B. Edwards Senior Center

Come hear Mr. Lawrence Jones, a “military living historian” and re-enactor for 27 years, Volunteer Tour Guide at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA, as he brings the Civil War to life from the human interest perspective.

Topics of discussion will include: What do we know about the navies that fought against each other in the war? What about the Phantom Ship? Truth or myth? Who was Horace King? What role did he play? Displays will include: Weaponry, Reproduction uniforms, and Other period items. This presentation on Life in the Civil War Navies 1861-1865 at the Allie Bankston Edwards Center for Seniors on Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 11:30 AM. This event is free and open to public.

Submitted 11.8.16
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 11.7.16
 
Call Sarah at Looking Glass Photography for Your Photography Needs

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

11.5.16
 
Daylight Savings Time Begins Tonight

ZEBULON - Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. Don't forget to fall back an hour. And change out the batteries in your smoke detectors while you're at it!

11.5.16
 
Good Samaritan and Pike Emergency Personnel Respond to Wreck
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - On the evening of October 20, 2016, Austin Hatchett was traveling on Highway 18 near Madden Road when a deer jumped out in front of the Ford F-150 that he was driving. He swerved to miss the deer and wrecked his truck, but it’s the rest of his story that is nothing short of amazing! Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
Pike County Pirates Football Team Going to the Playoffs

ZEBULON - Final score in last night's high school football game? Pike 46 Rutland 13. Pike County is going to the playoffs. Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates Football Team!

According to the Georgia High School Association website, the Class AAA Pike County Pirates will be playing Liberty County at Liberty County for their first championship game next week. Click here to view the brackets for upcoming games.

11.5.16
 
Celebrating 10 years of Pike County Times. FLASHBACK TO 2012.
Pre-Release Facility Becomes an Integrated Treatment Facility

ZEBULON - Many local and state officials gathered in Zebulon last week to celebrate the opening of the first dual diagnosis treatment facility in the state of Georgia. With the snip of a ribbon, many months of preparation became reality as West Central Pre-Release Facility officially made the transition to become the West Central Integrated Treatment Facility. Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Lois (Jackie) Palmer

Mrs. Lois (Jackie) Palmer, age 88, of Zebulon, passed away November 1, 2016, at Southland Health and Rehab in Peachtree City. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.1.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Janice Eppinger

Mrs. Janice Eppinger, age 71, of Meansville, passed away November 1, 2016, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.1.16
 
Celebrating 10 Years as Pike County's Online News Source
FLASHBACK TO 2007: A Tale of Three Ospreys

ZEBULON - Three orphan Ospreys arrived in Pike County on June 6, 2007. The babies were recovered from a lake near Lake Sinclair in Central Georgia. Read the story of Miss Stoops from the bottom of the page to her successful rehabilitation by Bubba and Friends, Inc. at the top of the page. Click here for more.

11.1.16
 
Library Offers Free Legal Forms

ZEBULON - Georgia Public Library System (GPLS), in partnership with U. S. Legal Forms, now makes available to all PINES library patrons access to thousands of legal documents which can be accessed online from home, at the public library, or on any mobile device. This valuable, time-saving resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the advice of an attorney. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.24.16
 
Pirate Football Asks Community to "Help Tackle Hunger"

ZEBULON - Pike County Pirates and Fans asks for community participation in a Community Food Drive to "Help Tackle Hunger." Please show your community spirit by bringing in canned goods to place in donation boxes that will be located near the ticket gate. These canned goods will be distributed to food banks in Pike County. The "Help Tackle Hunger" Community Food Drive will be held on November 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Pike vs. Rutland Game at the newly renovated Pirate Stadium. Help "tackle/block" hunger in Pike!

Submitted 10.19.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Burn Permits Discontinued Until Further Notice

ZEBULON - Extreme drought and winds associated with Hurricane Matthew have increased fire danger in Georgia. As a result, the Georgia Forestry Commission has stopped issuing burn permits as of October 7, 2016 and is urging everyone to be extremely vigilant as conditions for wildfire escalate. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.16
 
Annual Prayer Walk to be Held for Pike County Schools

ZEBULON - On Saturday August 20, 2016 at 9:00 am, you are invited to gather for the annual school prayer walk for Pike County. It will begin in front of the Pre-K building on Highway 19 in Zebulon. This is an important event for our students, teachers, staff, bus drivers, and school administration. Please join Prayer Power of Georgia as we walk and ride around the school campus and administration buildings praying for the well being of all that enter the campus for the coming school year. "If you have children in the schools or not, your prayers are still needed," said organizer Ben Maxedon. "We look forward to seeing you at the Prayer Walk."

Submitted 8.19.16
 
Want to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana? Here Is An Opportunity!

BARNESVILLE - Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is currently collecting items to be delivered to the flood victims in Louisiana. You may bring your items to the church Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm or bring items with you on any given Sunday morning, Sunday evening or Wednesday evening service. Click here for more.

8.19.16
 
6th Annual Back 2 School Bash to Be Held

ZEBULON - The 6th Annual Back 2 School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at 7450 Hwy 19 in Zebulon (the Old Middle School). This event is for Pike County Primary and Elementary School families with children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. There will be free school supplies, free bookbags to the first 200 children, educational services, activities, food, and more! This event is limited to children aged Kindergarten through 5th grade and is sponsored by the Pike Community Resource Network. Look for pictures soon!

Submitted 8.12.16
 
Public Is Invited to Tourism Presentation

ZEBULON - County leaders and interested county residents are invited to a presentation by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development Resource Team at Zebulon City Hall on Thursday, August 11 at 6 pm. The Resource Team was invited by the County and the Pike Tourism Council to visit Pike County for three days in April to assist with identifying tourism opportunities and assets in Pike. While the 10 member team was here they were hosted by a number of local businesses and groups that see tourism as a valuable economic generator--from agritourism to bed and breakfast operators. They will present their findings and recommendations at the meeting and suggest ways to move forward.

Submitted 8.10.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, June 17, 2016 – 8:30 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. to open the sealed bids for review regarding the 2016 SPLOST renewal financing. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 6.15.16
 
Pike Post 197 Hosting a Flag Retirement Ceremony

ZEBULON - On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Flag Day, at 7:00 p.m., the Pike County American Legion Post 197 is hosting a Ceremony for old, worn and torn U.S. Flags that have been flown proudly, and properly honor and dispose of them. The Ceremony will take place at the Post 197 facility on 645 Meansville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to bring their retired flags and witness their ceremonious disposal.

If you cannot make the ceremony, you can drop off your flags at the white mail box looking container in front of the Post facility. They will be added to the other collected flags for honorable disposal. For those attending, bring your lawn chairs. I have pictures from this and will get them online asap.

Submitted 6.13.16
 
This Memorial Day, We Remember

ZEBULON - Memorial Day is a day that we remember those who died while serving our country in the armed forces. Ways to honor the fallen include attending a Memorial Day ceremony like that held on the square earlier today by American Legion Pike Post 197, placing a flag by the grave of the fallen soldier or observing a moment of silence in remembrance at 3 p.m. today. Freedom is priceless here in our country where we can gather, speak, worship and be afforded Constitutional protections that many other countries simply do not have.

We would not have that freedom except for the sacrifices of those who have served and so many who have given their lives in the defense of our country. Take a moment and more to remember with me today. We have not forgotten those who have died for our freedom or the families who mourn the loss of a loved one who died in the defense of our country. Freedom has never been free. I have pictures from this beautiful ceremony and they will be going online soon.

5.30.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. There are only two items on the agenda: a. Approve/Deny renewal of Blue Cross Blue Shield Employee Health Insurance and b. Second Reading of the FY 2016-2017 Budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.23.16
 
Pike County Hosts Georgia Salute To Vietnam Veterans Ceremony

ZEBULON - In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the State of Georgia would like to honor every one of its 234,000 Vietnam Veterans. The Pike County American Legion Post 197 is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Salute to Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans Ceremony for Pike County. The Vietnam Veteran honorees, their families, and the public are cordially invited to attend this Ceremony on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium on Highway U.S. 19 in Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more. I have pictures from this event. I apologize that it is taking a minute to get caught up from all of the events that happened in May. Look for this soon.

Submitted 5.9.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson 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. At this time, the only two items on the agenda are: a .Employees to be recognized for their service to Pike County - William A. Lowe and b. Matt Bidwell from MSI to address the Board regarding renewal of Employee Health Insurance.

Submitted 5.7.16
 
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Movie Trivia

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Hint #5: Just like his father
Hint #6: Torn between two worlds
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7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

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Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
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CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
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