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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November Election 2016 - Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard!
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The November election is approaching very quickly. The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2016. Early voting begins on October 17, 2016 at the Courthouse in Zebulon. This article will remain at the top of the page through Election Day. Click here for more.

9.24.16
 
Fire Destroys Concord Home

CONCORD - A call went out to the Pike County Fire Department shortly before 4 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 to respond to 3195 Caldwell Bridge Road in Concord. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.24.16
 
West McIntosh Road Closure and Detour Scheduled for Next Week

FAYETTE AND SPALDING COUNTIES - West McIntosh Road will be closed and detoured next week in order for the contractor to construct a new bridge over the Flint River. Beginning Thursday, September 29, drivers will be detoured for approximately 12 months for the construction. Drivers will have to use an off-site detour once the road closes. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.24.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in Local Burglaries

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Bill Whitley this afternoon after receiving a report of him trying to make entry into a residence on Highway 109. He had tried to enter the front door of a residence when he was scared off by an armed homeowner. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.23.16
 
Yard Sale - Saturday Only - September 24th

ZEBULON - There will be a one day yard sale on Satuday ONLY, September 24th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 377 Woodland Drive in Zebulon. Furniture, baby items, toys, clothes, household items and decor will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please let them know that you read about this yard sale on Pike County Times.com!

Paid Ad 9.23.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Burglar Arrested, PCSO Seeks More Info from Public

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Jeffery Allen, 47 years of age, for burglary today. Several reports of thefts have been reported in various parts of the county over the past several weeks. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.22.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Long Delays Possible: Traffic Shifts to Permanent Configuration for I-75 South Metro Express Lanes

MCDONOUGH – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces Express Lane work south of Atlanta on Interstate 75 is progressing and another project milestone will occur this weekend. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.22.16
 
Critically Acclaimed Novelist Coming To the Zebulon Library

ZEBULON - Terry Kay, Author of critically acclaimed novel To Dance With the White Dog, will be at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library located at 7077 U.S. HWY 19 South in Zebulon, GA 30295 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM for a Presentation and Book Signing. Books will be available for purchase on site. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 9.21.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Joan Boyd Bishop

Mrs. Joan Boyd Bishop, age 76, of Zebulon, passed away September 21, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Daniel A. Kiser

Mr. Daniel A. Kiser, age 70, of Zebulon, passed away September 19, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.16
 
Memorial Service to Be Held for Dan Kiser

ZEBULON - American Legion Post #197 will hold a memorial service to honor Daniel A. Kiser, a beloved brother, and comrade. Dan passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at the age of 70. Dan was a long-time member of the American Legion and a member of Post #197 for the last few years. The Memorial Service will be held at Post #197, 645 Meansville Steet in Zebulon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 3:00 pm in the Post #197 Chapel.

Submitted 9.21.16
 
PCMS Cross Country Dominates Henderson
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - The Pike County Middle School cross country team hosted Henderson Middle School from Jackson in its first ever home meet in school history. The meet was held at the Pike County recreation facilities. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.16
 
Pike EMA and the NWS to Offer a Storm Spotter Class

CONCORD - On September 21, the National Weather Service and Pike Emergency Management Agency will be holding a Storm Spotter class at 6 p.m. The class will be in Concord at the Strickland Building. It is a free class and open to anyone. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Totten at 770-468-9531 or email at ema@pikecoes.com.

Submitted 9.19.16
 
Deal issues executive order reiterating state law

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal today issued an executive order reiterating state law O.C.G.A. § 38-3-51, which prohibits price gouging. “Due to a leak in a critical fuel pipeline in Alabama, which is currently undergoing repairs, Georgia and other states have experienced interruptions in motor fuel supply," Deal said. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.16
 
Pike County Observed Patriot Day (9-11)
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 hosted the Pike County Patriot's Day Observance Program on the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. This Patriot Day Observance Program honored the 15th anniversary of those who perished that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Click here for more.

9.17.16
 
Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Donates Artifact Trunk to PCMS

ZEBULON - The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has donated an artifact trunk to Pike County Middle School. The trunk contains various artifacts and resources to be used by the students and teachers so they might enrich their understanding of the Holocaust. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.17.16
 
Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Concord Jubilee

CONCORD - The 43rd Annual Concord Jubilee will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th in Concord, Georgia. There will be arts, crafts, collectibles, food, singing, ponies, train rides, and so much more!! And the parade will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 2 p.m. Come out and join us! Click here for more information.

Paid Ad 9.16.16
 
VIN Cloning Swindles Luxury Car Buyers
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - You see a classified ad for a late model luxury used car – a BMW, Lexus, Porsche or Cadillac Escalade. But the price advertised is thousands of dollars under what you would expect to pay. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.15.16
 
American Legion Pike Post 197 Celebrates National POW/MIA Recognition Day

MEANSVILLE - Friday, September 16, 2016 is the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Post 197 is hosting this event at 12 noon at the Veteran Memorial in Meansville, GA (Located across from City Hall and the left of the Fire Station). We will be honoring LT Robert Oxford (MIA), SSG Joel Matthews (MIA), CPO Willie King (MIA), and SP6 Lenard Daugherty (former POW). All are from Pike County. Part of the program is the history and significance of the POW/MIA Flag, POW/MIA Tribute, and Special 9-11 Prayer. MIA family members have been invited and several will be present.

After the POW/MIA Recognition, we will transition to the Flag Raising and Lowering Ceremony for three Pike County KIA/MIA whose names are on the Pike County Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse Square and who will be inducted into the Pike County Memorial Annex at the 3 December 2016 Program. A U.S. Flag will be raised, lowered, and folded and will be included in each inductees Shadow Box which will be hung in the Memorial Annex and unveiled at the 3 December Program. The three 2016 inductees are: PVT Ralph Bishop (KIA), PVT Tilton Gooden, (KIA), and SSG Joel Matthews (MIA). All were in WWII and all are from the Meansville area. Inductee family members have been invited and several will be present. Seating is limited, so if you plan to attend bring your comfortable lawn chair.

Submitted 9.15.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts First Concert of 2016-2017 Series
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) begins its Tenth Anniversary Season on Thursday, October 20 with “WELL DONE!” at Griffin First United Methodist Church (1401 Maple Drive). This inaugural concert of the 2016-2017 series begins at 7:30 pm. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.14.16
 
Pike County Bible Reading Marathon to Be Held

The Pike County Bible Reading Marathon will be held on the south portico of the courthouse from Sunday, October 2 to Saturday, October 8. Sunday’s session will be from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Weekday sessions, Monday through Friday, will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday schedule will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local churches are requested to accept block of hours on the reading schedule. Individuals also may volunteer to read a minimum of 15 minutes. To reserve a date and time, call 770-567-4113. Any version of the Bible may be read, even foreign languages, if available.

Submitted 9.13.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 14, 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, September 14, 2016 – 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. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.16
 
Critically Acclaimed Novelist Coming To the Zebulon Library

Terry Kay, Author of critically acclaimed novel To Dance With the White Dog, will be at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library located at 7077 U.S. HWY 19 South in Zebulon, GA 30295 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM for a Presentation and Book Signing. Books will be available for purchase on site. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 9.10.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Joel Winters

Mr. James Joel Winters, age 59, of Yatesville, passed away September 8, 2016. He was born on July 19, 1957, to the late James Winters and Maxine Thomas Winters. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.10.16
 
Pike County Patriot Day (9-11) Observance Program

ZEBULON - On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will be hosting the Pike County Patriots Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Court House Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 1:00 p.m. Click here for more.

9.8.16
 
Now Hiring: CDL Rolloff Driver

ZEBULON - Pike Countryside Sanitation is hiring a CDL Rolloff Driver. Click here for more.

9.8.16
 
Picture Fundraiser Is Ongoing for the Pike County Fire Department

ZEBULON - Pike Volunteer Emergency Services Booster Organization (PVESBO) will be hosting its annual Picture Fundraiser to raise funds for needed items that may not be covered by our county budget for the Pike County Fire Department. This program has been in place for the last several years. A representative of Excalibur Central, LLC began knocking on doors asking for donations for the Fire Department Click here for more.

Updated 9.8.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will held special called meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. along with its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pike Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. These meetings are complete.

9.6.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Betty Lou Cannafax Harrison

Betty Lou Cannafax Harrison, 82, of Williamson, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.6.16
 
Call Central Georgia Wildlife Control For Nuisance Wildlife Removal

CENTRAL GEORGIA AREA - Who do you call when you have bats or squirrels in your attic? What about problems with rodents or pests such as armadillos digging up your yard or beavers collapsing a driveway from their natural work? Have you found a snake in your home or workshop? What about unwanted opossums, bobcats, chipmunks, coyotes, foxes, muskrats, raccoons, skunks or wild hogs? Click here for more.

9.6.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Movie Filming in the Pike County Courthouse

ZEBULON - September 1, 2016 was a big day for Pike County. Trans-Radial Pictures came to Zebulon to film courthouse scenes for "Logan Lucky." Click here for more.

9.1.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Montes J. Kenerly

Mrs. Montes J. Kenerly, age 74 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook, click here.

Submitted 9.1.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon Police Department Cites Gas Stations
For the Sale of Alcohol to Minors

ZEBULON - On the evening of August 30, 2016, the Zebulon Police Deparment conducted an undercover sale of alcohol to a minor operation. The Police Department has been getting complaints from citizens about stores selling alcohol to minors. Click here for more.

8.31.16
 
First Bank of Pike Sponsors Breaking News Alerts

MOLENA — Introducing the first 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!

Submitted 8.31.16
 
Pike County National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program

ZEBULON - On Friday, 16 September 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will host the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program for the Community at the Meansville Veterans Memorial located in down town Meansville, Georgia across from the City Hall. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 12:00 noon. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.30.16
 
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 8.29.16
 
Shuttin' Em' Down!

GRIFFIN - Begnning in May of 2016, Agents of The Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit began an undercover narcotics investigation entitled “Shuttin’ Em’ Down”. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.29.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Nancy Bridges Crane

Nancy Bridges Crane, age 71, of Cataula, formerly of Pike County, passed away August 28, 2016, at Gentiva Hospice in Columbus. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.29.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts Announces Tenth Anniversary Concert Series
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts (GCA), under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, proudly announces the concert schedule for its Tenth Anniversary Season, 2016–2017. The season theme is “Standing Ovation” and each concert will have a featured “repeat performance” as well as selections never yet performed by the choir. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.27.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Tommy Leon Banks

Mr. Tommy Leon Banks, age 63, of Williamson, passed away August 24, 2016 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.25.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Ryan Joseph Bottoms

Ryan Joseph Bottoms, age 16, of Navarre, FL, passed away August 22, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.25.16
 
Movie in the Park Rescheduled for Friday, September 30.

ZEBULON - The Movie in the Park has been rescheduled for Friday, September 30. The movie will be shown on the lower football field. Admission is free; however, there is a charge for use of the inflatables. Pre-show music will begin 1 1/2 hours before the movie begins. The concession stand will be open for the event. Click here for more info.

Submitted 8.24.16
 
Roadwork Continues

ZEBULON - I stopped and spoke with the crew working to clean the edges of the pavement on New Hope Road today and was advised that they will be out working on New Hope again tomorrow in preparation for the actual repaving by CW Matthews. The work done on other roads in the county looks great! Anyone who has ever hit a pothole on New Hope Road will be rejoicing after work is completed on this road. Tack on an extra five minutes to your ride until the road is complete. Thanks to voters for voting yes on this SPLOST and to the County Manager and Commissioners for looking at things long-term in our county and fixing up our roads!

Submitted 8.24.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Marcella Meadows Coker

Marcella Meadows Coker, 75, of Meansville, GA, died Saturday, Aug. 20 at her residence following an extended illness. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.23.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: New Drive Being Constructed to the High School

ZEBULON - The congestion and safety concerns related to the school traffic on US 19 have been a concern to the citizens of Pike County, the Pike County Board of Commissioners, the Pike County Board of Education, and the Georgia Department of Transportation over the past several years. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.22.16
 
FLASHBACK: Pike County American Legion Post 197 Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

ZEBULON - Once a year, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 gathers to show appreciation for those who have supported our community and our American Legion. The Award Ceremony and Officer Installation was held on July 14, 2016. Click here for more.

8.22.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James B. "Jimmy" Green

Mr. James B. "Jimmy" Green, age 64, of Zebulon, passed away August 20, 2016, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.22.16
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes 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 8.22.16
 
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
 
PCMS Cross Country Kicks Off Practice For Inaugural Season

ZEBULON - The Pike County Middle School began practice a couple of weeks ago for its first ever season. The has been working hard to improve their mileage in hopes of capturing a league title in October. Click here for more.

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
 
Detour in Place on SR 20 near Atlanta Motor Speedway: August 21-24

HENRY COUNTY - The Georgia Department of Transportation advises motorists to avoid traveling on SR 20 east and westbound between East Main Street and Lower Woolsey Road beginning Sunday, August 21. Production crews will be setting up equipment and filming in this area. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds, expect heavy congestion and follow detour signage as they travel near this area.

These activities have been coordinated with local law enforcement and officials will be in place to assist motorists through these areas. Speed limits have been reduced and will be strictly enforced. The detour will be in place from 6 a.m. Sunday, August 21 continuously until 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, weather permitting.

Submitted 8.19.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. June Carolyn Hornsby-Cabe

Mrs. June Carolyn Hornsby-Cabe, 82 years old, left Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, on August 19, 2016, to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.19.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. L. W. “Doug” Smith

Mr. L. W. “Doug” Smith, age 80, of Molena, passed away August 17, 2016. He was born in Sylacauga, AL on May 9, 1936. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.18.16
 
Isakson Statement on U.S. Ransom Payment to Iran

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement regarding the confirmation by the U.S. Department of State that its $400 million cash payment to Iran was conditional on the release of American prisoners by Iran, a fact that was originally denied by the Obama administration: “Today’s admission by the State Department confirms what I’ve said all along: The Obama administration will stop at nothing to defend its failed foreign policy agenda, going so far as to hide from the American people its dangerous dealings with Iran. This administration's ransom deal and its subsequent lies to the American people are reprehensible and dangerous.”

On Aug. 9, 2016, Isakson wrote to U.S Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Secretary of State John Kerry to provide the American people with more information on the secret $400 million cash payment to Iran made by the Obama administration concurrently with negotiations to release several Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned by Iran.

Submitted 8.18.16
 
Picture Fundraiser Has Begun for the Pike County Fire Department

ZEBULON - Pike Volunteer Emergency Services Booster Organization (PVESBO) will be hosting its annual Picture Fundraiser to raise funds for needed items that may not be covered by our county budget for the Pike County Fire Department. A representative will begin knocking on doors this weekend. Click here for more.

8.16.16
 
Severe Weather Spotter Class to Be Held in Concord

CONCORD - The National Weather Service in Peachtree City and Pike County Emergency Management present a free Skywarn Storm Spotter Trainer Class on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the R.F. Strickland Building in Concord. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Anita Carolyn Simmons Parrott

Mrs. Anita Carolyn Simmons Parrott, age 81, of Meansville, passed away August 13, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.15.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Prepare for Lane Closures
on Gresham Road and Old Zebulon Roads

ZEBULON - Be prepared for single lane closures on Gresham Road in North Pike County. Work began there today and will move to Old Zebulon Road next. Click here for more.

8.15.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Bats Removed from the Courthouse

ZEBULON - A little over a month ago, there was an odor in the Courthouse that prompted a search for the source of the smell. The search resulted in finding a small number of bats that had returned to the Courthouse. The county contacted several bat removal companies and chose a company to remove the bats as soon as the babies were old enough to fly out. Click here for more. This article has been updated.

8.12.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9 a.m. Click here for more. This article is complete.

8.12.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All five commissioners are present including County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Some important items of note from this meeting: Big Chic will be breaking ground in Zebulon soon, the paving on Patton and Gresham roads (and more) will be starting shortly, there is an update to the bat removal article in the CM Report at the top of the meeting, appointments to the Library Board were made, and there was a discussion Watering Hole Pass. Click here for more. This article is complete.

8.11.16
 
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
 
Flashback: Pike County Holds 9th Annual Special Olympics
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the oath that athletes in the Special Olympics say each year before they compete. This year was no different for the ninth annual Special Olympics here in Pike County that were held on May 4, 2016. Click here for more.

8.9.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Vehicle Strikes Motorcylist on Highway 18 Yesterday

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigators responded to a fatality collision involving a motorcycle on Highway 18 near the Cedars Golf course at 3:01 p.m. A Sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline striking a motorcycle. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated.]

Submitted 8.8.16
 
Boy Scouts Get First Aid Training With Grady Ambulance

ZEBULON - Grady/South Georgia Ambulance held a free two night class that taught basic and advanced first aid to more than twenty members of Boy Scout Troop 37 out of Meansville over the past couple of weeks. These scouts live in both Pike and Upson counties. Click here for more.

8.6.16
 
Georgia Power Making Changes; Closing the Zebulon Office

ZEBULON - Georgia Power announced several organizational changes to better allow us to meet the changing needs of our customers and provide them with world-class service at the lowest possible rates. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.4.16
 
Pike County Water & Sewer Authority Page Up to Date

ZEBULON - The Water & Sewer Authority page is up to date with a copy of draft minutes from the past six months and beyond. This authority provides water to portions of the county but not sewer. The June minutes have a request from a company to that wants to provide fiber internet service to the Pike County area and they would like to locate equipment on the Water Authority water tower to enhance their service to the community. Special thanks to Donna A. Pearson, the Office Administrator for the Water and Sewerage Authority for faithfully sending their minutes to me every month! [Note from the Editor: The owner of this same company is on the Molena City Council agenda for Monday night's meeting. Info is in the article below.] Click here for more.

Submitted 8.4.16
 
Annual Auction and Gun Raffle to Be Held

ZEBULON -The Pike County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Auction And Gun Raffle has now begun! Guns will be raffled off in the order listed: Ruger 380 w/CT Laser, S&W 38, Browning 20 Gauge, Winchester 12 Gauge, Marlin 35, Tikka T3, and Browning Abolt III Hunter. $20 per Ticket. Only 1000 Numbers Sold. Numbers 000 though 999. Your Ticket Could Win Multiple Times! Click here for more.

Submitted 8.4.16
 
J. Joel Edwards Library to Hold Summer Reading Finale

ZEBULON - The Summer Reading Finale will be held at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library this Saturday. Children of all ages are invited, whether or not they registered for the reading program. There will be crafts, games, prizes, tattoos, and face painting. Balloon creations will be provided by balloon artist/ventriloquist Cliff Patton. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.16
 
Pike County Times Participates in a Citizen Use of Force Class
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Griffin Police Department offered a Citizen Police Encounters and Use of Force class to members of the media yesterday. The class was held at the Southern Crescent Public Safety House and was attended by Sheila Mathews from The Grip, Ray Lightner from the Griffin Daily News and me. All photos are courtesy of Michael Renew who stayed throughout the 3 hour session to record it in pictures for us. Click here for more.

6.25.16
Honoring Bill Dials
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - William C. (Bill) Dials II, age 67, died peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bill was a man of integrity, character, and patriotism, spending his life faithfully serving his family, community, and country. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Click here for more.

6.18.16
 
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 Commissionerson 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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