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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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Results from the State Runoff; Next Vote Is in November
Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard

ZEBULON - Election Run Off Day Is July 24, 2018. There are no contested local races in Pike County. However, there are several hotly contested races that will determine our leadership on a state and federal level. Pike County Times has begun compiling information for voters in order for readers to make an educated decision before voting in the May and November elections. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These pages were updated on 8.3.18.]

Updated 8.3.18
 
16th Annual SlowExposures Photography Festival Opens Sept 20th

PIKE COUNTY - SlowExposures, the big photography show in a little corner of the rural American South opens Thursday, September 20th through the 23rd. For 16 years, the show has featured work from photographers from across the United States who enter images that portray the traditions and contradictions of this region. This year’s distinguished jurors, Aline Smithson of Los Angeles and Alexa Dilworth from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Photography chose 80 images from over 1,100 that were entered for 2018. They will be on hand throughout the weekend to discuss their process in the Juror’s Talk on Sunday. The vibe is casual and collaborative with many of the 58 photographers arriving for the weekend to participate in workshops, discussions and serendipitous interchanges where conversations, consultations, and sales happen right in front of the hanging work. In addition to the main show, there are several satellite shows including Doug Eng's work capturing rural Florida and Henry Jacob's photo essay on LaGrange, Georgia. And, photographers from across the country will show their work in 8 "Pop-Up Tour" venues throughout Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.18.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry David Morgan, Sr.

Mr. Larry David Morgan, Sr., age 70, of Concord passed away September 15, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.18.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Barnesville Church of the Nazarene Invites Community to Help with Hurricane Response
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - Hurricane Florence came ashore on Friday morning and left massive flooding in her wake. As the hurricane churned its way through the state, ideas were coming together on how to help those who were being affected by the storm. Barnesville and Lamar County know what it’s like to be affected by a horrible storm. There is a difference between a tornado and massive flood waters, but the devastation behind tornadoes and flooding leave people in need. Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is working with churches across the state of Georgia as well as churches nationwide to get help who have been affected by the hurricane. This is the latest information on how you can help. Click here for more.

9.17.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Donald Poe Guthrie III

Mr. Donald Poe Guthrie III, age 53, of Zebulon, passed away September 17, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.17.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sharon Elizabeth Christopher Parker

Mrs. Sharon Elizabeth Christopher Parker, age 66, of Griffin, formerly of Aquidneck Island, passed away September 16, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.17.18
 
Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library to Meet

ZEBULON - Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library will meet at the library Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Submitted 9.17.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Lynwood Lynch

Mr. Charles Lynwood Lynch, age 78, of Concord, passed away September 14, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.14.18
 
Newly-renovated rest areas in Bibb and Monroe counties reopened

THOMASTON - Tired motorists along Interstate 75 in Monroe County and Interstate 475 northbound in Bibb County once again have a place to stop and stretch their legs. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.13.18
 
Shelter Open for Hurricane Florence Evacuees

ADRIAN - Note from the Georgia District Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene: We are praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Florence's impending arrival! The Adrian Camp & Conference Center (GA District Camp) is available as an emergency shelter for storm evacuees. Please go to adriancamp.com or contact 478-668-4817 for more information. Special thanks to Camp Managers, Jeff & Peggy Croft for their willingness to go above and beyond to extend hospitality to those in need. - Psalm 46:1

Submitted 9.12.18
 
Meet Pike County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

ZEBULON - My name is Brooklyne Wassel; I am the new Pike County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. I am ecstatic to be starting this new chapter with such a wonderful opportunity to serve the community of Pike County as well as work collaboratively with surrounding counties. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.18
 
A Look Back at A Tribute to 9/11
By Editor Becky Watts

PIKE COUNTY - 9.11.01 is on my mind today. The thoughts in this article from the 10 year anniversary of this horribly attack still echo in my mind today. Where were you on that day? www.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/9.11.11.html

9.11.18
 
Directive from the White House - Flags Lowered for Patriot Day

ZEBULON - Please be advised, that the flags will be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in recognition of Patriot Day. By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11th.

Submitted 9.10.18
 
Senator David Perdue Commemorates 9/11

ATLANTA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement ahead of the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: “September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our country’s history. Out of that event, however, we saw the best of the American spirit. We will never forget the innocent lives lost, nor the bravery of the first responders. Our country is facing new and evolving threats, and the terrorist attacks on September 11th serve as a somber reminder that we must remain vigilant in defending the homeland. Thank you to the men and women in uniform who carry on the fight to protect our nation." Click here to go to Senator Perdue's website.

Submitted 9.10.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view Jackie's Guide to the Movies 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 9.10.18
 
Stewards of Children Training to Be Offered at Christ Chapel

ZEBULON - Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for parents, youth serving organizations, and other concerned individuals. Join us for a 2 hour video based training. Hear from both survivors and professionals working in the field, discuss how to better protect children. Each participant will receive an interactive workbook and participate in a facilitator-led group discussion.

Date: September 8, 2018. Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Location: Christ Chapel. Address: 115 Sullivan Rd., Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Registration Cost: $10.00 per person. RSVP to: Wendy Moulder at 770-480-8061.

Submitted 9.6.18
 
Judicial Council Recommends New Superior Court Judgeships

ATLANTA — The Judicial Council, chaired by Chief Justice P. Harris Hines, met in Marietta in August, to consider requests for two new superior court judgeships and other action items. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.6.18
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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! 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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Copy of November Ballot’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Statewide Referendum Questions Available Online

ATLANTA – As required by law, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has published an online copy of the five proposed general amendments to the Constitution of Georgia and two statewide referendum questions on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: There is 14 pages to go with these amendments and referendum questions as well as state written summaries of these proposed items. I'm going to keep an eye out for further interpretation of the items in this document. Send me a link if you find something before I do please! Being informed and casting an informed vote is extremely important!]

Submitted 9.6.18
 
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!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS 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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Church Looking for Nursery Workers

GRIFFIN - Do you love children? We are looking for baby sitters for our nursery during women's meetings once or twice a month at our church. Requirements include being eighteen years of age or older and having a background check done by our church. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.6.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Owen Randall “Randy” Huff

Mr. Owen Randall “Randy” Huff, age 68, of Meansville, passed away September 5, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.5.18
 
From the Better Business Bureau - Scam Alert: Phony Amazon Job Asks Applicants to Pay Upfront
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - It sounds like the perfect job: work at home, make thousands of dollars a month, and have a career with famous corporation. But this new twist on an employment scam is fooling victims into paying hundreds of dollars for a job at Amazon that doesn’t exist. Reports to BBB Scam Tracker about this con have increased steadily this summer. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.4.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Joyce Maddox Russell Hasche

Mrs. Joyce Maddox Russell Hasche, age 87, of Griffin, passed away September 2, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.4.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view Jackie's Guide to the Movies 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 9.4.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Development Authority Conference Room

ZEBULON - The agenda includes the following: Call to order by Chairman Sonny Gwyn, Approval of the agenda for this meeting and approval of the minutes from the August 1, 2018 meeting, Approval of the July 2018 Financial Statements, Old Business: Executive Director Report, New Business: Realtor Commission or Incentive Options, Site Prep of Available Lots, Pike County Tourism – Chamber Membership Dues, Executive Session: Chairman requests executive session authorizing the negotiation of acquisition or disposal of real estate as provided in O.C.G.A § 50-14-3 germane to property owned by the Development Authority, Additional comments and adournment. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM. This agenda is subect to revision.

Submitted 9.1.18
 
Chief Registrar Sandi Chamblin to Retire

ZEBULON - There will be a farewell reception for Chief Registrar Sandi Chamblin on Friday, August 31 at the Voter Registrar's Office (in the old Commission meeting room) from 2-4 p.m. Drop by and wish her well! **Thanks to everyone who came by visit with Sandi!

8.30.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 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, August 28, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The upcoming budget and series of hearings that will be required for a millage rate increase were discussed as well. Three options for the budget are included in links for citizen review. [Note from the Editor: I am grateful for a county government that is easy to work with when it comes to open records.] Click here for more. This meeting is complete. This meeting was updated on 8.30.18.

Updated 8.30.18
 
Pike County Commission Announces Intention to Increase Millage Rate

ZEBULON - (from a press release) The Pike County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2018 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.12 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting includes a link to the August 28, 2018 County Commission meeting which has numerous links to financial information and the proposed upcoming budget.]

Upcoming 9.1.18
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority Selected as Grant Recipient

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority (PCPRA) has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 USA Archery Explore Archery Grant Program. USA Archery is offering this opportunity to PCPRA in partnership with Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Archery Trade Association and Easton Foundations. The letter advised that graduates of the academy will receive an equipment kit valued at $4,000 and the Explore Archery curriculum and other program materials so they may offer archery as a new sport option in our community. Paul Harvey, Recreation Assistant, submitted the grant application for PCPRA agency and will be heading up this program for Parks & Rec. Training will likely take place in October.

Submitted 8.29.18
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Announces Faster Internet Service
By Guest Columnist Amanda Chambers, Public Engagement and Outreach Services Librarian for the Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS)

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards library is pleased to announce increased internet service speeds available to library patrons. Broadband speeds were increased from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps in July 2018 with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Click here for more.

Submitted 8.29.18
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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! 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!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS 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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Church Looking for Nursery Workers

GRIFFIN - Do you love children? We are looking for baby sitters for our nursery during women's meetings once or twice a month at our church. Requirements include being eighteen years of age or older and having a background check done by our church. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.24.18
 
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Pike County and Meansville Fire Department Fundraiser Starts Next Week

ZEBULON - The Pike Volunteer Emergency Services Booster Organization (PVESBO) is hosting its annual fundraiser to purchase needed items that may not be covered by the county budget for our volunteer fire department. This is a program that has been in place for many years. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: FBI Arrests Two More Suspects in Violent Takeover Robbery

WOODBURY – Ricardo Grave de Peralta, Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) of the FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the arrest of two more suspects in a violent takeover-style bank robbery that occurred on June 28, 2018. Click here for more.

This news went out at 3 p.m. for Breaking News Subscribers. 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 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 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, August 8, 2018 – 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 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 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 31, 2018 – 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 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 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 7.27.18
 
The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

ZEBULON - Please welcome Pike County Times' newest advertiser The Sellers Law Firm located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia. Specialties there include Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation. Free Consulation. Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

Submitted 7.19.18
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - [Note from the Editor: This is from the Post Agenda from the Board of Commissioners.] The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Board of Commissioners Office, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon. Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, Tommy Powers and James Jenkins attended. County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye were also present. An Executive Session was held for "discussion or deliberation on the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-3(6) germane to the Board of Commissioners office." The meeting was adjourned with no further motions at 6:22 p.m.

Submitted 7.13.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

ZEBULON - An Executive Session was held at the beginning of the Pike County Commission Meeting today. It began like an ordinary meeting, but the announcement at the end of the meeting today was a shock for those sitting the audience. Chairman Johnson announced that County Manager Hanson has accepted another position and will be leaving as Pike County Manager in four weeks. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated to include CM Hanson's new employment.]

Updated 7.16.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.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 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 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 7.10.18
 
Pike Post 197 American Legion Looking for WWI Family Members

ZEBULON - Pike Post 197 American Legion here in Pike County is looking for a relative/family contact for each of the WWI killed in action names listed on the Pike County Veterans Memorial located on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon Georgia: Arthur Roland Ballard, Herman K. Davis, Leon Rupert Davis, Roswell D. Hooton, John G. McLendon, Henry Alvin O’Neal, Solon S. Self, Vernon Ellis Slade, and brothers Lawrence Grady Sullivan and Pierre M. Sullivan. These ten Pike County heroes who died while on military orders to France or while fighting in France will be honored during this year’s Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program (11 November, 2:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Square) and inducted into this year’s Pike County Memorial Annex Induction Ceremony as part of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. The Induction Ceremony will take place on 1 December 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium. You can read Bryan Richardson's Letter to the Editor in its entirety by clicking here.

Submitted 7.7.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 26, 2018 – 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 June 26, 2018 – 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 6.25.18
 
Article Update
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Updates on Brian Crow Case After PSC Meeting; By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has followed the May 23, 2017 complaint of inappropriate contact between Brian Crow, who is no longer a teacher in the Pike County School System, and a female student since the story became public in May. Crow has since resigned from the Pike County School System, the case was presented to the Grand Jury and No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim in this case according to the District Attorney, and the case has gone before the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) to determine whether there would be sanctions against Crow's teaching certification. The PSC met this month and made a decision on this case. Click here for more.

Updated 2.13.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

JAPAN - A contract was issued for bid out of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Singapore (FLCYS) for Archeological Survey and Remains Recovery Work in Northeast India late last year that was awarded in May of 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India. [Note from the Editor: This article came about because I have been covering the recovery of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford from the WWII crash site for "Hot as Hell" in India for the past 10 years.] Click here for more.

8.3.17
 
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 Southern Digital Captive Audience

ZEBULON - Standing in line at a business counter and need something to do? How about looking at the ads on the screen provided by Southern Digital Captive Audience Advertising. This advertising combines digital signage with advertising for your business in local businesses on a big screen tv. For more information about how you can showcase your business through captive audience advertising, call 770-616-5412. Tell them 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 Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is a faith based 501(c)3 private foundation dedicated to developing and maturing the spiritual lives of those in our community, as we aspire to fulfill the Great Commission. Through educational materials, instructional programs, and community leadership in discipleship, Prayer Power of Georgia shall demonstrate and promote a richer more fulfilling spiritual and prayer life in our community. Prayer Power sponsors the annual National Day of Prayer and Pike County Baccalaureate Graduation event each year as well as awarding the Saints in Light and Faith Awards each year. Click here to find out more about Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and get signed up to receive daily devotionals.

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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 Pike Countryside Sanitation

CONCORD - Pike Countryside Sanitation, the oldest and largest sanitation service in Pike County, is available for all of your recycling and sanitation needs. Pike Countryside Sanitation. It specializes in 20, 30, and 40 yard industrial roll-off containers and has 2, 4, 6, and 8 yard front load containers too. Pike Countryside Sanitation provides curb and home pick up in Pike, Meriweither, and Spalding Counties. Call 770-884-0088 and tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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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

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. They offer classes and a range where you can shoot for a reasonable price. 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. 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 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! 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 Horst Stables

BARNESVILLE - Horst Stables, located in Barnesville, is your home for Amish Made Products. Horst Stables, owned by Woody Horst, has products in a local storefront as well as operating at a local Farmer's Market. Click here for more information about Horst Stables. Please tell Woody Horst that you read about Horst Stables 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!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS 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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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
Click Here For More
 
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

No Problems
(Mention this ad and get 10% off of initial service)

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
Click here for more
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

Brought to you by:
"The Oink Joint BBQ" on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon.

Hint #1: Green fire
Hint #2: Hamster ball
Hint #3: Broken cellphone
Hint #4: Call pest control
Hint #5: Castle in the sky
Hint #6: A singing X-Man
Hint #7: A singing lady flyer
Hint #8: It's fun to clean house


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

Here's the rules.
1) One winner from each household every three months.
2) First correct answer to my email address above wins a free pulled pork BBQ sandwich from "The Oink Joint BBQ".
3) My family members are ineligible.
4) Email coupon must be used within 60 days.
Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Malissa Allen for guessing Enchanted! Look for more movie trivia soon!
 
J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
Click Here for the map.
Click Here for the list
of places.
 
Pike 2000

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