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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Wreck Sends Three to Hospital

ZEBULON - On July 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm, Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Highway 19 near Gresham road. A Dodge Magnum driven by William Rice, 57, from Spalding County was traveling northbound, crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a Chevrolet Traverse driven by Kristen Golden, 26, of Pike County, head on. The Traverse was also occupied by a two year old child. Mr. Rice was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital and Ms. Golden and the two year old were taken to Spalding Regional by ambulance for treatment. The cause of the collision remains under investigation by Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigators.

Submitted 7.18.17
 
Tree Seedlings Available from the Georgia Forestry Commission

GRIFFIN - The Georgia Forestry Commission is taking applications for seedling orders for the fall and winter planting season. All Georgia Forestry Commission tree seedlings are adapted to Georgia’s unique climate and soils. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.17.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 7.17.17
 
Food Depot Advertises Sale Items

GRIFFIN - Please welcome Pike County Times' latest advertiser: Food Depot in Griffin. There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. Please note that these deals do not begin until Monday morning and run through July 23, 2017. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot.

7.17.17
 
Atlanta Chinese Welcome Pike County Visitors to Johns Creek
By Editor Becky Watts

JOHNS CREEK - On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the Chinese and Pike County communities met in Johns Creek, Georgia along with two members of the Oxford Family to celebrate a new friendship that began on the day of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford’s funeral less than one month earlier. Click here for more.

7.15.17
 
Zebulon Native Katie Rawlins Completes Internship for Rep. Austin Scott in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Katie Rawlins, daughter of Glen and Kim Rawlins from Zebulon, has just completed a four-week internship in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08). Rawlins is a Political and International Affair major at the University of Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.14.17
 
Georgia Joins Neighboring States in Regional
Effort to Reduce Traffic Deaths

ATLANTA - Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.14.17
 
Learn Taxes from the Pros

ZEBULON - Looking for a full or part-time job during tax season? Maybe you would like to do your taxes and do them well. Every year, H&R Block teaches thousands of people to prepare taxes. Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro. Class times and locations can be flexible to fit your current job, school and family schedules.

H&R Block in Zebulon will be holding a class in August. Go to www.hrblock.com/class or call 770-567-3840 for more information. Tell them that you read about it on Pike County Times!

7.13.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 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 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

7.12.17
 
Pike County School Prayer Walk

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 9:00 am, we will gather for the annual school prayer walk for Pike County. We will begin in front of the 9th Grade Academy building on Highway 19 in Zebulon. This is an important event for our students, teachers, staff, bus drivers, and school administration. Please join us 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 Chaplain Ben Maxedon. "We look forward to seeing you at the Prayer Walk." Sponsored by: Prayer Power of Georgia and the Pike County Christian Ministerial Association. Click here to read about last year's event.

Submitted 7.11.17
 
Condolences to the Family of James Williard Demski

James Williard Demski, age 84, passed away on July 5, 2017, at Brightmoor Nursing Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.10.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 7.10.17
 
Kemp: 600+ Groups Requested Georgia's Public Voter List in 18 Months

ATLANTA – When Secretary of State Brian Kemp took his oath of office, he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the laws of our state. Much misinformation has recently flooded the media regarding Georgia's participation in providing voter information to the Trump administration. Under state law, parts of the voter registration rolls are public. Through a simple request, any individual can get a copy of the state-wide voter file after paying $250. During the last 18 months alone, over 600 groups have taken advantage of this service provided by our office. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.7.17
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority to Meet

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box located at Twin Oaks Road. On the agenda is subscribing the PCPRA oath to a new member, election of officers for FY 2017/18, Treasurer and Director's Report, a Sports/Programs Report, Approve/Deny FY 2017/18 Budget, Approve/Deny Uni1st Maintenance Uniform Rental Agreement, 2017 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration Report, Personnel Report and Other Business

Submitted 7.7.17
 
Condolences to the Family of James Williard Demski

James Williard Demski, age 84, passed away on July 5, 2017, at Brightmoor Nursing Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.7.17
 
Tom Morton Honored with 2017 Saints in Light Award
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia Inc. accepts nominations from the community for the “Saints in Light” award each year. This award is presented an individual who is serving in our community in a way that is spiritually inspiring, motivating to others, and who has an influence of encouragement in our community. Click here for more.

7.6.17
 
Happy Independence Day from Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - The 4th of July is a much loved holiday with cookouts, time off from work and fireworks and parades, but don't forget in the midst of the celebration that this is a celebration of our country's independence. This is a time when our founding Fathers stepped up and said no to England and all of the ties that went with a mother country and yes to our own independent country, the United States of America. Since then, our soldiers have fought wars to protect our country, their loved ones here at home, and even those that they didn't know. "The Star Spangled Banner" is the theme of our 4th of July and for good reason. Happy birthday to the United States of America and Happy Independence Day to you and me! May we be wise enough be a part of our government in order to keep it in check, and may we never forget where we came from. The world would be very different today without the United States of America.

7.3.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Lesia Michelle Statham Robinson

Mrs. Lesia Michelle Statham Robinson, age 56 of Meansville, passed away July 2, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.3.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ernest Lee Smith

Mr. Ernest Lee Smith, age 80, of Thomaston, passed away July 2, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.3.17
 
FLASHBACK: 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service Was Held

WILLIAMSON - The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. The message was brought to graduates by Shane Moore, Youth Pastor at Life Springs Church with Special Music by the Oak Hill Praise Team. This service was sponsored by Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and Oak Hill Baptist Church. Click here for more.

6.30.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Rhonda Renee Glover Towery

Mrs. Rhonda Renee Glover Towery, age 46, of Meansville, passed away June 29, 2017, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.30.17
 
State Route 109 Spur Opens Early, Detour Removed

MERIWETHER - State Route 109 Spur reopened today, Friday, June 30. The road was closed last October in order for the bridge over Red Oak Creek to be replaced. The bridge is located in Meriwether County between the Cities of Greenville and Gay. The previous bridge was built in 1964 and did not meet current design standards. The new structure allows for increased load capacity, improved structural integrity and the elimination of weight restrictions. The contractor, C.W. Matthews has completed the project on budget and ahead of schedule. The construction contract amount was $2.4 million.

Submitted 6.30.17
 
Help Tory Merritt's Family as She Fights Necrotizing Fasciitis

ZEBULON - In 1993, Tory took a direct hit from a tornado. She was caught in the cyclone and thrown 200 feet. Tory and her mother were found several hours later. Her mother didn’t survive and Tory was left paralyzed from her waist down. She fought hard and struggled for a while. When the odds are stacked against her she never gives up. She was told she wouldn’t be able to do the things that most of us take for granted. I personally have seen her do many things and take on tasks that other people wouldn’t. She’s rode four wheelers, Jet Ski, participated in other events and helped clean up after recent tornados. If you know Tory you know she is a fighter!

On May 5th, Tory began her second courageous and life altering fight against Septic Shock and Necrotizing Fasciitis. She was stricken with a disease so rare but so insidious that many have taken to calling it “flesh-eating bacteria .” Necrotizing Fasciitis, the official medical diagnosis, is a rapidly spreading and very serious bacterial infection that literally destroys the body’s tissues. Click here to read more of Tory's story and to contribute to a fund that will help her and her family during this time.

UPDATE 6.30.17: Tory has had several surgeries in the past two months and has two more surgeries scheduled in the future. However, she is home now and thanking everyone for prayers, concerns, and generous donations to the Go Fund Me account that was set up for her family to help with expenses. She asks for continued prayers for her family.

UPDATED 6.30.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Bringing 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford Home
A Celebration of A Hero from Two Cultures
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - It took 73 long years, but the Concord community was finally able to honor a hometown hero, 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford. Eugene and the entire crew of the B-24J Liberator named "Hot as Hell" flew their final flight on The Hump on January 25, 1944. When their plane didn’t arrive, they were declared in Missing in Action and then Killed in Action with no word of what happened to them for 63 years. Eugene was engaged to be married, and most of his immediate family passed away without knowing what had happened to him. Click here for more. [More photos have been added.]

UPDATED 6.30.17
 
From the Better Business Bureau: Perfect Weddings Start With Trustworthy Vendors
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - ​ Summer i​s here and with it, wedding season. According to consumer inquiries; many brides-to-be are busy planning their dream wedding. When preparing for the day of your dreams, your Better Business Bureau advises couples to proceed with caution when selecting wedding vendors such as caterers, florists, disc jockeys, jewelers, photographers, bridal and formal shops, etc. Don’t allow excitement and emotions for planning a wedding obstruct your judgment. Doing proper research on wedding vendors can go a long way in helping your special day go as smoothly as possible. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.30.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - All five commissioners, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton attended this meeting. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

6.28.17
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Submitted 6.27.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Elizabeth Marie O’Brien

Elizabeth Marie O’Brien, age 36, of Molena, passed away June 23, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.27.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 6.27.17
 
Enjoy Teen Summer Reading at the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - This year’s first summer teen craft program went off without a hitch. Teens from all around showed up to build a hexagon shelf, and talk about books they enjoyed and even their favorite shows on Netflix. Everyone left with new friends, book recommendations, a handmade shelf and ideas of how to use it in their own homes. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.24.17
 
Woman Dies in Lifsey Springs Wreck

LIFSEY SPRINGS - According to the Pike County Sheriff's Office, at 7:23 p.m. yesterday Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Highway 109 near Old Lifsey Springs Road. A Nissan Maxima was found to have left the roadway and overturned after striking a culvert. A local resident, Elizabeth O'Brien, 36 years of age, was unfortunately deceased at the scene. Family of Ms. O'Brien has been notified and the cause of the crash remains under investigation by Sheriff's Office traffic Investigators. [Note from the Editor: This originally said Molena. I have adjusted the title and it is now correct.]

Submitted 6.24.17
 
Man’s body located in field will be sent to crime lab for autopsy
by Sheila Mathews
Courtesy of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Authorities are investigating a death reported when a body was located Friday night in a grassy area near the Griffin Crossroads shopping center. [Note from the Editor: This is between Brian’s Buffet and Griffin Regal Cinema.] Click here for more.

Submitted 6.24.17
 
Arrests Made in Patton Road Burglary

ZEBULON - A burglary reported this weekend on Patton Road has been solved and four people are being charged in the crime. Major David Neal advised that Johnny Fuller, age 18 from Spalding County; Jacob Brown, age 18 from Pike County; Jeremy Kahler, age 18 from Spalding County; Jesse Brunkhorst, age 18 from Pike County are all being charged with burglary. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.23.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Allegations of Inappropriate Contact Between a Teacher and Student
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On May 23, 2017, Pike County Times reported that a complaint had been filed regarding a complaint of inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student in the Pike County School System. Pike County Times has confirmed that an ethics complaint has been filed with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) against a Pike County teacher, confirmed who the teacher is, and has received information related PSC procedure related to this type of complaint. Click here for more.

6.21.17
 
FLASHBACK: Pike County High School Holds Active Shooter Drill
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County High School held an Active Shooter Drill on Friday, June 2. There was a myriad of support as well as cast in this very large practice for an event that I hope Pike County never sees. Click here for more.

6.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jose Torres Garcia

Mr. Jose Torres Garcia, age 83, passed away June 17, 2017, at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Virginia Andrews Dickerson

Mrs. Virginia Andrews Dickerson, age 80, of Griffin, passed away June 15, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.16.17
 
Georgia DOT Breaks Ground on I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon

MACON-- Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry today was joined by State Senator David Lucas, State Representative James Beverly and Macon Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert at the official ground breaking ceremony for the I-16/I-75 Interchange improvement project. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.17
 
Chinese Community Pays Its Respects to a Long-Lost Hero
By Guest Columnist Al Zhang
Courtesy of Atlantachineselife.com

CONCORD - This weekend, a hero finally came home. First Lieutenant Robert Eugene Oxford – or Gene, as he was sometimes called – lost his life helping America’s allies in their struggle against hostile invaders. And he has been brought back at last to receive a hero's return. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.13.17
 
Bringing 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford Home - Part II
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - 73 years is very long time to wait for the return of a loved one after serving honorably in the Armed Forces. 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford and the entire crew of the B-24J Liberator named "Hot as Hell" flew on their final flight on January 25, 1944. They were declared in Missing in Action and then Killed in Action with no word of what happened to them for 63 years. Eugene was engaged to be married, and most of his immediate family passed away without knowing what had happened to him. Now, 73 years later, Lt. Eugene Oxford is coming home. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Final arrangement and roadside respect information is in bold in this article now. UPDATED: Pictures from yesterday's ride are on my Facebook page. Those who came out yesterday to support the family and show respect are simply awesome! Look for Becky Clark Watts or Pike County Times. I'll work on an article and pictures after the funeral. Thank you to everyone came out yesterday to honor the family and I look forward to seeing y'all on Sunday!]

6.7.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Plane Flips at Candler Field; No Injuries

WILLIAMSON - A Boeing Stearman PT17 ground looped on landing and flipped at the Candler Field Museum Vintage Days at Peachstate Airport today, Saturday, June 3, 2017. The pilot was not injured this morning when the accident occurred. Click here for more.

6.3.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrests Made in Pike County Burglaries

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Investigators have been looking into several thefts that have occurred throughout the County. In one instance, a barn was burglarized and numerous items were taken by the perpetrator(s). Several of the stolen items were sold at a pawn shop in Griffin and a suspect was identified as the one selling the stolen property. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.17
 
Eagle Scout Project to Improve the Pirate Treasure Trail
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - It started with a Letter to the Editor in August of 2015 and has turned into an Eagle Scout Project to improve the Pirates Treasure Trail walking path at the school. Click here for more.

6.1.17
 
New Hebron Baptist Church Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

ATLANTA – The New Hebron Baptist Church has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The property is located at 570 New Hebron Church Road in Concord (Pike County). Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 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, May 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: The go cart racing track is on the agenda along with Supreme Corporation, and Piney Woods. Please note that there are two meetings on this night and not just the one though I doubt that the first meeting will run very long.]

Submitted 5.27.17
 
Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program

ZEBULON - On May 29, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 Legion Family will host the Pike County Memorial 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 10:00 a.m. The Memorial Day program helps those in attendance remember and honor those military service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for defending the freedoms that we as Americans currently enjoy. As part of the program, remarks on the highlights of the United States’ global war on terrorism and the definitions of Blue, Silver, and Gold Star Mothers will be presented.

Iraq killed in action, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Walker from Pike County will be honored with the reading of his military biography; and Gold Star Mother, Teresa Rutledge will be the Program’s guest speaker. Veterans who died this past year in Pike County will be recognized and honored. A new wreath will be laid at the base of the Monument and Taps will be played in honor of all deceased Veterans.

Bring your lawnchair and spend some time remembering those who have given all. Please note: In case of rain, the event will be held in the Courthouse.

5.26.17
 
Pike Clerk of Court Carolyn Williams Selected as Clerk of the Year

ZEBULON - Pike County Clerk of Court Carolyn Williams was selected as Clerk of the Year for the entire state of Georgia. She was awarded during the April 25, 2017 annual Spring Conference at St. Simon’s Island. Click here for more.

5.25.17
 
Patricia Beckham Nominated for NAACP Community Champion Award

MOLENA - Patricia Beckham was nominated for the Community Champion Award for the NAACP of Georgia. She was recognized at the quarterly meeting in Savannah, Georgia on April 29, 2017. Click here for more.

5.25.17
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrest in Auto Theft Case

ZEBULON - On May 9, 2017, at approximately 10:30 am a red 1997 Chevrolet C1500 red in color was stolen from Steven Ward while the vehicle was parked at Freshway Market. Click here for more.

5.23.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Commissioners on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. The only item on the agenda besides the approval of the minutes from the May 10, 2017 meetings is to Approve/Deny 2nd Reading of the FY 2017-2018 Budget. Readers can access the 2nd Reading of the Budget that would include any changes from the 1st Reading by clicking here. This link goes to the county website, then to Novisagenda, and you need to click on Thursday's meeting information. [Note from the Editor: I will not be attending this meeting. ]

Submitted 5.23.17
 
2017 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship Awarded

ZEBULON - Prayer Power is proud to announce the two recipients of the 2017 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
The Library Is Building a Better World
Check out the Summer Reading Program!
By Guest Columnist Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is gearing up for another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Build a Better World. To that end, programs are being planned to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Helping Out With "Fun in the Son"
By Guest Columnist Tiffany Jones

YATESVILLE - Upon meeting Angela Johnson of Reconciliation House, I saw a woman so driven by her vision for the youth of our community that despite going through some recent health issues, she was continuing with her annual summer youth camp "Fun in the Son." This article contains several dates to help out for this event. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.19.17
 
Lifsey Springs Litterbug Identified; Powder Creek Cleaned Up
By Editor Becky Watts

LIFSEY SPRINGS - On Monday evening, May 15, 2017, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a report of trash and other items had been dumped in Powder Creek at the Howell Road Bridge. Click here for more.

5.19.17
 
Judge Crawford to Hear Georgia Supreme Court Case

ATLANTA - Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford of the Superior Court of the Griffin Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeals of Henry County Board of Education v. S.G. (S16G1700) and Freeman v. The State (S17A1040). The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments in these two cases on May 15, 2017 during its 10:00 A.M. session. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.18.17
 
Cancer Warriors Support Organization Reaches Out In Our Area

GRIFFIN - The Cancer Warriors Support Organization (CWSO) is a non-denominational Christian organization that ministers to and encourages people of all ages and cancer types as they go through the cancer battle. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.18.17
 
Looking to Serve others? Join Kiwanis of Pike.

ZEBULON - Are you looking for a way to serve others in our community? Find out more about Kiwanis of Pike and learn how you can help others in our community. Click here for more.

5.17.17
 
Mid Georgia Chiropractic Changes Hours

BARNESVILLE - 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.

Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 or email midgeorgiachirop@bellsouth.net for more information. Tell them that Becky Watts at the Pike County Times.com sent you! Thank you to Mid Georgia Chiropractic for advertising with Pike County Times to help this remain a free resource to citizens since 2009!

5.16.17
 
Trailer Buckles; Blocks the Turn Lane by United Bank in Zebulon

ZEBULON - About 3:10 p.m. this afternoon, a truck carrying a trailer full of bales of cotton ended up stranded in the turning lane north of United Bank. Click here for more.

5.15.17
 
Annual National Day of Prayer Held In Zebulon Last Week

ZEBULON - On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prayer Power of Georgia sponsored the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. It was supposed to be held on the Courthouse Square, but the chilly rain made it necessary to move the event indoors at Zebulon First Baptist Church. Click here for more.

5.13.17
 
Sen. Marty Harbin Releases Statement on
Federal Religious Freedom Executive Order

ATLANTA - Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) released the following statement on the recent federal executive order on religious freedom: “With President Trump's signing of an executive order to continue to strengthen protections for religious freedom in this country, our state of Georgia has fallen further behind the times in defending the crucial human right that is religious freedom. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.17
 
Pike Deputies Interupt Burglary; Make Arrests in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies interrupted a burglary in progress yesterday at a business facility on Second District Road in Williamson. A Deputy patrolling the area located a Ford Ranger in the area stopped on the side of the road. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.8.17
 
Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans: Molena

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

Submitted 5.5.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The only item on the agenda is the First Reading of the FY 2017-18 budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
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

ZEBULON - 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. Chiropractor adjustments keep my spine in alignment along with exercise and good diet. Too much stress in politics or late nights hunched over the keyboard will require and adjustment from Dr. Fink to get rid of my back pain. 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 Looking Glass Photography

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.

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Thank You to Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart

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

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
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Click here for Food Depot website
Deals listed good from July 17-23, 2017
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
CGA Comp
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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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 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: A strange smell
Hint #2: A stolen car
Hint #3: Bald is beautiful
Hint #4: A flying, dying creature
Hint #5: Winning is not the main goal
Hint #6: Witnessing miracles
Hint #7: Georgia film makers

Look below for the past answer and winner!

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 Peggi Payton for guessing The Incredible Mr. Limpet!
 
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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