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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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Election Run Off Day Is July 24, 2018
Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard

ZEBULON - 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. Candidates are encouraged to send a 500 WORD OR LESS press release that tells who they are, why they are running, contact or website information, and any other pertinent information to editor@pikecountytimes.com. I am uploading candidate information as I receive it and will continue to upload throughout the political season. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Commissioner of Insurance and Secretary of State have been added and District 3 Representative has been updated.]

Updated 5.29.18
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room - 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - THIS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERVIEWING AN APPLICANT FOR THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR POSITION. EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY. There will be a call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, and approval of the agenda, but the only item on the agenda is item 6a. which reads as follows: County Manager requests Executive Session 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 an interview for the Planning and Development Director position. [Note from the Editor: This does have a note at the bottom of the page that says, "Agenda is subject to revision," but I don't expect this meeting to be revised. It is a requirement for this meeting to be advertised because three or more commissioners will be present. I'll publish the post agenda when this meeting is finished and those notes are finalized.]

Submitted 6.14.18
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority Regular Monthly Meeting
June 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
At PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box, Twin Oaks Road

ZEBULON - The following items are on the agenda: Approval of minutes from the May meeting, Treasurer Report and Director’s Report from Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Approve/Deny agreement between Root Design Studio, LLC and Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority for the Pike County Recreation Complex Master Plan, Approve/Deny FY 2017/18 budget adjustment for purchase of John Deere TX Turf Gator in the amount of $7920.76, Approve/Deny Pike County Board of Commissioners to provide all payroll services for PCPRA full-time staff, Pride of Pike Report, FY 2018/19 Budget, Personnel Report, and Other Business. The public is welcome to attend.

Submitted 6.14.18
 
National Flag Day Observance to Be Held - Thursday

MEANSVILLE - The Pike County American Legion Family 197 and the Boy Scouts of American Troop 37 will co-host a Flag Day Observance and Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June 2018 at the Danielly Park Pavilion next to Life Springs Church on GA 109 in the Meansville area. This Program is intended to educate the public on our Flag and National Anthem, a flag folding ceremony, and flag etiquette and protocol.

Learn the words of our National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and America the Beautiful. All this helps promote Americanism and Patriotism within our community. During the program, old and worn out flags will be respectfully retired and disposed of in a dignified manner. Bring your old, tattered and frayed flags for their honorable retirement. A hot dog meal will be available after the ceremony.

Submitted 6.13.18
 
Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library
to Hold Book Sale - Saturday

ZEBULON - Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library will hold a Book Sale Saturday, June 16 from 10am-3pm at the Library. Children's books, Mysteries, Westerns, Non-Fiction, Cook Books, Adult Fiction--something for everyone.

Prices from .25 to 1.00. Proceeds to benefit Library programs.

Submitted 6.13.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William T. Elmore

Mr. William T. Elmore, age 78, passed away June 13, 2017, at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.13.18
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. It includes a series of emailed questions pertaining to the budget that I asked to the County Manager prior to the meeting.]

6.12.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Samuel "Sam" Alexander Murray Jr.

Mr. Samuel "Sam" Alexander Murray Jr., age 44, of Griffin passed away June 12, 2018, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.12.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 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, June 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.11.18
 
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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Drivers urged to go “Hands-Free” now before new law takes effect
Music streaming apps are allowed provided drivers aren’t touching their phones to access them while on the road

ATLANTA - The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state’s Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect on July 1, 2018. The new law prohibits drivers from having a phone or stand-alone electronic device in their hand or touching any part of their body while operating a motor vehicle on the road. As long as drivers do not have a phone in their hand or supported by any part of their body, they can make and receive phone calls through the speakerphone feature, earpiece, and wireless headset or if their phone is connected to an electronic watch or their vehicle’s stereo. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.11.18
 
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 6.11.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Truck Driver LifeFlighted After Hitting Trash Truck

ZEBULON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, around 5:40 a.m. this morning, a pick up truck that was traveling northbound on Hwy 19 ran into the back of a trash truck that was also traveling northbound on Hwy 19. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated 6.9.18 with submitted video footage of the air ambulance.]

Updated 6.9.18
 
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 6.9.18
 
Atlanta Chinese Community Honors 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford
on Memorial Day - By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - On Saturday, May 26, 2018, a group from the Atlanta Chinese Community came to Concord to show their respects to 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford with a spray of flowers and two ribbons illustrated by Qinghe, a famous artist in Atlanta. Click here for more.

6.7.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ruby Ann Ballard Castles

Mrs. Ruby Ann Ballard Castles, age 81, of Williamson, passed away June 6, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.7.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Driver Wrecks in Williamson; Lifeflighted to Atlanta Medical Center

WILLIAMSON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, Hunter Parrish, 23 years of age of Beville Rd in Griffin, was traveling toward Spalding on Hwy. 362 yesterday evening when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a telephone pole, and his vehicle overturned. Click here for more.

6.6.18
 
Student Walks on Graduation Night
Courtesy of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ZEBULON - Darby Cochran has had one dream for as long as the people around her can remember: to walk across her high school graduation stage. This walk is important to many, but it’s special to Darby because she gets around on a day to day basis using a power wheelchair. She was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects her body movements, coordination and muscle tone. Click here for more.

Updated 6.6.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Marie Louise Schmidt Wido

Ms. Marie Louise Schmidt Wido, age 92, of Williamson, passed away June 3, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.5.18
 
WRDA works for Georgia’s infrastructure
By Congressman Drew Ferguson

WASHINGTON D.C. – By Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) Addressing the nation’s infrastructure needs has been at the forefront of major policy discussions in Washington ever since the 2016 presidential campaign. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.5.18
 
Senator David Perdue Comments On Updated Senate Calendar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds Majority Leader McConnell for changing the U.S. Senate calendar in order to make progress on key items: “Senate Republicans have accomplished a great deal this year, but more needs to be done. That’s why it is encouraging that Leader McConnell took our concerns into consideration. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.5.18
 
Pike Outreach Transportation Ministry Needs Drivers

ZEBULON - Pike Outreach Transportation Ministry is a local ministry that this need of drivers. Steve Hicks put out a notice through Facebook that was picked up by local media and is also online as a Letter to the Editor on Pike County Times. He said, "No CDL is required. No medical degree necessary. If you can drive one day a week or one day every two weeks you will do." However, the most important thing that is needed for this ministry is faithfulness because "a dialysis patient can't wait." He said that the van has a chair lift and instruction will be provided to the driver. "Dedicated drivers are needed," he said. "Jesus will have your paycheck when you get home." For more information, call Ann at 678-642-9800 and leave message with your phone number.

6.1.18
 
Kemp Certifies May 22nd Election Results

ATLANTA – Today Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the results of the May 22, 2018 General Primary and Nonpartisan Election. Secretary Kemp affirms that all 159 counties have provided the total votes cast to the state and that the returns are a true and correct tabulation. Official results of the local, state, and federal races are available on the Secretary of State’s election night reporting website. Final turnout numbers will be available next week once credit for voting has been applied.

Certification starts the clock for recount requests. There is no automatic recount in Georgia. Under O.C.G.A. § 21-2-495, a recount can be requested by the second-place candidate if the difference in votes between the winning candidate and second-place candidate is not more than one percent of the total votes cast in the race. The second-place candidate has two business days following certification of the results to request the recount.

Submitted 6.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Joseph “Bill” Fay II

Mr. William Joseph “Bill” Fay II, age 33, of Senoia, passed away June 1, 2018, at Piedmont-Newnan Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Rilla Joyce Reynolds Worshum

Mrs. Rilla Joyce Reynolds Worshum, age 79, of Concord, passed away June 1, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.1.18
 
US Senator Perdue to Hold Office Hours in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE - From US Senator David Perdue: One of my field representatives, Chris Perkins, is hosting office hours in your area to help you with a variety of issues from veterans affairs, to obtaining visas and passports, filing Social Security claims, and navigating federal agencies. Please stop by if you are having any issues with a federal agency or want to discuss items before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, June 6 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Barnesville City Hall, Mayor's Office, located at 109 Forsyth Street in Barnesville, GA 30204. Appointments are not necessary, and everyone will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to see you, and if you have any questions, call our office at (404) 865-0087.

Submitted 6.1.18
 
Thank You to the Pike County Community from The Pike County American Legion Post 197

MEANSVILLE - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 thanks all those who sponsored, supported, volunteered, and participated in the 5 May 2018 Meansville 5K/10K Run/Walk Benefit for Veterans. The City of Meansville was a gracious host and we had beautiful weather. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.31.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John William “Bill” Edwards, Sr.

Mr. John William “Bill” Edwards, Sr., age 87, of Griffin, passed away May 30, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.30.18
 
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 5.29.18
 
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and Alarm System Needs

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Submitted 5.29.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Imogene Stephens McNeely

Mrs. Imogene Stephens McNeely, age 90, of Riverdale, passed away May 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.29.18
 
In Honor of Those Who Gave Their All on This Memorial Day
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Memorial Day is a day of reflection on those who have given their lives so that we can live free here in the United States of America. It is also a day where people around the world reflect on the lives that were given for their freedom--and many of those lives were American. Here in America, serving in the military is part of what we do. Going to other countries and helping them to stay free is simply part of what we do. But to those who have been the recipient of this gift of freedom, it is not a gift that has been taken lightly.

As I stood at the grave of a World War II Bombardier in Concord, Georgia on Saturday with a group of first generation Chinese who drove a significant distance to show respect to a man that they didn't know but who died flying the Hump to save their country when it was under attack from the Japanese, it occurred to me that we as Americans as a whole don't appreciate our freedom as much as we should. We've had it for as long as we can remember and often, we don't study history as in depth as we should to know why our freedom is so precious. And, as I was told by a first generation Chinese American this weekend, helping protect freedom around the world is just something that America does so it may not mean as much to some of us as it does to them. But those who have been the recipient of the blood of our patriots who fought for freedom in other parts of the world know the sacrifice that has been paid and they truly appreciate the sacrifice paid for the lives of their relatives and for their freedom.

I encourage you to reach out to those who have lost loved ones in past wars today. They need to hear our acknowledgement of their sacrifice as much as we need to say it. Freedom is a way of life here in America that never needs to be taken for granted because freedom has NEVER been free.

5.28.18
 
In Flanders Fields
By John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Click here to learn more about the poppy and its history.

Submitted 5.28.18
 
Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program to Be Held

ZEBULON - This coming Monday, May 28, 2018, Memorial Day, the Legion Family will host the Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. You all are invited and highly encouraged to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. This will be an extra-ordinary event for Americans including Veterans and our youth. Click here and scroll down toward the bottom of the page for more information.

Submitted 5.25.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
May 29, 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 May 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.

5.25.18
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on May 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public was invited to attend this meeting. Discussion began with creating a separate department in line 77 labeled Economic Development. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

5.25.18
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock!

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is gearing up for another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Libraries Rock. To that end, programs are offered to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults throughout June and July. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.24.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Caroline Marcella Clements Sauls

Mrs. Caroline Marcella Clements Sauls, age 87, of Milner, passed away May 23, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.23.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mary Willene Cato Long

Mrs. Mary Willene Cato Long, age 88, of Molena, passed away May 22, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.23.18
 
Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
By U.S. Senator David Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Memorial Day is a time to pause, honor, and remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect America and defend freedom around the world. In Georgia, we have a proud history of supporting our military and their families. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.18
 
2018 Pike County Baccalaureate Service Was Held

WILLIAMSON - The 2018 Pike County Baccalaureate Service was held at 5 p.m. (graduates should be present by 4:30 p.m.) on Sunday, May 20 at Oak Hill Baptist Church located at 100 Lakeside Drive in Williamson. The message was given by Pastor Josh Gilliam from Second Baptist Church and Special Music was presented by the Oak Hill Praise Team. Contact Ben Maxedon from Prayer Power at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net to order a disc of over 100 pictures from the event. A few examples are on this page as well. Watermarked photos are available on my Facebook account as well. Click here for more.

5.22.18
 
Primary Election Results - May 22, 2018

ZEBULON - There were no contested local races in Pike County. However, there were several hotly contested races that will determine our leadership on a state and federal level. The City of Zebulon also voted on whether or not to allow the "sales by the drink of distilled spirits by retailers, including sales by the drink of distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and midnight." Pike County Times is reporting from the Pike County Courthouse tonight both online and by radio for WTGA Fun 101.1 Thomaston radio. Click here for results that were updated the final time after midnight.

5.22.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Three Vehicle Accident Occurs South of Zebulon

ZEBULON - This was a three vehicle accident involving five people around 4:33 p.m. today. According to the Pike County Fire Department, an SUV carrying a lawnmower on a trailer was hit head-on by another vehicle on Hwy 19 just south of Smoot's. Click here for more. There is also information on how you can receive breaking news alerts like this one.

5.11.18
 
Prayer Power of Georgia to Sponsor Annual National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 3, 2018

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia will sponsor the 18th Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.2.18
 
Tennis Teams Win Region Championships
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - The boys and girls tennis teams celebrated a region championships on April 10th. The Pirates traveled to John Drew Tennis Center in Macon for the Region 4-AAA tournament. The Pirates finished the regular season 11-2 and undefeated in region play with the Lady Pirates at 12-2 and also undefeated in region play. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.16.18
 
Students Take Historic Civil Rights Trip
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - Students from Pike County Middle School embarked on a historic trip to visit several iconic places that defined the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The students left the school in early hours to make the four hour trip to their first stop—Selma. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.16.18
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Pike County

MOLENA – On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. Click here for more.

Updated 4.11.18
 
Fire Destroys Home in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Pike County Fire Department personnel responded to an emergency call about a fire at 399 Overlook Trail in Williamson on the evening of Saturday, April 7, 2018. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: The cause of this fire was ruled to be accidental.]

4.9.18
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Officer Involved Shooting on Roberts Quarters Road

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the scene of a Deputy involved shooting on Roberts Quarters Road. Click here for more.

Updated 4.4.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
March 27, 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 March 27, 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. This meeting is complete.

Submitted 3.29.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There was a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.24.18
 
Billy D's Community Fitness Inc. Now Open in Thomaston

THOMASTON - Billy D’s Community Fitness, Inc. has opened the studio at 106 N. Green Street in Thomaston. A variety of classes are offered for all ages! Click here for more.

Submitted 3.20.18
 
City of Zebulon Declares First Thursday of February as Optimist Day

ZEBULON - On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, some of the members Hope 4 Tomorrow Optimist Club were able to witness Mayor Bobby Blalock sign in an affect that the City of Zebulon recognized every first Thursday in February as Optimist Day. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.20.18
 
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
 
Williams Mill Road Bridge to Close

MEANSVILLE - Pike County has been notified by contractor CW Matthews that Williams Mill Road Bridge will be closed beginning January 29, 2018 for bridge replacement. UPDATED: This project is projected to take about six months.

Submitted 1.3.18
 
Pike County Veterans Day Program To Be Held

On Saturday, 11 November 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program on the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 11:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.9.17
 
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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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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
 
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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


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 Facing the Giants!
 
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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