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Beth Camp Announces Candidacy for District 4
of Pike County Board of Education

ZEBULON - Hello! I am happy to announce I will be running for re-election May 19th, 2020 as District 4 Pike County Board of Education! When I was sworn in January 2017, my goal was to be a representative to the good people who elected me, an advocate for ALL children in Pike, and a wise steward of public funds to provide for the highest quality education while protecting tax payers. Since I was elected, the reserve fund is now at an acceptable level, graduation rate is 96% (only 4% to go!), STEM is now state certified, another Pathway for graduation is being rolled out for the Class of 2024, and the BOE has not raised the millage rate since 2017. My prayer is the Citizens of Pike will give me another term to achieve further goals. I love this county and want to be part of the growth that is coming so strategically it will be positive rather than the chaos other counties experienced. According to Pike Building & Zoning, 700 new homes will be built in the next 36 months. Let me be part of the solution!

My experience with the Pike County Board of Education, as a parent of a recent PC graduate, volunteering in a variety of civic organizations (including the Pike FFA Alumni barn), my professional background as a Realtor/Broker since 2006 in Pike County, and my undergraduate and post graduate education in Integrative Studies and Organization Leadership gives me the unique background to represent you- because I am and have been your neighbor. We share common goals to keep our county the best place to live. I would never want to live anywhere else! Click here for more.

Paid Campaign Ad 1.27.20
 
Spalding County Makes Arrests

GRIFFIN - On January 16th, at approximately 8:00pm, members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at 1125 Placid Rd. Griffin, Ga. culminating an investigation that was conducted by members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 28, 2020 – 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 INSERT DATE AND TIME HERE 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 1.24.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald “Ron” (Red) DeWolf Miller

Mr. Ronald “Ron” (Red) DeWolf Miller, age 90, of Williamson, passed away January 24, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.24.20
 
DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus in Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.24.20
 
Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for Week 3

LAGRANGE - week 03, ending January 13, 2020. The Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during Week 03 was high=10, on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there has been 37 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 1,201 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. The Click here for more. The Georgia Department of Public Health advises that it's not too late to get vaccinated against influenza if you haven’t already.

Submitted 1.24.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Fire Destroys Home; Community Steps In to Help

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Fire Department personnel responded to reported structure fire Wednesday, January 22 at 4:20 pm to 140 Sprayberry Road, the home of Justin and Ashley O’Steen. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry Ronald Woods

Mr. Jerry Ronald Woods, age 80, of Zebulon, passed away January 21, 2020, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.23.20
 
Rent and Utility Assistance Services for Counties: Lamar, Pike, Spalding, And Upson

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army here at Griffin, Georgia services the counties of Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson for these communities’ social service needs. Many individuals utilize our House of Hope Homeless Shelter, Clothing Voucher, and Food Pantry programs from these counties, but they do not take advantage of our Rent and Utility Assistance Program. We want to change that because we care about everyone in all of these counties.

If you live in these counties, or know of anyone who does, and you need assistance with your rent and/or utility issues, we are here to help. Our funding is limited, but we are committed to serving the residents of the above-listed counties with the resources entrusted to us with due diligence. To apply, contact us at 770-412-6561 to discuss your concerns and/or schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you. God Bless You.

Submitted 1.23.20
 
Pike County Fire Department On the Scene of a Fire

MEANSVILLE 5:57 p.m. - The Pike County Fire Department is on the scene of a fire on Sprayberry Road in Meansville. No one was at home, and no animals were harmed. Pike County Times will provide more information when it is available.

1.22.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Stolen Jeep Has Been Recovered
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - A white Jeep Cherokee was stolen from a home in the Ashley Glen subdivision in Williamson on Monday night/Tuesday morning after midnight this week. Pike County Sheriff’s Investigators have been working to locate the vehicle since that time. Click here for more.

1.22.20
 
Rep. Ken Pullins's House House District 131 Weekly Update

ATLANTA - On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Georgia House of Representatives convened for the second regular session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly. Last week, the House convened for four legislative days in the House chamber, and one of our first orders of business was to adopt an adjournment resolution, which set our calendar for the first few weeks of session. House committees also hit the ground running, Governor Brian Kemp delivered his second annual State of the State address and we voted on legislation on the House floor. Click here for more.

Rep. Ken Pullin serves on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Human Relations and Aging, and Small Business Development. He represents the 131st House District which includes Upson, Pike, Lamar Counties. He may be reached at 404.656.0188 or by email at ken.pullin@house.ga.gov. You can sign up for Ken's weekly updates by clicking here.

Submitted 1.21.20
 
CMS finalizes decision to cover Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain for Medicare beneficiaries

WASHINGTON DC - Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a decision to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain. Before this final National Coverage Determination (NCD) reconsideration, acupuncture was nationally non-covered by Medicare. CMS conducted evidence reviews and examined the coverage policies of private payers to inform today’s decision. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.20
 
First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.20
 
Meet and Greet for Anyone Interested in Being a Paid Poll Worker

ZEBULON - Are you interested in being a Poll Worker for 2020 Elections? This is a paid position. Requirements? Must be 18 years of age, must be registered to vote, and must live in Pike County. You also must be available on Election Day and/or the 3 weeks of early voting. The Meet and Greet will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at the Strickland Building in Concord GA 30206. Come with questions! For further information, please contact the Pike County Board of Elections Trainer at 678-920-4975.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Pike County Business License Renewals Due by January 31, 2020 - Final Reminder

ZEBULON - Renewals for business licenses begin on December 1st of each year and run through January 31st. After the January 31 deadline, late fees are assessed on all renewals. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Full Blown Firearms Offers NRA Range Safety Officer Class

GRIFFIN - Full Blown Firearms is offering an NRA Range Safety Officer Class on Sunday, January 26. The class will last from from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be held at the Griffin Gun Club Clubhouse located at 550 Amelia Road in Griffin. The cost for the class is $135. Lunch and student materials are included in that price. If you are interest, please call Brad Ward at (678) 463-8155 to reserve your seat or click here to find out more about Full Blown Firearms and this Facebook event.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Shelby Jean “Jeanie” Long Middlebrooks

Shelby Jean “Jeanie” Long Middlebrooks, age 71, of Meansville, passed away January 19, 2020, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Doolittle

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.20.20
 
Full Blown Firearms Offers a Civilian Response
to an Active Shooter Class

HAMPTON- ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING CLASS!! Civilian response to an active shooter. Would you know what to do? Are you prepared? Want to learn? Come join us for this look at what happens and what you need to know!! Saturday January 25, 2020, 9 AM to 1 PM. $25 per person. Seating is limited, please call Brad Ward at (678) 463-8155 to reserve your seat. Click here to find out more about Full Blown Firearms or check them out on Facebook.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Timeshare Resort Manager Arrested for Massive Elder Fraud and Embezzlement Targeting Timeshare Owners

ATLANTA - Katherine Tice Craig, a/k/a Kathy Tice, has been arraigned on federal charges of mail fraud. The defendant allegedly embezzled over $2 million dollars from a company she was managing. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Attorney Heads Up Team of Volunteers for Pro-Wrestling/Celebrity Meet & Greet Charity Bash - March 7

LOCUST GROVE HIGH SCHOOL - Operation Lunchbox has one mission—feed hungry kids. The Sellers Law Firm, LLC, is humbled to be a part of organizing the Operation Lunchbox Charity Bash to help feed hungry students in our community. This event is bringing local businesses together to provide an opportunity for all ages to be entertained by athletes and entertainers, including wrestling superstars, a former 2x World Champion boxer, film extras from The Walking Dead, & stand-up comedians, all in an effort to bring more awareness to the mission of Operation Lunchbox. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information including tickets.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. A.P. "Frank" Daniel

Mr. A.P. "Frank" Daniel, age 86, of Molena, passed away January 20, 2020, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
American Legion Pike Post 197 Invites Applications for Boys State and Girls State Sessions

ZEBULON - The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary seek young adult citizens to attend this year’s Boys and Girls State sessions. These American Legion programs are a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of, the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American democratic system. A session, usually lasting five days (Boys State: 24-30 May and Girls State: 7-12 June 2020), is conducted with top-ranking high school boys and girls as citizens. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Arrest Report from the Zebulon Police Department

ZEBULON - This is the arrest report from Zebulon received on 1.20.20.
1. Crystal Tucker, 41 year old black female from Zebulon Ga. for Suspended License.
2. David Yates, 61 year old black male from Atlanta Ga. for (Warrant) Passing fraudulent scripts.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Bad Boys for Life

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.20.20
 
Rep. Philip Singleton's House District 71 Weekly Update

FAYETTE/COWETA COUNTY - The Georgia House of Representatives convened for the first day of session Monday, January 13, 2020. Rep. Singleton, Rep. Pullin, Rep. Cooke, Rep. Gullet Rep. Garter, and Rep. Moore all sponsored House Bill 751, Anti Red Flag- Second Amendment Conservation Act. This legislation aims to block any type of action that could infringe upon a citizen’s constitutional right to due process in regards to legal gun ownership. Rep. Singleton fully supports constitutional carry and has also signed on to House Bill 2. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
The US Census Is Hiring

ZEBULON - The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Tyrone Smith, Recruiting Assistant for our area, came by a county commission meeting a while back to talk about opportunities for people in our area. Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience. He told me that the US Census is hiring to fill full and part time positions in Pike County starting at $14.50/hour after training. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Middle Georgia Community Action Agency Heating Assistance Available for Pike County - January 20

ZEBULON - January 20, 2020 the program is expecting to receive additional funds for heating assistance. These funds will be available to all households who meet the income requirements and have not previously applied in the 2019/2020 year. Please call 1-844-588-1552 to schedule an appointment starting at 8:30 AM on January 20, 2020. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.20
 
Southern Rock, Sand, and Gravel - For All Your Needs!

WILLIAMSON - Has the recent rain made your driveway a mess? Do you need rock or sand for a foundation or other project around your home or barn? Call Brad Armistead at (678) 588-9465 and find out how easy it is to have a delivery made! Southern Rock, Sand, and Gravel is locally owned and operated. Click here for more.

1.18.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Felton Ross

Mr. James Felton Ross, age 70, of Griffin, passed away January 9, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
Amazon to Launch New Fulfillment Center
Create 500 Jobs in Coweta County

ATLANTA - Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that Amazon will expand its Georgia presence by launching a new fulfillment center in Newnan. Starting on day one, the e-commerce retail company will create 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits at the new facility. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Roy Gene Clem, Jr.

Mr. Roy Gene Clem, Jr., age 68, of Molena, passed away January 17, 2020, at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
Location and Design Approved for Proposed Bridge Replacement on Georgia 109 at Gola Creek

MEANSVILLE - The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has approved the location and design of Project #0014904 for Pike County, a project that would replace the bridge on Georgia 109 at Gola Creek, located one mile east of Meansville. The design and location were approved on Dec. 30, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
The Flu Is Still Widespread Throughout Georgia

LAGRANGE - According to the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 02, ending January 11, 2020, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during was 10 on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there has been 31 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 1,019 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. The Click here for more. The Georgia Department of Public Health advises that it's not too late to get vaccinated against influenza if you haven’t already.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Harold Douglas “Roadrunner” Robbins

Mr. Harold Douglas “Roadrunner” Robbins, age 77, of Meansville, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2020, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.18.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Three Christs

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.18.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Monitors Storm Damage
and Flooding in Pike County **UPDATED**
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times is keeping an eye on the weather conditions in our county. Here is an update of the past couple of days. [Note from the Editor: The statement and picture from the National Weather Service has been added. 1.17.20] Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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. 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 1.17.20
 
Prayer Power of Georgia Accepting Nominations
for Faith Award/Scholarship

ZEBULON - We are accepting nominations for the 2020 Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. Each year we award a graduating high school senior from Pike County, the Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. They may be in public school, private school, or homeschool. They must have shown growth and maturity in their spiritual life during their four-year high school experience. Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2020. You may obtain information and requirements at www.prayerpower4u.net, by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net, or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.17.20
 
Prayer Power of Georgia Accepting Nominations
for Saints In Light Award

ZEBULON - Prayer Power is accepting nominations for the 2020 “Saints in Light Award” which is to be presented to a non-clergy individual serving in Pike County who has been a spiritually inspiring, motivating, and encouraging influence in the community, and who openly and with love works for the betterment of the community and the people they come in contact with. By reflecting the true meaning of love and service in the community, they inspire and empower others to do the same. Nominations must be received on the proper forms by the first day of April. You may obtain information and requirements at www.prayerpower4u.net, by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net, or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.17.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Brenda Harkins Schramm

Mrs. Brenda Harkins Schramm, age 76, of Williamson, passed away January 14, 2020, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.16.20
 
Ginny Blakeney Announces Candidacy for Pike Probate Judge

ZEBULON - Virginia “Ginny” Blakeney of Williamson officially announces her candidacy for the 2020 Pike County Probate Judge Election. Ginny is a lifelong resident of Pike County who stays actively involved with the community and is dedicated to public service. With almost 6 years of experience working with the local government she is committed to meeting the needs of the citizens in a conservative and sincere manner. As the community continues to experience rapid growth it will be imperative that the Probate Office move forward with new energy and a fiscally responsible approach that will both enhance and increase the services provided into the future. Ginny would appreciate your VOTE for PROBATE JUDGE on May 19! Click here for more.

Paid Campaign Ad 1.16.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Oscar Allen Purvis, Jr

Mr. Oscar Allen Purvis, Jr, age 77, of Pike County, passed away January 14, 2020, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.15.20
 
Driver Strikes Culvert and Utility Pole on Sunday Morning

MOLENA - Around 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 12, a driver in the area of Roberts Quarters Road spilled coffee on himself and ran off the roadway stricking a culvert and utility pole. Pike resident Charles Hunt, 51 years of age, was the driver of the 2012 Ford Truck involved in this wreck. He suffered from minor injuries as a result of the wreck. Upson EMC had to repair electrical lines down across the roadway which was closed for several hours.

1.15.20
 
My Thoughts on H.B. 734: Entreaty for Common Sense
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - HB 734 is entitled the "Ethics in Journalism Act" and is supposed to create journalism ethics board that will govern media entities throughout the state of Georgia. This letter basically walks through my reasons that the legislation is bad and encourages any who are already signed onto this legislation to walk away from it. This legislation is in clear violation of not one but two constitutions, and it deserves a very loud rebuke in the public square. Click here for more.

[Note from the Editor: This editorial was written last year and still stands against this terrible legislation that is in the hopper for this year. I sent my Entreaty for Common Sense every single co-sponsor on this legislation and did not receive even one response. You can monitor this legislation through Georgia General Assembly by clicking here.]

1.15.20
 
H & R Block Offers Tax Preparation
Refund Advance Loan up to $3,500

ZEBULON - Looking for someone to help out with your tax preparation? Look no farther than H&R Block in Zebulon! Now available! You could get a Refund Advance loan of up to $3,500 within minutes of filing your taxes at H&R Block. Optional loan from Axos Bank®; not your tax refund. H&R Block is located at 9219 Hwy 19, Zebulon GA 30295. Right down from Freshway. Give them a call at (770) 567-3840 and tell them that you saw their ad on Pike County Times! Click here for details.

1.14.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Detour Installed After Roadway Closure on Georgia 109 West of Meansville
Due to Emergency Underground Pipe Repairs
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - Emergency repairs to underground pipes on Georgia 109 just west of the intersection with Old Meansville Road/Adams Road in Pike County have prompted a full road closure at the site. The closure will be in effect through Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, and a detour has been installed to direct traffic around the location. Signage has been posted throughout the area and along the detour route. Click here for more.

UPDATE 1.15.20: You can travel from Meansville and take a right or left on Old Meansville and Adams Roads, but you cannot go either of those roads from the Hwy 19 side. Yes, they opened it up for school buses today, but it's closed again tonight. And traffic is being diverted around Hwy 109 through downtown Zebulon. Pictures are on my FB: Becky Clark Watts.

Submitted 1.14.20
 
Georgia bill would block ‘red flag’ orders that require surrender of guns
By Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA - A House Republican lawmaker has filed legislation targeting any future laws that would require those who are found to be a threat to themselves or others to surrender their weapons. State Rep. Ken Pullin, a Zebulon Republican, said he believes “red flag” laws, which would that takes guns away from a citizen that a judge deems to be a threat, violates due process rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Pullin’s legislation would challenge any future measure since federal law supersedes state law. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.14.20
 
The J. Joel Edwards Library Opens the S.T.E.A.M. Room
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library held a sneak peek and thank you to those who have made the S.T.E.A.M. Room possible. On the pre-grand opening, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn and Library Board Chair Gillian Appleton said that they were excited to be on the cutting edge with this technology and gave their thanks to Interim County Manager Rob Morton, the Pike County Commission, County Employees who helped get the addition build so a room could be dedicated to this endeavor, Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Library, and the Pike County Board of Education. Click here for more.

1.13.20
 
One Vehicle Wreck Occurred Last Sunday By Freshway

ZEBULON - On Sunday, January 5, at approximately 6 p.m., a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling north on State Route 3/Hwy 19 near Mile Marker 9. [Note from the Editor: The readers who told me about this said it was near Freshway.] The driver, Connie Johnson (71 year of age of Thomaston), lost control of her vehicle which caused it to travel off the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the front of the vehicle struck an embankment which caused it to vault over a private driveway. The vehicle then struck a ditch with its front. The vehicle traveled in the ditch and struck another embankment. The vehicle traveled back onto the roadway crossing all north and southbound lanes then exited the roadway again striking another ditch on the south side of the road. The driver was transported to a local hospital to be checked for injuries. The driver was issued a citation for “Failure to Maintain Lane”. Impairment is not suspected in this crash. The Georgia State Patrol Post 26 - Thomaston worked this wreck.

Submitted 1.13.20
 
What Do You Foresee, General Beauregard Lee?

JACKSON - General Beauregard Lee, Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator, will make his prediction from his home at Dauset Trails Nature Center. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.13.20
 
Pike County Times Is Monitoring Storm Damage

ZEBULON - A Pike County Public Works update from Saturday night/Sunday morning is as follows: There was minimal damage from the storm with three small cedars that came down on Fossett Road, a tree down on Shackelford, and a tree down on Hill Street near Concord. Hopefully, the flooding will keep to a minimum as well. If you see trees down or water covering the roadway, please call 911 to report it, and they will ensure that the proper authorities get it blocked off and taken care of. Stay as dry as you can today!

1.13.20
 
Molena City Council to Hold Regular Council Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - Molena City Council will meet on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall in Molena. On the agenda is the following: PUBLIC COMMENTS, CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE/INVOCATION, APPROVAL OF AGENDA, APPROVAL OF MINUTESfrom Regular Meeting December 9, 2019, INVITED GUESTS - AW Britt-Property Rezoning on 125 East Jones Street, CHIEF OF POLICE REPORT - Public Safety: # of 1. Calls & Citations, 2. Status of Vehicles & Mileage, 3. Financial Report, REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES - A. Buildings, Streets and Grounds- Glenn Beckham, B. Public Safety- Damon Riggins, C. Ways & Means- Vacant, D. Water- Vacant, MAYOR’S REPORT - A. 2020 City Appointments, 1. Mayor Pro Tem - Council Votes, 2. City Clerk/Treasurer - Tausha Grose, 3. Police Chief - Novin Darsey, 4. City Attorney - Scott Mayfield, 5. Municipal Judge - David Fowler, 6. Auditor - Abbot, Jordan, & Koon CPA, 7. Committee Appointments - a. Building & Grounds, b. Public Safety, c. Ways & Means, d. Water, OLD/UNFINISHED BUSINESS - A. SPLOST/LMIG, B. Police Car Grant, C. City Zoning Ordinance Hearing Scheduling, D. Trash Receptacles, E. Smoking Area/Ordinance, F. Open Container Ordinance, NEW BUSINESS - A. Uranium Filter, B. Goal Workshop Scheduling, C. Qualifying and Special Election, D. Signature Card, E. Lawn Mower Fuel Filter, F. Council Pay, G. City Hall Computer, H. Statewide Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement, EXECUTIVE SESSION, and COUNCIL COMMENTS. The next regular meeting will be on February 10, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.

Submitted 1.11.20
 
New Year, New Growth
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

Though I am well past partying age, I would like to brag that I was up all night on New Year’s Eve. The fact that I spent the entire time coughing and hacking doesn’t change the fact that I was up all night. Seems I rang in the New Year with a case of acute bronchitis. I didn’t know a chest cough could hurt so badly. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.11.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews 1917

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.11.20
 
The Flu Is Still Widespread Throughout Georgia

ZEBULON - According to the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 1, ending January 4, 2020, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during was 10 on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there has been 22 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia (7 since last week’s report) and 779 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. The Click here for more. The Georgia Department of Public Health advises that it's not too late to get vaccinated against influenza if you haven’t already.

Submitted 1.11.20
 
Griffin City Attorney Drew Whalen submits false statement
to Attorney General’s Office
By Editor Sheila Mathews, the GRIP

GRIFFIN - Griffin City Attorney Drew Whalen submitted a false statement to the Georgia Attorney General’s Office in response to a criminal complaint filed by The GRIP Publisher Sheila Mathews. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.11.20
 
When Distance Compounds Loss
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

My wife came to this country from Cambodia in 1982. Most people reading this are clear on that, but I think what people may not be clear on is the amount of struggle and heartbreak it took her, her family, and many others to get here. Phov recorded a podcast with Clay Neely and me, telling her story. She is very shy, and that was a huge thing for her to do. But she wants the story to be told. It needs to be told (The podcast should air one day next week, so check it out). Click here for more.

Submitted 1.10.20
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library - Grand Opening for the S.T.E.A.M Room
By Guest Columnist Alyssa Williams

On Saturday, January 11th, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library will be hosting the grand opening for its new addition, the S.T.E.A.M Room. S.T.E.A.M. Education is a hands-on learning initiative that encourages growth through science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This approach to learning uses contemporary advancements to foster critical thinking, problem solving, and curiosity in all ages. The purpose of this room is also to supply community members and library patrons with new and updated resources that will assist in day-to-day tasks.

From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on January 11th, the library invites community members of all ages to join in on a series of mini-workshops that will introduce a variety of new instruments and resources that will be available to the public during set operational hours. At this open house, participants will learn the ins-and-outs of the library’s new 3D printer, heating press, button maker, coding Ozobots, and much more. The library will also be providing additional information regarding the S.T.E.A.M. Room’s hours, costs, and uses. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the grand opening, contact the J. Joel Edwards Public Library at (770) 567-2014.

Submitted 1.10.20
 
MLK Announces 50th MLK Celebration and Parade

ZEBULON - Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate this great occasion with the Pike County MLK committee as we harvest our heritage by cultivating our ethnicity. The theme for this year is “A Golden Vision for Today’s Mission.” Festivities begins January 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM with a banquet honoring 50 years of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event will take place at the Senior Citizen Center located at 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA. The Guest Speaker will be Attorney Gerald Griggs of Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $20, please see a committee member if you are interested.

The committee will climax the 50th celebration with the annual parade and program on January 20, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM at Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church. All parade participants are asked to be on time and ready to pull out no later than 9:45 AM. There is no fee to be a part of the parade. The program will start at 11:30 AM and the location is Mt. Hope Baptist Church. The speaker for the program will be Minister Ca’Darius Shannon, a native of Pike County. Click here and scroll down to the date of the event for more information including contact info for the parade.

Submitted 1.10.20
 
Pike County Offices to Close for MLK Day

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Submitted 1.10.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Interviews New County Manager, Ron Alexander
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Ron Alexander is Pike County’s new county manager. His first day of work will be on Monday, January 13, 2020. He is moving from Richmond Hill, Georgia with a population of 13,235, according to the US Census, to Pike County with a population of 18,634. Click here for more.

1.8.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews... Top Ten Movies of 2019

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.7.20
 
House Majority Caucus Unveils Plan to Reverse Corporate Takeover of Georgia Health Care

ATLANTA – Members of the House Majority Caucus today announced their plan to introduce legislation during the 2020 legislative session that seeks to return health care dollars and day-to-day health care decisions to patients and health care professionals in Georgia. The caucus announced its legislative plan after the House Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.7.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Parasite

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.7.20
 
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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BREAKING NEWS: Children Found Last Night After 4 Hour Search
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - Around 5:25 p.m. last night, The Pike County Emergency 9-11 Center received a call from a North Madden Bridge Road residence to help find three boys who had run away. The boys, aged 13, 13, and 9 were found safely after a four-hour search last night. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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!

[Note from the Editor: According to Open Records obtained from the Pike County Sheriff's Office, deputies have been called to this residence 3 times in 2017, 1 time in 2018, 2 times in 2019, and 1 time so far this year.

1.6.20
 
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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Pike Deputies Respond to Burn Incident

ZEBULON - On Saturday, January 4 at approximately midnight Pike County Sheriff’s Office investigators were alerted by Spalding Regional Hospital to a burned individual that had been brought in for treatment. The burned person, Michael May, 26 years of age, had suffered second and third degree burns to almost fifty percent of his body. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 8, 2020 – 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 January 8, 2020 – 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 to the beginning of the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
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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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gregory Paul Manders

Mr. Gregory Paul Manders, age 58, of Zebulon, passed away January 4, 2020, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Jojo Rabbit

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.4.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Just Mercy

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 1.4.20
 
Georgia Launches 2020 Census Campaign

ATLANTA – Yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the official launch of Georgia's 2020 Census campaign - Every. One. Counts. - led by the state's Complete Count Committee. Every. One. Counts. is a marketing campaign to secure strong participation by Georgia residents in the 2020 U.S. Census, which determines reapportionment of congressional and state legislative districts, directs how federal funding is distributed among states, and informs community planning efforts across the country. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.3.20
 
Scam Alert: Don’t Plug Your Phone into a Charging Station
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - If you are traveling and your battery is running low, a charging station may seem like a lucky find. But think twice before plugging in your phone or other device! These USB charging stations – often found in spots popular with travelers – are part of a new cyber-theft tactic called “juice jacking.” Click here for more.

Submitted 1.3.20
 
The Flu Is Still Widespread Throughout Georgia

ZEBULON - According to the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 52, ending December 28, 2019, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during was 10 on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there has been 15 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 505 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.3.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Bruce A. Donnigan

Mr. Bruce A. Donnigan, age 83, of Jackson, formerly of Griffin, passed away December 30, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.3.20
 
FLASHBACK: Annual Lighting of Concord - Friday, December 6, 2019

CONCORD - The Annual Lighting of Concord will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019. The public is invited to attend. Click here to see pictures from this event.

1.3.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Christopher James Patton

Mr. Christopher James Patton, age 57, of Molena, passed away January 3, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.3.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Brian Batchelor, Sr.

Mr. John Brian Batchelor, Sr., age 51, of Concord, passed away December 31, 2019, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.2.20
 
2020 Pike County Holiday Schedule

ZEBULON - Here is a list of the holidays that Pike County Government will be observing next year. County offices will be closed on these days.
January 1, 2020 - New Year’s Day -
January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 - Independence Day
September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day
November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27, 2020 - Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2020 - Christmas Eve Holiday
December 25, 2020 - Christmas Holiday

Submitted 12.30.19
 
A Review of 2019 As We Look Toward a New Decade
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - There were many blessings as well as some tears shed in our county in 2019. There were good times, and there were arrests. There was a storm that brought crazy wind to tear up neighbor's homes. And there was flooding at the beginning of the year and a drought throughout most of the rest of the year with December finally bringing relief. Click here for more.

12.30.19
 
Georgia DOT Awards Contract Including Resurfacing US 19 in Our Area

ZEBULON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it awarded contracts for five project in District 3 (West Central Georgia region). The project bids were received on Nov. 22 and the contracts awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on Dec. 6, 2019. C. W. Matthews Contracting Company of Marietta, Georgia will resurface Georgia 3/US 19 from Atwater Road in Upson County to just north of Georgia 7 in Spalding County for the amount of $13.9 million. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. The largest single investment contract awarded within this round was to the Georgia 3 resurfacing project in Pike, Spalding and Upson Counties within the West Central Georgia region. Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available in advance of construction activities.

Submitted 12.30.19
 
January Is Radon Action Month: Why It’s Time to Test Your Home If You Live in Pike County

ZEBULON - According to data from the University of Georgia Radon Education Program, homes in Pike County have a 22.9% chance of having an elevated level of radon in the air. This can happen in any kind of home with any type of construction, including slab on grade, crawlspace, and homes with basements. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.30.19
 
Community Helps Local Veteran
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A call went out in our community to help a veteran who was having furnace trouble on Veterans Day. Calls were made to find someone who could examine and repair the furnace to determine the part that needed to be replaced and the price. In the end, $1,000 was the amount that was needed. Click here for more.

12.28.19
 
United Bank Brings Christmas Wishes to Local Group of Children

ZEBULON - Employees at United Bank in Zebulon donated 81 gifts to the 27 children in the REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Program in Concord this Christmas. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.28.19
 
Worn U.S. Flags can Be Placed in Retirement Box at Board of Commissioner's Office

WASHINGTON DC – In partnership with the National Association of Counties and the National Flag Foundation, Pike County has installed a flag retirement box in the lobby at Board of Commissioner's Office. The flag retirement box was placed there at no cost to the county. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.27.19
 
Georgia 3 Resurfacing Project to Start Jan. 2; Will Involve Lane Closures

UPSON AND TAYLOR COUNTIES - On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 (weather permitting), road construction crews will start a project to mill and lay new asphalt on nearly 14 miles of US 19 / Georgia 3 in Taylor and Upson Counties, from the Flint River Bridge in Taylor County to Cook Road in Upson County. The project is scheduled to be active seven days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day, until Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.26.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART IV
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN- This is the fourth in a series of articles about the Griffin Police Department and its interactions with the local media. It would be helpful for readers to read Parts I, II, and III prior to reading Part IV. Click here for more.

12.23.19
 
FLASHBACK: Boy Scout Completes Eagle Scout Project in Hopes of Saving Lives

CONCORD - Bradley Florence, Boy Scout in Troop 107 of Christ Chapel Community Church, in partnership with the Pike County Public Works Department, the Pike County Sheriff's Department and members of Troop 107; installed corner warning signs on Friday, August 2nd along Concord Road near the intersection of Bottoms and Concord Roads. This marked the completion of Bradley’s Eagle Scout project. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.21.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Has Been Named
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission met in Executive Session during today's Commission meeting to deliberate on the choice of County Manager. Newly elected commissioner Jason Proctor was included in this discussion since he was sworn in prior to today's meeting. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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!

12.11.19
 
Consider Being a CASA Volunteer; Training Begins January 9th

ZEBULON - Please consider being a CASA volunteer! Our next training starts January 9, 2019. CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care. There are over 250 children in foster care just in our circuit! Click here for more.

Submitted 12.10.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 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, December 11, 2019 – 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 includes the County Manager Report for this week.]

Submitted 12.10.19
 
FLASHBACK: Pike County Remembers on this 18th Patriot Day

ZEBULON - The American Legion Pike Post 197 Family hosted the 2019 Patriot Day Ceremony on the square in Zebulon on September 11, 2019. Around 70 people took time out of their Wednesday to remember September 11 on this fateful anniversary. Tears and pride in our country were the theme of this day. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.5.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Official Runoff Results from the December 3, 2019 3rd District Commission Election

ZEBULON - These are the results from December 3, 2019 Runoff election. There were 3,192 registered voters eligible to vote for Jerome Finley and Jason Proctor for 3rd District County Commissioner. 250 voters cast their votes. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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 12.4.19
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED 11.8.19: Official and Complete
November 5, 2019 Election Results
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times spoke with Election Supervisor Lynn Vickers on November 7, 2019 after receiving the Official Complete results of the November 5, 2019 Special Election. Of particular interest was the details behind the notification that the press received about the emergency meeting that the Board of Elections held on Election Day. Click here for more.

Early voting has now ended for the December 3rd Run-off for the District 3 County Commissioner vacant seat due to the death of Tommy Powers, but Election Day is coming up on Tuesday. Voters will choose between Jerome Finley and Jason Proctor. There are 3,192 registered voters in the 3rd District. As of today at 5 p.m., 86 people had taken the time to vote. THANK YOU to everyone who has voted!! Election Day--and your final day to speak your mind--will be on Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You will vote at your regular voting precincts.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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 11.27.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: County Manager Finalists Named

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission met in Executive Session last night and named the County Manager finalists after they came back into session. The finalists are Ron Alexander from Garden City, GA and Brandon Rogers, Director of Building and Grounds for Pike County. There is a 14 day waiting period before the top choice can be voted on and named publicly. The new County Manager will be appointed at the December Commission meeting. On a side note, Ron Alexander was finalist in 2018 when Bobby Bickley was chosen as County Manager. Pike County Times will be following up on this breaking news with another breaking news article about both candidates at a later date.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Breaking News Alerts! 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!

11.27.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
November 26, 2019 – 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 November 26, 2019 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.

Submitted 11.22.19
 
Rumble Strips to be Installed on 15 State Routes in Eight Counties Over the Next Three Months

UPSON COUNTY - This week, Georgia DOT crews are starting a project to install rumble strips on 15 state routes in eight counties throughout west central Georgia. The work will be done in overnight shifts from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each night of the week except for Saturday nights (and those nights affected by holiday restrictions). Engineers anticipate that the entire project will take three months to complete, weather permitting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.19.19
 
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ZEBULON - If you appreciate hometown news from www.PikeCountyTimes.com, please consider donating to help pay for the time that goes into the in depth reporting that you see there. If you are interested in becoming a breaking news subscriber, click here for all of the details that you need to know. An annual donation of $25 or more will get an email or text message sent to you with breaking news as it happens. There is a link in purple at the bottom of each page on www.PikeCountyTimes.com that enables donations through PayPal. Donations can also be sent through the mail to Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon GA 30295, delivered in person, or you can call me with a credit card and I can email or mail a receipt to you.

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10.30.19
 
Thank You to North Griffin Animal Hospital

GRIFFIN - Looking for a complete wellness care for your cats and dogs including preventative and diagnostic services? Look no further than North Griffin Animal Hospital located at 1799 North Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223. Does your pet need surgery including spay or a neuter, urgent care, or dental work? The experienced vets and techs of North Griffin Animal Hospital would love the opportunity to provide this much-needed care for your beloved pet.

Call NGAH at 770-227-4125 to set up an appointment. Click on their advertisement on the right side of the page to read more about them on their website. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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BREAKING NEWS: VA Location Will Be the Edwards Property
by the North Zebulon City Limits
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Many people around Pike County already "knew" where the VA facility was going to be, but Pike County Times has been unsuccessful in finding someone from the VA to confirm this information. Today's confirmation came from a quick stop along the side of the road to talk with someone who was out there doing work. This goes along with a fascinating history to this piece of property, and a promise that Pike County Times will print the actual confirmation from the VA when the final information is finally gathered and disseminated to the local media. Click here for more.

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10.21.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART III
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - This is the continuation of an in depth series investigating interactions between the Griffin Police Department and the media. It would be helpful for readers to read Parts I and II prior to reading Part III which is based on an interview of Chief Yates of the Griffin Police Department. Click here for more.

10.21.19
 
Thank You to Reagan Remodeling

MOLENA - If you need some work done around your house from decks and porches to flooring and handmade cabinets, all Anthony Reagan at Reagan Remodeling. He has 40 years of experience that he can put to work for you! Click here to see examples of his work.

If you're looking for quality work, look no further than Reagan Remodeling. Anthony Reagan from Reagan Remodeling has 40 years of experience. And he's local! Give Anthony a call at 404-886-8508 for an appointment or estimate. Tell him that you saw his work on Pike County Times!

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Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART II
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times had some issues receiving press releases from the Griffin Police Department (PD) earlier this year. In the course of trying to work with the PD to obtain these press releases by email, the public information officer (PIO) for the PD made a derogatory comment about a member of the local news media complaining of being treated unfairly. Click here for more.

10.14.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART I
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has covered news for Griffin and Spalding County when time allowed over the past several years. This investigation began because the Griffin Police Department (PD) began issuing press releases only on Facebook and not to the press at the end of January of 2019. The policy has since changed, then changed back, and then changed again, but lately Griffin PD has begun issuing regular press releases to the press again. In the course of this discussion over whether something can be called a “press release” if it is not issued and sent to the press, Pike County Times decided to investigate whether there was a difference in how the local and Atlanta media were treated as well as seeing if any news media were singled out for special treatment. This is the first part of a series of articles. Click here for more.

10.7.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 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, September 11, 2019 – 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 9.6.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
August 27, 2019 – 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 August 27, 2019 – 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 8.23.19
 
Pike County American Legion Family Presents...

ZEBULON - On 11 September 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the annual Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 12:00 p.m. Click here for more.

On Friday, 20 September 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program for the community at the Meansville Memorial Park located in down town Meansville, Georgia across from the City Hall. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.21.19
 
Notes from the August 8, 2019 Library Board Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, August 8, 2019. There were a several missing members, but there was a quorum. In attendance were Secretary Anthony Vinson, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Patty Talley, Joy Walker, and Patsy Page along with Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) Director Natalie Marshall. Rhonda Morgan and Becky Watts were also present. Click here for more.

8.17.19
 
Pike County Receiving Applications for County Manager - Deadline Extended

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Manager. Pike County has 130 employees and an annual budget of $14.4 million. The population of Pike County is approximately 17,941. Click here for more.

Updated 7.31.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
July 30, 2019 – 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 July 30, 2019 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.

Submitted 7.27.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM 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 7.5.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: County Manager Bobby Bickley Resigns
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - After an hour long executive session that was added at the beginning of the commission meeting by request of the County Attorney in reference to something that was brought to his attention today, County Attorney Rob Morton asked that the Board of Commissioners entertain a motion to accept County Manager Bickley's resignation. It was accepted 4-0. Click here for more. This article has been updated.

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Updated 6.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 25, 2019 – 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 25, 2019 – 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 6.21.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 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, June 12, 2019 – 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.]

6.14.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Large Donation to Help
Pike County's Animal Control Facility
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Animal Control was on the agenda of the Pike County Commissioners today. County Manager Bobby Bickley presented a letter to commissioners concerning the possibility of a donation of not less than $225,000 that is to used to either construct or provide substantial renovations to the current animal control facility. This has been an ongoing discussion for many years with the county only providing what is mandated by the state at this time with vicious dogs. What will the next few years hold for Pike County? Click here for more.

6.12.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
May 28, 2019 – 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 28, 2019 – 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 5.25.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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, April 30, 2019 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 on 5.1.19: Grady's ambulance contract was on this agenda, and commissioners chose not to act on Grady's options in the meeting. If Grady chooses to sever the contract, it had to be done today because there is a 60 day clause that says, "Either party may terminate this Agreement by notifying the other party in writing not less than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term." I've already put in an open records request for this information, and my breaking news subscribers will know it first. Keep an eye out here though because I'll likely upload it tomorrow night.]

Submitted 4.26.19
 
National Day of Prayer to Be Held in Pike County on May 2

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.1.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 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 April 10, 2019 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 4.9.19
 
Pike Primary Celebrates Hero Day
in Honor of Fallen Officer Chase Maddox
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Primary celebrated Hero Day on Friday, February 8, 2019 to honor fallen police officer Chase Maddox who was a resident of Pike County and worked for Locust Grove Police Department. His son, Bradin, is a student at Pike Primary School, and the anniversary of Chase’s end of watch is February 9th. Click here for more.

2.8.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 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, November 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.

Submitted 11.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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.

Submitted 10.27.18
 
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
 
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
 
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

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. 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.

Full Blown Firearms is located at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton just south of the racetrack. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. 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 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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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm is located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia and specializes in 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.

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For Tires and All Your Auto Needs - Rooster's Garage in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Need tires? Call 770-567-8333 and see what Rooster's Garage can do for you. They can mount and balance your tires right here in Zebulon. Looking for a car or truck that is reasonably priced right here in Pike County? Do you need an oil change or have a windshield that needs to be replaced? Do you need brake work? What about paint and body on your vehicle? Rooster's Garage is the place to go! Thank you to Pike County Times' newest advertiser who is helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers. Click here for more.

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Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
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Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
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678-463-8155
 
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Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Team work
Hint #2: Many together as one
Hint #3: Out of control children
Hint #4: Dust in the wind


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!
 
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.
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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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