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The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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Results from the State Runoff; Next Vote Is in November
Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard

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

Voter results for in the State Runoff were small for Pike County but better than the state average. Only 2,217 voters cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic Run Offs today in Pike County. 11,756 voters are registered in our county resulting in an 18.86% voter turnout. Click here for more.

UPDATE 8.3.18: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the results of the July 24, 2018 General Primary Runoff Election. Official results are now accessible on the Secretary of State’s election night reporting website. In the Republican runoff for Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Duncan maintained his lead over David Shafer by a margin of 1,597 votes. Under O.C.G.A. § 21-2-495, a candidate may request a recount within two business days 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. State Senator David Shafer has chosen not to request a recount. You can see the results of this run off by clicking here.

Updated 8.3.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Cheryl Michelle Scott Singletary

Mrs. Cheryl Michelle Scott Singletary, age 43, of Zebulon, Ga, passed away suddenly at her home on August 17, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.18.18
 
Summer Reading Finale at J. Joel Edwards Library - Saturday, July 28

ZEBULON - The summer reading finale for the J. Joel Edwards Public Library will be held on Saturday, July 28, 10:00-1:00. All children are invited to attend, whether they were able to participate in the summer reading activities or not. Says library assistant Rhonda Vanosdale, “Our library has really rocked this summer, and we are just as eager as the kids are for our Libraries Rock grand finale.” Click here for more.

Submitted 8.18.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Thomas Duane “Tom” Melvin

Mr. Thomas Duane “Tom” Melvin, age 51, of Griffin, passed away August 11, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.16.18
 
Pike County and Meansville Fire Department Fundraiser Starts Next Week

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

Submitted 8.16.18
 
Ten Things I Like in Pike...
By Guest Columnist Kimberly Smith

1) The J. Joel Edwards Library and how hard they work to serve the needs of the community. Libraries have the strongest wi-fi and provide the first impression to newcomers and visitors! Join Friends of the Library at their next Meeting on September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Join as volunteer at the booth at the Concord Jubilee - October 20-21! Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Patricia Bobbett “Patty” Henson

Ms. Patricia Bobbett “Patty” Henson, age 53, of Molena, passed away August 13, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.14.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 8.14.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jewell Lee McCullough Oxford

Mrs. Jewell Lee McCullough Oxford, age 99, of Concord, passed away August 9, 2018, at her home For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.11.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Deborah Elaine Story “Little Mama” Blount

Mrs. Deborah Elaine Story “Little Mama” Blount, age 61, of Meansville, passed away August 6, 2018, at her home. Deborah enjoyed watching TV, and loved her grandchildren. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.9.18
 
John Hanson's Last Day as County Manager; Reception 2-4
Interim County Managers Appointed

ZEBULON - Today is County Manager John Hanson's last day as County Manager. There will be a reception for John from 2-4 p.m. at the Pike County Commissioners Office.

In the Board of Commissioners meeting this morning, the Pike County Board of Commissioners appointed Morton and Morton as the Interim County Manager until a new County Manager can be hired. Applications are being accepted through the end of the month for that position and then the Board will go through the process of hiring a new county manager.

8.8.18
 
Pike County American Legion Post 197 to Hold 5K/10K - This Saturday

ZEBULON - The next Pike County American Legion Post 197 5K/10K Run/Walk Honoring Our Veterans will be held in Concord on Saturday, 11 August 2018. This event is Post 197’s second Run/Walk in Concord and our eighth overall in Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.8.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Cynthia "Cindy" Mons

Mrs. Cynthia "Cindy" Mons, age 61, passed away August 4, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.4.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Derrick Guy

Mr. James Derrick Guy, age 58, of Meansville, passed away August 4, 2018, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.4.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: FBI Arrests Two More Suspects in Violent Takeover Robbery

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

This news went out at 3 p.m. for Breaking News Subscribers. If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Updated 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.3.18
 
Pike County Christian Ministerial Association to hold a Prayer Walk for Pike County Schools - Saturday, August 4

ZEBULON - Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, August 4, 2018, for the annual Pike County School Prayer Walk. The Prayer Walk will start at 9:00 am in front of the 9th Grade Academy on Highway 19 in Zebulon.

This event is vital for our schools, students, teachers, and staff. As always, we will be praying for every aspect of our school system as we move from building to building and from facility to facility. Even if you do not have children in the Pike County School system, we ask you to join us in prayer.

Submitted 8.3.18
 
Church Looking for Nursery Workers

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

Submitted 8.3.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert “Bob” Edward Ley

Mr. Robert “Bob” Edward Ley, age 79, of Stockbridge, passed away August 2, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.3.18
 
Southern Rivers Energy Celebrates 80 Years and Dedication by FDR at Summer’s Field - Saturday, August 11

BARNESVILLE - Southern Rivers Energy is celebrating its 80th Anniversary in conjunction with the 80th Anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic speech at Summer's Field in Barnesville where he formally dedicated the cooperative, known then as Lamar EMC. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.3.18
 
Don't Wait To Get Your Children Ready for School
Pike County Health Department to Hold Back to School Bash

LAGRANGE - July 26th 2:00-6:00 p.m., Pike County Health Department will be holding a back-to-school bash at 541 Griffin Street Zebulon, Ga. They will be offering immunizations, Hearing/Dental/Vision certification and Hepatitis C/HIV test for adults. Free food and back packs will be available while supplies last. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Pictures are online. This article is complete!]

Updated 8.2.18
 
Wreck at Hwy 18 and County Farm Road Results in Fatality

ZEBULON - A wreck occurred at Hwy 18 and County Farm Road last night around 6:43 p.m. The one vehicle wreck resulted in a fatality. Terry King, 67 years of age from Forsyth, was driving eastbound on Hwy 18 when his Jeep Compass apparently hydroplaned and left the roadway. The vehicle overturned and struck a tree, killing the driver. Approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine were found in the vehicle on the scene of the accident.

Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office advised that it appeared that the vehicle was traveling too fast for conditions with the tremendous amount of rain that has been received in our area. He urged drivers to use extreme caution and slow down because these conditions are expected to continue into tomorrow. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office, volunteers from the Pike County Fire Department, Grady Ambulance, and the Coroner were present on the scene of the accident.

8.2.18
 
Researching African-American Ancestors with the Pike County Historical Society - August 25
By Guest Columnist Leslie Rounds Ratliff

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 25th the Pike County Historical Society will be offering a community class titled, “Researching African-American Ancestors”. The discussion and presentation about African American history, primarily in the southeast communities of Fayette and surrounding counties, will be presented by Ms. Donna Hann who is a native of Fayette County, Georgia.

There is a $5.00 charge per person for the class, payable at the door. The class starts at 10 a.m. and ends at noon and will be held at the Zebulon Community Center on Highway 19 across from the Dairy Queen. The Historical Society is located in the wing to the right of the fire station. Attendees do not have to be members of the historical society. Refreshments and genealogy-related door prizes will be a part of the session. Handouts will be provided.

Due to available space, seating for the class is limited to 20 attendees. E-mail LesRat512@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

Submitted 8.2.18
 
Free Backpacks at the Old Mt. Calvary Outreach Center on Saturday, August 4

CONCORD - Free backpacks will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Mt. Calvary Outreach Center in Concord, GA. If you have any questions, please contact Harvey Booker at 760-596-9304. The Outreach Center is located at 480 2nd St in Concord, Georgia 30206.

Submitted 8.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Alicia Janita Bell Wilson

Mrs. Alicia Janita Bell Wilson, age 50, of Manchester, passed away July 25, 2018, at Well-Star Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.31.18
 
Pike County High School's Pirate Regiment Prepares to Take the Field
By Guest Columnist Chad Moore

ZEBULON - Pike County High School's Pirate Regiment, led by Band Director Mr. Lee Ewing, concluded their band camp this past Friday. This year's performance is titled "The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn," featuring various showtunes, including "Rewrite the Stars," "Fly Away/Come What May," "Your Song (percussion feature,)" and "Once Upon a Dream," with Colorguard choreography by the Colorguard instructor, Ms. Lania Taylor. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.31.18
 
McKinley Road Between Hwy 19 and New Hope Road
Closed to Thru Traffic

ZEBULON - McKinley Road between Hwy. 19 and New Hope Road in Pike County has been closed to thru traffic to make road repairs. Extensive work has been done to this section of road, but there are still issues with the base of the road. The initial estimate for the closure would be for about two weeks, but much depends on the weather this week. Click here for more.

7.30.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County - Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8:00 AM in the Development Authority Conference Room

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will meet on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in the Development Authority Conference Room. Chairman Sonny Gwyn will give the call to order. On the agenda are the following items: Approval of the agenda, Approval of the Minutes of the June 6, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting, Approval of the June 2018 Financial Statements, Old Business - Executive Director Report, New Business - Website Development including discussion and approval of the preferred method for creating and maintaining an IDA website, Executive Session, Additional Comments, and Adjournment. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. The bottom of the page reads "PLEASE NOTE: THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE" though it is noted that the IDA is subject to the Open Meetings regulations.

Submitted 7.30.18
 
Georgia Forestry Commission Sends Resources to Western Fires

DRY BRANCH - The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is helping wildland firefighters in five western states where fires have consumed more than 100,000 acres. More than a dozen GFC professionals are currently serving in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.30.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 7.30.18
 
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
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Janice “Jan” Lyn Humphrey Hodge

Mrs. Janice “Jan” Lyn Humphrey Hodge, age 64, of Concord, passed away July 26, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.27.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marion Keen Coleman

Mrs. Marion Keen Coleman, age 85, of The Rock, GA, passed away July 24, 2018, at The Oaks Nursing Center in Athens, GA. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.26.18
 
FREE POPS FOR COPS! - Thursday, August 9 in Griffin

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm, LLC, is proud to be partnering with Frios Gourmet Pops in Griffin, Georgia, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, to bring FREE Frios pops to ALL law enforcement officers! The Frios cart will be located on the corner of Hill St. and Solomon St. in Griffin, Georgia--swing by with your official law enforcement I.D., and have a FREE pop on the Sellers Law Firm, LLC.

Not a member of law enforcement but still craving a pop? Pops will be on sale to the general public as well, so don't be shy and swing on by! Help us spread the word and back the blue. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Submitted 7.26.18
 
From the Better Business Bureau: BBB Warns of Nationwide
Vehicle Transport Scam
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers nationwide of a fake transporting business that has cost victims thousands of dollars and earned itself an F rating. Since May 2018, BBB has received multiple Scam Tracker reports and complaints from consumers across the country who have collectively lost more than $30,000 to scammers operating under the name Elk Horn Express Transport. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.26.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Has an 18.86% Voter Turnout in Runoff

ZEBULON - Voter results came in early tonight in Pike County. Only 2,217 voters cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic Run Offs today in Pike County. 11,756 voters are registered in our county resulting in an 18.86% voter turnout. Click here for more.

7.24.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in Rock Store Burglaries
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - An investigation into two reported smash and grab burglaries and one attempt of a burglary at the Rock Store on Highway 19 has concluded and one suspect arrested. Click here for more.

7.24.18
 
101 Offenders Awarded High School Diploma

FORSYTH – The number of High School Diplomas obtained by Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) offenders, increased by 84 percent during Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018). One hundred and one offenders successfully obtained their High School Diploma during FY18 and there have been 213 men and women graduate since the program’s inception in 2015. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.24.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Scott Alexander “Alex” Keese

Scott Alexander “Alex” Keese, age 37, of Atlanta, passed away July 19, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.24.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 7.23.18
 
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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Condolences to the Family of Allen Wallace Williams, Jr.

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Allen Wallace Williams, Jr., loving husband and father of three children, passed away at home at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.20.18
 
The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

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

Submitted 7.19.18
 
Meet and Greet for Pike County's New Extension Agent

ZEBULON - The public is invited to a Meet and Greet for Pike County's New UGA Extension Agricultural Natural Resources Agent, Brooklyne Wassel, on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 74 Gwyn Street in Zebulon. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Ag South.

Submitted 7.19.18
 
Ferguson to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Zebulon

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today announced that a member of his staff will be in Zebulon, Georgia on Friday July 27th to meet with constituents and assist any constituents experiencing a problem with a federal agency.
WHEN: Friday July 27th, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia 30295

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

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

Submitted 7.13.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: The Rock Store Burglarized Twice This Weekend
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - The Rock Store Convenience Station in Meansville was burglarized twice this weekend. Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office advised that the burglaries took place late Friday night and late last night. Click here for more.

7.16.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

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

Updated 7.16.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.10.18
 
Pike Post 197 American Legion Looking for WWI Family Members

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

Submitted 7.7.18
 
2018 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration with Photos
Presenting Sponsor: Resurgens Orthopaedics

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority presents the 2018 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30, 2018 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Pike County Soccer Complex located on Twin Oaks Road in Williamson, Georgia. Everyone is invited to attend! Entertainment will be provided by American Idol Contestant Isaac Streetman. Local talent Riley Atha will be performing including singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the fireworks show. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle. There will be kids’ activities, food, vendors & a spectacular fireworks show that will last 20 to 25 minutes! Click here for more. This page is complete with photos and videos.

Updated 7.7.18
 
History of Southern Rock Through the Voice of Michael Buffalo Smith
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library proudly presented Michael Buffalo Smith, the Ambassador of Southern Rock, on Thursday, June 28. Buffalo Smith provided an entertaining tribute to the great musicians of southern rock, complete with a Q&A and a book signing. Click here for more. This page is compete.

7.7.18
 
Thurday's Storm Downs Tree in Zebulon and Blocks a Few Roads

ZEBULON - The storm that rolled through Pike County on Thursday afternoon caused some damage in some parts of the county. Click here for more.

6.30.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 26, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m..

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 26, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.25.18
 
58 Years Later, Historic National Study to Reconnect with Pike County H.S. Classes of 1960-1963

WASHINGTON D.C. – In 1960, the students of Pike County H.S. in Zebulon, GA, became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. This week, 58 years since the original study was launched, participants will be sent a questionnaire and asked to take part in a follow-up study designed to learn how their lives have unfolded over the past five decades. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.25.18
 
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
 
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
 
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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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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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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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
 
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CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

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

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


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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