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In Honor of Her Mom: Restoring a Historical Home in Barnesville
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - It started with a trip through Barnesville at the end of April of this year. I love old houses and just happened to see one in the midst of a massive renovation. It is an 1800's home, and it is beautiful! Click here for more.

6.21.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: GBI Arrests Former City of Griffin Employees for Theft by Taking

GRIFFIN – The GBI has arrested Gary Phillip Francis, 62, of Griffin, GA on five counts of felony theft by taking, and Stevie Raymond Williams, 65, of Griffin, GA on two counts of felony theft by taking. Warrants have been issued for Terry Eugene Lewis, 57, of Griffin, GA on one count of felony theft by taking, and Jason Eugene Abercrombie, 42, of Mansfield, GA on one count of felony theft by taking. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

Submited 6.21.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Shane Goodman

Mr. Shane Goodman, age 43, of Orchard Hill, passed away June 17, 2021. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.21.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry Dwight Taylor

Mr. Jerry Dwight Taylor, age 72, of Williamson, passed away June 19, 2021. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.21.21
 
Happy Father's Day from Pike County Times!
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Father's Day is a time to remember and honor those who have given their time and effort to helping raise their children. It's a labor of love that has often involved time away from family to make sure that the bills were paid, and it is sometimes a man who has stepped in and has done the best he could with kids that he loves even though they might not be blood kin. For those who have fathers who have passed away, how are you are honoring them with their legacy?

Some may have a hard relationship with their father or a father that they never knew so there is grief on this day rather than joy. Father's Day may have a different meaning based on how life has been up until now. May we reach out to others around us and show love today.

And for all you Dads out there, Happy Father's Day!

6.20.21
 
Fishtales Has Reopened in Griffin!

GRIFFIN - Please welcome Pike County Times' newest advertiser: Fishtales! Fishtales features fresh caught seafood from the Gulf! Fishtales is located at 1587 W. McIntosh Road in Griffin at its old location and had a very successful relaunch last week. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 .m. Wednesday through Saturday. Please tell them that you read about the reopening on Pike County Times! Click here for more.

6.19.21
 
Tails and Tales at the Library!

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is ready to get wild on another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Tails and Tales. Throughout June and July, the library will be hosting various programs to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.19.21
 
When Juries Get it “Wrong”

SPALDING - Any trial lawyer will tell you that juries are unpredictable. As a prosecutor, we know that the only guarantee at a trial is that there are no guarantees. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.19.21
 
Tornado Talk Traces Path of 2011 Tornado

ZEBULON - Pike County Times had the privilege of talking with Jennifer Narramore from Tornado Talk prior to the 10th anniversary of the April 28, 2011 tornado that came through Barnesville. This is a compiled story of that tornado and some of the lives that were affected by it. They did a fantastic job of pulling everything together. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.18.21
 
PCPRA Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority Meeting scheduled for June 15, 2021 has been rescheduled for June 22, 2021 at 6:00pm and will be held in the baseball press box.

Submitted 6.18.21
 
House and Senate Reapportionment Committees to Hold Statewide Town Hall Hearings

ATLANTA – The House Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee, chaired by State Representative Bonnie Rich (R-Suwanee), and the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, chaired by State Senator John F. Kennedy (R-Macon), will hold a series of joint town hall hearings across the state of Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.18.21
 
Pike County School System Does Not Teach Critical Race Theory

ZEBULON - Pike County Times reached out to Dr. Michael Duncan, Superintendent of the Pike County School System, to ask if Critical Race Theory (CRT) been taught at Pike County Schools. [Note from the Editor: Many would say, "DUH!" as they read the headline, but the article says why, and it makes sense.] Click here for more.

2.3.21
 
Pike County American Legion to Hold 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk in Meansville

MEANSVILLE - The next Pike County American Legion 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk will be held in Meansville, Georgia on Saturday, 19 June 2021. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.21
 
Car Turns In Front of Concrete Truck on Hwy 19 Today

ZEBULON - A wreck occurred between a Ford Focus and a Meriwether Ready mix dump truck in the area of Hwy 19 and Flat Rock Church Road this morning. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Old Zebulon Road to Reopen Soon
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Old Zebulon Road has been closed for quite some time as the county contracted with McLeRoy to replace culverts beneath the road. The work has been quite extensive, but it is coming to a finish as the right hand picture sent to Pike County Times by Beth Andrews Bruce shows. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

6.15.21
 
The GBI Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

DECATUR – Today, the GBI and the Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. We send our sincere appreciation to all of those who care for an elder person or an adult with disabilities and to those who protect victims, prevent future abuse, and prosecute offenders. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Margie Jean Murphy Trammell

ZEBULON - Mrs. Margie Jean Murphy Trammell, age 73, of Meansville GA, died, Friday, June 4, 2021, at her residence. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.11.21
 
City of Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon Police Department made the following arrests:
1. Shondra Thomas, 29 year old female from Alabama, for Possession of Marijuana and following to close.
2. Bruce Johnson, 38 year old male from Columbus, for Possession of Marijuana.
3. Charles Hestley, 26 year old male from Griffin, for Driving while license suspended.

Submitted 6.11.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Johnny Frank (Frankie) Blackmon, Jr.

Mr. Johnny Frank (Frankie) Blackmon, Jr., age 55, of Thomaston, passed away June 9, 2021, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.9.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Ruby Malinda Pearce O’Neal

Ruby Malinda Pearce O’Neal, age 70, of Zebulon, passed away June 7, 2021, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.9.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 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. [This meeting is complete.]

6.9.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Margaret Mary Frillman

Margaret Mary Frillman returned to her heavenly home on June 3, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.8.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Herman Lee O’Neal

Mr. Herman Lee O’Neal, age 76, of Woodbury, passed away June 8, 2021, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.8.21
 
GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Spalding County

GRIFFIN - On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 2:45 A.M., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Lovejoy Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.7.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Terry L. Mikel

Mr. Terry L. Mikel, age 80, of Concord, passed away May 27, 2021. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.7.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Donna Louise Esserman Yri

Mrs. Donna Louise Esserman Yri, age 68, Williamson, passed away June 5, 2021, at Emory University Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.7.21
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Cruella

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 6.7.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Chief of Pike County Fire Department Fired;
Interim Chief Appointed in Emergency Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Public notice was given for a special called meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday afternoon just before 2 p.m. The meeting was held in the County Commission Conference Room in the Commission Office at 4 p.m. This meeting was called for the purpose of appointing an Interim Fire Chief. Click here to read 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

6.2.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Eleanor Joan Ryan Szumal

Eleanor Joan Ryan Szumal, age 85, of Williamson, passed away June 1, 2021, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.2.21
 
Pike Family Connection to Hold Meeting

ZEBULON - Pike Family Connection Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 9 AM - 10:00 AM. In Person at CHRIST CHAPEL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 68 Old Zebulon Rd, Zebulon, GA 30295 OR Virtual via ZOOM! LINK WILL BE POSTED JUNE 2, 2021. Find out more about Pike Family Connection on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/connectpike or click here to read the email.

Submitted 5.31.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Melissa Ann Petty Randall

Melissa Ann Petty Randall, age 49, of Griffin, passed away May 29, 2021, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.31.21
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Penny Kay Cook Wilson

Mrs. Penny Kay Cook Wilson, age 56, of Zebulon, passed away May 30, 2021. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.31.21
 
Heroes Save Life of Young Driver

WILLIAMSON - An early morning vehicle accident on Reidsboro Road resulted in the driver being unable to get out of the car as the vehicle caught on fire. Fortunately for the driver, two of her fellow Pike County Citizens happened upon the accident scene. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.21
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Army of the Dead

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 5.27.21
 
Bridge Replacement on Georgia 109 at Gola Creek Has Begun

MEANSVILLE - McCoy Grading, Inc. of Greenville, Georgia has been contracted with the DOT to replace the Georgia 109 bridge over Gola Creek in Pike County, located one mile east of Meansville. The crews have been hard at work on the road and the shoulders of the road that lead down to the bridge. Click here for more.

5.26.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Planning and Development Director Hired During BOC Meeting

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission had a discussion of the Planning and Development Director Job Vacancy on the agenda for tonight's meeting. Two candidates were present at the meeting to be interviewed by commissioners during the Executive Session that was added before Item g was discussed in the meeting. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

5.25.21
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.21
 
Annual Pike County Memorial Day Observance

ZEBULON - On Monday, 31 May 2021, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the Pike County annual Memorial Day Observance Parade and Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend these special events. The Parade will commence at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Program. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.21.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Coming Soon: Southern Rivers Energy Fiber Broadband Internet

BARNESVILLE — In February, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) announced its partnership with Conexon Connect to build a fiber network alongside its electric distribution system to bring high-speed internet services to SRE members. Since then, staff on both sides have been working diligently on the network design, engineering and establishing roles for the project. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

Submitted 5.18.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2021-2022 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to approve/deny the second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.14.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Motorcycle Accident Sends Three Alabama Residents to Area Hospitals

HOLLONVILLE - Pike County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a motorcycle accident with injuries on Highway 362 this morning at 8:03 a.m. in Hollonville. A group of six motorcycles was traveling westbound on Highway 362 when one of the motorcycles made contact with another as they were negotiating a curve. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.2.21
 
Sonja Morton Honored as This Year's Saints in Light Award Winner

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia Inc. honored the 2021 Saints in Light Award winner at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Pike County Commission. Friends and family attended the meeting to honor Sonja Morton. Click here for more.

4.30.21
 
Ten Years After the Storm
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - It's hard to believe that ten years have gone by since the tornado came through Barnesville that night. Lives were lost. Lives were changed. And life has gone on during this time. Click here for more.

4.28.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 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, April 27, 2021 – 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 4.26.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 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.]

4.23.21
 
SPECIAL CALLED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM
Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia - Department Head Retreat

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times is not planning to attend this all day event at this time though things are subject to change.]

Submitted 4.10.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Annual Budget Hearings Scheduled

ZEBULON - The budget process has been rolling since February of this year. Notification was given to Department Heads, Constitutional Officers, and Component Units that their budget requests were due by March 1. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

4.1.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 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, March 30, 2021 – 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 3.27.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 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.]

3.22.21
 
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!

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 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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Wellstar Visitation Policies Change Based on Cases of COVID-19 In Community
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has been contacted by readers with both complaints and praise for local hospitals during this time of COVID-19. Pike County Times reached out to both Upson Regional Medical Center (URMC) and Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital to inquire about their visitation policies. This is a phone interview with a spokesperson for Wellstar Health System. Click here for more.

2.22.21
 
URMC Vistation Policies Change Based on Cases of COVID-19 In Community
By Editor Becky Watts

THOMASTON - Pike County Times has been contacted by readers with both complaints and praise for local hospitals during this time of COVID-19. Pike County Times reached out to both Upson Regional Medical Center (URMC) and Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital to inquire about their visitation policies. This is the interview from Upson Regional Hospital that was conducted last week with Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Lane Harrington. Click here for more.

1.22.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results of the District Attorney Race

ZEBULON - Click here to read the results from tonight's election. 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. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper!

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!

2.9.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Southern Rivers Energy Announces Partnership with Conexon to Build Fiber Network

BARNESVILLE — Southern Rivers Energy announced a formal partnership with Conexon, a full-service broadband consulting firm, that will provide high-speed internet to every SRE member across its nine-county service territory. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

Submitted 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 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, February 10, 2021 – 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 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 6:30 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, January 26, 2021 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 1.23.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 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, January 13, 2021 – 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. [This meeting is complete.]

1.23.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results from the January 5, 2021 Election

ZEBULON - These are the complete and unofficial results from the January 5, 2021 Election with all precincts reporting. 9,628 of 13,991 registered voters made their voices heard in this election for a 68.82% turnout. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

1.5.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 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 9, 2020 at 9 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 12.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020)
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020) 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. [Note from the Editor: The solar farm was approved with stipulations that included additional setbacks and a 5 year 3rd party review of decommission bond. I have not finished up on this meeting yet. It was 2 hours long.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.20.20
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Results of the November 3, 2020 Election
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - These are the results from election here in Pike County. This final report shows a total of 10,753 ballots cast. 2,662 were cast on election day, 6,616 were cast by those voting advanced in person, and 1,475 ballots were cast by absentee ballot. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

11.10.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the October 30, 2020 meeting concerning the 2020 Tax Levy for both the county and school system. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the November 5, 2020 meeting to approve the issuance of Alcohol License without having a designated agent to Saifullah Bhamani d/b/a The Rock Store. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - There will be an Executive Session of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. There is only one item on the agenda which reads as follows: County Manager requests Executive Session for consultation with the county attorney, or other legal counsel, to discuss pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions brought or to be brought by or against the county or any officer or employee or in which the county or any officer or employee may be directly involved as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-2(1); germane to Alcohol Licensing.

Submitted 11.4.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Madden Solar Farm LLC Asks for Plan Modification
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Whenever Pike County Times begins to write on a topic, the first question that is normally addressed is, “Where did this begin?” For Pike County Times, the beginning of the Madden Solar Project was in early 2017 when there were public hearings and the approval of the first property. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

11.3.20
 
Industrial Development Authority of Pike County
Regular Called Meeting - October 7, 2020

ZEBULON - Pike County Times attended the Industrial Development Authority meeting by telephone on October 7, 2020 at 8 a.m. Those present included... Phone: Becky Watts, Dr. Duncan, Kevin Brown-Attorney (Bond Counsel), and Amanda Fields-Project Manager. In person: John Edwards, Sonny Gwyn, Ginny Blakeney, Briar Johnson, Chairman Bryan Oglesby, David Nix, John Barker, Dee McLeRoy, Executive Director Ginny Blakeney, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and Treasurer Stewart Esary. Click here for more.

10.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 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 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 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 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, located at 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. *We encourage that attendees follow recommended Covid-19 guidelines which include staying home if you are ill/not feeling well, washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face covering (recommended but not required)*
1. CALL TO ORDER - Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION - Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -. Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 14, 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 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.17.20
 
Notes for the Board of Appeals Meeting 10/15/2020 6:00 pm
By Guest Columnist Cassandra Hettermann

ZEBULON - These are notes from the October 15, 2020 Board of Appeals meeting submitted by new Guest Columnist Cassandra Hettermann. Pike County Times cannot be everywhere so this is a way to help the community know what is going on prior to the Board of Commissioners meetings. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.16.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5 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 10.5.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Sheriff's Office Installs
License Plate Readers
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times was contacted on Wednesday by concerned citizens when solar powered cameras began cropping up along roadways throughout the county. A few phone calls, emails, and an in-person interview with Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office solved the mystery of these cameras. 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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

10.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 - Password: 6nve0c

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 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. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 Password: 6nve0c Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5 p.m.
Board of Commissioners Office Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Commissioners Office Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this meeting. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM. Meeting ID: 995 9302 7476. Password: 6nve0c
Commissioners will consider use of the courthouse grounds from Holly Ortiz of the Pike County Republican Party on Sunday, September 27 from 2-5 p.m. for Republican Trump Rally/Meet and Greet for Candidates. Agenda subject to revision. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.28.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 4:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.10.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, September 9, 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 Wednesday, September 9, 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 25, 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 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Some of the items on this agenda include representatives from Ameripro EMS and Veterans Medical Transport, discussion of the ambulance contract, opening sealed bids for auditing services for the county, a public hearing for the proposed condo for 55 and up on Hwy 19, and more. This meeting is complete.]

9.3.20
 
Pike County Times Reauthorizes 2017 Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Request
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times became acquainted with Clayton Kuhles from MIA Recoveries, Inc. because of his work to bring home the airmen from the "Hot as Hell" crash that brought WWII Bombardier 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford home to Concord in 2017. Kuhles discovered the crash site in 2006 in a remote part of India and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) brought home remains from 1st Lt. Oxford. You can read more about his long journey home to Concord in 2017 by clicking here.

Pike County Times reported that the DPAA awarded a high bidder with a contract for Northeastern India Recovery Work in 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India where Kuhles had a lot of experience in recovery and a bid that was $428,000 less than the company who was awarded the contract. Kuhles placed a complaint with the Naval Inspector General, and Pike County Times placed a FOIA for information pertaining to this contract.

Pike County Times received an emailed letter from the Department of Defense FOIA Division advising that it regretted the delay in completing the request and asking if Pike County Times would still like to receive the information that has been requested along with its current caseload of 3,486 requests on August 28, 2020. (This request was one of 2,961 open requests on July 9, 2019.) The letter read as follows: "...we understand that due to the passage of time and changing needs of requesters, it is possible that you no longer have an interest in the documents you requested. Therefore, we ask that you review your enclosed request and confirm your continued interest in the requested information September 30, 2020." Pike County Times sent a letter authorizing the continuation of this FOIA by email today. When the information is finally received, Pike County Times will review and update the article. Click here to read the original articles. Part I is at the bottom of the page with Part II at the top as an update.

8.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, August 24, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss an application for a private condo community for independent senior living restricted to age 55 and up.

This meeting was attended by all of the commissioners, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. There were about 10 people in the audience. It was a fact-finding meeting only, and no decisions were made in the meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more information including minutes from the Board of Appeals meeting held on Thursday night.

8.25.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 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. Items of note on the agenda include the opening of sealed bids for ambulance service in Pike County and awarding of the bid on the Concord Road Culvert. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.12.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.8.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The Grady Contract will be discussed in the Executive Session.] Click here for more.

Submitted 7.4.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates
Former County Manager Ron Alexander
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has walked through the hiring of many county managers over the years. Some employments have gone smoothly, and some have not. Pike County has a reputation as a bit of a revolving door of late with the exception of John Hanson staying for six years with Bobby Bickley staying six months before resigning and Ron Alexander resigning after only five months on the job. There was no exposé after Bobby Bickley left; it just wasn’t a good fit for him as county manager. But there were rumors of problems while Ron Alexander was here as county manager. Click here for more. This is the first of a completed three part series.

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. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! 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!

6.29.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 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 6.27.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, June 12, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

Commissioners Tim Guy, Tim Daniel, Jason Proctor, and Chairman Briar Johnson were present at the meeting along with County Clerk Angela Blount and County Attorney Rob Morton. Commissioner James Jenkins was not present at the meeting. An Interim County Manager was named in this meeting. Click here to read more.

6.12.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................................... Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
3. NEW BUSINESS: WORKSHOP – FY 2020-2021 Budget
4. ADJOURNMENT

The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.30.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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, May 26, 2020 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 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 Wednesday, May 13, 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
April 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 April 28, 2020 – 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

4.29.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. PLEASE NOTE: Pike County Board of Commissioners will be following and enforcing the Executive Orders issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.20
 
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Please Consider a Donation or an Ad for Your Business

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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4.17.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more.

4.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 11, 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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 3.9.20
 
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
 
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 four part series of articles. Click here for more.

10.7.19
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2008
 
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 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!

Call Steve J. Reeves Land Surveying 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.

Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

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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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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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Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
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Pike Pest Management

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770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
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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
Hint #5: Sacrifice
Hint #6: It's the end of the world as we know it
Hint #7: Fighting and tears

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
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Pike 2000

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