Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Marvin T. "Tommy" Powers

Mr. Marvin T. “Tommy” Powers, age 83, of Meansville, passed away June 17, 2019, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

Tommy was born on November 20, 1935, in Union Point, son of the late Samuel Felton Powers and the late Beulah Mae Gossett Powers. His family moved to Pike County when he was in the first grade. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was self employed for many years having operated Powers Country Store, Powers Superette, and Seven Oaks Restaurant. He served as Pike County Coroner for 8 years and was currently serving his 4th term as Pike County Commissioner. Tommy was a long time member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and currently a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Essie Mae Martin; brothers, Sam and Tyler Powers.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Powers; daughter and son in law, Lynda and Edward Sisson of Griffin; son and daughter in law, Gordon and Missy Powers of Meansville; grandchildren, Jared and Luke Sisson, Parker, Carson, Bailey, and Landon Powers; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 20, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday June 19, 2019, from 5-7 PM, at the funeral home.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Updated 6.18.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundowns for this week can be found by clicking here, by clicking here, and 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.

Updated 6.15.19
 
Unforgettable ‘Dad’ moments
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

ZEBULON - Father’s Day is coming up, or just passed, depending on when you read this. I want to try to write a few life-changing words that might serve to make every father or son who reads this shed a tear, or think of a fond memory of their relationship with one another. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.19
 
Steve Harvey Is Spending Father's Day Mentoring Fatherless Young Boys at the Rock Ranch

THE ROCK, GA. – Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, business mogul, and philanthropist, Steve Harvey returns to Georgia with his 11th annual Boys Mentoring weekend. This Father's Day weekend, over 200 teenage boys from fatherless households will join Steve Harvey and friends at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA, for a life-changing experience. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.19
 
Notes from the June 13, 2019 Library Board Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 13, 2019. There were a couple of missing members, but there was a quorum. In attendance were Anthony Vinson, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) Director Natalie Marshall, Vice Chair Gillian Appleton, Joy Walker, and Patsy Page. Click here for more.

6.15.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.14.19
 
Senator David Perdue: Discusses Fix Funding First Act, Solutions To Change Congress’s Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined Greta Brawner on CSPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the Fix Funding First Act, his solution to change Congress’s broken funding process. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.14.19
 
Spalding County Detention Officer Airlifted After Domestic Dispute

GRIFFIN - At approximately 3:38 p.m., Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a person shot at 1224 Ethridge Mill Road. Deputies were assisted by Spalding Fire, Spalding Regional EMS, and Griffin Police. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updatd.] Click here for more.

Submitted 6.12.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Large Donation to Help
Pike County's Animal Control Facility
By Editor Becky Watts

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

6.12.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Richard “Charlie” Jackson

Mr. Charles Richard “Charlie” Jackson, Sr., age 77, of Griffin, passed away June 9, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.11.19
 
Notes from the May 9, 2019 Library Board Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on May 9, 2019. Members present included: Patsy Page, Joy Walker, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) Director Natalie Marshall, Vice Chair Gillian Appleton, Secretary Rhonda Morgan, Patty Talley, Tina Venus, Anthony Vinson, and Chair Audrey Lanier. Jane Harkness, Kim from the library, Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Library President Bobby Bunn, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times in the audience. County Manager (CM) Bobby Bickley here in the beginning but left after Executive Session. Click here for more.

6.11.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Flooding Affects Pike County Roads
UPDATED 6.12.19

ZEBULON - (UPDATED 6.12.19) Pike County Dispatch received 30 calls that were storm related from From Friday through yesterday. At the present time, there is only one road that is still closed in the county. Click here for more.

Updated 6.10.19
 
Congratulations to the Recipient of the 2019 Saints in Light Award

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

Submitted 6.10.19
 
Congratulations to 2019 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship Winners

ZEBULON - Prayer Power is proud to announce the two recipients of the 2019 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship. One graduating senior from Pike County High School and CrossPointe Christian Academy received this honor. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.10.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Evans

Mr. David Evans, age 62, of Milner, passed away June 4, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
Thoughts on Falling Sleep
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

[Note from the Editor: Please welcome Pike County Times' newest guest columnist: Toby Nix. Toby is a local writer, guitarist and deputy sheriff. He is the author of two books, “Columns I Wrote” and the newly released “A Book I Wrote.”]

I don’t sleep well. I toss and turn while trying to fall asleep then toss and then while asleep. I sleep worse when I’m on night shift, but working day shift doesn’t typically add much slumber to my life. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
Isakson: VA MISSION Act is Putting Veterans First

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) implementation today of the new, streamlined Veterans Community Care Program designed to improve the way the VA delivers health care. The community care program, which was established in the VA MISSION Act, landmark legislation authored by Isakson and signed into law in 2018, will remove bureaucratic obstacles to care in the community and ensure veterans receive efficient, timely and quality care. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
Molena City Council Meeting
Monday, June 10, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - The Molena City Council will meet on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. The meeting agenda includes the following: Approval of the May 13, 2019 minutes, Invited Guest - Carol Southard- Grant Writer, Chief of Police Report, Financial Report, Report from Council and Committees including Buildings, Streets and Grounds- Glenn Beckham, Public Safety- Damon Riggins, Ways & Means- Joyce Corley, and Water- Elise Anthony, Mayor's Report including Verizon Tower Update, Comprehensive Plan Attendee, and Water Tank Capacity, Old/Unfinished Business including Revamp City Ordinances, Metal Building, Park Rules, and Survey Update, New Business including Budget Workshop and Police Car Air Conditioner Repair, Executive Session, and Council Comments. Next regular meeting will be held on July 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
From the Better Business Bureau - BBB advice
in the wake of the Quest data breach
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Quest Diagnostics, one of the major companies offering diagnostic testing services, reported on June 3, 2019, that an unauthorized user had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 11.9 million American consumers, including social security numbers, certain financial data, and medical information, but not laboratory test results. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
Pike Parks & Recreation Authority to Hold Regular Monthly Meeting

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 10, 2019 at 6:00pm at PCPRA Complex in Recreation Office located at Twin Oaks Road. On the agenda is the following: Call to Order by Chairman Ryan Landry, Approval of the Agenda, Approval of the minutes for the April 30, 2019 regular monthly meeting (There was no meeting held in May 2019), Treasurer's and Director's Reports by Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Park Impact Fees, Approve/Deny FY 2019/20 Budget, 2019 Pride of Pike Report, Maintenance Report, and Other Business. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 6.3.19
 
Free Movie on Sunday, June 9

THOMASTON - A free movie will be shown at Thomaston's Ritz Theatre on Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. It is a gift to the community from Dwain Penn. The movie is Tess (1980), a timeless story of love and forgiveness from the pen of English writer Thomas Hardy. All are welcome!

Submitted 6.3.19
 
Month-long Lane Closure at Interstate 75 Southbound Bridge over Bill Gardner Parkway Starts Wednesday

LOCUST GROVE - There will be a month-long lane closure at Interstate 75 southbound bridge over Bill Gardner Parkway starting on Wednesday. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.3.19
 
Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia
A Proclamation By the President of the United States of America

WASHINGTON DC - Our Nation grieves with those affected by the tragic shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Americans unite in praying for God to comfort the injured and heal the wounded. May God be with the victims and bring aid and comfort to their families and friends. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 31, 2019, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, June 4, 2019. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-third.
Donald J. Trump

Submitted 6.1.19
 
A Universe of Stories! - Summer Reading Begins at J. Joel Edwards Public Library

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

Submitted 6.1.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Donald M. "Mac" Donehoo

Mr. Donald M. "Mac" Donehoo, age 63, passed away May 31, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundowns for this week can be found at Part 1 and Part 2. 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 6.1.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Robert Woolf, Sr.

Mr. James Robert Woolf, Sr., age 59, of Thomaston, passed away May 29, 2019, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
Secretary Raffensperger Fights “Voter Purge” Narrative, Releases Address Change Notices

ATLANTA - In the coming days, county registrars will begin sending notices to Georgia voters who have recently filed a National Change of Address (NCOA) request with the United States Postal Service. The NCOA notices, which will be distributed by county election offices, will request that these voters update their voter registration with their new home address. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
Georgia DOT Awards Two Contracts for Projects in West Central Georgia

THOMASTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it awarded contracts for two new projects in the West Central Georgia region. The projects were advertised on March 22, bids were received on April 19 and contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on May 3, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
UPDATE: Major Interstate 85 Resurfacing Project in Harris, Troup Counties to Start MONDAY, June 3rd

HARRIS AND TROUP COUNTIES - Road construction crews with C. W. Matthews Contracting Company will start work on an extensive resurfacing project on Interstate 85 in Harris and Troup Counties on Monday, June 3, 2019, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Workers will mill and remove the current roadway surface and then lay new asphalt on a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 85 extending from the Georgia/Alabama state line in Harris County to the Georgia 219 interchange in Troup County. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
Flag Day Observance and Flag Retirement Ceremony to Be Held

MEANSVILLE - On Friday, 14 June 2018 in observance of National Flag Day, the Pike County American Legion Family 197 and the Boy Scouts of American Troop 37 will co-host a Flag Day Observance and Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Danielly Park Pavilion next to Life Springs Church on GA 109 in the Meansville area. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.29.19
 
Join the Family Fun at the Pride of Pike 4th of July Celebration

ZEBULON - The Pride of Pike 4th of July Celebration is scheduled for June 29th, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Pike County Soccer Complex. As usual, the event will include vendors, inflatables, live music, and a fireworks display - with an added tractor show for this year since they will be in the parade that ends at the festival location. The parade will lead the way to the festival event. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.29.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Shooting Occurs in Concord Overnight

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have been working through the night to piece together a shooting that occurred at 349 Bates Road in Concord around 7:47 p.m. last night. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated.]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here.

Updated 5.29.19
 
Preventing Tick Bites This Summer
By Brooklyne Wassel, University of Georgia Extension-Pike County, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

ZEBULON - By May, Georgia’s most common tick, the lone star tick, has started searching for its first blood meal of the year. During cold periods, ticks remain hidden in shaded, damp areas, like under dead leaves or thick brush. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Kimbo Brown

On May 26, 2019, our community lost a true friend and loving son and father, Darrell Kimsey Brown Jr., of Pike County. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Carl D. Haygood

Mr. Carl D. Haygood, age 89, of Concord, passed away May 26, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.27.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundowns for this week can be found by clicking here and 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 5.27.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Janet Christine Starling “Chris” Sutherland

Janet Christine Starling “Chris” Sutherland, age 76, of Molena, passed away May 26, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.27.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.19
 
For Tires and All Your Auto Needs - Rooster's Garage in Zebulon

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

5.25.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss unfinished business and to approve or deny the 1st Reading of the FY 2019-2020 Budget. Click here to read about both Special Called Meetings. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Updated 5.23.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of approving or denying the 2nd Reading of the FY 2019-2020 Budget. Click here to read about both Special Called Meetings. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Updated 5.23.19
 
President Trump Breaks Through Logjam On Disaster Relief
Perdue, Isakson Secure Long-Awaited Disaster Aid Funding For Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today praised Senate approval of critical disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. Perdue and Isakson have fought for months to secure disaster funding for Georgia, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Investigators Make Arrests In State-Wide Credit Card Fraud Ring

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigators have made several arrests involving a state wide credit card fraud ring. Ace Hardware had been the victim of several purchases made by the suspects during which $10,378 in merchandise had been purchased using stolen credit card numbers. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.22.19
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Memorial Day

Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
Sons of American Legion Squadron 197 to Hold Pancake Fundraiser

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 will have a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will go towards programs that help veterans and their families in our community. The special breakfast will be held at the Pike County American Legion Post 197 at 645 Meansville Street in Zebulon. Breakfast guests will receive two sausage patties, all-you-can-eat pancakes and a drink for a $5 donation.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jonel Walker Turner

Mrs. Jonel Walker Turner, age 83, of Concord, passed away May 20, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
Wreck Claims Life of Thomaston Woman

ZEBULON - Pike County Deputies responded to a vehicle accident at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019. A Toyota Four-runner had left the roadway and struck a propane tank causing it to overturn and then collided with an advertising sign that collapsed on the vehicle. The Driver of the vehicle, Tara Hollingsworth, 22 years of age, from Thomaston, was deceased on the scene. Mrs. Hollingsworth had been traveling northbound on Highway 19 in the area of Patton Road when the incident occurred.

Mrs. Hollingsworth had left for work at 6:00 a.m. this morning it appears as though the accident occurred on her way to work and due to the vehicle being hidden from the roadway she was not found until that afternoon. Sheriff’s Office traffic investigators will continue working to determine the cause of this accident.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
Wreck at Carver Road Sends One to the Hospital

ZEBULON - A wreck occurred at Carver Road and Hwy. 19 around 3:03 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019. Click here for more.

5.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Joyce Elliott Lawrence

Mary Joyce Elliott Lawrence, age 92, of Zebulon, passed away May 19, 2019, at Pike Manor in Zebulon. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Tara Janeen Corley Hollingsworth

Tara Janeen Corley Hollingsworth, age 22, of Thomaston, passed away May 19, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.21.19
 
American Legion Pike Post 197 to Hold 1st Annual Memorial Day Parade and Annual Program

ZEBULON - American Legion Pike Post 197 will host the First Annual Memorial Day Parade and Annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Line up will be at the Elementary School located off of Old Meansville Road at 9 a.m. Parade route will be as follows: Old Meansville Road to Hwy 19 then a left turn on Hwy 18 on the south side of the courthouse and a left on Hwy 19 south back to the school. (The City has advised that no candy may be thrown from vehicles, but... you can have walkers along who can hand out the candy for you.) To be a part of the 1st Annual Memorial Day Parade, contact Steven Yerkes at 770-584-3909.

American Legion Pike Post 197 will also have a float for veterans to ride on during the parade. **Pike Post 197 is also hoping to borrow 12 square bales from someone in the community to go around the float.** For more information or to lend hay bales for the float, call Peggi Payton at 770-468-4077.

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on the square at 11 a.m. American Legion Pike Post 197 will be remembering those who have passed on, and two Purple Heart Veterans will be placing the wreath at the memorial on the corner of the square. A miniature Vietnam Wall will also be on the Square for Memorial Day.

Submitted 5.18.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, at 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon. [Note from the Editor: This is verbatim from the Post Agenda because I was out of town and could not attend this meeting.] Click here for more.

Submitted 5.18.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Donald Ray “Mac” McCullough

Mr. Donald Ray “Mac” McCullough, age 73, of Williamson, passed away May 18, 2019, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.18.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Hearn Hurd

Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Hearn Hurd, age 64, of Zebulon, passed away May 17, 2019, at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.18.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Melisa P. Armbrust

Mrs. Melisa P. Armbrust, age 61, of Thomaston, passed away May 14, 2019, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.16.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William J."Bill" Murray

Mr. William J."Bill" Murray, age 51, of Newnan, passed away May 13 2019, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.16.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Stephen Michael Lackey

Mr. Stephen Michael Lackey, age 35, of Pike County, passed away May 12, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.16.19
 
Pike County Times Is On Vacation

ZEBULON - Pike County Times will be on vacation through Thursday, May 16th.
P.S. Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's!

5.11.19
 
Dangerous Dog Impounded, Owner Action Needed Immediately

ZEBULON - On May 6, 2019 I impounded this adult intact male German Shepherd mix, that possibly weighs about 80 pounds. He had no identification tag, no microchip, and therefore no documented owner at the time of the impoundment. The dog was involved in an incident on April 22, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Barbara Jean Herndon

Mrs. Barbara Jean Herndon, age 74, of Thomaston, passed away May 11, 2019, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kerry M. Pitts

Mr. Kerry M. Pitts, age 42, of Griffin, passed away May 11, 2019, at Wellstar Spalding Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of William Maddox

William Maddox, age 39, of Meansville, passed away May 9, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.11.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.11.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Grady Ambulance Contract To Be Amended
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Grady notified Pike County on March 22, 2019 that it would be unable to continue under the current agreement and gave Pike County a sixty (60) day notice as required prior to the renewal term of July 1, 2019. The Pike County Commission did not agree to any of the terms that Grady proposed in the letter (details in the article below) at a recent commission meeting, but Pike County agreed to meet with Grady and see if negotiations would find common ground. Pike County Times has learned that the Pike County Commissioners and Grady/South Georgia Ambulance have come to an agreement on the contract. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.10.19
 
Arrests Made In Fraudulent Check Cashing Scheme

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have made several arrests and will make more in a recent fraudulent check cashing scheme. Counterfeit checks were cashed in banks both in Griffin and Thomaston that were portrayed to be Pike County payroll checks. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.10.19
 
Molena Purple Heart Day and 5K/10K Run/Walk - April 27
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - The City of Molena and The Pike County American Legion Post 197 hosted a Molena Purple Heart Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019. It was a time of fun for friends and family as they walked and ran in the American Legion 5K/10K Run/Walk even in the morning, and a time of patriotism later in the morning as Molena honored those who have been awarded the purple heart in this Purple Heart City. Click here for more.

5.10.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. for the 1st Reading of the FY 2019-2020 Budget. Click here to review the draft budget from a prior meeting.

Submitted 5.10.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Ephraim Moisey Burgreen

Ephraim Moisey Burgreen, age 15, of Molena, passed away May 8, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.9.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Sad Ending in Search for Missing Child

MOLENA - At 4:58 p.m. yesterday the Pike County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to North Madden Bridge Road on report of a person missing. A fifteen year old autistic male was reported to have been missing from the family home. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.9.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Heather Marie Phillips Henderson

Heather Marie Phillips Henderson, age 30, of Meansville, passed away May 9, 2019, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.9.19
 
Sen. Marty Harbin Announces Transportation Projects in Spalding County

ATLANTA - Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) recently announced two transportation project awards from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The first award totals to more than $17 million and the second award totals to more than $16.8 million. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.19
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting - April 11, 2019

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on April 11, 2019. Chairman Audrey Lanier, Anthony Vinson, Joy Walker, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System Representative (FRRLS) Natalie Marshall, Vice Chair Gillian Appleton, Secretary Rhonda Morgan, and Patty Talley. Treasurer Curtis Ward and Tina Venus are not present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete, and more information was added from open records on May 7, 2019.]

Updated 5.7.19
 
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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BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Commission to Rebid
Ambulance Contract
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Grady Emergency Medical Services/South Georgia Ambulance has notified Pike County government that it will be terminating the current ambulance contract. Grady provided 60 days notice to the county that its service to the county will end on June 30, 2019. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Additional information was added at 10 p.m. tonight.]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.2.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor on 5.1.19: Grady's ambulance contract was on this agenda, and commissioners chose not to act on Grady's options in the meeting. If Grady chooses to sever the contract, it had to be done today because there is a 60 day clause that says, "Either party may terminate this Agreement by notifying the other party in writing not less than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term." I've already put in an open records request for this information, and my breaking news subscribers will know it first. Keep an eye out here though because I'll likely upload it tomorrow night.]

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

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

Submitted 5.1.19
 
Homeless Vietnam veteran will be laid to rest Thursday morning
By Sheila Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Thomas Earl Cummings, the 70-year-old homeless veteran who died April 10 as a result of injuries he sustained when struck by a vehicle March 24, will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.1.19
 
Molena Purple Heart Day and 5K/10K Run/Walk - April 27

MOLENA - On 27 April 2019, the City of Molena and The Pike County American Legion will host a Molena Purple Heart Day. All events start or occur at the Molena City Park Pavilion at the intersection of GA 18 and Spring Road (GA 109) Molena, Georgia. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: The link is fixed! Thank you to those who let me know when I've made a goof so I can fix the problem!]

Submitted 4.24.19
 
New Tribes Mission Child Abuse Allegations Impact Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - Pike County Times has been contacted by several concerned citizens about David Brooks because of the following article that NBC News reported in February of this year. At the time of this news broadcast, Brooks lived in Williamson and his wife, Lugene, was reportedly employed at CrossPointe Christian Academy in Williamson. Click here for more.

4.23.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: UPDATE 4.22.19 - Storm Flooding Closes Pike County Roads

PIKE COUNTY - Pike County Public Works advised the county manager of repairs that have been to Pike County roads to enable travel again after this weekend's flooding. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

[Note from the Editor: All roads are open now.]

Submitted 4.22.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
FY 2019-2020 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page includes a link to the 2019-2020 DRAFT Revenue and Expenditures Budgets that were presented in the April 10, 2019 Board of Commissioners meeting.]

Submitted 4.17.19
 
My Thoughts on H.B. 734: Entreaty for Common Sense
By Editor Becky Watts

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

4.10.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 10, 2019 at 9: 00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.9.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Updated 3.30.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 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, March 13, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note to the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.15.19
 
Speaker Ralston Accused of Abusing Legislative Position;
Rep. Ken Pullin Signs Resolution for Speaker's Resignation from Leadership Position

ATLANTA - For those who haven't had time to look through the entire situation involving Speaker David Ralston, a lot has gone on. This was the talk of Atlanta last weekend, but it has been going on since February 13. Ken Pullin, our local representative, took a stand on this situation involving accusations of legislative abuse by the Speaker of the House, David Ralston. Click here for more.

3.2.19
 
Pike Primary Celebrates Hero Day
in Honor of Fallen Officer Chase Maddox
By Editor Becky Watts

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

2.8.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Brian Crow Surrenders Teaching Certificate
By Editor Becky Watts

ATLANTA - 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 2017. Crow resigned as a teacher in the Pike County School System, and the case was presented to the Grand Jury but No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the victim in this case. Click here for more.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks the First Bank of Pike for their support of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County Times.com!

1.4.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

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

Submitted 10.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

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

Submitted 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

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

Submitted 7.10.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

JAPAN - A contract was issued for bid out of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Singapore (FLCYS) for Archeological Survey and Remains Recovery Work in Northeast India late last year that was awarded in May of 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India. [Note from the Editor: This article came about because I have been covering the recovery of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford from the WWII crash site for "Hot as Hell" in India for the past 10 years.] Click here for more.

8.3.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

ZEBULON - Do you enjoy reading Pike County Times for FREE? Please say thank you to those who advertise with me and provide this service to you. How can you say thank you? You can help Pike County Times by doing business with each of these advertisers and making sure that they know that you appreciate their support of your free, independent online newspaper -- Pike County Times.

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

THOMASTON - Danny Shumate from CGA Comp is the webmaster for Pike County Times. Danny designed Pike County Times as you see it today and has taught me how to hand code this entire website. (He truly has the patience of a saint because I am NOT a programmer.) He helped me with a complete revamp of Pike County Times in 2007 and again in 2011. Danny can put together a website for your business. From a basic website to a website full of bling, CGA Comp can help you promote your business on the world wide web at a price that is right for your budget. Danny Shumate at CGA Comp can be reached at 706-741-5929. Tell him that the Pike County Times sent you!

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!

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

BARNESVILLE - Looking For a Good Chiropractor? Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink from Pike County. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. I have been going to him for more than fifteen years. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now open on Thursdays and closed on Fridays. New hours are: Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now closed on Fridays and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 for more information. Tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is a faith based 501(c)3 private foundation dedicated to developing and maturing the spiritual lives of those in our community, as we aspire to fulfill the Great Commission. Through educational materials, instructional programs, and community leadership in discipleship, Prayer Power of Georgia shall demonstrate and promote a richer more fulfilling spiritual and prayer life in our community. Prayer Power sponsors the annual National Day of Prayer and Pike County Baccalaureate Graduation event each year as well as awarding the Saints in Light and Faith Awards each year. Click here to find out more about Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and get signed up to receive daily devotionals.

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

ZEBULON - The Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is independent and locally-owned by the Moody Family and has been serving families since 1982. Currently, owned and operated by Terrell and Sherri Moody and Tim Daniel, the firm was founded by Terrell’s parents, Charles and Betty Moody. Tim Daniel joined the Moody family in 2012, and the funeral home became Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. It continues to be a family-centered firm. The words, “our family serving your family” are at the heart of everything we do." For more information about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, click here or call 770-567-8642. Tell them that you read about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

CONCORD - Pike Countryside Sanitation, the oldest and largest sanitation service in Pike County, is available for all of your recycling and sanitation needs. Pike Countryside Sanitation. It specializes in 20, 30, and 40 yard industrial roll-off containers and has 2, 4, 6, and 8 yard front load containers too. Pike Countryside Sanitation provides curb and home pick up in Pike, Meriweither, and Spalding Counties. Call 770-884-0088 and tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

ZEBULON - Racquethause South Fitness Club provides total healthcare fitness in Zebulon. You won't get the body that you want overnight, but with hard work and dedication, you will get it soon enough. Let us help! Racquethause South offers equipment to work out at your own pace, trainers, and classes of all types to fit all kinds of lifestyles. Step class, Yoga, Crossfit, Spin, Bootcamp, and Silver Sneakers are just a few of the classes that we offer! You can check out Racquethause South on Facebook or drop by and see what they have to offer at 11500 Hwy 19 North in Zebulon. Call Racquethause South at 770-567-4487 to find out what specials they are running for new members. Tell them that Becky Watts at Pike County Times sent you! You may even see me there!

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs or check out http://www.fullblownfirearms.com for more details about training and gunsmithing and follow Full Blown Firearms on Facebook.

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

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - Introducing the first sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Food Depot

GRIFFIN - Thank you to Food Depot for advertising with Pike County Times! There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot. Please tell them that you read about this and other deals on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

ZEBULON - SJ Land Surveying specializes in land surveying, planning, and subdivision design. Thank you to SJ Reeves Land Surveying for helping provide your news for free on Pike County Times!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

CONCORD - Let us be your 1st Choice for all of your electrical, heating and air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, alarm systems and more! We also install and service alarm systems for the discriminating building owner. 1st Choice Mechanical provides residential and commercial HVAC and electrical installation and service.

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - 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.

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
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
 
Click Here For More
 
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

No Problems
(Mention this ad and get 10% off of initial service)

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
Click here for more
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

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

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


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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