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BREAKING NEWS: Final Unofficial and Incomplete Election Results from the May 21, 2024 Election
RUNOFF WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 18, 2024
EARLY VOTING JUNE 10-14

ZEBULON - Here are the updates as they come in from the May 21, 2024 election. There will be a runoff in the District 3 County Commission Race between Incumbent Jason Proctor and Challenger Ken Pullin. June 10-14 for early voting. Election Day is June 18, 2024. Click here for more.

Early voting for the June 18 Runoff is June 10-14, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Registrar's office, and Election day is Tuesday the 18th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There are two races that will be decided in this Republican Runoff: 1) District 3 County Commission race between Incumbent Jason Proctor and Challenger Ken Pullin (only District 3 residents can vote in this race) and 2) the District 3 US House race between Mike Dugan and Brian Jack to follow Rep. Drew Ferguson who is not running again (this is county-wide).

Click here to go to the County Commissioner District 3 - Republican Ballot ONLY page:
pikecountytimes.com/secondary/candidateinfodistrict3commissioner2024.html.

Click here to go to the United States Representative District 3 - Republican Ballot ONLY page:
pikecountytimes.com/secondary/candidateinfodistrict3usrepresentative2024.html.

If you voted Republican in the May 21st race, you may also vote in this Runoff.

PLEASE NOTE: If you did NOT vote in the May 21st race, you CAN STILL VOTE in the Runoff.

However, if you voted on the Democratic ticket back in May, you CANNOT vote on the District 3 Commission race or the District 3 US House race between Mike Dugan and Brian Jack because both are on the Republican ballot.

**IF YOU LIVE IN THE 3RD DISTRICT, CHECK YOUR BALLOT TO BE SURE THAT THE 3RD DISTRICT COMMISSION RACE IS ON IT BEFORE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE. IF IT IS NOT, ASK SOMEONE AT THE OFFICE FOR HELP WITH YOUR BALLOT BEFORE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE. IF YOU CAST YOUR VOTE, YOUR VOTE IS CAST AND CANNOT BE CHANGED.**

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!

Updated 6.6.24
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2024 in observance of Employee Appreciation Day.

Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Submitted 6.13.24
 
Local Student Named to Dean's List at Anderson University

ANDERSON, SC (June 12, 2024) - The following students were named to the Dean's List at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina, for the spring semester, 2024. To be named to the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. Anderson University congratulates its Dean's List students for their exemplary achievement.

Maggie Nauck from Concord, GA.

Anderson University is a "more selective," comprehensive Christian university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is the #2 private university in South Carolina, according to Niche.com, is among U.S. News and World Report's "Best Regional Universities South," and is on the publication's "Most Innovative," and "Best Online Programs" lists. Anderson is a four-time Apple Distinguished School and on the honor roll of the prestigious Great Colleges to Work For(r) program.

Submitted 6.13.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff's Office Completes Investigation of Pike County Public Works

ZEBULON - On May 7, 2024, the Pike County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation into possible theft that had occurred at the Pike County Public Works, potentially involving employees. 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 6.12.24
 
Lt. Governor Jones Issues Statement on Rising Property Tax Assessments

ATLANTA - Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on recent property tax assessments and the longstanding issues with local property taxes. “During the 2024 session, I was proud to prioritize property tax reform legislation as part of our ongoing efforts to keep costs low for Georgia families. Monthly costs for Georgians, from the north Georgia mountains to the coast, continue to rise. During record high inflation, skyrocketing debt and expenses rising every day, local governments should be focused on bringing costs down – not letting them increase.

On the November ballot, voters will vote on a constitutional amendment that, if enacted, will place an annual cap on the amount by which home values can rise for property tax purposes. This is a solution that will ensure your property taxes are determined in a transparent and fair way. This proposal is not a mandate and local governments can choose to opt out of this cap only after announcing their intention to do so and holding a series of public meetings. While this opt-out measure is included, it would be disappointing to see local governments utilize it.

By opting out of a measure intended to save Georgian’s money, local governments would be prioritizing revenues over Georgia citizens. I encourage all Georgians to reach out to their local government officials and let them know how important an annual cap on their property tax bills is to their household budget.”

Submitted 6.12.24
 
Mercer University Announces Spring 2024 President's, Dean's Lists

MACON - Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the spring 2024 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous GPA standards specific to the college or school within the University.

The following area students earned a place on the lists:

From Concord, Georgia:

Layla Eubanks, senior, College of Education, President's List
Christina Ridley, junior, College of Education, Dean's List

From Meansville, Georgia:

Shalondria Chapman, senior, College of Education, President's List

From Molena, Georgia:

Makayla Passmore, senior, College of Health Professions, Dean's List
Marti Sommers, junior, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, President's List

From Williamson, Georgia:

Ryan Golubeff, senior, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean's List

From Zebulon, Georgia

Aaron Partin, junior, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean's List

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 9,100 students in 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts and sciences, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and professional advancement – on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta, medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus, and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas counties.

Submitted 6.10.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” White, Sr.

Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” White, Sr., age 79, of Griffin, passed away June 8, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.10.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Hunter Thomas Knight

Mr. Hunter Thomas Knight, age 26, passed away June 7, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.10.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Martha Ruffin Rodgers

Martha Ruffin Rodgers of Zebulon passed away on June 5, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Department of Juvenile Justice Awards 33 Diplomas and 14 Certificates During Spring Commencement Ceremony

DECATUR – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for youth in the DJJ School System on Thursday, May 23, in Macon, Ga. Students were awarded fourteen high school diplomas, 19 GED diplomas, and 14 Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC). Class leaders included the valedictorian and salutatorian from the Muscogee Youth Development Campus (YDC) and the student with the highest GED score from the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC). The Department also celebrated the first female graduate to earn a welding certification. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Little Free Library #10 Is Placed at United Bank in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Pike Family Connection L4GA Literacy Project Team would like to say “THANK YOU” to UNITED BANK – ZEBULON, for joining in partnership with us to achieve our first milestone in our Little Free Library Community Project – Little Free Library #10. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
LaNell Forrest to Narrate Her Book at the Library

ZEBULON - Local children’s book author LaNell Forrest will read her book A Waggers Tale to children at J. Joel Edwards Public Library. The reading will be held Thursday, June 13 at 11 am during the Story Time hour as a part of Summer Reading Program. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Rep. Beth Camp Appointed to House Study Committee on the Exchange, Storage and Coverage of Agricultural Products, Grain and Livestock

ATLANTA – State Representative Beth Camp (R-Concord), chair of the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee, was recently selected by Speaker Jon Burns (R-Newington) to serve on the House Study Committee on the Exchange, Storage and Coverage of Agricultural Products, Grain and Livestock.

“With margins being so razor thin for producers and input costs continuing to rise, hearing from producers and stakeholders in a formal format is an important step to address this challenge to keep agriculture the number one business in Georgia,” said Chair Camp. “My family has a cow/calf cattle operation on our farm, so I know firsthand how timing commodities to market at just the right time is important in order to remain viable year to year. I am honored to work with my fellow legislators to find solutions to this growing issue in our state. My thanks to Speaker Burns for the opportunity to serve on the Exchange, Storage and Coverage of Agricultural Products, Grain and Livestock Study Committee.”

Created by House Resolution 1166, the House Study Committee on the Exchange, Storage and Bond Coverage of Agricultural Products, Grain and Livestock will examine warehouse and bonding policies associated with Georgia’s agriculture industry. Speaker Burns also appointed the following study committee members: State Representatives Steven Meeks (R-Screven), Joe Campbell (R-Camilla), Robert Dickey (R-Musella), Chas Cannon (R-Moultrie), Patty Stinson (D-Butler) and Rob Leverett (R-Elberton).

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Representative Beth Camp represents the citizens of District 135, which includes portions of Lamar, Pike and Upson counties. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020 and currently serves as Chairman of the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee. She also serves on the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications, Juvenile Justice, State Planning & Community Affairs and Ways & Means committees.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Shorter University Announces Local Students Who Received Degrees

ROME - Shorter University has announced those who received degrees during the 2023-2024 Academic year. Shorter University held its 2024 commencement exercises on Thursday, May 2, in the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter's Rome campus.

Crystal Cox, of Williamson, GA, is among those who received their degree. Cox earned a Master of Arts in Teaching.

About Shorter University
Shorter University is a Christ-centered university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor's degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, associate's and master's programs. Learn more at www.shorter.edu.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Shorter University Announces Local Dean's List Student

ROME - Shorter University has announced students named to the Dean's List during the spring semester of 2024. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

Anna Roberts, of Zebulon, GA, is among those named to the Spring 2024 Dean's List. Roberts is majoring in English.

About Shorter University
Shorter University is a Christ-centered university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor's degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, associate's and master's programs. Learn more at www.shorter.edu.

Submitted 6.6.24
 
Board of Assessors Leaves Sales Ratio at $91 Per Square Foot
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Board of Assessors met on May 21, 2024 to hold their regular bi-monthly meeting. Several items of importance were discussed, but the biggest item was the decision on 2024 values for residential property. Click here for more.

6.3.24
 
Summer Reading at the Library
By Guest Columnist Alla Drake

ZEBULON - Adventure Begins at Your Library!–is this year’s theme of summer reading program at J. Joel Edwards Public Library, and what an adventure is it going to be! The program will have exciting new features and will engage whole families, kids and grownups alike. Each week in June and July will highlight a special kind of adventure: adventure in imagination, travel, outside, adventure in the dark, in scavenger hunting, and adventure close to home. The family adventures at the library will begin with the star performance by Lee Bryan the Puppet Guy accompanied by snacks, games, and fun on bouncy inflatables June 1 at 1 pm. Whole-family programming geared toward all age groups will take place on Thursdays at 1 pm and 5:30 PM. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – 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 met in the upper courtroom of the courthouse on Tuesday, May 28, 3024 at 6:30 p.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Click here to read the Pike County Times write up from the past meeting.

5.31.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Coach Johnnie Wesley Thompson

Coach Johnnie Wesley Thompson, age 79, of Williamson, passed away May 31, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.31.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James “Jim” Lee Wilson

Mr. James “Jim” Lee Wilson, age 62, of Zebulon, passed away May 29, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.30.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Brenda Joan Dunn Owens

Mrs. Brenda Joan Dunn Owens, age 79, of Griffin, passed away May 26, 2024, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Bennie Leon Loggins

Mr. Bennie Leon Loggins, age 77, of Meansville, passed away May 25, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.29.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Jury Convicts in Local Child Abuse Case

ZEBULON - In March of 2022, Pike residents Tyler Alexander and Tarilyn Lester were charged with 8 counts of cruelty to children in the first degree and 8 counts of aggravated battery based on 10 broken bones on their baby with the injuries found to be in 3 stages of healing—acute, healing, and healed. The baby was only 8 weeks old at the time of these injuries. 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!

Update 5.27.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 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 met in the upper courtroom of the courthouse on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. There was be a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. for anyone who would like to speak to the commissioners about any issues that you may have. The meeting was open to the public and was broadcast live on Pike County Times' Facebook page that is pinned to the top of the FB page. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.27.24
 
We Remember and Honor Those Who Gave Their Lives
While Serving Our Country

ZEBULON - Memorial Day is a holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The Pike County American Legion Post 197 will be hosting the 2024 Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program. The public is invited to attend this Program on Monday, Memorial Day, 27 May 2024 commencing at 10:00 a.m. at 645 Meansville Street, Zebulon. The location for the Pike County Memorial Day Observance Day Program has been changed to the Post facility at 645 Meansville Street, Zebulon due to high chance of rain prior and during the ceremony.

Bring a comfortable chair because seating is limited. More information is in the article below.

5.26.24
 
Fly the United States Flags at Half-Staff on Monday, May 27, 2024 From Sunrise Until Noon in Honor of Memorial Day 2024

ZEBULON - Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.

In observance of Memorial Day, fly the United States flag at half staff from sunrise until NOON, then raise it to full height from noon to sunset.

Submitted 5.24.24
 
2024 Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program

ZEBULON - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 will be hosting the 2024 Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program. The public is invited to attend this Program on Monday, Memorial Day, 27 May 2024 commencing at 10:00 a.m. on the south side of the Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia.

The program theme for this year is “Gold Star Families.” There will be a memorial tribute to Army Specialist Johnathan Davis killed in action in Afghanistan followed by the definitions of Blue, Silver, and Gold Star Families, and the Davis Gold Star Family as the event’s guest speakers. The program in its entirety will be informative, patriotic, inspirational, and moving. We encourage all Blue, Silver, and Gold Star Family members to attend as they will be acknowledged as part of the program. Additionally, as part of the Program, a list of all the known Veterans from Pike County who have passed away since last Memorial Day will be read and honored. A fresh Memorial Wreath will be posted at the Pike County Veterans Memorial, followed by a moment of silence and “Taps.”

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable chair.

The program will be held at the American Legion Post 197 located at 645 Meansville Street, Zebulon. The location for the Pike County Memorial Day Observance Day Program has been changed to the Post facility at 645 Meansville Street, Zebulon due to high chance of rain prior and during the ceremony.

Help us acknowledge our Veterans and those military who died defending the freedoms we enjoy today. For more information, contact Bryan Richardson, Event Director at rich5060@bellsouth.net.

Updated 5.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry Gene Pollette, Sr.

Mr. Larry Gene Pollette, Sr., age 84, of Meansville, passed away May 23, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.24.24
 
Pike County Board of Education to Hold Budget Hearings

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education will be holding two community budget meetings on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – 12:00 p.m.

These meetings will give the public an opportunity to ask questions about the proposed FY25 budget, which will be considered for final adoption at the board’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. All meetings will be held in the Ninth Grade Academy Collaboration Room (7360 Hwy. 19 South, Zebulon, GA 30295).

Click here to see the FY25 Budget Draft.

Submitted 5.23.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Brandy Machelle Batchelor

Brandy Machelle Batchelor, age 44, of Meansville, passed away May 21, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.22.24
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VOTERS - CHECK YOUR BALLOTS

ZEBULON - Pike County Elections Supervisor David Neyhart is asking for the public’s help when going in to vote.

Please notify a poll worker if you believe any of the following:
1) You have been given the wrong ballot,
2) Your ballot does not contain all the candidate names it should,
3) The voting unit is not operating properly, or
4) If your “PRINTED BALLOT” does not reflect your choices.

Once you have placed your ballot in the scanner/ballot box, your vote has been recorded and is final. Click here for more information from the Registrar's page. Click here for more information about candidates.

[Note from the Editor: This article was at the top of the page until election night, May 21, and now I will allow it to go down the page like the rest of the articles.]

Submitted 5.9.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Requests an Investigation Into Improper and Possible Illegal Destruction of Public Records
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts spoke before Commissioners at the May 15, 2024 meeting and requested an investigation into the improper and possibly illegal destruction of public records. Click here for more.

Click here to read the Pike County Times write up from that meeting.

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!

5.20.24
 
Pike Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting to Be Held

ZEBULON - The Pike Hazard Mitigation plan will be at the Pike EMA Building out by Public Works on May 21, 2024 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Morning Session (Essential and Critical Facilities), 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Delicious, Catered Lunch, and 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Afternoon Session (Review/Edit Mitigation Strategies from 2019 Plan.

Submitted 5.20.24
 
Farm Safety Day Pictures Are Online

ZEBULON - Pike County Times attended Farm Safety Day at Chestnut Oak on Friday, May 17. Seventh graders had a fun time learning about farm safety in an event organized by Anna Bottoms. Great job to all involved in this endeavor! Pictures are on Pike County Times' Facebook page: Click here for more.

5.20.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Faith Annette Lynd Pelham

Mrs. Faith Annette Lynd Pelham, age 79, of Hampton, went to be with the Lord May 18, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.20.24
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR MEMORIAL DAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Submitted 5.20.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pedestrian Struck and Killed In Concord

ZEBULON - At 9:34 a.m. this morning, Pike County Sheriff's deputies responded to an emergency call regargding a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle on Highway 18 in Concord.

Henry Shelnutt, 93 years of age, from Locust Grove, was deceased at the scene of the accident.

This incident is still under investigation by the Sheriff's traffic investigators.

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 5.18.24
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED 5.18.24: Public Works Director Terminated, Investigation Ongoing

ZEBULON - Public Works Director Todd Goolsby was terminated by the county manager with the approval of the Board of Commissioners after a vote was taken following Executive Session at the May 15, 2024 regular called County Commission meeting. Pike County Times has obtained some new information on this case. Click here for more.

Click here to read the Pike County Times write up from that meeting.

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!

UPDATED 5.18.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mary Lee Griffin Aaron

Mrs. Mary Lee Griffin Aaron, age 79, passed away May 10, 2024, at her home in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.18.24
 
Update on Voting Totals in the May 21 Primary
Have You Voted / Are You Planning to Vote?

ZEBULON - Pike County has had 950 voters cast their ballots in person and 98 voters cast their ballots by mail.

This brings our total to 1048 voters casting their ballots for the first two week of Advance Voting. This works out to be a 6.6% turnout thus far.

Races on this ballot include the Primary Election for Sheriff and District 3 Commissioner as well as the US States Representative District 3 race to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Drew Ferguson who is stepping down from this position. Early voting will continue through 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until this Friday, May 17, 2024. There will be NO early voting on Monday, May 20, 2024, which is the day before the election. Election Day is Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.13.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Pursey Ruel Mons, Jr.

Mr. Pursey Ruel Mons, Jr., age 85, of Meansville, passed away May 6, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.11.24
 
Griffin Police Asks for Help Involving a Hit and Run Incident

GRIFFIN - Griffin Police are investigating a pedestrian hit and run involving serious injury on May 4 th 2024. We are asking for the publics assistance in locating the suspect. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.10.24
 
Domestic Incident Ends in Arrest

MOLENA - On Wednesday, May 8, 2024 about 6:14 p.m. Deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to domestic situation on River Road that included a report of a person reportedly being shot. When deputies arrived, the individual who had been reported to have been shot had left the scene. Click here for more.

5.10.24
 
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5.10.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Rev. Aubrey Gene Hanson

Rev. Aubrey Gene Hanson, age 83, of Zebulon, passed away May 8, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.8.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON -This meeting was attended by Commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Daniel, and Tim Guy as well as Chairman Briar Johnson, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.7.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, May 6, 2024 – 3:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Pike County Board of Commissioners Office, Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street Zebulon, GA 30295
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioner will hold a special called meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. in the Pike County Board of Commissioners Office Conference Room for the purposes of holding an executive session. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 5.6.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Anthony “Tony” House, Sr.

Mr. William Anthony “Tony” House, Sr., age 71, of Milner, passed away May 5, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.6.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Roy Millard Bunn III

Mr. Roy Millard Bunn III, age 63, of Griffin, passed away May 5, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.6.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on the May 21, 2024 Election

ZEBULON - "This week we have had 49 voters cast their votes by mail and 513 voters cast their votes in person for a total of 562 votes cast," said Elections Supervisor David Neyhart. 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 5.6.24
 
Bun Ban Runs May 1 to September 30

DRY BRANCH, GA - To help diminish air issues surrounding ozone pollutants, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has instituted an outdoor burn ban every summer since 2005. While campfires, cooking fires, and some agriculture burns are permitted, 54 mostly north and central Georgia counties (listed below) do not allow yard and land debris clearing burns from May 1 to September 30. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Margaret Bottoms Lenhart

Mrs. Margaret Bottoms Lenhart, age 74, of Barnesville, passed away April 30, 2024, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Miriam Mahaffey Weston

Mrs. Miriam Mahaffey Weston, age 77, of Concord, passed away April 30, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Teresa Joy Flournoy Brazel

Mrs. Teresa Joy Flournoy Brazel, age 67, of Brooks, passed away at her home on April 30, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Willa Mae “Betty” Butler Bouchell

Mrs. Willa Mae “Betty” Butler Bouchell, age 90, of Williamson, passed away April 30, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.24
 
Backyard Poultry Workshop - May 14

GRIFFIN - Georgia has been the poultry capital of the world for several decades now. Given that, it is no surprise that Pike County is enamored with everything related to backyard flocks. Keeping chickens, ducks, guineas, and other fowl may seem simple at first, but there is a definitely learning curve to successfully manage a productive backyard flock. From proper nutrition and breed choices to biosecurity and coop design, there is an overwhelming amount of resources out there which is why UGA Extension in Pike and Spalding Counties are partnering to offer a Backyard Poultry Workshop on May 14 in Griffin.

This workshop will present practical, hands-on sessions that participants can engage with and gain skills for implementing with their flocks. Learn the science behind egg candling for food safety, rearing mealworms for tasty treats, and even biosecurity measures to take to prevent disease issues. The registration fee of $25 covers all program materials and lunch. Register by May 13 with the Pike County Extension office at 770.567.2010 or Brooklyne.Wassel@uga.edu to reserve a seat in the class.

Submitted 4.27.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING - POSTPONED
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – 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 meet in the upper courtroom of the courthouse on Tuesday, April 30, 3024 at 6:30 p.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting was canceled/postponed until the next regular BOC meeting date.]

The meeting is open to the public will be broadcast live on Pike County Times' Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pikecountytimes/.

Pike County Times is on the agenda during the Public Comment part of the meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.30.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Anne Hyde Cloy

Mrs. Anne Hyde Cloy, age 77, of Zebulon, passed away at her home on April 24, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Frances Kathryn Grant Cato

Frances Kathryn Grant Cato, age 90, of Milner, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at her home surrounded by family. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of John Burrell Holcomb IV

John Burrell Holcomb IV, age 19, of Williamson, passed away April 17, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.20.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.)

Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.) was born January 13, 1942, the only son of E.S. and Bertha Swetman. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.) was born January 13, 1942, the only son of E.S. and Bertha Swetman. He married the love of his life, Shirley Fay Farnell on November 8, 1958, and they began a life together that could only be separated by death. It wasn’t always easy, but they followed through with the vows they made as teenagers. They raised three children in a home they built for themselves. Robert was a Master Plumber who partnered his own business-Clark Plumbing, serving Atlanta and surrounding areas for over 50 years until his recent retirement at age 79. Robert was a man of men who loved life and lived every minute to the fullest. He cared for his land and regularly managed a garden until just a few years ago. He spent hours helping Shirley can tomatoes during the summers and after she passed away in 2011, he continued the tradition. He loved boating, the beach, and the ocean with all of the bounties it provided. Robert enjoyed working on cars and fixing anything mechanical that needed his hands. He spent many a weekend dancing the night away with Shirley, tossing horse shoes, playing cards and throwing back a cold beer. No person or animal in need was ever turned away. Robert wasn’t a materialistic man. The price of something didn’t matter as long as it met his needs and made him happy. He was certainly someone you could depend on and someone you wanted to have your back. He loved his family fiercely. Robert departed us on April 16, 2024, following an unexpected illness.

He leaves behind his three children: Tracy-Boo (Terry), Samantha-Sam Booty (Richarda) and Clint-Sugar Boy (Melissa); grandchildren: Gage-T-Bone (Bobbi), Brody-Bo, Evan, Ethan, Trey and Saylor-Sweet P; adopted son, Kevin-Red Headed Stepchild and a handful of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley and numerous furbabies.

His Celebration of Life will be held at his home at 171 Salter Rd, Meansville on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 5 pm. For those who would like to attend, BYOB, a covered dish, and a comfy chair as we gather to remember a life well lived.

Submitted 4.20.24
 
Accident Claims Young Man's Life

ZEBULON - Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Wednesday night on Watering Hole Pass. A Toyota Camry appeared to have lost control and rolled over. The driver of the vehicle, John Holcomb 19 years of age, was deceased at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. This incident remains under investigation.

Submitted 4.19.24
 
County Manager Presents Proposed Budget to Commissioners;
$2.5 Million More Proposed Expenditures than Revenues

ZEBULON - The proposed budget for the the 2024-2025 year has been presented to the county commission. The meeting notes are not complete, but readers can study the budget in depth through the links below. At this time, the county manager has only scheduled one public hearing on May 15, 2024 at 9 a.m. rather than one daytime hearing and one night time hearing, but hopefully this will change so the citizens can ask questions and voice concerns (if needed) about the budget and what it contains. 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!

4.19.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ruth Mann Greenway

Mrs. Ruth Mann Greenway, age 89, formerly of Atlanta, passed away April 17, 2024, in Thomaston. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.18.24
 
A Time to Celebrate with Past Library Manager Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - The Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Library invite the community to join us for a fond fare-the-well celebration for longtime library manager, Rosemary Bunn. The event is being held on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Zebulon City Park Pavilion. Friends and well-wishers are encouraged to drop by and help us honor Rosemary.

Rosemary retired late last year after serving the community and the library for more than thirteen years. For many in the county and community, Rosemary epitomized the library. She presented programs to the schools, instilling a love of books and reading in thousands of students. Her innovative annual Summer Reading Program events drew capacity crowds and high praise from those attending.

In 2020, Rosemary was able to fulfill a dream of establishing a hands-on ‘makers space” at the library where the community could make use of high-end crafting equipment. This proved a boon to teachers, media specialists, and patrons. The maker space continues to thrive and will do so for years to come.

Rosemary has already embarked on new adventures. She intends on spending a fair amount of time playing in the dirt, as she whimsically refers to her love of gardening. Even so, we want to give her a proper send-off in appreciation of all she has done, and will continue to do, for Pike County.

This is a casual, drop-in type party. We hope to see you there!

Submitted 4.18.24
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Special Called Meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Special Called Meeting was held on April 4, 2024 mainly for the purpose of discussing the budget that had to be ok'ed before the 10th when the county manager will make the presentation of the budget to the commissioners. Click here for more.

4.18.24
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting
April 3, 2024

ZEBULON - The Development Authority met on April 3, 2024 at 8 a.m. Also has a synopsis of the March 2024 meeting. Click here for more.

4.17.24
 
Farm Day Returns to Chestnut Oak in a 10th Grader's SAE Project
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - Once upon a time, Farm Day at Chestnut Oak was an annual event for Pike County kindergartners, but it has been gone for a long time. On April 12, 2024, Farm Day came back to after an extended absence. Click here for more.

4.16.24
 
“The Great Southern Brood” is Emerging in Georgia this Spring
By Dr. Nancy C. Hinkle, Entomologist, Univ. of Georgia, Athens – NHinkle@uga.edu

ATHENS - Everybody knows that this summer we will have dog-day cicadas (annual cicadas) singing every evening. But this year, millions of periodical cicadas will be emerging in Georgia during the spring before Memorial Day. Brood XIX (“Brood 19”) is Georgia’s only 13-year cicada and this is the largest periodical cicada brood in North America, “The Great Southern Brood,” covering at least a dozen states in the Southeast. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Pike County Senior Survey Is Available

ZEBULON - A Council on Aging for McIntosh Trail, Inc. Pike County Senior Survey is available to be printed, filled out, and returned to the Pike Senior Center. Questions are asked about senior issues without asking your name and will help McIntosh Trail, Inc. as they gather information about issues that are important to seniors in our area. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Mark Duffey

Mr. John Mark Duffey, age 56, of The Rock, passed away April 14, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll

Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll, age 87, of Eatonton, passed away April 3, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Pike County Times Voter Information Page: Sheriff

ZEBULON - Two candidates have qualified to run for Sheriff on the Republican ballot on May 21, 2024: Jimmy Thomas (Incumbent) and Scott Gray (Challenger). Click here for more.

4.13.24
 
Pike County Times Voter Information Page: District 3 County Commissioner

ZEBULON - Three candidates have qualified to run for the County Commissioner District 3 seat on the Republican ballot on May 21, 2024: Todd Child (Challenger), Ken Pullin (Challenger), and Doyle Jason Proctor (Incumbent). Click here for more.

4.13.24
 
Pike Parks & Recreation Has a Lot to Offer the Community
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Parks & Recreation has been busy the past month. Great things have been accomplished by the community coming together! Click here for more.

4.9.24
 
Pike County Fire Department Gives Thanks for Donations

ZEBULON - Pike County Fire Department would like to spotlight those who have given to the community with their generous donations and contributions to the department. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.9.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon City Council Gives Disciplinary Action to Zebulon PD Chief; Part 3 of Investigative Series
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the traffic stop. This series of articles chronicles the incident all of the way to the punishment that was rendered by Zebulon City Council. 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!

12.20.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the pullover. Click here for more.

12.12.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations 1 Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta news station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted for being disrespectful to the officers involved in the pullover. 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!

10.12.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. 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!

3.18.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. 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!

3.15.22
 
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
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

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Thank You to 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 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 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 Family Health Clinic of Pike County

ZEBULON - We're different... and it's on purpose. We are open 7 days a week, with extended hours, and no appointment required. Primary care for the entire family at your convenience. Most insurance is accepted. We also have low self-pay rates.

We practice complete and comprehensive medicine with in-house lab testing and x-ray. We have a very diverse family of providers from different fields of medicine like urgent care, cardiology, othopedic, vascular, and more! We have the capabilities to provide most urgent care needs in a family practice setting.

Family Health Clinic of Pike County is located at 230 Plaza Drive in Zebulon. (Across from Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.) Find out more at www.fhcares.net

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Thank You to the City of Concord / R.F. Strickland Building

CONCORD - The R.F. Strickland Building is a historical event center and merchantile located in Concord, Georgia.

Stop at the Mercantile to buy some unique, locally made gifts and get some coffee, ice cream, tea and lemonade, and so much more while you're there! Shop small. Shop local.

This building has also been beautifully restored to host events such as weddings, reunions, parties, ballroom dancing and much more. For availability and rental rates text or call 678-544-3935 or by email at deputyclerk.concord@gmail.com. Click here to see more photos.

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Pike Billiards - Food and Fun for All Ages

ZEBULON - There is a poolroom in the Pike County area that is suitable for all ages. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

They have a variety of outstanding food and desserts choices as well as a variety of beverages to choose from. They also sell pool cues, cases, pool merchandise.

Pike Billiards is located at 622 Thomaston Street in Zebulon. 678-568-8058. Click here to check them out on Facebook.

Please tell them that you heard about Pike Billiards on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC

ZEBULON - SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC is a full service multi-lines independent insurance agency and has been protecting families since 2001.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC offers Personal Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance, Individual Life and Health Insurance, and Group Benefits.

Click here for more detailed information. Click on the link entitled "Free Insurance Quote" to receive a free insurance quote from one of the qualified agents at SIA Insurance.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC has a Zebulon Office located at 409 Plaza Drive in Zebulon. The office number is 770-727-1400.

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Promo Vision Advertising Is Here to Serve Your Business

ZEBULON - Promo Vision Advertising (PVA) is a digital & media advertising agency. We live and breathe creativity.

We provide digital advertising covering multiple counties. We also provide to-go menus, business cards, stickers, flyers, and in-house custom designs to bring your visions to life!

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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Avianos
 
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State Farm Insurance Agents Rita Johnson and Teresa Grubbs
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Pike Pest Management

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770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
 
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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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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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