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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Estate Sale in Meansville - November 16, 17, & 18

MEANSVILLE - There will be an estate sale in Meansville on November 16, 17, and 18th (Friday through Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. The sale will include items like tools, glassware, furniture, knick knacks, household furnishings and SO MUCH MORE! Click here for more.

11.16.18
 
New County Manager Speaks at Republican Party Meeting

ZEBULON - On Monday, November 12, Bobby Bickley, the incoming county manager, was the guest speaker at the Pike County Republican Party meeting. Bobby and his wife Maryann met everyone and gave some insight to why county commissioners chose Bobby for this position in Pike County government. Click here for more.

11.16.18
 
48th Infantry Brigade Leaving for Afghanistan - Monday, November 26

GRIFFIN - The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia National Guard has been activated to go to Afghanistan. Included in that unit are one member of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and one member from Pike County Public Works. Click here for more.

11.16.18
 
Lighting of Concord - November 30 , 2018

CONCORD - While awaiting the special guest of honor, gather around crackling fireboxes with friends old and new, pony rides for the children or visit our Christmas Bazaar to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts! Sing along with live entertainment! Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to visit with children in the Strickland Building. Santa’s photographer will be on site to capture that special moment with your child! In order to be courteous to all Santa’s visitors and keep the line flowing, pictures with Santa will be limited to the professional photographers options of 1) a 4x6 for $7, 2) a digital photo (email) for $10 or 3) a maximum of 2 photos taken with your device for a $5 donation to the city to support future Lighting of Concord events. Yes, the Grinch will be a featured guest as well and visitors are invited to dress up like characters from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

11.15.18
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board Met Last Week
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - I attended the November 8, 2018 meeting of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library. Many Library Board members were present at the meeting as well as Library Manager Rosemary Bunn and the Flint River Regional Library Representative Natalie Marshall. Click here for more.

11.14.18
 
Happy 12th Birthday to Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - It has been 12 years since I uploaded my first article about a Pike County Commission meeting on what began as a blog of sorts to watchdog how the commissioners were spending our money. Since then, my coverage has expanded to local, state, and sometimes even national news, and I have began selling advertising to help counter the monthly costs of upkeep as well as the time that I spend working on my newspaper. I have even added a way for subscribers to get breaking news alerts so you can get the breaking news articles before those articles hit my front page.

Working in politics is a joy for me most days, and I truly enjoy what I do here in Pike County. Thank you to my advertisers who help provide your news for free, thank you to those who make donations throughout the year, and thank you to my Breaking News Alerts subscribers. Thank you to everyone who has sent in an article or news tip through email, Facebook, phone, or text message as well. All of us working together is what makes this a community newspaper. Here's to another year! Thank you for allowing me to do what I love.

11.13.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 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, November 14, 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 11.13.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 11.12.18
 
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 Selling Smoked Turkeys

ZEBULON - The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 will be smoking Boston Turkey Butts (aka Smoked Turkeys) just in time for Thanksgiving. They are $25 donation. They will be smoking them on Monday, November 19th. Pick up date is Tuesday, November 20th from 10 am - 3 pm. Orders need to be in by Friday, November 16th at 12 noon. For orders contact Peggi Payton at 770-468-4077 text or leave a message.

Submitted 11.12.18
 
Amnesty Week Has Arrived at the J. Joel Edwards Library - Nov 13-21

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon appreciates its loyal patrons – those who return their checked out items in a timely manner, those who donate gently used books and DVDs for cataloguing or sale, those who attend library-sponsored events, and, yes, those who pay their fines in a hassle-free manner. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.12.18
 
Pike County Veterans Day Observance / WWI 100th Anniversary Program

ZEBULON - On Sunday, 11 November 2018, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program and 100th Anniversary Celebration of the WWI Armistice at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this special event commencing at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.10.18
 
Crittenden Clarifies Provisional Ballot Verification, Election Certification

ATLANTA - In order to assist in the reporting of accurate information, Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden offers the following clarification:
- The time period to verify provisional ballots ended on Friday, November 9. See. O.C.G.A. 21-2-419(c). The only exception is provisional absentee ballots rejected due to a non-matched signature, which can be verified until county certification pursuant to a court order from District Judge Leigh Martin May.
- While state law requires counties to certify their election results no later than 5 PM Tuesday, over half of Georgia counties have already certified their results. Counties that have certified their results have uploaded all results, including provisional ballots, to the Secretary of State’s Election Night Reporting website. You can view the counties that have already certified in the Results by County tab of that site. You can view the number of provisional ballots that a county has accepted in the Contest Details. The site will continue to be updated as additional counties certify their results. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.10.18
 
Suspect Arrested in Fraudulent Go Fund Me Account Case

ZEBULON - Investigators from the Pike County Sheriff's Office have arrested Justus Hughley, 22 years of age, for the charge of Computer Theft after a report of a fraudulent Go Fund Me account that was accepting money on behalf of the family of Dylan Thomas. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.9.18
 
Arrest Made in Zebulon Tonight

ZEBULON - Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office advised that they received a call about an individual in a vehicle pointing a handgun at occupants of another car on Highway 19 earlier today. Shortly before 7 p.m. tonight, deputies found the suspect's vehicle and located a pistol in the vehicle. Malcolm Henry, from Molena, is in jail for pointing a pistol at another. [Note from the Editor: Thank you to Kelly Herring for the tip to led to this article. Thank you to Major Neal for answering my request for information on this tonight.]

Submitted 11.9.18
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Veterans Day

ZEBULON - Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day reopening for regular business hours on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Submitted 11.9.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Donald Lamar Smith

Mr. Donald Lamar Smith, age 85, of Zebulon, passed away November 7, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.8.18
 
Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy
in Thousand Oaks, California

WASHINGTON DC - As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, 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, November 10, 2018. 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 eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
DONALD J. TRUMP

Submitted 11.8.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results of the 2018 November Election
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Out of 12,212 voters in Pike County, 8,552 voters cast their ballots in this election. That is a phenomenal turnout of 70.03% in Pike County! There were 13 provisional ballots that could affect the final count on this election when the election is certified by the Secretary of State's Office next week. Click here for more.

ADDED 11.7.18 at 4:55 p.m. - SEE ARTICLE BELOW "Secretary of State Issues Tabulation Update" FOR UPDATE ON COUNTING ELECTION BALLOTS

Updated 11.7.18
 
Secretary of State Issues Tabulation Update

ATLANTA - On November 6, 2018, a record number of Georgians cast their ballots in a mid-term election. Immediately after the polls closed, county election officials worked through the night to tabulate ballots.

Today, Clarke, Fulton, Hall, and Gwinnett counties completed tabulation of their remaining absentee ballots. Less than 3,000 non-provisional votes remain state-wide. Cobb and Chatham are expected to complete tabulation today.

County officials have reported less than 22,000 provisional ballots cast state-wide. Counties have until Friday, November 9, 2018 to verify provisional ballots and until Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. to certify their results.

The Secretary of State’s office will certify the final results after county certification and no later than Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Submitted 11.7.18
 
Veteran and Soldier of the Year Nominations Needed

ZEBULON - Pike County Middle School is sponsoring a Veteran of the Year and Soldier on the Year awards for 2018. If you have someone whom you feel if worthy of this award please send a one page essay on why you believe that person deserves the award. The Veteran of the Year is for any non-active person who was honorably discharged from military service. The Soldier of the Year is for any currently active service member. All nominations should be either mailed to Todd Child c/o Pike County Middle School 406 Hughley Road Zebulon, GA 30295 or emailed to childt@pike.k12.ga.us The deadline for nominations will be Friday, November 16th.

Submitted 11.6.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Brenda Jane Pulliam

Brenda Jane Pulliam, age 77, of Macon, passed away November 4, 2018, at Carlyle Place in Macon, where she had lived since November 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.6.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 11.6.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Development Authority Conference Room

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. On the agenda is the following: September 2018 Financial Statements and October 2018 Financial Statements, go over Old Business including Chairman Comments and Updates, Executive Director Report, Website Design and Content Review, and an Executive Session to discuss executive session authorizing the negotiation of acquisition or disposal of real estate as provided in O.C.G.A .§ 50-14-3 germane to property owned by the Development Authority of Pike County. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Please note that the agenda is subject to revision.

Submitted 11.6.18
 
Gordon State College Police Department Makes Arrest on Campus
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at approximately 12 p.m. a security officer at Gordon State College advised Gordon State College police officers that a student had seen a tall black male with a weapon on campus. The male was also reportedly wearing a Jason type Halloween mask. Click here for more.

11.3.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Arthur Douglas McKinley

Mr. Arthur Douglas McKinley, age 87, of Zebulon, passed away November 1, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.3.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Has Chosen a New County Manager
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners deliberated for a little over an hour and has made a decision on a new County Manager for Pike County. The applicants were Ron E. Alexander, the Community Development/Planning & Zoning Director for Garden City, and James Robert (Bobby) Bickley, formerly of SouthCrest Bank in Thomaston. Click here for more.

11.3.18
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at 331 Thomaston Street in Zebulon. The only item on the agenda is as follows: "Interim County Manager requests Executive Session for discussion or deliberation on the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-3(6) germane to the County Manager position." [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.3.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: An Introduction to Our County Manager
Applicants - Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - ZEBULON - Two candidates for County Manager were named at the September 25, 2018 meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners. A month later, both candidates had withdrawn their names to work in neighboring counties. The Pike County Board of Commissioners will meet tomorrow to discuss county manager candidates and name the finalist for our county. Here is an indepth introduction to our final two applicants. Click here for more.

11.2.18
 
Motorcycle Benefit Ride In Honor of Dylan Thomas

ZEBULON - Jared Busby has organized a benefit ride for the Thomas Family in honor of Dylan. Riders will meet at the Pike County Primary School located at 7218 US Hwy 19 in Zebulon on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. $25 per rider and $5 per passenger. Kick stands will go up at 12 p.m. for a 42 mile ride down Hwys 109, 18, Concord Road, Hwy 362, Williamson Road, Hwy 18 to 109 and back to Hwy 19 to the Primary School. The Pike County Sheriff's Office will provide an escort for the entire ride. #dylanstrong32

11.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Gloria Elaine Warren Graham

Mrs. Gloria Elaine Warren Graham, age 68, of Concord, passed away October 29, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of A.D. Shepard

A.D. Shepard, 71 years old, of Thomaston, passed away on October 28, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.30.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.30.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Harrington Youdon “H.Y.” Gilbert

Mr. Harrington Youdon “H.Y.” Gilbert, Sr., age 71, of Molena, passed away October 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.18
 
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

WASHINGTON DC - As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, 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, October 31, 2018. 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 twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Submitted 10.28.18
 
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
 
Polls Open Saturday in All 159 Counties

ATLANTA – This Saturday, October 27, 2018, the polls will be open in all 159 counties for voting leading up to the November 6, 2018 election. The Secretary of State's Office has advised that Georgia has nearly 7,000,000 registered voters – an all-time record – eligible to take part in this November’s election. Already, voters have cast 944,412 ballots – 819,484 in-person and 124,928 by mail – in the early voting period. By this time in 2016’s presidential election, voters had already cast 1,054,959 ballots – 938,195 in-person and 116,764 by mail – in the early voting period. Absentee by mail voting began on September 18, 2018. Early in-person voting began on October 15, 2018 and runs through November 2, 2018.

Check the My Voter Page for on-demand, personalized voting information, including the status of your absentee ballot if you requested one, a sample ballot, your county’s early in-person voting sites and hours of operation, and more. Some counties offer additional weekend voting opportunities. You can vote in Pike County at the Early voting site beside the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. through the Friday before November 6th and Saturday voting on the 27th runs from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. No voting on Monday, November 5th. Bring your ID.

Submitted 10.26.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Bonnie Jane Davis

Bonnie Jane Davis, age 61, passed away October 26, 2018, at Upson Regional Medical center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.26.18
 
Five Loaves & Two Fish Food Pantry Needs Frozen Turkeys

GRIFFIN - Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry provides groceries for families in need, but they are requesting your help, especially before Thanksgiving, when the demand is the greatest. Wouldn't it be comforting to know when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that others in your community would be able to do the same, and have a happy Thanksgiving? Please help make this happen by donating a frozen turkey or hen, or making a monetary donation, so the Food Pantry can provide those in need with groceries this Thanksgiving. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Sandra Elaine Collier

Sandra Elaine Collier, age 61, of Zebulon, passed away October 26, 2018, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.26.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.25.18
 
Pike County Veterans Day Observance / WWI 100th Anniversary Program

ZEBULON - On Sunday, 11 November 2018, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program and 100th Anniversary Celebration of the WWI Armistice at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this special event commencing at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.18
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Margaret Cory

Mrs. Margaret Cory, age 74, of Mauk, passed away October 21, 2018, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.22.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jo Ann Lacy

Mrs. Jo Ann Lacy, age 86, of Zebulon, passed away October 21, 2018, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.22.18
 
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: Possible Rabid Raccoon Spotted in Concord

CONCORD - Pike Animal Control Officer (ACO) Tanya Perkins advised that the community should be aware of wild animals in the Concord area. Click here for more.

Updated 10.22.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Announces Finalists for County Manager Postion - Part 2

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners announced two finalists for the office of County Manager of Pike County today. This is round number two of the search for County Manager. Click here for more.

10.19.18
 
Concord Jubilee Is This Weekend - October 20-21

CONCORD - The Concord Jubilee will be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The 3rd Annual Car Show will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the field at the corner of Society and Hill Streets (across from the airport). The parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

10.18.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marion Carmichael Phillips Bahin

Mrs. Marion Carmichael Phillips Bahin, age 79, of Meansville, passed away October 15, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.18.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.18.18
 
Georgia DOT to Hold Detour Open House for Proposed Bridge Replacement

ZEBULON - The Georgia DOT will hold a Detour Open House on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium. The event regards P.I. No. 0014904 - Pike County which proposes a replacement of the bridge on Georgia 109 at Gola Creek, one mile east of Meansville. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.18.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Herline Ayers Jarrell

Mrs. Herline Ayers Jarrell, age 82, of Zebulon, passed away October 14, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Richard “Ricky” Teat

Mr. William Richard “Ricky” Teat, age 62, of Butler, passed away October 13, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.18
 
Pike County Not Affected Much by Hurricane Michael
How to Help in a Small Town in Southwest Georgia

ZEBULON - Hurricane Michael hit the coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane that was almost a Category 5. It left a path of destruction in its wake as it churned its way across the Florida Panhandle, east across the state of Georgia, and finally went back out to sea. The devastation has left many without power and even homes to go back to. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page was updated today (10.12.18) with additional ways to help out from relief items to going as part of the Chainsaw/Clean up Brigade.]

Updated 10.12.18
 
Pike County Family Connection Cancelled

ZEBULON - The Pike County Family Connection that was scheduled for October has been CANCELLED due to harsh weather conditions. We will resume with our regular collaborative meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Kemp: As Georgia prepares for Hurricane Michael,
Watch out for disaster relief scams

ATLANTA – As Georgia prepares for severe weather due to Hurricane Michael, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages everyone to be vigilant for disaster relief scams. The aftermath of a natural disaster is a ripe opportunity for con artists to take advantage of donors and divert precious resources from those in need. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Pike County Historical Society Presents "Colonial Life” Mother-Daughter Class
By Guest Columnist Leslie Rounds Ratliff

ZEBULON - On Saturday morning, October 27th the Pike County Historical Society will be offering a mother-daughter community class titled “Colonial Life”. The enjoyable discussion and hands-on presentation about Colonial life in America will be presented by Ms. Karen Griffin. The class will also include a do-it-yourself learning project in which each mother-daughter pair will create a Colonial-era toy to take home. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Pike County Coroner Releases Report on the Death of Dylan Michael Thomas

ZEBULON - This is the report from the Pike County Coroner’s Office located in Zebulon, Georgia. Terrell A. Moody is the Pike County Coroner. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Michelle Irizarry Named Spalding County's
New Assistant County Manager

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Manager William P. Wilson Jr. announced today the appointment of Michelle Irizarry as Spalding County Assistant County Manager. The appointment, effective December 4, 2018, concludes an exhaustive search that identified several competitive and qualified candidates. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry Wayne Eubanks

Mr. Larry Wayne Eubanks, age 76, of Molena, passed away October 9, 2018, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Moreland “Jim” Strickland

Mr. James Moreland “Jim” Strickland, age 67, of Thomaston, passed away October 4, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Aviano's - New Owners But Same Great Food

Thomaston - Aviano's has new owners, Danny and Carly Shumate, but the food has not changed. Danny has worked in the kitchen at Aviano's for 3+ years before buying the restaurant. "We use the same exact recipes that everyone has loved for the last 21 years," Danny said. "Pete and Toula still come in and help out and prep. We are still working together as a restaurant family to make this the best it can be. We look forward to serving you."

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Full Blown Firearms Moving To A New Location

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is moving to a store location at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton. Hours will be 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. Thank you to Full Blown Firearms for helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers since 2015!

10.9.18
 
Trunk or Treat - Looking for a Safe Alternative for October 31st?

BARNSVILLE - Barnesville Church of the Nazarene will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be an evening of fun for your entire family. Free hotdogs and chili will be served as long as they last! Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is located at 744 Veterans Parkway by the railroad tracks. www.barnesvillenazarene.com

Submitted 10.9.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Candidates Both
Withdraw Their Applications
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission is going back to the drawing board when it comes to County Manager candidates. Interim County Manager Rob Morton advised by phone that both candidates have withdrawn their applications here in Pike County. Click here for more.

10.8.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Richard Wayne “Ricky” Gordy

Mr. Richard Wayne “Ricky” Gordy, age 68, of Thomaston, passed away October 4, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.8.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.8.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert C. “Bob” Coleman

Mr. Robert C. “Bob” Coleman, age 74, of Meansville, passed away October 6, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.6.18
 
Royal Family Kids' Camp Holding Annual Fundraiser

HAMPTON - Starting on October 3, 2018, Royal Family Kids' Camp will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for children in foster care - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help. Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog. Click here for more.

The live auction will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12PM - 3PM at the Lovejoy Family Church of the Nazarene located at 1683 McDonough Road in Hampton GA 30228. Please tell Alice that you read about this event on Pike County Times!

10.5.18
 
Flags to Be Lowered to Remember American's Fallen Firefighters

ZEBULON - The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

103 Fallen Firefighters will be honored during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years.

In accordance to Public Law 107-51, the American flag should be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 7 sunrise to sunset in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Submitted 10.5.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Santiago Vazquez Sandoval

Mr. Santiago Vazquez Sandoval, age 69, of Jonesboro, passed away October 2, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.4.18
 
Sons of the American Legion to Host Fish Fry- Saturday, October 6

ZEBULON - The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 is having a Fish Fry. Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11 am - 3 pm at the Pike County American Legion Post 197, 645 Meansville St., Zebulon, GA 30256. $8 a plate donation. Plate includes: Catfish, French Fries, home-made hush puppies, and slaw.

Submitted 10.4.18
 
City of Molena Regular Monthly Council Meeting
Monday, October 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

ZEBULON - The City of Molena will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. in City Hall in Molena. The following items are included on the agenda: approval of the minutes; Invited Guest: Amber Rowland-Water leak; A report from Public Safety; A Financial report; Reports from Buildings, Streets and Grounds- Glenn Beckham and Elise Anthony, Public Safety- Damon Riggins, Ways & Means- Joyce Corley, and Water- Jeanelle Ogletree; the Mayor's Report to include the following: Broadband Discussion, Wolfie and Lola Update, Molena Business Update, Southern Crescent Adult Education, Water Leaks, and Water Overflow Storage; City Planning; Old and Unfinished Business will include: Revamp City Ordinances, City Logo, City Sign, City Mural, Metal Building Demo, and City Clean Up Day; New Business will include: Fire Station, Metal Building, Water Cut-Off Protocol, SPLOST, LMIG, and ADA Transition Plan. There will also be an Executive Session and Council Comments. The next regular meeting will be held on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will be followed by a Budget Workshop at 7 p.m. in which the Water Budget and General Fund Budget for 2019 will be discussed. Council comments will be given after these discussions. Both of these meetings are open to the public.

Submitted 10.3.18
 
Two Lifeflighted from Wreck at Hwy 41 and Firetower Road

ZEBULON - Emergency response was required at a wreck on Hwy. 41 on the evening of Monday, October 1, 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.3.18
 
Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts - Wednesday, October 3

ZEBULON - The IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is scheduled for Wednesday October 3, 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.2.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Dylan Michael Thomas

Mr. Dylan Michael Thomas, age 16, of Hollonville, passed away September 30, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.2.18
 
Salvation Army Taking Applications for Holiday Season

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army will be taking applications for those needing assistance with food and toys for hte 2016 holiday season. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, October 1 through October 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 725 Meriwether Street in Griffin. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.1.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: An Introduction to Our County Manager Applicants
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Two candidates for County Manager were named at the September 25, 2018 meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners. By this time next month, a new county manager could be attending meetings here in Pike County. Click here for more.

10.1.18
 
Dylan Thomas Passes Away from Injuries Sustained
During Friday Night Football Game
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Community gathered at the High School Football Field to pray for Dylan Thomas last night. Estimates are that as many as 1,000 people were there on the field praying and supporting Dylan, his family, and the Pike County High School Football Team and its coaches. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page is now complete. If someone from Dylan's family wants my pictures and will contact me, I'll send pictures by email. editor@pikecountytimes.com or on Facebook at BeckyClarkWatts.]

10.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael Dean Brizendine “Mike”

Mr. Michael Dean Brizendine “Mike”, age 59, of Zebulon, passed away September 28, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.29.18
 
Pike County Football Player Injured in Game Last Night

ZEBULON - A Pike County football player was injured in the Pike versus Peach County football game last night in Zebulon. He had a serious injury that required transportation by life flight to an Atlanta hospital. Members of both teams including players, coaches, and students gathered around this player prior to the life flight. Please keep Dylan Thomas and his family in prayer today. [Note from the Editor: I will not be posting updates on his condition unless the family contacts me to do so--nothing from Facebook. I am respecting their request for privacy.]

Update 9.29.18: The Pike Journal Reporter is reporting that a Prayer Vigil is planned for 6 p.m. on Sunday at the track in Pike County.

9.29.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judy Ann Kendall Lynch

Mrs. Judy Ann Kendall Lynch, age 59, of Thomaston, passed away September 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.28.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Maureen Elaine McNamara St. Pierre

Mrs. Maureen Elaine McNamara St. Pierre, age 68, formerly of Molena, passed away September 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.28.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judi Jenkins Romines

Mrs. Judi Jenkins Romines, age 73, of Williamson, passed away September 26, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.26.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County to Meet - October 3

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Development Authority Conference Room for the purpose of conducting general business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 9.26.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Commission Announces Finalists for County Manager

ZEBULON - “After careful deliberation, the Pike County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that there are two finalists for consideration related to the position of County Manager for Pike County. Click here for more.

9.25.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:30 PM
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, September 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.25.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 9.25.18
 
EPD's Burn Ban to Be Lifted and Burning Permitted on October 1

ZEBULON - Outdoor burning will again be permitted beginning October 1 in 54 Georgia counties where restrictions have been in place since May. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.25.18
 
Edward Jones Recently Embarked on a Transcontinental Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

THOMASTON - Financial services firm Edward Jones launched the Walk Across America, a one-time, 16-week event taking place across 12 states in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, announced the two Edward Jones financial advisors in Thomaston/Upson County, Johnny Peek and Wynn Trice. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.25.18
 
False Report of a Child Abduction Attempt Made in Griffin

GRIFFIN - Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at approximately 3:37 pm of an attempted child abduction that had just taken place. Officers responded to the scene and talked with those that reported the incident to dispatch. The callers took a photograph of a tag on a vehicle that was at the scene and described that vehicle and driver as a suspect in an attempted child abduction. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.21.18
 
Emergency First Response Team Organizing to Help in North Carolina

BARNESVILLE - Pastor Kevin is organizing an emergency First Response Team to begin restoration efforts in North Carolina. Monday, September 24 through Thursday, September 27, 2018. He will be accompanied by Tommy Truitt and others from our District. If you are interested in being a part of that First Response Team, contact Pastor Kevin ASAP. You also need to go on-line to https://www.ncm.org/florence and click on the “Volunteer” button. The process of registration is very easy. You can read more about efforts to help those in North Carolina by clicking here.

9.20.18
 
The Street Dogs of Molena Have a Forever Home
Want to Help with the Costs Associated with their New Home?

MOLENA - The Street Dogs of Molena--Wolfe and Lola--have been rescued by the Erwin family, also of Molena. In order to accommodate the pair who are notoriously unaccustomed to confinement, the Erwins are having a 20 X 70-ft back yard fence constructed with the bottom encased in concrete. There will also be vet bills for spaying and neutering as well as shots, etc. Fans of Wolfe and Lola who appreciate the Erwins taking on this responsibility can help out with expenses. You can donate at any branch of First Bank of Pike (Molena, Zebulon, Concord) or mail a check to the Wolfe and Lola Fund at the bank at P.O. Box 348, Molena, GA 30258.

Submitted 9.20.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Barnesville Church of the Nazarene Invites Community to Help with Hurricane Response
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - Hurricane Florence came ashore on Friday morning and left massive flooding in her wake. As the hurricane churned its way through the state, ideas were coming together on how to help those who were being affected by the storm. Barnesville and Lamar County know what it’s like to be affected by a horrible storm. There is a difference between a tornado and massive flood waters, but the devastation behind tornadoes and flooding leave people in need. Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is working with churches across the state of Georgia as well as churches nationwide to get help who have been affected by the hurricane. This is the latest information on how you can help. Click here for more.

9.18.18
 
Meet Pike County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

ZEBULON - My name is Brooklyne Wassel; I am the new Pike County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. I am ecstatic to be starting this new chapter with such a wonderful opportunity to serve the community of Pike County as well as work collaboratively with surrounding counties. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.18
 
Copy of November Ballot’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Statewide Referendum Questions Available Online

ATLANTA – As required by law, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has published an online copy of the five proposed general amendments to the Constitution of Georgia and two statewide referendum questions on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: There is 14 pages to go with these amendments and referendum questions as well as state written summaries of these proposed items. I'm going to keep an eye out for further interpretation of the items in this document. Send me a link if you find something before I do please! Being informed and casting an informed vote is extremely important!]

Submitted 9.6.18
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted 8.3.18
 
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
 
The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

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

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

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

Submitted 7.13.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

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

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

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

Submitted 7.10.18
 
Article Update
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Updates on Brian Crow Case After PSC Meeting; By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has followed the May 23, 2017 complaint of inappropriate contact between Brian Crow, who is no longer a teacher in the Pike County School System, and a female student since the story became public in May. Crow has since resigned from the Pike County School System, the case was presented to the Grand Jury and No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim in this case according to the District Attorney, and the case has gone before the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) to determine whether there would be sanctions against Crow's teaching certification. The PSC met this month and made a decision on this case. Click here for more.

Updated 2.13.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

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

8.3.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

ZEBULON - Standing in line at a business counter and need something to do? How about looking at the ads on the screen provided by Southern Digital Captive Audience Advertising. This advertising combines digital signage with advertising for your business in local businesses on a big screen tv. For more information about how you can showcase your business through captive audience advertising, call 770-616-5412. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

ZEBULON - NO WEEDS. NO BUGS. NO PROBLEMS. Pike Pest Management is owned and operated by Mark Andrade. Pike Pest Management has a special for Pike County Times readers. Mention that you saw their advertisement on Pike County Times and ask for 10% off of your initial service. Call Pike Pest Management at 770-567-FLEA (3532) for all of your pest control needs! Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

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

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

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

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

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

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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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Click here for Pullin for Georgia
 
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
 
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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: Green fire
Hint #2: Hamster ball
Hint #3: Broken cellphone
Hint #4: Call pest control
Hint #5: Castle in the sky
Hint #6: A singing X-Man
Hint #7: A singing lady flyer
Hint #8: It's fun to clean house


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

Welcome to a walk through Pike County's history with Pike 2000. Where were you in 1988?
 
 
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770-468-7583

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