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BREAKING NEWS: EARLY VOTING IS THIS WEEK
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

ZEBULON - There is a state-wide runoff on Tuesday, December 6 between Republican Herschel Walker and Incumbent Democrat Ralph Warnock. Here is the information that you need to know about the upcoming election. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. 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!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WILL STAY AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION.

Submitted 11.11.22
 
Williamson City Council Meeting - 11.3.22
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - The Williamson City Council met on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. Present were: Mayor Steve Fry, Council members Angela Martin, Tom Brown, Carol Berry, Steve Davis, City Attorney Rob Morton, City Clerk Pamela Schoentag, and Librarian Milla Riggins. Click here for more.

11.29.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.28.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Jean Avery Barnett

Jean Avery Barnett, age 75, of Jackson, passed away November 24, 2022.  For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.28.22
 
Christmas at Christ Chapel

ZEBULON - Join us for Christmas at Christ Chapel on December 10 & 11! Showtimes are at 3:00PM and 6:00PM each day. Come see the live animals, thousands of Christmas lights including the huge light show and enjoy some of your favorite Christmas songs! It’s fun for the whole family! 68 Old Zebulon Rd., Zebulon, GA 30295

There will be an opportunity to contribute to a love offering for Heritage Pregnancy Center at each of the four showtimes.

Submitted 11.28.22
 
Lighting of Concord - Friday, December 2

CONCORD - Come be a part of the spirit of Christmas at the Lighting of Concord, December 2, 2022! A fun-filled family event including visits with Santa, food, live music, buggy rides, pony rides and much more! Festivities begin at 5:30 on Main Street.

Visits with Santa are available by appointment beginning at 2 pm Friday, December 2. There is no fee to visit Santa, but you do need an appointment found at the link below. Please do not call city hall to reserve your slot. Appointments are limited, so make sure to reserve your slot as soon as possible. Santa's photographer will be on site to capture that special moment with your child for a nominal fee.

We look forward to seeing you December 2! And watch the sky because we have heard Santa will be making a grand entrance at 6:30! Click here for more.

Submitted 11.25.22
 
Pike County Presents A Bicentennial Christmas Celebration

ZEBULON - Pike County is celebrating its 200th birthday with a lighted, nigt-time parade on Friday, December 9 and a Christmas Market around the Square on Saturday, December 10. Want to be a part of the festivities as a vendor, parade participant, or musical group? Here is how to do that! And the public is welcome to be a part of the festivities!

Click here for more information including parade and vendor applications.

11.25.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Helen Taylor Harmon

Ms. Helen Taylor Harmon, age 86, of Milner, passed away November 23, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.25.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jeffrey Julian Passmore

Mr. Jeffrey Julian Passmore, age 52, of Macon passed away November 22, 2022, in his home surrounded by loved ones. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.25.22
 
Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drop Off - 4-H Office

ZEBULON - The Pike County Extension Office in Zebulon is a Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drop Off location. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the office and bless a kid in our area. This collection campaign ends on Friday, December 9, 2022. The Pike County Extension Office is located at 74 Gwyn Street in Zebulon. Any questions, call 770-567-2010.

13,960 toys were distributed in 2021. 3,590 children were supported. Local impact included Pike, Upson, Lamar, Spalding, and Butts Counties.

Submitted 11.23.22
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends and simply say thanks for the blessings of the year. Think you don't have any blessings? What about a roof over your head, a place to lay your head, a job, good health, friends, family, and pets that love you? We may not all have everything in that list, but there is ALWAYS something that we can be thankful for!

And it's a great Thanksgiving even if it's not the traditional turkey and dressing and driving over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house! Pizza, movies, and a nap are beautiful things too!

Today, I am thankful for all of you as well as those who are working on Thanksgiving to keep us safe. Happy Thanksgiving from Pike County Times!

11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ricky Andrew “Andy” Ard

Ricky Andrew “Andy” Ard, age 39, of Thomaston, passed away November 22, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Till"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Causeway"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Black Adam"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Martha C. Williams

Martha C. Williams, age 92, of Concord, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner, age 57, of Barnesville, passed away November 20, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
District 4 Public Health WIC program now
issuing benefits via eWIC cards

LAGRANGE — Going through the grocery store checkout line is becoming easier for local families who receive food and infant formula benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Betty Sue Michel

Ms. Betty Sue Michel, age 75, formerly of Arcadia, LA, passed away November 22, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Black Panther 2: Wankanda Forever"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Darline L. Atwood

Darline L. Atwood, age 75, of Molena, passed away November 21, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Douglas F. Robinson

Mr. Douglas F. Robinson, age 87, of Pike County, passed away November 19, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.22.22
 
The Nalls Open Their Garden to Bless the Community
with Greens for Thanksgiving Meals
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Mark and Mary Nalls are opening up their garden to bless people in the community with collards and turnip greens for their Thanksgiving dinners. They will also have hot pepper relish and a way for people to leave a blessing for community member Ralph McCrary. Click here for more.

11.18.22
 
Rabid Racoon Killed in North Pike County

ZEBULON - Pike County Animal Control notified Pike County Times today that a rabid racoon was killed by a dog earlier this week in block of 500 Hemphill in north Pike. They received notification from the Health Department today. The dog was current on its rabies shot.

This is the second rabid racoon in this area this year. It is state requirement to get rabies shots for pets like dogs and cats.

Submitted 11.18.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "The English"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.18.22
 
Four to be Inducted into the Pike County Memorial Annex - December 3

On Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Pike County Board of Education Meeting Room within the Pike County Memorial Annex on U.S. Route 19, Zebulon, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will host the 2022 Pike County Memorial Annex Induction Ceremony.

The 2022 inductees are Law Enforcement Officer Chase Maddox; and Army Air Corps Second Lieutenant James E. “Buck” Corley, Army Private Eddie R. Parks, and Army Private Thomas J. Sandefur all from WWII.

Highlights of the Program will be POW/MIA tribute, brief history of the Memorial Annex and facts on the inducted service members, introduction and biography readings of the four inductees and the unveiling of each inductee’s shadow box, “Amazing Grace” and “Taps” in honor of the four inductees. Guest speaker will be Alex Maddox, widow of Patrolman Maddox who was killed in the line of duty.

Also, there will be remarks on the magnitude of WWII as highlighted by the significant effects on the Army Air Corps. The Memorial Annex Class of 2022 will join 33 other previous inductees.

The Pike County community is invited to attend this ceremony in honor of these four heroes, and increase their knowledge of Pike County history, law enforcement, the Second World War, and our military services.

Submitted 11.18.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 11.18.22
 
Zebulon City Council to Make a Decision
on 120 Apartment Complex on December 15
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Planning and Zoning/City of Zebulon Design Review Committee met on November 1, 2022 to hold a public hearing to discuss the application for rezoning of the property identified as Tax Map/Parcel 076B 066, which is located on the east side of Highway 19 South, Zebulon, Georgia between Ruth's Restaurant and the vet's office on the other side. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

11.16.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Korey Blake Puckett

Mr. Korey Blake Puckett, age 23, of Jackson, passed away November 13, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.16.22
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Submitted 11.16.22
 
CHANGE OF MEETING DATE: Zebulon City Council
Changes November 15 City Council Meeting to Thursday, December 15

ZEBULON - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022 at 6 P.M. This is the discussion of the apartment complex.

The public hearing and consideration of the application for rezoning the property identified as Tax Map/Parcel 076B 066, which is located on the east side of Highway 19 South, Zebulon, Georgia; seeking a change from the current CD-HC zoning to Multi-Family Residential (MFR) for this 11.83 acre tract has been postponed until December 15, 2022.

[ADDED: This has been changed to a stand alone meeting with nothing else on the agenda. This is the land between Ruth's Restaurant and the vet's office. I am working on an extensive article on this proposal.]

[Original Note from the Editor: Yes, you are allowed to speak to the City Council on this if you are not a resident of the City of Zebulon, but it would make sense to bring someone with you who lives there and let them speak on your behalf because they live there. But you CAN speak if you live in the county because this affects all of us.]

Updated 11.15.22
 
Griffin Police Seek Help From the Public

GRIFFIN - On November 13, 2022, Griffin Police were called to several addresses on E Tinsley in reference to a drive by shooting call. Once on scene units found a white 2014 Mercedes with extensive front end damage after colliding with a power pole that was occupied by four passengers. They have been identified as Nehemiah Casey, Raekwon Parks, Cedarias Harden and Donell Casey. Two of the males were suffering from multiple gun shot wounds and were flown to a local Trauma Hospital. The other two occupants were transported via ground ambulance for treatment. A stolen firearm was recovered in the vehicle and the incident is thought to be gang related.

This is an ongoing investigation and any tips or information would be greatly appreciated. Contact Inv J Spears at jspears@cityofgriffin.com or 470.771.3112

Submitted 11.14.22
 
Happy Birthday to Pike County Times!!

ZEBULON - It's 16 years since that first blog post about the morning county commission meeting went on Pike County Times on November 6, 2006. Since then, Pike County Times has attended more than 500 meetings--I'm pretty sure that I low balled that amount!--and attended countless events to capture memories and support our commmunity as we reach out to others and share hugs and stories of our lives with those around us.

It's not always fun as I get the inevitable, "Who called you?" as I walk into a meeting where I don't normally attend, but the events that I get to attend and seeing our community and representatives work together for the good of the county is worth every single minute of what I do! It has definitely been a memorable journey! I am thankful beyond measure to all who encourage and support what I do.

Please let my advertisers know that you appreciate their support of this online community newspaper with your business and your thanks. They are the reason that I am able to pour countless hours into the articles that readers are able to see for free. I'm hoping to spend some time catching up on pictures and events on Pike County Times over the next month or so. Until then, you can see pictures on my personal and Pike County Times' FB pages. If you enjoy READING LOCAL NEWS for FREE, consider buying an advertisement for your business or sending a donation to support Pike County Times. www.pikecountytimes.com/adpricing.html has all your info!

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11.13.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sandra “Gail” Arrington

Mrs. Sandra “Gail” Arrington, 71, of Pike County, passed away November 12, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.13.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning House Fire Claims Two Lives

MOLENA - An early morning house fire on Short Cut Road in Molena resulted in two pediatric fatalities this morning. 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 11.13.22
 
Barnesville Church of the Nazarene to Hold Annual Cookie Sale

BARNESVILLE - The annual Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center of Barnesville Church of the Nazarene. Church and community members alike are welcome to purchase a variety of tasty, creative sweets for the Christmas season. Choose which sweets you would like to take home by per pound. $6 per pound. Proceeds help our children participate in church activities. Thank you for supporting our children! Click here for more.

Submitted 11.13.22
 
1st Annual Molena Bigfoot Fest
and Elkins Creek 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

MOLENA - On Saturday, November 12th the Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon will partner with the City of Molena Georgia for the 1st Annual Molena Bigfoot Fest and Elkins Creek 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Elkins Creek, just outside of the city limits of Molena, Georgia is known worldwide as the site of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch footprint cast by Deputy James Akin in 1994.

The event begins with a 5K run at 9:00 AM, followed by a 1 mile walk to Elkins Creek Bridge at 10:00 AM, where children and adults will take selfies at the bridge sign with Bigfoot. Juried Arts and Craft vendors will be present, along with Food vendors, Food Trucks, Children's games and activities, and live music. Four published Georgia Bigfoot authors will participate in book signings and numerous Bigfoot researchers, podcasters, and speakers will present programs and join in a Q&A session.

FREE ADMISSION TO FESTIVAL. 5K starts at 9:00 AM, 1 Mile Walk at 10:00 AM. RAIN OR SHINE. 8:30-9:00 AM 5K Check in at Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library / Elkins Creek 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Booth in front of City Hall. Address: 10 Springs Road, Molena, GA 30258. Corner of Hwy 18 and Hwy 109.

Music Groups!!
10-11 4th Dimension
11-12 Soggy Broccoli Boys
12-1 Kirkland & Friends
1-2 Dixieland Dulcimers
3-4 Coleman Family
4-5 Colonel Mustard
5-6 Lester Bragg

The event moves across the highway to the Pavilion at dark where guests are encouraged to toast marshmallows in the campfire and hear stories of the woods, swamps, and rivers from the speakers and Swamp Hag of the Okefenokee Swamp.

Further information including times for specific speakers can be found at: http://friendsofthejjoeledwardspubliclibrary.com/

Updated 11.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Rev. Eugene “Gene” Wilson

Rev. Eugene “Gene” Wilson, age 83, of Griffin, passed away November 8, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.9.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 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 9, 2022 – 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.]

Submitted 11.4.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

11.9.22
 
Election Results - November 2022
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County had a 66.28% turnout. 9,446 votes were cast out of 14,251 possible voters. This is 100% of the unofficial and incomplete vote. Click here for more. Early results are at the top of the page with final results at the bottom of the page.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

11.8.22
 
ZPD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Police Department has made the following arrests: 1. Amanda Flournoy, 42-year-old female from Zebulon for possession schedule 2 drugs, drug related object, and possession of marijuana. 2. Michael Vessell, 67-year-old male from Zebulon for DUI, failure to maintain lane, brake light, failure to yield, and open container. 3. Carlene Mcdowell, 59-yera-old female from Molena for drinking in public and disorderly conduct. 4. Myron Smith, 46-year-old male from Stone Mountain for tag light, unregistered vehicle, no insurance, and suspended license. 5. Tod Brakefield, 52-year-old male from Tennessee for failure to maintain lane, no insurance, expired tag, conceal identity of vehicle, possession of meth, and drug related object.

Submitted 11.7.22
 
Pike County Participates in Operation Green Light

ZEBULON - Pike County is showing its support for our veterans by lighting county buildings with green lights as part of Operation Green Light from November 7 through November 13, 2022. This is a nationwide effort to let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Tammy Denise Cochran Smith

Mrs. Tammy Denise Cochran Smith, age 48, of Stockbridge, passed away November 5, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.7.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Doyle Lee Dawson

Mr. Doyle Lee Dawson, age 57, of Palmetto, passed away October 30, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.26.22
 
Speed Bumps In Place to Discourage Speeding in Hilltop Community
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - Seven set of speed bumps have recently been installed in the Hilltop Community. This is the result of a long discussion between community leaders and Pike County government that began with a community block grant to improve the community and ended with speed bumps on repaved roads that will slow down traffic that is no longer having to dodge pot holes. The end result will be slowed traffic along with much needed improvements to the Hilltop Community. Click here for more.

11.4.22
 
Pike County Historical Society to Meet

The Pike County Historical Society will meet on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Meredith Maddox, Executive Director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, will present our new “My Pike County Home” with photos of people and places you will recognize and be able to share your memories! The public is welcome to attend. The Pike County Historical Society meets in teh City of Zebulon Opportunity Center (Behind Zebulon City Hall).

Submitted 11.4.22
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR VETERANS DAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of Veterans Day.

Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Submitted 11.4.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Ralston Will Not Seek Nomination for Speaker of the House for the 2023-2024 Session

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, announced today that he will not seek nomination for Speaker of the House for the 2023-2024 legislative session. He will serve the remainder of his current term as Speaker of the House which ends in January. 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 11.4.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Barbara Jean Wills Hutcheson

Barbara Jean Wills Hutcheson, age 82, of Griffin, Ga., passed away on Sunday, October 30th, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.3.22
 
FREE Winter Coat Drive and Giveaway for the Community

ZEBULON - Fuller Chapel United Methodist Church in partnership with Hope 4 Tomorrow Optimist Club is sponsoring a FREE Winter Coat Drive and Giveaway for the community. We're accepting donations of gently used, (clean) and/or new coats from children to adults at any time up until Friday, November 11, 2022. We're also accepting brand new socks of all sizes to donate to a homeless shelter.

The coat giveaway will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 8am-12pm. We're asking that you take the time out to support our cause and be a blessing to someone else. If you wish to donate any items, please contact Karen Alexander at (770) 468-3481 or Rufus Clemmons at (678) 544-1218.

Submitted 11.1.22
 
GBI Announces Appointment of Chris Hosey to Assistant Director

DECATUR – Director Michael Register has appointed Deputy Director Chris Hosey to Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, Hosey will oversee the Investigative Division, the largest division of the GBI consisting of over 400 sworn and non-sworn employees and conducts criminal investigations across the state. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.1.22
 
GBI Announces Promotion of Deanna Jury to Assistant Special Agent in Charge

DECATUR - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announces the promotion of Deanna Jury to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Columbus Regional Investigative Office, also known as Region 2. ASAC Jury will be responsible for assisting the Special Agent in Charge with daily operations and supervision of Special Agents assigned to the office. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.1.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Robert “Anthony” Littleton

Robert “Anthony” Littleton, age 48, passed away on October 29, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.31.22
 
Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program - November 11

ZEBULON - On Friday, 11 November 2022, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will be hosting the annual Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this special event commencing at 11:00 a.m. The Veterans Day Program recognizes and honors America’s military Veterans, extends our Nation’s appreciation, and pays tribute to all deceased Veterans.

The theme for this year’s program is “Why have a Veterans Day?” Highlights of the Program are the Pike County 8th/9th Grade Band playing our National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley, and more; multi-organizational Color Guard and the posting of the colors, guest speaker, Luke Pullin; the posting of a memorial wreath at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial; and honoring our deceased Veterans with the playing of “Taps."

Please join the community as we say “Thank you” and show our appreciation to current active duty military, and Veterans past and present, for defending the freedoms that we enjoy today. Seating is limited, so the public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. PLEASE NOTE: Inclement location is the Mount Gilead Baptist Church.

Submitted 10.31.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry O’Neal Stamey

Mr. Jerry O’Neal Stamey, age 83, of Griffin, passed away October 26, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Denise "C.c" Clemencia Hann

Ms. Denise "C.c" Clemencia Hann, of Williamson, passed away on October 25, 2022 at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Eleanor Edwards Littleton

Ms. Eleanor Edwards Littleton, 88, died Friday, October 21, 2022, at Blue Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Blue Ridge, Georgia For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Glenda Wise and Owen "Rusty" Boyd

Mr. Owen “Rusty” Lester Boyd, age 53, of Thomaston, passed away September 28, 2022. Mrs. Glenda Joyce Mezick Wise, age 70, of Thomaston, passed away October 24, 2022, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Tammy Charmane (West) Bryant

Mrs. Tammy Charmane (West) Bryant, age 58, of Hampton, passed away October 22, 2022, at Piedmont-Henry Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.24.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Kenneth “Ken” Treadway, Sr.

Mr. Charles Kenneth “Ken” Treadway, Sr., age 78, of Forsyth, passed away October 23, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.24.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "The Good Nurse"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 10.24.22
 
GRSP welcomes Laura Chambley-Shadrick as the new Program Manager

ZEBULON - Georgia Rotary Student Program recently named Laura Chambley-Shadrick as Program Manager. Shadrick comes to GRSP with more than 17 years of experience in higher education, ranging from all aspects of the student experience from housing, admissions, student success, financial aid to graduation, serving at Gordon State College for 15 years and Georgia Military College for the past two years. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.15.22
 
Pike County Manager Brandon Rogers Recognized by ACCG

ATLANTA - ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Brandon was honored for successfully completing the core requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.14.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations
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
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 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 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.8.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Keeps Millage Rate at 11.986;
Possible Tax Increase of 5.88%
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners set the budget earlier this year and recently held public hearings on the proposed 2022 property tax increase. The millage rate would have been set at 13.236 mills which would have been an increase of 16.93% over last year. 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!

10.7.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Don't Worry Darling"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 10.7.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Daniel “Dan” Faircloth

Mr. John Daniel “Dan” Faircloth, age 54, of Zebulon, passed away October 2, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.7.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a Special Called Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. The public is invited to speak about the proposed tax increase in this 6 p.m. meeting. The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a Special Called Meeting to approve the budget on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. after the final Public Budget Hearing at 6 p.m. on the same night. The public is invited to attend both meetings.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................... ….Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION…………………………………………………………...…Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ........................................................ Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. PUBLIC HEARING: To receive public input on the notice of proposed property tax increase.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.3.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a Special Called Meeting to approve the budget on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. after the final Public Budget Hearing at 6 p.m. on the same night. The public is invited to attend both meetings. The public is invited to speak about the proposed tax increase in the 6 p.m. meeting.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................... ….Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION…………………………………………………………...…Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ........................................................ Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.3.22
 
Tinsel Streamers Bring Parade to a Halt

ZEBULON - On October 2, 2022, during the Pike County homecoming parade an accident occurred. While the parade was traveling south on Thomaston Street during the festivities, some popper streamers were deployed into the air. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.3.22
 
Pike County Commission Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase
Public Hearings on September 28 and October 5

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes that will levy this year by 16.93 percent over the rollback millage rate. Click here to read more.

Submitted 9.24.22
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM
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, September 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM 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. It includes discussion on SPLOST roads, has a note in blue about a suggestion that our librarians keep an better eye on what books are included at our library, and our part-time animal control position went from part-time to full-time.]

9.24.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, September 19, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Board of Commissioners - Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Conference Room to discuss the possible acquisition of real property pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-3 (b)(1).

From the Post Agenda: The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Board of Commissioners Office, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon. Vice-Chairman Tim Daniel convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Guy, Jason Proctor and James Jenkins attended. County Manager Brandon Rogers was also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)) Due to unforeseen circumstances, County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Angela Blount were not present. Chairman Briar Johnson arrived at 4:35 p.m. The meeting was called to order and the discussion took place in Executive Session with a vote to enter Regular Session and a vote to adjourn at 5:52 p.m. [Note from the Editor: I did not attend this meeting. At some point, a decision will be made in closed session and announced after commissioners come back into session.]

Updated 9.21.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Voters Will Choose Whether to Increase the Senior Exemption on Annual School Taxes
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County voters will be deciding whether to increase the exemption of school taxes for residents who are 62 years of age or older in the upcoming November 2022 election. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. 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!

9.13.22
 
Meansville History Night to Be Held on Tuesday, September 13

MEANSVILLE - Meansville History Night at City Hall will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to see what the town looked like beginning in the early 1900’s and see some of the industry and crops grown in the area. We will also have some local pottery and military biographies of POW and MIA military from the Meansville area.

If you would like to submit additional military biographies and pictures, please contact Janet Milby Minter on Facebook or send a note to Pike County Times or text/call me at 770-468-7583.

The public is invited to attend this drop in event.

Submitted 9.7.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING - CANCELLED
October 12, 2022

ZEBULON - The Board of Commissioners have cancelled their regular monthly meeting scheduled for October 12, 2022 due to conflicting schedules with the Courts.

Submitted 8.29.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary and Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Flu

Pike County Times began receiving messages about Noah’s Ark in Locust Grove not too long after a flock of wild black vultures was diagnosed with avian influenza. Since then, concerns about the animals there as well other underlying concerns about the current members of the board at Noah’s Ark have flooded social media. 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!

8.26.22
 
City of Williamson
August 4, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Williamson City Hall

WILLIAMSON - Council Members Stephen Levin, Angela Martin, Tom Brown, and Carol Berry acting as Mayor Pro Tem are present along with City Attorney Rob Morton. Council Member Steve Davis and Mayor Fry were not present at the meeting. County Manager Brandon Rogers and Commissioner James Jenkins are also present. Members of the public were there as well. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – 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, August 10, 2022 – 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 8.8.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 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 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. This is the meeting with discussion about the Christmas Tree and fireworks expenditures.]

[Note from the Editor: This article was updated on 8.8.22 to include more information on the fireworks expenditure including minutes from the Pike County Bicentennial Committee regarding the expenditure. The update is in highlighted blue just like this note.]

Updated 8.8.22
 
Williamson City Council Special Called Meeting
July 25, 2022

The Williamson City Council held a Special Called Meeting on July 25, 2022 at 6 p.m. Two items were on the agenda of this special called meeting: discussion of a contract that had been awarded for cleaning the library and city hall and a council member's resignation from duties on the water system. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

7.30.22
 
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7.23.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Zebulon to Annex the VA Clinic
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon is in the process of annexing the new VA Clinic into the city limits of Zebulon. The VA Clinic is completed now, though it is not open quite yet, and that is the final step that was needed to begin this process that began many years ago with an agreement between the City of Zebulon and the Pike County Water and Sewer Authority. Click here for more.

UPDATED 7.23.22: Rumors are rampant that a halfway house for a substance abuse treatment is coming to Pike County based on the advertisement for the annexation of the VA clinic from Pike County into the City of Zebulon. Pike County Times spoke to the City of Zebulon and was advised that because the VA Clinic will be offering substance abuse treatment at the facility, there is specific language from OCGA 36-66-4(f) that is required to be in the public hearing announcement as follows: "...both the posted notice and the published notice shall include a prominent statement that the proposed zoning decision relates to or will allow the location of a halfway house, drug rehabilitation cetner, or other facility for treatment of drug dependency..." The City of Zebulon advised as follows: "The VA facility is not considered to be a halfway house as it does not have the capacity to house patients overnight for any type of treatment."

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

6.8.22
 
7.19.22 Follow Up About Dog Videos in South Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Pike County Times was notified about a possible situation in Pike County regarding 30 dogs in a pen that did not have food and water, and there was a video that was trending on social media that documented the situation. >Pike County Times contacted Animal Control Officer Tanya Perkins today in order to gather information about past offenses that date back to 2020. Click here for more.

Updated 7.19.22
 
Pike Family Connection to Meet

ZEBULON - NEXT STEPS! The Good Neighbor Project - Literacy, Mental Health, and Poverty with Elia Hernandez-Moreno, National Program Director of Communication Across Barriers. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Join Us In-Person or Virtual! The meeting will be held at Christ Chapel located at 68 Old Zebulon Rd. in Zebulon, GA 30295. Virtual - Pike Family Connection ZOOM Meeting. Zoom Link will be available on June 1, 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO ATTEND Future Pike Family Connection Meetings:
Jun 2, 2022 09:00 AM
Aug 4, 2022 09:00 AM
Sep 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM
Nov 3, 2022 09:00 AM
Dec 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Jan 5, 2023 09:00 AM
Feb 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Mar 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Apr 6, 2023 09:00 AM
May 4, 2023 09:00 AM
Jun 1, 2023 09:00 AM Click here for more.

Submitted 5.30.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2022-2023 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.

5.28.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

There were 2 department heads and me in the audience. All 5 commissioners, county clerk, county attorney, and county manager were also present. Click here for more.

4.21.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting to on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER .... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION .... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE .... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. COUNTY MANAGER’S BUDGET OVERVIEW AND Q/A SESSION .... Brandon Rogers
6. PUBLIC HEARING a. FY 2022-2023 Budget .... Discussion and Comments
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.
Click here to view a copy of the budget from the past meeting.

4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Department Head Retreat
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m.
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held this meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce in Zebulon. There was a Special Called Meeting for an executive sesion that was held after this meeting too. The write up has begun and will continue until it is complete. Click here for more.

Updated 4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 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. P.S. The boat ramp at Flat Shoals is on this meeting agenda with both Tom Morgan and Walker Chandler on the agenda to speak. If you would like to make your opinion known, either get there for the Town Hall---which is only from 6:15 to 6:30 (no one else is allowed to speak in the meeting unless they are on the agenda)--or send an email to the County Clerk by noon tomorrow at ablount@pikecoga.com. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.28.21
 
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
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 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, February 22, 2022 - 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.

Submitted 2.19.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 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, January 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.24.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 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, January 12, 2022 – 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 1.8.22
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.8.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting to discuss and approve or deny the Pike County Redistricting Map on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. I expect this to be a short meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 12.20.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.6.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a special called meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The following two items are on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. The public is invited to attend what will likely be a very short meeting.

Submitted 10.25.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will had a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for purpose of Discussion of American Rescue Plan projects. Water? Sewer? Protective equipment for our fire fighters? Broadband for the area on the south end of the county that will not be covered by Southern Rivers? Pike County will be receiving $3.6 million in ARP funds that will need to be spent in the next several years. The State of Georgia is also putting out funds for projects, and there was discussion of applying for grants under specific projects that match their criteria before the August 31 deadline. What does the Board want to pursue? Pike County Times will be there to find out tonight.

8.18.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.24.21
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

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

Submitted 5.25.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Coming Soon: Southern Rivers Energy Fiber Broadband Internet

BARNESVILLE — In February, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) announced its partnership with Conexon Connect to build a fiber network alongside its electric distribution system to bring high-speed internet services to SRE members. Since then, staff on both sides have been working diligently on the network design, engineering and establishing roles for the project. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

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

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

Submitted 5.14.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.27.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

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

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020) at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The solar farm was approved with stipulations that included additional setbacks and a 5 year 3rd party review of decommission bond. I have not finished up on this meeting yet. It was 2 hours long.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.20.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

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

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

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 - Password: 6nve0c

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 Password: 6nve0c Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.20
 
Pike County Times Reauthorizes 2017 Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Request
By Editor Becky Watts

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

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

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

8.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The Grady Contract will be discussed in the Executive Session.] Click here for more.

Submitted 7.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

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

Submitted 6.27.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

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

The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.30.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

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

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

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

4.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior to the beginning of the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART I
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has covered news for Griffin and Spalding County when time allowed over the past several years. This investigation began because the Griffin Police Department (PD) began issuing press releases only on Facebook and not to the press at the end of January of 2019. The policy has since changed, then changed back, and then changed again, but lately Griffin PD has begun issuing regular press releases to the press again. In the course of this discussion over whether something can be called a “press release” if it is not issued and sent to the press, Pike County Times decided to investigate whether there was a difference in how the local and Atlanta media were treated as well as seeing if any news media were singled out for special treatment. This is the first part of a four part series of articles. Click here for more.

UPDATE 12.1.21: Nothing has changed. Persecution of one reporter continues by the Griffin Police Department, and the City of Griffin continues to allow it.

10.7.19
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
Thank You to 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 first sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

Call Steve J. Reeves Land Surveying at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

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

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm is located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia and specializes in Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation.

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

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Thank You to North Griffin Animal Hospital

GRIFFIN - Looking for a complete wellness care for your cats and dogs including preventative and diagnostic services? Look no further than North Griffin Animal Hospital located at 1799 North Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223. Does your pet need surgery including spay or a neuter, urgent care, or dental work? The experienced vets and techs of North Griffin Animal Hospital would love the opportunity to provide this much-needed care for your beloved pet.

Call NGAH at 770-227-4125 to set up an appointment. Click on their advertisement on the right side of the page to read more about them on their website. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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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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The R.F. Strickland Building Is Available for Special Occasions

CONCORD - The R.F. Strickland Building is a historical event center located in Concord, Georgia. This building has 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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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

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770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
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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
 
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Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

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CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
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Pike 2000

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