Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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It Is The Soldier
By Charles M. Province, U.S. Army

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

© 1970, 2010
Charles M. Province, U.S. Army

5.26.17
 
Pike County American Legion Post 197 to Hold Everlasting Ceremony

ZEBULON - Pike County American Legion Post 197 will hold an Everlasting Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Moody-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel to honor our veterans who have passed on during the past year. Those being honored include: William C. Dials II, U.S. Army Specialist Five, 14 Nov 1948 – 10 Jun 2016; Glenn R. Abbott, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class, 21 Mar 1936 – 17 Sep 2016; Daniel A. Kiser, U.S. Army Private First Class, 25 May 1946 – 19 Sep 2016; Rex J. Yerkes, U.S. Army Corporal, 11 Apr 1928 – 12 Nov 2016; George E. Bottoms, U.S. Army Specialist Five, 14 Apr 1949 – 20 Feb 2017; Ronald C. Bartlett, U.S. Army Sergeant, 11 Mar 1950 – 3 Mar 2017; Lowell H. Minter, U.S. Army Sergeant, 30 Jan 1929 – 5 Mar 1917; and Shirley Blount, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197, 17 Mar 1953 – 2 Mar 2017. Family and friends are invited to attend.

5.26.17
 
Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program

ZEBULON - On May 29, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 Legion Family will host the Pike County Memorial Day Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. The Memorial Day program helps those in attendance remember and honor those military service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for defending the freedoms that we as Americans currently enjoy. As part of the program, remarks on the highlights of the United States’ global war on terrorism and the definitions of Blue, Silver, and Gold Star Mothers will be presented.

Iraq killed in action, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Walker from Pike County will be honored with the reading of his military biography; and Gold Star Mother, Teresa Rutledge will be the Program’s guest speaker. Veterans who died this past year in Pike County will be recognized and honored. A new wreath will be laid at the base of the Monument and Taps will be played in honor of all deceased Veterans.

5.26.17
 
Pike County High School Graduation to Be Held Tonight

ZEBULON - Pike County High School Graduation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the stadium. In case of rain, the event will be postponed an hour at a time until the event can be held. If the event cannot be held that evening because of rain, it will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Guests are asked not to bring noise makers or balloons, alcohol, tobacco and vapes or weapons to the event.

5.26.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Inell Louise Patton Caldwell

Mrs. Inell Louise Patton Caldwell, age 87, of Concord, passed away May 25, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.26.17
 
Pike Clerk of Court Carolyn Williams Selected as Clerk of the Year

ZEBULON - Pike County Clerk of Court Carolyn Williams was selected as Clerk of the Year for the entire state of Georgia. She was awarded during the April 25, 2017 annual Spring Conference at St. Simon’s Island. Click here for more.

5.25.17
 
Patricia Beckham Nominated for NAACP Community Champion Award

MOLENA - Patricia Beckham was nominated for the Community Champion Award for the NAACP of Georgia. She was recognized at the quarterly meeting in Savannah, Georgia on April 29, 2017. Click here for more.

5.25.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Allegations of Inappropriate Contact Between a Teacher and Student Prompt Investigation
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - An allegation of a coach being arrested and fired for having an affair with a student appeared on social media from another local media outlet tonight. Within minutes, social media lit up and so did my phone and Facebook. Click here for more.

5.23.17
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrest in Auto Theft Case

ZEBULON - On May 9, 2017, at approximately 10:30 am a red 1997 Chevrolet C1500 red in color was stolen from Steven Ward while the vehicle was parked at Freshway Market. Click here for more.

5.23.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Commissioners on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. The only item on the agenda besides the approval of the minutes from the May 10, 2017 meetings is to Approve/Deny 2nd Reading of the FY 2017-2018 Budget. Readers can access the 2nd Reading of the Budget that would include any changes from the 1st Reading by clicking here. This link goes to the county website, then to Novisagenda, and you need to click on Thursday's meeting information. [Note from the Editor: I will not be attending this meeting. ]

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
2017 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship Awarded

ZEBULON - Prayer Power is proud to announce the two recipients of the 2017 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
The Library Is Building a Better World
Check out the Summer Reading Program!
By Guest Columnist Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is gearing up for another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Build a Better World. To that end, programs are being planned to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Statements on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

ZEBULON - This page contains links to statements made by elected representatives regarding the 2018 fiscal federal budget as well as links to the budget from the White House website. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Isakson Statement on Manchester Terror Attack

MARIETTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today issued the following statement regarding the terror attack in Manchester, England, on Monday, May 22, 2017: “I am appalled by the heartbreaking attack last night in Manchester. The United States stands in solidarity with our steadfast ally. As we are again reminded of the evil that exists in this world, we remain committed to the ultimate triumph of good. Dianne and I are holding the many innocent victims of this horrific attack and their families in our prayers.”

Submitted 5.23.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Lieutenant Robert "Eugene" Oxford

Lieutenant Robert "Eugene" Oxford, age 24, of Concord, passed away January 25, 1944, while serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.22.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Bringing 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford Home - Part I

ZEBULON - CONCORD - It happened one morning on a routine ferrying mission that lifted off from Kunming, China. This was a typical cargo run for a B-24J Liberator named “Hot as Hell” that was flying as a part of group of planes from China to Chabua, India, but on January 25, 1944, “Hot as Hell” and its eight crew members never made it to their destination. Click here for more. Note from the Editor: I am working on Part II even as I type tonight.

5.22.17
 
2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service to Be Held

ZEBULON - The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. Graduates need to be there at 4:30 p.m. The message will be brought to graduates by Shane Moore, Youth Pastor at Life Springs Church with Special Music by the Oak Hill Praise Team.

Wear your cap and gown. Bring your family. The community is invited. The 2017 Baccalaureate Service is for all graduating Seniors from Pike County Georgia. Public School, Private School, or Home Schooled.The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service is sponsored by Prayer Power of Georgia and Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Submitted 5.20.17
 
Helping Out With "Fun in the Son"
By Guest Columnist Tiffany Jones

YATESVILLE - Upon meeting Angela Johnson of Reconciliation House, I saw a woman so driven by her vision for the youth of our community that despite going through some recent health issues, she was continuing with her annual summer youth camp "Fun in the Son." Click here for more.

Submitted 5.19.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Ida Aldien Jeske Wood

Ida Aldien Jeske Wood, age 86, of Milner, passed away May 19, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.19.17
 
Lifsey Springs Litterbug Identified; Powder Creek Cleaned Up
By Editor Becky Watts

LIFSEY SPRINGS - On Monday evening, May 15, 2017, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a report of trash and other items had been dumped in Powder Creek at the Howell Road Bridge. Click here for more.

5.19.17
 
Griffin-Spalding Teacher Arrested on Multiple Sex Charges
By Guest Columnist Sheila Mathews
Courtesy of The Grip

GRIFFIN - A teacher with the Griffin-Spalding County School System has been arrested on a variety of sex-related charges. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.19.17
 
Judge Crawford to Hear Georgia Supreme Court Case

ATLANTA - Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford of the Superior Court of the Griffin Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeals of Henry County Board of Education v. S.G. (S16G1700) and Freeman v. The State (S17A1040). The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments in these two cases on May 15, 2017 during its 10:00 A.M. session. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.18.17
 
Cancer Warriors Support Organization Reaches Out In Our Area

GRIFFIN - The Cancer Warriors Support Organization (CWSO) is a non-denominational Christian organization that ministers to and encourages people of all ages and cancer types as they go through the cancer battle. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.18.17
 
Pike County Parks and Recreation Authority
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
May 22, 2017 at 7:00pm
At PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box, Twin Oaks Road

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks and Recreation Authority will meet on May 22, 2017 at 7:00pm at PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box located at Twin Oaks Road. On the agenda is approval of the minutes for the April 13, 2017 regular monthly meeting, Treasurer Report and Director's Report from Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Soccer Bank Hydro Seeding Project, 2017 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration and other Business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.18.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 5.17.17
 
Looking to Serve others? Join Kiwanis of Pike.

ZEBULON - Are you looking for a way to serve others in our community? Find out more about Kiwanis of Pike and learn how you can help others in our community. Click here for more.

5.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Martha Estella Baughan Culpepper

Mrs. Martha Estella Baughan Culpepper, age 87, of Gay, passed away May 16, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Laurie B. Rodgers

Mrs. Laurie B. Rodgers of Zebulon died May 16, 2017, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.16.17
 
Mid Georgia Chiropractic Changes Hours

BARNESVILLE - 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.

Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 or email midgeorgiachirop@bellsouth.net for more information. Tell them that Becky Watts at the Pike County Times.com sent you! Thank you to Mid Georgia Chiropractic for advertising with Pike County Times to help this remain a free resource to citizens since 2009!

5.16.17
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Holding Four Day Book Sale
By Guest Columnist Ben Baughman

ZEBULON - Attention all used book lovers! The J. Joel Edwards Public Library will be holding a four-day Book Sale from Wednesday, May 17, through Saturday, May 20, during normal library hours. This event will be held in the library meeting room. Prices include $1 for hardback books, 50 cents for trade paperbacks, 25 cents for mass paperbacks, and 50 cents for children’s books. Cash or personal checks with i.d. are accepted.

For more information on the Book Sale, please contact the library during regular business hours: MWF 10-5, TTh 10-7, and Sat. 10-3.

Submitted 5.16.17
 
Trailer Buckles; Blocks the Turn Lane by United Bank in Zebulon

ZEBULON - About 3:10 p.m. this afternoon, a truck carrying a trailer full of bales of cotton ended up stranded in the turning lane north of United Bank. Click here for more.

5.15.17
 
Peace Officers Memorial Day

ZEBULON - President John F. Kennedy declared the first Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, 1962, as a tribute to peace officers and in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since. On this day, and every day, it is fitting to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and to thank the law enforcement officers who serve for their dedication and service to our communities.

In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Monday, May 15, 2017. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls as "Police Week." Courtesy of www.aflag.com.

Submitted 5.15.17
 
Annual National Day of Prayer Held In Zebulon Last Week

ZEBULON - On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prayer Power of Georgia sponsored the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. It was supposed to be held on the Courthouse Square, but the chilly rain made it necessary to move the event indoors at Zebulon First Baptist Church. Click here for more.

5.13.17
 
Sen. Marty Harbin Releases Statement on
Federal Religious Freedom Executive Order

ATLANTA - Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) released the following statement on the recent federal executive order on religious freedom: “With President Trump's signing of an executive order to continue to strengthen protections for religious freedom in this country, our state of Georgia has fallen further behind the times in defending the crucial human right that is religious freedom. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.17
 
Pike Deputies Interupt Burglary; Make Arrests in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies interrupted a burglary in progress yesterday at a business facility on Second District Road in Williamson. A Deputy patrolling the area located a Ford Ranger in the area stopped on the side of the road. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.8.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 5.8.17
 
Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans: Molena

MOLENA - The Pike County American Legion Family is hosting its fourth 5K/10K Run/Walk fundraiser to be held on May 6, 2017. There is a choice between a 5K and a 10K course starting at the Molena City Park Pavilion on GA 18 and Spring Road Molena, Georgia. Early Registration ends on Saturday! Click here for more.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
Griffin High Band Of Gold Marches For New Uniforms,
Calls On World Famous Harlem Globetrotter Alumni To Assist
Charity Celebrity Basketball Game Proceeds To Help Purchase Uniforms

GRIFFIN - Get ready to sing a little “Sweet Georgia Brown” as star alumni of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters arrive at Griffin High School next month. Mark your calendars for mid-day, Saturday, May 6th and get your tickets now for an exciting, family oriented basketball extravaganza. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Terry Donald Hindmon, Sr.

Mr. Terry Donald Hindmon, Sr., age 64, of Zebulon, passed away May 4, 2017, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 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 meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The only item on the agenda is the First Reading of the FY 2017-18 budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 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, May 10, 2017 – 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 5.5.17
 
Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Spalding County

SPALDING - The State Laboratory has confirmed that a raccoon in Spalding County recently tested positive for rabies. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
Deputies Respond to Highway 362 Accident

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 362 near Jonathon Roost Road today at 3:42 p.m. A passenger car traveling eastbound on Highway 362 had left the roadway striking a culvert, overturning and ejecting the driver from the vehicle. The driver, Clarence Garner from Brooks, was deceased at the scene. Traffic Investigators are working to determine the cause of this accident.

Submitted 5.3.17
 
PIKE COUNTY Planning Commission - May 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Planning Commission consisting of Chairman Tony Watkins, Vice-Chairman Bennie Evans, Richard Baskin, Doug Rounds, and George Granade will meet on Thursday, May 11, 2017 for the purpose of appoving the March 9, 2017 minutes and conducting new business including a public hearing on SUB17-01. Elizabeth Strickland Rumble (trustee for the Frank Eakes Rumble Credit Shelter Trust), property owner, and Alan Mobley, applicant, are requesting preliminary plat approval for a new 8 lot subdivision on 170.44 acres from a 256.48 parent tract on Flat Shoals Road. The parent tract is zoned A-R (Agricultural-Residential), with approximately 3555 feet of frontage along the northern side of Flat Shoals Road. The property is located in Land Lot 182 of the 9th Land District of Pike County, Georgia. Parent tract is further identified as Tax Map Parcel Number 031 003. The public is welcome to attend.

Submitted 5.3.17
 
Ferguson at White House for Signing of Education Executive Order

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today attended the signing of an executive order at the White House. The executive order signed by President Donald Trump will direct the Secretary of Education to ensure Department of Education regulations conform with laws requiring state and local control of education. The Secretary of Education will need to modify or rescind any regulations that are not in compliance.

“One of the key concerns education leaders in the Third District continue to raise is federal overreach in our educational institutions, programs, policies and curricula,” said Ferguson. “The policies and standards that work in Georgia will not always be what works for students throughout the country. It was an honor to watch President Trump sign this executive order that will return control to our state and local leaders and reign in the tangle of regulations improperly dictating aspects of our children’s education.

Submitted 5.2.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Lucille Sosby Cato

Mrs. Lucille Sosby Cato, age 92, of Molena, passed away May 2, 2017. She was born in Toccoa, GA on September 23, 1924. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 5.1.17
 
Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect May 1st

ZEBULON - The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 and will last through the summer months until October 1. For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at www.gatrees.org or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011. You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

Submitted 4.29.17
 
From the Better Business Bureau: Rental Listing Scams
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Are you moving, going on a well-deserved vacation, or maybe your son or daughter just got accepted to college and you are trying to find them the perfect rental close to campus. Then you spot it: “A real steal! 1,400 sq. ft. home for rent, all utilities included - for just $500 a month!” Click here for more.

Submitted 4.28.17
 
Republican Party Elects New Officers

ZEBULON - On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Pike County Republican Party Convention members elected new officers for the 2017-2019 term. Click here for more.

4.6.17
 
Cooperative Effort Brings a Major Expansion to TenCate

ZEBULON - In late February, a groundbreaking took place for the 14,000 square foot expansion of the TenCate Protective Fabrics plant located in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.5.17
 
Operation Round Up® Grant Helps Local American Legion Post

ZEBULON - Pike County American Legion Post 197, Inc. received an Operation Round Up® grant from the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. for $4871.66 to purchase new tables and chairs for the facility. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.5.17
 
Clark Pest Remedy Inc. Handles a Variety of Pest Control Needs

MCDONOUGH - Clark Pest Remedy Inc. is a family owned pest control business that offers a variety of services to meet your needs. We have the knowledge, experience, and reliability to handle your pest control problems. Click here for more.

3.21.17
 
Accident in Concord Today

CONCORD - At 9:43 a.m. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle collision involving a bicyclist on Highway 18 at Eppinger Bridge Road. A juvenile bike rider participating in the annual Tour de Pike event attempted to enter into Highway 18 and did not see a vehicle that was traveling on the Highway and subsequently collided with the vehicle. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Spalding Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kiwanis Organizer Rebekah Betsill Twilley made the following statement on this incident: "The last we heard at Kiwanis was that she likely had a broken leg but not life threatening injuries. Kiwanis wishes her well and hope she heals quickly. Thank you to PCSO and the ambulance service, EMTs for their quick response. The PCSO provided traffic support all day and Kiwanis appreciates them." [Note from the Editor: There were 189 participants out there on the roads just today, and this is the only accident in 20 years that anyone I have talked to can remember.]

3.18.17
 
20th Annual Tour De Pike Held on March 18th

CONCORD - The 20th Annual Tour De Pike took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 starting at 92 Main Street in Concord, Georgia. The Pike County Kiwanis Club is providing a 19, 35, 65, and 100 mile tour of beautiful Pike County for cyclists from near and far to enjoy. There were overnight accommodations in the Strickland Building and our local Boy Scouts helped out with this event. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: I will be getting pictures soon to go with an overall write up of Tour de Pike. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of this event!]

3.17.17
 
J. Joel Edwards Library Holds Annual Seussabration

ZEBULON - The annual Seussabration was held at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Sat., March 4. Now in its fifth season, the library’s Seussabration has become a favorite event of many in the community. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.17
 
20th Anniversary of Tour de Pike

CONCORD - Tour de Pike will celebrate 20 years in 2017. The ride is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pike County to raise funds for programs in Pike County. Kiwanis programs include financial contributions supporting a Gordon College scholarship, a Southern Crescent scholarship, FFA, 4H Club scholarships, FERST Early Readers Foundation, Back to School Bash, REACH After School Education Program, Joel Edwards Public Library reading program, Santa for a Senior, Elementary School Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program, donations to high school clubs, chorus, and sports, as well as service projects like building a garden at PCES. Click here and scroll down to the March events to find out more about the Tour de Pike.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
Buffington Road Closing for Bridge Replacement

ZEBULON - Buffington Road in Pike County will be closed beginning February 15th to replace the bridge. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.10.17
 
Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart Is Open for Business
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - How many 11th graders do you know that are running their own business? There is a new furniture and boutique shop in Concord that fits the bill, and it has a little of everything for everyone from t-shirts to furniture to attire for your little princess. Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart is located at 9560 Highway 18 in Concord, and Hanna Guy would love for you to stop by! Click here for more.

12.8.16
 
Call Sarah at Looking Glass Photography for Your Photography Needs

CONCORD - Sarah Neath loves to take pictures. She has an eye for photography and capturing a moment in time with her camera lens. Looking for someone to take your graduate's pictures? Perhaps you need some unique family pictures. Check out Sarah's work! Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
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Fink Chiropractic
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BARNESVILLE
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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

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"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
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Pike 2000

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