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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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 4.24.17
 
FY 2017-18 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a discussion of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. [Note from the Editor: I'm posting this late so I can't confirm the location, but I am assuming that it will held in the main Courtroom of the Courthouse like all of the other Board of Commission meetings. Call 770-567-3406 to confirm this if you are interested in attending. Please note that I have prior plans and will NOT be in attendance.] There will be a budget overview presentation by the County Manager and a question and answer session from the public. Commissioners will offer their comments as well. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 4.24.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
April 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.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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 4.24.17
 
Annual National Day of Prayer Will Be Held on the Courthouse Square

ZEBULON - On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prayer Power of Georgia will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.24.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: MIA Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford
Visitation Times Announced
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - The dates and times for visitation have been finalized for Lt. Eugene Oxford's return to Concord, Georgia. Keep an eye on your local media for the fly in time to the Atlanta airport and for the finalized time on the funeral. Click here for more.

4.21.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 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, April 12, 2017 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. This meeting is complete.

4.20.17
 
First Draft of County Budget Presented

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Public Hearing will be held on April 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to participate. Public Hearings will be held for the first reading on May 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., second reading on May 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Final Adoption of the Budget on third reading is scheduled for May 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of the DRAFT FY 2017-2018 Budget are available at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library at 585 Highway 19 South and the Commissioner’s Office at 331 Thomaston St, Zebulon, GA. Click here to read a copy of the First Draft that was presented in the April 12, 2017 meeting.

Submitted 4.19.17
 
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 4.19.17
 
What You Don’t Know About America’s Health Care System
Can Hurt You
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

VALDOSTA - As a physician practicing full-time emergency medicine, I’ve spent thousands of hours treating patients in an acute care setting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.19.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Commercial Wrecker Accident Closes Hwy 109 for Several Hours

MOLENA - Yesterday evening at 6:52 p.m. Pike County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Highway 109 in the area of Deer Trail. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.19.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here and has reviews for (1) Worlds Apart (2) Sandy Wexler and (3) The Fate of the Furious. 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 4.17.17
 
Happy Easter from Pike County Times

ZEBULON - As we come into the Easter season, remember the reason for celebration. Happy Easter from Pike County Times!

Submitted 4.14.17
 
April 29 Concert for Griffin Choral Arts Children’s Chorus
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - The Griffin Choral Arts Children’s Chorus will present a Spring Concert of specially chosen selections on Saturday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Griffin First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Drive. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.14.17
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrest in Business Burglary

ZEBULON - On Monday April 10th at approximately 01:45 a.m. Corporal Matt Polk with the Zebulon Police Department, while on patrol and conducting business checks, located a business that had been broken into. The business owner was contacted, and it was determined that cash was taken. With the assistance of other officers on this case, Darius Deaunte Owens, 29 years of age, was arrested on April 11th. Mr. Owens was transported to the Zebulon Police Department and admitted to breaking into the store. Mr. Owens was charged with the Burglary.

Submitted 4.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marjorie House Hey

Mrs. Marjorie House Hey, age 93, passed away on April 12, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Bobby Ray Corley

Mr. Bobby Ray Corley, age 79, of Zebulon, passed away April 12, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.13.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
March 28, 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.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on March 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more on the meeting. This meeting is complete.

4.11.17
 
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 4.11.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Howard Johnson

Mr. Charles Howard Johnson, age 89, of Zebulon, passed away April 10, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.10.17
 
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center Receives National Accreditation through National Children’s Alliance

SOUTH METRO ATLANTA - Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center has received National Accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance. As the accrediting body for Child Advocacy Centers in the United States, National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is at the forefront of national and international conversations on child sexual and physical abuse. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.10.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Hazel Ballard Karshner

Hazel Ballard Karshner, daughter of Miller and Harriet Ballard, and wife of Alvin M. Karshner passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.10.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kenneth Merrell Holt, Sr.

Mr. Kenneth Merrell Holt, Sr., age 69, of Fairburn, passed away April 6, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.10.17
 
No Damage from Wednesday's Storm

ZEBULON - Schools were out and many businesses were closed in anticipation of a massive storm coming into the area that had the capacity for tornadoes and hail. A visit to the E-911 Center at the Pike County Sheriff's Office provided information that the only damages that warranted calls to 911 were a large tree down on Highway 109 East and a branch that fell on Head Street in Zebulon. Pike County Times has been notified about some minor damage to a home and some close lightning strikes but nothing major was reported to E-911. Thankfully, Pike County fared far better than other areas of the state during both Monday and Wednesday's storms.

4.6.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Gunshot Wound Results in Drug Arrests

MOLENA - Early Tuesday morning, an individual with a gunshot wound that occurred in Pike County was reported to be at Upson Regional Hospital. Deputies responded to meet with the individual and were told that the person, Michael Moore, had sustained an injury from an accidental discharge of a handgun while at a residence. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.6.17
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: MIA Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford Finally
Coming Home in June
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - The family of WWII MIA Airman First Lieutenant Robert “Eugene” Oxford requests the help of the community in welcoming home their loved one after 73 years. They are asking the community to put out yellow ribbons and to line the roads as Lt. Oxford is finally returned home to his final rest in Concord, Georgia. Click here to read more about Lt. Oxford and the repatriation process that is finally bringing him home.

Updated 4.5.17
 
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Astronaut John Glenn

WASHINGTON DC - Final funeral rites for Astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday April 6, 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery. A Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump Honoring the Memory of John Glenn was issued today ordering that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. Flags shall also be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

Updated 4.5.17
 
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
 
Fire Breaks Out on Concord Road Early Sunday Morning

CONCORD - PCFD personnel from Concord, Hollonville, Lifsey Springs, Molena and Second District responded to a structure fire at 1320 Concord Road around 1 a.m. on April 2, 2017. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.5.17
 
Storm Blows Through Pike County

ZEBULON - A line of strong storms blew through Pike County earlier today leaving trees down in some places and some without power. Click here to read more about it. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated on 4.3.17 at 10:40 p.m.]

4.3.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on I-85 Roadway Collapse in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA - Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, along with state and local officials briefed the public on developments in the ongoing efforts to repair and replace sections of the I-85 roadway near Piedmont Road. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.31.17
 
Wreck at Bottoms Road and Highway 18 Sends One to the Hospital

CONCORD - There was a wreck yesterday morning at Highway 18 and Bottoms Road just outside of the Concord City Limits. According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle failed to yield while turning onto Highway 18 from Bottoms Road and struck another car. Click here for more.

3.30.17
 
Pike County Fire Department Battles Back to Back Fires on Saturday
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - There were two back to back fires in Pike County in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 25, 2017. The first fire claimed the home of a family in our community, and second was contained in the room in which it started though the room had significant smoke, heat and water damage after the fire was extinguished. Click here for more.

3.29.17
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrests
High Speed Chase Ends in Fayette County

ZEBULON -The Zebulon Police Department made several arrests on Saturday, March 18. Two were charged with possession of methamphetamine in Zebulon, and two others were arrested after a high speed chase that ended in Fayette County. Click here for more.

3.20.17
 
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
 
Several Wrecks Took Place in Pike County on Friday

ZEBULON - Just one day after the horrible wreck in front of the library in Zebulon, first responders and law enforcement were called out to three separate wrecks in Pike County. Click here for more.

3.13.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
March 8, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - All five commissioners were present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. There was very little attendence today compared to the last evening meeting. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

3.13.17
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Wreck Stops Traffic in Front of Library

ZEBULON - There was a two vehicle accident on Highway 19 in front of the J. Joel Edwards Library this morning before 7 a.m. this morning. Click here for more. This article was updated today.

Updated 3.13.17
 
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
 
Pike Fire Department Responds to Woods Fire in Molena

MOLENA - A call went out on Tuesday afternoon for a woods fire with structures in danger. The Pike County Fire Department responded to Highway 109 at Deer Trail. Click here for more.

3.9.17
 
Firefighters Fight Fire on Bowen Road
By Editor Becky Watts

MILNER - An emergency call went out just before 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017 for a fire at 186 Bowen Road. The emergency call stated that there was one person inside of the house. Click here for more.

3.8.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 28, 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.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

3.4.17
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning Wreck Blocks Highway 18

ZEBULON - An early morning wreck involving an eighteen wheeler on Highway 18 at County Farm Road blocked the road for several hours this morning. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.15.17
 
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
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

We have a quorum of four commissioners today with Commissioner Tim Guy not present. County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye is present to take down the minutes, County Manager (CM) Hanson is present, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton are present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.9.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Commissioners Tim Daniel and James Jenkins are missing from the meeting tonight, but there is a quorum with Commissioner Tommy Powers, Briar Johnson, and Tim Guy present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

2.7.17
 
New Year, New Members - Come Learn About Kiwanis!

CONCORD - This is your invitation to join us to learn about Kiwanis. Come out to the Concord Café at noon on Thursday, January 19, 2017. We have opportunities available for people to lead and serve! Kiwanis Club of Pike County is here to serve the children of Pike County. We also serve others at risk in the community by partnering with organizations that serve at-risk citizens. Click here for more. Look for an article shortly!

Submitted 1.16.17
 
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
 
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Mid Georgia
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Movie Trivia

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"The Oink Joint BBQ" on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon.

Hint #1: The main character doesn't have any bullets
Hint #2: Making friends in the water
Hint #3: WWII
Hint #4: Teaching others how to track bad guys


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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Malissa Evans for guessing Kate and Leopold! Look for more movie trivia soon!
 
J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
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of places.
 
Pike 2000

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