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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REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 9, 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 August 9, 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. This meeting is complete.

8.22.17
 
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 8.21.17
 
Food Depot Advertises Sale Items

GRIFFIN - Please welcome Pike County Times' latest advertiser: Food Depot in Griffin. There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. The deal listed on the right side of the page runs from Monday, August 7 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot. Please tell them that you read about this and other deals on Pike County Times!

8.21.17
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - On August 16, 2017 PFC Trustin Brazer of the Zebulon Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Black in color 2013 Chevrolet Impala on Georgia Hwy 19 South. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.17.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Rinnai to Bring 300 Jobs to Spalding County

ATLANTA - Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) is proud to announce the expansion of the home appliances manufacturer, Rinnai, in Spalding County. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.17
 
American Legion Post 197 Walk/Run to Be Held on August 26th

WILLIAMSON - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 5K/10K Run/Walk for Veterans to be held in and around Williamson on August 26, 2017. The Huey Helicopter should be on display for the event. The Run/Walk T-shirt design features the Williamson Huey Helicopter. This is the fifth and last Run/Walk on the Pike County Circuit. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP AGENDA
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
City of Zebulon Opportunity Center, 7818 US – 19, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Workshop to gather information from professionals in residential development, construction, real estate, finance and property evaluation on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 8.15.17
 
Pike County School Prayer Walk Held on Saturday

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 9:00 am, about 60 people from the community gathered for the annual school prayer walk for Pike County. Click here for more.

8.15.17
 
2017 Back To School Bash to Be Held on Saturday, August 12th
Medical Take Back and Sharps Disposal Will Be Held Too

The Pike County Health Department is hosting this year's Back to School Bash on August 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 541 Griffin Street in Zebulon next to the Sheriff's Office. Click here for more. Click on the link for pictures.

Updated 8.15.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jay A. Nappi

Mr. Jay A. Nappi, age 57, of Zebulon, passed away August 11, 2017, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.12.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Latest Update on Allegations of Inappropriate Contact Between Pike Teacher and Student
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On May 23, 2017, Pike County Times reported that a complaint had been filed regarding a complaint of inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student in the Pike County School System. The teacher has since been identified as Brian Crow. Pike County Times has made several phone calls over the past two days in order to provide an update from the Pike County School System, the Pike County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office, and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) regarding the complaint. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Those who were on my early notification list received a link to this article last night.]

8.12.17
 
Scam Alert From the Pike County Sheriff's Office

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff's Office issued a scam alert to citizens today. Sheriff's Deputies arrested two men this afternoon that were attempting to scam a homeowner in Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.11.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Georgia Military College To Open
an Extension Center in Zebulon
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Lt. General (Army, Ret.) William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College (GMC), and Brigadier General (Army, Ret.) Scott F. “Rock” Donahue visited the Opportunity Center in Zebulon today to greet supporters and walk through the classrooms that will soon become an Extension Center of the Fayetteville Campus. Click here for more.

8.9.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Truck Backs Into Dollar General in Concord

CONCORD - Around 8:08 p.m. last night, Pike County personnel were dispatched to the Dollar General in Concord to respond to a private property accident. Click here for more.

8.8.17
 
Georgia Military College Considering an Extension Center in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Rep. Johnnie Caldwell advised Pike County Times last night that Georgia Military College is considering the placement of a satellite campus in Zebulon. The Zebulon City Council is considering this at their meeting tonight. Rep. Caldwell said that Georgia Military College has said that they will come to Zebulon if the vote is a yes. "This will be a tremendous asset to Pike County and Zebulon," he said.

8.8.17
 
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 8.8.17
 
UPDATE: Maintenance Work on the Square in Pike County Extended through Friday

ZEBULON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has been notified by the contractor; due to rainy weather, the scheduled lane closures in place this week along US 19/SR 3; on the western side of the Courthouse have been extended. Weather permitting; work will be performed daily, Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11 beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.8.17
 
Teenagers Rescued from the Flint River After 4 1/2 Hour Search

FLAT SHOALS - Five teenagers were rescued overnight on Friday, August 4, 2017 after calling 911 and reporting that they had overturned a boat on the Flint River. The caller stated that they did not know the exact location they were at, and only knew that they were between Flat Shoals Road and Highway 18. Sheriff's Deputies made an initial check of the area and requested additional resources to further check the large area.

Around midnight, Pike County Fire Department personnel, Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Upson EMA responded to the report of multiple people stranded on a rock in the Flint River. At approximately 4:30 am, Saturday, August 5, the coordinated efforts of the responding agencies, five teenagers were rescued after their boat capsized leaving them stranded. Only minor injuries were sustained by the youths.

Submitted 8.5.17
 
Book Fair to Benefit the Library

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library has partnered with Books-a-Million (Bookland) in Griffin for a book fair to benefit the library. Through August 29, customers at BAM will be given the opportunity to donate a new book to the library. The library provided a wish list to BAM, who then created an impressive selection of new materials to be purchased and donated.

“BAM sponsored our library a few years ago,” said Assistant Manager Emily Evans, “and the public provided us with about a hundred new books to add to our shelves. We appreciate the generosity of our community and its commitment to the library.”

Submitted 8.4.17
 
Maintenance Work Requiring Lane Closure Next Week on the Square in Pike County

ZEBULON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has been notified by the contractor of scheduled lane closures next week for maintenance work along US 19/SR 3; on the western side of the Courthouse. Weather permitting; work will be performed daily, Monday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 9 beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.3.17
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

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

8.3.17
 
Matthew Boynton: The Evidence and Investigation that Led to His Arrest
Courtesy of Sheila Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - The July 29 arrest of former Griffin Police Department Officer Matthew Boynton stemmed from a theft report filed Dec. 19, 2016, by his former wife, Jessica Lester. The subsequent investigation was short-lived, with it having been deemed a “civil matter.” However, with the later discovery of previously-unknown evidence, it evolved into an Internal Affairs investigation resulting in two felony charges against the former law enforcement officer. Click here to read more.

Submitted 8.2.17
 
FLASHBACK: 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 was held on May 6, 2017. Click here for photos.

8.1.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

ZEBULON - Pike County Times now has t-shirts for sale to support your favorite online newspaper. www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 7.31.17
 
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 7.31.17
 
From the Better Business Bureau: Five Red Flags to Help You
Spot a Lottery or Sweepstakes Scam
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - ​ Whether it’s mail, phone, online or in person, con artists are using the promise of prizes and large cash winnings to steal from honest people. With the recent increase of calls into our office, it looks like the scammers are stepping up their game. Victims often get an unsolicited phone call, email or letter from someone notifying them that they've won a lot of money or a prize. Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants you to be able to recognize red flags of a lottery or sweepstakes scam. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.31.17
 
Georgia DOT Restriping Lanes Overnight on I-75 in Monroe and Henry Counties

MONROE AND HENRY COUNTIES - Contractors for Georgia DOT will be installing single and double lane closures overnight beginning at 9 p.m. each evening and wrapping up by 5 a.m. These lane closures are scheduled to allow crews to safely restripe the mainline of I-75 and the entrance/exit ramps between Exit 188; SR 42 and Exit 212; Locust Grove Road. Striping closures will begin on Monday, July 31 and continue through Thursday, August 31 nightly from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down, allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.

Submitted 7.31.17
 
Check out the Summer Reading Program Finale Pictures!

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library finished up another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Build a Better World. This page contains pictures from today's finale program. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.29.17
 
Congressman Drew Ferguson: 21st Century AIRR Act Myth vs. Fact

WASHINGTON – The 21st Century AIRR Act passed out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee a few weeks ago. The Congressman wanted to dispel a few myths and answer some questions he has received on the legislation since the vote. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.29.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: GPD Officer Matthew Boynton Arrested, Charged with Two Felonies
Courtesy of Sheila A. Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Griffin Police Department Officer Matthew Boynton has been arrested and charged with two felonies. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 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 - Four commissioners were present. Vice-Chairman Tim Daniel conducted the meeting in Chairman Briar Johnson’s absence. Jo Ann Wrye was present to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article is complete.]

7.26.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Earl Gardner, Sr

Mr. David Earl Gardner, Sr., age 65, of Molena, passed away July 26, 2017, at Macon Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.26.17
 
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

ZEBULON - On July 20, 2017 two dogs at 3251 Kings Road came in contact with a bat. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.25.17
 
Juvenile Charged in Vandalism at Concord Outreach Center

CONCORD - Pike County Sheriff's Investigators have charged a juvenile in reference to a vandalism case at the Old Mt. Calvary Outreach Center in Concord. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.25.17
 
Bring Them All Home: The Continuing Story of
the "Hot as Hell" Crash in India
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times became began covering the story of a B-24J Liberator that crashed in World War II back in 2007. This B-24J Liberator was named "Hot as Hell" and carried a crew of eight with supplies to the Chinese as they were fighting an invasion from Japan. This crew was flying over The Hump from China to Chabua, India on January 25, 1944 when their plane crashed and the entire crew was killed. Click here for more.

7.25.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike FD Has Been Issued a Medical First Responder Service License

ZEBULON - Pike County Fire Department has been issued a Medical First Responder Service License by the Georgia Department of Public Health effective July 1, 2017. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.25.17
 
FLASHBACK: Pike Students Enjoy 2017 Sensory Sensation

ZEBULON - On May 11, 2017, Pike County School students with special needs enjoyed Sensory Sensation, formerly the Special Olympics, at the high school track. Students competed in games, played on the water slide, enjoyed balloon animals and hats from Balloon Man Entertainment with Scott Netherton, got tattoos or their faces painted. Click here for more.

7.21.17.17
 
Atlanta Chinese Welcome Pike County Visitors to Johns Creek
By Editor Becky Watts

JOHNS CREEK - On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the Chinese and Pike County communities met in Johns Creek, Georgia along with two members of the Oxford Family to celebrate a new friendship that began on the day of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford’s funeral less than one month earlier. Click here for more.

7.15.17
 
Zebulon Native Katie Rawlins Completes Internship for Rep. Austin Scott in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Katie Rawlins, daughter of Glen and Kim Rawlins from Zebulon, has just completed a four-week internship in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08). Rawlins is a Political and International Affair major at the University of Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.14.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

7.12.17
 
Tom Morton Honored with 2017 Saints in Light Award
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia Inc. accepts nominations from the community for the “Saints in Light” award each year. This award is presented an individual who is serving in our community in a way that is spiritually inspiring, motivating to others, and who has an influence of encouragement in our community. Click here for more.

7.6.17
 
FLASHBACK: 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service Was Held

WILLIAMSON - The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. The message was brought to graduates by Shane Moore, Youth Pastor at Life Springs Church with Special Music by the Oak Hill Praise Team. This service was sponsored by Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and Oak Hill Baptist Church. Click here for more.

6.30.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - All five commissioners, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton attended this meeting. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

6.28.17
 
FLASHBACK: Pike County High School Holds Active Shooter Drill
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County High School held an Active Shooter Drill on Friday, June 2. There was a myriad of support as well as cast in this very large practice for an event that I hope Pike County never sees. Click here for more.

6.20.17
 
Bringing 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford Home - Part II
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - 73 years is very long time to wait for the return of a loved one after serving honorably in the Armed Forces. 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford and the entire crew of the B-24J Liberator named "Hot as Hell" flew on their final flight on January 25, 1944. They were declared in Missing in Action and then Killed in Action with no word of what happened to them for 63 years. Eugene was engaged to be married, and most of his immediate family passed away without knowing what had happened to him. Now, 73 years later, Lt. Eugene Oxford is coming home. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Final arrangement and roadside respect information is in bold in this article now. UPDATED: Pictures from yesterday's ride are on my Facebook page. Those who came out yesterday to support the family and show respect are simply awesome! Look for Becky Clark Watts or Pike County Times. I'll work on an article and pictures after the funeral. Thank you to everyone came out yesterday to honor the family and I look forward to seeing y'all on Sunday!]

6.7.17
 
Eagle Scout Project to Improve the Pirate Treasure Trail
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - It started with a Letter to the Editor in August of 2015 and has turned into an Eagle Scout Project to improve the Pirates Treasure Trail walking path at the school. Click here for more.

6.1.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 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, May 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 6:30 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, May 30, 2017 – 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: The go cart racing track is on the agenda along with Supreme Corporation, and Piney Woods. Please note that there are two meetings on this night and not just the one though I doubt that the first meeting will run very long.]

Submitted 5.27.17
 
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.

Bring your lawnchair and spend some time remembering those who have given all. Please note: In case of rain, the event will be held in the Courthouse.

5.26.17
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

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

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

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

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

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

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Click here for Food Depot website
Deal good from Mon, August 21 - Sun, August 27
 
Click here for more info
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
CGA Comp
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

No Problems
(Mention this ad and get 10% off of initial service)

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
 

Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

Brought to you by:
"The Oink Joint BBQ" on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon.

Hint #1: A strange smell
Hint #2: A stolen car
Hint #3: Bald is beautiful
Hint #4: A flying, dying creature
Hint #5: Winning is not the main goal
Hint #6: Witnessing miracles
Hint #7: Georgia film makers

Look below for the past answer and winner!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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