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BREAKING NEWS: General Primary Election - May 21, 2024
Early Voting Begins - April 29; Saturday Votes - May 4 and 11
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Voters will have the opportunity to speak their minds at the ballot box on local, state, and federal election races in the May 21, 2024 General Primary. The Primary Election for Sheriff and District 3 Commissioner are both on this ballot as well as the US States Representative District 3 race to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Drew Ferguson who is stepping down from this position. Click here for more. [THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED ON 4.16.24.]

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!

[Note from the Editor: This article will remain at the top of the page until after the election.]

4.13.24
 
Condolences to the Family of John Burrell Holcomb IV

John Burrell Holcomb IV, age 19, of Williamson, passed away April 17, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.20.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.)

Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.) was born January 13, 1942, the only son of E.S. and Bertha Swetman. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Robert Earnest Swetman (R.E.) was born January 13, 1942, the only son of E.S. and Bertha Swetman. He married the love of his life, Shirley Fay Farnell on November 8, 1958, and they began a life together that could only be separated by death. It wasn’t always easy, but they followed through with the vows they made as teenagers. They raised three children in a home they built for themselves. Robert was a Master Plumber who partnered his own business-Clark Plumbing, serving Atlanta and surrounding areas for over 50 years until his recent retirement at age 79. Robert was a man of men who loved life and lived every minute to the fullest. He cared for his land and regularly managed a garden until just a few years ago. He spent hours helping Shirley can tomatoes during the summers and after she passed away in 2011, he continued the tradition. He loved boating, the beach, and the ocean with all of the bounties it provided. Robert enjoyed working on cars and fixing anything mechanical that needed his hands. He spent many a weekend dancing the night away with Shirley, tossing horse shoes, playing cards and throwing back a cold beer. No person or animal in need was ever turned away. Robert wasn’t a materialistic man. The price of something didn’t matter as long as it met his needs and made him happy. He was certainly someone you could depend on and someone you wanted to have your back. He loved his family fiercely. Robert departed us on April 16, 2024, following an unexpected illness.

He leaves behind his three children: Tracy-Boo (Terry), Samantha-Sam Booty (Richarda) and Clint-Sugar Boy (Melissa); grandchildren: Gage-T-Bone (Bobbi), Brody-Bo, Evan, Ethan, Trey and Saylor-Sweet P; adopted son, Kevin-Red Headed Stepchild and a handful of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley and numerous furbabies.

His Celebration of Life will be held at his home at 171 Salter Rd, Meansville on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 5 pm. For those who would like to attend, BYOB, a covered dish, and a comfy chair as we gather to remember a life well lived.

Submitted 4.20.24
 
Accident Claims Young Man's Life

ZEBULON - Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Wednesday night on Watering Hole Pass. A Toyota Camry appeared to have lost control and rolled over. The driver of the vehicle, John Holcomb 19 years of age, was deceased at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. This incident remains under investigation.

Submitted 4.19.24
 
County Manager Presents Proposed Budget to Commissioners;
$2.5 Million More Proposed Expenditures than Revenues

ZEBULON - The proposed budget for the the 2024-2025 year has been presented to the county commission. The meeting notes are not complete, but readers can study the budget in depth through the links below. At this time, the county manager has only scheduled one public hearing on May 15, 2024 at 9 a.m. rather than one daytime hearing and one night time hearing, but hopefully this will change so the citizens can ask questions and voice concerns (if needed) about the budget and what it contains. 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!

4.19.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ruth Mann Greenway

Mrs. Ruth Mann Greenway, age 89, formerly of Atlanta, passed away April 17, 2024, in Thomaston. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.18.24
 
A Time to Celebrate with Past Library Manager Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - The Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Library invite the community to join us for a fond fare-the-well celebration for longtime library manager, Rosemary Bunn. The event is being held on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Zebulon City Park Pavilion. Friends and well-wishers are encouraged to drop by and help us honor Rosemary.

Rosemary retired late last year after serving the community and the library for more than thirteen years. For many in the county and community, Rosemary epitomized the library. She presented programs to the schools, instilling a love of books and reading in thousands of students. Her innovative annual Summer Reading Program events drew capacity crowds and high praise from those attending.

In 2020, Rosemary was able to fulfill a dream of establishing a hands-on ‘makers space” at the library where the community could make use of high-end crafting equipment. This proved a boon to teachers, media specialists, and patrons. The maker space continues to thrive and will do so for years to come.

Rosemary has already embarked on new adventures. She intends on spending a fair amount of time playing in the dirt, as she whimsically refers to her love of gardening. Even so, we want to give her a proper send-off in appreciation of all she has done, and will continue to do, for Pike County.

This is a casual, drop-in type party. We hope to see you there!

Submitted 4.18.24
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Special Called Meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Special Called Meeting was held on April 4, 2024 mainly for the purpose of discussing the budget that had to be ok'ed before the 10th when the county manager will make the presentation of the budget to the commissioners. Click here for more.

4.18.24
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting
April 3, 2024

ZEBULON - The Development Authority met on April 3, 2024 at 8 a.m. Also has a synopsis of the March 2024 meeting. Click here for more.

4.17.24
 
Farm Day Returns to Chestnut Oak in a 10th Grader's SAE Project
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - Once upon a time, Farm Day at Chestnut Oak was an annual event for Pike County kindergartners, but it has been gone for a long time. On April 12, 2024, Farm Day came back to after an extended absence. Click here for more.

4.16.24
 
“The Great Southern Brood” is Emerging in Georgia this Spring
By Dr. Nancy C. Hinkle, Entomologist, Univ. of Georgia, Athens – NHinkle@uga.edu

ATHENS - Everybody knows that this summer we will have dog-day cicadas (annual cicadas) singing every evening. But this year, millions of periodical cicadas will be emerging in Georgia during the spring before Memorial Day. Brood XIX (“Brood 19”) is Georgia’s only 13-year cicada and this is the largest periodical cicada brood in North America, “The Great Southern Brood,” covering at least a dozen states in the Southeast. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Pike County Senior Survey Is Available

ZEBULON - A Council on Aging for McIntosh Trail, Inc. Pike County Senior Survey is available to be printed, filled out, and returned to the Pike Senior Center. Questions are asked about senior issues without asking your name and will help McIntosh Trail, Inc. as they gather information about issues that are important to seniors in our area. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Mark Duffey

Mr. John Mark Duffey, age 56, of The Rock, passed away April 14, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll

Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll, age 87, of Eatonton, passed away April 3, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.15.24
 
Pike County Times Voter Information Page: Sheriff

ZEBULON - Two candidates have qualified to run for Sheriff on the Republican ballot on May 21, 2024: Jimmy Thomas (Incumbent) and Scott Gray (Challenger). Click here for more.

4.13.24
 
Pike County Times Voter Information Page: District 3 County Commissioner

ZEBULON - Three candidates have qualified to run for the County Commissioner District 3 seat on the Republican ballot on May 21, 2024: Todd Child (Challenger), Ken Pullin (Challenger), and Doyle Jason Proctor (Incumbent). Click here for more.

4.13.24
 
Pike Parks & Recreation Has a Lot to Offer the Community
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Parks & Recreation has been busy the past month. Great things have been accomplished by the community coming together! Click here for more.

4.9.24
 
Pike County Fire Department Gives Thanks for Donations

ZEBULON - Pike County Fire Department would like to spotlight those who have given to the community with their generous donations and contributions to the department. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.9.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 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 meet on Wednedsay, April 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. The public is invited to attend. There will also be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. in which members of the public can speak to commissioners without signing up to be on an agenda. This is not part of the official minutes, but it does allow dialogue between the public and our elected representatives. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.9.24
 
Pike County Retired Educators Association Met on March 25

ZEBULON - The March 25th, 2024 meeting for PCREA, Pike County Retired Educators Association reflected that it was a precious time of the year. Thirty-five members and 2 guests were present. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.4.24
 
Gordon State College Welcomes New Chief of Police
By Karolina Philmon, GSC marketing manager

BARNESVILLE – Gordon State College officially welcomed Benjamin Scott as its new Chief of Police who was sworn in during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 3. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.4.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll

Mrs. Betty Jean Jones Carroll, age 87, of Eatonton, passed away April 3, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.4.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Billie Joan Crawford Gunn

Mrs. Billie Joan Crawford Gunn, age 88, of Zebulon, passed away March 31, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.4.24
 
Roundabout Coming at Hwy 36/74 in Thomaston. Closure starting April 15.

THOMASTON - GDOT contractors plan a permanent road closure on North Bethel Street between East Thompson and East Main Streets for, demo and new construction of a roundabout beginning on Monday, April 15, 2024, in phase 1 of this project. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.3.24
 
Happy Easter From Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - I hope that your weekend is full of smiles and time with family and friends.

I am remembering the reason for the celebration today. Have a blessed Easter.

3.30.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – 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 their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the courthouse in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where citizens can ask questions and air concerns to the commissioners. These concerns will not be on the record, but they can be brought forward at that time without getting on any kind of an agenda. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.30.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 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 meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 9 a.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse. The public is invited to attend. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting where members of the public can address commissioners without being on the record. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.30.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Janet Faye Prince Willis

Mrs. Janet Faye Prince Willis, age 65, of Milner, passed away March 28, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.29.24
 
Georgia Department of Corrections Investigation Exposes Multi-State Criminal Enterprise

ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that, in a continuing investigative effort between the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force, search and arrest warrants were served today at two locations in the Metro Atlanta area, effectively shutting down a sophisticated, multi-state criminal enterprise that included civilians, inmates, and staff involved in contraband introduction into GDC facilities. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.29.24
 
National Poetry Month Celebration in Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - Pike County will celebrate National Poetry Month with the theme of Awakenings throughout April with several events that foster a love of reading and writing poetry. This celebration is made possible through Pike County Schools’ L4GA Grant, which provides funding to bring Literacy events to our community as we work in partnership with our L4GA community partners and the Pike County Arts Council. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.29.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Debra Annette Turner Johnston

Debra Annette Turner Johnston, age 65, of Thomaston, passed away March 25, 2024, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.26.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Cynthia Kinsey Tidwell

Mrs. Cynthia Kinsey Tidwell, age 65, of Griffin, passed away March 24, 2024, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.25.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Ellen Faye Martin Lawrence

Ellen Faye Martin Lawrence, age 73, of Williamson, passed away March 20, 2024, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.23.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Terry Gene Custer

Mr. Terry Gene Custer, age 64, of Williamson, passed away March 19, 2024, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.22.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Arlene “Earline” Faye Pennell Copeland

Mrs. Arlene “Earline” Faye Pennell Copeland, age 84, of Thomaston, passed away March 18, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.20.24
 
Pike Students Compete at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry

ZEBULON - During winter break, our hog team finished off their show season at the Georgia National Junior Livestock show in Perry, GA. FFA and 4H members from all over the state came to compete in Showman and Market Classes with their hog projects that they have been working with since early fall. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.18.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Bobby Mark Perkins

Mr. Bobby Mark Perkins, age 63, of Zebulon, passed away March 18, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.18.24
 
PIKE COUNTY GRAND JURY, MARCH TERM
March 12, 2024
THE HONORABLE RHONDA B. KREUZIGER, PRESIDING

ZEBULON - Here are the True Bills and No Bills from the March 12, 2024 Session.

TRUE BILLS

GARY DEAN JARRETT, JR
CT 1. ILLEGAL USE OF COMMUNICATION FACILITY
CT 2. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE

JOSEPH STEVEN DONALDSON
CT 1. CONVERSION OF PAYMENTS FOR REAL PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS

NO BILLS

TOMAS CORTES
CT 1. SIMPLE BATTERY, FAMILY VIOLENCE
CT 2. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE THIRD DEGREE
CT 3. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE THIRD DEGREE
CT 4. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE THIRD DEGREE
CT 5. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE THIRD DEGREE
CT 6. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IN THE THIRD DEGREE

BARRY GRADY WILLIAMS
CT 1. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT 2. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
CT 3. POINTING GUN OR PISTOL AT ANOTHER
CT 4. POINTING GUN OR PISTOL AT ANOTHER

ANSON DAVID COOK
CT 1. POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL WEAPON (SILENCER)

Submitted 3.18.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Michael Brazier

Mr. David Michael Brazier, age 76, of Carnesville, GA, passed away March 14, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.16.24
 
Vehicle Search Leads to School Arrest;
Final Decision to Uphold School Policy
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On February 22, 2024, a student at Pike County High School was arrested after a canine search of vehicles in the parking lot resulted in finding an item that is listed on the school’s contraband list. Click here for more.

3.15.24
 
Pike Parks & Rec Parade and Opening Day - Saturday, March 16
Parade Through Zebulon At 8 a.m.

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Rec postponed Opening Day to March 16th due to inclement weather from last weekend. The Parade and Opening Day Games will now happen on Saturday, March 16th.

The parade will take place Saturday March 16th. Staging will begin at 6:00 a.m. that morning at Christ Chapel. The parade will begin at 8:00 a.m. and it will end at approximately 8:45 to 9:00 a.m. at the baseball fields.

Parade members will be directed to the football field parking lot behind field 5 to get ready for the opening ceremony. All teams will be called out by age group on to field 5 where the prayer will be said, and the national anthem will be sung. First games will begin at 10:00 a.m. [Note from the Editor: Photos and a Facebook Live are on the Pike County Times Facebook page.]

Submitted 3.15.24
 
Griffin National Guard Send Off - Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

GRIFFIN - Please join us we send our Georgia National Guard troops off! The 2nd Battalion 121st, Infantry Regiment Georgia National Guard will be leaving on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to be a part of this send off.

The route will be leaving The National Guard Armory (beside the airport and Kiwanis Fairground) going down Hill Street and turning right onto Taylor Street heading on to the interstate. There will be fire trucks holding up the large American Flag. We are asking people to line up with us on Hill Street with flags/and or posters to bid them farewell!

PLEASE NOTE: Officials have asked the public to line the streets and not go near the Armory tomorrow. Please give the soldiers and their families some space as they are walking through this separation and send off. [Note from the Editor: Photos and a Facebook Live are on my Pike County Times Facebook page.]

Submitted 3.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert “Bob” Hardy Bedingfield

Mr. Robert “Bob” Hardy Bedingfield, age 87, of Locust Grove, passed away March 12, 2024. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.15.24
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Richard Dwight Ward

Mr. Richard Dwight Ward, Dick, age 88 of Williamson, passed away March 12, 2024, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.14.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Here Are Current Pike County Qualified Candidates

ZEBULON - Here is the list of qualified candidates as of 12 p.m. on March 8, 2024 when qualifying ended. 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 3.8.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM
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 a regular night meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM in the Main Courtroom (upstairs) of the Courthouse located at 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. 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 to see the completed agenda uploaded on 2.23.24.

3.2.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – 11:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Department Head Budget Workshop

ZEBULON - This meeting is open to the public, and there will be a break for everyone to leave and go get lunch. [Note from the Editor: I am planning to FB Live both the 9 a.m. meeting that morning and this all day meeting. At some point, maybe the county will start livestreaming their meetings so I won't have to. Many people can't get off of work to go to these daytime meetings.] Click here for more.

Submitted 2.29.24
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: State Review of the Board of Assessors to Be Conducted March 11-15
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times attended the latest meeting of the Board of Assessors held on Tuesday, February 20. During that meeting, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs advised the board of a phone call that he had received from the Department of Revenue (DOR) laying out how and when the State Review will be conducted. 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!

2.23.24
 
Development Authority of Pike County - February 6, 2024

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met on February 6, 2024 at 8 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - February 20, 2024

ZEBULON - Board members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, and Tim Ingram were in attendance as well as Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs. County Attorney Rob Morton could not attend. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - February 6, 2024

ZEBULON - This meeting was attended by Board Members Tim Ingram, Lyn Smith, and Gary Hammock as well as Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, County Commission Chairman Briar Johnson, County Commissioner James Jenkins, County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Attorney Rob Morton, Susan Boggs, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - January 18, 2024

ZEBULON - In attendance: Chief Assessor Greg Hobbs, Board Members Tim Ingram, Lyn Smith, Gary Hammock, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Appraiser Emily Morris to take the minutes, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Also in attendance: Kay and Kenneth Green, David Nix, Susan Boggs, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

2.23.24
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM
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 a regular night meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30 PM in the Main Courtroom (upstairs) of the Courthouse located at 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting. 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 to see the completed agenda uploaded on 2.23.24.

[Note from the Editor on 2.22.24: Backstory - Pike County Times has requested to be on the agenda during public comment with the topic of "The County Manager's Performance and His Secret Evaluation." The rest of the story - Apparently Pike County is having a problem with Novus Agenda, which is the platform that uploads the agendas, minutes, etc. and the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting is incomplete even though it was showing on Novus Agenda this afternoon. I thought it was completed early and did not realize that there were issues with the platform when I uploaded it onto Pike County Times earlier today.

At the request of the county, I have deleted the link to the proposed agenda from my FB page and from Pike County Times. I will upload again tomorrow after affirming that the agenda is complete. *PLEASE NOTE: This was done on 2.23.24.*

I have requested to be placed on the agenda to speak on the record about the county manager's performance and the annual evaluation that he was given in an executive session and has not been spoken about in a public meeting to this point.

I do not understand why this evaluation was conducted the way that it was or why it has not been brought up at a county meeting afterward so the public is aware of what has been done on our behalf. I have repeatedly urged county commissioners to act in a manner that is above reproach as I have attended meetings here in Pike County for more than 20 years. IMO This doesn't pass the smell test.

Why is the county manager's annual evaluation being hidden behind closed doors when all of the other department heads and employee evaluations are available to the public through open records? He is the leader for our county, and leaders lead by example. He is (supposed to be) accountable to our commissioners, and our commissioners are accountable to the people who elected them.

There is no accountability or integrity in an evaluation that is held behind closed doors and the results not even brought before the taxpayers of our county. It might as well not have happened. For anyone who disagrees with the way that I am looking at this, feel free to contact me or send a letter to the editor. I will be happy to upload it exactly as it is sent to me.]

Submitted 2.22.24
 
2nd Annual "Clays for Kids" Event and Raffle Are Ongoing

ZEBULON - McLeRoy Inc. and McLeRoy Realty are proud to present the 2nd Annual "Clays for Kids" event, a fundraiser for Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. There are 21 clay teams already on the list with only 4 team spots left for the main event! (For comparison, there were 13 teams in total last year!) Clays for Kids 2024 will be held at Cherokee Rose on Thursday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click on the link below for more information. www.facebook.com/events/607999274789676

Clays for Kids 2024 Raffle is now live, and you have an opportunity to be a part of it! Entries can be purchased for the next 42 days with a goal of $20,000. You can also make a general donation to help in this fundraiser. Go to go.rallyup.com/claysforkids2024

"100% of the net proceeds from the event and from this corresponding raffle will go directly to Stepping Stones Education Therapy Center in Griffin, GA—a 501(c)(3) organization that's near and dear to our hearts! Thank you to everyone who continues to support Stepping Stones and all the great work they do there!" -McLeRoy Realty

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
• Chick-fil-A Griffin for providing biscuits the morning of the shoot!
• Scoops Zebulon for providing coffee the morning of!
• Easy Shoppe (Griffin) for lunch groceries! (we're grilling burgers & chili dogs)

Submitted 2.21.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 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 the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9 a.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse (upstairs). There will be a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. where anyone can speak to commissioners without having to be on the agenda. It is not recorded with the meeting as a matter of record, but it is available to citizens who wish to speak to commissioners. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.9.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Appointment Made to BOE District 5 Seat

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education (BOE) interviewed the District 5 candidates in Executive Session on Monday, February 5, 2024. Click here for more. (Updated 2.13.24)

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 2.6.24
 
BREAKING NEWS: Commission Votes to Appeal Fine and Request a State Review of the Board of Assessors
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Members of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Assessors, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Tax Commissioner Donna Chapman, County Attorney Rob Morton, County Clerk Angela Blount, and County Manager Brandon Rogers met in the upstairs courtroom at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024 to have a discussion of the 2022 Pike County Tax Digest. This discussion centered around a $48,645 fine that has been levied against Pike County by the Georgia Department of Revenue. 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!

2.2.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, February 1, 2024 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting to hold a discussion with the Pike County Tax Assessors Board regarding the 2022 Pike County Tax Digest. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
1. CALL TO ORDER …… Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION …… Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE …… Chairman J. Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion with Pike County Tax Assessors Board regarding 2022 Pike County Tax Digest.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION – NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 1.31.24
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, December 21, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners postponed the 1st Reading of the removal of some parts of our code of ordinances and replacement with Unified Development Code (UDC) to have a workshop and gain more information from community members on these proposed ordinances. The public was invited to attend. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Click here for more information. [Note from the Editor: This is a discussion of the county's ordinances that are being removed and replaced with Unified Development Code. Scroll down to the 10.21.23 update for links to some of the proposed changes. This meeting is complete.]

1.26.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 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 met on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. There was a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. for people to speak without getting on a list beforehand. The public is always invited to attend these meetings. In attendance were Commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Guy, and Tim Daniel, Chairman Briar Johnson, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

1.18.24
 
Tax Assessor Meeting - January 4, 2024

ZEBULON - Attending were Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs and Members Kristen Cudnofhusky, Tim Ingram, Gary Hammock, and Lyn Smith. Also attending County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Attorney Rob Morton, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

1.16.24
 
Thomaston Milk Company Is Moving to Zebulon

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County held a special called meeting on December 20, 2023 in order to approve one of the remaining parcels in the Pike County Business Park located in Zebulon to Thomaston Milk Company for $49,200. Development Authority Director Kyle Fletcher advised that Thomaston Milk Company wanted to close the sale before the end of the year. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 8 a.m. in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read more about how the Development Authority is working to bring business into Pike County. [Note from the Editor: I had this information but didn't get it online as quickly as I would have liked because I was sick over Christmas. I am working on catching up on County Commission notes as well.]

Submitted 1.8.24
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 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 meet on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. with a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. for people to speak without getting on a list beforehand. The public is invited to attend. Some of the items on the agenda include: First Reading of an ordinance adopting the Pike County Unified Development Code (UDC) and the Pike County Official Zoning Map, speedbumps at Ranchland Estates, and appointment of a new member to the Board of Tax Assessors. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 1.5.24
 
Tax Assessor Meeting - 12.19.23 at 11 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Board of Tax Assessors met on December 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. Board members Tim Ingram, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Chair Lyn Smith, and Vice Chair Gary Hammock along with Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Appraiser Emily Morris to take the minutes, County Attorney Rob Morton, County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Commissioner James Jenkins, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.19.23
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 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 met on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 9 a.m. Present were commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Guy, Tim Daniel, Chairman Briar Johnson, County Clerk Angela Blount, and County Manager Brandon Rogers. County Attorney Rob Morton was not present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.18.23
 
Pike County Development Authority Meeting - December 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8 a.m. to discuss regular monthly business. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.13.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Board of Tax Assessors Member Rescinds Her Resignation
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Member Kristen Cudnohufsky gave a verbal resignation of her board position during the December 5, 2023 Board of Tax Assessors meeting. During this meeting, discussion was heated at times and an attempt to go into executive session prior to its placement on the agenda was rebuffed by a member who was adamant that the agenda be followed as it was written. On December 6, 2023, Cudnohufsky rescinded her resignation with an email to the county. Click here to read Pike County Times' write up from the December 5, 2023 Meeting of the Board of Assessors.

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!

12.12.23
 
Revised Uniform Development Code (UDC) Ordinances Are Online; Hearing on Tuesday, November 28

ZEBULON - Pike County is in the process of updating its code of ordinances. The UDC and changes in red and blue are online on the county website as part of the November 9, 2023 Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Novus Agenda. [Note from the Editor: Information like this is regularly uploaded to county meetings. Thank you to the county for transparency on this issue because this is not a small thing to go through and read.]

More information about the November 9 and November 28 meetings as well as directions to view and download this document can found by clicking here and scrolling down to the update in bold.

The Planning and Zoning Board held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the ordinances/Uniform Development Code (UDC) on November 9, 2023 in which every member of the public who wanted to speak was allowed to speak for 3 minutes. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.27.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – 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, November 28, 2023 – 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. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

This will be the second public hearing about changing our ordinances/Unified Development Code. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.23.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Board of Education Chooses Finalist for the Superintendent Position

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education named Mr. Shane Williamson as the finalist for the Superintendent position at their meeting last night. Mr. Williamson currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Pulaski County Schools in Hawkinsville, GA. 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 11.15.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Millage Rate Set; Tax Bills Due Next Year

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting to set the millage rate today. Attending were Commissioners Jason Proctor, Briar Johnson, Tim Daniel, County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers, and Attorney Rob Morton. (Commissioner James Jenkins could not attend.) Also attending Tim Ingram, Chad Proctor, Kyle Fletcher IDA, Kristin Cudnofhusky, Tax Commissioner Donna Chapman. 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 11.9.23
 
November 2023 Election - Williamson and Zebulon

ZEBULON - Voters in the cities of Zebulon and Williamson chose their representatives ands mayor as well as representatives in specific council posts with candidates are as follows: pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSelection2023.html

These are the unofficial results. The results will be certified on Monday, November 13, 2023.

11.7.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 – 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 a regular scheduled Board of Commissioners Meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. with a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting where the public can speak prior to the meeting without being on the agenda. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.4.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, November 9, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Pike County Board of Commissioners, Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street , Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a Special Called Meeting on 11/9/2023 at 1:00 p.m. to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy. PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will be held at the Pike County Board of Commissioners Office in the Conference Room and NOT at the Courthouse.

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 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 11.4.23
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING - October 17, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building located at the front of the Public Works property. Present were: Vice-Chair/Acting Chair - Hugh McAleer, members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, Kristen Cudnohufsky, Chief Appraiser Greg Hobbs, Appraisers Emily Morris and Danyeal Smithey to take the minutes, citizen Tim Ingram, and Becky Watts from Pike County Times. Click here for more.

11.2.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Meetings to Be Held for School and County Millage Rates

ZEBULON - It is the time of the year when taxes are on the mind of citizens. The taxes are determined by the millage rate set by the school system and the county commission. 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!

10.31.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – 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 held their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. in the courtroom upstairs in the Pike County Courthouse. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.14.23
ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING
October 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building located at the front of the Public Works property. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.6.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Public Hearings Scheduled on Changes to UDC/Ordinances
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County has placed a moratorium on new building while Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert pulled together changes for Pike County's Code of Ordinances. The Unified Development Code (UDC) will regulate lot and house sizes, lays out new housing districts in the county for future property owners or anyone who rezones current property, makes changes to commercial and manufacturing district rules, and makes changes to landscaping and buffer requirements throughout the county. 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!

9.27.23
 
BOARD OF ASSESSORS REGULAR MEETING
September 19, 2023 - 11:00 AM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the EMA Building over by Public Works. The Board consists of Jessica Rowell - Chair, Hugh McAleer - Vice-Chair, and members Gary Hammock, Lyn Smith, and Kristen Cudnohufsky. Support consists of Attorney Rob Morton, Chief Appraiser IV Greg Hobbs, Personal Property-Appraiser II/Secretary - Melissa Connell, Appraiser II Danyeal Smithey, Appraiser II Emily Morris, and Appraiser II Dusty Williams. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. And if any of the Board or staff have a problem with how I worded things on here, let me know and I'll listen to your concern as well as listen back to the tape of the meeting.]

9.22.23
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2023 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, September 15, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the library in a regularly scheduled meeting. Click here for more.

9.18.23
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 4:30 PM

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the library in a regularly scheduled meeting. Click here for more.

9.18.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP AGENDA
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pike County Parks and Recreation Community Center, 603 Twin Oaks Rd, Williamson, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - Members of the Board of Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Board met to discuss the ordinances today. It was probably close to 11:30 a.m. when the regular meeting was ended, and everyone was able to get set up and rolling on the discussion of the proposed ordinances. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. If anyone who attended this meeting sees something that is not correct, please let me know so I can correct it. Today was a VERY long day. P.S. If you appreciate being able to read this synopsis and/or watch the videos, please make a donation to help pay for the time that goes into meetings like this.]

9.13.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The public is invited to attend this meeting. On the agenda are the following:
Invited Guest - Pike County Industrial Development Authority
NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion of Public Works fees.
b. PUBLIC HEARING: To receive public input regarding Capital Improvements Element (CIE) Annual Update, pursuant to the Georgia Development Impact Fee Act and the Development Impact Fee Compliance Requirements of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
and three executive sessions that have to be concluded by the time that the all day discussion of the proposed new county ordinances begins at Pike County Parks and Recreation.

Submitted 9.12.23
 
Board of Tax Assessors Meeting - September 7, 2023

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Tax Assessors met on September 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the EMA Building down by Public Works. Members present were Hugh McAleer, Gary Hammock, Kristen Cudnohufsky, and Lyn Smith by phone. Jessica Rowell was unable to attend. Also present were County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, Tim Ingram, and Becky Watts. Click here for more.

9.11.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – 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 25, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Items of interest in this meeting include a link to the 2022 County Financial Audit, an extension of the moratorium and short discussion of the ordinances that had been given to commissioners, and Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson speaking to commissioners one final time regarding the Grievance Committee findings and lack of action. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a workshop with a discussion of the Pike County Unified Code on Tuesday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There are links to the proposed ordinances and discussion from the public in this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 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 met on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 for a regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a great number of members of the public in the audience with many coming in at some point during the Ordinance Workshop that was held from 4-6 p.m. immediately before this meeting. The commissioners were present and listened to members of the public as they spoke during the Town Hall from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. where anyone can speak to commissioners, but their comments are not on the record. Items of note also included links to Development Authority meetings, the CDBG grant on Tanyard Road, special road projects, etc. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.8.23
 
Pike County Development Authority Meeting - September 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County met at 8 a.m. on September 6, 2023 in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.8.23
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Freddy Eugene Bishop

Mr. Freddy Eugene Bishop, age 70, of Jackson, passed away September 7, 2023, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.8.23
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 10, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public was invited to attend this meeting and is invited to attend future workshops. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

[Note from the Editor: If you appreciate being able to read write ups like this, please support Pike County Times with a donation. The meeting was 2 1/2 hours all by itself, and it takes time to put in a digital format for upload. Thanks for your consideration on this.]

[Note from the Editor: The handout that was given to commissioners and zoning board members has been added to this meeting on 8.21.23.]

8.17.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Courtroom 2/Magistrate Courtroom/Probate Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.
NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING ROOM

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 2 of the Pike County Courthouse. (This is where Magistrate and Probate hold court. Walk through the main courtroom, take a right, and walk in the smaller courtroom.) The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 8.4.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 10, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Pike County Board of Commissioners and Pike Zoning Board Joint Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

**ADDED: [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times has been advised that these ordinances will replace zoning and development regulations, and the rest of the ordinances will remain the same. I highly recommend looking through these ordinances and then voicing your concerns to your commissioner and the zoning administrator.] **

These ordinances are in discussion and could be changed between now and when they are adopted after public hearings and workshops are held. The first workshop is tonight, and the public is invited. The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Workshop with the Pike Zoning Board on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Click here for more:
pikecountytimes.com/secondary/2023proposedordinances8.10.23.html.
[Note from the Editor: The 2021 Zoning Map has been included so readers can make an educated decision. I'll get the write up online asap. For now, you can read the ordinances yourself because the meeting did not cover everything in the entire ordinance package. This meeting is complete.]

Updated 8.14.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Chandler Family Charity Donates $225,000 Animal Shelter Donation to Coco’s Cupboard to Help Pike County’s Stray Animals
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - It started with a dream to help build an animal shelter that would help cats and dogs here in Pike County. Ruth Chandler and the Chandler Family provided $225,000 through the CLC Foundation Inc. to provide the building that was intended to be used as a fully-functioning, county-wide animal shelter. The shelter was built and established in 2021, but it never received the funding that is necessary to open and run the animal shelter. 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!

8.3.23
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting - July 26, 2023
8 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Industrial Development Authority met on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in a Special Called Meeting which will take the place of next week's meeting. Members present. Cal Brannon, Bryan Oglesby, John Edwards, John Barker, Stuart Essary, Joe Walter, Sonny Gwyn, and Brandon Rogers. Click here for more.

7.26.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – 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, June 27, 2023 – 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.]

7.25.23
 
Industrial Development Authority Meeting - July 11, 2023

ZEBULON - The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) met on July 11, 2023 at 8 a.m. in the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more.

7.15.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 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 8, 2023 – 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 is complete. There were two in depth open records requests in this that needed to be reviewed and updated before it could be published, and much of this has been reported in other articles. However, there is some important information in this article that may not have been seen elsewhere.]

7.5.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - This was a regularly scheduled meeting with Commissioners James Jenkins, Jason Proctor, Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, and Chairman Briar Johnson in attendance along with County Clerk Angela Blount to take the minutes, and County Attorney Rob Morton. County Manager Brandon Rogers was unable to attend the meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.24.23
 
Pike County (Industrial) Development Authority Meeting - June 7, 2023

ZEBULON - This meeting was at 8 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were: Kel Brannon, Zebulon Mayor Joe Walter, John Barker, David Nix, Dee McLeRoy, Bryan Oglesby, County Manager Brandon Rogers, Sonny Gwyn, Stewart Essary. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. If you would like to learn about the $3 million piece of property obtained by the county and how it will be paid for, here is what you need to know.]

6.15.23
 
School Board Meetings - June 6, 2023

ZEBULON - The Pike County School Board held a workshop and regular meeting last night. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

6.7.23
 
Water and Sewer Authority Meeting - May 31, 2023

ZEBULON - Members present: Mark Whitley, John Blakeney, Nick Adams, and Jeremy Craig. Everyone but BOC Chairman Briar Johnson is here tonight. CM Brandon Rogers is here as a guest. Discussion on sanitary sewer with Pike Plaza. Click here to read more.

6.2.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS
May 30, 2023 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held two meetings on Tuesday night. The first was a budget meeting, and the second was the regular called meeting. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

6.2.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Former County Employee Sues Pike County for Sexual Discrimination and Retaliation; Demands Jury Trial
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Pike County by former employee Kay Landers. Landers filed this complaint pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging that she was subjected to discrimination based on sex by current County Manager Brandon Rogers while she was employed by Pike County government. She also states that sexual discrimination resulted in the termination of her employment as well as retaliation. Click here for more.

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5.22.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 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 - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. to approve or deny the Second Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget. 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. NEW BUSINESS
a. Approve/Deny Second Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 5.22.23
 
Library Board Meeting - March 9, 2023

ZEBULON - The Library Board met in their meeting room with County Manager Brandon Rogers as a guest at the table. Anthony Vinson-Chair, Curtis Ward-Treasurer, Rosemary Bunn-Librarian, Natalie Marshall FRRLS Representative, and Library Board Members Cathy Partain, Patsy Page, Joy Walker, Angela Blount, Grant Rowe, Brandon Rogers, Janna Brannon. Pike County Times was the only audience member in the room. [Note from the Editor: This will help explain why an accusation has been made that the county is trying to take over the library. Whether that accusation is true or not, time will tell from the county manager and the commissioners' actions.] Click here for more.

5.16.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Ruth Chandler Responds to Community Reaction to the Return of $225,000 Donation
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - In the February 28, 2023 county commission meeting, Ruth Chandler stood before the Pike County Commissioners and described how her family’s charitable trust donated $225,000 to build the Pike County Animal Shelter. She then gave some options on how commissioners could proceed with the donation that was intended to provide the building for a fully-functioning county-wide animal shelter. 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!

5.11.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Grievance Investigation Results
from the Appeals Committee
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Appeals Committee held a public hearing on May 2, 2023 concerning Library Manager Rosemary Bunn's complaint of a hostile work environment against County Manager Brandon Rogers with a written response that detailed their findings. 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!

5.11.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP AND REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Budget Workshop at 8 a.m. with the Town Hall at 8:45 a.m. and its regular monthly meeting 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon.

Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These meetings are complete.]

5.10.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Committee Hears Grievance
Against County Manager
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A grievance hearing was held in the Pike County Courthouse main courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9 a.m. Library Director Rosemary Bunn placed a complaint against County Manager (CM) Brandon Rogers for a hostile work environment. The meeting was advertised so the public was in attendance as well as several of the commissioners. 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!

5.9.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FIRST READING FY 2023-2024 BUDGET
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. for Approve/Deny First Reading of the FY 2023-2024 Budget. Click here for more.

The links to the original proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here. This budget has been revised.

[Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.3.23
 
Public Notice: Pike County Appeals Committee to Meet

ZEBULON - The Pike County Appeals Committee will convene on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Pike County Courthouse to consider a filed grievance. (This will be in the upstairs courtroom.)

Library Manager/Department Head Rosemary Bunn has filed a grievance against County Manager Brandon Rogers for Hostile Work Environment. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is open to the public. Please feel free to come in and observe the proceedings. Pike County Times will be there.]

Click here to read Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson's words from the April 12, 2023 Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting regarding the J. Joel Edwards Library. Click here to read where Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts spoke to commissioners regarding County Manager Brandon Rogers in the March 28, 2023 BOC meeting.

Originally Submitted 4.19.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2023-2024 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 1:00 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 20, 2023 for a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget. The public is invited to attend and voice their thoughts and questions on the budget.

The links to the proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here.

Click here to read the minutes--and my notes from this meeting. [Note from the Editor: Some things don't make sense if you don't know why I was asking. Feel free to ask me questions by text, phone, FB messenger, etc. if you ever have a question on why I am doing what I am doing. After more than 20 years in Pike County politics, there is a reason why I do things the way that I do! And this meeting is complete.]

Submitted 4.26.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 – 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, 2023 – 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.

Discussion of the animal shelter is on this agenda as well as several public hearings with Planning and Development. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.24.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Commission Votes to Acquire Property and Names Proposed Members of Appeals Board

ZEBULON - After meeting in Executive Session for an hour, the Board of Commissioners exited and voted on two items that had been discussed behind closed doors.

The first was acquisition of real estate. Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of approximately 238 acres in Zebulon for the amount of 3 million dollars.

Pike County Times asked after the meeting, “Three million dollars. Where is it coming from and what is it for?” County Attorney Rob Morton advised, “It is for future growth and the financing component is being researched.”

[Note from the Editor: Morton advised that this is the old King Farm between Hwy 18 and County Farm Road behind the City Sewer Pond and the Bus Barn. This is for parcel numbers 067008, 66005, and 06605ZZ if anyone wants to look it up.]

Commissioners also identified and unanimously voted for proposed members to serve on the Appeals Committee to hear a grievance in the county. Teri Totten, Rufus Clemmons, and Rob Weaver were named for the 3 person committee with Michael Smith and Keith Ford being named as alternatives if necessary.

[Note from the Editor: The employee and person that the grievance was placed against was not said on the record in the meeting. However, Pike County Times has obtained documentation through open records and is able to say that this is the grievance placed against County Manager Brandon Rogers by Pike County Department Head and Library Manager Rosemary Bunn of the J. Joel Edwards Library. (Pike County Times is not covering the information obtained through open records regarding the incidents that led up to this grievance being filed other than what has been previously reported in order to ensure that Appeals Board hears the information for the first time as it is presented to them in this hearing.) Library Board Chairman Anthony Vinson spoke in the Town Hall Session prior to the beginning the Commission meeting and did not mention the grievance specifically. However, he did say, "We (members of the Library Board) are committed to supporting our library manager who we also believe to be under attack by the county manager." He handed out "Save Our Library" buttons to library supporters that went along with his plea for the commissioners to help save the library from the overreach of County Manager Brandon Rogers who Vinson said does not value the library. Pike County Times will be including his comments verbatim along with the write up of today's meeting.]

Click here to read Vinson's words from this morning and check back to see additions that will be made until the meeting is complete. The links to the proposed 2023-24 budget (87 pages) can be found by clicking here and the proposed budget summary sheet can be found by clicking clicking here.

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!

4.12.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – 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, April 12, 2023 – 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: I attended a Special Called Library Board Meeting yesterday and would highly recommend being there for the 8:45 a.m. Town Hall Meeting. Also on the agenda are topics like discussion of the animal shelter, discussion of impact fee credits, opening of bids for county services, presentation of the 2023-2024 Budget, and an executive session that has some writing in blue on the link below describing what I hope is going to be a part of the executive session. Come join me!] Click here for more.

4.11.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Planning and Zoning Director
Making $85,000 Annually

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has obtained more information on the rehiring of Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert. Gilbert resigned from Pike County on February 13 to work for Spalding County with notification to Pike County that March 10 would be his final day of service. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: A note of correction has been added to this article with regard to the use of the words "contract" and "offer."]

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!

4.3.23
 
BREAKING NEWS: PCT Speaks in Public Comment Regarding CM Rogers, Assistant CM Named, and Grievance Filed Against CM Rogers
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Becky Watts, Editor of Pike County Times, spoke at the County Commission meeting last night during Public Comment at the end of the meeting. The topic was Brandon Rogers’ performance as County Manager. Comments included issues with communication and leadership as well as questions about the recent introduction of Jeremy Gilbert as the Assistant County Manager for Pike County, which is not a job position listed in Pike County’s Code of Ordinances. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated at on 3.29.23 at 10:30 p.m. and is complete. If your page is not showing a note in blue at the end of the article that says UPDDATE 10:30 p.m., you will need to refresh the page.]
[Note from the Editor: A note of correction has been added to this article on 4.3.29 at 10 p.m. with regard to the use of the words "contract" and "offer."]

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!

3.29.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 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 28, 2023 – 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 Animal Shelter will be discussed as well as several hearings on rezonings.]

Submitted 3.28.23
 
Zebulon City Council - January 10, 2023

ZEBULON - The Zebulon City Council met on January 10, 2023 at 6 p.m. Among the topics of discussion in the meeting were the following: Service Delivery Strategy with the county, ZPD raises, school zone cameras, etc. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.15.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.14.23
 
Chandler Confronts Commissioners on Animal Shelter Donation
Calls $225,000 a Failed Donation
By Editor Becky Watts

Ruth Chandler of the CLC Foundation Inc. spoke to the Pike County Commission about the delay in opening the Pike County Animal Shelter during Tuesday night’s meeting. She walked through the work that has been done by the Pike Animal Shelter Board, the intent of her family’s charitable trust which donated the $225,000 to build the Pike County Animal Shelter, and gave some options to commissioners on how they could proceed with the donation that was intended to provide the building for a fully-functioning county-wide animal shelter.

This article also includes a history of animal control from 2007 through Wednesday's County Commission Meeting which will have a response to Ruth Chandler/discussion of animal control. The public is invited to attend. Meeting information is in the article directly below this one. 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!

3.6.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. This is the meeting where builders, etc. came to talk about Impact Fees. It is also where many left and then came back into the meeting and talked to Chairman Briar Johnson after the meeting. This is also where moratorium on minor and major subdivisions was lifted.]

2.27.23
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, February 20, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Pike County Courthouse, Courtroom 2
16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be holding a special called meeting on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 4 p.m. in Courtroom #2 (on the other side of the big courtroom). The public is invited to attend. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.23.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 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, January 31, 2023 – 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.]

2.9.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 14, 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, December 14, 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.]
1.7.23
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 9 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 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 1.6.23
 
Zebulon City Council - Special Called Meeting
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 1 p.m.
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Zebulon City Council held a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 with the only item on the agenda being an Executive Session regarding personnel. When they came back into session, there was a 3-1 vote with Council Member Dewey Yarbrough opposed to put the Assistant Chief of Police on salary. Overtime that is planned into the budget will be used to pay for this. Discussion that some budget line items may need to be tweaked. It was also mentioned that state law has been passed regarding food trucks. This will have to be reviewed before the upcoming January 10 meeting.

[Note from the Editor: It sounds like the Chief of Police wanted to make his Assistant Chief hourly instead of salaried. Council Member Yarbrough explained his no vote after the meeting to Pike County Times by saying that the Chief was put in place to be the head of the Police Department, and they (as in the City Council) "can't micromanage the police."]

12.29.22
 
Zebulon City Council Denies Apartment Rezoning

ZEBULON - On December 15, 2022, the Zebulon City Council met at 6 p.m. in the GMC Classroom to hold a public hearing on a rezoning application for the property located on the east side of Highway 19 South between Ruth's Restaurant and the veterinary clinic. The application was a request to change from the current Central Downtown - Highway Commercial (CD-HC) zoning to Multi-Family Residential (MFR).

The public hearing was held with a discussion by the City Council at the close of the hearing. According to the Post Agenda, after discussion of concerns for the safety of children, a motion to deny the Rezoning Application was made by Yarbrough. Second was made by Nalls who stated the Zoning Proposal would result in a use which will or could cause an excessive or burdensome use of existing streets, transportation facilities, utilities, or schools. The motion to deny the application carried 4-0.

Click here for to read more about the proposal for "Garden Style Apartment Community consisting of 120 market rate rental units in 5 buildings" with five buildings that are three stories tall and contain 24 apartments in each building along with parking, garage storage, a walking trail and gazebo along with green space.

Submitted 12.22.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Zebulon City Council Gives Disciplinary Action to Zebulon PD Chief; Part 3 of Investigative Series
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the traffic stop. This series of articles chronicles the incident all of the way to the punishment that was rendered by Zebulon City Council. 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!

12.20.22
 
BOC Issues Moratorium on Subdivisions

ZEBULON - On Wednesday, the Pike County Board of Commissioners imposed a 90-day moratorium on all new major and minor subdivisions and any building permits related thereto in a 5-0 decision. Pike County Times will have more on this when the write up on the meeting is completed.

[Note from the Editor: I asked for a clarification to be sure that I have things down correctly. Planning and Development Director Jeremy Gilbert said this: “The moratorium is for new submittals of minor and major subdivision plats and the building permits for new subdivision plats that have not already been approved. If a plat has already been approved then a building permit can still be issued. However, if a plat is in the process now they can continue with the approval process but would not be able to pull building permits until the moratorium is lifted. We are still accepting rezoning, special exception and variance applications as normal. Any existing residential rezoning application that we have will still be heard for the zoning but they will not be able to submit the preliminary or final plat until after the moratorium ends. Currently the moratorium is set for 90 days or until the impact fees are evaluated and any changes are approved by the BOC.”]

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12.16.22
 
Zebulon City Council Votes to Deny Rezoning
on 120 Apartment Complex on December 15
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Zebulon City Council voted unanimously against this rezoning application.

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.

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Updated 12.16.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On Friday, October 7, 2022, an Atlanta TV station broke the news that Zebulon Police Chief Jonathan Hemphill had been pulled over by Molena police officers on August 25, 2022 and acted disrespectful to the officers involved in the pullover. Click here for more.

12.12.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results of the 2022 U.S. Senate Runoff in Pike County

ZEBULON - 8,642 of 13,891 of Pike County’s registered voters cast their ballots in the US Senate Runoff on December 6, 2022. 7,453 voted for Herschel Walker Jr. (Republican) and 1,184 voted from Raphael Warnock (Democrat). Click here for turnout percentages and totals.

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Submitted 12.6.22
 
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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

[Note from the Editor: This page has been updated with a letter of concern from a council member to Pike County Times on 12.2.22.]

Update 12.2.22
 
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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. The checks for the Christmas Tree and Fireworks are discussed in this meeting. There is also a discussion of Peach State Aerodrome and apartments in the last 10 parcels there, a special exception in Meansville that was denied, and several items of note in the county manager, commissioners, and county attorney section of the meeting.]

12.1.22
 
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.

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11.8.22
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Hemphill Pullover Video and Police Radio Band Allegations 1 Part 1
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.

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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.

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10.7.22
 
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
 
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.

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9.13.22
 
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."

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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
 
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
 
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 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 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.

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Thank You to 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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Thank You to the City of Concord / R.F. Strickland Building

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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Pike Billiards - Food and Fun for All Ages

ZEBULON - There is a poolroom in the Pike County area that is suitable for all ages. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

They have a variety of outstanding food and desserts choices as well as a variety of beverages to choose from. They also sell pool cues, cases, pool merchandise.

Pike Billiards is located at 622 Thomaston Street in Zebulon. 678-568-8058. Click here to check them out on Facebook.

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Thank You to SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC

ZEBULON - SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC is a full service multi-lines independent insurance agency and has been protecting families since 2001.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services LLC offers Personal Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance, Individual Life and Health Insurance, and Group Benefits.

Click here for more detailed information. Click on the link entitled "Free Insurance Quote" to receive a free insurance quote from one of the qualified agents at SIA Insurance.

SIA Insurance and Financial Services, LLC has a Zebulon Office located at 409 Plaza Drive in Zebulon. The office number is 770-727-1400.

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Promo Vision Advertising Is Here to Serve Your Business

ZEBULON - Promo Vision Advertising (PVA) is a digital & media advertising agency. We live and breathe creativity.

We provide digital advertising covering multiple counties. We also provide to-go menus, business cards, stickers, flyers, and in-house custom designs to bring your visions to life!

We are committed to meeting your company’s marketing needs - while bringing you business! Click here for more information about PVA.

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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
 
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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