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The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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Results from the State Runoff; Next Vote Is in November
Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard

ZEBULON - Election Day Is November 6, 2018. Pike County Times has compiled information for voters in order for readers to make an educated decision before voting in the November elections. There is also a list of important voting dates on this page. Get educated and make your voice heard! Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: These pages were updated on 8.3.18.]

Updated 8.3.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Herline Ayers Jarrell

Mrs. Herline Ayers Jarrell, age 82, of Zebulon, passed away October 14, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Richard “Ricky” Teat

Mr. William Richard “Ricky” Teat, age 62, of Butler, passed away October 13, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.18
 
Pike County Not Affected Much by Hurricane Michael
How to Help in a Small Town in Southwest Georgia

ZEBULON - Hurricane Michael hit the coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane that was almost a Category 5. It left a path of destruction in its wake as it churned its way across the Florida Panhandle, east across the state of Georgia, and finally went back out to sea. The devastation has left many without power and even homes to go back to. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page was updated today (10.12.18) with additional ways to help out from relief items to going as part of the Chainsaw/Clean up Brigade.]

Updated 10.12.18
 
Pike County Family Connection Cancelled

ZEBULON - The Pike County Family Connection that was scheduled for October has been CANCELLED due to harsh weather conditions. We will resume with our regular collaborative meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Kemp: As Georgia prepares for Hurricane Michael,
Watch out for disaster relief scams

ATLANTA – As Georgia prepares for severe weather due to Hurricane Michael, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages everyone to be vigilant for disaster relief scams. The aftermath of a natural disaster is a ripe opportunity for con artists to take advantage of donors and divert precious resources from those in need. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Pike County Historical Society Presents "Colonial Life” Mother-Daughter Class
By Guest Columnist Leslie Rounds Ratliff

ZEBULON - On Saturday morning, October 27th the Pike County Historical Society will be offering a mother-daughter community class titled “Colonial Life”. The enjoyable discussion and hands-on presentation about Colonial life in America will be presented by Ms. Karen Griffin. The class will also include a do-it-yourself learning project in which each mother-daughter pair will create a Colonial-era toy to take home. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.18
 
Pike County Coroner Releases Report on the Death of Dylan Michael Thomas

ZEBULON - This is the report from the Pike County Coroner’s Office located in Zebulon, Georgia. Terrell A. Moody is the Pike County Coroner. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Michelle Irizarry Named Spalding County's
New Assistant County Manager

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Manager William P. Wilson Jr. announced today the appointment of Michelle Irizarry as Spalding County Assistant County Manager. The appointment, effective December 4, 2018, concludes an exhaustive search that identified several competitive and qualified candidates. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry Wayne Eubanks

Mr. Larry Wayne Eubanks, age 76, of Molena, passed away October 9, 2018, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Moreland “Jim” Strickland

Mr. James Moreland “Jim” Strickland, age 67, of Thomaston, passed away October 4, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Aviano's - New Owners But Same Great Food

Thomaston - Aviano's has new owners, Danny and Carly Shumate, but the food has not changed. Danny has worked in the kitchen at Aviano's for 3+ years before buying the restaurant. "We use the same exact recipes that everyone has loved for the last 21 years," Danny said. "Pete and Toula still come in and help out and prep. We are still working together as a restaurant family to make this the best it can be. We look forward to serving you."

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Full Blown Firearms Moving To A New Location

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is moving to a store location at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton. Hours will be 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. Thank you to Full Blown Firearms for helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers since 2015!

10.9.18
 
Trunk or Treat - Looking for a Safe Alternative for October 31st?

BARNSVILLE - Barnesville Church of the Nazarene will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be an evening of fun for your entire family. Free hotdogs and chili will be served as long as they last! Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is located at 744 Veterans Parkway by the railroad tracks. www.barnesvillenazarene.com

Submitted 10.9.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Candidates Both
Withdraw Their Applications
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission is going back to the drawing board when it comes to County Manager candidates. Interim County Manager Rob Morton advised by phone that both candidates have withdrawn their applications here in Pike County. Click here for more.

10.8.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Richard Wayne “Ricky” Gordy

Mr. Richard Wayne “Ricky” Gordy, age 68, of Thomaston, passed away October 4, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.8.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.8.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert C. “Bob” Coleman

Mr. Robert C. “Bob” Coleman, age 74, of Meansville, passed away October 6, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.6.18
 
Royal Family Kids' Camp Holding Annual Fundraiser

HAMPTON - Starting on October 3, 2018, Royal Family Kids' Camp will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for children in foster care - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help. Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog. Click here for more.

The live auction will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12PM - 3PM at the Lovejoy Family Church of the Nazarene located at 1683 McDonough Road in Hampton GA 30228. Please tell Alice that you read about this event on Pike County Times!

10.5.18
 
Flags to Be Lowered to Remember American's Fallen Firefighters

ZEBULON - The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

103 Fallen Firefighters will be honored during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years.

In accordance to Public Law 107-51, the American flag should be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 7 sunrise to sunset in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Submitted 10.5.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Santiago Vazquez Sandoval

Mr. Santiago Vazquez Sandoval, age 69, of Jonesboro, passed away October 2, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.4.18
 
Sons of the American Legion to Host Fish Fry- Saturday, October 6

ZEBULON - The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 is having a Fish Fry. Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11 am - 3 pm at the Pike County American Legion Post 197, 645 Meansville St., Zebulon, GA 30256. $8 a plate donation. Plate includes: Catfish, French Fries, home-made hush puppies, and slaw.

Submitted 10.4.18
 
City of Molena Regular Monthly Council Meeting
Monday, October 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

ZEBULON - The City of Molena will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. in City Hall in Molena. The following items are included on the agenda: approval of the minutes; Invited Guest: Amber Rowland-Water leak; A report from Public Safety; A Financial report; Reports from Buildings, Streets and Grounds- Glenn Beckham and Elise Anthony, Public Safety- Damon Riggins, Ways & Means- Joyce Corley, and Water- Jeanelle Ogletree; the Mayor's Report to include the following: Broadband Discussion, Wolfie and Lola Update, Molena Business Update, Southern Crescent Adult Education, Water Leaks, and Water Overflow Storage; City Planning; Old and Unfinished Business will include: Revamp City Ordinances, City Logo, City Sign, City Mural, Metal Building Demo, and City Clean Up Day; New Business will include: Fire Station, Metal Building, Water Cut-Off Protocol, SPLOST, LMIG, and ADA Transition Plan. There will also be an Executive Session and Council Comments. The next regular meeting will be held on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will be followed by a Budget Workshop at 7 p.m. in which the Water Budget and General Fund Budget for 2019 will be discussed. Council comments will be given after these discussions. Both of these meetings are open to the public.

Submitted 10.3.18
 
Two Lifeflighted from Wreck at Hwy 41 and Firetower Road

ZEBULON - Emergency response was required at a wreck on Hwy. 41 on the evening of Monday, October 1, 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.3.18
 
Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts - Wednesday, October 3

ZEBULON - The IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is scheduled for Wednesday October 3, 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.2.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Dylan Michael Thomas

Mr. Dylan Michael Thomas, age 16, of Hollonville, passed away September 30, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.2.18
 
Salvation Army Taking Applications for Holiday Season

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army will be taking applications for those needing assistance with food and toys for hte 2016 holiday season. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, October 1 through October 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 725 Meriwether Street in Griffin. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.1.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: An Introduction to Our County Manager Applicants
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Two candidates for County Manager were named at the September 25, 2018 meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners. By this time next month, a new county manager could be attending meetings here in Pike County. Click here for more.

10.1.18
 
Dylan Thomas Passes Away from Injuries Sustained
During Friday Night Football Game
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Community gathered at the High School Football Field to pray for Dylan Thomas last night. Estimates are that as many as 1,000 people were there on the field praying and supporting Dylan, his family, and the Pike County High School Football Team and its coaches. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page is now complete. If someone from Dylan's family wants my pictures and will contact me, I'll send pictures by email. editor@pikecountytimes.com or on Facebook at BeckyClarkWatts.]

10.1.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael Dean Brizendine “Mike”

Mr. Michael Dean Brizendine “Mike”, age 59, of Zebulon, passed away September 28, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.29.18
 
Pike County Football Player Injured in Game Last Night

ZEBULON - A Pike County football player was injured in the Pike versus Peach County football game last night in Zebulon. He had a serious injury that required transportation by life flight to an Atlanta hospital. Members of both teams including players, coaches, and students gathered around this player prior to the life flight. Please keep Dylan Thomas and his family in prayer today. [Note from the Editor: I will not be posting updates on his condition unless the family contacts me to do so--nothing from Facebook. I am respecting their request for privacy.]

Update 9.29.18: The Pike Journal Reporter is reporting that a Prayer Vigil is planned for 6 p.m. on Sunday at the track in Pike County.

9.29.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judy Ann Kendall Lynch

Mrs. Judy Ann Kendall Lynch, age 59, of Thomaston, passed away September 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.28.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Maureen Elaine McNamara St. Pierre

Mrs. Maureen Elaine McNamara St. Pierre, age 68, formerly of Molena, passed away September 27, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.28.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judi Jenkins Romines

Mrs. Judi Jenkins Romines, age 73, of Williamson, passed away September 26, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.26.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County to Meet - October 3

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Development Authority Conference Room for the purpose of conducting general business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 9.26.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Commission Announces Finalists for County Manager

ZEBULON - “After careful deliberation, the Pike County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that there are two finalists for consideration related to the position of County Manager for Pike County. Click here for more.

9.25.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 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, September 25, 2018 at 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.25.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 9.25.18
 
EPD's Burn Ban to Be Lifted and Burning Permitted on October 1

ZEBULON - Outdoor burning will again be permitted beginning October 1 in 54 Georgia counties where restrictions have been in place since May. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.25.18
 
Edward Jones Recently Embarked on a Transcontinental Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

THOMASTON - Financial services firm Edward Jones launched the Walk Across America, a one-time, 16-week event taking place across 12 states in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, announced the two Edward Jones financial advisors in Thomaston/Upson County, Johnny Peek and Wynn Trice. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.25.18
 
False Report of a Child Abduction Attempt Made in Griffin

GRIFFIN - Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at approximately 3:37 pm of an attempted child abduction that had just taken place. Officers responded to the scene and talked with those that reported the incident to dispatch. The callers took a photograph of a tag on a vehicle that was at the scene and described that vehicle and driver as a suspect in an attempted child abduction. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.21.18
 
Emergency First Response Team Organizing to Help in North Carolina

BARNESVILLE - Pastor Kevin is organizing an emergency First Response Team to begin restoration efforts in North Carolina. Monday, September 24 through Thursday, September 27, 2018. He will be accompanied by Tommy Truitt and others from our District. If you are interested in being a part of that First Response Team, contact Pastor Kevin ASAP. You also need to go on-line to https://www.ncm.org/florence and click on the “Volunteer” button. The process of registration is very easy. You can read more about efforts to help those in North Carolina by clicking here.

9.20.18
 
The Street Dogs of Molena Have a Forever Home
Want to Help with the Costs Associated with their New Home?

MOLENA - The Street Dogs of Molena--Wolfe and Lola--have been rescued by the Erwin family, also of Molena. In order to accommodate the pair who are notoriously unaccustomed to confinement, the Erwins are having a 20 X 70-ft back yard fence constructed with the bottom encased in concrete. There will also be vet bills for spaying and neutering as well as shots, etc. Fans of Wolfe and Lola who appreciate the Erwins taking on this responsibility can help out with expenses. You can donate at any branch of First Bank of Pike (Molena, Zebulon, Concord) or mail a check to the Wolfe and Lola Fund at the bank at P.O. Box 348, Molena, GA 30258.

Submitted 9.20.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Barnesville Church of the Nazarene Invites Community to Help with Hurricane Response
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - Hurricane Florence came ashore on Friday morning and left massive flooding in her wake. As the hurricane churned its way through the state, ideas were coming together on how to help those who were being affected by the storm. Barnesville and Lamar County know what it’s like to be affected by a horrible storm. There is a difference between a tornado and massive flood waters, but the devastation behind tornadoes and flooding leave people in need. Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is working with churches across the state of Georgia as well as churches nationwide to get help who have been affected by the hurricane. This is the latest information on how you can help. Click here for more.

9.18.18
 
Meet Pike County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

ZEBULON - My name is Brooklyne Wassel; I am the new Pike County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. I am ecstatic to be starting this new chapter with such a wonderful opportunity to serve the community of Pike County as well as work collaboratively with surrounding counties. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.18
 
Copy of November Ballot’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Statewide Referendum Questions Available Online

ATLANTA – As required by law, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has published an online copy of the five proposed general amendments to the Constitution of Georgia and two statewide referendum questions on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: There is 14 pages to go with these amendments and referendum questions as well as state written summaries of these proposed items. I'm going to keep an eye out for further interpretation of the items in this document. Send me a link if you find something before I do please! Being informed and casting an informed vote is extremely important!]

Submitted 9.6.18
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS 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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BREAKING NEWS: FBI Arrests Two More Suspects in Violent Takeover Robbery

WOODBURY – Ricardo Grave de Peralta, Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) of the FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the arrest of two more suspects in a violent takeover-style bank robbery that occurred on June 28, 2018. Click here for more.

This news went out at 3 p.m. for Breaking News Subscribers. 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!

Updated 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 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, August 8, 2018 – 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 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 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 31, 2018 – 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 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 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 7.27.18
 
The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

ZEBULON - Please welcome Pike County Times' newest advertiser The Sellers Law Firm located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia. Specialties there include Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation. Free Consulation. Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

Submitted 7.19.18
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - [Note from the Editor: This is from the Post Agenda from the Board of Commissioners.] The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Board of Commissioners Office, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon. Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, Tommy Powers and James Jenkins attended. County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye were also present. An Executive Session was held for "discussion or deliberation on the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-3(6) germane to the Board of Commissioners office." The meeting was adjourned with no further motions at 6:22 p.m.

Submitted 7.13.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

ZEBULON - An Executive Session was held at the beginning of the Pike County Commission Meeting today. It began like an ordinary meeting, but the announcement at the end of the meeting today was a shock for those sitting the audience. Chairman Johnson announced that County Manager Hanson has accepted another position and will be leaving as Pike County Manager in four weeks. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated to include CM Hanson's new employment.]

Updated 7.16.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 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 7.10.18
 
Article Update
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Updates on Brian Crow Case After PSC Meeting; By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has followed the May 23, 2017 complaint of inappropriate contact between Brian Crow, who is no longer a teacher in the Pike County School System, and a female student since the story became public in May. Crow has since resigned from the Pike County School System, the case was presented to the Grand Jury and No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim in this case according to the District Attorney, and the case has gone before the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) to determine whether there would be sanctions against Crow's teaching certification. The PSC met this month and made a decision on this case. Click here for more.

Updated 2.13.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

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

8.3.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

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

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

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

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

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

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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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 Horst Stables

BARNESVILLE - Horst Stables, located in Barnesville, is your home for Amish Made Products. Horst Stables, owned by Woody Horst, has products in a local storefront as well as operating at a local Farmer's Market. Click here for more information about Horst Stables. Please tell Woody Horst that you read about Horst Stables 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!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS 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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SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

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

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
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CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Green fire
Hint #2: Hamster ball
Hint #3: Broken cellphone
Hint #4: Call pest control
Hint #5: Castle in the sky
Hint #6: A singing X-Man
Hint #7: A singing lady flyer
Hint #8: It's fun to clean house


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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