Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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Pike County Republican Party Selling Tickets - $30 for 30 GUNS,
30 DAYS, 30 CHANCES to WIN!

ZEBULON - The Pike County Republican Party is selling gun raffle tickets for $30 each. Tickets will be on sale through November 29th. Scroll below for a list of guns and an explanation of how this works. $30 for 30 GUNS, 30 DAYS, 30 CHANCES to WIN! This is a PLUS (+) GOP Collaborative Fundraiser Event. Daily drawings begin November 1. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.19.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Three Car Wreck Sends Three to Area Hospitals

MEANSVILLE - Yesterday at 11:08 a.m. a vehicle collision occurred on Old Meansville Road that involved a Sheriff’s Office employee and two other vehicles. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.19.17
 
Georgia Irish Frisbee Dogs Win Big at the 2017 Skyhoundz
Frisbee Dog World Championships

ZEBULON - Local Pike County resident, Mark Muir, and his pups won big again at 2017 Skyhoundz Frisbee Dog World Championships in Tennessee. The sport of frisbee dogging has been around for approximately 50 years now. There are over 200,000 teams plus around the world now, but only a few teams can be crowned world champions in the very few different categories available at the World Championships. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.18.17
 
Middle School Cross County Conquer Mt. Currahee
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - The Pike County Middle School cross country teams traveled to Toccoa in early October to run the famous three miles up and three miles down Mt. Currahee made famous by the Band of Brothers from the HBO mini-series. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.18.17
 
Middle School Cross Country Competes at Strong Rock
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - The middle school cross teams traveled to Locus Grove to compete in the Strong Rock Cross Country Invitational at the end of September. The race was a grueling 5K with a lot of the course uphill. The distance for middle schoolers is usually two miles; however, the 5K gave the teams a chance to test themselves at a longer distance. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.18.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Flat Tire Leads to Standoff and Arrest

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Deputies responded yesterday afternoon to a report of a citizen’s car being shot on Bankston Road. Upon arrival it was learned that the victim had sustained a flat tire while driving on the roadway and had pulled over to change the tire on her vehicle. While outside of the vehicle, gunshots were heard by the victim and a bullet struck her car going through a window and into the interior of the car. Click here for more. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out how to become a Breaking News Alert Subscriber and support your local independent, online newspaper!

Submitted 10.17.17
 
Want to Help with Raptor Rehabilitation?

ZEBULON - Steve Hicks from Bubba and Friends, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation raptors, have an update on this organization. "It's fall. Am enjoying hearing stories of people listening to owls 'talking" in their yards," he said. "We on the other hand are needing to raise funds to help keep them in the wild. We seriously need to raise about $2,000 to load up freezers and repair part of the top of the big flight pen." He said that one of the hurricanes damaged it and that it will require major work if it is left untended. Checks can be sent checks to Bubba and Friends, Inc. at PO Box 103, Zebulon, Ga. 30295 or you can go to www.bubba-and-friends.org and click on the donate button.

Submitted 10.16.17
 
Come Out to the Concord Country Jubilee 2017!

CONCORD - The Concord Country Jubilee will be held in downtown Concord on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy a slower pace of life as well as a ton of arts and crafts, entertainment, and many different food vendors to choose from! Click here for more.

Submitted 10.16.17
 
Wreck Sends One to Hospital and One to Jail
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - Deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident on Highway 109 East near McCard Lake Road on October 10, 2017 around 4:54 p.m. Click here for more. This article has been updated with information from a witness on the scene.

Updated 10.16.17
 
Fire Destroys Double Wide Trailer

CONCORD - Fire units were dispatched to the report of a structure fire shortly before 7 am, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2834 Roberts Quarters Road. Multiple fire units responded arriving on scene to find a fully involved double wide trailer. The fire was extinguished and overhaul ensued. Fire units were advised that the structure was used for storage and no signs of life were noted during overhaul. Fire units extinguished remaining hot spots and returned to service approximately two hours later.

Submitted 10.16.17
 
City of Concord Welcomes the Chinese Community and Remembers 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxfordd

ZEBULON - It took 73 long years, but the Concord community was finally able to honor a hometown hero, 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. By the time that the funeral began, there were over 250 Chinese in attendance from the greater Atlanta area, and some flew into Atlanta from Philadelphia and New York to attend the funeral. Not one of these visitors to our community knew Eugene personally, but they came to show their respect and honor to a man who had given his life not only for our freedom, but for theirs. A sign has been placed in Concord with lettering in English and Chinese to point Chinese visitors to the grave of 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. Many have come to Concord to honor 1st Lt. Oxford, and this will help them find the gravesite easily.

And a beautifully signed picture has been given to the City of Concord to remember 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. This Flying Tiger picture is signed by many who in the Chinese community who honored the Oxford Family earlier this year as well as making new friends in the Pike County community. Click here to see photos and go to links that explain the story behind these two pictures. And when you see visitors from the Chinese community at the Concord Jubilee, please tell them hello and thank them for coming to Pike County!

10.14.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Dean Luper Nix

Mr. Dean Luper Nix, age 58, of Concord, passed away October 14, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.14.17
 
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.

10.13.17
 
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!

10.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Etta Mae Peavy Trawick

Mrs. Etta Mae Peavy Trawick, age 91, of Zebulon, passed away October 9, 2017, at Brightmoor Nursing Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.11.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ramona Braswell McWilliams

Mrs. Ramona Braswell McWilliams, age 75, of Molena, passed away October 9, 2017, at Eternal Hope Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.11.17
 
City of Molena Called Millage Rate Hearing
Monday, October 9, 2017 – 5:45 p.m. City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - This is the 3rd hearing on the 2017 Millage Rate. The next meeting will be held on October 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 10.9.17
 
City of Molena Regular Monthly Council Meeting
Monday, October 9, 2017 – 6 p.m. City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - Items on the agenda include: approval of the minutes of Budget Meetings of August 7 & 29, 2017 & Regular Meeting August 14, 2017, Invited Guests - Melanie Smith from the Molena Civic Club and Jimmy Totten from Pike EMA, a report on Public Safety, Financial Report, Reports from Council and Committees, the Mayor's Report, Old/Unfinished Business including Budget Workshops, Repairs on lawnmower, Electrician for Watts & Roof Repairs & New Door, New Business including Property behind the Wilkerson’s with well on it, Adding another car to insurance, Purchase small mower, Approval of public works job descriptions, Estimates, Resolutions, and Approval of millage rate, an Executive Sessino and Council Comments. The next regular meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2017 AT 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 10.9.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.6.17
 
Griffin Circuit Domestic Violence Force Hosts Annual Candlelight Vigil

GRIFFIN - The Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force will be hosting its annual Candlelight Vigil to recognize victims of domestic violence on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Park at Sixth, 204 Solomon St, Griffin, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.6.17
 
From the Better Business Bureau: If disaster strikes,
are you prepared financially?
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - ​With Hurricane Harvey and Irma behind us and Tropical Storm Nate expected to reach hurricane strength soon, it seems timely to think about our natural disaster planning. Natural disasters can destroy your personal property and severely impair your ability to conduct financial transactions. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.6.17
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - 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! 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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Food Depot Advertises Sale Items

GRIFFIN - Food Depot in Griffin has 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!

10.6.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.6.17
 
What Can Pike Family Connection Do For You?

We often know what a person, group of people, organization or entity does, yet do we know the WHY? The story? When one come to know the story behind “the what” they understand the passion and drive of the person and/or organization. Come and Let’s Talk about the “WHY” of Georgia Family Connection. WHEN? Thursday, October 5, 2017. WHAT TIME?: 9 am - 10:30 am. WHERE?: Church of Joy, 3080 Highway 362 West, Williamson, GA 30292. 770-227-1671. A ‘LITE’ breakfast will be provided before we break into work groups. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Submitted 10.3.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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

Submitted 10.3.17
 
Snapshot of the United States
By Editor Becky Watts

KANSAS - I have been traveling the country over the past week to visit family and won't be home until next week, but I have been uploading articles here and there and taking pictures from all Washington DC to Nebraska. Click here to check it out on Instagram and click here to catch me on Facebook.

10.3.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William “Bill” Frank

Mr. William “Bill” Frank, age 86, of Zebulon, passed away October 2, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.3.17
 
A Proclamation By the President and Lowering of Flags to Half Staff

WASHINGTON DC - Our Nation is heartbroken. We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night's horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 6, 2017. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. - DONALD J. TRUMP

Submitted 10.2.17
 
Redd Dickson Promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer

VIRGINIA - Daniel Renado "Redd" Dickson, a Pike County High School 1991 graduate, has been promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.29.17
 
Pike Parks and Recreation Authority Honored at Atlanta Braves Game

ATLANTA - On September 22 before the Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies game at SunTrust Park, the Braves recognized Kevin Teate, Director of Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority, as well as others, as an Atlanta Braves Group Champion for bringing over 750 people to a single game. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: VA Clinic to Open in Pike County

WASHINGTON DC - Pike County will be the future home of a Veterans Adminstration (VA) Clinic in the near future. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been uploaded to include a quote from Congressman Ferguson that includes a little more information on this facility including the number of parking spaces that are anticipated.]

Submitted 9.27.17
 
City of Griffin releases records to The GRIP after seven-month dispute

GRIFFIN - After refusing since Feb. 3 to produce certain personnel records sought in an Open Records request submitted by The GRIP Publisher Sheila Mathews, the city of Griffin on Sept. 1 reversed that long held decision and released the exempted documents. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.26.17
 
GPD: Chief’s IA investigation concludes Keys, Hancock falsified multiple records, violated oath of office

GRIFFIN - A Griffin Police Department Internal Affairs investigation of Curtis Keys and Dwayne Hancock substantiated both officers falsified multiple official records and violated their oath of office pertaining to the agency’s Off Duty/Extra Duty Job Policy. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.26.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Theodore “T” Carney, Sr

Mr. Theodore “T” Carney, Sr., age 97, of Concord, passed away September 25, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.25.17
 
Books-a-Million Partners with the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - Throughout the month of August the J. Joel Edwards Public Library partnered with Books-a-Million in Griffin for a book drive to increase its library holdings. At the register, customers were provided the opportunity to support the library by purchasing a title that was specifically requested by the library or by choosing one of their own. The library received 108 new books, a total value of $1,531. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.22.17
 
Don’t believe everything you see - Pictures can be deceiving
By Guest Columnist Debbie Lord
Courtesy of The Upson Beacon

THOMASTON - Last week prior to Tropical Storm Irma hitting, Twice the Ice in Thomaston reduced its prices in an effort to help residents in Thomaston and Upson get prepared in case of power outages. The owner of One Stop Citgo, located at Hwy 19 and Atwater Road, was accused of buying in bulk at the reduced price during Tropical Storm Irma and then reselling it for a higher price, basically price gouging. As it turns out, that is not what happened at all. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.22.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Michael Angus Alberson

Michael Angus Alberson, age 67, died at the home of his sister in Meansville, GA after a prolonged battle with cancer. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert Kirksey

Mr. Robert Kirksey, age 83, of Pike County, passed away September 21, 2017, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Submitted 9.21.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Harold (H. B.) Berryman

Dr. Harold Burl (H. B.) Berryman, age 44, of Zebulon, passed away September 19, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam
Spoofing Shows Sheriff's Office Phone Number

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff's Office has received a complaint of an individual calling local residents and soliciting money on behalf of the Pike County Sheriff's Office. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.20.17
 
Fire Department Personnel Respond to Three Calls;
Home of Fire Fighter Is A Complete Loss

ZEBULON - While responding to a motorcycle accident involving a tractor trailer truck in the area of Hwy 19 S near Teen Challenge (patient flown to a trauma center) and a medical call at Supreme Corporation on Hwy 341 Tuesday morning Pike County Fire Department personnel noted a plume of smoke in the vicinity. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.17
 
Motorcycle Collides with Eighteen Wheeler

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Highway 19 near the Teen Challenge complex this morning. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.17
 
Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

ZEBULON - On September 12, 2017, PFC Brazer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Toyota passenger car. Contact with the driver was made and is identified as a Robert Edward Willoughby out of Colorado. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.20.17
 
Fire Destroys House in Lifsey Springs

LIFSEY SPRINGS - Pike County Fire Department personnel responded to reported structure fire, flames showing, at 2651 Lifsey Springs Rd at approximately 7:46 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017. The structure was fully involved. All occupants and pets were able to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire is undetermined. The structure was a total loss.

Submitted 9.18.17
 
Public Service Announcement From the Georgia Forestry Commission

GRIFFIN - The Georgia Forestry Commission would like to remind everyone that as of September 30, 2017 the EPD’s summer burn restrictions will expire and that we will once again begin issuing burning permits beginning October 1, 2017. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.18.17
 
West McIntosh Road Reopens Tomorrow; Detour Removed

THOMASTON - West McIntosh Road is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, September 19 after the contractor completed the bridge over the Flint River early. Beginning September 29 of last year, drivers had to utilize an off-site detour. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.18.17
 
Southern Rivers Energy Update As of 8 p.m. on September 15th

BARNESVILLE - SRE crews are working hard with the help of the North Carolina crews from Lumbee River EMC and East Coast Electric to restore power for the remaining 27 members. During this process the numbers on the outage map may fluctuate because in some cases, power has to be temporarily cut from an entire line in order to safely reconnect one service. UPDATE: Power was restored to the last 3 members at 7:11 p.m. We sincerely appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation throughout the entire restoration process. Click here for more.

Updated 9.18.17
 
Employees Awarded for Long-Term Service

GRIFFIN - Berry Global Inc. formerly AEP Industries in Griffin recently celebrated some long term employees tenure with the company. Employees were honored with a Royalty Acknowledgement Day Celebration in August, where they were given a gift and certificate showing the company’s appreciation for their dedicated service. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.15.17
 
Jobs Fair to Be Held in Griffin on Friday

GRIFFIN - There will be a Fall 2017 Jobs Fair and Career Skills Workship hosted by Congressman Drew Ferguson in Griffin on Friday, September 15 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the UGA Griffin Camups in Griffin located at 1109 Experiement Street. The Career Skills Workshops will be held at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. This will feature over 35 employers that are hiring for 2,300+ positions.

Submitted 9.14.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Frances Rogers Oliver

Ms. Frances Rogers Oliver, age 63, of Fortson, GA passed away September 9, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.2.17
 
DPH Urges Safety Precautions After Irma
Keep Yourself and Your Loved Ones Safe By Following Basic Safety Tips

ATLANTA – Hurricane/tropical storm Irma is no longer a threat but recovering from the storm will take weeks, and even longer in some parts of the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to use extreme caution particularly in the next few days as residents return to their homes, power is restored and damage assessments are made. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.17
 
All Interstates and Major State Routes Open and Passable
Treat Malfunctioning Signals as 4-Way Stop
GDOT Crews Working Hard to Remove Roadway Debris

ATLANTA - In the aftermath of Irma, Georgia DOT personnel have been working since the storm passed through the state to clear debris and ensure safe and passable interstates and state routes. Following the storm, more than 1,100 incidents of roadway closures were reported. Currently, fewer than 100 remaining roadway closures exist on state routes. Today, nearly 1,000 maintenance and construction forces continue to work to ensure all interstates and state routes are open and remain open. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.17
 
Pike County Schools Closed on Wednesday

ZEBULON - Widespread power outages are expected to remain overnight. School is cancelled Wednesday.

Submitted 9.12.17
 
Pike County Offices Closed on Tuesday
Will Reopen on Wednesday

ZEBULON - Pike County offices will remain closed on September 12th. Public Works will be available. All non-emergency calls 770-567-8431.

However, county offices will be open tomorrow and the regularly scheduled Wednesday morning County Commission Meeting will be held.

Submitted 9.12.17
 
Update on Pike County Roads

ZEBULON - As of now, there is only one road in the county that is not passable due to a downed tree and two because of low hanging power lines. There is a large oak tree laying across Roberts Quarters Road at the City Limits in Concord. It has power lines tangled up in it and cannot be removed until Georgia Power is able to remove the lines. Chapel Hill Road at Melville Brown and North Patton Road by Blue Flame are closed because of low hanging power lines.

Notify the Pike County Sheriff's Office if you come across a road that is impassable and Public Works will take care of the problem. Thanks to Public Works employees and all others who have helped clear our roads since Irma came through our area!

[Note from the Editor: I'm working from a battery backup so I'll update when I can until our power is restored. A big thanks to all of the linemen who are out working to restore power. I am praying for their safety today because that is a job I couldn't do!]

9.12.17
 
Report Outages to Southern Rivers Energy Hotline

ZEBULON - Today is the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Do you remember what you were doing that day? I was holding a brand new baby and listening as my husband talked to his battle buddy and prepared for a deployment with the Army that was sure to come--and did come not once, but twice for my family.

As we hunker down here and wait out Hurricane Irma, remember to say a prayer for those who lost loved ones in the attacks on our country on 9.11.01 and for the family members of those who have defended our country's freedom and given their all since that time. Freedom has never been free, and while this country isn't perfect, there is NO place else I would rather be! God bless America.

9.11.17
 
Report Outages to Southern Rivers Energy Hotline

BARNESVILLE - Update 12 p.m.: Outages are steadily increasing with more than 2500 members without power across eight counties. Most are located in Bibb (627) and Monroe (841). Crews are continuing to work in the elements to restore as much as possible but conditions are deteriorating. Members are encouraged not to use social media to report outages. Please use the Outage Hotline: 866-244-4890.

Updates will be posted on www.southernriversenergy.com as well as SRE’s Facebook and Twitter pages at the following scheduled times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. A new schedule of updates will be posted at 6 p.m. outage.southernriversenergy.com:82/

Submitted 9.11.17
 
Barnesville Church of the Nazarene Providing Safe Haven
from Hurricane Irma

BARNESVILLE - Barnesville Church of the Nazarene will be providing safe shelter from the storm from Sunday evening throughout the remainder of Hurricane Irma. 770-358-1314 is the number to the church which is located at 744 Veterans Drive in Barnesville at the railroad tracks by Hwy 41 and Thomaston Road. If you don't get an answer, call 770-468-7583. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any way to handle pets at our facility.

Submitted 9.10.17
 
Meansville City Council Meeting Postponed

MEANSVILLE - The City of Meansville City Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow night has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Submitted 9.10.17
 
Pike Parks & Rec Meeting Rescheduled

ZEBULON - Due to the impact that Hurricane Irma may have on our area, the recreation board meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11 is rescheduled for Monday, September 25.

Submitted 9.10.17
 
Pike County Schools Closed Monday and Tuesday

ZEBULON - Due to the forecast of tropical storm force winds on Monday and Tuesday, SCHOOL IS CANCELLED both days for students and employees.

Submitted 9.10.17
 
Patriot Day Observance Program Has Been Cancelled

ZEBULON - From Pike County American Legion Post 197 Commander Bryan D. Richardson: It is with much regret that a decision has been made to cancel the 2017 Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program on Monday 11 September. The decision was based on input from the Sheriff’s Office and Jimmy Totten, Director of the Pike County Emergency Management Activity. It has become apparent that Pike County will be in the path of Irma. By then, it will more than likely be a powerful tropical storm which still will contain high winds, rain, and potential tornadoes. Many of the Program participants are first responders who will be either manning command centers or responding to emergency calls. Those of you who were planning to attend; hopefully, you are making preparations for the storm. Lastly, we need to prepare for the worst, and pray and hope for the best and that the community fairs well through this storm. Take the time to prepare and be safe.

Submitted 9.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald “Ron” Thome Mathias

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Thome Mathias, age 74, of Griffin, passed away September 7, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Marcus Glenn Barnett Jr.

Mr. Marcus Glenn Barnett Jr., age 59, of Yatesville, passed away September 8, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Lou Bennett

Mary Lou Bennett passed away Friday, September 8th surrounded by her devoted daughter and caregiver, Bonnie, her son, Dennis, and other family members. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.9.17
 
TRAFFIC ALERT: Use Alternate Evacuation Routes
Be Safe! Exercise Caution! Pack Patience!

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia interstates continue to see significant traffic volume and congestion as a result of evacuation orders in Florida and in-state due to Hurricane Irma. Georgia DOT advises motorists to use other evacuation routes experiencing less congestion. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.8.17
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract
for Northeastern India Recovery Work - Part II
By Editor Becky Watts

WASHINGTON DC - Clayton Kuhles from MIA Recoveries, Inc. placed a complaint with the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding the award of a contract for recovery work in Northeastern India to a high bidder. Mr. Kuhles has been advised that his complaint has been referred to the Naval Inspector General. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.8.17
 
Georgia Forestry Commission Launches Pre-Irma Safety Plans

ATLANTA - The Georgia Forestry Commission is taking steps to protect the safety of citizens in advance of incoming weather associated with Hurricane Irma. Effective Saturday, September 9, permits for all types of open burning will be suspended. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.8.17
 
Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff
on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Honor of Patriot Day

WASHINGTON DC - Monday, September 11th, 2017 marks the 16 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.

The President directs that United States flags be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad from sunrise until sunset on September 11 of each year. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 AM Eastern time, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning.

Submitted 9.8.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gerald Culbreth

Mr. Gerald Culbreth, age 79, of Thomaston, passed away September 7, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.8.17
 
Molena City Council to Meet

MOLENA - Molena City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Invited guests include County Manager John Hanson and EMA Director Jimmy Totten. Other items of discussion will include Public Safety, Reports from Council and Committees, and the Mayor's Report. Unfinished Business will include Budget Workshops, Repairs on lawnmower, and Electrician for Watts & Roof Repairs & New Door. New Business will include Property behind the Wilkerson’s with well on it, Adding another car to insurance, Purchase small mower, Approval of public works job descriptions, Estimates, and Resolutions. An Executive Session is on the agenda as well. The next regular meeting will be on October 9, 2017 at 6 p.m.

9.7.17
 
Law Enforcement Pursued Black Motorcycle Yesterday

ZEBULON - According to Major Jason Smith of the Zebulon Police Department (ZPD), a black motorcycle came through Zebulon at a speed of approximately 100 miles per hour yesterday morning around 11 a.m. Click here for more.

9.6.17
 
Horst Stables Offers Amish Made Products

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.

9.6.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
August 29, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on August 29, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. All five commissioners are present with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. This meeting is complete. Click here for more.

9.4.17
 
Middle School Cross Country Dominates In Americus
By Guest Columnist Todd Child

ZEBULON - The Pike County Middle School cross country traveled to Americus to compete in its first meet of the season the Furlow Fast Feet Invitational. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.4.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Roger Dale Maddox

Mr. Roger Dale Maddox, age 66, of Zebulon, passed away September 2, 2017, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.4.17
 
Salvation Army Taking Applications for Holiday Season

The Salvation Army will be taking applications for those needing assistance with food and toys for the 2017 holiday season. Click on the link for my Calendar page and scroll down to this event (listed in date order) for more information.

Submitted 9.2.17
 
Tory Merritt's Continued Fight for Her Health
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Tory Merritt is preparing for her sixth surgery on Tuesday. It’s been a long and difficult summer with this major surgery coming on the heels of fighting for her life against flesh eating bacteria. But Tory is a fighter, and this isn’t the first big battle that she has fought in her life. Click here for more.

8.31.17
 
No Contested Races in Williamson November Election

WILLIAMSON - Qualifying was recently held for the upcoming election. Those who qualified were Incumbents Melissa Kelsey for Post 2 and Donna "Bunny" Scoggins for Post 3. Neither have opposition and will go into office in January. Posts 1 and Post 5 remain open and will require a special election at some point to fill those seats. Thank you for being willing to serve your city!

8.31.17
 
One Contested Race in Molena November Election

MOLENA - Qualifying was recently held for the upcoming election. Those who qualified were Incumbent Damon Riggins for Post 2 and Elise Anthony for Post 1. Neither have opposition and will go into office in January. The Mayor race had two qualifiers: Incumbent Jennifer Riggins and Challenger George Ingram. The winner of this race will go into office in January. Thank you for being willing to serve your city!

8.30.17
 
No Contested Races in Concord November Election

CONCORD - Qualifying was recently held for the upcoming election. Those who qualified were John Strickland for Mayor (Incumbent), Tim Brown for Post 1 (Incumbent), and Larry Young for Post 2 which was previously held by Jacob Clay. Thank you for being willing to serve your city!

8.29.17
 
Vote for the Pike County Volunteer Fire Department
in the “Step Up and Stand Out” Contest

NORTH CAROLINA - Kidde, Allstate Insurance Company, Firehouse, the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have launched the second “Step Up and Stand Out” campaign. The campaign is a national initiative to increase the awareness of the need for volunteer firefighters and to recognize those departments whose men and women have voluntarily put their lives at risk to keep communities safe. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.28.17
 
Morton Law Firm Retrieves Civil War Family Heirloom

ZEBULON - Tom and Rob Morton of the Law Firm of Morton, Morton & Associates, LLC was retained to retrieve a Civil War family heirloom for Mr. R.L. Parker, the great great grandson of Squire Parker with whom the Parker Civil War family heirloom originated. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.23.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on August 9, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

8.22.17
 
Pike County School Prayer Walk Held on Saturday

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

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

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

Updated 8.15.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Latest Update on Allegations of Inappropriate Contact Between Pike Teacher and Student
By Editor Becky Watts

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

8.12.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Georgia Military College To Open
an Extension Center in Zebulon
By Editor Becky Watts

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

8.9.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Truck Backs Into Dollar General in Concord

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

8.8.17
 
Book Fair to Benefit the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted 8.2.17
 
Check out the Summer Reading Program Finale Pictures!

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

Submitted 7.29.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - Four commissioners were present. Vice-Chairman Tim Daniel conducted the meeting in Chairman Briar Johnson’s absence. Jo Ann Wrye was present to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article is complete.]

7.26.17
 
Bring Them All Home: The Continuing Story of
the "Hot as Hell" Crash in India
By Editor Becky Watts

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

7.25.17
 
FLASHBACK: Pike Students Enjoy 2017 Sensory Sensation

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

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

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

7.15.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: The go cart racing track is on the agenda along with Supreme Corporation, and Piney Woods. Please note that there are two meetings on this night and not just the one though I doubt that the first meeting will run very long.]

Submitted 5.27.17
 
Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program

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

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

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

5.26.17
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The only item on the agenda is the First Reading of the FY 2017-18 budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.5.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

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

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

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

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

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

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

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

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

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

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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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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Hint #1: A strange smell
Hint #2: A "stolen" car
Hint #3: Bald is beautiful
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Hint #5: Winning is not the main goal
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Hint #7: Georgia film makers
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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Peggi Payton for guessing The Incredible Mr. Limpet!
 
J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-3:00
Sunday Closed
 
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"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
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In The
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