Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor@pikecountytimes.com
 
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Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans to Be Rescheduled

ZEBULON - The Pike County American Legion Family is hosting its third 5K/10K Run/Walk fund raiser to be held on January 21, 2017. This is a fund raiser to help support our local Veterans. This event was rescheduled because of the tornado watch today, but it is likely going to be held in February. Click here for more information for those who are already pre-registered and how you can register for the event. Look for a date soon too!

Updated 1.21.17
 
Forty People Participate in Women’s March in Zebulon
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

ZEBULON - Forty people of all ages, including men and small children, braved the rain, lightning, and tornado warnings to participate in the Women’s March, in Zebulon, at 11:00 AM today. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.17
 
Beware of Paving Scams
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - With the unusually warmer temperatures that our area seems to be seeing, we are also seeing a higher than usual number of out of state paving crews going door to door. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.17
 
Back to Back Wrecks Occur in Pike Yesterday

ZEBULON - Two wrecks occurred almost simultaneously yesterday in different sections of the county. Neither had report of serious injury. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Drug Arrest

ZEBULON - On January 18, 2017, Officer Trustin Brazer with the Zebulon Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Focus. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kevin D. Castleman

Mr. Kevin D. Castleman, age 71, of Griffin, passed away January 19, 2017, at the Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
“Raise Your Glass” Gala to Celebrate Griffin Choral Arts Tenth Year
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - The Board of Directors of Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) announces an evening gala to celebrate their tenth anniversary season to be held at the Griffin Welcome Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The elegant evening event will combine music from GCA’s Chamber Choir and soloists, champagne toasts, and delicious desserts. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Lee Versemann Gray

Mary Lee Versemann Gray, age 40, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away January 9, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Saturday Wreck with Mail Truck Blocks Highway 109 East

MEANSVILLE - An accident blocked Highway 109 East on Saturday, January 14th, near Williams Mill Road around 11 a.m. A Dodge Ram Pickup hit a mail truck and sent the mail truck down an embankment. Click here for more.

1.19.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Faye Elaine Yonce Smith

Mrs. Faye Elaine Yonce Smith, age 79, of Griffin, passed away January 14, 2017, at her daughters home in Rayville, Missouri. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.19.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Chester Walker Bankston, Jr.

Mr. Chester Walker Bankston, Jr. of Orlando and Edgewater, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, at age 83. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.19.17
 
Local Family Raising Money to Cover Son’s Medical Bills
The Wainwrights hope to raise $5,000 after illness

CONCORD - Josiah Vaughn lives the normal life of 13-year-old. He watching sports and doing outdoor activities with his family, including his brother and two sisters. Unfortunately, Josiah contracted a gastrointestinal illness on Thanksgiving of 2016, and spent nine days recovering in Egleston Children’s Hospital. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.17.17
 
New Year, New Members - Come Learn About Kiwanis!

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

Submitted 1.16.17
 
Mechanic Needed

MIDDLE GEORGIA - A mechanic is needed for a business in middle Georgia. Activities include general repairs and flatbed installations for small to midsize trucks. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.16.17
 
Zebulon Christmas Parade and Festival Pictures Are Online

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Christmas Parade and Festival will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon. There will be food, vendors, and entertainment. The parade will be at 3 p.m. with Meghan Gregg as the Grand Marshall of the parade. Meghan played softball at Pike County and now plays for the University of Tennessee. Click here to see pictures.

Updated 1.14.16
 
RICO Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests; Property Seizures at Griffin Convenience Stores
Courtesy of Sheila A. Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Three Griffin residents – including two local business owners – have been arrested following a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigation that officials say initially involved 48 criminal charges. The large-scale Thursday morning operation included dozens of agents from the Griffin Police Department and multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
MLK Jr. Parade and Program to Be Held on Monday

ZEBULON - The MLK Jr parade line up will be on Monday at 9:45 a.m. at Fullers Chapel Church on Old Meansville Road. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. All businesses and civic organizations are welcome, and there is no charge to participate. A program will follow immediately on the following theme: Our Lives Begin To End When We Become Silent About The Things That Matter.

1.13.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 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, January 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. [This meeting is complete.]

1.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judy Kathryn Pitts Spencer

Mrs. Judy Kathryn Pitts Spencer, age 64, of Griffin, in Pike County, passed away January 12, 2017, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
One Hospitalized After 4-Wheeler Accident

ZEBULON - A call for emergency response went out at 4:49 p.m. on January 12, 2017 from a residence on McKinley Road regarding a young man who had been injured in a 4-wheeler accident. Deputies from Pike County Sheriff's Office, Fire Department personnel, and EMS responded to the scene. This juvenile, later identified as Tyler Landry through posts for prayer on social media, was transported by air ambulance for care.

Misty Landry advised that Tyler was injured despite the fact that he was wearing his helmet and was transported by helicopter to Scottish Rite. He has a fractured skull and has had to undergo brain surgery, but he is in critical but stable condition. Tyler's family asks the community for prayers for Tyler and those providing medical care for him.

1.13.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Hugh Smoot

Mr. James Hugh Smoot, age 72, of Molena, passed away January 12, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
Rep. Drew Ferguson Named to Committees

WASHINGTON DC - Congressman Drew Ferguson has been named to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee oversees all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit and railroads. Earlier this week, Congressman Drew Ferguson was named to the Committee on the Budget which oversees the annual budget resolution to set fiscal priorities for the federal government. Click here for Rep. Ferguson's website.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
Section of Campground Road Closed Until Further Notice

ZEBULON - Campground Road between Williams Mill Road and McKinley Road in Pike County will be closed until further notice. A culvert has collapsed beneath the road and it is not safe to drive across. Public Works is in the process of fixing this problem, and it should be up and running in a week or two.

Submitted 1.12.17
 
Rep. Johnnie Caldwell Named Chairman of House Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Johnnie Caldwell (R-Thomaston) as the Chairman of the House Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee. Rep. Caldwell will also serve as a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Banks & Banking, Insurance, Judiciary, Motor Vehicles and Rules committees.

Representative Johnnie Caldwell Jr. represents the citizens of District 131, which includes portions of Lamar, Pike and Upson counties. He was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Banks & Banking, Insurance, Judiciary, Motor Vehicles and Rules committees.

Submitted 1.12.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. All five commissioners were present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. This meeting was held in the main courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

1.10.17
 
Pike County Water Authority to Meet

ZEBULON - The Pike County Water Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. at the Authority’s Building at 94 Gwynn Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 1.10.17
 
Senator David Perdue Appointed to Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Key Georgia groups and industry leaders are applauding U.S. Senator David Perdue’s new committee assignments for the 115th Congress: Armed Services, Banking, Agriculture, and Budget. Senator Perdue’s role on these powerful committees puts him at the intersection of addressing our national debt crisis and global security crisis. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.9.17
 
New Directors Join Pike County Chamber of Commerce

ZEBULON - The Pike County Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to serve as the voice of business in Pike County, advocating for growth of the local economy and ensuring that Pike County remains business-friendly, recently elected two new members to serve on the chamber’s board of directors, Allen Edwards and Sherri Moody. Comprised of 11 members, the board gives special thanks to the outgoing directors: Sallie Barker and Kathleen Smith for their past service with the Chamber.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2017 will include: Chair - Jason Brisendine, First Bank of Pike; 1st Vice Chair – Shep Marsh, United Bank; 2nd Vice Chair – Steve Hendrix, Southern Crescent Technical College; Treasurer – Matthew Peeler, United Bank; Past Chair – Alicia Gibson, McLeRoy Realty, Inc.; Erin Cook, Southern Rivers Energy; Allen Edwards, Personnel Options; Katheryne Fields, Southern Crescent Technical College; Sherri Moody, Moody-Daniel Funeral Home; Aaron Paschal, Georgia Power; and Wynn Trice, Edward Jones.

Submitted 1.9.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Danny L. “Kilowatt” Williams

Mr. Danny L. “Kilowatt” Williams, age 54, of Barnesville, passed away January 6, 2017, at Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.6.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Leroy Coleman Akins

Mr. Leroy Coleman Akins, age 78, of Meansville, passed away January 6, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.6.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Emmett Owen Caldwell, Jr.

Mr. Emmett Owen Caldwell, Jr., age 89, of Zebulon, passed away January 4, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.4.17
 
Pike County Fire Department Discusses Medical First Response License and Reissues Jump Bags to First Responders
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Fire Department has been the subject of discussion and questions by commissioners and those who have been sitting in Commission meetings over the past couple of months. Click here for more.

1.4.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ella Mae Littleton Smith

Mrs. Ella Mae Littleton Smith, age 85, of Griffin, formerly of Pike County, passed away January 3, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.4.17
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation to Meet

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will hold its regular board meeting on January 9, 2017 at 7:00pm at PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box located at Twin Oaks Road. Items of discussion include: the Treasurer, Director's, and Sports/Programs Reports, FY 15/16 Audit Presentation by Mark Hardison of Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker, LLC, approval/denial of the audit, approval/denial for staff to sign City of Concord Rental & Release Agreement for use of the R.F. Strickland Building for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Father/Daughter Dance on March 3, 2017, approval/denial of the Contract and Agreement in the amount of $15,000.00 with Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company for the 2017 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration fireworks display on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and to pay the deposit of $7,500.00 from the Concession Account, and approval/denial for the chairman to sign the Contract and Agreement with Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company for the 2017 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration fireworks display on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Other business may be discussed as well. The public is welcome to attend this meeting.

1.4.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Thieves Break Into Mt. View Store
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - On Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 5:03 a.m., an alarm call was received from the Mountain View Store. When deputies arrived, they found a hole cut in the rear of the building that allowed the perpetrators to gain entrance to the store. Click here for more.

1.3.17
 
Prayer Power Seeks Nominees

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2017 “Saints in Light Award” and for the 2017 "Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship." Click here for more information on how you can nominate someone from our our community or a graduating high school senior for these awards.

1.3.17
 
No Roads Closed in Pike County Despite Heavy Rains

ZEBULON - Congratulations to Pike County Public Works for the tremendous amount of work that has been put into our roads over the past year. This time last year, we were cleaning up from some major problems on our roads due to flooding in December. This year, there have been small wash outs through the county including Nazareth Church, Milner Road off of Bottoms Road, and Bethany Church, but as of this afternoon, no roads were closed in the county! Click here if you want to walk down memory lane to last December and January and see what 11 inches of rain in a month can do to a county.

1.3.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Andrew Lee Waller

Mr. Andrew Lee Waller, age 65, passed away January 1, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.2.17
 
Trump’s Promise, Congress’ Duty
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

VALDOSTA - Ask nearly any representative or senator serving in the U.S. Congress his or her opinion of term limits and you will most likely get the same response: “Term limits aren’t necessary. It’s up to the voters to decide how long a person serves in office.” Ah, if it were only that simple. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.2.17
 
Happy New Year from Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - 2016 has been a big year for Pike County Times. November marked my ten year anniversary. It has also marked a number of firsts for me. I’ll give you some firsts and then we’ll roll with some goals because I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions. Why? Keep reading and you’ll see! Click here for more.

12.31.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Mona Kay Mangham

Ms. Mona Kay Mangham, age 47, of Dallas, GA, passed away December 29, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Mary Wesley Nicholson Flanagan

Ms. Mary Wesley Nicholson Flanagan, age 89, of Decatur and later Williamson, passed away December 31, 2016, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.16
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Submitted 12.29.16
 
BBB Tips on Joining a Gym
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions after the gluttony of the holiday season. If you’re pledging to lose some pounds this year by joining a gym, the Better Business Bureau recommends asking ten questions before signing on the dotted line. Click here for more.

12.26.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Emory Dickens

Emory Dickens, age 73, of Molena, passed away December 26, 2016, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.26.16
 
Deputies Respond to Wreck on Christmas Day

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a head on collision on Highway 362 in Williamson near the Spalding County Line. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon about 3:45 p.m. Virginia Heilbroun had a medical issue that caused her to lose control and cross the center line striking the other vehicle driven by Tiana Starks head on. Both drivers and three children were transported to the hospital for treatment. Traffic investigators continue to follow up on this incident.

12.26.16
 
Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart Is Open for Business
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - How many 11th graders do you know that are running their own business? There is a new furniture and boutique shop in Concord that fits the bill, and it has a little of everything for everyone from t-shirts to furniture to attire for your little princess. Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart is located at 9560 Highway 18 in Concord, and Hanna Guy would love for you to stop by! Click here for more.

12.8.16
 
Call Sarah at Looking Glass Photography for Your Photography Needs

CONCORD - Sarah Neath loves to take pictures. She has an eye for photography and capturing a moment in time with her camera lens. Looking for someone to take your graduate's pictures? Perhaps you need some unique family pictures. Check out Sarah's work! Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
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J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

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Monday 10:00-5:00
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In The
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