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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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sarah Lilly Greene Vande Boom

Mrs. Sarah Lilly Greene Vande Boom, age 80, of Zebulon, passed away November 18, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.18.17
 
Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates on Another Playoff Win

ZEBULON - Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates on their 26-25 nail biter win over Crisp County! Maxpreps.com We'll be on the road again next week to play Cedar Grove. GOOOO PIRATES!!!

11.17.17
 
Congratulations to the CrossPointe Cavaliers on Their Division Win

ZEBULON - Congratulations to the CrossPointe Cavaliers on their win over Kings Way Christian School! Maxpreps.com CrossPointe will be playing Holy Ground Baptist Academy next week! GOOOO CAVALIERS!!

11.17.17
 
Houses by the Zebulon Post Office Demolished Today
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The two houses located next to the Post Office in Zebulon are no more. The beautiful old house on the corner was an icon of sorts in Zebulon and will be missed. Derrick Johnson Equipment was hired to demolish the houses, and that process began today. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Vicki Jean Marshall Smith

Mrs. Vicki Jean Marshall Smith, age 63, of Concord, passed away November 16, 2017, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.17.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mary Patie Patton

Mrs. Mary Patie Patton, age 83, of Williamson, passed away November 16, 2017., age 89, of Barnesville, passed away November 15, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.16.17
 
Condolences to the Family of William Andrew Billingsley

KENNESAW - Mr. William Andrew Billingsley, 73, of Kennesaw, Georgia peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Mr. Billingsley was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 1, 1944 to the late Lewis Clinton Billingsley and Ruby Rhoades Billingsley. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lynne Yevette Storey Billingsley, and sister, Madeline Joyce Alexander. He is survived by his sons, Caleb Billingsley (Jennifer), Clint Billingsley, and Shane Courtney (Melinda); daughters, Michelle Aston (Boyd) and Nicole George (Duane); brother, Joseph Herbert Billingsley; sister, Catherine Elizabeth Walburger; and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Billingsley was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a U.S. Army Ranger and was awarded the Bronze Star. The patriotism and discipline he learned in the Army never left him, as family and friends will attest. There will be a service here at the funeral home on Friday, November 17 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Ted Clay officiating and will receive friends from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family asks if you would please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Click here for more information including directions to the Newan Funeral Home location.

Submitted 11.16.17
 
Southside Burglar Arrested by Griffin Police Department

GRIFFIN - The Griffin Police Department has arrested the person responsible for Burglary at several locations on the Southside of the city. On November 15 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Detective Corporal Cary Jackson and Detective Corporal Todd Howard apprehended Nicholas Creswell in Locust Grove Georgia without incident. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.16.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Augustus Lee Taylor

Mr. David Augustus Lee Taylor, age 89, of Barnesville, passed away November 15, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.16.17
 
Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates!

ZEBULON - Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates High School Football Team for their 43-28 over SE Bulloch High in in the 1st Round of playoffs! Tomorrow night's game will be broadcast live on Zoom 101.1 and 105.9 for the community back home starting at 7 p.m. LET'S GO PIRATES!

11.16.17
 
Who are we???? PC!!!
By Guest Columnist Karen Scudder Bennett

ZEBULON - This picture represents our county, our school, our future…it represents the conditioning that began last winter, the spring game where we all anxiously awaited that drop of Heaven of having a football game in the spring. This picture represents every drip of sweat during those hot and humid Georgia summer practices, the start of our 7-3 regular season, finishing THIRD IN OUR REGION, MAKING HISTORY IN PIKE COUNTY - going on to win the first round of playoffs…this picture represents every boy who has dedicated the past 10 months of his life to this game – the past 10 plus years to this sport. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.14.17
 
Happy Birthday Pike County Times

ZEBULON - Pike County Times is celebrating its 11th birthday today. Please shop from my advertisers and let them know that you appreciate their advertising on here so you can read your news for free. Thank you for reading Pike County's only independent, online newspaper!

11.13.17
 
Buffington Road Bridge Replacement Is Complete

ZEBULON - Buffington Road in Pike County was closed on February 15th to replace the bridge. It will take a couple of days to get the signs removed from it, but the bridge is now open to the public. Click here for more.

11.13.17
 
Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates!

ZEBULON - Congratulations to the Pike County Pirates High School Football Team for their 43-28 over SE Bulloch High in in the 1st Round of playoffs! Thanks to Zoom 101.1 and 105.9 for broadcasting the game tonight to the community back home! Be prepared for Round 2!

11.10.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Reports on Brian Crow Case from Open Records Request Documents
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - On May 23, 2017, Pike County Times reported that a complaint had been filed regarding inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student in the Pike County School System. Brian Crow was later identified and investigated for Sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority under OCGA 16-6-5.1(b). This article is a report on the Brian Crow case from Open Records Request documents. Click here for more.

[Note from the Editor: My Breaking News Subscribers received this information before it was uploaded to the front page today. If you would like to be on that list, click on the link at the end of the article.]
11.10.17
 
Pike County Veterans Day Program To Be Held

On Saturday, 11 November 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program on the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 11:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.9.17
 
Sons of the American Legion Selling Smoked Boston Butts
Order by Friday, November 10 at Noon!

ZEBULON - The Sons of the American Legion Detachment of Georgia is taking orders for smoked Boston Butts. Each butt is a $30.00 donation. orders need to be in no later than Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12 noon. Money needs to be turned in no later than Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12 noon. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.8.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Election Results - November 2017

ZEBULON - The results of the contested race for Mayor of Molena and the ESPLOST can be seen by clicking here.

11.7.17
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Veterans Day

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veterans Day reopening for regular business hours on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Submitted 11.7.17
 
VOTE TODAY

ZEBULON - Voting will continue through 7 p.m. tonight. Click here to find out what we are voting on and read a message from each of the candidates running for Mayor in the City of Molena as well as finding out information about the county-wide ESPLOST (one cent SPLOST tax for the school system) that is on the ballot.

11.7.17
 
Roadwork Begins at Hwy 362 and Kings Bridge Road

HOLLONVILLE - County Manager John Hanson advised that he has received notification from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) that the DOT contractor has begun work on intersection improvement at Georgia Highway 362 and Kings Bridge Road today. The intersection improvement will include a decel lane off 362 onto Kings Bridge Road. The road will still be passable for traffic, but motorists need to be aware of road improvements and slow down for the safety of the workers there.

11.6.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 08, 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, November 08, 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 11.6.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kenneth Bay “Kenny” Pryor

Mr. Kenneth Bay “Kenny” Pryor, age 73, of Hollonville, passed away November 5, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.6.17
 
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!

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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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Flags Are Flying at Half-Staff for Victims of Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who are grieving.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 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, November 9, 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 fifth day of November, 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 11.6.17
 
Pictures from the Concord Country Jubilee 2017!

CONCORD - The Concord Country Jubilee was held in downtown Concord on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more. A complete group of pictures is on my Facebook page.

11.3.17
 
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 11.3.17
 
Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery

ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the battery in their smoke alarm at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time on Sunday, November 5. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.3.17
 
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.

11.2.17
 
Amnesty Week Is Coming to the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon appreciates its loyal patrons – those who return their checked out items in a timely manner, those who donate gently used books and DVDs for cataloguing or sale, those who attend library-sponsored events, and, yes, those who pay their fines in a hassle-free manner. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.1.17
 
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home Assisting with Operation Toy Soldier

ZEBULON - Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon will be celebrating their second year assisting with “Operation Toy Soldier,” a holiday toy drive that gives back to the local community’s service men and women and their families. As a partner of Veterans Funeral Care, Moody-Daniel Funeral Home supports Veterans and their families in any way possible to thank them for their service. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.1.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
October 31, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 5:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on October 31, 2017 – 5:30 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: Please note that I am not going to be at this meeting.]

Submitted 10.30.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Tanker Accident at Flash Foods in Zebulon;
No Spill, No Injuries

ZEBULON - A front end of a fuel tanker was sitting on the ground beside the pumps at Flash Foods in Zebulon earlier this evening. First Responders directed traffic in the outer lane as vehicles pass the gas station. Click here for more. Info on how to become a Breaking News Subscriber is contained in this article.

10.25.17
 
Ferguson, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Promote
Work-Based Learning

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today introduced the PARTNERS Act with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.). This bill would establish a grant program to promote local partnerships to help small and medium sized businesses develop work-based learning programs. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.25.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. June Gatlin Killingsworth

Mrs. June Gatlin Killingsworth, age 85, of Griffin, passed away October 25, 2017, at Westbury Medical Center in Jackson. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.25.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Melinda Ann Storey Payne

Melinda Ann Storey Payne, age 54, passed away October 24, 2017, at Molena Extended Care. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.24.17
 
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. This meeting is complete.

10.24.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Milton Lacy

Mr. David Milton Lacy, age 86, of Zebulon, passed away October 20, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.23.17
 
Pike County Veterans Day Program To Be Held

ZEBULON - On Saturday, 11 November 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program on the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 11:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.23.17
 
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 10.23.17
 
Titan Armaments to Hold Grand Opening in Concord on Saturday, October 21

CONCORD - Titan Armaments will hold its Grand Opening Event beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This is a family business started by Shawn Pursley, a left handed veteran, who was always in search of left handed firearm products and realized there was not much available for a left-handed shooter. He wanted to change that. He decided the best way to make that happen would be to start his own business. Needless to say, Titan Armaments will always have left-handed, right-handed, and ambidextrous firearms available. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.20.17
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
CGA Comp
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
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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)
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
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: A strange smell
Hint #2: A "stolen" car
Hint #3: Bald is beautiful
Hint #4: A flying, dying creature
Hint #5: Winning is not the main goal
Hint #6: Witnessing miracles
Hint #7: Georgia film makers
Hint #8: Praising and praying


Look below for the past answer and winner!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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