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Pike County Times Goes On Vacation

ZEBULON - Pike County Times will be on limited access from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 10. I will upload from cross country if and when I have internet access.

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6.24.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Mamie Lee Head

Ms. Mamie Lee Head, age 83, of Molena, formerly of Whitesburg, passed away June 24, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.25.22
 
Additional criminal and constitutional violations
alleged against Smart Web referred to GBI
By Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix says his request for a GBI investigation of former Spalding County Marshal Smart Web includes further allegations of both criminal and constitutional violations in addition to the June 14 Maloy Circle incident in which Web shot and killed a dog. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.24.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.24.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION ...... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion and possible third reading and approval of budget for FY 2022-2023.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.23.22
 
ZPD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - Zebulon Police Department made the following arrests:
1. Tyree Appleberry, 53-year-old male from Griffin, for suspended license.
2. Sherry Adamson, 28-year-old female from Griffin, for Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
3. Lee Jakeithon, male from Tyrone, for Marijuana less than oz.
4. Jessica Hurt, 32-year-old female from Thomaston, for hands free and suspended license.
5. Maria Lopez, 22-year-old female from Forest Park, for no license and speeding.
6. Katelyn Owens, 23-year-old female from Zebulon, for forgery 4th x14 and possession of meth.
7. Ronald Drake, black from Thomaston, for warrant from Thomaston.
8. Tahi Johnson, 24-year-old male from Thomaston, for warrant Pike county and tag light.
9. Alonzo Hicks, black from Fort Valley, warrants Peach county.
10. Rashard Passmore, 33-year-old male from Zebulon, for burglary 3 counts of criminal trespass and possession of tools during a crime.
11. Yasmie Archie, 46-year-old male from Fairburn, for headlight, DUI less safe, and DUI refusal.
12. Jasmine Walker, 26-year-old female from Fairburn, for disorderly conduct.
13. Ktlen Ewell, 28-year-old male from Lake City, for no license and move over law.
14. David Hunter, 60-year-old male from Thomaston, for improper lane change, tag light, DUI, possession of Marijuana.
15. Tony Johnson, 55-year-old male from Griffin, for Violation of Parole warrant from Coffee County.

Submitted 6.23.22
 
Zebulon PD and ZPD Officer Mitchell Brooks Honored for Efforts to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Roadways

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Police Department fights diligently to keep our citizens as well as the citizens traveling the roadways through our city safe, and in 2021 that was no different! On June 15, 2022 was honored to be recognized a very prestigious organization Mothers against drunk drivers (MADD) as well as the Georgia Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Click here for more.

Submitted 6.23.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Upson County

THOMASTON – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Thomaston, Upson County, GA. The Upson County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 6.23.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Cha Cha Real Smooth

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 6.23.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Roy “Jeff” Layton, Jr.

Mr. Roy “Jeff” Layton, Jr., age 77, of Zebulon, passed away June 23, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.23.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Jurassic World: Dominion

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 5.24.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Richard “Phillip” Harris II

Richard “Phillip” Harris II, age 38, of Zebulon, passed away June 16, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.20.22
 
Country Acres Pet Spa to Hold Grand Opening

ZEBULON - Country Acres Pet Spa is holding its Grand Opening on Monday, June 20. Hand scissoring, nail clipping, and baths are just a few of the services that are offered for your pet. Country Acres Pet Spa is located at 19556 Highway 18 in Zebulon and can be reached at 470-541-0501. By appointment only. Click here for more. Tell them that you read about Country Acres Pet Spa on Pike County Times!

6.18.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Nancy “Darlene” Rawlins

Mrs. Nancy “Darlene” Rawlins, age 87, of Zebulon, passed away June 18, 2022, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.18.22
 
Crescent Elementary opened to Griffin residents
who remain without power
by Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - Griffin Electric crews continue to work to restore power in the city where 425 households remain without electricity following severe Wednesday evening storms. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Storm Rolls Through Pike;
Not as Bad as It Could Have Been
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County dodged a bullet last night. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 6.16.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.16.22
 
Local Scout Troup Installs Bird Houses and Feeders at the Zebulon Library

ZEBULON - On Saturday, June 11, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library was treated to a garden upgrade, compliments of local scouts. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.15.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Stranger Things Season 4

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 6.15.22
 
Public Invited to Discuss Future of Pike County

CONCORD - Please join us for a public open house to dicuss the future of Pike County and its cities as we complete the Joint Pike County Comprehensive Plan Update. This meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the R.F. Strickland Building located at 144 Main Street in Concord.

For more information, please contact Pike County Planning and Development at 770-567-2007. If you would like to give your input on this process but cannot make the meeting, please send an email to Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Planning and Development, at JGilbert@pikecoga.com with "Comprehensive Plan Comments" on the subject line. This will help plan what Pike County looks like in the future!

Submitted 6.15.22
 
Victim Transported by Life Flight

MEANSVILLE - A life flight helicopter made a transport to a trauma center late on the night of June 13. A patient was transported after being trapped under a vehicle at a residence. Life flight transported from the parking lot of Life Springs Church.

6.14.22
 
Spring Semester Graduates Total 307 at ABAC

TIFTON — A total of 307 students completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of the 2022 spring semester. Of the 311 degrees awarded by the college, 194 were bachelor degrees. Over 2159 students pursued four-year degrees at ABAC in Biology, Nursing, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, Business, Environmental Horticulture, History and Government, Natural Resource Management, Rural Community Development, and Writing and Communication.

Congratulations to these local graduates! Katherine Rose Mann, Bachelor of Science in Writing and Communication, Summa Cum Laude - From Milner; Jackson Hamlett, Associate of Science - From Thomaston; and Lacey Nichole Baker, Associate of Science in Nursing - From Zebulon.

Submitted 6.14.22
 
High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns
Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

ATLANTA – With temperatures expected to be in the high 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, and at times feeling like more than 100 degrees with the humidity, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.14.22
 
Early Voting Has Begun in Democratic Runoff;
Election Day Is Tuesday, June 21

ZEBULON - Early voting began in Zebulon on Monday and will continue 9 am. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 17. Election Day is Tuesday, June 21. There will be no early voting on Monday, June 20. Click here for more.

6.14.22
 
BREAKING NEWS:Two Arrests Made Related to the Suicide in the Griffin Ingles Parking Lot; Victim's Remains Have Been Recovered
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - On Sunday, June 12, 2022, Pike County Times received a tip that there had been a shooting in the parking lot of the 19-41 Ingles in Griffin. On Monday, June 13, 2022 Sheriff Dan Kilgore advised that the remains of Stanley Steverson have been recovered and that a second arrest was made today. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Updated 6.13.22
 
Dump Truck Rear Ends 4-Runner at Zebulon Light

ZEBULON - Around 6:15 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022, a gray Toyota 4-Runner was stopped at the light in Zebulon waiting to go northbound on Hwy 19. A dump truck came up behind the 4-Runner and struck it from behind.

The driver of the dump truck advised Master Trooper James Knight that he applied the brakes but the truck was not able to stop before striking the 4-Runner. The driver of the 4-Runner was transported by EMS to Upson Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the dump truck was cited for following too closely.

6.13.22
 
Pike Public Works to Replace Cross Drains on Caldwell Road

ZEBULON - Caldwell Road between New Hope Road and Flat Rock Church Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Pike County Public Works is replacing two 60 inch cross drains under the road that have deteriorated causing the road to undermine.

The road may reopen as soon as Thursday. All road closure signs and detour signs have been installed and covered until work begins on Tuesday.

Submitted 6.13.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert “Bob” Hightower Williams, Jr.

Mr. Robert “Bob” Hightower Williams, Jr., age 85, of Griffin, passed away June 12, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.13.22
 
Pike Chamber Looks for Historical Pictures for Bicentennial Celebration

ZEBULON - The Pike Chamber of Commerce is working on a video for Pike County's Bicentennial Celebration. If you have any historical pictures that you would like included please drop them in comments or email them to them at info@pikecountygachamber.com.

Submitted 6.13.22
 
Sheriff: Man wanted for Upson County murder committed suicide in Ingles parking lot
By Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - A man who was scheduled to turn himself in to authorities in connection with an Upson County murder committed suicide in the Ingles parking lot Sunday afternoon, officials say. Click here for more.

[Note from the Editor: Pike County Times is posting the link to this article because Sheriff Dix sent this information directly to The GRIP and not directly to Pike County Times which would have verified chain of custody rather than just pulling something off of Facebook. It is against policy for Pike County Times to pull information off of social media and post it as news.]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 6.12.22
 
Incident at Ingles Results in a Fatality

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix advised that there has been a non-officer involved shooting (a suicide) in the parking lot out by the gas pumps at the 19-41 Ingles in Griffin. Please avoid that area while the investigation is going on.

A statement will be given to the media when the investigation is complete. [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times was on the scene a little after 5 p.m. today. I don't know the actual time of the incident yet.]

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

6.12.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dennard Cochran

Mrs. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dennard Cochran, age 91, of Meansville, passed away June 10, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.11.22
 
GBI Arrests Greenville Police Officer

GREENVILLE - On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the GBI arrested and charged Greenville Police Officer Rory Haynes, age 54, of Greenville, Meriwether County, GA, with one count of computer invasion of privacy, one count of unauthorized request or disclosures of criminal history information, and one count of violation of oath of office. Additional charges may be pending.

On September 17, 2021, the Greenville Police Department asked the GBI to investigate allegations that Haynes misused the agency’s Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) terminal for personal use. Preliminary information shows that Haynes was hired as a Greenville PD officer in August 2019. Over the course of his time as an officer, Haynes queried the names of individuals, including an ex-wife and ex-girlfriends, on his mobile in-car GCIC computer approximately 45 times without a legitimate law enforcement purpose and in violation of departmental policy and Georgia law.

Haynes has been booked into the Meriwether County Jail. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Greenville Police Department at telephone number (706) 672-4211 or the GBI Region 2 Field Office at telephone number (706) 565-7888. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Submitted 6.11.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Downton Abbey: A New Era

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 6.11.22
 
Juvenile Arrested at Dollar General in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - An incident in the Williamson Dollar General prompted an arrest and the store closing around 3 p.m. today. A juvenile lit a box of paper products on fire inside the store. That juvenile is being charged as a juvenile with arson.

6.10.22
 
Wreck on New Hope Results in Call to Life Flight

ZEBULON - A 2004 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on New Hope Road at 10:52 p.m. last night. The driver, Pike County resident Kevin Chapman, lost control and left the roadway at which the time the vehicle rolled over several times.

Chapman was ejected from the vehicle. He was life flighted to Atlanta for medical treatment. This incident remains under investigation, and it is believed that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor.

Submitted 6.10.22
 
Memorial Service To Be Held For Marsha Charlene Phares

MEANSVILLE - Marsha Charlene Phares, age 68, daughter of Charles Robert Paramore Sr. and Goldie Alena Blount passed away and joined her Savior Jesus Christ, Dec 22, 2020 in Canon City, Colorado. Marsha was a resident of Pensacola, Florida and was born and raised in Zebulon, Georgia. Marsha has one daughter that survives her, Julie Renae Paramore of Canon City, Colorado, four grandchildren, Jordan Brooke Paramore, of Canon City, Colorado, Jasmyne Alena Faucher and husband Alex Faucher, of Canon City, Colorado, Jasper Cloninger and husband Dalton Cloninger, of San Diego, California and grandson Ayden Andrew Paramore, 16, of Canon City, Colorado. Brothers, Charles Robert Paramore Jr, Billy Blount, Bruce Blount, Benjie Blount, and Craig Paramore. Sisters, Deidre Finley and Georgette Holloway, Miranda Watts (deceased).

Marsha was a loving daughter, sister and devoted grandmother and mother to her family and will be greatly missed and celebrated for living her life, her way, on her terms. Marsha lost a long battle with cancer and she never gave up her faith in God or her love for life during her battle or displacement from her home due to a hurricane.

Marsha relocated to Colorado due to the damage from the September 2020 hurricane and made the best of her journey to be with her family one more time before she departed this world she loved. Due to Covid restrictions, funeral services were delayed and a memorial service celebrating Marsha will be June 12, 2022 at 3 pm at Pine Mountain Church of the Nazarene located at 1747 U.S. Hwy. 19 (corner of Hwy 19N & Oliver Rd) in Meansville, Georgia 30256.

All who would like to attend are welcomed.

Submitted 6.9.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Zebulon to Annex the VA Clinic
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon is in the process of annexing the new VA Clinic into the city limits of Zebulon. The VA Clinic is completed now, though it is not open quite yet, and that is the final step that was needed to begin this process that began many years ago with an agreement between the City of Zebulon and the Pike County Water and Sewer Authority. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

6.8.22
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon Police Department made the following arrests:
1. Andrew Harper, male from Griffin, for Disorderly conduct and taillight.
2. Travis Andrews, 40-year-old male from Zebulon, for disorderly conduct, pedestrian in roadway, and obstruction.
3. Antahn Smith, 30-year-old male, from Norcross for seat belt and Suspended license.

Submitted 6.7.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Susan Andrea Kerr Janson

Mrs. Susan Andrea Kerr Janson, age 81, of Zebulon, passed away June 3, 2022, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.7.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Jonathan Chace Martin

Jonathan Chace Martin, age 31, of Milner, passed away June 2, 2022, while working in Atlanta. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.6.22
 
Times Two Remember Events Center Is Now Closed

MEANSVILLE - With heavy hearts, today we will be closing the doors of our event center. It has been a wonderful year of meeting and serving new people as well as friends and family. It was a difficult decision. This has truly been a labor of love. It is very hard for small businesses to keep their doors open this day and time. Things are so very expensive. However, we want to personally thank everyone for their support and prayers. I don’t consider this a failure whatsoever. We would’ve failed only if we had never tried. To God be the glory for great things He has done!

Submitted 6.6.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Roy Alonzo McCullough

Roy Alonzo McCullough, 74, of Griffin passed away on May 31, 2022, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.1.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Top Gun: Maverick

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 6.1.22
 
Hair By Rita Is Moving By May 21 / Furniture for Sale!!

ZEBULON - Hair By Rita is moving to their new home at Southern Roots on May 21! Southern Roots is located in the Zebulon Shopping Center right below Dairy Queen. Appointments can still be made as always by contacting Rita Caldwell at 770-584-4443, Deidre Holloway at 678-588-5693, and Christy Sandy at 770-584-5170. And Rita is selling the salon furniture. Click here for more.

6.1.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Barbara Ann Bessett Niemeyer

Ms. Barbara Ann Bessett Niemeyer, age 83, of Yatesville, passed away May 29, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.30.22
 
Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program - May 30

ZEBULON - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 is hosting the Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program. The public is invited to attend this Program on Monday, 30 May 2022 commencing at 10:00 a.m. on the south side of the Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia.

Five years ago, the guest speaker was Theresa Pinner, a Gold Star Mother of Jeffrey Walker, a Marine killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq on 14 May 2007. She was asked to describe what it was like to be a Gold Star Mother. Upon completion of her remarks, there was not a dry eye among the attendees. She truly gave the program attendees another perspective of Memorial Day. Post 197 has asked her to return, speak again, and again bring true meaning to Memorial Day. Also, to be present at the Program is Corporal Walker’s son, Conner who is now 15 which is also the 15th anniversary of his father’s death. Besides Theresa Pinner as the guest speaker, the names will be read of all the Pike County Veterans who pass away since last Memorial Day 2021. The three new names on the Veterans Monument will be unveiled. A fresh wreath will be posted at the monument and Taps will be played in honor of all service members and Veterans who have died.

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable chair. In case of inclement weather, the Program will be held at the Post 197 facility located at 645 Meansville Street, Zebulon. [Note from the Editor: 50+ pictures are on the Pike County Times Facebook page.]

Submitted 5.30.22
 
Pike Family Connection to Meet

ZEBULON - NEXT STEPS! The Good Neighbor Project - Literacy, Mental Health, and Poverty with Elia Hernandez-Moreno, National Program Director of Communication Across Barriers. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Join Us In-Person or Virtual! The meeting will be held at Christ Chapel located at 68 Old Zebulon Rd. in Zebulon, GA 30295. Virtual - Pike Family Connection ZOOM Meeting. Zoom Link will be available on June 1, 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO ATTEND Future Pike Family Connection Meetings:
Jun 2, 2022 09:00 AM
Aug 4, 2022 09:00 AM
Sep 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM
Nov 3, 2022 09:00 AM
Dec 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Jan 5, 2023 09:00 AM
Feb 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Mar 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Apr 6, 2023 09:00 AM
May 4, 2023 09:00 AM
Jun 1, 2023 09:00 AM Click here for more.

Submitted 5.30.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2022-2023 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.

5.28.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Tamra (Tammy) Coker Jarrett

Mrs. Tamra (Tammy) Coker Jarrett, 62, died Friday, May 27, 2022, at her home in Meansville, GA. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.28.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Carolyn May Specht King

Ms. Carolyn May Specht King, of Concord, passed away May 27, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.28.22
 
Intern's Final Letter

ZEBULON - Alexis Barker is a 2021-2022 intern with the UGA Pike County Extension office and a class of 2022 senior at Pike County High School. She will graduate in May and will attend college in the fall as a part of the University of Georgia’s Class of 2026. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Curtley “Curt” Franklin Neal, Jr.

Mr. Curtley “Curt” Franklin Neal, Jr., age 82, of Peachtree City, passed away May 25, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.26.22
 
City of Williamson - Regular Monthly Meeting
May 12, 2022 at 7 p.m.

WILLIAMSON - This was a short meeting with the highlight of the meeting being the passage of a motion for a referendum to go on the November ballot to allow distilled package sales. It was a 3-1 vote. Click here for more.

5.26.22
 
Upson County Jury Convicts Gang Leaders

UPSON - This morning, May 26, 2022, an Upson County jury convicted Andre Denard Noble, a 37-year-old male from Griffin, and Myrrin Kendrell Watson, a 43-year-old man from Griffin, for violation of two counts of Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). Click here for more.

Submitted 5.26.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Patricia “Patti” Ann Erwin Britt

Mrs. Patricia “Patti” Ann Erwin Britt, of Molena, passed away May 24, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.25.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results from the May 24, 2022 Primary Election

ZEBULON - These are the results of the 2022 Primary Election in Pike County. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.24.22
 
Arrest of Fugitive Who Attacked an Atlanta Police Officer

GRIFFIN - On May 19th, 2022, Carlos Elder (32 years old) of Griffin, surrendered himself without incident to members of the US Marshal Service Southeast Fugitive Task Force, Spalding County Special Operations, Spalding County STING Unit and the Atlanta Police Department after he was located and arrest warrants were served on him for drug, weapons, and driving charges at a residence located on Vineyard Ridge Drive where he had been hiding. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.24.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Bosch: Legacy

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 5.24.22
 
Upson County... Update: New Traffic Pattern for Widening
of SR 3 /SR19 /FM CR 73 Project: June 6th

THOMASTON - GDOT contractors, CW Matthews will be shifting the traffic to the outside lanes on SR 3 mainline on Sunday, June 6th, 2022 in order to switch to the next stage of the plans which includes constructing the concrete median. This will take place at 7 pm Sunday night and go until 7 am Monday morning June 6, 2022. Message boards have been placed warning about the new traffic pattern.

This project widens the 4-lanes of US 19 to make them 12'. It also proposes to add a raised median. The project begins at the intersection of US 19 and County Road and ends at the intersection of US 19 and Atwater Road, approximately 2 miles north of Thomaston. Also, as part of this project, Delray road will be realigned to intersect with US 19 and Jimmerson Road. A signal will be added at this location.

Submitted 5.24.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 5.24.22
 
FBI Seeks Information to Help Find Olivia Fowler

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Division of the FBI and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public's assistance in locating Olivia Fowler. Fowler, a mother of three, was last seen on August 13, 2021, walking along Pebblebrook Road (outside the town of Manchester) in Meriwether County, Georgia. She was last seen wearing a tie-dye shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. Her personal belongings were left behind. Fowler has ties to Meriwether County, Harris County, Talbot County, and Upson County, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.24.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Outer Range

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 5.24.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Molena Man Arrested After Firing Shots
in Zebulon and Barnesville

BARNESVILLE and ZEBULON - A 21 year old Molena resident has been charged with shooting related crimes in Barnesville and Zebulon that took place on May 21, 2022. There was an armed robbery in Barnesville and a drive by shooting at a Zebulon residence. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.23.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews The Northman

Jackie K. Cooper's 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 5.24.22
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - Zebulon Police Department has made the following arrests:
1. Dorilion Gomez, 37-year-old male from Covington, for no license and hands-free law.
2. Darivs Copeland, 36-year-old male from Thomaston, for brake light, possession marijuana, possession schedule I, and possession of firearm.
3. Deon Artis, 24-year-old male from Griffin, for failure to appear in court in Zebulon.
4. Barbie Goolsby, female from Thomaston, for violation of probation Thomaston.
5. Michael Leach, male from Jackson, for failure to maintain lane, tag light, DUI less safe, and DUI refusal.
6. Christopher Hilley, male from Thomaston, for public drunk, disorderly conduct, and loitering.

Submitted 5.23.22
 
Flashback: 2nd Annual Keep It Clean Spring Fling

ZEBULON - With temperatures dipping into the thirties and winds gusting at 40 mph, the cards were stacked against getting a group of volunteers together to pick up litter on the sides of Pike County roads during the second annual Keep It Clean Spring Fling. However, when you put out the call for people passionate about our community, Pike County delivers in full! Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.22
 
VA Clinic in Zebulon Nearing Completion
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The VA Clinic is coming closer to completion by the day. Pike County Times will dispel one myth and then give a list of services that will be provided when the clinic opens. The facility is large and will be offering a variety of veterans’ services for veterans tied to the Decatur VA Hospital. 6 PACT Teams (patient aligned care teams) will be working out of the Zebulon Clinic. Click here for more.

5.21.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Mary Ann “Bobbie” Hardy Ash

Ms. Mary Ann “Bobbie” Hardy Ash, age 78, of Locust Grove, passed away May 20, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.21.22
 
Pike County Goes to the Polls

ZEBULON - "We had 1890 votes cast during Advance Voting, which works out to be a voter turnout of 13%," said Pike County Elections Supervisor David Neyhart.

"This is almost double the May 2020 primary, which had 961 votes cast," he said.

Election Day is Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information on candidates as well as reviewing a copy of the Democratic and Republican sample ballots can be found in the articles above.

Submitted 5.20.22
 
Search Warrant leads to Felony Arrest by Zebulon PD

ZEBULON - On Wednesday May 18, 2022 the Zebulon Police Department in conjunction with the GBI, ended an in depth investigation, with the execution of a Search warrant as well as arrest warrants for Trafficking Cocaine. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Commissioners Choose Ameripro
to Provide Ambulance Service
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - In a Special Called Meeting held at 4:30 p.m. today, commissioners voted 4-1 to sign a contract with Ameripro to begin service in Pike County when Veterans ends their service here on June 10, 2022. Click here for more.

5.16.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, May 16, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Courtroom 2, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a special meeting to discuss the ambulance contract. The public is invited to attend.
1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................... ….Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION…………………………………………………………...…Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ........................................................ Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion of Ambulance Contract.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 5.14.22
 
Gov. Kemp: Georgia Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that DOR will begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds this week. This initiative is a result of House Bill 1302, which the Georgia General Assembly recently passed, and Governor Kemp signed into law. This legislation allows for an additional refund of income taxes from 2020, due to the state experiencing a revenue surplus. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.14.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Veterans Ends Ambulance Contract with Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Veterans Ambulance Service has given notice to the Pike County that it will be terminating its services here in Pike County on June 10, 2022. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.11.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Fire Breaks Out at Oink Joint Overnight

ZEBULON - Around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, May 10, a smoke alarm call came in for emergency response for a smoke detector activation at the MarketPlace on the Square in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.10.22
 
Pike County Is Applying For a Community Block Development Grant (CDBG)

ZEBULON - There will be a public hearing in the meeting tomorrow at 9 a.m. in which the public can give their input in regards to the development of the application of the CDBG project to help with drainage, the expansion of Tanyard Road to DOT specifications, and repaving of the road. [Note from the Editor: Yes, the wording in the legal notice is HORRIBLE, but it's a federal grant, and the feds can require whatever they want to when it comes to running an ad for a public hearing. However, the ad is for Tanyard Road and the purposes above.] Carol Southard is the administrator who is putting this grant together for the county at no cost up front. Her fees will be built into this grant at the end if the county is awarded the grant. An engineer is also helping to pull together the information needed for this grant. The deadline is coming up quick so those who live on that road need to help if you can.

Residents of Tanyard Road... What are your complaints about the road? I drove it today, and it was pretty scary. My complaints are that it is too narrow to pass by another car--let alone a school bus!!, the ditches need a lot of work, and the potholes are terrible. But my biggest complaint is that the road is too narrow. I don't live on the road so I can't tell those reading the grant how much something like this would help you, but you can. Email Carol at carolann392@yahoo.com and sign your letter with your address so she can include it in the grant. **Deadline to email to Carol is midnight on June 2nd since she has to pack everything together and send it out the next day.

Do you live on Tanyard Road or even elsewhere in the county and have questions? The meeting tomorrow is open to the public, and Carol will be there to answer your questions. If you can't go, you can catch up through www.pikecountytimes.com or through the county website at https://pike.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/meetingsresponsive.aspx.

5.10.22
 
Pike County Has a New Elections Supervisor
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - David Neyhart is Pike County’s Elections Supervisor. He has only been with the county for a short time. When Pike County Times asked for an opportunity to interview and introduce him to the community, he gratiously agreed. Click here for more.

5.3.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 28, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
The Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive Savannah, GA 31421
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be having a Special Called Meeting in Savannah at the Westin where they are all attending an ACCG Conference for the next several days. [Note from the Editor: I don't expect that a major decision will be made there but have asked that it be put out to the public somehow live if there is. Sometimes emergencies arise that can't be helped. I trust that county attorney will put a stop to something that isn't legal.]

From the Post Agenda:
The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421. Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, Jason Proctor and James Jenkins attended. County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Angela Blount were also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)).
1. CALL TO ORDER ............................................................................... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. SILENT INVOCATION……………………………………………….Chairman Briar Johnson
3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
Motion/second by Commissioners Proctor/Daniel to approve the agenda, motion carried 5-0.
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. County Manager Brandon Rogers requests Executive Session for consultation with the County Attorney, or other legal counsel, to discuss pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions brought or to be brought by or against the county or any officer or employee or in which the county or any officer or employee may be directly involved, as provided in O.C.G.A. §50-14-2(1), germane to potential litigation.
Motion/second by Commissioners Guy/Daniel to adjourn Regular Session and enter into Executive Session at 4:35 p.m., motion carried 5-0.
Motion/second by Commissioners Daniel/Proctor to adjourn Executive Session and enter into Regular Session at 5:23 p.m., motion carried 4-0, Commissioner Jenkins left meeting at 5:19 p.m.
5. ADJOURNMENT
Motion/second by Commissioners Daniel/Proctor to adjourn at 5:24 p.m., motion carried 4-0.

5.2.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

There were 2 department heads and me in the audience. All 5 commissioners, county clerk, county attorney, and county manager were also present. Click here for more.

4.21.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting to on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER .... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION .... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE .... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. COUNTY MANAGER’S BUDGET OVERVIEW AND Q/A SESSION .... Brandon Rogers
6. PUBLIC HEARING a. FY 2022-2023 Budget .... Discussion and Comments
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.
Click here to view a copy of the budget from the past meeting.

4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Department Head Retreat
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m.
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held this meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce in Zebulon. There was a Special Called Meeting for an executive sesion that was held after this meeting too. The write up has begun and will continue until it is complete. Click here for more.

Updated 4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 9:00 a.m
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 9:00 a.m at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

4.15.22
 
Board of Tax Assessors Closed on Wednesdays

ZEBULON - The Pike County Department of Assessment Office shall close the office on Wednesdays - beginning on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - until further notice, to allow staff time to complete preparation of the 2022 Tax Digest Application(s), Prebill Mobile Home Appeal(s), and Real and Personal Property Return(s).

Submitted 4.13.22
 
Williamson City Council Meeting - April 7, 2022

WILLIAMSON - Most of the chairs are full tonight. The meeting was held in the church rather than in city hall because of the need for space. On the agenda were discussions about the Wisteria Festival, update on distilled alcohol sales, discussion on creating a multi-city agreement with Concord and Molena, discussion on the search for a new city clerk, and a discussion regarding disseminating privileged City Business to individuals that have not requested them via an open records request. Click here for more.

4.8.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. P.S. The boat ramp at Flat Shoals is on this meeting agenda with both Tom Morgan and Walker Chandler on the agenda to speak. If you would like to make your opinion known, either get there for the Town Hall---which is only from 6:15 to 6:30 (no one else is allowed to speak in the meeting unless they are on the agenda)--or send an email to the County Clerk by noon tomorrow at ablount@pikecoga.com. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.28.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.18.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.8.21
 
Here is Brandon Roger's County Manager Contract
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The current county manager, Brandon Rogers, signed an employment agreement with the Pike County Board of Commissioners on August 12, 2020 that outlined his terms of employment. Here are the highlights of that agreement. Click here for more.

2.26.22
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners Workshop
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00 PM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00 PM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

2.23.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9 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, February 9, 2022 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. My apologies because it is ugly at the end, but this has been an issue for quite some time from the inclusion of items to the agenda at the last minute so items are not properly advertised to how citizens and employees have been treated by the county manager. I couldn't stay quiet and tell others to place a written complaint.]

2.22.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.24.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.8.22
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.8.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting to discuss and approve or deny the Pike County Redistricting Map on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. I expect this to be a short meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 12.20.21
 
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12.1.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

11.17.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.6.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a special called meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The following two items are on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. The public is invited to attend what will likely be a very short meeting.

Submitted 10.25.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will had a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for purpose of Discussion of American Rescue Plan projects. Water? Sewer? Protective equipment for our fire fighters? Broadband for the area on the south end of the county that will not be covered by Southern Rivers? Pike County will be receiving $3.6 million in ARP funds that will need to be spent in the next several years. The State of Georgia is also putting out funds for projects, and there was discussion of applying for grants under specific projects that match their criteria before the August 31 deadline. What does the Board want to pursue? Pike County Times will be there to find out tonight.

8.18.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.24.21
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Coming Soon: Southern Rivers Energy Fiber Broadband Internet

BARNESVILLE — In February, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) announced its partnership with Conexon Connect to build a fiber network alongside its electric distribution system to bring high-speed internet services to SRE members. Since then, staff on both sides have been working diligently on the network design, engineering and establishing roles for the project. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.18.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2021-2022 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to approve/deny the second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.14.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.26.21
 
SPECIAL CALLED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM
Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia - Department Head Retreat

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times is not planning to attend this all day event at this time though things are subject to change.]

Submitted 4.10.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Annual Budget Hearings Scheduled

ZEBULON - The budget process has been rolling since February of this year. Notification was given to Department Heads, Constitutional Officers, and Component Units that their budget requests were due by March 1. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

4.1.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.27.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020)
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020) at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The solar farm was approved with stipulations that included additional setbacks and a 5 year 3rd party review of decommission bond. I have not finished up on this meeting yet. It was 2 hours long.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.20.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the October 30, 2020 meeting concerning the 2020 Tax Levy for both the county and school system. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the November 5, 2020 meeting to approve the issuance of Alcohol License without having a designated agent to Saifullah Bhamani d/b/a The Rock Store. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - There will be an Executive Session of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. There is only one item on the agenda which reads as follows: County Manager requests Executive Session for consultation with the county attorney, or other legal counsel, to discuss pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions brought or to be brought by or against the county or any officer or employee or in which the county or any officer or employee may be directly involved as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-2(1); germane to Alcohol Licensing.

Submitted 11.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, located at 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. *We encourage that attendees follow recommended Covid-19 guidelines which include staying home if you are ill/not feeling well, washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face covering (recommended but not required)*
1. CALL TO ORDER - Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION - Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -. Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 - Password: 6nve0c

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 Password: 6nve0c Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.20
 
Pike County Times Reauthorizes 2017 Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Request
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times became acquainted with Clayton Kuhles from MIA Recoveries, Inc. because of his work to bring home the airmen from the "Hot as Hell" crash that brought WWII Bombardier 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford home to Concord in 2017. Kuhles discovered the crash site in 2006 in a remote part of India and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) brought home remains from 1st Lt. Oxford. You can read more about his long journey home to Concord in 2017 by clicking here.

Pike County Times reported that the DPAA awarded a high bidder with a contract for Northeastern India Recovery Work in 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India where Kuhles had a lot of experience in recovery and a bid that was $428,000 less than the company who was awarded the contract. Kuhles placed a complaint with the Naval Inspector General, and Pike County Times placed a FOIA for information pertaining to this contract.

Pike County Times received an emailed letter from the Department of Defense FOIA Division advising that it regretted the delay in completing the request and asking if Pike County Times would still like to receive the information that has been requested along with its current caseload of 3,486 requests on August 28, 2020. (This request was one of 2,961 open requests on July 9, 2019.) The letter read as follows: "...we understand that due to the passage of time and changing needs of requesters, it is possible that you no longer have an interest in the documents you requested. Therefore, we ask that you review your enclosed request and confirm your continued interest in the requested information September 30, 2020." Pike County Times sent a letter authorizing the continuation of this FOIA by email today. When the information is finally received, Pike County Times will review and update the article. Click here to read the original articles. Part I is at the bottom of the page with Part II at the top as an update.

8.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: The Grady Contract will be discussed in the Executive Session.] Click here for more.

Submitted 7.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.27.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, June 12, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

Commissioners Tim Guy, Tim Daniel, Jason Proctor, and Chairman Briar Johnson were present at the meeting along with County Clerk Angela Blount and County Attorney Rob Morton. Commissioner James Jenkins was not present at the meeting. An Interim County Manager was named in this meeting. Click here to read more.

6.12.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................................... Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
3. NEW BUSINESS: WORKSHOP – FY 2020-2021 Budget
4. ADJOURNMENT

The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.30.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
April 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

4.29.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. PLEASE NOTE: Pike County Board of Commissioners will be following and enforcing the Executive Orders issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more.

4.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on January 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior to the beginning of the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART I
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has covered news for Griffin and Spalding County when time allowed over the past several years. This investigation began because the Griffin Police Department (PD) began issuing press releases only on Facebook and not to the press at the end of January of 2019. The policy has since changed, then changed back, and then changed again, but lately Griffin PD has begun issuing regular press releases to the press again. In the course of this discussion over whether something can be called a “press release” if it is not issued and sent to the press, Pike County Times decided to investigate whether there was a difference in how the local and Atlanta media were treated as well as seeing if any news media were singled out for special treatment. This is the first part of a four part series of articles. Click here for more.

UPDATE 12.1.21: Nothing has changed. Persecution of one reporter continues by the Griffin Police Department, and the City of Griffin continues to allow it.

10.7.19
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2008
 
Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs or check out http://www.fullblownfirearms.com for more details about training and gunsmithing and follow Full Blown Firearms on Facebook.

Full Blown Firearms is located at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton just south of the racetrack. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

Call Steve J. Reeves Land Surveying at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

CONCORD - Let us be your 1st Choice for all of your electrical, heating and air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, alarm systems and more! We also install and service alarm systems for the discriminating building owner. 1st Choice Mechanical provides residential and commercial HVAC and electrical installation and service.

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm is located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia and specializes in Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation.

Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

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Thank You to North Griffin Animal Hospital

GRIFFIN - Looking for a complete wellness care for your cats and dogs including preventative and diagnostic services? Look no further than North Griffin Animal Hospital located at 1799 North Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223. Does your pet need surgery including spay or a neuter, urgent care, or dental work? The experienced vets and techs of North Griffin Animal Hospital would love the opportunity to provide this much-needed care for your beloved pet.

Call NGAH at 770-227-4125 to set up an appointment. Click on their advertisement on the right side of the page to read more about them on their website. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Reagan Remodeling

MOLENA - If you need some work done around your house from decks and porches to flooring and handmade cabinets, all Anthony Reagan at Reagan Remodeling. He has 40 years of experience that he can put to work for you! Click here to see examples of his work.

If you're looking for quality work, look no further than Reagan Remodeling. Anthony Reagan from Reagan Remodeling has 40 years of experience. And he's local! Give Anthony a call at 404-886-8508 for an appointment or estimate. Tell him that you saw his work on Pike County Times!

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The R.F. Strickland Building Is Available for Special Occasions

CONCORD - The R.F. Strickland Building is a historical event center located in Concord, Georgia. This building has been beautifully restored to host events such as weddings, reunions, parties, ballroom dancing and much more.

For availability and rental rates text or call 678-544-3935 or by email at deputyclerk.concord@gmail.com. Click here to see more photos.

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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
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