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Republican Rally on the Courthouse Lawn - September 27

ZEBULON - Join us this Sunday on the Pike County Courthouse lawn for a Republican Candidate Meet and Greet. We will have a voter registration booth to register new voters along with answering voter questions. Our local candidate Beth Camp for Georgia House District 131 will be in attendance. President Trump, Senator Perdue, Senator Loeffler, and U.S Rep Collins will all have campaign representatives in attendance. Trump merchandise will be available for purchase along with signs and stickers from other Republican candidates.

Submitted 9.24.20
 
UPDATED: Have You Completed Your Census Yet?
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Have you participated in the Census yet? Your answer directly affects the amount of state and federal funds that can be allocated to our cities and Pike County over the next 10 years including possible funds for broadband. Please note: There is also a note in here for those concerned about privacy. Click here to fill out the census.

9.24.20
 
Utilities Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Incoming VA Clinic
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 11, 2020 to celebrate the providing of the utilities and the construction management of the new Veterans Administration (VA) Clinic in Zebulon. The property is located just north of Freshway and is projected to be wrapped up by September of 2021. Click here for more.

9.24.20
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Continues to Provide Virtual Programs

ZEBULON - Although current conditions have prevented in-house group gatherings, the library continues to provide regular programs for its patrons. All story programs are virtual and can be viewed on the library’s Facebook page. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.24.20
 
Farm Safety
By Guest Columnist Glen Rains, UGA Extension

ZEBULON - This is National Farm Safety Week 2020. This year’s farm safety theme is “Every Farmer Counts.” Focusing on individual farmers helps to drive home the message that farm safety is very personal. If someone is injured or killed on the farm, it can affect the family, neighbors and the whole community. Click here for more.

Subbmitted 9.24.20
 
Thieves Hit Vehicles in Hutchinson Farms Area Over the Weekend

WILLIAMSON - Several cars were broken into this weekend in the area of Hutchinson Farms Subdivision. The incidents happened on Sunday night/Monday morning. Investigators from the Pike County Sheriff's Office are following up on leads.

Major David Neal said that thieves especially target vehicles with laptops, debit cards, purses, guns, and other items laying out in the vehicle so he advised residents throughout the county to please remove your valuables and lock your vehicles.

9.22.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Martin Armbrust

Mr. William Martin Armbrust, age 79 of Thomaston, departed this life on Monday, September 21, 2020, to be reunited with his beloved wife of 39 years. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.22.20
 
Republican Beth Camp for District 131 Representative

ZEBULON - You need a State Representative that will support your ideas, fight for the needs of your community and earn your respect. For someone who truly cares for Lamar, Pike & Upson counties, look no further than Republican Beth Camp. Beth Camp knows the value of being connected. That's why she is running for this position. Help her help you. She will prioritize education & rural economic development, protect innocent life and the unborn, uphold the U.S. & Georgia Constitutions as written, and champion Christian conservative values. She believes our area is unique and needs a voice at the State House who can represent the real people who live here. Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 9.22.20
 
Need Help Planning and Saving Money on a Disney Vacation?

GRIFFIN - Tina Winder is a Vacation Specialist with Wishing On A Star Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and has helped make many dreams come true over the past three years. Tina lives in Griffin, Georgia, is married to a wonderful husband who loves Walt Disney World as much as she does, and they have 4 adult daughters and 8 grandchildren. “Creating those ‘Once in a Lifetime’ moments with my family is something I deeply love.” Planning a Disney vacation can be stressful and overwhelming so Tina’s goal is help take that stress away so that you can enjoy your vacation without having to worry about all the details! Click here for more. Thank you to Wishing On A Start Travel for supporting hometown news.

Submitted 9.22.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM. Meeting ID: 995 9302 7476. Password: 6nve0c
Commissioners will consider use of the courthouse grounds from Holly Ortiz of the Pike County Republican Party on Sunday, September 27 from 2-5 p.m. for Republican Trump Rally/Meet and Greet for Candidates. Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 9.22.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Infidel

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 9.22.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Connie Faye Arrington Johnston

Mrs. Connie Faye Arrington Johnston, age 69, of Barnesville, passed away September 11, 2020, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.21.20
 
Condolences to the Family of William Jordan Corley

William Jordan Corley, age 29, of Meansville, passed away September 18, 2020, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.19.20
 
Proclamation on the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Flags to Fly at Half Staff Until Sunset on the Date of Interment

WASHINGTON DC - As a mark of respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 7 of title 4, United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.20
 
Georgia Public Library System Offers Free E-Card to Access Digital Resources

ZEBULON - Recently, the Georgia Public Library System (GPLS) launched its new online self-registration that will enable all Georgia residents to receive access to e-resources. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Investigators Search for Bank Robbery Suspect
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - Deputies responded to a report of a bank robbery this afternoon in Concord at the First Bank of Pike. 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 9.18.20
 
Roads Closings and Reopenings After Flooding

PIKE COUNTY - Below is a list of road closures in Pike County due to the substantial rainfall. The roads are still being evaluated. PLEASE, if you see water over the roadway do NOT drive through it. Call 911 and report water over a roadway.

Pike EMA reports that the only roads that remain closed are Old Zebulon at Powder Creek and Hunter Road with the Road Department scraping on roads now.

UPDATE 5 p.m. In addition to the above list of closed roads in the past 24 hours, Pike County has had 12 trees come down with 1 of those trees taking down a powerline which made the transformer blow. The red lights in town were flashing earlier too. Thank you to the Sheriff's Office and Public Works for working together to handle these safety issues for our citizens!

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Sign Up to Be a Part of the Virtual Red Clay 5K - Starting Oct 14

ZEBULON - In October 2019, the Red Clay 5K was held during the Concord Country Jubilee. This year, the Jubilee has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, but the 2020 Red Clay 5K has not been cancelled. In 2020, the Red Clay 5K is going virtual! We hope you will join us to run or walk the 5K to raise funds for jail and prison ministry. The VIRTUAL 2020 RED CLAY 5K will be hosted by Racery.com. Click here to see how it works.

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Help Support Dee Parrott In Her Fight Against Cancer - Sept 26

MEANSVILLE - We are super excited about showing support for Dee and family on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Dingers for Dee homer derby! Swings start at 10 a.m. until around 3:30 p.m. Drop by anytime for 25 pitches for $20 (with two buy back ins allowed at $25 each and the highest score on 25 pitches stands). Bring your own pitcher and/or balls or there will be volunteer pitchers and balls available. Homerun totals will be listed on a large board behind home plate during the derby. Winners will be notified and the trophy ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. with trophies and medals presented for first and second place.

Come out and earn a trophy (or medal) in honor of Dee at the Dingers for Dee Homerun Derby on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Danielly Park in Meansville. Call or text 912-531-2702 or email Rachel.Rebecca.McDaniel@gmail.com to sign up today! Cost is only $20! Dee Parrott and her whole family have had such an impact on so very many people! Please join efforts to support her as she battles cancer. All proceeds from this event will go to help with medical expenses as she continues the biggest fight of her life. There will be a Music Festival going on at the same time so you can do both! Click here for more.

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Music Festival in Meansville - September 26

MEANSVILLE - There will be a music festival in Meansville on Saturday, September 26 from 12-6 p.m. at Danielly Park at Life Springs Church in Meansville featuring Rivers Edge, Matt Floyd, Caleb Anthony, Logan Winkles and Hartley Station, the Casters, and Gracie May. There will be pony rides, bouncers, food, arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more! Entry is free.

Life Springs Church is located at 10608 Hwy 109 East. The Dingers for Dee Homer Derby will be going on at the same time so you can do both!

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Molena City Council to Hold Zoning Ordinance Workshop

MOLENA - Molena City Council will hold a Zoning Ordinance Workshop in order to discuss Molena zoning ordinances on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. at City Hall, which is located 10 Spring Road, Molena, GA 30258.

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Stacie Annette Williams

Ms. Stacie Annette Williams, age 54, of Griffin, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.17.20
 
Update on the Concord Road Culvert
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - County Manager Brandon Rogers advised by phone today that the contract has been signed, and McLeroy is inquiring on how to lower the pond levels so they can get this project rolling. The water from this hurricane is going to delay that starting for a few days more, but it should be beginning soon and the contract requires this project to be completed by the end of the year. Pike County Times will update with more information as soon as it is available. Thank you to County Manager Brandon Rogers for his quick response on this inquiry!

9.16.20
 
Wreck on Sunday Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital by Lifeflight

MEANSVILLE - There was a wreck involving a truck and a motorcycle at Sandefur Road and Hwy 19 around 11:37 a.m. on Sunday. Leonard Shirley, 70 years old, was driving 2006 Dodge truck that pulled out in front of Charles Hopper, 39 years old, on a motorcycle. The motorcycle was riding northbound on Hwy 19 when the Dodge truck pulled onto Hwy 19 from Sandefur Road which towing another vehicle. The tow strap struck the rider of the motorcycle and ejected him. The rider was transported to Grady by Lifeflight. The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.

9.16.20
 
Pike Post 197 American Legion to Host Zebulon 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk Benefiting Youth Programs - September 26

ZEBULON - On 26 September 2020, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will conduct its 11th 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk in the city of Zebulon. Address for the event is the Pike County American Legion Post 197, 645 Meansville St, Zebulon, GA 30295. The Run/Walk start window is 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. Recommend arriving early in the window to beat the heat. The proceeds benefit the community and Veteran programs which include assisting and honoring Veterans and their families, and community patriotic programs. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.16.20
 
CMS Releases Medicaid and CHIP T-MSIS Data to Provide Public Access and Transparency into Program Performance

WASHINGTON DC - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data that is used for monitoring program performance and analyzing state and federal payments for services. The Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data provides information on key topics including service utilization and spending, and supports research and analysis that helps improve quality of care for beneficiaries. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.16.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Former County Manager Ron Alexander Part 3
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has walked through the hiring of many county managers over the years. Some employments have gone smoothly, and some have not. This is the final installment of this series of articles. 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!

9.15.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Lawson Jackson (Jack) Ison

Mr. Lawson Jackson (Jack) Ison, age 88, of Griffin and Carrabelle, FL, passed away September 12, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.14.20
 
Update On Midway Road

WILLIAMSON - Midway Road culvert replacement is complete, and the road is open for traffic.

Submitted 9.14.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Karen Maria (Allen) Earls

Mrs. Karen Maria (Allen) Earls, age 66, of Zebulon, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 11 September 2020, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.14.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ralph Edward Palmer

Mr. Ralph Edward Palmer, age 79, of Concord, passed away September 9, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.14.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Tenent

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 9.14.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Tulsa

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 9.14.20
 
Sixth Order Extends Statewide Judicial Emergency
Grand Jury Proceedings Authorized to Resume

ATLANTA - The State Bar of Georgia advised that grand jury proceedings may resume under an order signed today by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The order extends until Oct. 10 the Statewide Judicial Emergency Chief Justice Melton first declared on March 14, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the sixth time it has been extended for 30 days as state law allows. Under today’s order, the chief judge of each superior court is authorized to resume grand jury proceedings “if doing so can be done safely and in compliance with public health guidance based on local conditions.” Click here for more.

Submitted 9.11.20
 
Update on Ambulance Service In Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners and Grady EMS have gone back and forth about the ambulance contract since it went into effect on July 1, 2020. Pike County Times has obtained the official exit date of our current ambulance service, the amount of money that is being paid to them, and the number of ambulances that are being provided per our contract. Click here for more.

Updated 9.11.20
 
Flags to Half Staff for Patriot Day - September 11

Friday, September 11th, 2020 marks the 19 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning. By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11. A section of the law is below:

''§ 144. Patriot Day''(a) DESIGNATION.-September 11 is Patriot Day.''(b) PROCLAMATION.-The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on-
''(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;
''(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001; and'
'(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.''

ADDED: Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the flags to be lowered to half staff here in the State of Georgia. Click here to read the Executive Order from the Governor's website.

Submitted 9.10.20
 
Patriot Day Memorial Display/Voter Registration

On 11 September 2020, the Legion Family will ensure there is a Pike County Patriots Day (9-11) observance for the community. This year because of the pandemic, the Legion Family will conduct a modified observance in front (south side) of the Courthouse. Starting a 10:00 a.m. a 9-11 Memorial will be on display until 3:00 p.m. for the public to view.

The memorial honors the 2,799 victims who perished that fateful day on 11 September 2001. The 343 fire fighters, 60 law enforcement officers, 8 Emergency Medical Technicians, and 55 military will also be honored. 9-11 fact sheets will also be available for reading. While the display is occurring, Legion Family Volunteers will be manning a Legion Family/Veteran information table and conducting voter registration. Take this opportunity to refresh your memory on the events of 9-11, and register to vote if you have not done so for this important upcoming election.

Submitted 9.10.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 4:30 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.]

9.10.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sarah Hatchett Hammond

Mrs. Sarah Hatchett Hammond, age 85, of Williamson, passed away September 9, 2020, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.10.20
 
MOLENA CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, September 14, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

The Molena City Council will meet on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. in City Hall in Molena, Georgia. The public is invited to attend. Items on the agenda include: INVITED GUESTS A. Dependable Waste Services - Contract change request to new company name, B. Paul Smith and Skip Ferron - Subdivision approval and initial request for rezoning to C3, C. Lumsden Properties - Loft Apartment building behind Mustard Seed, D. Lumsden Properties - Mother-In-Law Suite/Cottage/Detached guest quarters, E. J. Joel Edwards Public Library - Electronic library cards for Pike County Children; CHIEF OF POLICE REPORT; rEPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES: A. Buildings, Streets and Grounds- Allison Turner, B. Public Safety- Damon Riggins, C. Ways & Means- Glenn Beckham, D. Water- Jennifer Riggins; MAYOR’S REPORT; OLD/UNFINISHED BUSINESS: A. CARES Act, B. City Zoning Ordinances, C. Metal Building Demo, D. Renovation update, E. Molena Jail Renovations; NEW BUSINESS: A. Approve changes to HR policy, B. Schedule October Budget Workshop, C. Schedule Ordinance Workshop; EXECUTIVE SESSION; and COUNCIL COMMENTS. The next regular meeting will be held on October 12, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Submitted 9.10.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Is Finally Getting an Animal Shelter
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County broke ground on its new animal shelter today.The county has a small facility that can handle dangerous and vicious dogs, but this will be a regular facility that will grow into a shelter where the Pike County community can adopt animals. This facility was made possible by a grant from the CLC Foundation. 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!

9.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, September 9, 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, September 9, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.9.20
 
Culvert Replacement Taking Place on Midway Road

ZEBULON - Midway Road between Twin Oaks Road and Saddlelakes Subdivision will be closed for two days for culvert replacement.

Submitted 9.8.20
 
No COVID-19 Testing At the Health Department on Saturday, Sept 12th

ZEBULON - "Due to low demand, we not be offering COVID-19 testing at the Pike County Health Department this Saturday, September 12, 2020," advised Hayla Folden, Public Information Officer of District 4, Georgia Department of Public Health "We will continue to offer testing on Tuesday’s of each week 9am-11am."

Submitted 9.8.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Mulan

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 9.8.20
 
2nd Saturday Griffin Gameday - Downtown Griffin

GRIFFIN - It's GAME TIME in Downtown Griffin- time to celebrate the start of fall and football with 2nd Saturday Griffin Gameday, sponsored by University of Georgia Griffin Campus. The Downtown Market will take place at Historic City Hall, 201 East Solomon Street from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and features local vendors with fresh Georgia grown produce and products. U.S. 2020 Census takers will be available here to help resident complete their Census information online. The deadline for completion is September 30, 2020.

The Art Walk on North Hill Street features local artists and live painters hosted by Rue Colline Art Gallery and Studios, with original works available for purchase. Create your own experience at 'Stache Studio with art kits or at Hollowood at Home's new Candle Bar, explore boutique shops and Fall Open House at The Cotton Mill and Rustic Lantern & Co, take advantage of 2nd Saturday specials, and enjoy the After Dark entertainment at Doc. Hollidays. Saloon. Football Flashbacks airing at participating restaurants throughout the day with GoCups available starting at 4:00 pm, Plus, have a chance to win $1,000 at the Griffin/Spalding Chamber of Commerce's Cow Chip Bingo event. Tune in for a virtual experience with live demos, Griffin Gameday history, and downtown business spotlights! Or put on your favorite team gear and come downtown to shop, dine, and explore.

Submitted 9.8.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Harry Calvin Boden Jr.

Harry Calvin Boden Jr., of pike county, GA, formerly of Acosta PA, died at his daughter Jodi’s residence in Upson County surrounded by his family. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.3.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 25, 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, August 25, 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. [Note from the Editor: Some of the items on this agenda include representatives from Ameripro EMS and Veterans Medical Transport, discussion of the ambulance contract, opening sealed bids for auditing services for the county, a public hearing for the proposed condo for 55 and up on Hwy 19, and more. This meeting is complete.]

9.3.20
 
Pike Family Connection Meets on the First Thursday of Each Month

Pike Family Connection will meet on on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Christ Chapel in Zebulon, and everyone is welcome to attend. Christ Chapel is located at 68 Old Zebulon Road on Hwy 19 across from the 9th Grade Academy. It will also be on FB Live. September's meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 9 AM - 10:15 AM. MY STORY IS......SPECIAL GUESTS: Community Partner Spotlight: Mr. Rufus Clemmons - Hope 4 Tomorrow Pike County Optimist Club. My Story: Jordan - Southern Crescent Technical College. Impact Presentation: Susan Vaughn, Ferst Readers. Learning to Read! Reading to Learn! The impact of Early Childhood Literacy: Opening the Door to Educational Success!

It is recommended that attendees follow DPH/CDC guidelines regarding social distancing. Hand sanitizer and a limited amount of face masks will be available. Find out more about Pike Family Connection through their FB link: www.facebook.com/connectpike/. Thank you to Pike Family Connection for supporting hometown news.

Submitted 9.3.20
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR LABOR DAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Submitted 9.3.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry Mezick

Mr. Larry Mezick, age 73, of Meansville, passed away August 31, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.1.20
 
Sheriff's Office Investigates Call to Pike County High School
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A call from a blocked number was received at the Pike County High School this morning that prompted security procedures for the school. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office was notified in order to track down the address of the residence from which the call was made and interview the caller. It was determined that there was not a credible threat to the school. Click here for more.

9.1.20
 
National POW/MIA Memorial Display/Voter Registration

On 18 September, the Legion Family will conduct the Pike County National POW/MIA Recognition Day observance. Due to the effects of the pandemic, the Legion Family will conduct a modified observance in front (south side) of the Courthouse in Zebulon. Starting a 10:00 a.m. a POW/MIA table and chair static display/memorial will be on display at both locations, as well as POW/MIA facts and the military biographies of Pike County former POWs and current MIAs. The tribute will be on display from until 3:00 p.m. for the public to view.

While the display is occurring, the Legion Family Volunteers will be manning a Legion Family/Veteran information table. At the Courthouse location, Post 197 will be also conducting voter registration. Take this opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our prisoners of war and missing in action armed forces members, and to register to vote if you have not done so for these important upcoming elections.

Submitted 9.1.20
 
Voter Registration to Be Held in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Voter Registration will be held at the Zebulon Freshway Market on September 19 and October 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It is open to all three parties (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian) to give people the opportunity to vote. All you need is a photo ID. Please call Steven Yerkes at 770-584-3909 if you have any questions. October 5 is the deadline to register to vote in this election. If you have a question of whether or not you are registered, please call the Registrar’s Office at 770-567-2003.

9.1.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Recommends...

These are my recommendations on what you might want to be watching on your favorite streaming service. clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 9.1.20
 
Kemp Renews Public Health State of Emergency, COVID-19 Safety Measures

ATLANTA – On August 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.1.20
 
DHS, USCIS to Modernize, Define the Collection of Biometrics
Expanded Use of Biometrics Would Improve Screening and Vetting Processes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security today announced the imminent publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes expanding department authorities and methods for collecting biometrics that will establish a defined regulatory purpose for biometrics. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.1.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Melvin Pendley

Mr. Charles Melvin Pendley, Jr., age 47, of Zebulon, passed away August 31, 2020, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.31.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Miles “Jim” Barnett

Mr. James Miles “Jim” Barnett, age 76, of Jackson, passed away August 30, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.31.20
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Road Closures in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY - The following roads are closed due to flooding....
Hunter Road - BACK OPEN
Melville Brown Road - BACK OPEN
Second District Road
Bethany Church Road at Spalding County Line
This list will be updated with reopenings, etc.

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 8.26.20
 
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Works with GEMA/HS
to Send PPE to Pike County Elections Workers

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is working with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to keep Georgia’s poll workers and elections officials safe from COVID-19. Raffensperger coordinated with Pike county elections officials to request masks, face shields, gloves, and disinfecting wipes to protect both elections staff and voters in November. GEMA/HS has agreed to fulfill the full request and will ship the requested PPE directly to county elections officials. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Nellie Doss

Mrs. Nellie Doss, age 79, passed away August 21, 2020, at Lake City Nursing and Rehab. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Rev. James William "Billy" Lawrence

Rev. James William "Billy" Lawrence, age 85, of Molena, passed away August 25, 2020, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of John Evan Hurt

John Evan Hurt, age 13, of Zebulon, passed away August 24, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.25.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Tonight's County Commission Meeting

ZEBULON - Ambulance bids rejected & put back out to bid until Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. North Hwy 19 Senior Condo/Duplex project denied. More tomorrow.

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!

8.25.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, August 24, 2020 – 5:00 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, August 24, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss an application for a private condo community for independent senior living restricted to age 55 and up.

This meeting was attended by all of the commissioners, County Clerk Angela Blount, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and County Attorney Rob Morton. There were about 10 people in the audience. It was a fact-finding meeting only, and no decisions were made in the meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more information including minutes from the Board of Appeals meeting held on Thursday night.

8.25.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Anne Clements Edwards

Anne Clements Edwards, age 91, of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020 with family by her side. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.24.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pedestrian Struck By a Vehicle on Hwy 18 Today

ZEBULON - A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling on Hwy 18 just east of Brazier Road a little before 1 p.m. today. He was transported by air ambulance to Grady Hospital.

Update 4:30 p.m. Pike County Times was advised that the car vehicle was coming toward Zebulon when a pedestrian was struck when crossing the road. Traffic investigators from the Sheriff's Office are following up on the accident at this time.

Update from the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 5:06 p.m. Pike County Deputies responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Highway 18 near Brazier Road this afternoon. A male juvenile was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Highway 18. Life flight responded to the scene and transported the juvenile to Atlanta for treatment. This case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office traffic investigators. Please remember all the parties involved in this terrible tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.

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!

8.24.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Am I Automatically Getting an Absentee Ballot
and Other Important Information for the November Election
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Board of Registrars asked Chief Registrar Lynn Vickers to reach out to the media to explain the absentee ballot process in the upcoming election. There will be some changes from the past election when it comes to absentee ballots as well as a couple of changes in polling locations on Election Day. 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!

8.24.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Herman Stephen Pias

Mr. Herman Stephen Pias, age 87, of Griffin, in Pike County, passed away August 22, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.24.20
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2016
 
Join the Intervene Challenge to Prevent Suicide - Sept 2

Join the I Will Intervene Challenge and save someone's world! Be a part of turning the tide on suicide. This virtual online suicide intervention skills training opportunity is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT. This is a community wide event for participants who are at least 16 years of age. The Intervene Challenge is a 3-hour workshop with more than 17,000 people trained nationwide since 2012. Click here for more information and do sign up.

Submitted 8.24.20
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2017
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews The One and Only Ivan

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 8.24.20
 
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 RLS at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2018
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Joyce Pritchard Hammett

Mary Joyce Pritchard Hammett, age 88, of Barnesville, GA passed away August 19, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.22.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Juanita Eades Maurmann

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Juanita Eades Maurmann, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Riverside Health and Rehab in Thomaston at the age of 97. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.22.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Thomas W. King

Mr. Thomas W. King, age 76, of Zebulon, passed away August 21, 2020, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.21.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Roy Alton Thompson

Mr. Roy Alton Thompson, age 78, of Woodbury, passed away August 18, 2020, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.19.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Miss Mildred Ann Huff

Miss Mildred Ann Huff, (known as Miss Ann), age 87 of Williamson, passed away August 18, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.18.20
 
Drug Arrest Made in Meansville
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - The Pike County Sheriff's Office received information in reference to 22 year old Jeremy Wooten and his possible involvement in the sale or distribution of illegal narcotics from his residence. Sheriff's Office personnel conducted an investigation into the activity of Wooten which resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for his residence on Myrtle Lane on Friday, August 7. Click here for more.

8.18.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Ruth Longino Caldwell

Mrs. Ruth Longino Caldwell, age 93, of Zebulon, passed away August 17, 2020, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.17.20
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority to Hold Regular Monthly Meeting

Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm in the baseball press box. The public is invited to attend. The agenda will include: Call to Order - Chairman Chris Childress, Approval of the Agenda, Approval of the minutes for the July 21, 2020 regular monthly meeting, Treasurer and Director’s Report - Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Soccer Improvements Phase 1a Report, and Other Business.

8.17.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Nelda Reid

Mrs. Nelda Reid, wife of the late Joseph Bernard Reid, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.17.20
 
29th Annual “Hands Across the Border” DUI Prevention Campaign Returns

ATLANTA - With some states seeing an increase in alcohol-related crashes and deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is looking to get drunk and drugged drivers off the road during the 29th annual “Hands Across the Border” DUI enforcement and awareness campaign on August 18-21. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.17.20
 
Kemp Renews COVID-19 Restrictions

ATLANTA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 08.15.20.01 along with the following statement: “In late July, I asked Georgians to do ‘Four Things for Four Weeks’ to stop COVID-19. Without a mandate, our citizens answered the call, and we are making progress. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.15.20
 
Kemp Issues Statement on Lawsuit Against Bottoms
and the Atlanta City Council

ATLANTA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement regarding litigation against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council: “I sued the City of Atlanta to immediately stop the shuttering of local businesses and protect local workers from economic instability. For weeks, we have worked in good faith with Mayor Bottoms, and she agreed to abandon the city’s Phase One roll-back plan, which included business closures and a shelter in place order. Unfortunately, the Mayor has made it clear that she will not agree to a settlement that safeguards the rights of private property owners in Georgia. Given this stalemate in negotiations, we will address this very issue in the next Executive Order. We will continue to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

In light of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' concession regarding the city’s Phase One roll-back plan and following her refusal in mediation to further negotiate a compromise, the Attorney General’s Office has filed to withdraw our pending lawsuit. The Governor’s current Executive Order expires this Saturday, August 15, at which time he will issue a new order with relevant language.

Submitted 8.13.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Lee Newton Middlebrooks III

Mr. Lee Newton Middlebrooks III, age 75, of Meansville, passed away August 13, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.13.20
 
Butts, Lamar and Monroe Counties... Interstate 75 Resurfacing Project to Install Double Lane Closures Through Upcoming Weekends

BUTTS, LAMAR, AND MONROE COUNTIES - Crews are currently milling and resurfacing 13 miles of Interstate 75 in Butts. Lamar and Monroe Counties will be closing two lanes of traffic in both directions from the Georgia 36/Barnesville interchange (exit 201) to milepost 195 (just before the Johnstonville Road interchange at exit 193) through upcoming weekends starting Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, weather permitting. The closures are necessary to protect workers doing specialized concrete and asphalt work in the lanes, giving them space to complete their tasks efficiently. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.12.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 12, 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, August 12, 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. Items of note on the agenda include the opening of sealed bids for ambulance service in Pike County and awarding of the bid on the Concord Road Culvert. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.12.20
 
Have You Completed Your Census Yet?
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Have you participated in the Census yet? Your answer directly affects the amount of state and federal funds that can be allocated to our cities and Pike County over the next 10 years including possible funds for broadband. Click here for more.

8.12.20
 
State Election Board Gives Unanimous Green Light
to Online Absentee Ballot Portal

ATLANTA - Georgia’s State Election Board unanimously voted to approve a rule authorizing the Secretary of State’s upcoming online absentee ballot request form portal. The online portal, which is currently undergoing testing, will make it easier for both Georgia voters to request absentee ballots in the future and for county officials to process the dramatic increase in absentee ballots seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.12.20
 
Pike County School Prayer Walk Was Held on August 8

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 8, 2020, about 50 people gathered in front of the 9th Grade Academy in Zebulon for the annual school prayer walk for Pike County. Proper social distancing was observed, and many wore masks as well. Click here for more.

8.10.20
 
A Look Behind the Curtain
By Guest Columnist Marie Broder, District Attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit

GRIFFIN - Much of my Office’s work is in the public eye. We regularly conduct trials and hearings that anyone can attend. Some of these cases become a topic for local media and social media discussion groups, and some even attract national media attention. But these cases are just a snapshot of what happens daily. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.10.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, July 28, 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, July 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. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.8.20
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Updates Safety Protocols

ZEBULON - Due to the rising COVID-19 numbers in Pike County and surrounding areas, the library respectfully requests the support of the public in wearing face coverings at all times while they are inside the library. Library assistant manager, Alyssa Williams, stated, “It’s very important to us that we are able to provide needed services to our patrons with as much comfort as possible; however, our main concern and responsibility right now is to keep our patrons, our community, and ourselves safe.” Click here for more.

Submitted 8.8.20
 
Sign Up For The Monthly Pike Extension Service Newsletter

ZEBULON - Are you receiving an emailed copy of the exclusive newsletter of the Pike County Extension Service? This month's newsletter tells about safely canning tomatoes that can be eaten all year round, being a part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, ornamental planting on septic drainfields, and has an update for our Pike County 4-H. If you would like to receive a copy of the monthly newsletter, please email your local UGA Extension Agent, Brooklyne Wassel at brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu. You can also contact her by phone at 770-567-2010. Please tell her that you found this information on Pike County Times! Click here to read this month's newsletter.

Submitted 8.7.20
 
Scam Alert: Scammers steal addresses of empty homes for rental cons, phony stores and more
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - For years, BBB has warned consumers against doing business with callers and online companies who don’t have a valid physical address. Scammers, never easily deterred, have found a way to associate an address with their shady dealings, and this has led to the birth of even more scams. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.7.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Lion's Club Depot Catches Fire
But Is Saved
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - An emergency call about a fire at the old Train Depot in Zebulon went out last night about 6:15 p.m. The Pike County Fire Department responded within minutes and put out the flames before too much damage was done to the 19th century building. Here is a glimpse of what happens when a citizen sees something and makes a phone call to take care of what could have been a huge historical loss for Pike County. Click here for more.

8.6.20
 
Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Restrictions

ATLANTA - On July 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.4.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates Former County Manager Ron Alexander Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has walked through the hiring of many county managers over the years. Some employments have gone smoothly, and some have not. Pike County has a reputation as a bit of a revolving door of late with the exception of John Hanson staying for six years. Ron Alexander applied for employment at Garden City, Georgia as the Director of Building Safety on July 16, 2014 and resigned from there at the end of December in 2019 and began working in Pike County just two weeks later. 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!

7.10.20
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Investigates
Former County Manager Ron Alexander
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has walked through the hiring of many county managers over the years. Some employments have gone smoothly, and some have not. Pike County has a reputation as a bit of a revolving door of late with the exception of John Hanson staying for six years with Bobby Bickley staying six months before resigning and Ron Alexander resigning after only five months on the job. There was no exposé after Bobby Bickley left; it just wasn’t a good fit for him as county manager. But there were rumors of problems while Ron Alexander was here as county manager. 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!

6.29.20
 
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
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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 26, 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. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

5.27.20
 
Burning Restrictions Began on May 1

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1 and last through the summer months until October 1 each year. For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at https://gatrees.org/ or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011. You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

5.20.20
 
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
 
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ZEBULON - If you appreciate hometown news from www.PikeCountyTimes.com, please consider donating to help pay for the time that goes into the in depth reporting that you see there. If you are interested in becoming a breaking news subscriber, click here for all of the details that you need to know. An annual donation of $25 or more will get an email or text message sent to you with breaking news as it happens. There is a link in purple at the bottom of each page on www.PikeCountyTimes.com that enables donations through PayPal. Donations can also be sent through the mail to Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon GA 30295, delivered in person, or you can call me with a credit card and I can email or mail a receipt to you.

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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 IV
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN- This is the fourth in a series of articles about the Griffin Police Department and its interactions with the local media. It would be helpful for readers to read Parts I, II, and III prior to reading Part IV. Click here for more.

12.23.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART III
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - This is the continuation of an in depth series investigating interactions between the Griffin Police Department and the media. It would be helpful for readers to read Parts I and II prior to reading Part III which is based on an interview of Chief Yates of the Griffin Police Department. Click here for more.

10.21.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART II
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times had some issues receiving press releases from the Griffin Police Department (PD) earlier this year. In the course of trying to work with the PD to obtain these press releases by email, the public information officer (PIO) for the PD made a derogatory comment about a member of the local news media complaining of being treated unfairly. Click here for more.

10.14.19
 
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 series of articles. Click here for more.

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!

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

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

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

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

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

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

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

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

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

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

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

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

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

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

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

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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For Tires and All Your Auto Needs - Rooster's Garage in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Need tires? Call 770-567-8333 and see what Rooster's Garage can do for you. They can mount and balance your tires right here in Zebulon. Looking for a car or truck that is reasonably priced right here in Pike County? Do you need an oil change or have a windshield that needs to be replaced? Do you need brake work? What about paint and body on your vehicle? Rooster's Garage is the place to go! Thank you to Pike County Times' newest advertiser who is helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers. 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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Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

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

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

Hint #1: Team work
Hint #2: Many together as one
Hint #3: Out of control children
Hint #4: Dust in the wind
Hint #5: Sacrifice
Hint #6: It's the end of the world as we know it
Hint #7: Fighting and tears

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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