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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Carl Ray Steele

Mr. Carl Ray Steele, age 93, of Griffin, passed away November 27, 2020, at Hope Memory Care Center in Fayetteville. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.28.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Larry Shane Scott

Mr. Larry Shane Scott, age 53, of Molena, passed away November 26, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.27.20
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Vanguard and Dolly Parton's Christmas On the Square

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 11.27.20
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Pike County Times
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Thanksgiving is a time of family, food, and reflection on the past year. We really have so much to be thankful for even in a time of uncertainty in today's world. Do we have the basics like a home, friends, family, food, etc.? Do we have good health or another year after an unhappy diagnosis? Are we missing a loved one but thankful for their influence in our life and the legacy that they left behind for us to follow?

There is so much to be thankful for today even if the circumstances are not exactly what we would have wished. Have we slowed down to say a prayer of thanks for our blessings? Have we stopped for a even a few moments to consider that we HAVE blessings?

I am thankful for readers and supporters of Pike County Times. I am thankful for those who call, text, and email tips and pictures of events because Pike County Times is just me, but this cooperation with the community is what makes Pike County Times a community newspaper. I just celebrated 14 years of reporting the news in Pike County, and that is a pretty big deal. Thank you for your support!

11.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert Carl Danser

Mr. Robert Carl Danser, age 67, of Barnesville, passed away November 24, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.26.20
 
Downtown Holiday Craft Sale Announced by the Zebulon Downtown Development Authority

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Downtown Development is announcing the inaugural Downtown Holiday Craft Sale. The show will be in the newly-renovated lower showroom of the 1828 Coffee Company in downtown Zebulon. Click here for more info.

Submitted 11.25.20
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Submitted 11.24.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in the Concord Bank Robbery

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in regards to the September 18th bank robbery at the First Bank of Pike. Howatdrick Jamal Jones, 28 years of age, from Woodbury, Georgia, has been charged with armed robbery for this incident. 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 11.24.20
 
Pike County Times Paints Encouragement Rocks

ZEBULON - Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts has begun painting rocks and hiding them in Pike and surrounding counties. The rocks have phrases like "Keep your sunnyside Up," "You are enough," or other encouraging words for those who find them. And some are painted whimsically like an M&M with a bite gone from its side! Click here for more.

11.24.20
 
Get Into the Christmas Spirit at the Annual
Lighting of Concord on Friday, December 4

CONCORD - City of Concord invites you to the annual Lighting of Concord on Friday, December 4. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Gather around crackling fireboxes with friends old and new, enjoy pony rides for the children or eat tasty food offered by Pike County High School Pirate Regiment (marching band). And sing along with live entertainment! Click here for more.

Updated 11.24.20
 
Recount to Be Held at Board of Elections Office

ZEBULON - Election Supervisor Lynn Vickers advised that the recount of November 3, 2020 election votes will be held at the Board of Elections office at 81 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Logistics and Accuracy testing of the recount equipment will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10am. Scanning of the ballots will begin on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 9am to 4pm and continue if needed Tuesday , December 1, 2020 from 9am to 4pm.

Submitted 11.24.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Louis Vernon “Sonny” Dotson

Mr. Louis Vernon “Sonny” Dotson, age 82, of Williamson, passed away November 22, 2020, at Macon Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.23.20
 
Chestnut Oak Arena Hold Ribbon Cutting and Event

MEANSVILLE - Community members gathered at Chestnut Oak Arena on Saturday, November 21, 2020 for the ribbon cutting and barrel racing in the covered and lighted arena. A fun time was had by all! Click here for more.

11.21.20
 
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
 
Condolences to the Family of Joyce Eileen Tolar Bishop

Joyce Eileen Tolar Bishop, age 81, of Concord, passed away November 18, 2020, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.19.20
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Driver Wrecks on Hwy 19
After a Run from GSP
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Earlier this morning (November 10), there was a traffic stop by the fountain south of town that ended up with a Mustang clipping fence posts and a power pole on the north side of the road just north of Freshway. 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 11.19.20
 
Food Pantry Event Open to the Public

ZEBULON - There will be a Food Pantry available to the public on Friday, November 20th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Pike County Assembly of God located at 4990 Hwy 19 in Zebulon, Georgia.

Submitted 11.19.20
 
American Red Cross to Hold a Blood Drive

ZEBULON - The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at Georgia Farm Bureau located at 7664 US-19 North in Zebulon, GA 30295 on December 7, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Click here to sign up.

Submitted 11.18.20
 
Road Closed for Culvert Replacement

CONCORD - Caldwell Bridge Road a half a mile south of Pedenville Road is closed for culvert replacement. The work will take a few days so this road should be back open by Thursday or Friday.

Submitted 11.17.20
 
SOS Holds Press Conference; Pike County Recount to Begin Tomorrow
This Article Has Been Updated 11.12.20

ZEBULON - Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger held a press conference this morning that directed our registrar and those around the state on upcoming Runoffs and an audit to make a comparison between paper ballots and computer printouts. He also urged anyone who has seen illegal voting to report it. Click here for more.

Updated 11.12.20
 
BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Results of the November 3, 2020 Election
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - These are the results from election here in Pike County. This final report shows a total of 10,753 ballots cast. 2,662 were cast on election day, 6,616 were cast by those voting advanced in person, and 1,475 ballots were cast by absentee ballot. 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!

11.10.20
 
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
 
PIKE COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR VETERANS DAY

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
Holiday Craft Show and Sale announced by Zebulon Downtown Development Authority

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Downtown Development is announcing the inaugural Downtown Holiday Craft Show and Sale. The show will be in the newly-renovated lower showroom of the 1828 Coffee House in downtown Zebulon. Booths will be open on the four Saturdays before Christmas—November 28, December 5, 12, 19 from 11 am to 5 pm. Holiday shoppers will have the chance to purchase hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends—and support local artists.

The ZDDA is seeking a limited number of artists to participate in this year’s show. Craft artists are invited to apply for space by bringing samples of their work on Wednesday, November 11 or the 18th to A Novel Experience Bookstore on the Square between 10 and 7. Five to six artists will be chosen by the ZDDA Board and notified by November 19th if they are chosen for booth space. Artists will be responsible for displays, sales, and managing their booths for each day of the event. For more information, please call or text ZDDA member Chris Curry at 770-841-9268.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Rev. John James “Jim” Merriman

Rev. John James “Jim” Merriman, age 93, of Williamson, passed away November 7, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
Sheriff: Election Office dumpster contained no ballots
Courtesy of Editor Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has confirmed what The GRIP report Thursday night – that no ballots were found among the documents and other paperwork located in a dumpster in the Spalding County Elections and Voter Registration parking lot. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.6.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Spalding County Elections Office Refuses Entry to Poll Watchers While Working with Ballots After the Election; Sheriff's Office Investigating Documents Found in Dumpster
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - A crowd began to gather outside of the Spalding County Elections Office earlier this evening sometime around 6 p.m. By 7:12 p.m. Commissioner James Dutton was live on Facebook live showing how “The Spalding County elections office is actively "working" with the ballots behind closed doors and has repeatedly refused to allow the credentialed election observers into the building.” 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!

11.5.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Benny Wesley Thompson

Mr. Benny Wesley Thompson, age 79, of Pike County, passed away November 4, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.5.20
 
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
 
BREAKING NEWS: Madden Solar Farm LLC Asks for Plan Modification
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Whenever Pike County Times begins to write on a topic, the first question that is normally addressed is, “Where did this begin?” For Pike County Times, the beginning of the Madden Solar Project was in early 2017 when there were public hearings and the approval of the first property. 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!

11.3.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mildred Elaine Emerson Baughcum

Mrs. Mildred Elaine Emerson Baughcum, age 74, of Woodland, passed away November 3, 2020, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.3.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Gas Station in Concord Robbed Last Night
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - Pike County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Allen Stop and Shop in Concord last night at 9:33 p.m. 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 11.3.20
 
Truck Stolen in Williamson Last Night

WILLIAMSON - A truck was stolen from a residence at Brown Station Subdivision last night. It is a Ford F-250. "We are working to locate it and the suspect," said Major David Neal from the Pike County Sheriff's Office.

Submitted 11.2.20
 
Daylight Savings Time Ends

ZEBULON - Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour!

10.31.20
 
Family Friendly Trick or Treat Events

ZEBULON - There are several trick or treat events in Pike County and Lamar County that are listed on the Calendar of Events page. Be safe and make some happy memories!

10.30.20
 
Pike Family Connection to Meet

ZEBULON - YES! We Are Meeting In - Person! You may also join Facebook Live! WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2020. WHAT TIME: 9 AM - 10:15 AM. WHERE: Christ Chapel, 68 Old Zebulon Road, Zebulon, GA 30295. Presentation by NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) - Ending the Silence. We Encourage Attendees Follow Recommended CDC/DPH Guidelines: Remain home if you are ill/not feeling well, Mask, Social/Physical Distancing, and Wash Hands.

Contact Information: Michael Powell at michael@connectup.info. 770.295.9208

10.30.20
 
Griffin murder part of extensive GBI Gang Task Force case
By Sheila A. Mathews of The GRIP

UPSON - The July 24 murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca, of Griffin, has been linked to Operation Caged Dove, an extensive criminal street gang operation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Gang Task Force with the assistance of numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.30.20
 
Gov. Kemp Extends Public Health Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Order

ATLANTA – On October 30, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 10.30.20.01 and Executive Order 10.30.20.02, extending the public health state of emergency through December 9 and renewing current COVID-19 restrictions with minimal changes to the sections on Healthcare and Governments. The Order extending the public health state of emergency (1o.30.20.01) is effective immediately. Executive Order 10.30.20.02 takes effect on November 1 at 12:00 AM and runs through November 15 at 11:59 PM. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.30.20
 
Pike Elections Director Lynn Vickers is the Real Superhero of Elections

ATLANTA - Elections officials across the state are preparing for a historic turnout election—in the middle of pandemic—with more than a possible 5.5 million total voters here in Georgia. In Pike County, Lynn Vickers is leading the Pike elections team to make sure every legal vote is counted. More than 51% have already voted early and another two million voters are expected to vote on election day. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.29.20
 
Zeta Blows Through Pike County

ZEBULON - Hurricane Zeta blew through Pike County overnight. There was some damage from falling trees in the high winds but overall, it could could have been so much worse. The Pike County Sheriff's Office reported 9 trees and 4 powerlines that came down overnight. Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Jim Totten gave a shout out to the Pike County Road Department on social media today. "We had several trees blocking roadways overnight, they have been out since early this morning making sure all rds were open," he wrote. He also thanked law enforcement, the National Weather Service, other public safety and schools who came together to make sure citizens stayed safe as during this storm. "Thanks to all these folks!!!"

10.29.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael “Mike” Lee Rogers

Mr. Michael “Mike” Lee Rogers, age 74, of Zebulon, passed away October 27, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Could Broadband Be Coming to a City Near You?
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The lack of internet throughout the county is an issue that is regularly discussed on social media and can even be a deciding factor for someone moving into Pike County. Options have been few and far between over the years with some options of late, but there is a new outlook on internet access that brings a second look to a necessity that many in the big city take for granted… until they move to a location where there is no internet access or that access is less than stellar. Something exciting is happening in Pike County that has been tried before but never made it to the level that might be possible now. Broadband internet may be coming to a city near you! 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!

10.28.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: 39% of Pike County’s Active Voters Have Already Cast Ballots Early for the November Election

ATLANTA - With slightly more than 1 week to go, 39% of active voters in Pike County have already cast ballots. This is a significant surge from past years and is part of the record early turnout that Georgia has seen so far ahead of the November elections. 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 10.28.20
 
Finding Freedom Christian Counseling LLC Can Help

ZEBULON - Darcy Reinagel is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor who specializes in individual counseling, family counseling, marriage counseling, and anger counseling. She also specializes in stress, anxiety, and trauma counseling. She uses a variety of methods including Temperament, Cognitive Behavioral, and a non-verbal Sandtray method for when life simply cannot be put into words. "I understand it may not be easy to ask for help, but it can bring clarification, encouragement, and often reduces the time it takes to reach your goal. Thank you to Finding Freedom Christian Counseling LLC for supporting hometown news.

10.28.20
 
Industrial Development Authority of Pike County
Regular Called Meeting - October 7, 2020

ZEBULON - Pike County Times attended the Industrial Development Authority meeting by telephone on October 7, 2020 at 8 a.m. Those present included... Phone: Becky Watts, Dr. Duncan, Kevin Brown-Attorney (Bond Counsel), and Amanda Fields-Project Manager. In person: John Edwards, Sonny Gwyn, Ginny Blakeney, Briar Johnson, Chairman Bryan Oglesby, David Nix, John Barker, Dee McLeRoy, Executive Director Ginny Blakeney, County Manager Brandon Rogers, and Treasurer Stewart Esary. Click here for more.

10.27.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Margie Anne Green Paris

Mrs. Margie Anne Green Paris, age 92, of Concord, passed away October 19, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.20
 
Red Clay Ministries Thanks Sponsors of the 2020 Red Clay 5K

ZEBULON - The Jubilee has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, but the 2020 Red Clay 5K went virtual! Many joined up to run the Red Clay 5K to raise funds for jail and prison ministry. You can still run through November 13 as well! Red Clay Ministries extends a special thank you to its sponsors: American Step Company, Aunt Bee's Holdings, LLC, Eugene Dabbs IV, LLC, The Morgan Law Office, The Christian Plumber, Reid's Auto & Emissions, Pike County Times, Freedom Focused Ministries, and Big Jim's Wing Shack. Click here for more about Red Clay Ministries, and we'll see you next year at the Concord Jubilee!

10.27.20
 
Pike County Christian Ministerial Association
to Hold School Prayer Time

ZEBULON - Pike County Christian Ministerial Association will be holding Prayer Times at the Pike County Schools. The prayer events will be open to anyone who wants to join us in prayer. The prayer time will be at 8:00 am and will be the first Monday of the month that school is in session, starting this November 2, 2020. We will gather in front of the auditorium. (Look for the flags.) "We have talked for years about bringing prayer back to the schools," said Rev. Arianna Eberle. "This is a step to that end."

Submitted 10.27.20
 
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
 
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 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
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Richard Emmett Mills

Mr. Richard Emmett Mills, age 57, of Thomaston, passed away October 25, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon Police Department made the following arrests:
1. Bunn, Dwayne 51 year old white male from Zebulon for Disorderly Conduct.
2. Stewart, Bridgett white female from Zebulon for Violation of Probation.
3. Bunn, Dwayne 51 year old white male from Zebulon for Criminal Trespass.
4. Reid, Justin 24 year old black male from Griffin for Failure to Appear warrant.
5. Stevenson, Ramez 29 year old black from Griffin for Failure to Appear warrant.
6. Mcelwaney, Christy 32 year old white female from Thomaston for Violation of Probation for Pike County Sheriff's Office.
7. Robin, Randall 31 year old black male from Griffin for Speeding, Driving without License, and wanted out of Louisiana.

10.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Alma Jean Smith

Ms. Alma Jean Smith, age 80, of Thomaston, passed away October 24, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Wayne Beacham, age 71, of Barnesville

Mr. William Wayne Beacham, age 71, of Barnesville, passed away October 22, 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 10.26.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Charles Edward (Charlie) Johnson

Mr. Charles Edward (Charlie) Johnson, age 90, of Zebulon, passed away October 24, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.24.20
 
Molena to Hold Upcoming Meetings

MOLENA - The City of Molena will be holding several upcoming meetings. There will be a Zoning Ordinance Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 and the next regularly scheduled Budget Workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 5 p.m. followed by the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held in City Hall and the public is welcomed to attend.

The City of Molena Mayor and Council will hold its 1st public hearing on Wednesday, October 28 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss setting the 2020 millage rate. The City of Molena will hold its 2nd public hearing on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12 noon at City Hall to discuss the setting of the 2020 millage rate. The City of Molena will hold its 3rd public hearing on Monday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the setting of the 2020 millage rate.

Submitted 10.23.20
 
Where To Find High Dose Flu Vaccines in Stock

ZEBULON - Hayla Folden, Public Information Officer for District 4 Georgia Department of Public Health, advised by email that Pike, Lamar and Upson County Health Departments have the high dose flu vaccine in stock. Spalding and Henry County Health Departments do NOT have any available.

Submitted 10.22.20
 
Saturday Is Early Voting Day

ZEBULON - Early voting will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Registrar's Office (next to the Sheriff's Office in Zebulon). For more information about voting or to see a sample of the voter ballot, click on the article above entitled, "BREAKING NEWS: 2020 Local Election and Voting Information."

10.22.20
 
Road Back Open for Traffic

WILLIAMSON - Second District Road culvert replacement is complete and is now open to traffic.

Submitted 10.22.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Paul Dean Wacaster

Mr. Paul Dean Wacaster, age 84, of Meansville, passed away October 19, 2020, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.20.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kenneth Michael Ausborn

Mr. Kenneth Michael Ausborn, age 42, passed away October 11, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.20.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Let's Talk About the Pike County Fire Department
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Yesterday, Fire Chief Rick O’Barr sent out a message to members of the Pike County Fire Department over their 911 texting app at 12:23 p.m. The message was then posted on social media around 5 p.m. by a "friend of a firefighter" where a number of people from the community chimed in with questions and complaints. Pike County Times decided to ask some questions to find out exactly what was going on. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated at 6:30 p.m. tonight.]

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!

10.20.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry Wayne Hammond

Mr. Jerry Wayne Hammond, age 77, of Zebulon, passed away October 18, 2020, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.19.20
 
Benny Eppinger Honored for His Service to the City of Zebulon
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The late Benny Eppinger was honored for his years of service to the City of Zebulon as a member of the City Council. A section of Meansville Road was recently dedicated in his memory and declared to be Benny Eppinger Memorial Street. Click here for more.

10.17.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 14, 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, October 14, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.17.20
 
Record Breaking Early In-Person Voting Continues:
October 16, 9 p.m. Update

ATLANTA - Georgia voters have turned out in record numbers to vote during the state’s gold-standard three weeks of early in-person voting. As the November 3 general election approaches, Georgia continues to break records in absentee by mail voting and early, in-person voting. Click here for more. This also includes the number of voters here in Pike County. Thank you to Chief Registrar Lynn Vickers for her help this week whenever I called for info!]

Submitted 10.16.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: FBI Seeks Identity of Bank Robbery Suspect

CONCORD – The FBI and the Pike County Sheriff Office are asking the public for help identifying a suspect who has robbed two banks. 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 10.16.20
 
Notes for the Board of Appeals Meeting 10/15/2020 6:00 pm
By Guest Columnist Cassandra Hettermann

ZEBULON - These are notes from the October 15, 2020 Board of Appeals meeting submitted by new Guest Columnist Cassandra Hettermann. Pike County Times cannot be everywhere so this is a way to help the community know what is going on prior to the Board of Commissioners meetings. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.16.20
 
Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Order

ATLANTA - On October 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 10.15.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions with minimal changes to the section on Industry, Commerce, Organizations, & Non-Profits. The new Executive Order takes effect on October 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through October 31 at 11:59 PM. The public health emergency remains in place until November 9, 2020. Click here to read the executive order.

Submitted 10.16.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Jewel Richardson Fisher

Jewel Richardson Fisher, age 86, of Zebulon, passed away October 15, 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 10.16.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Kris Klawetter Grayshock

Kris Klawetter Grayshock, age 53, of Zebulon, passed away October 16, 2020, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Yolunda Melissa “Bug” Stephens

Yolunda Melissa “Bug” Stephens, age 48, of Williamson, passed away October 13, 2020, in Panama City Beach, Fl. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.16.20
 
Sign Up to Be a Part of the Virtual Red Clay 5K

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.

10.15.20
 
Burning Restrictions Ended on October 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.

10.15.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Concord Road Culvert Repair Hits a Snag
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - The Concord Road culvert repair has hit another snag that will cost taxpayers some money. Pike County Commissioners came out of executive session in today's meeting and voted to continue moving forward with the Concord Road project with the construction of a temporary dam. The motion was approved 5-0. At the conclusion of the meeting, County Manager Brandon Rogers answered Pike County Times' questions and advised that while an agreement had been reached over the past couple of weeks for repairing this section of Concord Road, the managers of the property have changed their minds about how low the lake can be maintained. 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!

10.14.20
 
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!

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Record Turnout on First Day of Early Voting in Georgia

ATLANTA – On its first day of early voting, Georgia saw record in-person turnout. In-person turnout for the November election surged more than 40 percent above the previous record set on the first day of in-person voting ahead of the 2016 November elections. Click here for more including the number of early voters in Pike County over the past two days.

Submitted 10.13.20
 
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!

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Food Pantry Ministry Welcomes the Public

ZEBULON - Food Pantry this Friday, October 16th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Pike County Assembly of God located at 4990 Hwy 19 Zebulon. We will have an additional 640 boxes of produce including meat and dairy. This is open to the public.

Submitted 10.12.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Tornado Causes Damage In Concord
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - A storm system came through Pike County on Saturday night that set off storm alerts and warning systems to alert citizens of a possible tornado. Yesterday, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down here 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!

Submitted 10.12.20
 
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!

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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sherry Jean Miller Sprayberry

Mrs. Sherry Jean Miller Sprayberry, age 77, of Zebulon, passed away October 11, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.12.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Dorothy (Dottie) Windsor Klawetter

Ms. Dorothy (Dottie) Windsor Klawetter, age 84, of Zebulon, passed away October 12, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.12.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Board of Education Proposes Increased Millage Rate
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education has voted to raise the millage rate for its 2021 fiscal year budget. This millage rate will require an increase in property taxes by 5.9% percent over the rollback rate. 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!

10.12.20
 
Pike Parks & Recreation Authority Receives Employee Safety Grant

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority was recently awarded an Employee Safety Grant from the ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grants are available to Fund members that are fostering a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment, or services. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.10.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Wayne Robert Boylan

Wayne Robert Boylan, age 63, of Zebulon, passed away October 6, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.7.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Evelyn Marie Brock Winn

Evelyn Marie Brock Winn, age 77, of Williamson and Forest Park, passed away October 7, 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 10.7.20
 
Update on the Concord Road Culvert
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times talked to County Manager Brandon Rogers today about the Concord Road culvert which has been closed since early this year. He advised the history as well as progress that is being made on this project. Click here for more.

10.6.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jimmy Neal Turner

Mr. Jimmy Neal Turner, age 67, of Meansville, passed away October 5, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.6.20
 
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
 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MOLENA - October 6

MOLENA - Notice is hereby given as required by Chapter 66 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (the "Zoning Procedures Law") and Section 410 of the Zoning Ordinance of City of Molena, that the Molena City Council on October, 6, 2020, at 5 p.m. will conduct a public hearing at the Molena City Hall located at 10 Spring Road, Molena, Georgia.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to consider a rezoning request from Residential/Agricultural (RA) to Commercial - Intensive/CBD (C-3) according to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Molena.

The property is located in Land Lot 227 of the 9th Land District, Pike County, Georgia, with an address of 72 Depot Street, Molena, Georgia. The property contains 1.0 acres and the request is for a rezoning. This 23rd day of September, 2020.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Providing Virtual Programs and a Take Home Craft Kit

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 10.5.20
 
11th Circuit Rules On Election Night Ballot Deadline

ATLANTA – The 11th Circuit stayed a district court ruling that would have caused election confusion during the November presidential election in Georgia. The district court ruling, which the Office of the Secretary of State appealed almost immediately, extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be received by county elections officials in 17 out of Georgia’s 159 counties. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Billy David East

Mr. Billy David East, age 80, of Zebulon, passed away October 1, 2020. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
A Season of Change
By Guest Columnist Marie Broder, District Attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit

GRIFFIN - Fall is finally upon us. The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and, thankfully, college football has returned. For those of you who celebrate the fall weather, this is a welcome change. For those of you who love the long days of summer, perhaps you are mourning the change. Either way, the change of seasons is here, and change is one of the only constants in life. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.5.20
 
Durham Estate Establishes Two Nursing Scholarship
Endowments Totaling $75,000
By Guest Columnist Katheryne A. Fields, Gordon State College Director of Marketing

BARNESVILLE - The Estate of Traci L. Durham recently established two endowments totaling $75,000 to provide scholarships for Gordon State College nursing students facing financial hardships. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.3.20
 
Pike IDA to Meet

ZEBULON -The Pike County Development Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the Development Authority Conference Room from 8 a.m. until finished. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct general business. The public is invited to attend in person or by phone. Contact Economic Development Director Ginny Blakeney at 678-588-4132 or gblakeney@pikecoga.com for more information on how to join the meeting by teleconference.

Submitted 10.3.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Sheriff's Office Installs
License Plate Readers
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times was contacted on Wednesday by concerned citizens when solar powered cameras began cropping up along roadways throughout the county. A few phone calls, emails, and an in-person interview with Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office solved the mystery of these cameras. 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!

10.2.20
 
Health Department Providing Seasonal Flu Vaccine

ZEBULON - The Pike County Health Department is now providing seasonal flu vaccine by appointment on Fridays and allowing walk-ins on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. To make an appointment call 1-800-847-4262. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.30.20
 
BREAKING NEWS: Investigators Working to Solve Car Thefts

ZEBULON - Pike County deputies responded to Ashley Glenn subdivision last night at 2:51 a.m. in reference to two males trying to break into cars. The suspects had fled from the area on foot after realizing that the homeowners had spotted them. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.29.20
 
Family Friendly Events for Trick or Treating, Fall Festivals

ZEBULON - Pike County will have a number of options available for trick or treating. Check the Calendar of Events page for Family Friendly Events for Trick or Treating, Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treats, etc. Please email your events to editor@pikecountytimes.com.

Submitted 9.29.20
 
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
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5 p.m.
Board of Commissioners Office Conference Room, 331 Thomaston 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 Board of Commissioners Office Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia. 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. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

9.28.20
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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. This is the first of a completed three part series.

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
 
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.

Are you a business owner? Pike County Times can showcase your business and business events for a price that is very competitive with readers in several counties. Pike County Times is free to read for anyone who would like to read about news that affects Pike County, but there are costs that go with this business. And that doesn't include the amount of time that it takes to do in-depth reporting and put info into an article for readers. Do you like what you're reading? Please make a contribution to support it. As always, thanks for reading and supporting your hometown online newspaper!

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.

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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MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
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Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Team work
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Hint #4: Dust in the wind
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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.
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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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