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Pike County, Georgia Basement Home on 3 Acres: 416 Campbell Road

MEANSVILLE - Looking for your perfect home? Three beautiful wooded acres, viewable from this home’s covered front porch and hand-stamped stone rear patio, offer privacy and peace without sacrificing an ideal location. Meansville is a fabulous Pike County community, a small town steeped in history and a love for all things outdoors. And although the ambiance is intimate and quiet, this area is conveniently located mere minutes from both Zebulon and Thomaston, and less than an hour from downtown Atlanta. Click here for more. Jessica Horton & Associates 410 East Taylor Street Suite K-4 Griffin, GA 30223. (678) 871-9660 - Direct Georgia Real Estate License #250612. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Submitted 4.17.15
 
Welcome Home Celebration for Vietnam Veterans to be Held April 18

THOMASTON - There will be a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade in Thomaston on Saturday, April 18. The parade will take place RAIN OR SHINE and will start from Matthews Field at 4:00, travel around the court house square, and return back to Matthews Field. Afterwards, there will have a ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the Upson Lee Fine Arts Center located down the street from Matthews Field on 262 Knight Trail. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 4.17.15
 
Full Blown Firearms to Hold Grand Opening

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Come out and see for yourself at their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes, and the range will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 to 3 p.m. Regular business hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Added 4.17.15: SCCY Range Experience: The new CPX-2 handguns will be on site to shoot and special Grand Opening pricing CPX-2, $259.99 with 4 mags. An SCCY representative will be on hand to answer questions. A Battle Rifle representative will also be on hand to answer questions. Click here for more.

4.17.15
 
Paula Saunders with Fleur De Lis Provides Equine Massage In This Area

MOLENA - Massage can provide a variety of different benefits for horses. Equine massage can provide relief of discomfort that your horse may be feeling due to colic, back pain, pregnancy, stress, etc. Massage can help with nervous conditions, not wanting to be touched, preparing for the ferrier, helping a mare prepare for delivery and among many other things. PRICES: Your first horse is FREE & then it's $75 for every horse after that. Call Paula at 404-991-1416 to set up an appointment or to ask questions about how massage could help your horses. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Woman In Gold (2) The Longest Ride. It 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 4.17.15
 
City of Concord Holds Regular Meeting – April 14, 2015

CONCORD - Mayor Pro tem John Strickland asked if it was ok with him to continue leading the meeting tonight since we don’t have a mayor here tonight. The answer was yes from council members Kim Griffin, Doug Neath, and Subrenna Weathers. Jacob Clay was not present. Click here for more.

4.15.15
 
BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Jim Roberts Resigns as Mayor of Concord

CONCORD - Jim Roberts, the elected Mayor of Concord, has effectively resigned from his position as Mayor through an email that was delivered to the Concord City Council tonight by one of the sitting City Council members. The email was titled “OFFICIAL RESIGNATION” and dated April 14, 2015. Click here for more.

4.14.15
 
Now Offering Early Notification to Pike County Times Readers

ZEBULON - Pike County Times is undergoing some changes for the first time in several years. Pike County Times is still going to remain FREE as it has been since 2006 when I began reporting on the Pike County Commission and breaking news stories and the look of the newspaper (designed by Danny Shumate from CGA Comp - 706-741-5929) will remain the same, but Pike County Times is no longer posting links to breaking news stories on Facebook or Twitter. Instead, Pike County Times is asking readers to help support the time poured into of the articles with a yearly donation of $25 that will enable you to receive breaking news stories by email or text message as soon as those articles go online. Look for article with Breaking News listed on them to see some examples. Click here for more.

4.15.15
 
“A Taste of Two Counties” to Benefit Spalding and Pike County Libraries

GRIFFIN - Over 300 people attended “A Taste of Two Counties” on Saturday, January 17th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Event Center (1025 S. Hill St.) in Griffin. The Night Train Swing Band performed with guest vocalist Karin Williams. They enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing benefitting FROGSLIB (Friends of the Griffin-Spalding Library) and Friends of the Pike County Library. The music was provided by 17-piece big band “Night Train” with a free dance lesson that started out the evening. No partner was necessary. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.13.15
 
Fair Tax: Restoring Trust in the Tax System
By Guest Columnist Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

NEWNAN – It’s that time of the year again: the deadline for IRS Tax filing is Wednesday, April 15. Americans across the country dread the day they turn over their hard earned dollars to a system they don’t trust. Taxes are crucial to protecting our national security and infrastructure, but the over 70,000 pages in our tax code is a reminder of how huge our government has become. And the scandal ridden agency that oversees tax compliance is also gigantic, and provides little transparency to reassure the American people. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.13.15
 
First Annual Zebulon Steak Out Is a Whole Lot of Fun

ZEBULON - The First Annual Zebulon Steak Out and Festival was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Zebulon City Park located at 7818 U.S. Highway 19 South in Zebulon. (Turn by the Petro and it's back by City Hall.) There were 9 cook teams and 3 local winners. Click here for more including pictures from Michael Cox.

4.10.15
 
Pinwheels for Prevention – We All Have A Role to Play
By Guest Columnist Michael Powell

ZEBULON - To mark April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month awareness campaign, the Pike Community Resource Network has placed Pinwheels for Prevention display on the lawn in front of the Pike County School District auditorium. The display is part of the national Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign, which has seen more than 3 million pinwheels distributed nationwide since April 2008. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.11.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

4.11.15
 
Public Notice - Budget Hearing Dates

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners were presented with the recommended Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Public Hearing will be held on May 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to participate. Public Hearings will be held for the first reading on May 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., second reading on May 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and Final Adoption of the Budget on third reading is scheduled for May 26, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of the DRAFT FY 2015-2016 Budget will be available at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library at 585 Highway 19 South and the Commissioner’s Office at 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, GA. Click here to view a copy of the current Tax Digest (2014-technically last year's budget) and a 5 Year History of the Levy. Click here to view the County website.

Submitted 4.7.15
 
April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

ZEBULON - The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April. Children have the right to enjoy “freedom from violence, abuse, dangerous employment, exploitation, abduction, and sold into slavery.” Click here for more. The article "Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect-Nurture Children-Support Families-Build Strong Communities" is also on this same page.

Submitted 4.10.15
 
Thomaston Toastmasters Meets In Thomaston

THOMASTON - Thomaston Toastmasters is an organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, encouraging environment. It chartered on December 15, 2014. At their recent Charter Ceremony, Bill Ruckers, a Toastmasters member for over fifty years, handed out Certificates to the Charter Members in attendance. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.10.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Johnnie Mae Palmer Englett

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Palmer Englett, age 74, of Barnesville, passed away April 9, 2015, at Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.9.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Janie Ophelia Shackelford

Mrs. Janie Ophelia Shackelford, age 90, died April 9, 2015, at the home of her son Alton D. Shackelford, Jr. in Pike County. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.9.15
 
Stewards of Children Training to Be Offered

Pike Community Resource Network and Georgia Center for Child Advocacy present: Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training. Stewards of Children training is available to the public as well as medical personnel and is: The only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children Training will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Pike Memorial Annex located at 7450 Hwy. 19 in Zebulon (The old Pike Co. Middle School Next Door to Ruth’s Restaurant). Cost is $10.00 per person. Contact Michael Powell at 770-567-2930 to reserve your spot for this training. Click here for more information including info for nurses and training credits offered.

Submitted 4.9.15
 
Congratulations to DSMP Graduates
By Guest Columnist Rhonda McDougal

ZEBULON - Congratulations to the Pike County Senior Center Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP) graduates! DSMP participants are instructed on techniques to deal with diabetes symptoms, exercises, healthy eating, appropriate use of medications, how to create actions plans with problem solving skills, and how to work in partnership with their physician. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.8.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All five commissioners, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

Submitted 4.7.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Donny Joe Lawrence

Mr. Donny Joe Lawrence, age 61, of Williamson, passed away April 6, 2015. He was born in Morrow, son of the late Cecil L. Lawrence and Mildred Lois Wilson Lawrence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.7.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) It Follows (2) Mr. Turner (3) Furious 7. It 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 4.7.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Betty Ruth Turner Eppinger

Mrs. Betty Ruth Turner Eppinger, age 85, of Cumming, passed away April 5, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.6.15
 
BREAKING NEWS: Third Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - Another raccoon was killed over the weekend that has tested positive for rabies. This is the third confirmed case of rabies here in Pike County since the beginning of the rabies season. Homeowners need to be on the lookout for animals that are acting strangely—nocturnal animals out during the daylight hours, etc.—and make sure that your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Click here for more.

4.3.15
 
Meansville Fire Department Signs Mutual Aid Agreement
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The City of Meansville signed an automatic aid agreement with Pike County for fire fighting efforts in our county. The agreement covers a mulitude of topics including types of assistance, training, communications, incident command, personnel accountability, incident reporting, and Insurance Services Organization (ISO) ratings. The City of Meansville signed the agreement on March 9, 2015 and Pike County ratified and signed it on March 11, 2015 during the morning commission meeting. Click here for more.

3.28.15
 
 
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Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
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BARNESVILLE
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Pike Countryside Sanitation
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•Commercial
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•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
 
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GRAND OPENING SATURDAY
APRIL 25th
10 AM to 4 PM
678-463-8155
 
Traditional Ceramics Shop
Owner of Dixie Slip
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B&D Ceramics
770-567-3557
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings

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7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

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Monday 10:00-5:00
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770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
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770-567-8642
 
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Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Pomp and circumstance
Hint #2: Songs and dances
Hint #3: Money and marriage
Hint #4: Sisters
Hint #5: An unlikely match
Hint #6: Beautiful eyes
Hint #7: First impressions are not always right

Look below for the past winner!

Here's the rules.
1) One winner from each household every three months.
2) First correct answer to my email address above wins a free pulled pork BBQ sandwich from "The Oink Joint BBQ".
3) One entry per person per day.
4) My family members are ineligible.
5) Email coupon must be used within 60 days.
Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Jennifer Grant for guessing "Oscar"! Look for more Movie Trivia soon!
 
Click First Call Above to Sign Up For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike OR Click to Update E911
 
 
 
Questions About Open Government?

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
Pike 2000

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

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