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Friday Is Last Day of Early Voting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Early voting by mail has already begun in Pike County, and early voting in person began on October 13. Are you familiar with the candidates and the questions that will be on the ballot in this election? Get educated and make your voice heard in the November 4, 2014 election! Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article will remain at the top of the page until the November election.]

10.8.14
 
Molena Chief of Police Out on Bail, More Charges Added
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - A Consent Order for Bond was issued in the case of State of Georgia vs. James Anthony Roberts on October 22, 2014. Assistant District Attorney Ben Coker advised that he drew up the Consent Order at the direction of District Attorney Scott Ballard after speaking with Virgil Brown, who is the attorney for Roberts and with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) which did not oppose bond on the case. Click here for more.

10.28.14
 
Second Arrest Stems from the Molena Police Chief Arrest Case
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A second arrest has been made in relation to the case against Molena Police Chief Jim Roberts. Adam Sampler, who has served as a Reserve Officer in the City of Molena in the past and was employed by the Jonesboro Police Department prior to yesterday's arrest, was arrested on by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on October 27, 2014. Click here for more.

10.28.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John R. "Mickey" Floyd

Mr. John R. “Mickey” Floyd, age 78, of The Rock, Pike County, passed away October 28, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Floyd was born on December 27, 1935, in Newton County, son of the late John Paul Floyd and the late Nellie Christine Alexander Floyd. He was employed by the State of Georgia as a Game Warden for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors especially camping, fishing, and cattle farming. He loved to play golf and really loved his late dog, Sassy. Survivors include his wife, Judy Floyd of The Rock; sons, John “Robin” Floyd of The Rock, Glenn Paul Floyd of Montgomery, AL; daughter, Melanie Lee Lilwall of Camden, AL; step-son, Wayne Bishop of Senoia; brothers, Eugene Floyd of Molena, David Floyd of LaGrange; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.14
 
Molena Turkey Fest and 1st Annual Cruise In

MOLENA - The Molena Turkey Fest and 1st Annual Cruise In will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark your calendar and plan to come out to a festival with cars, crafts, food and fun! Click here for more.

10.28.14
 
Mookie Blaylock Sentenced in 2013 Crash

ATLANTA - ESPN is reporting that former NBA Guard Mookie Blaylock has pled guilty in an Atlanta car crash on May 31, 2013 that killed a mother of five children. "Blaylock was sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of Monica Murphy in a head-on collision in Clayton County on May 31, 2013. According to the plea deal, the term was reduced to seven years -- suspended after three -- and eight years' probation." Click here for more.

10.28.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Alfred Bruce Watson

Mr. Alfred Bruce Watson, age 56, of Thomaston, passed away October 26, 2014, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. He was born in Atlanta, son of the late Thomas Carl Watson and Gwendolyn Dunn Watson. He worked in road construction for 35 years and was also a carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, and building things. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Watson, and sons, Anthony and Sean Watson. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Elaine and Darryn Hudgins of Thomaston, Elizabeth and Dale Rogers of Thomaston and Amanda Watson of Atlanta; grandchildren: Brittany, Brandon and Bradley Seagle, Christopher and Julie O’Neal and Nathan Harden; former wife: Pamela Wallace-Watson of Thomaston; aunt and uncle: Diane and Donald Birdsong of Thomaston.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.27.14
 
Pike County Cheers for Hunter Strickland and the Giants

ZEBULON - Hometown pride is shining bright as many in Pike County are watching the San Francisco Giants and cheering for Hunter Strickland. With the Giants leading the World Series 3-2, tension runs high as Game 6 comes to Fox television on Tuesday, October 28 at 8:07 p.m.

Here are some of the comments from Pike County Times' Facebook page. Adam Pugh said that he is "Glad to see a local fella in the bigs throwing gas." Amanda Williams Moerman said, "I would love to see this hometown boy bring back a World Series ring. Makes me so proud to see a piece of Pike pitching in the World Series!" Charlotte Ann Kendrick Gibson said, "He has put Pike County on the map. We are so proud of him and for his family for his huge accomplishment." Cheryl Hammond said, "I'm so proud for him and his family!!" Annie Mae Gwyn said, "Even if he doesn't bring back a ring, I think Pike County should give him a big "congrats" welcome of some kind."

I have had people stop me on the street to talk about Hunter, tell me what a nice guy he is and how he hasn't changed even though he has moved up to the Big Leagues, and tell me to make sure and watch him play. I am sure that there has been a whole lot of talk about Hunter and how he has made it to the Big Leagues in school, at home, in restaurants, and out in the community. Pike County is rooting for Hunter along with Maggie and Ken Strickland and Hunter's whole family! Good luck in Tuesday's game!

10.27.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jean McCrary Callaway

ZEBULON - Mrs. Jean McCrary Callaway, lovingly know as "Mama Jean", 82, of Molena, died Monday, October 27th, 2014 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services for Mama Jean will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Molena with the Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Mama Jean is survived by her daughter, Marcia (George) Ingram of Molena; four sons, Brian (Carol) Callaway and David (Amanda) Callaway, both of Molena, Glenn (Patty) Callaway of Concord, and Chip Callaway of Molena; a brother, Buck (Betty) McCrary of Molena; and four sisters-in-law, Martha Jo Paxson and Wynelle Ruark, both of Bostwick, Allie Webb Kilpatrick Hill of Milledgeville and Myra Folsom of Villa Rica; seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and numerous and nephews. Click here for more information including arrangements.

Submitted 10.27.14
 
UGA Griffin Campus presents Criminal Justice (CJ) Day @ UGA
By Guest Columnist Alan Flurry

ATHENS - The University of Georgia Griffin Campus continues a commitment to providing a forum for the discussion of timely and critical issues in criminal justice with its 2nd annual CJ Day @ UGA on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 8 am to 1 pm at the UGA Griffin Campus Student Learning Center. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.27.14
 
Deal issues new policy for travelers from Ebola-affected countries

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia will increase Ebola monitoring for all in-bound travelers from affected countries.

“We are taking every necessary precaution to ensure that Georgia stands prepared to manage the risks associated with Ebola,” Deal said. “Because Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is one of five points of entry into the United States from affected areas, I have developed, in coordination with my Ebola Response Team, a policy to more aggressively monitor travelers from affected countries, symptomatic or not, and quarantine if need be. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.27.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. There will also be a Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Click here to read the agenda for the meeting. [Note from the Editor: This link was broken but is now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.]

Submitted 10.25.14
 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. This is in reference to the use of SPLOST funds for road repair in Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.25.14
 
City of Zebulon Holds Special Called Meeting

ZEBULON - The Special Called Meeting of the City Council of Zebulon convened at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at City Hall, 7818 Highway 19 South, Zebulon. Presiding was Mayor Mike Beres and present were Councilmen David Woods, Dewey Yarbrough, William Thomas, and Joe Walter. Also attending were City Attorneys Rob Morton and Tom Morton, as well as City Clerk Teresa Watson. Please note: According to the minutes, there has been changes in the Zebulon Police Department. An Interim Chief is serving at this time. Click here to read the post agenda.

Submitted 10.25.14
 
Pike County Concerned Citizens Council to Meet

ZEBULON - Pike County Concerned Citizens Council will meet on Thursday October 30th at 6:30 pm at the Train Depot in Zebulon. The public is invited an urged to attend. Pike County Concerned Citizens Council is a non-profit group dedicated to fighting the 450 housing units on 335 acres development off of Hughley Road that was approved during the City of Zebulon's August meeting. There is a lot to this development that began back in 1999. Click here for a history of the development from the beginning until now.

Submitted 10.25.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Helen Gertrude Conkle Wood

Mrs. Helen Gertrude Conkle Wood, age 79, of Williamson, passed away October 24, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. She was born in Griffin, daughter of the late Thomas Arthur Conkle and Rosa Lee Alford Conkle. She worked for Griffin Industries for 23 years and then for Thomaston Mills in Griffin for 23 years before retiring. She enjoyed playing Free Cell and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Marvin (J. M.) Wood, brothers, Tommy Conkle and Grover Conkle and special friend, Dorothy Lawson. She is survived by her children and their spouses: James and Wanda Smith of Williamson, Albert and DeeDee Smith of Pike County and Twilla and Winfred Goddard of Williamson; grandchildren: Christopher Smith, Brandon White and wife Ashley, Justin White and friend Melanie Hope, Shane Goddard and friend Brittany Mayfield; great-grandson: Easton White; brother and sister-in-law: Albert and Barbara Conkle of WI; sister-in-law: Elsie Gordy of Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.25.14
 
Isakson Challenges Administration's Attempt to Take Over
Thousands of Creeks, Streams, Ponds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Thursday joined a group of 24 senators to challenge the Obama administration's misleading claims regarding the proposed "waters of the United States" rule, which would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate nearly all private and state water in the United States. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.25.14
 
Arrest Made in Counterfeit Payroll Check Case

ZEBULON - Sheriff Jimmy Thomas makes the following press release: The Pike County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of two individuals posing as Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agents and passing counterfeit payroll checks several weeks ago. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.24.14
 
Drop Off Old, Expired, and Unused Medications in Drug Drop Box

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff’s Department has teamed up with the Pike County High School Drug Awareness team providing a safe drug drop-off at the Pike vs. Griffin home football game on October 24th, 2014. This effort is to draw attention to teen prescription drug abuse. All parents and adults planning to attend the game are encouraged to bring all of their unused, expired, or unnecessary prescription medications to the game. They can drop the medications they bring into the Safe Drug Drop Box near the gate administered by law enforcement and members of the RxA team. The RxA team created a public service announcement hoping to end the drug abuse issues with teens.

Here are two Public Service Announcements made by Pike County students with the help of the Georgia Film Institute at Southern Crescent Technical College. Click here and and here to see these videos. Students are taking part in Red Ribbon Week to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse.

Submitted 10.23.14
 
Middle Georgia Community Action Agency Heating Assistance Available

ZEBULON - There is heating assistance available through the Middle Georgia Community Action Agency. Appointments will be made by PHONE ONLY. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.23.14
 
J. Joel Edwards Library Introduces New Program: DIY
By Guest Columnist Breonna Richard

ZEBULON - Are you looking for a new crafty idea? Do you love scouring through Pinterest for new DIY projects? Well, look no more because your J. Joel Edwards library is putting on a brand new and entirely free program that is all about DIY. Every first Saturday of the month, Breonna Richard will put together an exciting new program that the whole family can enjoy. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.23.14
 
ZEBULON DOWNTOWN DISTRICT STREETSCAPE PHASE II
Federal Aid Project No. CSTEE-0009-00(122)
GDOT P.I. # 0009122, Pike County

ZEBULON - Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Zebulon for the Zebulon Downtown District Streetscape Phase II project until 3:55 p.m., November 6, 2014, at the City Hall Courtroom located at 7818 Highway 19 South, Zebulon, Georgia. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 4:00 p.m. No submitted bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled receipt of bids for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.14
 
Westmoreland to Host Town Hall in Griffin

NEWNAN - Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will be hosting a town hall meeting in Spalding County at the University of Georgia- Griffin Campus on October 29, 2014 from 10am to 11am. At the town hall, Congressman Westmoreland will give an update on his work in Washington and allow for questions from the audience. All members of the community are invited to attend.

“With everything going on both internationally and domestically, this town hall meeting is a great opportunity for me to hear what the people of the Third Congressional District think,” stated Westmoreland. “The town hall also allows me to give you an update on what I’m working on both in Washington and how it affects you here in Georgia. I encourage anyone with concerns, questions, or opinions to attend my town hall in Griffin so that I can better represent you.”

The Spalding County Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00am – 11:00am on the UGA-Griffin Campus in the Student Learning Center, Room 104 located at 1109 Experiment Street in Griffin, GA 30223.

Submitted 10.22.14
 
Pike Deputies Make Arrest in Molena

MOLENA - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress call this morning shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Sands Road in Molena. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.14
 
Updated: Molena Chief of Police Denied Bail
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - Molena Chief Roberts was arrested last Wednesday on charges of two counts of Solicitation of Sodomy and one count of Theft by Conversion. Roberts was denied bond when he stood before Judge Fletcher Sams in Spalding County in his first appearance hearing on Thursday, October 16th. Updated 10.21.14 to note how Roberts' POST certification as a law enforcement officer will be impacted by his court case and the article on how the cities of Molena and Concord have dealt with this arrest have been updated. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.21.14
 
Civil Air Patrol Griffin Composite Squadron Expanding
Ribbon Cutting Celebration Saturday, October 25, 2014

WILLIAMSON - The Civil Air Patrol Griffin Composite Squadron is expanding its cadet leadership facilities to a "new" building in Pike County at: Peach State Aerodrome www.peachstateaero.com located at 349 Jonathan's Roost Road in Williamson Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.21.14
 
Secretary of State Kemp Releases Early Voting Data

ATLANTA - The following is a cumulative summary of statewide advance in-person voting and vote-by-mail turnout as of the morning of October 21, 2014:
General Statewide Turnout
Number of ballots cast: 206,674
Number of ballots voted in person: 163,587
Number of mail-in ballots returned: 43,087
Number of mail-in ballots outstanding: 53,996
Top 5 Counties With Highest Turnout are Fulton with 19,452, DeKalb with 15,255, Cobb with 10,638, Gwinnett with 9,916, and Henry with 5,963.
Click here to read the Pike County Times write up of the upcoming election. Have you voted yet? It matters.

Submitted 10.21.14
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Addicted (2) Fury (3) The Book of Life (4) The Best of Me. 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 10.20.14
 
Pike County Pirate Regiment Earns Superior Ratings
By Guest Columnist Malissa (Allen) Evans

ZEBULON - The Pike County Pirate Regiment traveled to Jacksonville State University in Alabama on Saturday, October 18th to compete in the Marching Southerners' 2014 Contest of Champions. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.20.14
 
Governor Names Members to Georgia Ebola Response Team

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal today named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.20.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Ira Harden, Jr.

Mr. John Ira Harden, Jr., age 93, of Griffin, passed away October 18, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice. He was born in Zebulon, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ira Harden, Sr. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring as Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. He participated in D-Day during WWII and also served in the Korean War. After retiring, he taught 8th grade math at Griffin-Spalding County Jr. High School for 12 years. He was a long-time member of Flat Rock Primitive Baptist Church in Zebulon and enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Lynnel Harden; children and their spouses: C. J. Harden of Griffin, David and Donna Marie Harden of Kennesaw, Linda Harden of Decatur and Donald and Marie Harden of Griffin; brother: William “Bill” Harden of Macon; sister-in-law: Hazel Harden of Williamson; several nieces and nephews.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.17.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Emmie Jean Battle Ellerbee

Mrs. Emmie Jean Battle Ellerbee, age 92, of Meansville, passed away October 16, 2014 at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson. She was born in Pike County, daughter of the late James Battle and Annie Ross Battle. She worked for William Carter Company in Barnesville and then for Sherri Lynn Manufacturing in Zebulon where she retired. She was a long-time member of Meansville Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading, gardening and gospel music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aldine Ellerbee. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Linda Moore of Covington, Wayne and Sherry Ellerbee of Fayetteville, Jeannie Cone of Griffin and Cheryle and Jeff Brooks of Porterdale; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.17.14
 
Pike County Arts Council to Hold Upcoming Events

ZEBULON - The Pike County Arts Council will hold the following events in conjuction with the Concord Jubilee: Art in Bloom Art Show, Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and PCAC Jr. Players Performance. The Concord Jubilee will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19th with the reception for Art in Bloom Art Show will held on Friday, October 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Click here for more.

Added 10.13.14: Click here for to download a copy of the rules for pumpkin entries. PCAC is asking that participants turn in applications at A Novel Experience bookstore (on the square) by 6:45 p.m. on Friday, October 17th so they can make accommodations for space at the Jubilee. However, the entry fee is not due until participants show up at the Jubilee on Saturday. Please note that the participation of family members is required for this competition. Please click on the link above to read the pumpkin size regulations as well as contest regulations for decorating, etc. If there are any questions, please contact the Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest Coordinator at 770-584-3505.

Submitted 10.17.14
 
Opening on the Library Board

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners’ office is accepting applications for one Board position on the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board to fill an unexpired three-year term, set to expire August 31, 2016. Applicants must be 21 years or older, reside within the County and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Board applications may be picked up at the Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. Appointment is anticipated at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Submitted 10.17.14
 
Secretary of State Kemp Calls for Third Sector Development to Withdraw Frivolous Voter Registration Lawsuit

ATLANTA - Yesterday, Secretary Kemp met with media and election officials across Georgia and called for Third Sector Development and The New Georgia Project to withdraw the lawsuit they filed against the Office of the Secretary of State as well as the counties of Chatham, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton and Muscogee late last week. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.17.14
 
Westmoreland Statement on Ebola Outbreak

NEWNAN – Congressman Lynn Westmoreland has issued the following statement on the new cases of Ebola in the United States and the flaws in the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) procedure: “Like many Americans, my concerns over the CDC’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in America are growing daily,” stated Westmoreland. “To this point, the response has been one step behind containing and eliminating the virus. When President Obama and Director Frieden made the decision to send troops to West Africa to risk their lives abroad, they should have shown equal force in combating the disease at home. The Ebola “swat team” the president called for last night should have been deployed weeks ago when the first patient came back to America. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.16.14
 
Deputies Search for Pike County Man Yesterday Afternoon

ZEBULON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle stop yesterday afternoon prompted a search for a suspect in the Meansville area in the vicinity of Rose Hill Road and Highway 19. Click here for more.

10.14.14
 
Pike County Reports No Storm Damage

ZEBULON - Pike County Times confirmed through Pike County Public Works that there has been no storm related trees down in the county. A representative at E911 confirmed that there have been no storm related emergency calls. And Upson EMC, Southern Rivers, and Georgia Power had no outages in Pike County as of 10 a.m. this morning. According to the National Weather Service, another round of storms could develop this afternoon, but the only threat expected with this would be isolated strong winds. Click on the weather link on the advertising bar on your right to make a quick check of your weather.

10.14.14
 
Pike County Farm Bureau Collecting Donations for Food Bank

ZEBULON - Pike County Farm Bureau is participating in Georgia Farm Bureau's annual Harvest for All Campaign by collecting monetary donations until November 21 that will be donated to the Georgia Food Bank Association and its seven food bank affiliates across the state to help Georgians in need. It is also collecting staple food items such as peanut butter, rice and canned goods for the Pike County Food Bank. Anyone who would like to participate in our local food drive is welcome to bring staple food items to Freshway Market. There is a large blue tub located in front of the checkout lanes for any food donations you would like to make. Monetary donations will be accepted through November 21st in order to give PCFB plenty of time to make the moentary distribution to the food bank before Thanksgiving. Donations may be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Wednesday 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Pike County Farm Bureau office at 7664 Highway 19 in Zebulon. For information call 770-567-3431.

10.14.14
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Annabelle (2) The Judge (3) Dracula Untold (4) Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 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 10.14.14
 
Have You Signed Up for Emergency Alerts on Your Phone?

ZEBULON - If you haven't signed up for emergency weather alerts, now is as good of a time as any! This Pike County Emergency Alert System can notify you of weather alerts such as tornado watch and warnings and other weather alerts such as severe thunderstom and high wind alerts. Click here to sign up for First Call, Pike County's emergency alert system, to sign up for alerts for the first time or to modify your current alerts.

10.13.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Eula Frances Maxwell Lackey

Mrs. Eula Frances Maxwell Lackey, age 97, of Zebulon, passed away October 12, 2014 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home in Barnesville. She was born in Spalding County, daughter of the late Charlie and Edna Maxwell. She was a devoted member of High Shoals Primitive Baptist Church in Barnesville for 60+ years. She worked at Dundee Mills #1 in Griffin for 20 years, and enjoyed baking pies and loved flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace Mullins and Garnet Lackey. She is survived by her son: Howard Mullins of Zebulon; grandchildren and their spouses: David and Cheryl Mullins, Scott and Katie Mullins, and Amy Caraway; great-grandchildren: Nathan Mullins, Kyle Caraway, Haley Caraway and Katelyn Mullins.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.13.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - All five commissioners were present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye and Ginny Blakeney to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Tom Morton. Click here to read more. This meeting is complete.

10.9.14
 
Chase Ends in Wreck and Arrest

ZEBULON - Sheriff Jimmy Thomas states that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a blue Chrysler Pacifica traveling northbound on Highway 19 in the southbound lanes. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.14
 
Happy National 4-H Week
By Guest Columnist Elizabeth Hanson

ZEBULON - In honor of National 4-H week October 4-11, I’d like to tell you about this superb organization. 4-H is the nations largest youth development and empowerment organization. Supported by university-backed curriculum, 4-Hers engage in hands on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living and citizenship. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.9.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Kamden “Kam” Chase Arnold

Kamden “Kam” Chase Arnold, the infant son of Hannah Arnold of Manchester, passed away October 8, 2014. He is survived by his mother: Hannah; sister: Addison Claire Royal; grandparents: Larry Manghan and Lisa Arnold of Zebulon, great-grandparents: Mary Christopher and Gene and Dorothy Arnold of Milledgeville; aunts and uncles: Linda Arnold of Milledgeville, Jimmy Mangham of Thomaston, Angel Walls of Cordele, and Randy and Becky Arnold of Milledgeville; cousins: Heather Booth, and her children, Kenzie Booth and Riley Phillips all of Manchester, and Joey Albritton of Molena.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.9.14
 
City of Zebulon Approves Large Development on Hughley Road
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Zebulon City Council approved a plan for 450 housing units on 335 acres off of Hughley Road during its August meeting. Since that time, an appeal has been filed in Pike Superior Court. While the discussion of this topic can be made to sound very simple, it goes back to 1999, and it is much more complicated than it appears. Arguments are presented both for and against this development along with a timeline that begins in 1999 and runs through 2014. Click here for more. Update 10.8.14: This article has been updated to include mayors and council members from 1999 through 2014. Update 10.14.14: This article has been updated to include information about the non-profit group that is fighting the development.

10.7.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jewel Martin Hammond

Mrs. Jewel Martin Hammond, age 96, of Zebulon, passed away October 7, 2014, at Upson Regional Medical Center. She was born in Jackson, daughter of the late Starling Martin and Mae Tillery Martin. She worked for Thomaston Mills for 34 years before retiring. She was a founding member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Zebulon, where she served as assistant pianist for 25 years. In her younger years she sang in a trio. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, playing the piano, and trips to Panama City Beach, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Durward “Barefoot” Hammond, sisters, Evelyn Layton and Florence Hammond, brothers, Doug Martin and Frank Martin, nephew, Larry Hammond and great-niece, Kelli Hammond. She is survived by her nieces, nephews and their spouses: Faye and Norman Dukes, Jeff and Margie Layton, and Pricilla Killingsworth all of Meansville, Marvin and Betty Martin of Thomaston, Sharon Hammond, Judy and Sam Harris and Jerry and Cheryl Hammond all of Zebulon; numerous great nieces and great nephews.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.7.14
 
Flashback: Pike Community Resource Network Holds Annual "Share It Forward" Back to School Bash

Pike County's Annual "Share It Forward Back" to School Bash was held on Saturday, August 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pike Community Memorial Building next to Ruth's Restaurant. Many in the community helped to provide school supplies for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Click here for more.

10.4.14
 
Arrest Made in Rock Store Burglary

ZEBULON - Sheriff's Office Investigators have arrested Joseph Drake, 32 years of age, in connection with the early Wednesday morning smash and grab burglary at the Rock Store in Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.4.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

Commissioners James Jenkins, Carol Bass, Tommy Powers and Chairman Briar Johnson were present as well as County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

10.1.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Euell S. Whatley

Euell S. Whatley, 84, previously of Alabama Road in The Rock, passed away September 29, 2014. He was born April 21,1930, in Lanett, Alabama, the son of the late James E. Whatley and Ethel Hill Whatley. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Milton) Whatley for 56 years. They were married July 21, 1950. He attended Murphy High School in Atlanta where he met the love of his life Barbara Milton. He attended North Georgia Military College and the University of Miami. He was a firearms enthusiast and enjoyed teaching his youngest daughter, Kristy, gun safety and shooting. He enjoyed judo, golf, football and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He was employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at Jackson State Prison and as an inspector for the Miami-Dade Health Department. Survivors include his children Michael (Shawna) Whatley of The Rock, Sharon (Mark) Huey of Griffin, Phyllis (Henry) Walters of Luthersville, and Kristy (Chris) Stephenson of Thomaston; eight grandchildren, Shane Huey, Michelle (Chris) Ravotti, Richard Huey, Tiffiny (Brian) Barkley, Hope (Scott) Wen, James (Katie) Walters, Jeremy Walters, Alissa Walters, Candice Abrial Liebig, John Harmon and great-granddaughter Zoey Barkley. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his loving wife, Barbara.

For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.1.14
 
Application for Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Is Withdrawn
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - County Manager John Hanson informed commissioners in last night's meeting that as the county was preparing to send out letters of notification on the property currently known as the Shri Ram Chandra Mission, the county was advised that the application for rezoning had been withdrawn. Click here to read more about this.

10.1.14
 
Southside Riders Helps the Community Help Others
In the 16th Annual Olivia Andrews Tab Run
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Over 300 riders came out to show their support for the 16th Annual Olivia Andrews Tab Run on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Riders met up at Applees in Griffin and took the scenic route from Griffin to Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson in Columbus. Click here for more.

9.30.14
 
Investigators Search for Clues in 2010 Murder
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff’s Office with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Pike County Public Works Department is conducting an investigation on East Milner Road in reference to the 2010 murder of Christopher Lee Chambley that occurred on Reid Road. Click here for more. Updated 9.26.14

9.24.14
 
Community Comes Out To Support Dana Cox
By Editor Becky Watts

BARNESVILLE - Many from Lamar and the surrounding communities came out to support Dana Cox in her fight against cancer. Two separate events were planned to help Dana pay for her medical expenses. Felton Lewis planned a motorcycle ride for Dana that brought more than 40 motorcycles to Barnesville. Click here for more.

9.13.14
 
New Fall Line-up at the Library

The J. Joel Edwards Public Library announces its fall programs, all free and open to the public. In an effort to provide a variety of both fun and educational programs, the library is pleased to be able to offer innovative programs for patrons of all ages. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.8.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. There will also be a Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Click here to read the agenda for Wednesday's meeting.

Submitted 8.11.14
 
ZEBULON DOWNTOWN DISTRICT STREETSCAPE PHASE II
Federal Aid Project No. CSTEE-0009-00(122)
GDOT P.I. # 0009122, Pike County
Click Here for the Invitation to Bid
 
Click Here For Details
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
CGA Comp
 
 
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770-616-5412
Click here for More
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
Traditional Ceramics Shop
Owner of Dixie Slip
Click on picture for website
Click here for website
B&D Ceramics
770-567-3557
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings

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J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-3:00
Sunday Closed
Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

No Problems
(Mention this ad and get 10% off of initial service)

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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11500 Hwy 19 N
Zebulon
770-567-4487
 
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265 Thomaston St
Zebulon
770-567-8049
 
Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Five long years
Hint #2: A dance and a song
Hint #3: Battle of the Titans
Hint #4: Team work
Hint #5: Flying sheep
Hint #6: Second
Hint #7: A race to save their world
Hint #8: Mystery rider

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 Kelly Herring for guessing Mr. and Mrs. Smith!
 
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

Frequently Asked Questions Answered by the Office of the Georgia Attorney General

"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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