ZEBULON - Here are the election results from tonight's election. The results are also running on Fun 101.1/Zoom Radio out of Thomaston. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - Here are the election results from tonight's election. The results are also running on Fun 101.1/Zoom Radio out of Thomaston. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. There are only two items on the agenda: a. Approve/Deny renewal of Blue Cross Blue Shield Employee Health Insurance and b. Second Reading of the FY 2016-2017 Budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For a decade and a half, our men and women in uniform voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to defend our country against terrorists whose mission is to destroy everything the United States represents. Since 2001, more than 2 million American children have had a parent deployed at least once. A number like that makes you stop and think. I think about all that our past and present service men and women and their families have sacrificed for our daily freedom and security. I think about the missed holidays, graduations, and big moments. I also know we will never be able to fully repay their efforts, but it's our responsibility to try. Click here for more.
MERIWETHER - Convenient to Fayette, Coweta, Pike and Spalding Counties. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to fill production welding and painting positions. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - With summer right around the corner, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library announces its exciting summer program, intended to appeal to all ages. Click here for more.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution has named Tracy Johnson as the Executive Director for the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Click here for more.
Dr. William Alfred Bell, Jr., age 79, of Pike County, passed away May 18, 2016 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
Mr. Billy P. King, age 70, of Meansville, passed away May 19, 2016, at Sacred Journey Hospice in Stockbridge. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia sponsored the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016. About 110 people from our community for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square on a chilly, windy day. Click here for more.
Mr. Phillip Raymond LaBerge, age 73, of Concord, died peacefully at his home on May 17, 2016, in his own bed, in his wife’s arms. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Agribusiness Authority has cancelled their regular scheduled Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. meeting, to be held at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room in Zebulon.
ZEBULON - If you are looking for advertising for your business and/or for an event, here are a few tidbits for www.PikeCountyTimes.com and the affordable advertising that I can provide. Total hits for the month of April? 190,738. Per day hits? between 6,350 and 11,700. Between 693 and 1,131 people PER DAY visited Pike County Times last month. Over 500 people visited Grady Ambulance Service's secondary page. (They advertised for 3 out of 4 weeks at the top of the page last month.) 378 people visited Cindy Manning's secondary page. (This was her second month of advertising with more than twice that number of hits the previous month.) 401 visited Geoffrey Zimbelman's secondary page. 279 people visited the Pike County Magistrate Election page. 2,542 people visited the article about the home invasion in Zebulon last month. 1,826 people read about about a 20 year service award for a Pike resident. 486 visited the American Legion Run/Walk page. 834 read about the Meansville murder from 2014 that is coming back to court. 759 read about the 2013 Ghost Out at Pike County High School. Over 2,000 people went to my election info page. And 4,789 read about Harold Callaway's recovery after his accident. Ask me questions at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how Pike County Times can help your business and/or get the word out about your event!
BARNESVILLE - The City of Barnesville Police Department received seven separate 911 calls during the evening of May 15, 2016 through the Lamar County 911 Center. The calls were in reference to a bomb threat at the following locations: Roses Store 904 Veterans Parkway, Family Dollar 329 College Drive, CVS 622 Rose Avenue, McDonald’s 200 Forsyth Street, Hot Shot Gas Station 202 Veterans Parkway, and Pizza Hut 219 Forsyth Street. Updated 5:37 p.m. An arrest has been made.] Click here for more.
Mr. Asa Clinton Morris, age 93, of Griffin, passed away May 14, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
MEANSVILLE - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies worked a serious motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist and a commercial vehicle yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Highway 19 in the area of Mountain View Store. Sheriff's Office traffic units are investigating as to what caused the collision to occur. The bicyclist, Chad Davies, from Barnesville and a professor at Gordon State College, has been transported by Life Flight for further treatment. The driver of the truck is a resident of New York. ADDED: Chad's wife credits his helmet with protecting his head in this accident. She is uploading blog posts on Facebook. I will not upload any information from social media unless I am given permission.
Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Monster Money (2) The Darkness (3) Captain America: Civil War. 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.
PEACHTREE CITY - Peachtree City resident, local business owner, and former Griffin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney (ADA), Cindy Manning, has announced her campaign for District Attorney (DA). Click here for more.
ZEBULON - Geoffrey Craig Zimbelman Jr. was born on March 8, 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia. His parents both served in the United States Army and lived on the base at Fort Gillem in Forest Park Georgia. Click here for more.
Mrs. Viola Sharp Youngs, age 77, of Concord, formerly of Sylvan Beach, NY, passed away May 13, 2016 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - “In an era where Americans all over the country are questioning character of those who are running our government, we deserve a District Attorney we can trust to do the right thing when confronted with tough choices. Because at the end of the day truth and justice matter.” — Ben Coker. Click here for more about Ben's campaign for District Attorney.
ZEBULON - Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford of the Griffin Judicial Circuit (Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson Counties) is pleased to announce that he is seeking re-election on the May 24,2016 Ballot. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is pleased to host children’s author and illustrator Jose Lucio on Saturday, May 28, at 1:00. Lucio will read his latest book, Heave Ho!, and present a workshop in which the participants will learn to draw the characters from the book. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - How many have voted here in Pike County? Early voting has been going on for 2 weeks and guess how many people out of 11,913 registered voters in our county have voted as of today at 3 p.m. 480. That includes absentee by mail AND absentee in person. That is sorry and we are better than that! We hit 53% in March for the Presidential Primary. Click here for some help making an educated vote and click here to see a sample ballot.
Saturday early vote is tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm and you can vote Monday through next Friday at the Courthouse too. There will be NO voting on the Monday prior to the Tuesday vote, and regular polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, May 24. Get educated and make your voice heard!
ZEBULON - Rebekah Hanson has officially announced her candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - Ozark Striping Co., a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation, is planning to install new raised pavement markers (RPMs) on State Route 3 (Highway 19) in Upson, Pike and Spalding Counties. Installation may change depending upon the weather and the contractor’s schedule. This is a slow-moving operation that requires rolling lane closures. Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce speed and remain alert to changing traffic conditions. If you approach a work crew please do not pass the work truck or trail/buffer vehicle, change lanes behind the truck or trail/buffer vehicle or swerve back and forth to see around the trucks.
New RPMs improve lane visibility for drivers at night and during inclement weather. Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, daily, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., beginning in Upson County and progressing daily to Spalding County along SR 3
ZEBULON - It is an honor to serve as your Clerk of Superior Court, and I am asking you for the opportunity to continue to serve another term. I believe my experience, training, integrity, and knowledge qualify me for this position. As your Clerk, it has been my goal to put in place measures for efficiency and transparency, as well as to implement advanced technology to make all public records accessible to the citizens of Pike County. I humbly ask for your vote to allow me to continue to serve as your Clerk of Superior Court. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - On May 7, 2016 an officer with the Zebulon Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to maintain its lane of travel. The vehicle driven by Kendrick Egdon McDonnell from Jonesboro failed to stop for the officer. Click here for more.
Mr. Joseph Ray “Joe” Ramsey, age 43, of Molena, passed away May 10, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
NEWNAN - Harold Callaway has been undergoing intense rehabilitation since his accident on January 20, 2016 that involved his truck and two tractor trailers. It has been a lot of hard work for Harold, but his wife Andrea let me know the he finally got to come home last Saturday using a walker. Click here for more.
CARROLLTON – U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has formally designated The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library to be the recipient of his public service records. The records will reflect his tenure in the United States House of Representatives, the Georgia State House, and as Vice Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - Troop 37 held its bi-annual Court of Honor last week. Twenty rank advancements have been earned, ninety merit badges earned, and $1000 collected for Friends of Scouting. That is a lot of work for these Boy Scouts! Click here for more.
ZEBULON - In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the State of Georgia would like to honor every one of its 234,000 Vietnam Veterans. The Pike County American Legion Post 197 is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Salute to Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans Ceremony for Pike County. The Vietnam Veteran honorees, their families, and the public are cordially invited to attend this Ceremony on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium on Highway U.S. 19 in Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - On May 30, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 and the Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Memorial Day Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson 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. At this time, the only two items on the agenda are: a .Employees to be recognized for their service to Pike County - William A. Lowe and b. Matt Bidwell from MSI to address the Board regarding renewal of Employee Health Insurance. [Note from the Editor: I will be attending this meeting but not the afternoon meeting.]
ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. The only item on the agenda is the First Reading of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public viewing at The Board of Commissioners Office located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Summary of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Revenues of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Expenditures of the 2016-2017 budget. [Note from the Editor: I will be attending the morning meeting but not this meeting.]
Mr. Joseph Clarence Eppinger, 73, of Meansville, passed away May 6, 2016 at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call was made to report a dark colored truck driving recklessly into Zebulon this afternoon around the 5 o’clock hour. The driver of a dark colored F150 was speeding and riding down both the wrong side of the road and the center lane on Highway 19 by Racquethause South coming south on Highway 19. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex Meeting Room located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. According to the agenda, there will be a Budget Overview by the County Manager with a Question and Answer Session as well as Commissioners Comments and a Public Hearing from those who would like to speak at the meeting.
The first reading of the FY 2016-17 Budget will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. The second reading will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. And the final adoption will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public viewing at The Board of Commissioners Office located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Summary of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Revenues of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Expenditures of the 2016-2017 budget.
ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia on Thursday, May 5, 2016, will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. The Treasure Field Band will provide the music. The National Day of Prayer is a patriotic and spiritual celebration of our great nation; a time to join together to honor those who have served in many different capacities and to ask blessings for those who are serving our community and nation as they are called. We will offer prayers for our community, state, nation, and all that need salvation.
For further information please contact, Chaplain Ben Maxedon at Prayer Power of Georgia, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295, at 770-689-7549, or at email@example.com. prayerpower4u.net.
GRIFFIN - Changes in the TADRA Law for teen drivers put parents squarely in the passenger’s seat. It requires that anyone who applies for a permanent driver’s license must have a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult sign a verification form affirming that the candidate has completed 40 hours (with 6 hours at night) of supervised driving experience, if the candidate has successfully completed an approved driver education course. Click here for more.
TIFTON – Charlsey Anesetti of Concord has been elected as the Student Government Association Senator for the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is a diversified agriculture major.
ZEBULON - “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Troop 37 member Andrew Carter knows what it is to be all of these things since he has worked for many years to become an Eagle Scout. Andrew was honored for his hard work in the Boy Scouts on April 3, 2016 with an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony that was held at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - On Wednesday April 27, officers with the Zebulon Police Department responded to a theft call at 11 Williamson Zebulon Road at Middle Georgia Water. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that several water pumps had been stolen from this business. Click here for more.
WILLIAMSON - Are you interested in keeping up with the City of Williamson? Here you go! Click on the Mayor and City Council page to see the minutes and agenda for upcoming meetings. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: I am thankful for those who point me in the right direction for info like this when we meet at Racquethause South!]
ZEBULON - Local resident, Sonny Gwyn, is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for burglarizing his barn on Williamson Zebulon Rd. on April 12th and 13th. Numerous items were stolen during these two incidents. Please contact a Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigator at 770-567-8431 with any information.
ZEBULON - It has been five years since the tornadoes destroyed homes and businesses and, in Barnesville, took the lives of two people. Since then, homes have been rebuilt, families have moved to new homes, and a legacy remains through those who knew the Gunters. One of my favorites articles that I have ever written in the follow up on the storm and its aftermath one year later. Click here to read this follow up article with a link to my tornado coverage in 2011 in Barnesville. I did not cover the storm damage in Sunnyside because my sister's home was hit in Barnesville and we spent our time helping pick up there. Another story of hope can be read by clicking here.
ZEBULON - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 held is first 5/10K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Click here to see pictures.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on April 26, 2014 at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. All five commissioners are here tonight, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Troop 37 is present tonight as well. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.
ATLANTA - Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $87,526 federal grant project to Pike County for the purchase and installation of five outdoor severe weather warning sirens. Click here for more.
Mrs. Angela Barnes Nicholson, age 49, of Zebulon, passed away April 24, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - The Leland Shoemake Foundation, Inc. presents the First Annual L7 Baseball Tournament in honor of the late Leland Tyler Shoemake on June 4-5, 2016 at the Pike County Parks and Recreation Fields. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - Georgia' Open Burning Ban begins on May 1 and continues through September 30, 2016. This is mandatory and under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Division. Click here for more information on the Burn Ban or to obtain a burn permit before the ban goes into effect.
ZEBULON - Prayer Power accepts nominations from the community each year for the “Saints in Light Award” which is presented to an individual serving in Pike County who has been a spiritually inspiring, motivating, and encouraging influence in the community, and who openly and with love works for the betterment of the community and the people they come in contact with. Click here for more.
MOLENA - The City of Molena was without water pressure from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. City Clerk Cindy Darsey advised that the problem was identified on early on Friday morning and that the City worked feverishly until the problem was found and corrected. Click here for more.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson 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.
ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.
ZEBULON - This article contains pertinent information on two court cases that have been before Pike County Superior Court over the past year. One case was settled before Judge Mack Crawford between the developer, Brent Pike LLC, and the City of Zebulon, and the other has been postponed until a judge from outside of the jurisdiction can be found to preside over the case. The City of Zebulon has also issued a statement on this case. Click here for more.