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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Hal Jerrold Smith

Mr. Hal Jerrold Smith, age 52, of Zebulon, passed away July 29, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.30.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

7.29.15
 
Spalding Sheriff's Office Investigates Armed Robbery at Dollar General

GRIFFIN - Sheriff Wendell Beam Reports that the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at 10:28 PM on Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Dollar General Store at 1523 Zebulon Road, Griffin, Georgia. An employee of the business walked outside at 10:28 PM and was confronted by a slim black male wearing black clothing including a ski mask, armed with a pistol. The male took the victims purse and struck her on the side of her head with the pistol and ran away. The victim was treated at the scene by the Emergency Medical Services and transported to the local hospital. Anyone with information about this case, can contact the Spalding County Sheriff's Office at 770-467-4282.

Submitted 7.29.15
 
District Attorney: GBI Will Investigate
Former SCSO Captain David Gibson Case
By Sheila Mathews, Editor of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conduct an investigation into allegations against David Gibson, former captain of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division. Gibson retired in lieu of termination May 21 in the midst of an Internal Affairs investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment, improper use of the internet, conduct unbecoming a deputy and violation of his oath of office. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.29.15
 
Summer Reading Finale to Be Held at the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - The Summer Reading Finale will be held at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library for children and teens on Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 to noon. The children’s program includes games, crafts, and lots of prizes. The Teen Finale will include an exhilarating game of Mafia, snacks, and door prizes.

Submitted 7.29.15
 
Books-A-Million Book Drive to Support the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Begins August 2, 2015

GRIFFIN - Books-A-Million, Inc. / Bookland (Nasdaq/NM:BAMM) will be supporting local charities through a Book and Toy Drive that begins on Sunday, August 2. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.29.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Janice Pauline Wheelus Nichols

Mrs. Janice Pauline Wheelus Nichols, age 76, of Pike County, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at her home under Shepherd Care Hospice of Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.29.15
 
Pike County Using CodeRED System for Automated Severe Weather Warnings

ZEBULON - Pike County provides automated severe weather warnings to residents through CodeRED. The CodeRED Weather Warning system replaced the existing weather call back system. CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.15
 
Do You Receive Breaking News Alerts?

ZEBULON - Pike County Times had an article online last night as the Pike County Sheriff's Office was searching for the third suspect in the article belowentitled, "Pike County Sheriff's Office Deputies Make Arrests from Traffic Stop." Did you know about at the time? The Sheriff's Office posted FB messages, but that isn't always the case for breaking news.

Pike County Times is still going to remain FREE as it has been since 2006, but Pike County Times is no longer posting links to breaking news stories on Facebook or Twitter. Please help support the time poured into my articles with an ad for your business, a donation through the PayPal link below or 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. Click here for more. An average of 200,000 hits per month from many counties will be an asset for your business and allow Pike County Times to showcase your business as you are supporting this FREE online newspaper. Thanks for supporting Pike County Times!

7.28.15
 
Auto Masterz Offers AC and Tire Specials

ZEBULON - Auto Masterz is located on 265 Thomaston Street in Zebulon, Georgia 30295. (On the left past United Bank on Highway 19.) Air conditioning special: $65 to check and up to 1 lb of Freon. Tire special: purchase any set of tires and get a free oil change, up to 5 quarts.

Auto Masterz LLC is a full service shop ranging from brakes to complete engine overhaul. Auto Masterz offers FREE diagnosis of any and all car problems and provides regular maintainence, oil changes, transmission service, brakes, cv axles, and intakes. They also sell tires, wheels, and aftermarket accessories that you can have installed right here in Zebulon. Call Eric at Auto Masterz at (770) 567-8049 to set up an appointment to take care of your automobile. Click here for more about services that Auto Masterz provides right here in Pike County.

7.28.15
 
Full Blown Firearms - Summer Firearms Training Special

ZEBULON - Full Blown Firearms is offering a (1) Hour Firearms Instruction Class $50.00 per person, ($80.00 per couple) that includes (1) hour range time, eye protection, ear protection, and targets. Call Brad Ward for reservations now at 678-463-8155 (cell). Offer is valid through August 31, 2015. Please tell Brad that you read about this awesome deal on Pike County Times.com! Full Blown Firearms is located at 475 North Rover Road in Williamson. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.15
 
A Novel Experience Is Your Local Bookstore

ZEBULON - The annual Flag Show has been on the walls of A Novel Experience this month. The selection new and used books is pretty amazing there! A Novel Experience is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm. Click here to go to A Novel Experience's home page and click on the calendar link to find out about upcoming happenings and sign up for the newsletter.

7.28.15
 
Griffin Choral Arts Announces 2015 – 2016 Season Concerts
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

GRIFFIN — Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, proudly announces the concert schedule for its ninth season, 2015–2016. The season begins on Sunday afternoon, August 16, with a 3:00 p.m. concert presented by the 16-voice GCA Chamber Choir. The concert theme is ILLUMINATIONS: FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT” and features music by Herbert Howells, Morten Lauridsen, Camille Saint-Saens, and others. Tickets for this event will be available on August 1st. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.15
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Sheriff's Office Deputies Make Arrests from Traffic Stop

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested two suspects that fled from a traffic stop on Highway 19 today. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.15
 
Pike County Sheriff's Office Makes Burglary Arrest

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigators have arrested Christopher Simpson, 31 years of age, in reference to a reported burglary on Oliver Road. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.15
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrest in Copper Theft

ZEBULON - According to Chief J. Hemphill on Monday July 20th, 2015, Zebulon Police Officers responded to Southside Steel located in Zebulon in reference to a Theft By Taking of copper wire. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, July 24, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, July 24, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting about the gun range in Pike County that was discussed at a prior meeting. Click here for more including a link to the prior meeting in which the outdoor gun range was discussed. This meeting is complete.

7.25.15
 
Mid Georgia Ambulance Changes Company Name,
But Service Remains the Same

MGA HEADQUARTERS - For over 38 years, Mid Georgia Ambulance has dutifully served the people of Georgia communities across the state. As one of Georgia’s only CAAS Accredited organizations, it is our ongoing mission to do everything in our power to make our organization the very best it can be. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.15
 
Stroke: The Silent Killer

ZEBULON - We’ve all heard the warning, ‘with a Stroke, time lost is brain lost,’ but do we really know the dangerous truth about how Stroke is affecting our community? Click here for more.

Submitted 7.28.15
 
Pike County Public Works Repairing Roads with Equipment
Bought with SPLOST Funds
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Public Works has been working on repairing roads in Pike County with equipment that was bought from 2011 SPLOST funds. The March 15, 2011 SPLOST referendum was a penny tax that upgraded and repaired our Courthouse as well as designating money to repair Pike County's roads and bridges. Click here for more.

7.23.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Trainwreck (2) Ant-Man. 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 7.23.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Ronald “Ronnie” Howell Cates

Ronald “Ronnie” Howell Cates, age 64, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.23.15
 
Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Mangham
By Guest Columnist Pam Vickers

LIFSEY SPRINGS - Helen Mangham was born on August 2, 1915 in the Lifsey Springs community in Pike County, GA. She is the oldest of five children, who are all still living. They are being looked at by the Guiness Book for the oldest combined age of living siblings. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.21.15
 
BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING AGENDA
July 23, 2015 – 6 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - The City of Molena will hold a Budget Workshop on July 23, 2015 at 6 p.m. in City Hall in Molena. The 2016 Water and General Fund Budgets will be on the agenda. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 7.20.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Fred Barnett, Jr.

Mr. Fred Barnett, Jr., age 48, of Concord, passed away July 19, 2015, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.20.15
 
Pike County Pawn Shop Burglarized; Reward Offered

ZEBULON - On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Zebulon Police Department responded to a burglary that occurred at the Pike County Pawn Shop located at 7881 Highway 19 South in downtown Zebulon at the location of an old auto parts store. Click here for more.

7.18.15
 
Pecan Trees Removed from the Courthouse Square

ZEBULON - Some long-term residents of the Pike County Courthouse lawn were removed this week. The pecan trees had become a possible hazard to people, vehicles, and the Courthouse itself. Click here for more.

7.17.15
 
Sheriff's Office to Discuss Phone Scams with the Public

ZEBULON - For those who have recently received annoying or even threatening phone calls from people claiming to be debt collectors, credit card agencies, or even the police department, trying to obtain cash or credit card information, help is on the way. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.17.15
 
Sheriff Wendell Beam, David Gibson served notice of lawsuit;
$8 million in damages estimated
Courtesy of Sheila Mathews at The Grip

GRIFFIN - Four employees of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office – Karen Law, Kimberly Barnett, Jessica Kelley and Misty Piper – have met a statutory requirement by serving legal notice of their intent to sue former SCSO employee David Gibson and Sheriff Wendell Beam, each in their individual and official capacities. Local officials received the legal notification July 10. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.15.15
 
Investigation substantiates long-term pattern of sexual harassment
at (the Spalding County) Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy of Sheila Mathews at The Grip

GRIFFIN - David Gibson, a 27-year veteran of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, is the subject of a new investigation being conducted by the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office. Gibson retired in lieu of termination May 21 in the midst of an Internal Affairs investigation pertaining to allegations of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment, improper use of the Internet, conduct unbecoming a deputy and violating his oath of office. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.15.15
 
Drug Arrests Made in Spalding and Surrounding Counties

GRIFFIN - Sheriff Wendell Beam Reports: On July 1, 2015, an undercover drug investigation concluded with the arrests of 20 people. The investigation was conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and assisted by members of the Griffin Police Department’s Narcotics Unit. The investigation focused on the sale and possession of methamphetamine. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.14.15
 
Georgia Leaders Respond to the Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration announced it has reached a nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In exchange for their promise to curb their nuclear development program, the United States has agreed to lift economic sanctions against the nation. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has voiced his strong opposition to the Obama Administration negotiating with Iran from the start, and does not support the agreement: Click here for more.

Senator Johnny Isakson also responded. Part of his statement reads: "I will not be part of any agreement that allows the Iranians to develop a nuclear weapon that could harm the state of Israel, the country of the United States of America or any other peace-loving country in the world." Click here for more.

Senator David Perdue released the following statement: “"Let's be clear, this agreement is not final. Georgians and the American people, through Congressional representation, must sign off on the negotiated terms, and because of our bipartisan efforts Congress will have 60 days to do so. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I will review this agreement with the utmost scrutiny to ensure we remain steadfast in our efforts to halt the expansion of nuclear arms now and down the road..." Click here for more.

Submitted 7.14.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Minions (2) Self/Less (3) The Gallows. 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 7.13.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 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. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.7.15
 
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Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
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Fink Chiropractic
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Pike Countryside Sanitation
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770-884-0088
 
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
Traditional Ceramics Shop
Owner of Dixie Slip
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770-567-3557
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
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7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

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770-567-8642
 
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New and Used Books
770-567-1103
 
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Movie Trivia

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Hint #1: Demonic cat
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Hint #6: Acorns
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5) Email coupon must be used within 60 days.
Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Jonathan Corbitt for guessing The Emperor's New Groove!
 

Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
 
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
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of places.
 
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