Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here to donate through PayPal. Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor@pikecountytimes.com
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.

Condolences to the Family of INSERT NAME HERE

Mr. John C. “Jack” Barbery, age 88, of Williamson, passed away March 26, 2015, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.28.15
First Annual Zebulon Steak Out Coming April 11th

ZEBULON - The First Annual Zebulon Steak Out and Festival will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Zebulon City Park located at 7818 U.S. Highway 19 South in Zebulon. The City of Zebulon is looking for Cook Teams as well as food and vendors for this event. Click here for more.

ISO Audit Postponed Until June

ZEBULON - Pike County Emergency Services (PCES) had been notified that the ISO audit that was previously scheduled for April has been postponed. Chief Rick O'Barr advised that was recently contacted by an ISO representative and advised that the ISO audit previously scheduled for April will not be taking place until June. Chief O'Barr is confident that we are ready for this inspection. To find out more about ISO audits, click here.

Submitted 3.27.15
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Effie “Bootsie” Annie Louise Stamey

Ms. Effie “Bootsie” Annie Louise Stamey, age 75, of Griffin, passed away March 25, 2015, at her home. She was born on December 18, 1939, daughter of the late Hoke Joseph Smith, Sr. and Annie Belle Eskew Smith. She was a homemaker and enjoyed telling old stories about her younger years. She loved all her children with all her heart and would do absolutely anything to make sure they were happy. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.26.15
ISIS threat: responses from the GPD and SCSO
By Sheila Mathews from The Grip

GRIFFIN - The city of Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office have received a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert regarding an alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat against a Spalding County resident. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.25.15
American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall Coming to Thomaston Easter Weekend; Welcome Home Celebration for Vietnam Veterans to be Held April 18

THOMASTON - Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, how far will you travel to honor their contribution? The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will visit Thomaston from Easter Weekend, April 3-5 at Matthews Field with the Traveling Wall. Matthews Field is located on Hwy. 74 East in Thomaston. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.25.15
Zebulon Resident Featured on the 700 Club

ZEBULON - Zebulon resident Nonnie Sue Wright was interviewed and portions of her interview were shown on The 700 Club this past fall. Brandice Hudson and Sharon Dhinakaran asked her to tell her story and her experience has become a blessing to people far beyond our community thanks to the 700 Club. This is Nonnie Sue's story: On August 31, 2011, Nonnie Sue was at her back door throwing food out to her birds and her foot slipped and she fell down a flight of steps. Nonnie says, “I was rushed to the hospital. I was in a coma, and they told me I’d never walk again, never come home again. I was also on life support.” Click here for more.

Submitted 3.25.15
Isakson to VA: Unacceptable to Tell Veteran ‘We Can’t Help’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to act quickly to implement a more sensible interpretation of the Veterans’ Choice distance criteria to allow veterans better access to health care. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.25.15
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Patsy Johnson Deering

Mrs. Patsy Johnson Deering, age 79, of Williamson, passed away March 23, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.24.15
Flashback: Promise Place Hosts Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon

ZEBULON - Promise Place hosted a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon for Pike and Upson counties February 5th, 2015, to show our gratitude for all they do for victims of domestic violence. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.24.15
Senator David Perdue Calls Waters of the United States
Rule “Blatant Government Overreach”

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today highlighted his opposition to the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would drastically redefine, which waters are subjected to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.24.15
Republican Party Elects Officers

ZEBULON - On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the Pike County Republican Party held its Mass Meeting and County Convention. Our new officers for 2015-2017 are as follows: Dan Page, Chairman; Brent Taylor, Vice-Chairman; Gene Dabbs, Secretary & Shelby Pullin, Treasurer.

Submitted 3.23.15
Zebulon Tire Center Offering a Special Deal for the Month of March

ZEBULON - Just one more week to take advantage of the deal that Zebulon Tire Center is offering for the month of March. Get a standard oil change ($27 value) when you purchase a new set of four tires! Offer is limited to one free oil change per customer with purchase of four new tires. Zebulon Tire Center is located on 555 Thomaston Street in Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Call David and Lorena at (770) 567-0529 to find out more about this awesome deal! Click here for more.

Submitted 3.23.15
Westmoreland Announces Mobile Office Hours
in Peachtree City and Hamilton

NEWNAN – Congressman Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Thursday, March 26 in Peachtree City and Hamilton, GA. The Congressman’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a location closer to their home. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.23.15
Georgia Preparatory Academy to Hold Title I-A Parent Workshops

DECATUR - The Georgia Preparatory Academy at the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will hold Title I-A district-wide workshops this month to inform DJJ parents how to help prepare their high school students to succeed with Common Core and Georgia Milestones Assessments. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.23.15
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Do You Believe? (2) The Gunman (3) Insurgent. 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 3.23.15
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Linda F. Jones

Mrs. Linda F. Jones, age 59, of The Rock, Pike County, passed away Saturday March 21, 2015, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.21.15
Maddox Heads to Washington for National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security

ZEBULON - Jake Maddox, Pike County High School Freshman has been selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security. Outstanding high school students from across the nation will take part in this unique career development opportunity, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security - Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense, an Envision program. The forum, held each spring in Washington, D.C., introduces students to firsthand experiences and challenging career options in national security and related fields. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.21.15
Breaking News Alert: Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in Pike County

ZEBULON - Two rabid raccoons have been found in Pike County over the past couple of weeks. Pike residents need to be on the lookout for animals that are acting strangely such as raccoons or other nocturnal animals that are out during the daylight hours and call 911 if there is a possible problem with a rabid animal. Click here for more.

A List of March Meetings in Pike County

ZEBULON - The Pike County Government website has a whole lot of important information regarding upcoming meetings in the county. Click here for meetings during the month of March and check out the website next month for an updated list of meetings for the upcoming month. Click here to view the County website. [Note from the Editor: Government in general is so much more open than it used to be here in Pike County. My appreciation goes out to each entity that has made this effort to make your meeting times known and your actions known to the public.]

Public Notice - Budget Workshop

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget during its regular monthly meeting 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 3.19.15
National Library Week Bookmark Contest at Your Local Library

ZEBULON - In celebration of National Library Week, April 12-18, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon announces a bookmark contest. Children ages 3-12 are invited to design a bookmark to illustrate this year’s National Library Week theme: Unlimited possibilities at your library. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.17.15
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Run All Night (2) The Homesman (3) Cinderella. 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 3.17.15
Pick Up Pike Held Meet & Greet Last Week

ZEBULON - Pick Up Pike held a Meet & Greet on Thursday afternoon in the Oink Joint in Zebulon. Walker Chandler presented the new tee shirts and announced that only a few were made up so that individuals or groups could buy in any colors they want for $10 ($12 fo XXL) at Signs and Designs on Highway 19 South in Zebulon (across from old Giant Mart in Zebulon). Click here for more including pictures from clean up efforts around our county.

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.


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Submitted 3.13.15
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Submitted 3.13.15
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. Click here for more.

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Movie Trivia

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