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Pike County 2016 Voter Information Page

ZEBULON - This page is a public service of Pike County Times that will allow voters to get educated before the May 24, 2016 Election. Candidates can send their 500 word or less statement of why they are running for office (include your website) to editor@pikecountytimes.com. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This post will remain at the top of the page until after the May 24th election.]

Updated 4.21.16
 
Still Holding Onto Hope Five Years After the Tornado Hit Barnesville

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.

4.30.16
 
Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans

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.

4.29.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

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.

4.28.16
 
FLASHBACK: State Awards Pike County Funding for Warning Sirens

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.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Angela Barnes Nicholson

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.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
First Annual L7 Baseball Tournament in honor of the late Leland Tyler Shoemake

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.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
Former Assistant District Attorney and Local Business Owner, Cindy Manning, Announces Campaign for District Attorney

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.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
Geoffrey Zimbelman For Pike County Sheriff

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.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
National Day of Prayer to Be Held Next Week

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 prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net. prayerpower4u.net.

Submitted 4.25.16
 
Grady Health System EMS in Pike County Now Hiring

ZEBULON - Grady Health System EMS in Pike County is Now Hiring for: PRN Paramedics and PRN EMT’s. Up to $2000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Click here for more.

Submitted 4.25.16
 
Carolyn Williams for Clerk of Superior Court

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.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
Ben Coker, Local Assistant District Attorney, Is Running
for District Attorney

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.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
Pike County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner

ZEBULON - The Relay for Life Survivor Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Chapel Community Church located at 6127 Hwy 19 in Zebulon, Georgia. Survivors may bring one caregiver as a guest. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to Shea Constantino by email at shea.costantino@cancer.org or by phone at 706-324-4593.

Volunteers are still needed to assist with the event such as with food preparation, serving, decorations, greeting, registration, set-up and clean-up. Also looking for guest speakers who might want to say a few words about what it is like to be a survivor or caregiver. Mark your calendars! Contact Lloyd May at 404-290-0835 if interested in volunteering.

Submitted 4.23.16
 
Pecan Festival on May 21 Will Benefit Milner City Park

MILNER - The Pecan Festival will be held in Milner City Park on May 21, 2016 from 8 am until 5 pm.There will be food, vendors, crafts, and live entertainment. All proceeds from the events will go toward re-vamping the city park with some awesome fitness equipment! Click here for more.

Submitted 4.23.16
 
Burn Ban Begins on May 1st

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.

Submitted 4.23.16
 
Spalding County Sheriff's Officers Complete Training

ZEBULON - Sheriff Wendell Beam Reports: On April 8, 2016, Agent Josh Pitts of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit completed a six week training course with his K-9, Ludo. The course was taught at the Vohne Liche Kennel in Denver, Indiana which is a training center for law enforcement officers and their K-9’s. Ludo is a 16 month old male Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. Ludo is trained to perform patrol work and narcotics detection. Agent Pitts has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and has been a K-9 handler for the past 5 years. Agent Pitts and his K-9 Ludo, along with all members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office will continue the fight against the illegal use of drugs.

Submitted 4.22.16
 
Elaine Mangham Awarded the "Saints in Light Award"

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.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James L. "Jim" Hendrix Jr.

Mr. James L. "Jim" Hendrix Jr., age 75, of Griffin, passed away April 21, 2016, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Local Swim Team Open for new Members of all Ages
By Guest Columnist Eric Snell

GRIFFIN - Get out of the heat and train to be a competitive swimmer this summer! Swimming can be so much more rewarding and fun when you learn to race competitively. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts Presents “A Choral Fiesta”
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present “A Choral Fiesta” on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 pm at Griffin First United Methodist Church (1401 Maple Drive). The featured work, Three Mexican Folk Songs by David Conte, is accompanied by 2 violins, guitar, and string bass. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
House Passes Four IRS Accountability Bills During Tax Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills protect American taxpayers and hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a staunch supporter of the Fair Tax, voted in favor of each piece of legislation, and issued the following response: “As Americans filed their taxes on the April 18th deadline, they were faced, once again, with a ridiculously complicated tax code. It’s even more painful knowing that next you’ll have to deal with the awful customer service at the IRS. It’s a notoriously out-of-control agency that must be held accountable to the taxpayers.” Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Group Collecting Used Shoes for Mission Trip

ZEBULON - Stacie Boyt and her daughter Jessie, Alyssa Womack and Mariela Dubose are collecting gently used shoes to raise funds for a mission trip to Nicaragua in July. Collection continues through April 28th. Any type of shoes can be used as long as there is a matching pair and they are gently used. Click here for more.

4.20.16
 
Pike County Superior Court

ZEBULON - The May 2, 2016 jury trials in Pike County Superior Court have been settled and all jurors are excused.

Submitted 4.20.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Tommie Marilyn Strickland Ridings

Ms. Tommie Marilyn Strickland Ridings, age 84, of Griffin, passed away April 19, 2016, at The Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.19.16
 
Rebekah Hanson Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court

ZEBULON - Rebekah Hanson has officially announced her candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court. Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 4.14.16
 
Early Notification Is Available to Pike County Times Readers

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has been a free resource to readers for almost ten years now and is offering readers a way to receive breaking news stories by email or text message as soon as those articles go online. This has been an ongoing project for a year now and supporters seem to like it. Click here to read more about it and email or Facebook me if you have any questions.

4.14.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Suspects in Attempted Home Invasion Arrested

ZEBULON - On April 11, 2016 at approximately 09:16 a.m. the Zebulon Police Department responded to a 911 call about two individuals with firearms attempting to gain forcible entry into a residence on Ward Drive. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.12.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Dylan Craig Davis

Mr. Dylan Craig Davis, age 21, of Griffin, passed away April 9, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.11.16
 
Zebulon Resident Recognized with 20 Year-Service Award
By Guest Columnist Terry Goldman

ATLANTA - In a day when people change jobs with every birthday or New Year, we enjoy hearing about an employee, passionate about her job – in this case, career! Thursday, March 31, Teresa Riddle Lynch of Zebulon, Georgia received a 20 year- service award from Jim Reese, President/CEO of The Atlanta Mission, an organization established in 1938 to meet the needs of the hungry, homeless and helpless. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.11.16
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Hardcore Henry (2) The Perfect Match (3) The Boss It can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 4.11.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Wreck Occurs in Front of Dollar General
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - According to the accident report from the Georgia State Patrol, a wreck occurred on Hwy 19 in Zebulon around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016. It had been raining and the road was wet before a three vehicle accident occurred that involved the Christ Chapel school bus and two trucks on the road in front of Dollar General. Click here for more.

4.8.16
 
Grady Health System EMS in Pike County Now Hiring

Grady Health System EMS in Pike County is Now Hiring for: PRN Paramedics and PRN EMT’s. Up to $2000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Click here for more.

Submitted 4.6.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Molena Restores Water to Residents
By Editor Becky Watts

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.

4.6.16
 
Absentee Ballots on the Way to Voters

ATLANTA – Today is the first day absentee ballots can be mailed to Georgia voters for the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election set for May 24. To request an absentee ballot, voters can submit a written application to their local county registrar or log onto the office’s “My Voter Page (MVP)” to print the application and mail the completed form to their registrar. Click here for more.

4.5.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Mark Your Calendars for Political Forums

ZEBULON - There are several candidate forums coming up for our area. Mark your calendars and get educated before you cast your vote! Click here for more.

Submitted 4.5.16
 
J. Joel Edwards Library Offers Reading Materials
for the Visually Impaired

ZEBULON - Are you a child or adult who can't read materials printed by conventional methods?  If so, you may qualify for a free national library program that offers books and magazines in audio format and in Braille.  Click here for more.

Submitted 4.5.16
 
Loss of Water Pressure in City of Molena
Water Available at Fire Station

MOLENA - The City of Molena is apologizing to residents for the loss of water pressure that is currently ongoing. The City is working to fix the problem. Potable water and drinking water is available at the fire station until 1 AM tonight. The fire station will reopen at 6 AM Saturday morning and remain open until the water is back up. Updated 4.4.16: The water was restored on Sunday afternoon in Molena. I am working on an article with more info.

Updated 4.1.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

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.

Submitted 3.26.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 9, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

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.

3.26.16
 
Harold Callaway Injured in Auto Accident

GRIFFIN - Zebulon resident Harold Callaway was injured in a wreck at the Hwy 19-41 light by Ingles in Griffin on January 20, 2016. Four vehicles were involved with six motorists but only Harold was transported for treatment. Click here for more.

2.1.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Updates on Hughley Road Development October 2014 to Date
By Editor Becky Watts

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.

10.16.15
 
Cindy Manning for District Attorney
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Geoffrey Zimbelman for Sheriff
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Carolyn Williams for Clerk of Superior Court
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Ben Coker for District Attorney
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Movie Trivia

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Hint #1: Not a cat or the father of a spy
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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Karla Clemons for guessing The King and I. Look for more movie trivia soon!
 

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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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