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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Forrest Edward “Edd” Sanders

Mr. Forrest Edward “Edd” Sanders, age 52, of Zebulon, passed away August 29, 2014. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Barnesville. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his Master’s degree from Georgia Southern College. For 30 years he worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections, serving as a counselor at the Jackson Diagnostic Center, Superintendent at the Griffin Diversion Center and Warden of the West Central Georgia Integrated Treatment Facility in Zebulon. He retired in 2013. He was an active member of the Pike County Kiwanis Club, Pike County Lions Club, and served on the board of directors for the Department of Family and Children Services in Zebulon and Promise Place Women’s Shelter. Edd enjoyed fishing and helping others. He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Sanders. He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Alisa Sanders of Thomaston; son: William Sanders of Newnan; daughter: Ashelyn Sanders of Thomaston; mother: Mrs. Peggy Sanders of Meansville; sister: Mrs. Ann Marie Cruzan of Warner Robins; two nieces, a nephew and many friends.

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

Submitted 8.30.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Brenda Faye Smith Sandefur

Mrs. Brenda Faye Smith Sandefur, age 67, of Barnesville, formerly of Zebulon, passed away August 27, 2014 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home in Barnesville. She was born in Thomaston, daughter of the late Jefferson Davis (J.D.) and Lillian Smith. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband J. W. Sandefur and sisters, Linda Moss and Paula Spinks. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Jay Sandefur of Griffin, Wesley and Tracy Sandefur of Griffin, and Chris and Tiffany Sandefur of Milner; grandchildren: Paige Hall, Christopher J. Sandefur, Kristian Sandefur, Hannah Sandefur, Joseph Sandefur, Elana Hardin, Lauren Sandefur, Jacob Sandefur, Ayla Walker, Seth Sandefur and Aaliyah Sandefur; great-grandchildren: Christian Hall and Christopher Blake Sandefur; brothers and sisters: Wayne Smith of NC, Jr. Smith of Thomaston, Laverne Jordan of Butler, Cynthia Hobbs of Butler, Rosie Dinkins of Thomaston and Larry Smith of SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Submitted 8.29.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sharon E. Grubb

Mrs. Sharon E. Grubb, age 57, of Warner Robins, formerly of The Rock, passed away August 25.

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

Submitted 8.29.14
 
Board Vacancies in Pike County

ZEBULON - The office of the Pike Bounty Board of Commissioners is accepting applications to fill positions on the following: the J. Joel Edwards Library Board for a three year term that expires on August 31, 2017 (deadline is Friday, September 12); the Pike County Planning Commission for a three year term that expires on September 30, 2017 (deadline is Wednesday, September 3); the Pike County Board of Assessors for a six year term that expires on June 30, 2020 (deadline is September 3); and Pike County Recreation Board for an unexpired three-year term that expires on June 30, 2016 (call for a firm deadline but this will likely be appointed at the September 10 meeting).

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 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Deadline for applications is subject to extension.

8.27.14
 
PUBLIC HEARING - Pike County Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public input on the notice of proposed property tax increase. The public is invited to attend. Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5:30 to adopt the Tax Levy. Click here for more. Update 8.27.14: According to the Post Agenda: Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting, and Commissioners Carol Bass, Tamra Jarrett and Tommy Powers attended. County Manager John Hanson and County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye were also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)) Commissioner James Jenkins and County Attorney Rob Morton were not available to attend the meeting. No one spoke in favor or opposition, and the meeting was adjourned.

Submitted 8.25.14
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting to consider Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Pike County Tax Levy and to consider authorization for the Chairman to sigh the Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Pike County Tax Levy. There will be a public hearing at 5 p.m. where the public can speak out about this. Click here for more. Update 8.27.14 from the Post Agenda: Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting, and Commissioners Carol Bass, Tamra Jarrett and Tommy Powers attended. County Manager John Hanson and County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye were also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)) Commissioner James Jenkins and County Attorney Rob Morton were unavailable to attend meeting. Commissioners and passed 4-0 the Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Pike County Tax Levy. They also made the motion and passed authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Pike County Tax Levy in a 4-0 vote. The meeting was then adjourned. carried 4-0.

Submitted 8.25.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 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, August 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. All five commissioners were present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here to read more.

8.27.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Julie “Judy” Sherlock

Mrs. Julie “Judy” Sherlock, age 53, of Griffin, passed away August 24, 2014 at Christian Ministries Hospice after a three year battle with cancer. Judy was the best Nana ever to Leigha James and Dalton James. She loved her grandkids and spent as much time as she could with them. She love the Lord, prayed daily, and loved going to church. For many years, Judy served Pike and Meriwether counties as a dispatcher at the Sheriff’s Department. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dollie Sparks of Thomaston; uncles Leonard Daniel of Barnesville and Dick McDaniel of Meansville; uncle and aunt, Donald and Mary Daniel of Albany; and good friend, Nikki Deen of Thomaston. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law: B. J. and Jonathan James and Ariel Sherlock all of Griffin; honorary children: Chad and Maria Caudell, Tiffany Matthews, and Brandy Crane; sisters and a brother-in-law: Angie Turner, Patricia Turner and Debra and Dale Wheeler; brother and sister-in-law: Jesse and Dot Turner; cousin, but thought of as a sister and brother-in-law: Lynn McDaniel Narron and Todd Narron; cousins, but thought of as brothers and sisters-in-law: Bobby McDaniel, Dennis and Janet McDaniel, Houston and Jamie Daniel; honorary grandchildren include: Lydia Caudell, Mary-Beth Caudell, Brooklyn Matthews, Kayleigh and Chloe Crane; special aunts: Elizabeth McDaniel and Alice Daniel: special friends: Peggy and Larry Ballard; former husband: Jim Nixon who has been by her side many days and nights, and former husband Anthony Sherlock; a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; and her beloved dog “Jack”.

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

Submitted 8.25.14
 
Looking for the Perfect Home? Check Out 234 Billies Way in Meansville

MEANSVILLE - Looking for the perfect home? 234 Billies Way in Meansville, GA 30256 was built in 2001 and has: 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with approx. 3,940 sq. ft. This home is located in the 109 East neighborhood in Meansville, Georgia. A level lot with a fenced back yard and privacy trees, gorgeous hardwood floors in the Great Room, a spacious dining room with hardwood floors, and so much more! Jessica Horton can regale you with stories about this home, and open up a whole new world of possibilities that 109 East—-and the surrounding area—-has to offer. Click here to learn more.

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Submitted 8.25.14
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of 1) If I Stay (2) Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (3) When the Game Stands Tall (4) Let's Be Cops. 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 8.25.14
 
Mark Your Calendar for the Back to School Bash and Annual Prayer Walk

ZEBULON - Pike County's Annual "Share It Forward Back" to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pike Community Memorial Building next to Ruth's Restaurant. Community help is needed to provide school supplies for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Supplies needed include: book bags, glue sticks, Clorox wipes, crayons, wide ruled notebook paper, non-plastic three-hold pencil pouches for older children and eight count crayons, four packs of dry erase markers, and Fiskar scissors. There will be inflatables, child ID's, vision screening and other resources for parents on the day of the event. If you would like to help out providing supplies for this event, please contact Michael Powell at 770.567.2930 or powellm@pike.k12.ga.us. Click here to read last year's article on this event.

Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. will host the annual Prayer Walk for the Pike County School System on Saturday, September 6th beginning at 9 a.m. in front of the PreK Building on Hwy. 19. The public is invited to attend. Click here to read last year's article on this event.

8.25.14
 
Barnesville Student Ministries Presents Putt-Putt Palooza

BARNESVILLE - Barnesville Student Ministries presents the 2nd Annual Putt-Putt Palooza community event on Saturday, August 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Barnesville Nazarene Church. Admission is $2 per person for this 18-Hole Mini Golf Course and concessions will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to this night of family fun! Barnesville Nazarene Church is located at 744 Veterans Parkway in Barnesville. All proceeds benefit the teen ministry, Barnesville Student Ministries.

8.25.14
 
Red Cross Shelter Simulation Helps Prepare Region for Disasters
By Guest Columnist Lisa Matheson

LAGRANGE - More than 100 people, including Red Cross disaster volunteers and representatives from 15 partner agencies, participated in the Georgia Three Rivers Chapter's annual shelter drill on Saturday, August 23, at the Coweta County Parks & Recreation Center. "When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to respond because of training exercises like this shelter drill,” said Jessica McFadden, disaster program manager with the Georgia Three Rivers Chapter. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.25.14
 
Pike County Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Bomb Threats

Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigators have arrested Thomas Montgomery, 39 years of age, in regards to the recent rash of bomb threats that were made towards the court house. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.22.14
 
Wanted: Relatives of Military Heroes Listed
on Pike County Veteran’s Memorial
By Guest Columnist Pike Post 197 Historian Bryan Richardson

Last September, The Pike County American Legion Post 197 hosted the first Pike County Memorial Hall Ceremony. The qualification to be inducted is a Pike County Citizen who has given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This includes Sheriff’s Department, first responders, and military. The first Inductee was Corporal Jeffrey D. Walker. The Memorial Hall is located in the Pike County Memorial Annex Building at the old Pike County Middle School. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.20.14
 
Westmoreland on Release of ISIS Video

NEWNAN, GA – Congressman Westmoreland issued a statement on the release of the video showing the beheading of American journalist, James Foley, by the terrorist group ISIS: “We need to be taking these threats from ISIS very seriously,” stated Westmoreland. “The execution of James Foley is tragic and incredibly concerning to the other innocent American journalists who are being held captive. Joan and I send our prayers to James Foley’s family and friends, as well as the other Americans being held by these terrorists. “ISIS mocked President Obama in this video, proving again that terrorists abroad view the United States as weak and no longer a world leader. We cannot stand by and let another American lose their life because of poor foreign policy and failed leadership. We must show ISIS that America will not back down, and that we will not let terrorists destabilize other countries in the region.”

Congressman Westmoreland is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), and serves as Chairman of the HPSCI Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Submitted 8.20.14
 
Home Lost to Fire in Molena

Just before 12:30 yesterday afternoon, crews from Pike County Emergency Services (PCES) were dispatched to a structure fire on Garland Street in Molena. Click here for more.

8.19.14
 
County Officials Check out Rumor of New Construction
at Georgia Baptist Children's Home
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County officials made a recent visit to the Meansville campus of the Georgia Baptist Children's Homes to investigate complaints of new construction that could be used to house unaccompanied minors from Central America at the campus. Click here for more.

8.16.14
 
Rob Knight to Speak with Nature Photographers

Georgia Nature Photographers Association - Central region will host guest speaker and photographer, Rob Knight on Tuesday Aug. 19th at 6:30 PM at the Joel Edwards Library in Zebulon. The Edwards Library is located on Highway 19 South about 1 mile south of the courthouse square. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.15.14
 
Third Case of Rabies Confirmed in Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - There has been another confirmed case of rabies in Pike County. In the early evening hours of August 8, 2014, a dog chased a raccoon into a home on the outskirts of Hollonville. A 5 year old child was bitten eight times by the raccoon. Click here for more. ADDED 8.16.14: This article has been updated.

8.14.14
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Boyhood (2) Into the Storm (3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4) A Most Wanted 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 8.14.14
 
Pike County Board of Education Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year for Maintenance and Operations by 1.55 percent over the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the Board of Education may set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase. (Last hearing is today.) Click here for more.

Submitted 8.14.14
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sherry S. Betsill

Mrs. Sherry S. Betsill, age 43, passed away August 12, 2014. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Submitted 8.12.14
 
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
 
Hearings to Be Held on County Portion of Tax Increase

ZEBULON - All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the County Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, GA at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on August 13, 2014, the final public hearing will be on August 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and a Special Called Meeting to adopt the millage rate will be at 5:30 p.m. on August 26, 2014. Click here to see the 5 year history of the levy.

Submitted 8.11.14
 
News From the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs

ZEBULON - Photographs created by members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs are on exhibit at United Bank in Zebulon. The public is invited to stop by to see their work during regular business hours from now through the end of August.

In September, the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) will again feature an exhibit of photographs taken by the Shutterbugs and will host a reception at the TUAC Gallery on Tuesday, September 9th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the reception at TUAC (located at 201 South Center Street in Thomaston) or drop by anytime during TUAC’s regular hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 10-noon on Wednesday). Note: This reception replaces the normal ”2nd Tuesday in the month” Shutterbugs’ meeting. Additional information about the Shutterbugs is posted on their blog: Click here for more.

Submitted 8.11.14
 
Summer Reading Finale Is a Hit!

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Library held the Summer Reading Finale on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Children of all ages came out to celebrate summer reading and have a lot of fun! Click here for more.

8.9.14.14
 
Pike County to Enforce No Thru Trucks on Marked Roads

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners has asked teamed up with local business owners to reduce wear and tear on Pike County's No Thru Truck roads. The Pike County Sheriff's office is also part of this team since deputies will be enforcing the No Thru Truck ordinance that has been in place for the past nine years. Click here for more.

8.7.14
 
Culvert Replacement Has Begun on Old Zebulon Road

ZEBULON - Work has began on the Old Zebulon Road culvert replacement. It will take about 2 weeks to complete actual concrete culvert construction which is being done by Southern Concrete Company out of Albany, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.7.14
 
Congressman Westmoreland Visits Zebulon
By Editor Becky Watts

3rd District Representative Lynn Westmoreland met with Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts to discuss Washington D.C. and how it affects people here in Georgia. Rep. Westmoreland was elected for a sixth term of office in the Primary this summer and is currently home while the House of Representatives is on summer break. However, just because he is not in Washington D.C. does not mean that he is not working! Here are some items of interest for members of the 3rd District. Click here for more.

8.5.14
 
Voters to Determine on Mixed Drink Referendum

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to allow the public to vote whether or not to allow the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants in the county during Tuesday night's meeting. The drinks would have to be sold at restaurants that are licensed by the county to sell mixed drinks and the drinks would have to be consumed at the restaurant. Most restaurants in Pike County are located within cities which have their own rules on the sale of mixed drinks. This would pertain only to restaurants in the county. Citizens will have the opportunity to vote for or against this referendum in the November 2014 election.

7.31.14
 
Pike County Commission Notifies of Property Tax Increase

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 10.83 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Click here to see the 5 year history of the levy and find out when the hearings will be on this rate increase.

7.31.14
 
City Council Regular Meeting
June 10, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Zebulon convened at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at City Hall, 7818 Highway 19 South, Zebulon. Presiding was Mayor Pro-Tem Dewey Yarbrough, and present were Councilmen David Woods, William Thomas, and Joe Walter. Also attending was City Attorneys Robert Morton and Tom Morton, as well as City Clerk Teresa Watson to record minutes. Click here to read the approved minutes.

Submitted 7.14.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All five commissioners are present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

7.9.14
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - All five commissioners are in the meeting along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more.

7.1.14
 
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