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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Alton S. “Jack” Jackson

Mr. Alton S. “Jack” Jackson, age 80, of Brooks, passed away July 4, 2015. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Brooks Christian Church. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.6.15
 
Happy Birthday, America!

ZEBULON - It's been 239 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed and 56 of our founding fathers proclaimed American independence from England with their signatures. "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..." Individual rights were then written with an emphasis on a government that is representative of the people and protections for individual rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted on July 4, 1776.

High taxes without representation in government, not being allowed to defend their country but being forced to provide quarter for English troops, and more fighting over high taxes brought the people around to a way of thinking that they could rule themselves without the help of a country across the ocean. And a little pamphlet called "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine helped pave the way for this revolutionary thinking.

Today, we celebrate the 4th of July with red, white and blue banners, parades, cookouts, and fireworks. However, let's not forget the fight for our independence that began our country, and the many soldiers and their families who have sacrificed for our liberty since that time. God bless America, and may we have many more birthdays with an emphasis on life and liberty and common sense! Click here to read about Common Sense from the view of a colonist in that day!

7.4.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – 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, June 30, 2015 – 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. This meeting is complete.

7.1.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joseph Paul “Jody” Hately

Mr. Joseph Paul “Jody” Hately, age 43, of Zebulon, passed away June 29, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.1.15
 
Georgia State Patrol Steps Up Enforcement For July Fourth Weekend

ATLANTA - The July Fourth holiday is typically the busiest travel period of the year. The 78-hour holiday period begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.1.15
 
Jim Roberts Case Closed and POST Certification Withdrawn
by Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Georgia vs. James Anthony Roberts went before Judge Mack Crawford in Pike County Court today. This was a follow up to the February court date and May arrest for violation of probation in this case. [Note from the Editor: This article contains an extensive review of documents obtained from the GBI and should be the last article written on this case barring any future developments that involve law enforcement. **Update 7.1.15: This article now includes a section on evidence and explains how the assistance to the GBI came to be requested.] Click here for more.

6.29.15
 
Pike County Public Works Doing Roadwork

Pike County Public Works is using the Zipper machine to upgrade the asphalt on McKinley Road in Zebulon. Be prepared to stop and look for traffic as the paved side of McKinley Road is getting some extensive work done. Look for pictures tomorrow.

6.25.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Dennis Eugene McDaniel

Mr. Dennis Eugene McDaniel, age 60, of Meansville, passed away on June 24, 2015, from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.25.15
 
Restraining order obtained to seal recent Internal Affairs investigative record of former S.C.S.O. Capt. David Gibson
Courtesy of Sheila A. Mathews, Editor of The Grip

GRIFFIN - The Internal Affairs investigation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office that resulted in former Capt. David Gibson’s retirement in lieu of termination has been sealed by Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford, of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Click here to read the entire story from The Grip.

Submitted 6.23.15
 
Eggs and Issues Breakfast with the Pike County Farm Bureau
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Eggs and Issues Breakfast is hosted every year by Pike County Farm Bureau in Zebulon. It was held this year on May 8, 2015 and was an opportunity for members and invited guests to learn first-hand what is going on in Atlanta under the gold dome from elected state representatives. House Rep. Johnnie Caldwell, Jr. and Senator Marty Harbin were the guest speakers. Click here for more.

6.23.15
 
Military Procession for Fallen Soldier PFC Monterrious T. Daniel Will Be Held Monday - Courtesy of The Upson Beacon
Patriot Guard Processional Escort Info Courtesy of The Patriot Guard

THOMASTON - I told my kids this afternoon that I think that the whole world should stop for at least a few minutes to acknowledge and honor the passing of one of our soldiers. In Thomaston, Georgia this afternoon, a community did just that. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Thanks to Mickey Thrasher from Fun 101 out of Thomaston for keeping listeners updated on the procession so we could come out and show our respects. Thanks to Teri Totten for keeping me updated on the movement of the procession since she was one of the Patriot Guard riders.]

6.22.15
 
Pike County Manager Recognized for Achievement

ATLANTA – ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recognized several county officials for completing core and specialty certification levels in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, the education and training program offered to Georgia’s county commissioners. County Manager John Hanson was one of many county officials honored for becoming a Certified County Commissioner. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.20.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Beyond the Mask (2) Jurassic World. 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 6.20.15
 
Pike County Kiwanis Presents Check to J. Joel Edwards Public Library

ZEBULON - Pike County Kiwanis representative Peter Potter recently presented the J. Joel Edwards Public Library with a check for $500 to help fund the library’s ever-growing summer reading program. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.20.15
 
“Big Hero Magic Show” at the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - On Thursday, June 18, the children of Pike County were treated to the “Big Hero Magic Show” with local magician David Floyd. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.20.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Harold Lamar Anderson

Mr. Harold Lamar Anderson, age 59, of Meansville, passed away June 18, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.20.15
 
Memorial to Be Held for Mr. Donald Banks Collins Sr.

A memorial service arranged by the Kiwanis Club of Pike County and Citizens to Promote Pike will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 P. M. at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, 10170 Highway 19, Zebulon, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pike Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 489, Zebulon, GA 30295 or Kiwanis Club of Pike County, P.O. Box 1204, Zebulon, GA 30295. A Red Cross blood drive will be held in Don’s honor on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 2-7 pm at the Edwards Senior Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.20.15
 
Plane Experiences Problems; Pilot Lands at Pike County Landfill

ZEBULON - A 1960’s model Varga Kachina landed at the Pike County Landfill a little before 4 p.m. today. Witnesses called 911 and reported that it sounded like a plane had experienced engine problems and had gone down behind the Recycling Center. Click here for more.

6.18.15
 
Pike County Changing to CodeRED System for Automated Severe Weather Warnings

ZEBULON - Pike County will be providing automated severe weather warnings to residents through CodeRED. CodeRED Weather Warning system will be replacing 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 6.18.15
 
Learn How to Avoid the Shock of Your Life
During Lightning Safety Awareness Week

ZEBULON - Summer is the time for swimming, barbeques and other outdoor activities, but the risk of lightning is very real. Lightning is a deadly by-product of thunderstorms, which are common in Georgia, particularly in the spring and summer. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), lightning is the No. 2 weather-related killer in the state. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.15
 
FLASHBACK: Pike County Baccalaureate 2015

WILLIAMSON - On May 17th Prayer Power of Georgia held the Baccalaureate service for the class of 2015 at Oak Hill Baptist Church. "The service was amazing," said Chaplain Ben Maxedon. "Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported this service." Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.15
 
Beat the Heat with Tips from Pike County EMA and Ready Georgia

ZEBULON - Summer in Georgia is a time for camping trips, cookouts and afternoons by the pool. However, it’s also a time to be aware of the dangers soaring temperatures can bring. Extreme heat is the No. 2 weather-related killer in the U.S. after excessive cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pike County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges Pike County residents to take steps now to beat the heat. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.15
 
Georgia Highway Patrol Reports on Collision in Milner

MILNER - According to Georgia Highway Patrol reports, yesterday morning around 10 a.m., a collision at Georgia Highway 7 (Highway 341) and Zebulon Road in Milner resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Larry Randall English, 70 years of age from Bucksnort Road in Griffin, was riding his 2008 Kawasaki northbound on Georgia Highway 7 when he was struck by a Ford F-150 Ford that failed to yield the right of way while crossing GA 7 at Zebulon Road. English died from injuries sustained in the collision.

The truck was being driven by Kristin Anne Kovar, 36, of Griffin. She was not injured. Charges are pending the completion of the GSP Specialized Collison Reconstruction Team investigation.

6.16.15
 
FLASHBACK: 2015 Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship

WILLIAMSON - Each year Prayer Power awards two graduating seniors, one girl and one boy, the Faith Award / Scholarship. This year we are pleased to announce that Abbey Thompson and Daulton Corbett are the recipients of the Faith Award. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.15
 
U.S. Army PFC Monterrius Daniel, of Griffin, Killed in Kuwait
Courtesy of The Grip in Griffin

GRIFFIN - Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, age 19, of Griffin, an ammunition specialist serving in the United States Army, died Friday, June 12, 2015, while deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The United States Department of Defense reports Daniel died in a non-combat related incident. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.16.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John “Woodrow” Wilson Brown

Mr. John “Woodrow” Wilson Brown, age 68, of Concord, passed away June 12, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.13.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here to read about this meeting. It is complete.

6.13.15
 
South Georgia Ambulance Now Hiring

ZEBULON - South Georgia Ambulance is now hiring: Paramedics, EMTs, and Paramedic Supervisors. $2000 SIGN-ON BONUS! High School Diploma or GED required. Georgia EMT-I or A or Paramedic certification required. Must have current American Heart Association-Healthcare BLS Provider card. Must have a valid Georgia's Driver's License and maintain an acceptable MVR record. Interested candidates, please contact Sabrina at 404-616-7553 or email resume to lmstaples@gmh.edu.

Submitted 6.13.15
 
Loud Boom Heard in Zebulon Last Night

ZEBULON - A loud boom was heard last night in the area of Gresham and New Hope Roads. The Pike County Sheriff's Office was notified but did not find the source of the noise.

6.13.15
 
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 6.13.15
 
Storm Falls Trees In Pike County

ZEBULON - When the storm ripped through Pike County earlier this week, the winds were high and it dropped a lot of rain in a short period of time. The Pike County Sheriff's Office reported that three trees went down in Williamson at Little, Midland, and Woodland at Hwy 362, one went down in Molena at Watson Drive, and and one went down in Concord at Hwy 18 at Reidsboro Road. Thank you to all of our first responders and our Public Works Department who work to keep us safe no matter what the weather is like in Pike County!

6.13.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Danny Hoyt Williams

Mr. Danny Hoyt Williams, age 56, of Thomaston, passed away June 10, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.10.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Edwin Russell Brazier

Mr. Edwin Russell Brazier, age 80, of Zebulon, passed away June 9, 2015. He was born in Zebulon, son of the late J. H. Brazier Jr. and the late Ada Elliott Brazier. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.10.15
 
Isakson: Parkinson's Diagnosis Won't Slow Down Run for Re-election in 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement regarding his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease: “Over 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s and I am one of them. I first went to see a neurologist in 2012 for stiffness in my left arm. I continued seeing the neurologist regularly to try to figure out the cause, and in 2013, I was diagnosed as having Parkinson’s. I am in the early stages of the disease, and my main symptoms are the stiffness in my left arm and a slowed, shuffling gait. The recovery from the back surgery I had in October 2014 also has affected my gait. I have undergone rigorous physical therapy; I do exercises every morning and evening; and I take two Parkinson’s medicines. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.10.15
 
A Summer of Reading Has Begun At A Novel Experience

ZEBULON - Books to take with you as you travel... A Young Adult reading discussion group... A Trading Cards show... A celebration of Old Glory... What does your June look like? Let A Novel Experience be a part of it! A Novel Experience is located on the Square in Zebulon. Click here for more.

6.9.15
 
Summer Reading and LOTS of Fun at the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - Kicking off the summer reading program at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library this year was Fiddlin’ Dan the Mountain Man (a.k.a. Reuben Haller). Fiddlin’ Dan sang and played his fiddle and mandolin. He talked to the audience about the different kinds of heroes and about the importance of being a hero. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.9.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Entourage (2) Insidious: Chapter Three (3) Spy. 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 6.9.15
 
Toastmasters International Meets in Thomaston

THOMASTON - Stage fright was never a problem for Connie Carey whenever she had 88 keys at her fingertips. She loved performing. “At the piano, I never had to say anything,” she said. But standing up and speaking in front of a crowd? The thought terrified her. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.9.15
 
House Bans Government From Taxing Internet Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which makes the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) permanent, and prohibits state and local governments from imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on internet access and electronic commerce purchases. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.9.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Wesley David Heard

Mr. Wesley David Heard, age 59, of Concord, passed away on June 6, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.8.15
 
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marion Shivers Davis

Mrs. Marion Shivers Davis, age 95, of Zebulon, passed away on June 4, 2015 at Renaissance Health Care Center in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.6.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron (2) Unfriended. 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 6.3.15
 
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 6.2.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sandra Denise Duffey Reese

Mrs. Sandra Denise Duffey Reese, age 54, of Zebulon, formerly of Clayton County, passed away June 1, 2015 at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.2.15
 
City of Molena to Discussed Future of Police Department

MOLENA -The City of Molena will be discussing the police department on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. If I understand it right, this will include the possibility of putting this topic on the ballot in November. Click here for more including a link to the presentation that was made in the meeting.

6.2.15
 
SEC Regional Primary Takes Shape

ZEBULON - On Friday, May 29, 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation that set the Presidential Preference Primary for March 1, 2016. Arkansas joins Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia in the “SEC” regional primary that will give the region greater influence in the selection of national candidates.

“I want to thank Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and everyone who helped make this dream a reality,” said Kemp. “It is now clear that the road to the White House runs through the South.”

Submitted 6.1.15
 
Jim Roberts Arrested, Turns Over POST Certification
by Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Jim Roberts, former Mayor of Concord and former Chief of Police in Molena, was arrested last week on violation of probation. He has since been released after filing necessary documentation with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) and was ordered to report to the Superior Court of Pike County on June 29, 2015. Click here for more.

5.29.15
 
Postal Employee Arrested and Charged with DUI

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division advised that Billy Lee Sykes was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain lane on May 26, 2015. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.29.15
 
Summer Reading Is For Everyone at the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - With summer right around the corner, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library announces its exciting summer program, intended to appeal to all ages. The theme for children through age 12 is Every Hero Has a Story, for teens Unmask, and for adults Escape the Ordinary. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.28.15
 
Letters to the Editor Page Has Been Updated

ZEBULON - The Letters to the Editor page has two new editorials that will be of interest to Pike County Times readers. One concerns the Zebulon Housing Development and the other concerns the ambulance contract process that occurred earlier this month. Both have links to previous articles so readers can be familiar with the situations. [Note from the Editor: The Board of Commission write ups concerning Rep. Caldwell have plenty of statements in blue that tell my opinion on the presence of a sitting state representative speaking on the behalf of a company that is bidding in Pike County. Click here to read these Letters to the Editor.]

5.27.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 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, May 26, 2015 at 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. *This meeting is complete.

5.27.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. *This meeting is complete.

5.27.15
 
Westmoreland Condemns Obama Administration Waters of the US Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland issued the following statement today after the Obama Administration launched a regulation to broaden the definition of “Waters of the US” under the Clean Water Act to include waters in ditches, man-made ponds, floodplains, streams and seasonally-wet areas. “The Obama Administration’s latest regulatory overreach is invasive and threatening to the agricultural industry and its jobs. I’ve spoken to farmers across the state of Georgia and they are adamantly against this regulation. Telling farmers that the water on their property is now federally regulated and subject to fines tramples on property rights and is exactly the kind of abuse of power our forefathers warned against. We need to reduce regulations against farmers and businesses so that our economy can grow and create jobs, and the Obama Administration clearly does not understand that. Local farmers know their land the best and this administration should work with our communities to find solutions, not against them.” Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.15
 
Senator Perdue: Sweeping New Waters Rule Another Massive Overreach By Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a sweeping new rule that will drastically redefine how water is subject to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act: “Imposing this sweeping new waters rule is another massive overreach by Washington. It is also concerning how the EPA continues to push President Obama’s partisan agenda despite strong opposition, including thousands of Georgia farmers and local leaders that directly voiced their disapproval. I share their concerns and will work tirelessly to stop such burdensome rules and regulations from negatively impacting our family farmers, small businesses, and private citizens.” Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.15
 
Isakson Condemns Obama Administration's Overreach on Water Vows to fight for Georgia's landowners, farmers

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for finalizing a new rule that allows the EPA to regulate nearly all private and state waters in the United States, including thousands of streams, creeks, wetlands, ponds and ditches. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.15
 
Pike Post 197 Hosted Annual Memorial Day Remembrance

ZEBULON - American Legion Pike Post 197 hosted the annual Memorial Day event on the Square in Zebulon on May 25, 2015. Pike County Arts Council Junior Players performed the National Anthem and America the Beautiful during the ceremony. The Honor Guard from the Pike County Sheriff's Office posted the colors for the program. Click here for more.

5.26.15
 
Pike County Holds Annual Special Olympics

ZEBULON - The Pike County School System held its annual Special Olympics on Wednesday, May 6,2015. Students from Mrs. Destiny's class, Mrs. Oxenford's class, and Mrs. Stewart's class from Pike County Primary School joined with students from Pike County Elementary School in Mrs. Caudle's class, Pike County Middle School in Mrs. Gresham and Mrs. Porter's classes, and Pike County High School in Mrs. Hicks' class at the track as they did their best in games and race activities. Click here for more.

5.22.15
 
BREAKING NEWS: Vintage Plane Has a Hard Landing in Williamson

ZEBULON - Pike County Emergency Services reports that shortly after 11 a.m. today, a 1943 Boeing PT-17 Kaydet Stearman crashed at the Peach State Airport, also known as Peach State Aerodrome or Candler Field, a public grass strip located 1 mile west of Williamson, Georgia. According to airport owner, Ron Alexander, the flight originated at a private air strip in Madison, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
Pike County Awards Ambulance Contract to Grady EMS
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County Commission has chosen to go with a new ambulance service provider in the 2015-2016 budget year. Last night’s county commission meeting had many in attendance who were concerned about the awarding of the contract. Click here for more.

5.20.15
 
City of Molena Donates Fire Fighting Equipment to the Molena Fire Department

MOLENA - The City of Molena recently donated new firefighting equipment to the Molena Fire Department. Donated items included a flat head axe, ten blue 11x17 tarps and seventeen Scott High Pressure Angled Cylinders for use by firefighters. The rental fee from Pike County that is paid to the City of Molena was used to fund the cost of these items that totalled nearly $9,800. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
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.

4.15.15
 
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