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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
 
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 INSERT DATE AND TIME HERE 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 5.22.15
 
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 INSERT DATE AND TIME HERE at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 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
 
Pike County to Host Annual Memorial Day Remembrance

ZEBULON - American Legion Pike Post 197 will host the annual Memorial Day event on the Square in Zebulon on May 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. The Pike County Arts Council Junior Players will be performing the National Anthem and Hester Jones will be laying the wreath in honor of her husband, Ed Jones. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
Global War on Terror Memorial to Be Dedicated on Monday

GRIFFIN - The American Legion and VFW have raised funds to erect a new Monument to honor the seven local men who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror, four in Iraq and three in Afghanistan. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
Georgia State Troopers Preparing for Memorial Day Weekend Patrols

ATLANTA - The Memorial Day holiday weekend is soon approaching. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the 78-hour holiday patrol period will begin Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m. and end midnight on Memorial Day. Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be conducting roadchecks, high visibility patrols, and concentrated patrols across the state strictly enforcing seat belt laws and watching for impaired drivers. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
Capitol Corner: May is Military Appreciation Month

WASHINGTON DC – On the last Monday in May each year, our nation remembers the lives of those brave Americans who gave their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day is a widely known day, but many don’t know that back in 1999, the entire month of May was declared Military Appreciation Month. It’s a month long celebration to honor those who have given their life, served, or currently serve our nation. We are blessed to have such dedicated soldiers who defend our nation and fight for liberty and freedom for all. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.15
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. This will be the 2nd Reading of the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget. The ambulance contract and the awarding of the LMIG contract for Williamson-Zebulon Road will be on this agenda as well as the decision on whether the county will take over and run the Pike County Senior Center. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete with one small addition noted on the page that will occur tomorrow.]

5.19.15
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) The D Train (2) Playing It Cool (3) Hot Pursuit (4) Pitch Perfect 2 (5) Mad Max: Fury Road. 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 5.19.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Peggy Murdy

Peggy Murdy of Barnesville Georgia and formally of Midland Michigan passed away on Monday May 18,2015 from complications due to Alzheimer’s. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.19.15
 
City of Molena to Discuss 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. If I lived there, I would make time to show up at the meeting to make my opinion known. (I don't live there, but I have been covering this topic for a while now so I am going to try to go.)

5.18.15
 
Come Visit A Novel Experience on the Square in Zebulon

ZEBULON - A Novel Experience has 20,000 new and used books and is located on the Courthouse Square in downtown Zebulon. Relax with a cup of coffee. Browse to your heart's content. Admire the works of local artists. Come to the Drop-In Book Club on the first Thursday of every month. The book selection there is terrific, and there are half-price children's books just waiting to go home with you!

A Novel Experience also gives you store credit for used books and promises to find good homes for them. It's easy to find and order new books as well. Check out their wide variety of greeting cards and unique gifts. This is a place where everyone can come and feel comfortable, and there is always a cup of coffee and comfortable chair that you can relax and enjoy. Come visit and stay awhile! And tell the ladies at A Novel Experience thank you for supporting your FREE online newspaper! Click here to visit A Novel Experience's website.

5.16.15
 
Taking the Initiative on Prescription Drug Safe Storage and Disposal

ZEBULON - The Pike County Resource Network, a Georgia Family Connection Collaborative, met recently to recognize leaders in our community who are part of a Prescription Drug Safe Storage and Disposal Awareness Initiative. Leaders shown in this photo include Pharmacist Ken Gaskins from Zebulon Pharmacy, Pike County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Duncan on the behalf of the Pike County School System, Sheriff Jimmy Thomas on behalf of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, and John Bringuel of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs, and the Director Michael Powell on behalf of the Pike Community Resource Network. Click here for more.

5.16.15
 
Local Brownie Troop Earns First Aid Badge

MEANSVILLE - The Brownies from Troop 13344 out of Meansville worked to earn their First Aid Badge on Monday, May 4, 2015 with Pike County Emergency Services fire personnel Doug and Anita Neath. Click here for more.

5.16.15
 
Volunteer Fire Fighters Rescue Pets from Two Recent Fires
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - It has been a busy couple of weeks for volunteer fire fighters here in Pike County. Here are two examples of our Pike County Emergency Services personnel going over and above what was called of them when they went out to a fire. Click here for more.

5.16.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Daniel "Danny" Anderson Sr.

Mr. William Daniel "Danny" Anderson Sr., age 55, passed away May 8, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.15.15
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Don Collins

Mr. Don Collins of Williamson passed away Thursday May 14, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.15.15
 
Flags at Half Staff Today for Peace Officers Memorial Day

ATLANTA - Governor Nathan Deal issued an Executive Order on May 13, 2015 that echoed the joint resolution by the United States Congress which designates May 15 of each year as "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls at "Police Week." From the resolution, "Thousands of Georgia's bravest men and women, in varying capacities of law enforcement, answer the call "To Protect and To Serve" their fellow man while putting their lives on the line every day to maintain public safety" and "It is imperative that all citizens are aware of and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices made by each law enforcement officer who work for the betterment of their communities." On Peace Officers Memorial Day, flags are at half staff to honor officers who serve and remember the officers who have fallen.

5.15.15
 
Pike Baccalaureate 2015

Prayer Power and Oak Hill Baptist Church have partnered to sponsor the 2015 Pike County Baccalaureate Service. The service will be held Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 pm at the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Pastor Marc Pritchett along with the R.U.S.H. Ministry Worship Band will provide the message and the special music for the service. "We expect the service to be inspiring for the graduates and guests," said organizer Ben Maxedon. "We encourage the graduates to bring family and friends to celebrate this important beginning to their commencement week."

For further information please contact: Chaplain Ben Maxedon by mail at Prayer Power of Georgia, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295, by phone at 770-689-7549, or email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net. prayerpower4u.net.

Submitted 5.14.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All five commissioners were present. County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. [Note from the Editor: There will be a Special Called Meeting for the 2nd reading of the budget on the 19th. The next regular meeting will be on the 26th.] Click here for more.

5.13.15
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

All 5 commissioners are present along with Jo Ann Wrye to type the minutes, County Manger (CM) Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Click here for more.

5.13.15
 
Negative Rabies

ZEBULON - Animal Control Official David Allen reported that a puppy on Oliver Road that became sick and died was sent off for testing for rabies. The test came came back negative for rabies. [Note from the Editor: This is included as a reminder that every animal doesn't have rabies; however, pet owners with animals that are old enough to be innoculated should get their rabies vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian.]

Submitted 5.13.15
 
Pike County Holds 2015 Relay for Life

ZEBULON - The annual Relay For Life of Pike County was held in Zebulon on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00AM to 10:00PM at Pike County High School. There were over 20 teams with over 130 participants. The night was a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. This year's event raised over $8,500 during the day to increase our community's total contribution for this year to over $26,000. Click here for more.

5.11.15
 
Zebulon Tire Center Has Special Offers on Wednesdays

ZEBULON - Zebulon Tire Center is a family-owned business that prides itself on excellent customer service. Since its founding in 2013, Zebulon Tire Center has been dedicated to providing its customers the best tire and wheel selection, purchase guidance and service for their money. Zebulon Tire Center is offering a special deal to women on Wednesdays: $5 off of an oil change or women can get a tire rotation and an oil change for $30. Tell David that you read about it Pike County Times! Click here for more about Zebulon Tire Center. Please support the advertisers who are providing Pike County Times to readers for free!

5.11.15
 
BREAKING NEWS: False Call to Sheriff's Office Through Skype

MEANSVILLE - At approximately 6:40 last night, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in which an individual reported shooting their father at 1880 Cook Road. The caller stated that they were armed and would kill any law enforcement that came to the residence. Click here for more.

5.11.15
 
BREAKING NEWS: Collision Results in Death of Bicyclist

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigators responded to Highway 18 in the area of Hamilton Road at approximately 1:00 p.m. today. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.7.15
 
Pike County to Celebrate Annual National Day of Prayer Celebration

ZEBULON - On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at noon, Prayer Power of Georgia 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 Pike County Art Council Junior Players 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.

Click here to see the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration. For further information please contact: Chaplain Ben Maxedon by mail at Prayer Power of Georgia, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295, by phone at 770-689-7549, or email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net. prayerpower4u.net.

Submitted 5.6.15
 
Full Blown Firearms Holds Grand Opening

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. There was a Grand Opening Celebration on April 25, 2015 with refreshments and door prizes, and open hours on the range including the SCCY Range Experience where visitors could try out the new CPX-2 handguns including special pricing to take one home! Battle Rifle also had a representative on hand to answer questions. Full Blown Firearms is located at 475 North Rover Rd in Williamson, GA 30292. Click here to find out more about Full Blown Firearms and Click here for pictures from the Grand Opening.

5.4.15
 
Benefit to Be Held for the Talley Family on June 6

BARNESVILLE - The Blue Knights Chapter XIII is sponsoring a Ride for the Savannah Talley Family on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the VFW in Barnesville located at 361 Old 41 Highway. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m. There will be raffle drawings, corn hole, food, drinks, auction, and lots of family fun. Click here for more.

5.4.15
 
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. PRICES: Your first horse is FREE & then it's $75 for every horse after that. Call Paula at 404-991-1416 to set up an appointment or to ask questions about how massage could help your horses. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.15
 
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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Sunshine Laws

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Welcome to a walk through Pike County's history with Pike 2000. Where were you in 1988?
 
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