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Pike County Memorial Day Program Will Be Held on May 30, 2016

ZEBULON - On May 30, 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 and the Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Memorial Day Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.16
 
Honoring Our Fallen on Memorial Day

NEWNAN - U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland issued the following statement for Memorial Day: “How fortunate are we to have such selfless men and women who would not only fight to defend our nation, but sacrifice their lives so that we may live freely? It’s a debt unlike any other, and something we will never be able to repay. But on this Memorial Day and every day, I challenge you to try.

“I hope you pause to remember our service members who fought for our freedoms and who died for our country. I encourage you to honor the great calling to serve and the courage it took these men and women to respond. And I hope you join me in praying for their families, friends, and fellow soldiers- that God will ease their pain and heal their broken hearts.

“Our great nation is the land of the free only because of the brave. God bless our fallen men and women, those who serve today, and the United States of America.”

Submitted 5.27.16
 
Children's Author and Illustrator Jose Lucio
to Visit the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is pleased to host children’s author and illustrator Jose Lucio on Saturday, May 28, at 1:00. Lucio will read his latest book, Heave Ho!, and present a workshop in which the participants will learn to draw the characters from the book. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.27.16
 
NOW HIRING PRODUCTION WELDERS & PAINTERS

MERIWETHER - Convenient to Fayette, Coweta, Pike and Spalding Counties. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to fill production welding and painting positions. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.26.16
 
Ben Coker, Local Assistant District Attorney,
Is In The Run Off 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. UPDATE: Ben Coker will be in the Run Off on July 26, 2016 and asks for your vote.

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Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joe Fowler

Mr. Joe Fowler, 74, of Williamson, passed away May 23, 2016 at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.26.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Buford “Jim” Ramsey, Jr.

Mr. James Buford “Jim” Ramsey, Jr., age 58, of Molena, formerly of Byron, went to be with his Lord and family on May 25, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.26.16
 
Pike County 2016 Election Results

ZEBULON - Here are the election results from tonight's election. The results are also running on Fun 101.1/Zoom Radio out of Thomaston. Click here for more.

5.24.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. There are only two items on the agenda: a. Approve/Deny renewal of Blue Cross Blue Shield Employee Health Insurance and b. Second Reading of the FY 2016-2017 Budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 5.23.16
 
The Hill: Appreciating our military men and women
By Guest Columnist Representative Lynn Westmoreland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For a decade and a half, our men and women in uniform voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to defend our country against terrorists whose mission is to destroy everything the United States represents. Since 2001, more than 2 million American children have had a parent deployed at least once. A number like that makes you stop and think. I think about all that our past and present service men and women and their families have sacrificed for our daily freedom and security. I think about the missed holidays, graduations, and big moments. I also know we will never be able to fully repay their efforts, but it's our responsibility to try. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.23.16
 
Summer Reading Program Begins May 28 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. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.20.16
 
New Director for the Office of Dispute Resolution

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution has named Tracy Johnson as the Executive Director for the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.19.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Dr. William Alfred Bell, Jr.

Dr. William Alfred Bell, Jr., age 79, of Pike County, passed away May 18, 2016 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.19.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Billy P. King

Mr. Billy P. King, age 70, of Meansville, passed away May 19, 2016, at Sacred Journey Hospice in Stockbridge. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.19.16
 
Pike County Holds 16th Celebration of The National Day of Prayer

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia sponsored the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016. About 110 people from our community for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square on a chilly, windy day. Click here for more.

5.17.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Phillip Raymond LaBerge

Mr. Phillip Raymond LaBerge, age 73, of Concord, died peacefully at his home on May 17, 2016, in his own bed, in his wife’s arms. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.17.16
 
Need Some Affordable Advertising with a Lot of Outreach?

ZEBULON - If you are looking for advertising for your business and/or for an event, here are a few tidbits for www.PikeCountyTimes.com and the affordable advertising that I can provide. Total hits for the month of April? 190,738. Per day hits? between 6,350 and 11,700. Between 693 and 1,131 people PER DAY visited Pike County Times last month. Over 500 people visited Grady Ambulance Service's secondary page. (They advertised for 3 out of 4 weeks at the top of the page last month.) 378 people visited Cindy Manning's secondary page. (This was her second month of advertising with more than twice that number of hits the previous month.) 401 visited Geoffrey Zimbelman's secondary page. 279 people visited the Pike County Magistrate Election page. 2,542 people visited the article about the home invasion in Zebulon last month. 1,826 people read about about a 20 year service award for a Pike resident. 486 visited the American Legion Run/Walk page. 834 read about the Meansville murder from 2014 that is coming back to court. 759 read about the 2013 Ghost Out at Pike County High School. Over 2,000 people went to my election info page. And 4,789 read about Harold Callaway's recovery after his accident. Ask me questions at editor@pikecountytimes.com to find out how Pike County Times can help your business and/or get the word out about your event!

5.17.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in the Barnesville Bomb Threat Hoax

BARNESVILLE - The City of Barnesville Police Department received seven separate 911 calls during the evening of May 15, 2016 through the Lamar County 911 Center. The calls were in reference to a bomb threat at the following locations: Roses Store 904 Veterans Parkway, Family Dollar 329 College Drive, CVS 622 Rose Avenue, McDonald’s 200 Forsyth Street, Hot Shot Gas Station 202 Veterans Parkway, and Pizza Hut 219 Forsyth Street. Updated 5:37 p.m. An arrest has been made.] Click here for more.

Submitted 5.16.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Asa Clinton Morris

Mr. Asa Clinton Morris, age 93, of Griffin, passed away May 14, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.16.16
 
Bicyclist Hit by Commercial Vehicle Yesterday Afternoon

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies worked a serious motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist and a commercial vehicle yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Highway 19 in the area of Mountain View Store. Sheriff's Office traffic units are investigating as to what caused the collision to occur. The bicyclist, Chad Davies, from Barnesville and a professor at Gordon State College, has been transported by Life Flight for further treatment. The driver of the truck is a resident of New York. ADDED: Chad's wife credits his helmet with protecting his head in this accident. She is uploading blog posts on Facebook. I will not upload any information from social media unless I am given permission.

Submitted 5.16.16
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Monster Money (2) The Darkness (3) Captain America: Civil War. 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 5.16.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Viola Sharp Youngs

Mrs. Viola Sharp Youngs, age 77, of Concord, formerly of Sylvan Beach, NY, passed away May 13, 2016 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.14.16
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - On May 7, 2016 an officer with the Zebulon Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to maintain its lane of travel. The vehicle driven by Kendrick Egdon McDonnell from Jonesboro failed to stop for the officer. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.11.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joseph Ray “Joe” Ramsey

Mr. Joseph Ray “Joe” Ramsey, age 43, of Molena, passed away May 10, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.11.16
 
Harold Callaway Has Returned Home to Finish His Rehabilitation

NEWNAN - Harold Callaway has been undergoing intense rehabilitation since his accident on January 20, 2016 that involved his truck and two tractor trailers. It has been a lot of hard work for Harold, but his wife Andrea let me know the he finally got to come home last Saturday using a walker. Click here for more.

5.11.16
 
University of West Georgia to Receive Westmoreland Archives

CARROLLTON – U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has formally designated The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library to be the recipient of his public service records. The records will reflect his tenure in the United States House of Representatives, the Georgia State House, and as Vice Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.11.16
 
Troop 37 Holds Court of Honor and Thanks Kiwanis for Donation

ZEBULON - Troop 37 held its bi-annual Court of Honor last week. Twenty rank advancements have been earned, ninety merit badges earned, and $1000 collected for Friends of Scouting. That is a lot of work for these Boy Scouts! Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.16
 
Pike County Hosts Georgia Salute To Vietnam Veterans Ceremony

ZEBULON - In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the State of Georgia would like to honor every one of its 234,000 Vietnam Veterans. The Pike County American Legion Post 197 is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Salute to Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans Ceremony for Pike County. The Vietnam Veteran honorees, their families, and the public are cordially invited to attend this Ceremony on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium on Highway U.S. 19 in Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.9.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.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. At this time, the only two items on the agenda are: a .Employees to be recognized for their service to Pike County - William A. Lowe and b. Matt Bidwell from MSI to address the Board regarding renewal of Employee Health Insurance. [Note from the Editor: I will be attending this meeting but not the afternoon meeting.]

Submitted 5.7.16
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, May 11, 2015 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. The only item on the agenda is the First Reading of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public viewing at The Board of Commissioners Office located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Summary of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Revenues of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Expenditures of the 2016-2017 budget. [Note from the Editor: I will be attending the morning meeting but not this meeting.]

Submitted 5.7.16
 
FY 2016-17 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 1:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex Meeting Room located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. According to the agenda, there will be a Budget Overview by the County Manager with a Question and Answer Session as well as Commissioners Comments and a Public Hearing from those who would like to speak at the meeting.

The first reading of the FY 2016-17 Budget will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. The second reading will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. And the final adoption will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public viewing at The Board of Commissioners Office located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Summary of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Revenues of the 2016-2017 budget. Click here for a copy of the First Draft Expenditures of the 2016-2017 budget.

Submitted 5.3.16
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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