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The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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Isakson Hospitalized After Suffering Fractured Ribs During Fall at D.C. Apartment

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., released the following statement from his spokesperson, Amanda Maddox: “Senator Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night after falling in his apartment and suffering four fractured ribs. He is in pain, but resting and doing well. Senator Isakson looks forward to fully recovering and getting back to work for Georgians.”

Submitted 7.17.19
 
Proclamation on the Death of John Paul Stevens

WASHINGTON DC - As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. DONALD J. TRUMP

ADDED 7.18.19: CORRECTION - The Proclamation is for the flags to be at half-staff only on the day of his interment and does not begin immediately. The date of interment has not been determined as of the time of this notice. Pike County Times will post the notice when it is received.

Submitted 7.17.19
 
Get Your Tickets for Flint Fest! RSVP Extended to July 18th!

ZEBULON - Flint Fest 2019 is coming on July 27, 2019! Yes, you need a ticket! Are you ready for a day of food, fun, and entertainment?! Deadline to reserve a space in the float or camping has been extended to Thursday, 7/18, at 12 pm!! Click here for more.

Submitted 7.16.19
 
From Animal Control Officer Tanya Perkins: Impound Alert

ZEBULON - On July 16, 2019 I impounded this adult intact male Pit Bull, who weighs about 50 pounds. He had no identification tag, no microchip, and therefore no documented owner at the time of the impoundment. The dog was involved in an incident on April 22, 2019 where he killed a family pet, and was never located. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.16.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ... Part 1

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week 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 7.16.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Frances Geraldine Huff Parker

Mrs. Frances Geraldine Huff Parker, age 90, of Alpharetta, formerly of Tifton, passed away July 9, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.16.19
 
Pike Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Rescheduled

ZEBULON - The Recreation Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15 at 6:00pm was postponed due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00pm in the baseball press box at the park. The following items are on the agenda: Election of Officers for FY 2019/20, Approval of the minutes for the April 30, 2019 and June 10, 2019 regular monthly meetings, Treasurer and Director's Reports from Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Park Master Plan Report given by Michael Kidd of Root Design Studio, 2019 Pride of Pike Report, and Other Business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 7.16.19
 
Summer Reading Announcement

ZEBULON - Unfortunately, Michael Buffalo Smith has had to cancel his library event for this Thursday, due to illness. For details on other upcoming events, click here.

Submitted 7.15.19
 
Burglars Thumb Ride from Wrong Car in Griffin

GRIFFIN - On July 10, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s Uniform Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded to the Chevron convenience store located at 3200 Highfalls Road to a burglar alarm call. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.13.19
 
Tall Tales Welcomes GLACIER and Johnny Swinger

HAMPTON - Tall Tales goes glacial in July as it heads to the slammer with WCW superstar GLACIER & WCW/ECW/TNA superstar Johnny Swinger, LIVE in The Watchtower at Jailhouse Brewery in Hampton, Georgia July 25th, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.13.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sandra Joyce Garner White “Sally” Biles

Mrs. Sandra Joyce Garner White “Sally” Biles, age 70, of Gay, passed away July 12, 2019, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.13.19
 
New Industry Moves Into Old Georgia Power Building

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County, the Pike County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Zebulon welcomed Pike County’s newest industry to the community on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. Staxi, a medical wheelchair device manufacturing company, recently purchased the building previously owned by Georgia Power on Williamson-Zebulon Road. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.11.19
 
Library Board Meeting Cancelled

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees was scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 11, 2019, but this meeting was cancelled prior to the meeting due to lack of a quorum.

7.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Lynda Cheryl Rice Sanders

Mrs. Lynda Cheryl Rice Sanders, age 70, of McDonough, passed away July 10, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ... Part II

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week 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 7.11.19
 
Georgia joins four neighboring states in third annual “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement campaign

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are ready to put the brakes on speeding during the third annual “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement campaign, that will take place in five southeastern states from July 15 to 21. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.11.19
 
Southern Mamas
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

My son is at the age where he likes to hang with his buddies. If he is like me, he will never outgrow that stage. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.11.19
 
Accident on Zebulon Square Impacts Dr. Dunnahoo's Work
on Historic Building on the Square

ZEBULON - On Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 2:39 p.m. Mr. Gilberto Santana Lara, 19 years of age from Zebulon, was making a left hand turn from Thomaston Street (Highway 19 South) onto Barnesville Street (Highway 18) in downtown Zebulon with the green light. At the same time, Mr. Dan Dunnahoo of Zebulon was stepping into the crosswalk area to cross Barnesville Street. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.10.19
 
Pike County Receiving Applications for County Manager

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Manager. Pike County has 130 employees and an annual budget of $14.4 million. The population of Pike County is approximately 17,941. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.10.19
 
Secretary of State Warns Citizens of Potential Scam

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger warns citizens to be wary of a potential scam regarding an organization holding itself out as the “Atlanta Civil and Global Human Rights” and the alleged “ACGHR 2019 World Conference” purporting to be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Convention Center from August 26, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.9.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ... Part I

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week 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 7.9.19
 
Pictures from the Pride of Pike 4th of July Celebration Are Online

ZEBULON - The Pride of Pike 4th of July Celebration was scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Pike County Soccer Complex. As usual, the event will include vendors, inflatables, live music, and a fireworks display - with an added tractor show for this year since they will be in the parade that begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at the festival location. If you missed out this year, make plans to come out for a great time next year! Click here for more.

Submitted 7.6.19
 
PCB continued...
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

We were at the beach last week. And if I had my way we would be at the beach next week, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. When the kids were younger, my wife took a picture of them walking ahead of us on the beach. You could see their little footprints in various stages of being erased by the waves in the photo. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.6.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here and 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.

Updated 7.6.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 7.5.19
 
Happy Independence Day from Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - What does Independence Day mean to you? It means a lot more than just cookouts and time with family and friends. As a military wife with a love of history, Independence Day harkens back to the beginning of this great country and the struggles for freedom around the world that have occurred since that time. Without the sacrifices of brave men and women over the years, cookouts and time with family and friends would probably have an entirely different look than we have today. Do we really appreciate the freedoms that we have here in America?

Click here to read the history of Independence Day from Military.com.

Click here to read the history of Independence Day from the National Park Service.

7.4.19
 
City of Griffin out more than $800,000 in alleged fraud; FBI investigating
By Sheila Mathews - Courtesy of the Grip

GRIFFIN - The city of Griffin has lost $802,499.29 in two separate online transactions that officials say were fraudulent. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.3.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joel Arthur Sandefur

Mr. Joel Arthur Sandefur, age 37, of Zebulon, passed away July 2, 2019, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.3.19
 
BBB Warns Consumers to Think Twice Before Agreeing
to “No Cost” Genetic DNA Screening
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns consumers to use extreme caution when being asked to undergo genetic DNA screening. BBB offices from across the United States have received reports of consumers being asked to take part in free DNA testing. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.3.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Carolyn Teague White

Mrs. Carolyn Teague White, age 76, of Zebulon, passed away June 30, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.1.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Small Plane Crashed in Williamson Last Night

WILLIAMSON - On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at approximately 6:12 p.m. a single engine aircraft crashed into a wooded area off of Lufbery Court in Eagles Landing in Williamson. Click here for more.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 6.28.19
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Independence Day

ZEBULON - Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Submitted 6.28.19
 
Laws Effective July 1, 2019
By Guest Columnist Senator Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone)

ATLANTA - Between the start of the 2019 legislative session and its adjournment on April 2nd, several bills and resolutions that received final passage were signed by the governor and put into effect. Upon adjournment, even more pieces of legislation were signed, however not all bills have been put into effect. Many bills become effective at the start of our fiscal year calendar which is July 1, and below I have shared with you some of the legislation that will become effective on this date. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.28.19
 
Memories of Wheeling and Waylon
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

185 to 431 to 231. That’s the only directions you ever needed when I was growing up. (It’s that time of year when I write the obligatory Panama City column.) Click here for more.

Submitted 6.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Joshua Ray Lawrence

Joshua Ray Lawrence, age 38, of Zebulon, passed away June 27, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Barry Dwayne Scott

Barry Dwayne Scott, age 54, of Concord, passed away June 25, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.27.19
 
Best Friends Compete for Top Finish at Summit Atlanta Motorama
By Guest Columnist Ramey Womer, UMI Performance

HAMPTON - The Summit Racing Atlanta Motorama on April 27-28 was an epic event in many regards but it’s always the backstories that are the most interesting. We saw monster trucks, 100-point show quality cars, tons of fast autocross cars, parts from the biggest vendors in the business and countless other areas of automotive interest. The neatest thing, however, came down to the final showdown at the Motorama Autocross. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.26.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: County Manager Bobby Bickley Resigns
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - After an hour long executive session that was added at the beginning of the commission meeting by request of the County Attorney in reference to something that was brought to his attention today, County Attorney Rob Morton asked that the Board of Commissioners entertain a motion to accept County Manager Bickley's resignation. It was accepted 4-0. Click here for more. This article has been updated.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Updated 6.26.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here and 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 6.26.19
 
Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - Introducing the first sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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BREAKING NEWS: Storm Weather Causes Damage in Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Atlanta advised that 88 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued between Thursday and Sunday. This is more than any other area in the entire country. Pike and surrounding counties have been hit with storms throughout the weekend leaving debris in the road, trees tangled in power lines, and many homes without power. Click here for more.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

6.24.19
 
Thank You to Food Depot

GRIFFIN - Thank you to Food Depot for advertising with Pike County Times! There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot. Please tell them that you read about this and other deals on Pike County Times!

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6.24.19
 
Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

ZEBULON - SJ Land Surveying specializes in land surveying, planning, and subdivision design. Thank you to SJ Reeves Land Surveying for helping provide your news for free on Pike County Times!

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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Alma Louise Sorrow

Mrs. Alma Louise Sorrow, age 69, of Hampton, passed away June 21, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.22.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 6.21.19
 
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Sets Presidential Preference Primary Date

ATLANTA - The 2020 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will be held on Tuesday, March 24th.

Submitted 6.19.19
 
Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes
By Sheila Mathews, Courtesy of The Grip

LAMAR COUNTY - James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.19.19
 
Isakson Recognizes One-Year Anniversary of 'VA MISSION Act'

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered the following speech on the Senate floor to highlight the implementation of the Veterans Community Care Program one year after the VA MISSION Act was signed into law: Click here for more.

Submitted 6.19.19
 
Rep. Ken Pullin Requests Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Late Commissioner Marvin T. Powers

ATLANTA – State Representative Ken Pullin (R-Zebulon) requests that flags located throughout Pike County be lowered and flown at half-staff in honor of the late Pike County Commissioner Marvin T. “Tommy” Powers, who passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.19.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Marvin T. "Tommy" Powers

Mr. Marvin T. “Tommy” Powers, age 83, of Meansville, passed away June 17, 2019, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

Tommy was born on November 20, 1935, in Union Point, son of the late Samuel Felton Powers and the late Beulah Mae Gossett Powers. His family moved to Pike County when he was in the first grade. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was self employed for many years having operated Powers Country Store, Powers Superette, and Seven Oaks Restaurant. He served as Pike County Coroner for 8 years and was currently serving his 4th term as Pike County Commissioner. Tommy was a long time member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and currently a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Essie Mae Martin; brothers, Sam and Tyler Powers.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Powers; daughter and son in law, Lynda and Edward Sisson of Griffin; son and daughter in law, Gordon and Missy Powers of Meansville; grandchildren, Jared and Luke Sisson, Parker, Carson, Bailey, and Landon Powers; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 20, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday June 19, 2019, from 5-7 PM, at the funeral home.

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

Updated 6.18.19
 
Notes from the June 13, 2019 Library Board Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 13, 2019. There were a couple of missing members, but there was a quorum. In attendance were Anthony Vinson, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) Director Natalie Marshall, Vice Chair Gillian Appleton, Joy Walker, and Patsy Page. Click here for more.

6.15.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.14.19
 
Spalding County Detention Officer Airlifted After Domestic Dispute

GRIFFIN - At approximately 3:38 p.m., Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a person shot at 1224 Ethridge Mill Road. Deputies were assisted by Spalding Fire, Spalding Regional EMS, and Griffin Police. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updatd.] Click here for more.

Submitted 6.12.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Large Donation to Help
Pike County's Animal Control Facility
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Animal Control was on the agenda of the Pike County Commissioners today. County Manager Bobby Bickley presented a letter to commissioners concerning the possibility of a donation of not less than $225,000 that is to used to either construct or provide substantial renovations to the current animal control facility. This has been an ongoing discussion for many years with the county only providing what is mandated by the state at this time with vicious dogs. What will the next few years hold for Pike County? Click here for more.

6.12.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Flooding Affects Pike County Roads
UPDATED 6.12.19

ZEBULON - (UPDATED 6.12.19) Pike County Dispatch received 30 calls that were storm related from From Friday through yesterday. At the present time, there is only one road that is still closed in the county. Click here for more.

Updated 6.10.19
 
Isakson: VA MISSION Act is Putting Veterans First

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) implementation today of the new, streamlined Veterans Community Care Program designed to improve the way the VA delivers health care. The community care program, which was established in the VA MISSION Act, landmark legislation authored by Isakson and signed into law in 2018, will remove bureaucratic obstacles to care in the community and ensure veterans receive efficient, timely and quality care. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
From the Better Business Bureau - BBB advice
in the wake of the Quest data breach
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Quest Diagnostics, one of the major companies offering diagnostic testing services, reported on June 3, 2019, that an unauthorized user had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 11.9 million American consumers, including social security numbers, certain financial data, and medical information, but not laboratory test results. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.8.19
 
A Universe of Stories! - Summer Reading Begins at J. Joel Edwards Public Library

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is ready to blast off on another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme A Universe of Stories. Throughout June and July, the library will be hosting various programs to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.1.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 5.25.19
 
For Tires and All Your Auto Needs - Rooster's Garage in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Need tires? Call 770-567-8333 and see what Rooster's Garage can do for you. They can mount and balance your tires right here in Zebulon. Looking for a car or truck that is reasonably priced right here in Pike County? Do you need an oil change or have a windshield that needs to be replaced? Do you need brake work? What about paint and body on your vehicle? Rooster's Garage is the place to go! Thank you to Pike County Times' newest advertiser who is helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers. Click here for more.

5.25.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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. [Note from the Editor on 5.1.19: Grady's ambulance contract was on this agenda, and commissioners chose not to act on Grady's options in the meeting. If Grady chooses to sever the contract, it had to be done today because there is a 60 day clause that says, "Either party may terminate this Agreement by notifying the other party in writing not less than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term." I've already put in an open records request for this information, and my breaking news subscribers will know it first. Keep an eye out here though because I'll likely upload it tomorrow night.]

Submitted 4.26.19
 
National Day of Prayer to Be Held in Pike County on May 2

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.1.19
 
New Tribes Mission Child Abuse Allegations Impact Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

WILLIAMSON - Pike County Times has been contacted by several concerned citizens about David Brooks because of the following article that NBC News reported in February of this year. At the time of this news broadcast, Brooks lived in Williamson and his wife, Lugene, was reportedly employed at CrossPointe Christian Academy in Williamson. Click here for more.

4.23.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 10, 2019 at 9: 00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 4.9.19
 
Pike Primary Celebrates Hero Day
in Honor of Fallen Officer Chase Maddox
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Primary celebrated Hero Day on Friday, February 8, 2019 to honor fallen police officer Chase Maddox who was a resident of Pike County and worked for Locust Grove Police Department. His son, Bradin, is a student at Pike Primary School, and the anniversary of Chase’s end of watch is February 9th. Click here for more.

2.8.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 11.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 10.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville 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 7.10.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

JAPAN - A contract was issued for bid out of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Singapore (FLCYS) for Archeological Survey and Remains Recovery Work in Northeast India late last year that was awarded in May of 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India. [Note from the Editor: This article came about because I have been covering the recovery of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford from the WWII crash site for "Hot as Hell" in India for the past 10 years.] Click here for more.

8.3.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

ZEBULON - Do you enjoy reading Pike County Times for FREE? Please say thank you to those who advertise with me and provide this service to you. How can you say thank you? You can help Pike County Times by doing business with each of these advertisers and making sure that they know that you appreciate their support of your free, independent online newspaper -- Pike County Times.

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

THOMASTON - Danny Shumate from CGA Comp is the webmaster for Pike County Times. Danny designed Pike County Times as you see it today and has taught me how to hand code this entire website. (He truly has the patience of a saint because I am NOT a programmer.) He helped me with a complete revamp of Pike County Times in 2007 and again in 2011. Danny can put together a website for your business. From a basic website to a website full of bling, CGA Comp can help you promote your business on the world wide web at a price that is right for your budget. Danny Shumate at CGA Comp can be reached at 706-741-5929. Tell him that the Pike County Times sent you!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

ZEBULON - Standing in line at a business counter and need something to do? How about looking at the ads on the screen provided by Southern Digital Captive Audience Advertising. This advertising combines digital signage with advertising for your business in local businesses on a big screen tv. For more information about how you can showcase your business through captive audience advertising, call 770-616-5412. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2007
 
Thank You to Pike Pest Management

ZEBULON - NO WEEDS. NO BUGS. NO PROBLEMS. Pike Pest Management is owned and operated by Mark Andrade. Pike Pest Management has a special for Pike County Times readers. Mention that you saw their advertisement on Pike County Times and ask for 10% off of your initial service. Call Pike Pest Management at 770-567-FLEA (3532) for all of your pest control needs! Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

BARNESVILLE - Looking For a Good Chiropractor? Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink from Pike County. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. I have been going to him for more than fifteen years. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now open on Thursdays and closed on Fridays. New hours are: Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now closed on Fridays and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 for more information. Tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is a faith based 501(c)3 private foundation dedicated to developing and maturing the spiritual lives of those in our community, as we aspire to fulfill the Great Commission. Through educational materials, instructional programs, and community leadership in discipleship, Prayer Power of Georgia shall demonstrate and promote a richer more fulfilling spiritual and prayer life in our community. Prayer Power sponsors the annual National Day of Prayer and Pike County Baccalaureate Graduation event each year as well as awarding the Saints in Light and Faith Awards each year. Click here to find out more about Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and get signed up to receive daily devotionals.

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

ZEBULON - The Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is independent and locally-owned by the Moody Family and has been serving families since 1982. Currently, owned and operated by Terrell and Sherri Moody and Tim Daniel, the firm was founded by Terrell’s parents, Charles and Betty Moody. Tim Daniel joined the Moody family in 2012, and the funeral home became Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. It continues to be a family-centered firm. The words, “our family serving your family” are at the heart of everything we do." For more information about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, click here or call 770-567-8642. Tell them that you read about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

CONCORD - Pike Countryside Sanitation, the oldest and largest sanitation service in Pike County, is available for all of your recycling and sanitation needs. Pike Countryside Sanitation. It specializes in 20, 30, and 40 yard industrial roll-off containers and has 2, 4, 6, and 8 yard front load containers too. Pike Countryside Sanitation provides curb and home pick up in Pike, Meriweither, and Spalding Counties. Call 770-884-0088 and tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

ZEBULON - Racquethause South Fitness Club provides total healthcare fitness in Zebulon. You won't get the body that you want overnight, but with hard work and dedication, you will get it soon enough. Let us help! Racquethause South offers equipment to work out at your own pace, trainers, and classes of all types to fit all kinds of lifestyles. Step class, Yoga, Crossfit, Spin, Bootcamp, and Silver Sneakers are just a few of the classes that we offer! You can check out Racquethause South on Facebook or drop by and see what they have to offer at 11500 Hwy 19 North in Zebulon. Call Racquethause South at 770-567-4487 to find out what specials they are running for new members. Tell them that Becky Watts at Pike County Times sent you! You may even see me there!

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs or check out http://www.fullblownfirearms.com for more details about training and gunsmithing and follow Full Blown Firearms on Facebook.

Full Blown Firearms is located at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton just south of the racetrack. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - Introducing the first sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Food Depot

GRIFFIN - Thank you to Food Depot for advertising with Pike County Times! There are two convenient locations at 1201 West Taylor Street and 816 North Hill Street. Click here for more great deals from Food Depot. Please tell them that you read about this and other deals on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

ZEBULON - SJ Land Surveying specializes in land surveying, planning, and subdivision design. Thank you to SJ Reeves Land Surveying for helping provide your news for free on Pike County Times!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

CONCORD - Let us be your 1st Choice for all of your electrical, heating and air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, alarm systems and more! We also install and service alarm systems for the discriminating building owner. 1st Choice Mechanical provides residential and commercial HVAC and electrical installation and service.

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - Please welcome Pike County Times' newest advertiser The Sellers Law Firm located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia. Specialties there include Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation. Free Consulation.

Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
Click Here For More
 
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Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

No Problems
(Mention this ad and get 10% off of initial service)

770-567-FLEA (3532)
 
"Our Family
Serving Your Family"
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
678-463-8155
 
Click here for more
 
CAPTURING LIFE
Through Pictures
and Ramblings
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Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
Movie Trivia

Brought to you by:
"The Oink Joint BBQ" on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon.

Hint #1: Team work
Hint #2: Many together as one
Hint #3: Out of control children
Hint #4: Dust in the wind


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

Here's the rules.
1) One winner from each household every three months.
2) First correct answer to my email address above wins a free pulled pork BBQ sandwich from "The Oink Joint BBQ".
3) My family members are ineligible.
4) Email coupon must be used within 60 days.
Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Malissa Allen for guessing Enchanted! Look for more movie trivia soon!
 
J. JOEL EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-3:00
Sunday Closed
 
Questions About Open Government?

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

In The
1920's and 30's
Click Here for the map.
Click Here for the list
of places.
 
Pike 2000

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