Pike County Times
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 Recovering in Georgia after Back Surgery

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released today from Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, after undergoing surgery on his back. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.23.17
 
A Night of Comedy Improv to Benefit Promise Place

On Friday Feb 24th, 2017 Promise Place is hosting its annual comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Ga. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting Promise Place. Improv comedy shows rely heavily on audience suggestions, so each show is as unique as its attendees. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets, please visit www.promiseplace.org, or call Vanessa Wilkins @ 770-461-3839 X 152.

Promise Place is a non-profit domestic violence shelter program which provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children. These services include emergency shelter, a 24 hr emergency hotline, legal advocacy, weekly support groups, relocation assistance, financial assistance, crisis counseling, safety planning, community education and a teen dating violence prevention program in middle and high schools.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. George Edward Bottoms, Jr.

Mr. George Edward Bottoms, Jr., age 67, of Concord, passed away February 20, 2017, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
J. Joel Edwards Library to Offer Gadget Workshop

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library invites you to bring your gadgets and your library card with you on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:30 for an Overdrive workshop. Learn how to access hundreds of e-books and audiobooks, compliments of your local library and Georgia Download Destination. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 770-567-2014 during regular business hours: MWF 10-5, TTh 10-7, and Saturday 10-3.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
20th Anniversary of Tour de Pike

CONCORD - Tour de Pike will celebrate 20 years in 2017. The ride is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pike County to raise funds for programs in Pike County. Kiwanis programs include financial contributions supporting a Gordon College scholarship, a Southern Crescent scholarship, FFA, 4H Club scholarships, FERST Early Readers Foundation, Back to School Bash, REACH After School Education Program, Joel Edwards Public Library reading program, Santa for a Senior, Elementary School Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program, donations to high school clubs, chorus, and sports, as well as service projects like building a garden at PCES. Click here and scroll down to the March events to find out more about the Tour de Pike.

Submitted 2.21.17
 
Molena to Hold Stakeholders Meeting for Service Delivery Strategy

MOLENA - The City of Molena will hold the first stakeholders meeting for the Service Delivery Strategy as required by the Department of Community Affairs. The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7 pm in Molena City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Submitted 2.16.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Solar Farm Updated
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Environmental Review Board met on February 9, 2017 in the Main Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse. It was attended by Planning and Development Director David Allen, Chairman Ken Gran, and members Patricia Dabbs, Patricia Beckham and Charles Way.This proposal is for a property located at Georgia Hwy 18 West / Nixon Road / North Madden Bridge Road. Next meeting is Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Click here for more.

Updated 2.15.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning Wreck Blocks Highway 18

ZEBULON - An early morning wreck involving an eighteen wheeler on Highway 18 at County Farm Road blocked the road for several hours this morning. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.15.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Betsy Lee Rollins

Betsy Lee Rollins, age 65, of Williamson, passed away February 11, 2017, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.13.17
 
Buffington Road Closing for Bridge Replacement

ZEBULON - Buffington Road in Pike County will be closed beginning February 15th to replace the bridge. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.10.17
 
Hamilton Relay Now Accepting Applications for 2017 High School Scholarship Opportunity

ATLANTA – Georgia Relay, the free public service that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to place and receive telephone calls, today announced that Hamilton Relay, its contracted telecommunications relay and captioned telephone service provider, is now accepting applications for its 2017 High School Scholarship opportunity. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student in Georgia who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.10.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

We have a quorum of four commissioners today with Commissioner Tim Guy not present. County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye is present to take down the minutes, County Manager (CM) Hanson is present, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton are present. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.9.17
 
A Litany Of ER Abuses
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

VALDOSTA - In a recent column, I discussed the forthcoming closure of the Cook Medical Center ER and why it shouldn’t be happening. Unexpectedly, at least to me, that column appears to have gone “viral.” Click here for more.

Submitted 2.10.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Pauline Hand Cannafax

Mrs. Pauline Hand Cannafax, age 99, of Zebulon, passed away February 7, 2017, at Brightmoor Nursing Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.9.17
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Commissioners Tim Daniel and James Jenkins are missing from the meeting tonight, but there is a quorum with Commissioner Tommy Powers, Briar Johnson, and Tim Guy present along with County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager (CM) John Hanson, and County Attorneys Rob and Tom Morton. Click here for more. [This meeting is complete.]

2.7.17
 
2017 MLK Jr. Parade and Program Was Held in Zebulon

ZEBULON - The MLK Jr parade pictures are finally online. This event was held on January 16, 2017. The theme for the day was: "Our Lives Begin To End When We Become Silent About The Things That Matter." Click here to see pictures from this event. Full sized photos are on Facebook.

2.6.17
 
Football Fans Warned To Not Get Behind The Wheel If They Have Been Drinking

ATLANTA - Football fans don’t want to miss the biggest game of the year by sitting in a jail cell this weekend. State and local law enforcement officers will not be watching the Super Bowl, instead they will be taking drunken and drugged-impaired drivers to jail. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.4.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Macy Champagne Mons

Macy Champagne Mons, age 22, of Concord, passed away February 2, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.4.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Thomas Eugene “Tom T” Poynter

Mr. Thomas Eugene “Tom T” Poynter, age 73, of Meansville, formerly of Ellenwood, passed away February 1, 2017, at the Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.4.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning Wreck Occurs on Concord Road

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a head on vehicle collision on Concord Road this morning at 7:17 a.m. Upon arrival one driver had been removed from a burning vehicle by a citizen and the other driver was entrapped and had to be extricated by Fire personnel. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.2.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Rita Ann Slusser Muzik

Mrs. Rita Ann Slusser Muzik, age 87, of Concord, passed away January 30, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.31.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Robert “Bobby” Coleman Brewer

Robert “Bobby” Coleman Brewer, age 73, of Woodland, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away January 28, 2017, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.30.17
 
UPDATE: Section of Campground Road Now Open

ZEBULON - Campground Road between Williams Mill Road and McKinley Road in Pike County has been closed for the past couple of weeks because of the collapse of a culvert. Public Works has reopened the road as of today.

Submitted 1.30.17
 
Scouts Request Community Help in Annual Scouting For Food Event

MEANSVILLE - Troop 37 out of Life Springs Church will be participating in Scouting for Food again this year. Scouts will pass out bags in the Meansville area on February 4, 2017 and will pick the bags up on February 11, 2017. Food will delivered to REACH Inc. out of Concord, Georgia. To find out more about Troop 37 out of Meansville, go to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/troop37 or call Matthew at (470) 219-0751. Click here to read about the 2015 Annual Scouting for Food event.

1.28.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Danny James Stevens

Mr. Danny James Stevens, age 65, of Macon, passed away January 24, 2017, at the Medical Center in Macon. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.26.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Wesley (Boobie) Lamar Harry

Mr. Wesley (Boobie) Lamar Harry, age 57, of Zebulon, passed away January 25, 2017, at The Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.26.17
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute 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 1.26.17
 
Prayer Power Seeks Nominees

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2017 “Saints in Light Award” and for the 2017 "Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship." Click here for more information on how you can nominate someone from our our community or a graduating high school senior for these awards.

1.26.17
 
Another Rural ER Bites the Dust
By Guest Columnist Spencer Price

ZEBULON - Tift Regional Health Center recently announced that its affiliate, Cook Medical Center in Adel, will close its emergency department next month. This action will leave the citizens of Adel and Cook County without immediate access to emergency department services. And it didn’t have to happen. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.26.17
 
Four Chaplains Ceremony to Be Held on February 5

ZEBULON - Members of the Fourth District American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion Family Pike County 197 will present the Four Chaplains Ceremony at 2 p.m on Sunday, February 5 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 14550 US Highway 19 South, Griffin, Georgia 30224. A reception will be held afterwards. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.17
 
Women’s and Human Rights March Held in Zebulon
By Guest Columnist Jayne Midura

ZEBULON - On Saturday, Jan 21, 2017, 35 brave souls weathered torrential rain, lightning, and a nearby tornado touchdown to show their solidarity for Women’s and Human Rights, as a sister march to the national one in Washington, D.C. Atlanta, Savannah, Athens and Columbus were sites of similar marches in Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in Hit and Run Incident

MOLENA - Pike County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigators have made an arrest in the hit and run that occurred Saturday night. Carlene McDowell, from Molena, has been charged. A 2004 Dodge Durango was located at her residence that had damage coinciding with evidence from the collision scene. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.17
 
BREAKING NEWS: A Day In the Life of Animal Control in Pike County
Update on Dog Deaths in Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County does not have an animal control facility to handle calls like some of the counties around us. Instead, we have an Animal Control Officer who handles calls and complaints and determines the County’s course of action in these cases according to Pike County’s Animal Control Ordinance. Click here for more.

1.24.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Wayne Maddox

Mr. David Wayne Maddox, age 49, of Jackson, passed away January 24, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.24.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Danny James Steven

Mr. Danny James Steven, age 65, of Macon, passed away January 24, 2017, at the Medical Center in Macon. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.24.17
 
Incident at El Charro Sends Three to Hospital and Two to Jail

ZEBULON - On January 23, 2017 at approximately 2104 hours, The Griffin Police Department responded to the parking lot of El Charro Mexican Restaurant in reference to a vehicle striking 3 subjects. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.23.17
 
Forty People Participate in Women’s March in Zebulon
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

ZEBULON - Forty people of all ages, including men and small children, braved the rain, lightning, and tornado warnings to participate in the Women’s March, in Zebulon, at 11:00 AM today. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.17
 
Beware of Paving Scams
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - With the unusually warmer temperatures that our area seems to be seeing, we are also seeing a higher than usual number of out of state paving crews going door to door. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.21.17
 
Back to Back Wrecks Occur in Pike Yesterday

ZEBULON - Two wrecks occurred almost simultaneously yesterday in different sections of the county. Neither had report of serious injury. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Drug Arrest

ZEBULON - On January 18, 2017, Officer Trustin Brazer with the Zebulon Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Focus. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kevin D. Castleman

Mr. Kevin D. Castleman, age 71, of Griffin, passed away January 19, 2017, at the Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
“Raise Your Glass” Gala to Celebrate Griffin Choral Arts Tenth Year
By Guest Columnist Bill Bryant

GRIFFIN - The Board of Directors of Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) announces an evening gala to celebrate their tenth anniversary season to be held at the Griffin Welcome Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The elegant evening event will combine music from GCA’s Chamber Choir and soloists, champagne toasts, and delicious desserts. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mary Lee Versemann Gray

Mary Lee Versemann Gray, age 40, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away January 9, 2017. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.20.17
 
Saturday Wreck with Mail Truck Blocks Highway 109 East

MEANSVILLE - An accident blocked Highway 109 East on Saturday, January 14th, near Williams Mill Road around 11 a.m. A Dodge Ram Pickup hit a mail truck and sent the mail truck down an embankment. Click here for more.

1.19.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Faye Elaine Yonce Smith

Mrs. Faye Elaine Yonce Smith, age 79, of Griffin, passed away January 14, 2017, at her daughters home in Rayville, Missouri. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.19.17
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Chester Walker Bankston, Jr.

Mr. Chester Walker Bankston, Jr. of Orlando and Edgewater, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, at age 83. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.19.17
 
Local Family Raising Money to Cover Son’s Medical Bills
The Wainwrights hope to raise $5,000 after illness

CONCORD - Josiah Vaughn lives the normal life of 13-year-old. He watching sports and doing outdoor activities with his family, including his brother and two sisters. Unfortunately, Josiah contracted a gastrointestinal illness on Thanksgiving of 2016, and spent nine days recovering in Egleston Children’s Hospital. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.17.17
 
New Year, New Members - Come Learn About Kiwanis!

CONCORD - This is your invitation to join us to learn about Kiwanis. Come out to the Concord Café at noon on Thursday, January 19, 2017. We have opportunities available for people to lead and serve! Kiwanis Club of Pike County is here to serve the children of Pike County. We also serve others at risk in the community by partnering with organizations that serve at-risk citizens. Click here for more. Look for an article shortly!

Submitted 1.16.17
 
Zebulon Christmas Parade and Festival Pictures Are Online

ZEBULON - The Zebulon Christmas Parade and Festival will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon. There will be food, vendors, and entertainment. The parade will be at 3 p.m. with Meghan Gregg as the Grand Marshall of the parade. Meghan played softball at Pike County and now plays for the University of Tennessee. Click here to see pictures.

Updated 1.14.16
 
RICO Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests; Property Seizures at Griffin Convenience Stores
Courtesy of Sheila A. Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - Three Griffin residents – including two local business owners – have been arrested following a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigation that officials say initially involved 48 criminal charges. The large-scale Thursday morning operation included dozens of agents from the Griffin Police Department and multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.13.17
 
Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart Is Open for Business
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - How many 11th graders do you know that are running their own business? There is a new furniture and boutique shop in Concord that fits the bill, and it has a little of everything for everyone from t-shirts to furniture to attire for your little princess. Hanna’s Shabby from the Heart is located at 9560 Highway 18 in Concord, and Hanna Guy would love for you to stop by! Click here for more.

12.8.16
 
Call Sarah at Looking Glass Photography for Your Photography Needs

CONCORD - Sarah Neath loves to take pictures. She has an eye for photography and capturing a moment in time with her camera lens. Looking for someone to take your graduate's pictures? Perhaps you need some unique family pictures. Check out Sarah's work! Click here for more.

11.5.16
 
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Movie Trivia

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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Malissa Evans for guessing Kate and Leopold! 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
 
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CONCORD

In The
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Pike 2000

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