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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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Absentee in Person Voting Began on Tuesday, July 2nd
Get Educated and Make Your Voice Heard

ZEBULON - Election Run Off Day Is July 24, 2018. There are no contested local races in Pike County. However, there are several hotly contested races that will determine our leadership on a state and federal level. Pike County Times has begun compiling information for voters in order for readers to make an educated decision before voting in the May and November elections. Candidates are encouraged to send a 500 WORD OR LESS press release that tells who they are, why they are running, contact or website information, and any other pertinent information to editor@pikecountytimes.com. I am uploading candidate information as I receive it and will continue to upload throughout the political season. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Commissioner of Insurance and Secretary of State have been added and District 3 Representative has been updated.]

Updated 5.29.18
 
Operation Southern Shield kicks off in five southeastern states

ATLANTA - Law enforcement officers in Georgia are ready to put the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the second annual "Operation Southern Shield" speed enforcement operation. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.16.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: The Rock Store Burglarized Twice This Weekend
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - The Rock Store Convenience Station in Meansville was burglarized twice this weekend. Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office advised that the burglaries took place late Friday night and late last night. Click here for more.

7.16.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kenneth Dwayne Logue

Mr. Kenneth Dwayne Logue, age 42, of Thomaston, passed away July 13, 2018, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.16.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

ZEBULON - An Executive Session was held at the beginning of the Pike County Commission Meeting today. It began like an ordinary meeting, but the announcement at the end of the meeting today was a shock for those sitting the audience. Chairman Johnson announced that County Manager Hanson has accepted another position and will be leaving as Pike County Manager in four weeks. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated to include CM Hanson's new employment.]

Updated 7.16.18
 
Universal Championship Wrestling Comes to Barnesville

BARNESVILLE - Universal Championship Wrestling is coming to Barnesville with the Hometown Throwdown and Summer Fest on Saturday, August 11, 2018 featuring the Universal Tag Team Championship between Team Fearless and the Extreme Horsemen.

You can buy your tickets now at the Sellers Law Firm, LLC (located at 100 South Hill Street, Suite 502, Griffin, Georgia 30223), the Barnesville Police Department, and online at www.ucwtv.com. Tell them that you read about it on Pike County Times!

7.13.18
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - THIS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY. The only item on the agendda is the following: Chairman Johnson requests Executive Session for discussion or deliberation on the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-3(6) germane to the Board of Commissioners office. [Note from the Editor: The meeting will be held at the Board of Commissioner's office where the Magistrate Court used to be.]

Submitted 7.13.18
 
Senator David Perdue Pushes To #DrainTheSwamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading the effort in the Senate to cut government waste and ensure the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.12.18
 
Isakson Reintroduces Legislation to Hold IRS Accountable

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today reintroduced legislation that would help hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable to the American people by giving the IRS commissioner the ability to fire senior-level employees who are failing in their performance or who commit serious misconduct. Click here for more.

Submitted7.12.18
 
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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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
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 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. This meeting is complete.

7.10.18
 
Development Authority of Pike County to Meet

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in the Development Authority Conference Room (in the Pike Chamber of Commerce Office on the Square in Zebulon) at 8:00 AM until finished for the purpose of General Business. The public is invited to attend. UPDATED 7.10.18: We do not have a definite quorum for the meeting in the morning. We will reconvene at the August 1 meeting.

Updated 7.10.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Vernon Eugene Lee

Mr. Vernon Eugene Lee, age 82, of Concord, passed July 9, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.10.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Susan Moody Mallard

Mrs. Susan Moody Mallard, age 52, of Griffin, passed away July 8, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.10.18
 
Pike Post 197 American Legion Looking for WWI Family Members

ZEBULON - Pike Post 197 American Legion here in Pike County is looking for a relative/family contact for each of the WWI killed in action names listed on the Pike County Veterans Memorial located on the Courthouse Square in Zebulon Georgia: Arthur Roland Ballard, Herman K. Davis, Leon Rupert Davis, Roswell D. Hooton, John G. McLendon, Henry Alvin O’Neal, Solon S. Self, Vernon Ellis Slade, and brothers Lawrence Grady Sullivan and Pierre M. Sullivan. These ten Pike County heroes who died while on military orders to France or while fighting in France will be honored during this year’s Pike County Veterans Day Observance Program (11 November, 2:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Square) and inducted into this year’s Pike County Memorial Annex Induction Ceremony as part of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. The Induction Ceremony will take place on 1 December 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium. You can read Bryan Richardson's Letter to the Editor in its entirety by clicking here.

Submitted 7.7.18
 
2018 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration with Photos
Presenting Sponsor: Resurgens Orthopaedics

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority presents the 2018 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30, 2018 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Pike County Soccer Complex located on Twin Oaks Road in Williamson, Georgia. Everyone is invited to attend! Entertainment will be provided by American Idol Contestant Isaac Streetman. Local talent Riley Atha will be performing including singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the fireworks show. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle. There will be kids’ activities, food, vendors & a spectacular fireworks show that will last 20 to 25 minutes! Click here for more. This page is complete with photos and videos.

Updated 7.7.18
 
History of Southern Rock Through the Voice of Michael Buffalo Smith
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library proudly presented Michael Buffalo Smith, the Ambassador of Southern Rock, on Thursday, June 28. Buffalo Smith provided an entertaining tribute to the great musicians of southern rock, complete with a Q&A and a book signing. Click here for more. This page is compete.

7.7.18
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority to Hold Meeting - July 17

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority (PCPRA) will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 17, 2018 at 7:00pm at PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box on Twin Oaks Road. The following items are on the agenda: Election of Officers for FY 2018/19, Approval of the minutes for the June 19, 2018 regular monthly meeting, Treasurer Report and Director’s Report from Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Approve/Deny Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker, LLC to provide auditing services for the year ended June 30, 2018 in the amount of $2500.00, Approve/Deny FY 2018/19 Budget, Pride of Pike Report, Park Master Plan Report, Personnel Report, and Other Business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 7.6.18
 
Conviction in Spalding Murder Case State of Georgia vs. Sean Evans

GRIFFIN - The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office tried the State of Georgia vs. Sean Evans this week. Assistant District Attorneys Kathryn Lenhard and Donna Gopaul tried the case for the State. The case was tried in front of the Honorable John C. Carbo, a visiting Senior Judge. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.6.18
 
Pike County American Legion Post 197 to Hold 5K/10K - August 11, 2018

ZEBULON - The next Pike County American Legion Post 197 5K/10K Run/Walk Honoring Our Veterans will be held in Concord on Saturday, 11 August 2018. This event is Post 197’s second Run/Walk in Concord and our eighth overall in Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.5.18
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can see Jackie's Guide to the Movies 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 7.5.18
 
Molena City Council to Hold Regular Monthly Meeting

MOLENA - Molena City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall, Molena, Georgia. Items on the agenda include public comments, Chief of Police Report, financial report, reports from Council and Committees, the Mayor's Reportincluding Council and Mayor Term Lengths, Additional Income Sources, Holtapp Water Repair Service Bill, Georgia Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant LMIG, Crossroads Grant, Clean Up Day, Pruning, Downtown Store Fronts, Water Meter Location, Landscaping Service , Police Appreciation Day, and Old/Unfinished Business including Revamp City Ordinances, City Logo, Tourism Grant, City Mural, New Business including Clerk and Police Cell Phones, an Executive Session and Council Comments. The next regular meeting will be held on August 13, 2018 AT 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 7.5.18
 
Celebrating the Birth of Our Country
By Becky Watts

ZEBULON - July 4th is a day of get togethers and fireworks and a day off from work for many. But do we stop to think about what July 4th really means to us as a country? It is a day to celebrate rights and freedoms. Freedom/the right to worship as we choose--or not to. Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press. The right to assemble peaceably and petition the government for a redress of grievances. The freedom/the right to bear arms. The freedom/the right to not have to provide for government soldiers in our homes. The right/freedom to be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects and no unreasonable searches and seizures. And many, many more!

How long as it been since you actually read throught the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and Bill of Rights? How long has it been since you exercised your right to vote, protested against a local, state, or federal action with a letter or email, or said a prayer of thanks to be living in a country where we have unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? The 4th of July is about a whole lot more than celebrating with friends and family and watching fireworks. It's about freedom and our choice to be a part of this United States of America and participate in our rights and freedoms today.

Take a minute to think about--and say thank you for--the blessings that we have here in America, and then find a way to show that thanks. Thank a police officer, fire fighter, or paramedic as they work on this holiday. Thank a veteran for being willing to serve our country both here and abroad. Vote in the state run off that is ongoing through July 24. We have many rights and freedoms as Americans, but if we take them for granted or choose not to use them, they could be lost in the years to come due to our apathy. What are you thankful for today?

7.3.18
 
Thurday's Storm Downs Tree in Zebulon and Blocks a Few Roads

ZEBULON - The storm that rolled through Pike County on Thursday afternoon caused some damage in some parts of the county. Click here for more.

6.30.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Franklin “Jimmy” Martin

Mr. James Franklin “Jimmy” Martin, age 71, of Milner, passed away June 29, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.30.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Two Arrested, FBI Searching for Two or More in Violent Takeover Robbery Part I and II

WOODBURY – J. C. Hacker, Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC), FBI Atlanta Field Office, in conjunction with Chief Sam Baity, Woodbury Police Department announce the arrest of two suspects in a violent takeover-style bank robbery and the search for two, possibly more suspects. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Booking photos and a photo of the get away car have been added.]

Updated 6.30.18
 
Guilty Verdict in State of Georgia vs. Franklin George Gebhardt Trial

GRIFFIN - The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office tried the State of Georgia vs. Franklin George Gebhardt beginning last Monday. A Spalding County jury returned a verdict of guilty on Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, and Concealing the Death of Another. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.27.18
 
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 6.26.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Marty Lynn Smith

Mr. Marty Lynn Smith, age 52, of Meansville, passed away June 25, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 26, 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 June 26, 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 6.25.18
 
58 Years Later, Historic National Study to Reconnect with Pike County H.S. Classes of 1960-1963

WASHINGTON D.C. – In 1960, the students of Pike County H.S. in Zebulon, GA, became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. This week, 58 years since the original study was launched, participants will be sent a questionnaire and asked to take part in a follow-up study designed to learn how their lives have unfolded over the past five decades. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.25.18
 
Rep. Burnough to Recognize Georgia’s Gold Star Fathers
at State Capitol

ATLANTA – State Representative Rhonda Burnough (D-Riverdale) will host Gold Star Father Day on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Rep. Burnough sponsored House Resolution 655 during the 2018 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly recognizing November 9 as Gold Star Father Day annually in Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.20.18
 
After six months, it is clear: Tax reform works
By Congressman Drew Ferguson

WASHINGTON D.C. – After six months, it is clear that tax reform is working for the American people. Since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, we have seen Americans reap the benefits of a growing economy. Thanks to our pro-growth agenda to reform our outdated tax code and roll back burdensome regulations, the American economy is back on track. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.20.18
 
Legislators Asked to Introduce Bill to Add 5th Judgeship

ZEBULON - Griffin Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards has announced that Fayette, Spalding, Pike, and Upson counties have adequate case count as determined by the State to apply for a fifth Superior Court judgeship. A caseload study conducted by the State shows that the four judges of the circuit are doing the work of 5.6 judges. The Circuit’s legislators are being requested to introduce a bill to add a fifth judgeship. Chief Judge Edwards requests that, “the public, our legislators, and county commissioners, support this historic opportunity to keep pace with the caseload.” The Judicial Council of Georgia is set to consider approving the fifth judgeship on August 8, 2018. If approved, the legislature can create the fifth judgeship in its 2019 legislative session, hopefully for an added judge to start work January 1, 2020.

Submitted 6.19.18
 
Drivers urged to go “Hands-Free” now before new law takes effect
Music streaming apps are allowed provided drivers aren’t touching their phones to access them while on the road

ATLANTA - The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state’s Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect on July 1, 2018. The new law prohibits drivers from having a phone or stand-alone electronic device in their hand or touching any part of their body while operating a motor vehicle on the road. As long as drivers do not have a phone in their hand or supported by any part of their body, they can make and receive phone calls through the speakerphone feature, earpiece, and wireless headset or if their phone is connected to an electronic watch or their vehicle’s stereo. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.11.18
 
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 6.11.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Truck Driver LifeFlighted After Hitting Trash Truck

ZEBULON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's Office, around 5:40 a.m. this morning, a pick up truck that was traveling northbound on Hwy 19 ran into the back of a trash truck that was also traveling northbound on Hwy 19. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article was updated 6.9.18 with submitted video footage of the air ambulance.]

Updated 6.9.18
 
Atlanta Chinese Community Honors 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford
on Memorial Day - By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - On Saturday, May 26, 2018, a group from the Atlanta Chinese Community came to Concord to show their respects to 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford with a spray of flowers and two ribbons illustrated by Qinghe, a famous artist in Atlanta. Click here for more.

6.7.18
 
Student Walks on Graduation Night
Courtesy of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ZEBULON - Darby Cochran has had one dream for as long as the people around her can remember: to walk across her high school graduation stage. This walk is important to many, but it’s special to Darby because she gets around on a day to day basis using a power wheelchair. She was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects her body movements, coordination and muscle tone. Click here for more.

Updated 6.6.18
 
1st Choice Mechanical for All Your Electrical, HVAC, Refrigeration,
and Alarm System Needs

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Submitted 5.29.18
 
Billy D's Community Fitness Inc. Now Open in Thomaston

THOMASTON - Billy D’s Community Fitness, Inc. has opened the studio at 106 N. Green Street in Thomaston. A variety of classes are offered for all ages! Click here for more.

Submitted 3.20.18
 
Article Update
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Times Updates on Brian Crow Case After PSC Meeting; By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times has followed the May 23, 2017 complaint of inappropriate contact between Brian Crow, who is no longer a teacher in the Pike County School System, and a female student since the story became public in May. Crow has since resigned from the Pike County School System, the case was presented to the Grand Jury and No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim in this case according to the District Attorney, and the case has gone before the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) to determine whether there would be sanctions against Crow's teaching certification. The PSC met this month and made a decision on this case. Click here for more.

Updated 2.13.18
 
Williams Mill Road Bridge to Close

MEANSVILLE - Pike County has been notified by contractor CW Matthews that Williams Mill Road Bridge will be closed beginning January 29, 2018 for bridge replacement. UPDATED: This project is projected to take about six months.

Submitted 1.3.18
 
Pike County Veterans Day Program To Be Held

On Saturday, 11 November 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the Pike County Veterans Day Program on the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 11:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.9.17
 
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!

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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!

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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

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. They offer classes and a range where you can shoot for a reasonable price. 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. 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 Horst Stables

BARNESVILLE - Horst Stables, located in Barnesville, is your home for Amish Made Products. Horst Stables, owned by Woody Horst, has products in a local storefront as well as operating at a local Farmer's Market. Click here for more information about Horst Stables. Please tell Woody Horst that you read about Horst Stables on Pike County Times!

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
Click here for tickets and more info
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
CGA Comp
 
 
 
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: Green fire
Hint #2: Hamster ball
Hint #3: Broken cellphone
Hint #4: Call pest control
Hint #5: Castle in the sky
Hint #6: A singing X-Man
Hint #7: A singing lady flyer
Hint #8: It's fun to clean house


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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770-468-7583

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