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BREAKING NEWS: General/Special Election Date Is November 5; Early Voting Begins October 14

ZEBULON - The final list of candidates for the District 3 Commission Race have been announed. Go down to the County Election Information section to read the list of candidates. Click here for more. [NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: THIS POST WILL REMAIN AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION.]

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Updated 9.10.19
 
Dawg for a Day
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

I’m very much on record as being a Georgia Tech fan, for “badder” or for worse. I’m also never too shy to talk about how lucky I am to have been born and raised in the greatest state in the union. So when I was offered tickets to go to Athens to see the Dawgs play, I couldn’t pass them up. My brother told me years ago that as a sports fan, I needed to see a game “between the hedges.” I saw a few days before the game that it was going to be a “pink out” in honor of Arkansas State’s head coach’s wife, Wendy Anderson, who recently passed away from breast cancer. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.21.19
 
2019 Banquet & Silent Auction benefiting Heritage Pregnancy Center, Inc.

THOMASTON - You are invited to the 2019 Banquet & Silent Auction benefiting Heritage Pregnancy Center, Inc. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Thomaston First United Methodist Church on October 4, 2019. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for Silent Auction. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. The annual banquet and silent auction is a time for the local churches and the community to come together in support of the work that Heritage Pregnancy Center does. This year, we will have Kim Ketola join us as our keynote speaker. Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for a wonderful evening celebrating God’s deep love for us!

On a side note, Heritage Pregnancy Center, Inc. is looking for an RN who is passionate about speaking life & love into the lives of women facing challenging circumstances. This position will require admin skills, education skills, and eventually clinical skills. We are building a program and need someone who feels called to champion our cause in the medical community. Send resumes to mandy.jones@heritagepregnancy.com or apply in person at Heritage Pregnancy Center, 501 W. Gordon St. Thomaston, GA. Please note:: *Heritage Pregnancy Center, Inc. does not perform or refer for abortions.* Click here to register. They are trying to get a final count on ticket sales by September 27th to give the caterer ample time to plan for the evening.

Submitted 9.20.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
September 24, 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 September 24, 2019 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 9.20.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

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 9.20.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, September 30, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The following two items are listed on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Pike County Tax Levy, and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Pike County Tax Levy. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

Submitted 9.20.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews The Goldfinch

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 9.20.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Carl “Bobo” Reeves

Mr. James Carl “Bobo” Reeves, age 72, of Thomaston, passed away September 17, 2019., age 83, of Concord, formerly of Blackshear, passed away September 14, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.20.19
 
City of Molena to Hold Budget Workshop and Millage Rate Hearing

MOLENA - The City of Molena will hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall in Molena, Georgia. The Water Budget for 2020 and General Fund Budget for 2020 will both be on the agenda. The City of Molena will hold a Millage Rate Hearing on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall in Molena, Georgia. This will be the 1st hearing on the Millage Rate. The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be on October 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 9.19.19
 
J. Joel Edwards Library to Provide 3 Screenings of "Murder in Coweta County"
Question and Answer Session with Director and Producer
By Guest Columnist Alyssa Williams

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is proud to announce three individual screenings of a piece of Pike County’s own history, the acclaimed movie, Murder in Coweta County. This film is the account of a true story that occurred in Meriwether and Coweta counties in the 1940s. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.19
 
2nd Annual March The Plank Marching Band Competition - Saturday, October 5th

The Pirate Regiment will be hosting their 2nd annual March The Plank marching band competition Saturday, October 5th at the Pike County football stadium. This family friendly event will feature 10 high school marching bands, plus an exhibition performance by our very own Pirate Regiment and Point University. Tickets are $8, sold at the gate. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Concessions will be available. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Submitted 9.19.19
 
Kiwanis of Pike County Inducts New Officers

ZEBULON - Kiwanis of Pike County inducted its slate of 2019-2020 Officers at today's meeting. President: Trisha Dabbs, President-Elect: Patsy Page, Vice President: Chris Childress, Secretary: David Harden, Treasurer: Jason Brisendine, Immediate Past President: Teresa Watson, Directors: Mack Brown, William Pitts, Tripp Brisendine.

Submitted 9.19.19
 
Promise Place Hosts 1st Annual Fundraising Dinner - Tuesday, Oct 15
A Night to Honor Survivors of Domestic Violence

PEACHTREE CITY - With October 15th just a few weeks away, time is running out to get your tickets for the 1st Annual Dinner event which will be held at the Flat Creek Country Club. It will be a night to honor survivors of domestic violence featuring April Ross, a prosecutor with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office who was shot multiple times by her estranged husband after filing for divorce in 2014. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.19.19
 
City of Zebulon to Hold United Bank Appreciation Day - Sept 27

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon will hold a United Bank Appreciation Day in the City of Zebulon Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 in honor of United Bank's donation of playground equipment for the park. The public is invited to visit and eat grilled hotdogs at the park. The City of Zebulon Park located at 7818 Highway 19 S in Zebulon. (Across from Dairy Queen. Look for the sign.)

9.17.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Maxine Strickland Whitt

Mrs. Maxine Strickland Whitt, age 83, of Concord, formerly of Blackshear, passed away September 14, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.16.19
 
Philip Singleton for District 71 in Fayette and Coweta County

FAYETTE AND COWETA COUNTY - While there are many issues that face us in today's politically divisive age, Philip Singleton takes a Soldier's approach to attacking the issues that most directly affect the people of Georgia's 71st District. Early voting begins in two weeks and the Run off will be on Tuesday, October 1. Philip is a principledd, conservative Republican fighting against the establishment here in Georgia. Make your voice heard at the ballot box. Click here for more.

Political Ad 9.16.19
 
Four Spalding Inmates Graduate with "Serve-Safe" Certification

GRIFFIN - Four Spalding County Sheriff’s Department inmates have graduated from the “Serve-Safe” program for food service. This program is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.14.19
 
Continue to Guard Your Card! - Medicare Members Beware

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches the Trump Administration through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is protecting Medicare beneficiaries by reminding them to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud. Scammers are after medical insurance and financial account information and passwords for their monetary gain and may use the increased public outreach activities during Open Enrollment as an opportunity to strike. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.13.19
 
Who’s that pirate with a chicken on her shoulder?
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

Last year we had a great garden. We also had an abundance of honey from our beehives. I do believe there is a correlation between the two having so much success. Unfortunately, this year, neither the garden nor the honey did well at all. Throw in the fact that most of our hens are no longer “spring chickens” and our egg production is down, and it has not been a good year on the ol’ Nix homestead. click here for more.

Submitted 9.12.19
 
Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Honor of Patriot Day

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 marks the 18 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.

By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

A section of the law is below:
''§ 144. Patriot Day''(a) DESIGNATION.-September 11 is Patriot Day.''(b) PROCLAMATION.-The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on-
''(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;
''(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001; and'
'(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.''.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Leslie Jewel Elliott

Leslie Jewel Elliott, age 37, of Thomaston, passed away September 7, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
Pike County Patriot Day (9-11) Observance Program - September 11

On 11 September 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the annual Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 12:00 p.m.

The Patriot Day Observance Program honors the 18th anniversary of those who perished that fateful morning of 11 September 2001. Highlights of the Program are the multi-organizational (Meansville Volunteer Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Medical Service, Military, and American Legion) Color Guard posting of the Colors; special music; Last Call Tribute to the FDNY, NYPD, and EMS by the Meansville Volunteer Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, and Taps for the military service members as well as all the 2,977 victims who perished that tragic day; and guest speaker, Veteran and Legionnaire Dennis Tea.

Visit the 9-11 Memorial on the Square set up for public view. Please join the community as we honor and continue to remember the 2,977 9-11 victims. Seating is limited so the public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
GPD Chief fabricated, released record identifying Will Sanders as Matthew Boynton’s father
By Sheila Mathews, Owner and Editor of The Grip

GRIFFIN - The GRIP, through a series of Open Records requests (ORRs), has obtained public records establishing that Griffin Police Department Chief Michael F. Yates fabricated and released to some media outlets a document falsely identifying Will Holloway Sanders as the father of former Griffin police officer Matthew Lee Boynton. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
Spalding County Sheriff's Office Makes Series of Arrests

GRIFFIN - During the week of September 3, 2019, Agents of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, C.A.G.E. Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and Uniform Patrol, made a series of arrests, and executed search warrants across the county as the result of an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, opioids, and other narcotics in Griffin and Spalding County. Arrest warrants were obtained on 26 individuals for a variety of charges, and search warrants were executed at 7 locations. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews IT Chapter 2

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 9.10.19
 
Robbery by Sudden Snatch

GRIFFIN - On Monday, September 9, 2019, Officers of the Griffin Police Department received a call in reference to a robbery by sudden snatch in the area of N 3rd St and A.Z. Kelsey Ave, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. While en route to the location, Officers made contact with the victim and obtained a description and direction of travel of the suspect. Other officers in the area made contact with a male subject on N 3rd St (identified as Tobias Turnipseed). After a positive identification, Turnipseed was arrested and transported to the Spalding County Jail. Officers checked the woods in the area of the incident for the victim’s purse and contents. After a brief search, the purse and a majority of the contents were recovered and returned to the victim. Tobias Keunte Turnipseed, age 19, of Griffin, has been charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatch and Terroristic Threats.

Submitted 9.10.19
 
Shoppers and Sellers Needed: Community Yard Sale - October 12

ZEBULON - You are invited to a community yard sale on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8AM - 5PM at our local American Legion located at 645 Meansville Street in Zebulon. This Community Yard Sale will be hosted by Pike County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.6.19
 
An Envelope from UGA
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

Last school year, my daughter did something neither me nor her mother ever did much of while we were in school. She made ridiculously good grades and won more than a few impressive-sounding awards. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.6.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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.

Submitted 9.6.19
 
Molena City Council - Regular Monthly Council Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - Molena City Council will hold a regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. The meeting will start out with public comments form Willie McDowell and Teri Smith as well as approval of the minutes form past meetings and workshops, Invited Guests will be Lynn Vickers & Rob Morton regarding the Board of Elections and Bryan Richardson regarding American Legion Officer of the Year, Chief of Police Report, the Financial Report, the Reports from Council and Committees, the Mayor's Report including Verizon Tower Update, Water Tank Expansion, Generator Grant, Fire Station Equipment Request, Pavilion Parking Solution Update, General Election November 2019, Molena Health and Rehab Closing, and LMIG/SPLOST, Old/Unfinished Business including Revamp City Ordinances, Metal Building, Grounds Equipment, and Police Car Grant, New Business including Tennis Court Resurfacing, Telemetry Control for Water Tower, Fall Tree Pruning, and Budget Workshop and Millage Rate Hearing Scheduling, Executive Session, Council Comments, and Adjournment. The next regular meeting will be held on October 14, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Submitted 9.4.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert Daniel “Danny” Russell

Mr. Robert Daniel “Danny” Russell, age 65, of Zebulon, passed away September 1, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 9.3.19
 
Pike County Fire Department Responds to Fire on Tuesday Morning

ZEBULON - PCFD responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday, September 3 at 7:15 am, on Tanyard Road. PCFD personnel extinguished the flames using a offensive attack. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.

Submitted 9.3.19
 
Pike County Fire Department Responds to Fire on Monday Night

ZEBULON - The Pike County Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 471 Mountain View Road Monday night at 9:47 pm. The structure was an empty trailer. Neighbors heard an explosion and called 911. PCFD personnel extinguished the flames using a defensive attack. The cause of the fire undetermined at this time.

Submitted 9.3.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews After the Wedding, Awake & Billy Crosby documentary...

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 9.3.19
 
Pike County PreK In Need of Healthy Snacks

ZEBULON - Pike County Family Connection, a community resource network, has placed a public call to help our Pike PreK. As a community we strive for keeping children and families healthy. Pike Pre K is in dire need of both mid day and afternoon healthy snacks for the entire school year to feed 100 Pre K students. You may choose snacks such as: Mini bottled water, Juice pouches/boxes, Animal crackers, Granola Bars, Gold fish Crackers, Fruit Snacks, and Crackers. Please refrain from sending soda, candy, and sugary snacks! You may drop off items at the Pike County PreK office. Please contact Michael Powell 770-295-9208 or Tammy Bell 770-550-3635 for any questions or concerns. Thank you for all of your help and support in this community need!

Submitted 8.29.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Isakson to Resign U.S. Senate Seat at End of 2019

MARIETTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement regarding his service in the U.S. Senate: “After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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 8.28.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County VA Medical Center
Projected to Open in 2021
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Citizens and veterans been waiting for two years to hear the final details of the VA Clinic that is scheduled to be opened here in Pike County. Andy Bush, District Director in the Office of Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03), gave some new details to Pike County Times today along with information that has been released to the public already. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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!

8.27.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Molena Health and Rehab Closing After Termination from Medicare Program
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - Pike County Times called Molena Health and Rehab last week after finding out that it was closing from a comment on social media. The person who answered the phone advised that all residents were being relocated and the facility was closing. Later that day, after receiving an anonymous tip about the facility closing because of complaints, Pike County Times made some phone calls to the state and requested information about the closing through the Open Records Act. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! 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!

8.26.19
 
Suspicious Package Shuts Down SCTC Campus in Thomaston Today

THOMASTON - At approximately 1:40 p.m. a suspicious package was identified by a Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) employee at the side entrance to Building A on the Flint River Campus in Thomaston, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
August 27, 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 August 27, 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 8.23.19
 
Introducing New Promise Place Logo

FAYETTE - Promise Place is excited to roll out our new agency logo. The community has always recognized Promise Place by the purple ribbon - purple representing the color used to symbolize domestic violence. After serving the community for over 32 years our board of directors decided it was time to refresh the logo. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.23.19
 
Spalding County Investigators Make Arrests in Armed Robbery Case
Investigation into Possible Human Trafficking Continues

GRIFFIN - On August 21, 2019 shortly after 9:00pm, Ringold’s Store located at 4243 Jackson Road was the victim of an armed robbery. Two males entered the store, demanded money, and took the female clerk’s backpack before leaving the store. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.23.19
 
Georgia DOT Awards Two Contracts for Highway Resurfacing Projects in Upson, Pike and Taylor Counties

THOMASTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it awarded contracts for two projects in District 3 (West Central Georgia region). The projects were advertised on June 21, bids were received on July 19, and the contracts awarded to the lowest qualified bidders on August 2, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.23.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Anna Sue King

Mrs. Anna Sue King, age 70 of Concord, passed away August 21, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.22.19
 
First Annual Red Clay 5K Is Coming to the Concord Jubilee

CONCORD - The First Annual Red Clay 5K will be held at the Concord Jubilee in Concord, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8 a.m. The proceeds of the race will go to support the ministries of Red Clay Ministries, a non-profit Prison Ministry for Georgia jails and prisons. The Race is open to all ages. Registration fee is $25. Registration fee for Groups of 10 (or more) is $15. You will receive a T-Shirt on the day of the race and a gift bag from Red Clay Ministries. For more information, e-mail: redclay5k@gmail.com. Click here for more information and to register.

Submitted 8.22.19
 
Pike County Christian Ministerial Association Hosts Annual Prayer Walk

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 3, 2019, The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association sponsored the Annual Prayer Walk for the Pike County School System at the 9th Grade Academy located on Highway 19 South. Click here for more.

8.22.19
 
Pike County Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 to Hold Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 31

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 will have a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31. Breakfast guests will receive two sausage patties, all-you-can-eat pancakes and a drink for a $5 donation. Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will go towards programs that help veterans and their families in our community. The special breakfast will be held at the Pike County American Legion Post 197 at 645 Meansville Street in Zebulon.

Submitted 8.22.19
 
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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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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ZEBULON - If you appreciate hometown news from www.PikeCountyTimes.com, please consider donating to help pay for the time that goes into the in depth reporting that you see there. If you are interested in becoming a breaking news subscriber, click here for all of the details that you need to know. An annual donation of $25 or more will get an email or text message sent to you with breaking news as it happens. There is a link in purple at the bottom of each page on www.PikeCountyTimes.com that enables donations through PayPal. Donations can also be sent through the mail to Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon GA 30295, delivered in person, or you can call me with a credit card and I can email or mail a receipt to you.

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8.22.19
 
FREE Gourmet Frios Pops for Teachers - August 31

FREE gourmet Frios pops are back, and this one is for the teachers! We all had them, and we all love them (even if we didn’t act like it in school) Join us at Frios in downtown Griffin from 11am to 1pm to celebrate the teachers! Every teacher who comes in that day during our event will get one (1) FREE Frios Gourmet Pop—our treat brought to you by the Sellers Law Firm, LLC, and Frios Gourmet Pops in Griffin, GA. Click here for more. Thank you to the Sellers Law Firm, LLC for supporting Pike County Times!

Submitted 8.21.19
 
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!

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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Pike County American Legion Family Presents...

ZEBULON - On 11 September 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the annual Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 12:00 p.m. Click here for more.

On Friday, 20 September 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program for the community at the Meansville Memorial Park located in down town Meansville, Georgia across from the City Hall. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.21.19
 
Notes from the August 8, 2019 Library Board Meeting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, August 8, 2019. There were a several missing members, but there was a quorum. In attendance were Secretary Anthony Vinson, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Patty Talley, Joy Walker, and Patsy Page along with Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) Director Natalie Marshall. Rhonda Morgan and Becky Watts were also present. Click here for more.

8.17.19
 
Blessed Luck
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

“Luck” can be defined as “the success or failure brought by chance, rather than through one’s own actions.” Click here for more.

Submitted 8.17.19
 
Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) Launches eRead Kids

ATLANTA - Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is proud to launch eRead Kids, a new digital library available through all 407 public libraries in the state. The collection of almost 15,000 electronic and audio books is for children from pre-k through fourth grade. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.17.19
 
Bradin Maddox Continues to Grow Up #MaddoxStrong
Courtesy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

ZEBULON - Bradin Maddox, Pike County local, has overcome many challenges in his 9 years of life so far and with every obstacle proves he is #MaddoxStrong. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.19
 
UGA Extension urges Georgians to keep animals away from ponds that may contain toxin-producing algae
By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon for CAES News
(Courtesy of UGA Cooperative Extension)

The sudden and unexpected death of a Marietta, Georgia, couple’s beloved dog after swimming with its owners in Lake Allatoona has filled social media feeds since the incident on Aug. 10. The incident brings to light the dangers of toxic algae growth. In neighboring North Carolina, another couple lost three dogs in one day after an afternoon swim in a pond. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.16.19
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Holds Summer Reading Finale
By Guest Columnist Alyssa Williams

ZEBULON - Each summer, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library presents Pike County residents with the opportunity to participate in the annual summer reading program. The activities and events that are organized during this program are created to encourage residents of all ages to pick up a book, or several, over the course of the summer and set time aside to delve into the world of fiction and non-fiction literature. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.6.19
 
Saving Veterans’ Lives One Step at a Time - A 3,000 Mile Journey Across the United States - By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Jimmy L. Novak is walking 3,000 miles to raise awareness for PTSD and suicide prevention. He began walking in Washington State on March 22 and will end his walk in Orlando on August 22, 2019. Click here for more.

8.1.19
 
Pike County Receiving Applications for County Manager - Deadline Extended

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.

Updated 7.31.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
July 30, 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 July 30, 2019 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 7.27.19
 
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
 
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.

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Updated 6.26.19
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
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678-463-8155
 
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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


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
 
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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
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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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