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Pike County 2016 Voter Information Page

ZEBULON - This page is a public service of Pike County Times that will allow voters to get educated before the May 24, 2016 Election. Candidates can send their 500 word or less statement of why they are running for office (include your website) to editor@pikecountytimes.com. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This post will remain at the top of the page until after the May 24th election.]

Updated 4.21.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: DUI Driver Stops Traffic in Zebulon Today

ZEBULON - According to Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call was made to report a dark colored truck driving recklessly into Zebulon this afternoon around the 5 o’clock hour. The driver of a dark colored F150 was speeding and riding down both the wrong side of the road and the center lane on Highway 19 by Racquethause South coming south on Highway 19. Click here for more.

5.4.16
 
FY 2016-17 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 1:00 p.m.

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

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

Submitted 5.3.16
 
National Day of Prayer to Be Held on Thursday

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia on Thursday, May 5, 2016, will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. The Treasure Field Band will provide the music. The National Day of Prayer is a patriotic and spiritual celebration of our great nation; a time to join together to honor those who have served in many different capacities and to ask blessings for those who are serving our community and nation as they are called. We will offer prayers for our community, state, nation, and all that need salvation.

For further information please contact, Chaplain Ben Maxedon at Prayer Power of Georgia, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295, at 770-689-7549, or at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net. prayerpower4u.net.

Submitted 5.3.16
 
UGA Prepares Parents and Teens with P.R.I.D.E. for Drive Education

GRIFFIN - Changes in the TADRA Law for teen drivers put parents squarely in the passenger’s seat. It requires that anyone who applies for a permanent driver’s license must have a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult sign a verification form affirming that the candidate has completed 40 hours (with 6 hours at night) of supervised driving experience, if the candidate has successfully completed an approved driver education course. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.3.16
 
Concord Resident Elected SGA Senator at ABAC

TIFTON – Charlsey Anesetti of Concord has been elected as the Student Government Association Senator for the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is a diversified agriculture major.

Submitted 5.3.16
 
Having Problems with Federal Bureaucracy?

THOMASTON - Having problems with federal bureaucracy? A visit to an elected representative often cuts right through the red tape! U.S. Senator David Perdue has announced mobile office hours with members of his staff at locations around the state. One of those locations will be Monday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Upson Regional Medical Center Conference Room located at 801 West Gordon Street in Thomaston, GA 30286. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.3.16
 
Andrew Carter Earns Eagle Scout Award
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Troop 37 member Andrew Carter knows what it is to be all of these things since he has worked for many years to become an Eagle Scout. Andrew was honored for his hard work in the Boy Scouts on April 3, 2016 with an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony that was held at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Click here for more.

5.2.16
 
Zebulon Police Department Makes Arrest

ZEBULON - On Wednesday April 27, officers with the Zebulon Police Department responded to a theft call at 11 Williamson Zebulon Road at Middle Georgia Water. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that several water pumps had been stolen from this business. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.2.16
 
City of Williamson Website Has Minutes and Agendas for Meetings

WILLIAMSON - Are you interested in keeping up with the City of Williamson? Here you go! Click on the Mayor and City Council page to see the minutes and agenda for upcoming meetings. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: I am thankful for those who point me in the right direction for info like this when we meet at Racquethause South!]

5.2.16
 
Early Voting Has Begun

ZEBULON - Early voting has begun and will run through Friday, May 20. You can early vote at the Pike County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Take a photo ID with you, and tell them that you were reminded to go vote from an article on Pike County Times! Click here for more information on candidates.

5.2.16
 
Former Assistant District Attorney and Local Business Owner, Cindy Manning, Announces Campaign for District Attorney

PEACHTREE CITY - Peachtree City resident, local business owner, and former Griffin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney (ADA), Cindy Manning, has announced her campaign for District Attorney (DA). Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 5.2.16
 
Geoffrey Zimbelman For Pike County Sheriff

ZEBULON - Geoffrey Craig Zimbelman Jr. was born on March 8, 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia. His parents both served in the United States Army and lived on the base at Fort Gillem in Forest Park Georgia. Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 5.2.16
 
First Political Forum Is Tonight!

ZEBULON - There are several candidate forums coming up for our area. The first is for Rep. Lynn Westmoreland's seat tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the School Auditorium. Mark your calendars and get educated before you cast your vote! Click here for more.

Submitted 5.2.16
 
Grady Health System EMS in Pike County Now Hiring

Grady Health System EMS in Pike County is Now Hiring for: PRN Paramedics and PRN EMT’s. Up to $2000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Click here for more.

Submitted 5.2.16
 
Reward Offered for Burglary Info

ZEBULON - Local resident, Sonny Gwyn, is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for burglarizing his barn on Williamson Zebulon Rd. on April 12th and 13th. Numerous items were stolen during these two incidents. Please contact a Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigator at 770-567-8431 with any information.

Submitted 5.2.16
 
Still Holding Onto Hope Five Years After the Tornado Hit Barnesville

ZEBULON - It has been five years since the tornadoes destroyed homes and businesses and, in Barnesville, took the lives of two people. Since then, homes have been rebuilt, families have moved to new homes, and a legacy remains through those who knew the Gunters. One of my favorites articles that I have ever written in the follow up on the storm and its aftermath one year later. Click here to read this follow up article with a link to my tornado coverage in 2011 in Barnesville. I did not cover the storm damage in Sunnyside because my sister's home was hit in Barnesville and we spent our time helping pick up there. Another story of hope can be read by clicking here.

4.30.16
 
Pike County American Legion 5/10K Run/Walk for Veterans

ZEBULON - The Pike County American Legion Post 197 held is first 5/10K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Click here to see pictures.

4.29.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on April 26, 2014 at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. All five commissioners are here tonight, County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye to take the minutes, County Manager John Hanson, and County Attorney Rob Morton. Troop 37 is present tonight as well. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

4.28.16
 
FLASHBACK: State Awards Pike County Funding for Warning Sirens

ATLANTA - Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $87,526 federal grant project to Pike County for the purchase and installation of five outdoor severe weather warning sirens. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Angela Barnes Nicholson

Mrs. Angela Barnes Nicholson, age 49, of Zebulon, passed away April 24, 2016. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
First Annual L7 Baseball Tournament in honor of the late Leland Tyler Shoemake

ZEBULON - The Leland Shoemake Foundation, Inc. presents the First Annual L7 Baseball Tournament in honor of the late Leland Tyler Shoemake on June 4-5, 2016 at the Pike County Parks and Recreation Fields. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.27.16
 
Carolyn Williams for Clerk of Superior Court

ZEBULON - It is an honor to serve as your Clerk of Superior Court, and I am asking you for the opportunity to continue to serve another term. I believe my experience, training, integrity, and knowledge qualify me for this position. As your Clerk, it has been my goal to put in place measures for efficiency and transparency, as well as to implement advanced technology to make all public records accessible to the citizens of Pike County. I humbly ask for your vote to allow me to continue to serve as your Clerk of Superior Court. Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
Ben Coker, Local Assistant District Attorney, Is Running
for District Attorney

ZEBULON - “In an era where Americans all over the country are questioning character of those who are running our government, we deserve a District Attorney we can trust to do the right thing when confronted with tough choices. Because at the end of the day truth and justice matter.” — Ben Coker. Click here for more about Ben's campaign for District Attorney.

Paid Political Ad 4.25.16
 
Pecan Festival on May 21 Will Benefit Milner City Park

MILNER - The Pecan Festival will be held in Milner City Park on May 21, 2016 from 8 am until 5 pm.There will be food, vendors, crafts, and live entertainment. All proceeds from the events will go toward re-vamping the city park with some awesome fitness equipment! Click here for more.

Submitted 4.23.16
 
Burn Ban Begins on May 1st

ZEBULON - Georgia' Open Burning Ban begins on May 1 and continues through September 30, 2016. This is mandatory and under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Division. Click here for more information on the Burn Ban or to obtain a burn permit before the ban goes into effect.

Submitted 4.23.16
 
Elaine Mangham Awarded the "Saints in Light Award"

ZEBULON - Prayer Power accepts nominations from the community each year for the “Saints in Light Award” which is presented to an individual serving in Pike County who has been a spiritually inspiring, motivating, and encouraging influence in the community, and who openly and with love works for the betterment of the community and the people they come in contact with. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Griffin Choral Arts Presents “A Choral Fiesta”
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present “A Choral Fiesta” on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 pm at Griffin First United Methodist Church (1401 Maple Drive). The featured work, Three Mexican Folk Songs by David Conte, is accompanied by 2 violins, guitar, and string bass. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.16
 
Pike County Superior Court

ZEBULON - The May 2, 2016 jury trials in Pike County Superior Court have been settled and all jurors are excused.

Submitted 4.20.16
 
Rebekah Hanson Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court

ZEBULON - Rebekah Hanson has officially announced her candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court. Click here for more.

Paid Political Ad 4.14.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Molena Restores Water to Residents
By Editor Becky Watts

MOLENA - The City of Molena was without water pressure from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. City Clerk Cindy Darsey advised that the problem was identified on early on Friday morning and that the City worked feverishly until the problem was found and corrected. Click here for more.

4.6.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.26.16
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 9, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Annex, 79 Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 79 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Click here for more. This meeting is complete.

3.26.16
 
BREAKING NEWS: Updates on Hughley Road Development October 2014 to Date
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - This article contains pertinent information on two court cases that have been before Pike County Superior Court over the past year. One case was settled before Judge Mack Crawford between the developer, Brent Pike LLC, and the City of Zebulon, and the other has been postponed until a judge from outside of the jurisdiction can be found to preside over the case. The City of Zebulon has also issued a statement on this case. Click here for more.

10.16.15
 
Cindy Manning for District Attorney
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Geoffrey Zimbelman for Sheriff
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Ben Coker for District Attorney
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Movie Trivia

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

Hint #1: Not a cat or the father of a spy
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Hint #5: Just like his father

Look below for the past winner!

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Past Trivia Winner: Congratulations to Karla Clemons for guessing The King and I. Look for more movie trivia soon!
 

Click on the CodeRED Link to Sign Up
For County-wide Emergency Notification System in Pike County
 
 
Questions About Open Government?

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
Pike 2000

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

In The
1920's and 30's
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of places.
 
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