Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Becky Watts - Owner and Editor. Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 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, March 26, 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 3.23.19
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority Regular Monthly Meeting

ZEBULON - The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will meet on March 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at PCPRA Complex in Recreation Office on Twin Oaks Road. The agenda includes Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda, Approval of the minutes for the December 17, 2018 regular monthly meeting, Approval of the minutes for the February 26, 2019 regular monthly meeting, Treasurer Report and Director's Report from Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Park Master Plan update given by Root Design Studio, Approve/Deny FY 2019/20 Concession Budget, FY 2017/18 Audit Report, Expense designation for mower repair, and Other Business.

Submitted 3.23.19
 
Drug Arrest Made Involving Spalding and Upson County Law Enforcement

GRIFFIN - On March 19th, 2019, members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and C.A.G.E. Unit concluded an investigation that lead to the arrest of Dustin Darville, 37 years of age, from Thomaston Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Donald Melvin “Don” Fleming, Jr.

Donald Melvin “Don” Fleming, Jr., age 33, passed away March 19, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.21.19
 
Don't skip soil testing this spring
By Guest Columnist Jason Lessl

ZEBULON - This spring, gardeners planning vegetable gardens, or even a major renovation of your ornamental beds, should take the opportunity to test their soil before they put plants in the ground. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.20.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael F. Huff

Mr. Michael F. Huff, age 60, of Sharpsburg, passed away March 17, 2019, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.20.19
 
Pike County Fire Department Organizes Local Fire Safety Program
By Guest Columnist Anita Neath

ZEBULON - A major key in keeping our community fire safe is awareness and education! With this thought in mind, the Pike County Fire Department is working with National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide fire prevention materials for our community through their Annual Fire Prevention Program for the citizens of Pike County. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.20.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 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 INTERVIEWING APPLICANT FOR THE COUNTY CLERK POSITION EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY
1. CALL TO ORDER ..................... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. SILENT INVOCATION ..................... Chairman Briar Johnson
3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. County Manager 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 interviewing for the County Clerk position.
5. ADJOURNMENT

The post agenda states that this meeting was held with all five commissioners in attendance along with County Manager Bobby Bickley and County Attorney Rob Morton in attendance. Executive session began at 5:30 and ended at 7:25 p.m. with the meeting being adjourned at 7:25 p.m. [Note from the Editor: According to the last county manager report, there were three interviews in this meeting. Look for a decision on this in the near future.]

Updated 3.20.19
 
Juvenile arrested in drug related foot chase

GRIFFIN - On 03/19/19, The Griffin C.A.G.E. Unit and S.I.U. Officers made contact with a subject at 118 W. Tinsley Ave. that ended with a drug arrest. As C.A.G.E. officers approached the subject, the subject discarded a bag of narcotics and attempted to flee the scene on foot. After a brief foot chase ensued, the subject was apprehended without incident. The subject was unable to get away from the officers due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound he had sustained approximately two weeks ago. The suspect was discovered to be 13 years of age. The bag of narcotics the juvenile had in his possession at the time C.A.G.E. and S.I.U. officers contacted him contained 19 ecstasy pills. The drug case is being turned over to the Juvenile Justice System and the 13 year old perpetrator was transported to the Martha Glaze Youth Detention Center.

Submitted 3.20.19
 
Molena Purple Heart Day and 5K/10K Run/Walk - April 27

MOLENA - On 27 April 2019, the City of Molena and The Pike County American Legion will host a Molena Purple Heart Day. All events start or occur at the Molena City Park Pavilion at the intersection of GA 18 and Spring Road (GA 109) Molena, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.19.19
 
Georgia Legislature Passes Crossover Day
By Guest Columnist Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone)

ATLANTA - On March 7, the General Assembly hit our first deadline of the legislative session with Crossover Day. By this day, all bills that originated in the Senate must have been passed in their assigned committee, then by the Rules Committee, and finally, on the Senate floor. The legislation is then transmitted to the House for consideration, and upon receiving favorable consideration, it is sent to the governor for final approval. The 2019 legislative session is the first half of our biennial session, so if additional Senate bills are introduced this year, they still have potential to be signed into law next year. That being said, there are several bills I want to highlight that have been introduced this year so far. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.18.19
 
Molena to Celebrate Becoming a Purple Heart City - April 27

MOLENA - On April 27, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the City Pavilion/Fire Station, the City of Molena Georgia will celebrate becoming a Purple Heart City. The designation is given by the state Military Order of the Purple Heart as a thank you to our veterans and a reminder to the community of the sacrifices servicemen and women have made for us. A Purple Heart is awarded to any armed forces member wounded or killed in combat.

If you are a Purple Heart recipient, we invite you to contact the City of Molena at 770-884-9711 so that we may recognize you at our ceremony.

Submitted 3.18.19
 
Spalding County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department to Hold
Town Hall Meetings

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix in cooperation with the Spalding County Fire Department will be conducting a series of town hall meetings across our community. Each week in April Sheriff Dix and his Command Staff will be setting up meetings at Spalding County Fire Stations in each district. Command staff from the Spalding Fire Department will also be present to address your concerns, and how together we can promote public safety across the county. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.18.19
 
Public Is Asked for Help Filling Out a Survey

ZEBULON - BJ Lawrence, Board member of Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, spoke to Commissioners at last week's County Commission Meeting a statewide survey from the State of Georgia regarding individuals in Georgia with mental illnesses, substance use disorders and intellectual/developmental disabilities the state of Georgia that the State of Georgia is asking everyone to participate in. It is a short, anonymous survey that will be used to improve disability services throughout the state and is only 14 questions long. This is for anyone to fill out with no prerequisites. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/georgianeeds . Their goal is to hear from 8,000 people in the 159 counties throughout the state of Georgia. The survey period will closeon April 15, 2019 and a report will be issued in June 2019 displaying the data on a county by county, regional, and statewide basis.

3.18.19
 
Pike County Republican Party Holds Mass Meetings
and Elects New Board

ZEBULON - On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Pike County Republican Party held its Mass Meetings and County Convention. Delegates will be going to the District and State Conventions. A new board was also elected. The new board members are as follows: Chairman - Keith Hurley, Vice Chairman - Holly Burke Ortiz, Secretary - Patsy Page, and Treasurer - Shelby Pullin.

3.18.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Overnight Wreck Occurs in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Georgia State Patrol Officers were performing a road check at the horse farm on Hwy. 362 in Williamson last night around 12:44 a.m. when contact was made with a white Tahoe heading toward Meriwether County. Cpl. Jason McClung advised that the driver of the Tahoe took off from the road check and made it probably less than a mile before he wrecked his vehicle. Click here for more.

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3.16.19
 
Truck Strikes House in Zebulon Earlier This Week

ZEBULON - On Monday, March 11 around 12:15 p.m. a truck driving toward Zebulon on Old Meansville Road ran off the road, hit some mailboxes, broke through a chain link fence and ran up on the porch at 566 Old Meansville Road. Click here for more.

3.15.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 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, March 13, 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 to the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

3.15.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 26, 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 Tuesday, February 26, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete. There is info about the VA Center in here as well as the emailed County Manager Report.]

3.13.19
 
Nazarene Church Is Collecting Items for Alabama Tornado Victims
Barnesville Church of the Nazarene Is a Local Collection Site
Opportunity to Be a Disaster Response Volunteer

ZEBULON - The Church of the Nazarene is working together state-wide to collect and deliver items to those in Alabama affected by the storms of March 3, 2019. Landmark Church of the Nazarene in Phenix City, Alabama is serving as a resource center, with Pastor Andy Rutherford serving as coordinator. They are willing to redistribute supplies and provisions that are donated. Click here for more. UPDATE 3.11.19: Immediate care items have been delivered to Georgia tornado victims. Here is an updated list of supplies from the Lee County Emergency Management Collection Center: Tarps, Dry Goods, Gloves, Shovels, Cleanup Items, Trash Bags, and Totes Up to 18 Gallons. If you would like to be a part of the Disaster Response Team that is in the works to help in Lee County, Alabama, contact Pastor Kevin Thomas at (931) 261-9409 or kevin@barnesvillenazarene.com. You will need to be registered for Work & Witness Insurance.

3.11.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view 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 3.11.18
 
Don't Forget to Spring Forward

ZEBULON - Daylight Savings Time is coming. We will spring forward one hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning, March 10th, 2019 at 2 a.m. [Note from the Editor: I'll tip a coffee mug in your direction each morning for the next several weeks as I adjust.]

Submitted 3.7.19
 
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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Isakson Joins Bipartisan Senators to Permanently Repeal Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined 19 other senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the punitive medical device tax, which was enacted as a part of President Obama’s healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.7.19
 
Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Get Your Taxes Done by the Pros

ZEBULON - Looking for someone to do your taxes and do them well? Look no farther than H&R Block in Zebulon! Click here to find out about pricing. You can also call 770-567-3840 for more information. Please tell them that you read about them on Pike County Times.

3.7.19
 
Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation

ZEBULON - Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2019 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to create the Joint Board of Elections and Registration of Pike County; and for other purposes. Anyone with questions can contact Representative Ken Pullin by phone at 706.304.9300 or email at ken.pullin@house.ga.gov.

Submitted 3.7.19
 
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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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Rosa Mae Bennett Mangham

Mrs. Rosa Mae Bennett Mangham, age 77, of Zebulon, passed away March 4, 2019, at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.6.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: A New Business Is Coming to the Pike County Industrial Park

ZEBULON - Ginny Blakeney, Economic Development Director for Pike County, advised that the negotiations are final with a new business buying Tract 4 of the Pike County Industrial Park. Click here for more.

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

3.4.19
 
New Order Issued in Judge Crawford Case
Courtesy of Fun 101.1/Zoom 105.9 WTGA Radio

THOMASTON - Virgil Brown, attorney for suspended Superior Court Judge Robert Mack Crawford, told Zoom News on Friday a restraining order was issued against the State Judicial Qualifications Commission in Cobb County Superior Court. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.4.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view 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 3.2.19
 
Speaker Ralston Accused of Abusing Legislative Position;
Rep. Ken Pullin Signs Resolution for Speaker's Resignation from Leadership Position

ATLANTA - For those who haven't had time to look through the entire situation involving Speaker David Ralston, a lot has gone on. This was the talk of Atlanta last weekend, but it has been going on since February 13. Ken Pullin, our local representative, took a stand on this situation involving accusations of legislative abuse by the Speaker of the House, David Ralston. Click here for more.

3.2.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Adrian Timothy Hampton

Mr. Adrian Timothy Hampton, age 28, of Zebulon, passed away March 1, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.2.19
 
Development Authority of Pike County
Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 8:00 AM
Development Authority Conference Room - Chamber of Commerce

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. to discuss business here in Pike County. Items on the agenda include approval of the February 6, 2019 minutes, Approval of the February 2019 Financial Statements, Old Business including Chairman Comments and Updates, Executive Director Report, and Website Preview, New Business including discussion/approval/denial of the Pike County Industrial Park Gas Line Expansion for $190,000.00, and an Executive Session for authorizing the negotiation of acquisition or disposal of real estate as provided in O.C.G.A .§ 50-14-3 germane to property owned by the Development Authority of Pike County. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 3.2.19
 
ANR Report Is Available Through the Pike County Extension Office

ZEBULON - The March 2019 Agriculture and Natural Resources Report is available from the Pike County Extension Office through email. If you would like to get on the email list, please call the office at 770.567.2010 or email Extension Agent Brooklyne Wassel at Brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu. Please tell her that you read about this on Pike County Times!

Submitted 3.2.19
 
Wreck Claims One Life and Sends Another to the Hospital

ZEBULON - Pike County Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Highway 19 at Gresham Road today at 11:46 a.m. A Chevrolet pick up truck was traveling westbound on Gresham Road when it ran the stop sign at Highway 19 and struck a Chevrolet passenger car. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.1.19
 
Police: Heavily armed masked gunman thwarted outside local restaurant
By Sheila Mathews of The Grip

GRIFFIN - A citizen’s quick thinking and willingness to get involved may well have prevented a tragedy Sunday afternoon when he witnessed a heavily armed masked man approaching a Griffin restaurant. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: I was going to upload a press release with a booking photo until I read Sheila's article with all of this detail and am linking it for readers instead. Please be aware of your surroundings and report anything that seems strange like this fast thinking citizen did.]

Submitted 3.1.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Louise Ward Maddox

Mrs. Louise Ward Maddox, age 90, of Zebulon, passed away March 1, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 3.1.19
 
Spalding County Deputy Fired and Arrested Following Domestic Dispute

GRIFFIN - On February 27, 2019, former Spalding County Deputy Charles Bentley was arrested and charged with one count of reckless conduct stemming from his actions during a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend that occurred on February 22, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.1.19
 
Firefighters Respond to Call About Smoke in the Zebulon Laundromat

ZEBULON - A call went out that there was smoke in the laundromat in Zebulon early this afternoon. Volunteers from the Pike County Fire Department (including the Fire Chief) arrived to find light smoke in the building. After investigating, they found that a washer had shorted out. They turned off the breaker and removed the smoke from the building. Thankfully it wasn't bad. Make sure that you say thank you to our volunteers when you see them because calls for help are not usually this simple!

2.28.19
 
Rep. Pullin Sponsors Resolution on Term Limits
Let the People Vote!

ATLANTA - A resolution was sponsored by Rep. Ken PUllin that would provide for term limits for members of the Georgia Senate and House of Resentatives that would allow four consecutive terms of office and would then disqualify the member from office for one full term of office. Click here for more.

2.28.19
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Presents Its 7th Annual Seussabration

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon announces its seventh annual Seussabration, to be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday, local “celebrities” will share some of their favorite childhood stories, illustrating Dr. Seuss’s own belief that “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” Click here for more.

Submitted 2.27.19
 
Sen. Marty Harbin Introduces the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

ATLANTA - Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) issued the following statement on Senate Bill 221: “Today I introduced Senate Bill 221, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This simple legislation would meet the Supreme Court's 1997 requirement that if a state wants to protect the first amendment right of religious freedom from government incursion it must pass this federal legislation at the state level. So far 31 states have done this, and it is past time for Georgia to do so as well. This legislation is currently in place in Virginia, the site of one of Amazon's new headquarters. This legislation would require the government to have a compelling interest before it could interfere with someone's religious practices. It would also require the government, in cases where interfering is necessary, to do so in the least invasive way possible.”

Sen. Marty Harbin represents the 16th Senate District which includes Lamar, Spalding and Pike counties and a portion Fayette County. He may be reached at 404.656.0078 or by email at marty.harbin@senate.ga.gov.

Submitted 2.27.19
 
Infant ditched behind local motel while mom passes fraudulent checks

GRIFFIN - On 02/22/19, the Uniformed Patrol Officers with the Griffin Police Department responded to a call from Sky Check Cashing located at 701 W. Taylor Street. The suspect, Omisha Sands (DOB-08/25/97), fled from Sky Check Cashing, as she was pursued by an employee. Sands was apprehended at Hill’s Tire located on W. Taylor Street. One of Sands’ accomplices, Tionna Pugh (DOB-08/01/00), attempted to cash a fraudulent check at Sky Check Cashing also. Pugh was arrested shortly after the incident. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.27.19
 
From the Better Business Bureau - Avoid Fraudulent Tax Preparers
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - Tax scams, including fraudulent tax return preparation, cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year and is continuing to grow. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that criminal investigations into fraudulent tax return preparers continue to rise. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.27.19
 
Wreck Occurs Below Rock Store on Sunday

MEANSVILLE - A wreck involving a truck and a car occured on Sunday February 24, 2019 around 1:20 p.m. It was on Highway 19 South near Campbell Road below the Rock Store. Click here for more.

2.26.19
 
Meeting of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees - February 14, 2019
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Library Board met on the afternoon of February 14, 2019. Two days worth of investigation and reading of open records has gone into the article over and above the hour and half meeting that I attended on Valentine's Day. I am thankful to those who freely give their time and are interested in serving the county through the support of our library and our Library Manager. Click here for more.

2.26.19
 
David Ralston is the Right Man to be Speaker of the Georgia House
By Guest Columnist Jessica Szilagyi
Courtesy of www.allongeorgia.com

ATLANTA - Amid the allegations that he abused his legislative leave, continued cases for years for dangerous criminals, and has reportedly benefited greatly financially, I hold an opinion of David Ralston that I didn’t think I would. Click here to read this article.

Submitted 2.26.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper'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 2.23.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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, February 13, 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: This meeting is complete.]

2.23.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Tommy Ray Thompson

Mr. Tommy Ray Thompson, age 75, of Covington, passed away February 21, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.22.19
 
PCPRA to Meet - February 26

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks and Recreation Authority will meet on February 26, 2019 at 6:00pm at the PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box located at Twin Oaks Road. Chairman Ryan Landry will call the meeting to order. Items on the agenda include approval of the December and January minutes, the Treasurer and Director's Reports, Approve/Deny request from Amber Shoemake to hold the Annual Leland Shoemake Memorial Baseball Tournament at the park on June 1 & 2, 2019, Sports/Programs Report, Park Master Plan update given by Michael Kidd of Root Design Studio, Approve/Deny FY 2019/20 budget requests to be submitted to the county, FY 2017/18 Audit Report, Approve/Deny selection of a vendor for the 2019 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show, Approve/Deny purchase of new Grasshopper Zero Turn Mower, and other business as needed. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 2.20.19
 
McLaurin Displays Art Work at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library
By Guest Columnist Alyssa Williams

ZEBULON - During the month of February, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library is proudly hosting the beautiful and unique artwork of Pike County native, Heather Clark McLaurin. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.19.19
 
Georgia Weekly Influenza Report

PEACHTREE CITY - This information is from the Georgia Department of Public Health's Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 06, ending February 9, 2019. The Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during Week 06 was high = 10, on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there have been 15 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 1,108 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. A summary of influenza testing from Public Health Laboratories in Georgia shows that early on we were mostly seeing A (H3N2) and now it is A (H1N1). Click here for more information about the flu as well as prevention tips. click here to read "Interim Estimates of 2018–19 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, February 2019" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In summary, during November 23, 2018–February 2, 2019, the overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness (VE) against all influenza virus infections was 47% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 34%–57%).

Submitted 2.18.19
 
Full Blown Firearms and US Law Shield of Georgia present
"The Legally Justified Use of Force" - February 22

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms and US Law Shield of Georgia present "The Legally Justified Use of Force" on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class will teach the difference between "force" and "deadly force," when a person may use deadly force against another to protect themselves or a third person, whether displaying a weapon constitutes the use of deadly force, and much, much more… Click here for more.

2.18.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Barry Alan Wilkerson

Mr. Barry Alan Wilkerson, age 58, of Concord, passed away February 17, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.18.19
 
Thank You for Donating Popcorn to our Troops!

MEANSVILLE - In early December, Boy Scout Troop 37 offered an opportunity for the community to send popcorn to a local public service branch within our District (Fire, Police, EMS) or our local National Guard Armory out of Griffin. The call went out, and the community responded with popcorn being donated to local troops who are currently serving overseas. Click here for more.

2.16.19
 
Wreck Occurred at Rosehill Road and Hwy 19 Today

MEANSVILLE - Pike County Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Highway 19 at Rosehill Road today at 1:00 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.14.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William K. Jones

Mr. William K. Jones, age 85, of Zebulon, passed away February 14, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.14.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Elizabeth Young “Lisa” Jenkins

ZEBULON - Elizabeth Young “Lisa” Jenkins, 64, of Griffin, wife of James Timothy Jenkins died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at her home. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.13.19
 
It's BSA Camp Card Time Again! Get Your Card from a Local Scout.

MEANSVILLE - It’s that time of year once again for your favorite way to save money, Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Card. With your $5.00 donation you will receive discounts at some of your favorite places to shop! Click here for more.

Submitted 2.12.19
 
Georgia Weekly Influenza Report

PEACHTREE CITY - This information is from the Georgia Department of Public Health's Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 05, ending February 2, 2019. The Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during Week 05 was high = 10, on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there have been 9 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 947 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area. The proportion of outpatient visits for ILI was 5.0%, which is ABOVE the regional baseline of 2.2% Click here for more information about the flu as well as prevention tips.

Submitted 2.12.19
 
Senators Perdue, Daines Visit Southern Border

MCALLEN, TX – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) visited the U.S.-Mexico border to see the security crisis firsthand. The Senators viewed illegal crossing hotspots and received real-time briefings from border patrol agents. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.12.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view 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 2.12.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Shryl Lynn Richards

Ms. Shryl Lynn Richards, age 55, of Fayetteville, passed away February 10, 2019, at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Sylvia Hall

Mrs. Sylvia Hall, of Thomaston, passed away February 7, 2019, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.11.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marinda Evie Burton Smith

Mrs. Marinda Evie Burton Smith, age 98, of Milner, passed away February 8, 2019, at Westbury Nursing Center in Jackson. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.11.19
 
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
 
Senator David Perdue to Hold Office Hours in Pike County

ZEBULON - Senator David Perdue's West Georgia Field Representative, Chris Perkins, is hosting office hours in your area to help you with a variety of issues from veterans affairs, to obtaining visas and passports, filing Social Security claims, and navigating federal agencies. Please stop by if you are having any issues with a federal agency or want to discuss items before the U.S. Senate on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce located at 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295. Appointments are not necessary, and everyone will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to see you, and if you have any questions, call our office at (404) 865-0087.

Submitted 2.8.19
 
Presidential Proclamation on the Death of John David Dingell, Jr.

WASHINGTON DC - (Issued on: February 8, 2019) As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan - the longest-serving Member of Congress in our Nation's history - I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 9, 2019. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

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

Submitted 2.8.19
 
Pike Primary to Celebrate Hero Day on Friday
Be Aware of Increased Law Enforcement Presence at the Primary School

ZEBULON - Pike Primary is celebrating 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. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Locust Grove Police Department are escorting Bradin's bus to school and he will arrive at 8:30 a.m. The school has sold 575 bracelets with all proceeds going to the foundation, Chase it Up, Inc. that his wife, Alex, has set up in his memory to help officers and their families.

Students are encouraged to wear blue tomorrow as well as their Chase It Up bracelets in honor of Bradin's Dad, Chase Maddox. The school wants the public to be aware of increased police presence at the Primary School around 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. Pike County Pirates are Maddox Strong!

2.7.19
 
Guilty Verdict in Spalding Child Abuse Case

GRIFFIN - This week, in Spalding County, Assistant District Attorneys Morgan Kendrick and Ashton Fallin tried the case of State of Georgia v. Bret Alan Smith. The defendant was charged with aggravated sexual battery, two counts of child molestation, and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree. The evidence showed that the defendant had molested more than one victim for several years and in several different counties, including Spalding County. The jury returned a verdict of guilty on all counts, and the Honorable John C. Carbo sentenced the defendant to a total of life serve 30 years.

District Attorney Coker said of the trial, “children are one of the most vulnerable groups in our community. I am grateful to my office for the hard work that they do to put those that prey upon children behind bars. I am especially thankful to Ashton and Morgan for their work this week, the witnesses that testified, and those from Colquitt County who came up to testify on the case. As a team, they made sure that this predator will never hurt another child.”

Submitted 2.7.19
 
Appreciating "Good Fire" in the Forest

GRIFFIN - The many benefits of fire on Georgia forestland are being recognized February 3-9 during "Prescribed Fire Awareness Week." Prescribed fire is known as "good fire," because it is carefully applied to forest vegetation under specific weather conditions to advance defined forest management objectives. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.7.19
 
Promise Place Announces Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to Promote Healthy Relationships

GRIFFIN - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Dating violence is more common than many people think. ... Promise Place is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Teen Summit. As youth begin dating, it’s important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy relationships. Teen Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence. The 2019 Teen Summit’s theme, “Your Love is Unique…with Consent”, will explore what it means to positively impact our communities in supporting teens to engage in and maintain healthy relationships. The summit will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at the UGA Griffin campus from 11:30am – 2:30 pm in the university’s auditorium. Click here to read the entire article.

Submitted 2.7.19
 
Lamar County Deputies Seize 80 kilograms of Methamphetamine

LAMAR COUNTY - On January 31, 2019, Lamar County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Mr. Miguel Angel Sanchez Alvarez, age 22 of California. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.6.19
 
Development Authority of Pike County
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Development Authority Conference Room

ZEBULON - The Development Authority of Pike County will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. On the agenda will be the following: Approval Requested for the Minutes of the January 9 , 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting, Approval of the 2019 Finacial Statements, Approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Audit Findings, Invited Guest: Pike County Manager, Bobby Bickley, Old Business including Chairman Comments and Updates, Executive Director Report, Website Design and Content Review, and Industrial Corridor Gas Line Updates, New Business including Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 Budget and Upcoming Strategic Planning February 27, 2019, Executive Session for the purpose of authorizing the negotiation of acquisition or disposal of real estate as provided in O.C.G.A .§ 50-14-3 germane to property owned by the Development Authority of Pike County, and additional comments. The agenda is subject to revision. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8 a.m.

Submitted 2.5.19
 
Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump’s second State of the Union address to the nation “Tonight, President Trump laid out a very powerful vision for our country that continues to build on the successes of the last two years. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.5.19
 
Isakson Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement after President Trump delivered the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: “Tonight, the president highlighted a number of serious challenges facing our country and reminded us of our nation’s powerful history. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.5.19
 
Secretary Nielsen Statement on the State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the State of the Union: “Border security is not, and should not be, a partisan issue. President Trump clearly laid out the need for new Federal funding and serious reforms to our outdated laws in order to fully secure our southern border. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.5.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Christine Caraway Koon

Mrs. Christine Caraway Koon, known to everyone as “Aunt Chrissie”, age 95, of Barnesville, passed away February 4, 2019, at Riverside Nursing Home in Thomaston. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.5.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view 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 2.5.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, January 29, 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 Tuesday, January 29, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

2.4.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Darryl Greene

Mr. Darryl Greene, age 57, of Molena, passed away February 4, 2019, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.4.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Increased Security Placed Around Upson County Courthouse for Hearing

THOMASTON - Sheriff Dan Kilgore advised that on Monday February 4, 2019 a preliminary hearing and bond hearing was held at the Upson County Courthouse in the Cameron Jones murder case. Jones is charged with the December 2018 murder of Roderick Crawford of Barnesville and is being held in the Clayton County Jail. Click here for more.

Submitted 2.4.19
 
Kiwanis of Pike County Serve the Community
Free GED Classes in Williamson

ZEBULON - Kiwanis of Pike County held its regular weekly meeting at the Concord Café on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The special speakers were Brian Hill and Janice Johnson to talking about FREE GED Classes that are being held in Williamson, and there were a number of topics that showed how involved our Kiwanis members are right here in Pike County! Click here for more.

2.2.19
 
Pike County Extension Office Offers Monthly Newsletter

ZEBULON - Pike County Times received a copy of the new monthly newsletter for Pike County Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, the ANR Report. At this time, the ANR Report is offered via email, on their website (coming soon), and in print at the Extension office. Please send an email to brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu if you would like to get on the email list.

Submitted 2.1.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Gina Ann Stone

Ms. Gina Ann Stone, age 53, of Zebulon, passed away January 31, 2019, at Macon Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 2.1.19
 
Georgia Weekly Influenza Report

PEACHTREE CITY - This is the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for week 04, ending January 26, 2019. The Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator for Georgia during Week 04 was high = 9, on the scale of 1-10, and the Georgia ILI Geographical Dispersion was widespread. So far this season there have been 8 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 840 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight county metro Atlanta area.

Submitted 2.1.19
 
Legislative Update from Representative Ken Pullin

ATLANTA - Monday, January 14, 2019 kicked off the 2019 Legislative session for the state of Georgia. Ken Pullin was sworn in as State Representative for District 131 which includes Pike, Upson, and Lamar Counties. As one of the first orders of business, Representative David Ralston was re-elected as Speaker of the House. Governor Brian Kemp was sworn in as the 82nd governor of Georgia at 2:00 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.31.19
 
Guilty Verdicts in T-Mobile Store Armed Robbery

GRIFFIN - The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office presented the case of the State of Georgia vs. Dexter Lamar Boyd and Victor Lee Warner this week in front of a Spalding County jury. The Honorable Christopher Edwards presided over the case. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.31.19
 
Perdue, Isakson Continue Fight for Agriculture Disaster Relief

ATLANTA - U.S. Senators David Perdue, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today are introducing a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical funding for Georgia and other states recovering from recent hurricane and wildfire damage.
Click here to read from Senator Isakson's website.
Click here to read from Senator Perdue's website.

Submitted 1.31.19
 
Update on the Month of January from Congressman Drew Ferguson

WASHINGTON D.C. – [Note from the Editor: Congressman Ferguson's office will be sending out an end of the month write up of his work in Washington and the Third District to newspapers in our district. I am glad to be on that list because voters like you and me need to know the work that is being done on our behalf.] Here are three topics that were at the front and center of the month of January. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.30.19
 
Saints In Light Award

Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 “Saints in Light Award” which is to be 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. By reflecting the true meaning of love and service in the community they inspire and empower others to do the same. Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019.

You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.30.19
 
Prayer Power Faith Award Scholarship

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. Each year we award a graduating high school senior from Pike County the Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. They may be in public school, private school, or home schooled. They must have shown growth and maturity in their spiritual life during their four year high school experience. Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019.

You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.30.19
 
A Tribute to the Four Chaplains
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Amy Nazarov grew up hearing stories about Granddad’s friend who died long before she was born. Her Granddad’s friend was one of four chaplains from different faiths who showed their extraordinary faith when their ship was attacked and sank during World War II. When she was older, she decided to write a song to celebrate this friendship that her Granddad told her about. The story and the memory of these Four Chaplains lives on even today! Click here for more.
**Please Note Members of the Pike County American Legion Family 197 will present the Four Chaplains Ceremony honoring the 76th anniversary of their story at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 3 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church located at 14550 US-19, Griffin, GA 30224. This song is part of their presentation.

1.29.19
 
District 3 Roadway Brining, Overpass Salting to Start Tonight

THOMASTON - As the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts a possible flash freeze tomorrow, Tuesday into Wednesday, Jan. 29 - 30, 2019, black ice is a possibility and the Georgia DOT is pre-treating its roadways with brine. Maintenance crews all over West Central Georgia will head out to brine the region's interstates and state routes starting at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 and continuing overnight. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, they will begin spreading rock salt on the district's overpasses and bridges. The crews will begin brining the district's interstates (I-75, I-85, I-16, I-475 and I-185) and primary state routes, and then work down the list of state routes in order of priority. The trucks may travel slower than the posted speed limit. If motorists encounter a brine truck while driving, they are urged to give it a wide berth to avoid getting the concentrated salt water on their vehicles.

Submitted 1.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Edward Manahan

Mr. James Edward Manahan, age 91, of Williamson, passed away January 27, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Bessie Christmas Newton

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Bessie Christmas Newton, age 81, formerly of Griffin, passed away January 26, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.28.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. You can also view 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 1.28.19
 
Pike County American Legion Family 197 To Present Four Chaplains Ceremony

Members of the Pike County American Legion Family 197 will present the Four Chaplains Ceremony honoring the 76th anniversary of their story at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 3 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church located at 14550 US-19, Griffin, GA 30224. Click here for more information.

Submitted 1.28.19
 
Scouting for Food Will Be February 2 and 9

MEANSVILLE - This years scouting for food is fast approaching. All packs and troops will be out passing out bags on Saturday, February 2 and picking them up on Saturday, February 9th. Some bags won’t get picked up until after lunch when the clean up around Life Springs Fincher’s Chapel is completed. If your house does not receive a bag and you want to participate, you can drop off unopened canned goods at the Scout House located at 11016 Hwy 109 East in Meansville.

Submitted 1.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Robert (Jimmy) Carter

Mr. James Robert (Jimmy) Carter, Sr., age 69, of Griffin, passed away January 25, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.26.19
 
What Do You Foresee, General Beauregard Lee?

JACKSON - General Beauregard Lee, Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator, will make his second prediction from his new home at Dauset Trails Nature Center since moving there in January, 2018. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrests Made in Theft Cases

ZEBULON - Pike County and Upson County Sheriff’s Investigators have teamed up over the past several days to investigate several thefts that have occurred in both counties over the past several months. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This article has been updated today.]

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Updated 1.25.19
 
Griffin PD Makes Drug Arrests

GRIFFIN - The City of Griffin Police Department Specialized Investigations Unit (SIU) and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit conducted a narcotic investigation at 311 E. Tinsley Street Apt. A & B, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. The investigation revealed that narcotics were being distributed from both apartments. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.19
 
Driver Charged with Traffic and Drug Violations in Zebulon

ZEBULON - According to the Chief of Police J. Hemphill on Saturday January 19th, 2019 the Zebulon Police Department come in contact with a male subject named Hunter Keith Rakestraw failed to stop at the red-light while driving a 2012 KIA optima located at Thomaston Street and Barnesville Street. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.19
 
Senator Perdue Supports Deal To Reopen Government & Continue Border Security Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) supports the solution to reopen the government and continue border security efforts: “This bipartisan solution will reopen the government while border security negotiations continue. There is still a national security crisis at our southern border, and President Trump is right to address it. I applaud the President for his continued forthright efforts to enter into good faith negotiations with House and Senate Democrats. Many Democrats have supported and voted for border security in the past, but throughout this process they’ve clearly demonstrated they want to keep immigration as a political issue, and not find a real solution. If Democrats refuse to work with us to tackle this national priority over the next few weeks, President Trump will do what is necessary to protect America. Ultimately, this situation only underscores the dysfunction in Washington’s funding process. These conversations should have been completed last year, not four months into the current fiscal year.” [Note from the Editor: To find out more about Senator David Perdue or to contact his office, click on the US Representatives link at the top of the page.]

Submitted 1.25.19
 
Isakson Statement on Deal to Reopen Government, Continue Border Security Negotiations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that a deal has been reached with House and Senate leaders to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government through Feb. 15, 2019, while continuing negotiations on border security funding: “I’m glad the leadership of the House and the president have come to an agreement and hope that we can now sit down and negotiate in earnest to secure our border and get the government back in operating order.” [Note from the Editor: To find out more about Senator Johnny Isakson or to contact his office, click on the US Representatives link at the top of the page.]

Submitted 1.25.19
 
Ferguson Selected to Serve on House Committee on Ways and Means

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Republican Steering Committee today selected Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee in Congress and is the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.25.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Luther Clayton Lee, Jr. “PeePaw”

Mr. Luther Clayton Lee, Jr. “PeePaw”, age 80, of Meansville, passed away January 24, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.24.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Herman Woodroe Morris

Mr. Herman Woodroe Morris, age 74, of Morrow, passed away January 21, 2019 For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.22.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 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, January 9, 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.]

1.21.19
 
Representatives Receive Assignments and Are Ready to Work

ATLANTA - Representative Ken Pullin was elected to represent the citizens of District 131 under the Gold Dome. He was sworn in on January 14, 2019 and appointed to the following committees: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Human Relations and Aging, and Small Business Development. Click here for more information on how to contact Ken.

Senator Marty Harbin was sworn in as well and will be representing citizens in District 16 as he has since 2014 when he was first elected. He is the Vice Chairman of Government Oversight, the Secretary of Insurance and Labor, and is a member of Appropriations, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Reapportionment and Redistricting. Click here for more information on how to contact Marty.

1.19.19
 
Pike County Times - 2018 Year in Review
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - 2018 was a whirlwind of a year with the ending never seeming to slow down, and January rolling quickly through. I can’t believe it’s already the middle of January! Here is a look at some of the major events of the year including some of the community events that I covered. Click here for more.

1.19.19
 
Pike County to Hold MLK Jr. Remembrance

ZEBULON - The MLK Jr. Remembrance will be held on Monday, January 21 beginning with the annual parade at 10 a.m. around the Square in Zebulon. Line up will begin at Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to be ready to go no later than 9:45 a.m. The theme for this year is "The Manifestation of the Dream: Believe it, Achieve it and Receive it.

The special program at Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Zebulon with Elder Valerie Trice as the guest speaker. Charles Burden will be hnored as the Torchbearer Award recipient for his instrumental part in our community. Everyone is invited to attend.

Submitted 1.19.19
 
From the Better Business Bureau - Know what’s involved before cosigning a loan
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - What if you were asked to cosign a loan for a family member or friend? Would you do it? Before you give your answer, make sure you understand what cosigning involves. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.18.19
 
Saints In Light Award

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 “Saints in Light Award” which is to be 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. By reflecting the true meaning of love and service in the community they inspire and empower others to do the same. Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019. You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.17.19
 
Prayer Power Faith Award Scholarship

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. Each year we award a graduating high school senior from Pike County the Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. They may be in public school, private school, or home schooled. They must have shown growth and maturity in their spiritual life during their four year high school experience. Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019. You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

Submitted 1.17.19
 
Dine, Dance, and Donate?

The fifth annual “A Taste of Two Counties” library benefit dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Kiwanis Event Center (1025 S. Hill St.) in Griffin. Co-sponsored by the Friends group of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, the dance will feature the big band sounds of the 17-piece Night Train Swing Band and the smooth vocals of frontman, Kevin Arney. Click here for more information.

Submitted 1.17.19
 
Pike County Republican Party to Hold Mass Meetings and County Convention

On March 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., the Pike County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternates to the Pike County Republican Party Convention at the Allie Bankston Edwards Senior Center located at 2488 U.S. Highway, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here and scroll to the end of the page for more.

Submitted 1.17.19
 
Acts of Love Uganda Is Ministering to Children and Families in Uganda

ZEBULON - "Acts of Love Uganda" is a local non-profit ministry that helps families in Uganda start businesses in order to have an income to take care of their families. Our motto is "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This ministry helps by providing animals, sewing machines, donated clothes for a boutique, or whatever a family may need to help them with an income. Click here for more.

1.7.19
 
Volunteer Requests for Help Finding a Warehouse for a Local Food Pantry Ministry

ZEBULON - Collier's Community Services Inc. is a 501(c)3 faith-based non-profit food bank with "a mission for feeding the hungry and a heart to serve." They bring in truck loads of meat and produce that can be picked up for a $10 donation per load of food. So many households in Pike and the surrounding counties has been blessed by this ministry. Collier's also partners with local food banks, soup kitchens, etc. to help provide fresh produce and meats. Click here for more.

1.7.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Brian Crow Surrenders Teaching Certificate
By Editor Becky Watts

ATLANTA - 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 2017. Crow resigned as a teacher in the Pike County School System, and the case was presented to the Grand Jury but No Billed due to a lack of cooperation from the victim in this case. Click here for more.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here. Thanks the First Bank of Pike for their support of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County Times.com!

1.4.19
 
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
 
Aviano's - New Owners But Same Great Food

Thomaston - Aviano's has new owners, Danny and Carly Shumate, but the food has not changed. Danny has worked in the kitchen at Aviano's for 3+ years before buying the restaurant. "We use the same exact recipes that everyone has loved for the last 21 years," Danny said. "Pete and Toula still come in and help out and prep. We are still working together as a restaurant family to make this the best it can be. We look forward to serving you."

Submitted 10.9.18
 
Full Blown Firearms Moving To A New Location

HAMPTON - Full Blown Firearms is moving to a store location at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton. Hours will be 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. Thank you to Full Blown Firearms for helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers since 2015!

10.9.18
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2008
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2009
 
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.

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2009
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2009
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2012
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2013
 
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. 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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2015
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2016
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2017
 
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!

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2018
 
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.

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2018
 
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.

Keeping Pike County Times FREE since 2018
 
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Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
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Click here for more info or to sponsor
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
770-358-2003
 
Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
Click Here For More
Pike Pest Management

No Weeds

No Bugs

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

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

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

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


Congratulations to Malissa Allen on guessing the correct answer!

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

7077 Highway 19S,
Zebulon 770-567-2014

Hours

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

Sunshine Laws

A Link to the State of Georgia's Website

"Government operates best when it operates openly."
 
CONCORD

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

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