Pike County Times
The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here to donate through PayPal. Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor@pikecountytimes.com
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Saralyn Stephens Horne

Mrs. Saralyn Stephens Horne, age 90, of Thomaston, formerly of Concord, passed away April 30, 2015 at her daughter’s home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 5.1.15
Pike County to Hold Relay for Life on Saturday

ZEBULON - The annual Relay For Life of Pike County will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00AM to 10:00PM at Pike County High School. Click here for more.

Board studies food service and after-school options
By Guest Columnist Tamra Jarrett

ZEBULON - Should Pike County schools partner with a food service management company? Should there be an extended learning opportunity available to students in the form of an after-school and summer program? Click here to read more.

Submitted 4.29.15
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 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 April 28, 2015 at 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. This meeting is complete.

Gordon State College Holds Dedication for Military Memorial

BARNESVILLE - On Saturday, April 15, 2015, over 200 family, friends, and alumni came to Gordon State College in Barnesville to attend the dedication of the Military Memorial on campus. This memorial is the result of ten years of dedication in an effort to honor Gordon's military history and those who attended Gordon and later gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. Click here for more.

Looking for a full-time police chief
By Guest Columnist Tammy Jarrett

MOLENA - The city of Molena is seeking a full-time police chief. At its April 13 meeting city council gave the go-ahead to advertise for a police chief, and after some discussion, decided on a salary range of $25,000 to $32,000 a year. Click here for more. (Scroll down to the April 17th post.)

Submitted 4.27.15
2015 Free Summer Outdoor Movie Series

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation presents the 2015 Free Summer Outdoor Movie Series on June 26, July 24 and August 28. Pre-show music and inflatables will be available 1 ½ hours before the movies begin. Concessions will be open. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Movies will be shown at dusk on the lower football field. Call 770-567-2027 for movie titles or check our web site at www.eteamz.com/pikecorec.

Submitted 4.27.15
Westmoreland To Hold Mobile Office Hours in Barnesville, Locust Grove

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, April 28th in Barnesville and Locust Grove. The Congressman’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a location closer to their home. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.27.15
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Ex Machina (2) Age of Adaline (3) Little Boy. It 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 4.27.15
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael R. Phillips

Mr. Michael R. Phillips, age 59, formerly of Zebulon, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Emory University Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.25.15
BREAKING NEWS: Fourth Case of Rabies Confirmed in Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A fox in Zebulon was confirmed to have rabies this week in what is the fourth case of rabies in Pike County during the past six weeks. A fox was killed after it attacked a man inside of the Zebulon City Limits. Residents are being warned to keep an eye out for animals that are acting strangely and call law enforcement if needed to help with a problem as well as making sure that your pets are vaccinated against rabies. Click here for more. [If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here.]

Full Blown Firearms to Hold Grand Opening - Saturday

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Come out and see for yourself at their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes, and the range will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 to 3 p.m. Regular business hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Added 4.17.15: SCCY Range Experience: The new CPX-2 handguns will be on site to shoot and special Grand Opening pricing CPX-2, $259.99 with 4 mags. An SCCY representative will be on hand to answer questions. A Battle Rifle representative will also be on hand to answer questions. Click here for more.

Pike County, Georgia Basement Home on 3 Acres: 416 Campbell Road

MEANSVILLE - Looking for your perfect home? Three beautiful wooded acres, viewable from this home’s covered front porch and hand-stamped stone rear patio, offer privacy and peace without sacrificing an ideal location. Meansville is a fabulous Pike County community, a small town steeped in history and a love for all things outdoors. And although the ambiance is intimate and quiet, this area is conveniently located mere minutes from both Zebulon and Thomaston, and less than an hour from downtown Atlanta. Click here for more. Jessica Horton & Associates 410 East Taylor Street Suite K-4 Griffin, GA 30223. (678) 871-9660 - Direct Georgia Real Estate License #250612. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Submitted 4.23.15
Wanted: Relatives of Military Heroes Listed
on Pike County Veteran’s Memorial
By Guest Columnist Bryan Richardson

ZEBULON - For the past two years, The Pike County American Legion Post 197 has hosted the Pike County Memorial Hall Induction Ceremonies. The qualification to be inducted is a Pike County Citizen who has given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This includes Sheriff’s Department, first responders, and military. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.21.15
Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2015 and will last through the summer months until October 1, 2015. There are some exemptions for agriculture and recreational fires (camp fires). For more information contact your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770) 227-5522 or the EPD at (404) 362-2671.

Submitted 4.21.15
Pike County to Celebrate Annual National Day of Prayer Celebration

ZEBULON - On Thursday May 7, 2015, Prayer Power of Georgia 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 Pike County Art Council Junior Players 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. *The inclement weather location will be Zebulon First Baptist Church.

Click here to read about last year's event. For further information please contact: Chaplain Ben Maxedon by mail at Prayer Power of Georgia, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295, by phone at 770-689-7549, or email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net. prayerpower4u.net.

Submitted 4.21.15
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) The Reconstruction of William Zero (2) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (3) Monkey Kingdom. It 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 4.21.15
Increasing Transparency For Our Veterans

WASHINGTON DC – It has been over a year since Americans learned of the horrific way our veterans were being treated at Veterans Affairs (VA) centers around the country. Thankfully, there have been large strides in correcting these wrongs and we are on the path towards meaningful reform. Congress has passed bills such as the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act and the Veterans’ Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act, both of which help veterans gain access to quality medical care in their area. Click here for more. Ben Maxedon has written a Letter to the Editor related to this article. It can be found at pikecountytimes.com/letters.html.

Submitted 4.21.15
Condolences to the Family of Edna May Sanders

Edna May Sanders, 77, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died Monday, April 20th, 2015. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 4.20.15
B&D Ceramics Celebrates 30 Years in Meansville
And a 50 Year Family Tradition
By Guest Columnist Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - This month’s window display at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library features the ceramics and glassworks of B&D Ceramics, courtesy of Bob and Diana Clark. Library Manager Rosemary Bunn says, “B&D Ceramics has graced our display case in the past, and we are delighted to have them back.” Bunn was especially pleased to be able to highlight B&D as they celebrate the 50th year of this second-generation business. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.20.15
Griffin Choral Arts Presents “CELTIC BLESSINGS”
By Guest Columnist Elaine Krugman

GRIFFIN - Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present “CELTIC BLESSINGS,” on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 pm at Griffin First Baptist Church (106 W. Taylor St.). The season finale features special guest fiddler Jamie Laval performing music inspired by Celtic lands and traditions. Choral classics, folk songs, and crossover repertoire will conclude our season with a celebration of this musical culture rich in Celtic soulfulness. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.20.15
Paula Saunders with Fleur De Lis Provides Equine Massage In This Area

MOLENA - Massage can provide a variety of different benefits for horses. Equine massage can provide relief of discomfort that your horse may be feeling due to colic, back pain, pregnancy, stress, etc. Massage can help with nervous conditions, not wanting to be touched, preparing for the ferrier, helping a mare prepare for delivery and among many other things. PRICES: Your first horse is FREE & then it's $75 for every horse after that. Call Paula at 404-991-1416 to set up an appointment or to ask questions about how massage could help your horses. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.15
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie's 2 Minute Entertainment Rundown for this week includes Reviews of (1) Woman In Gold (2) The Longest Ride. It 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 4.17.15
City of Concord Holds Regular Meeting – April 14, 2015

CONCORD - Mayor Pro tem John Strickland asked if it was ok with him to continue leading the meeting tonight since we don’t have a mayor here tonight. The answer was yes from council members Kim Griffin, Doug Neath, and Subrenna Weathers. Jacob Clay was not present. Click here for more.

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Jim Roberts Resigns as Mayor of Concord

CONCORD - Jim Roberts, the elected Mayor of Concord, has effectively resigned from his position as Mayor through an email that was delivered to the Concord City Council tonight by one of the sitting City Council members. The email was titled “OFFICIAL RESIGNATION” and dated April 14, 2015. Click here for more.

Now Offering Early Notification to Pike County Times Readers

ZEBULON - Pike County Times is undergoing some changes for the first time in several years. Pike County Times is still going to remain FREE as it has been since 2006 when I began reporting on the Pike County Commission and breaking news stories and the look of the newspaper (designed by Danny Shumate from CGA Comp - 706-741-5929) will remain the same, but Pike County Times is no longer posting links to breaking news stories on Facebook or Twitter. Instead, Pike County Times is asking readers to help support the time poured into of the articles with a yearly donation of $25 that will enable you to receive breaking news stories by email or text message as soon as those articles go online. Look for article with Breaking News listed on them to see some examples. Click here for more.

“A Taste of Two Counties” to Benefit Spalding and Pike County Libraries

GRIFFIN - Over 300 people attended “A Taste of Two Counties” on Saturday, January 17th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Event Center (1025 S. Hill St.) in Griffin. The Night Train Swing Band performed with guest vocalist Karin Williams. They enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing benefitting FROGSLIB (Friends of the Griffin-Spalding Library) and Friends of the Pike County Library. The music was provided by 17-piece big band “Night Train” with a free dance lesson that started out the evening. No partner was necessary. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.13.15
First Annual Zebulon Steak Out Is a Whole Lot of Fun

ZEBULON - The First Annual Zebulon Steak Out and Festival was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Zebulon City Park located at 7818 U.S. Highway 19 South in Zebulon. (Turn by the Petro and it's back by City Hall.) There were 9 cook teams and 3 local winners. Click here for more including pictures from Michael Cox.

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