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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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 1.17.19
 
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 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 1.17.19
 
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
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Vicky Diane Couch Worley

Mrs. Vicky Diane Couch Worley, age 63, of Griffin, passed away January 16, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.16.19
 
Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority to Meet

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority (PCPRA) will hold its regular monthly meeting on January 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at PCPRA Complex in Baseball Press Box, Twin Oaks Road. On the agenda is approval of the December meeting, Treasurer and Director’s Report, Sports/Programs Report, Request from Ray Wilkerson to hold a Home Run Derby fundraiser at the park and to have all rental fees waived, Youth sports registration fee waiver request from Shelia Smith, Approve/Deny FY 2017/18 Budget Amendments, FY 2017/18 Audit Report, 2019 Pride of Pike Report, Approve/Deny 2019 Pride of Pike Fireworks Display by Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing, Co., Park Master Plan Report, Board Member Requirements, and Other Business. The public is invited to attend this meeting

Submitted 1.16.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: An Arrest and a Wreck in Pike County

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff's Office and first responders have been involved in two incidents in the past 24 hours in Pike County. The first happened overnight and the second occurred around 1 p.m. this afternoon. [Note from the Editor: This breaking news alert went out last night for subscribers.] Click here for more.

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

Submitted 1.15.19
 
Pike County Offices to Close for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Please be advised that Pike County offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Submitted 1.14.19
 
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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Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Mary Katherine Kirby Adkerson

Mrs. Mary Katherine Kirby Adkerson, age 79, of Milner, passed away January 14, 2019, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.14.19
 
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 1.14.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Barbara A. Hallmark Goss

Mrs. Barbara A. Hallmark Goss, age 73, of Griffin, Passed away January 12, 2019, at Heritage Inn in Barnesville. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 1.14.19
 
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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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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Bi-partisan SAFE Commission votes 13-3 by majority to approve elections recommendations

ATLANTA - By an overwhelming majority, members of the bi-partisan Secure Accessible Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission have approved a series of recommendations to update and improve Georgia’s elections systems. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.1.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Arrests Made After Vehicle Pursuit

ZEBULON - Pike County Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit this evening. A Deputy stopped to check a suspicious vehicle that was near a neighborhood on Highway 19 in North Pike County. The suspect vehicle fled upon seeing the Deputy and a pursuit ensued that ended on Adams Street in Zebulon when the vehicle wrecked. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.12.19
 
Meeting of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees - December 13, 2018
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - This meeting was attended by Library Manager Rosemary Bunn and Board Members Susan Goodwin (Secretary), Audrey Lanier (Chair), Joy Walker, Natalie Marshall (Flint River Regional Library System Representative), Gillian Appleton (Vice Chair), Rhonda Morgan (who took the minutes at the last meeting), and Patty Talley. Click here for more.

1.12.19
 
Meeting of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees - January 10, 2019
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Meeting called to order at 4:30 p.m. Secretary Susan Goodwin, Chairman Audrey Lanier, Member Joy Walker, Treasurer Curtis Ward, Library Manager Rosemary Bunn, Flint River Regional Library System Representative (FRRLS) Natalie Marshall, Vice Chairman Gillian Appleton, Member Rhonda Morgan, Member Patty Talley, and Member Tina Venus were in attendance. Click here for more.

1.12.19
 
Superior Court Clerk Announces Retirement

ZEBULON - Superior Court Clerk Carolyn Williams announced her retirement today in the Board of Commissioners meeting. Her final day of service will be on February 28, 2019. Chief Deputy Pam Thompson will be serving in her stead through the end of her term of office. Thank you to First Bank of Pike for providing Breaking News Articles to readers like you, and thank you for supporting Pike County's only free, independent online newspaper!

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!

1.9.19
 
Elevated Levels of Radon in Pike County Put Some at Risk for Lung Cancer

ZEBULON - Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that causes lung cancer. Every 25 minutes someone dies from radon induced lung cancer. During Radon Action Month this January, UGA experts are advising you to test your home for radon both in your air and well water. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.9.19
 
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.

Submitted 1.8.19
 
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
 
Road Closings Part II

ZEBULON - Dripping Rock Road is closed until further notice and Bill Johnson Road (a cut through off of Caldwell) is totally washed out and will need to be rebuilt. Milner Road should be open now.

I spoke with Public Works Director Todd Goolsby this morning, and he advised that Public Works is working on dirt roads and problem areas as fast as they can and that they will be wide open starting on Monday. Make sure that your road has been added to the list, and please be patient as they work. Continue to call in emergency areas when needed. If there are blocked or broken culverts, those can be added to the list as well.

1.5.19
 
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
 
Full Blown Firearms Presents...

You are cordially invited to attend our event hosted by Full Blown Firearms on Friday, January 11th at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd. Suite L, Hampton, GA 30228 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Our event will feature experienced attorneys, law enforcement, and other firearms professionals who cover a wide-range of topics such as the justified use of deadly force, where you can legally carry, what to expect when law enforcement arrives, and much more. Every event has dedicated question-and-answer segments to ensure all attendees are able to get the information they want to know from a credible source they can trust. Click here for more info including how to register for this event.

Submitted 1.2.19
 
Santa Visits the J. Joel Edwards Library

ZEBULON - A record number of children of all ages squeezed into the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Saturday, December 15, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Delightfully surprised by the impressive numbers who still believe in him, Santa provided individual attention and a toy for each child – although he did have to send his elf, Bubba, back to the sleigh several times for more toys. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.2.19
 
Pike County Historical Society to Meet

ZEBULON - Our next Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Zebulon Opportunity Center. The Special Guest Speaker will be Kirby Sisk. Join Us. Bring a guest! Everyone Welcome! Click here for more info including the Special Guest.

Submitted 1.2.19
 
County Volunteers Help Rescue a Pregnant Cow from Ditch

MEANSVILLE - Late Sunday afternoon a deputy with the Pike County Sheriff's Office alerted fire personnel about a pregnant cow stuck in a ditch in a pasture on Highway 19. Pike County Fire Department (PCFD) personnel responded to a pasture on the property in Meansville around 5 p.m. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.2.19
 
Happy New Year from Pike County Times!
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - We are on the brink of another new year. Are you happy with the past year? What would you like to do differently in 2019? I saw a post today on Facebook that said 2019 is a like a new book with blank pages that we get to fill in with the story of our lives next year. I like that perspective. It puts the past in perspective as we place 2018 on a shelf to remember from time to time, but we are not living 2018 starting tomorrow. We have begun a brand new year with a brand new book.

What will we do with our book? We can start with all kinds of resolutions or we can look at making new habits with our words and actions in the upcoming year. I'm finishing up with a resolution from 2017, and it is gradually becoming a habit that I like in my life. I'm working on a list of things that I would like to see as new habits in my life in 2019. I've got habits in my life that began from years past like when I read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and began a yearly list of blessings that I am thankful for in my life. Do we want to make a resolution that might be easily broken? Or would it be easier to work toward a new habit of two in our lives? I don't know about you, but this is an easy decision for me to make!

Being alive for more than 40 years has given me perspective that I didn't have at 20 or even 30 years of age. I treasure my friends and family today and have counted over 650 blessings in my book this year. I might make 1,000 again next year, or I might be counting them aloud as much as I am writing them down. That's the thing about habits: they influence our lives in more ways than one!

2019 is a new year for us all. What are you going to write in your book?

P.S. I am working on a year end article for Pike County Times that will wrap up on 2018 and usher in the new year. Eat enough collards for me (I think they're gross! lol), and I'll keep working on that until it is done! Happy New Year!

12.31.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Stevana Jean Wallace

Mrs. Stevana Jean Wallace, age 64, passed away December 30, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert Lynn Whitt

Mr. Robert Lynn Whitt, age 86, passed away December 31, 2018, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.18
 
Roads in Pike County Are Closing Due to Flooding
UPDDATE 12.31.18: Roads Are Back Open

ZEBULON - UPDATE 12.31.18: Both roads are open now.

The rain continues to fall. According to the UGA weather station in Williamson, we have received 1.34 inches of rain since last night and more is coming. Click here for more.

Updated 12.31.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Yvonne Marie Earls Hildebrant

Ms. Yvonne Marie Earls Hildebrant, age 79, of Concord, passed away December 30, 2018, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gerald Royce “Jerry” Gosman

Mr. Gerald Royce “Jerry” Gosman, age 49, of Zebulon, passed away December 30, 2018, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.31.18
 
A Unique Evening of Stand Up Comedy - January 17

Tall Tales returns for another unique evening of stand up comedy and road stories told by some of wrestling biggest superstars and icons! Our featured guest this edition is Tommy Wildfire Rich! Tommy is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and is best known for his legendary feuds in the WCW & ECW in the 80's and 90's. Having started his path in pro wrestling in the mid 70's, Tommy has teamed with Tony Atlas and feuded with Austin Idol to Lex Luger in a career that has spanned over 40 years! Click on my Calendar page for more info.

Submitted 12.28.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joseph W. (Joe) Grantham

Mr. Joseph W. (Joe) Grantham, age 89, of Hollonville, passed away December 26, 2018, at The Hope House in Griffin. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.27.18
 
J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees to Meet in January; Transitioning to a New Normal
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library to discuss business and make decisions that are necessary to take care of business at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library. There have been a lot of changes over the past year with the library board. Click here for more.

12.27.18
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gerald Dwight Crittenden

Mr. Gerald Dwight Crittenden, age 83, of Williamson, passed away December 25, 2018. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 12.26.18
 
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 12.26.18
 
What Does Christmas Mean to You?

ZEBULON - As I look over the presents under the tree and the soft glow of the lights, I am reminded that Christmas is so much more than the things that come to mind when we think about Christmas. Christmas means time with family and friends. Christmas means time to rest when I don't normally rest from reporting. Christmas also means a time to reflect on who I am and why Christmas means so much to me in how I live my life and treat others.

I'm taking some time to reflect on life in general and just enjoy living in the moment with family and friends. I hope that you have the opportunity to do the same. Merry Christmas from Pike County Times!

12.24.18
 
ABAC Recognizes Students for Fall Term Academic Excellence

TIFTON — Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.24.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

12.15.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Theft of Auto Leads to Fifth Arrest

WILLIAMSON - Investigators have identified Darren Jenkins (aka Scoldy Montana) as being involved with the car theft yesterday in Williamson. Arrest warrants have been obtained for the charges of theft by taking motor vehicle and armed robbery. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.14.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Theft of Auto Leads to Four Arrests

WILLIAMSON - An early morning report of a stolen car in Williamson on Vaughn Lane has lead to the arrest of Austin Brazel, 20 years of age, Rodney Miller, 19 years of age, Tristian Montfort, 21 years of age, and Travis Hoard, 22 years of age. Click here for more.

Submitted 12.13.18
 
Pike County Veterans Day Observance / WWI 100th Anniversary Program

ZEBULON - On Sunday, 11 November 2018, the Pike County American Legion Family hosted the Pike County Veterans Day Program and 100th Anniversary Celebration of the WWI Armistice at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The Pike County Middle School 8th Grade Band played beautifully, and 12 year old Sara Jones read her essay, "What Veterans Day Means to Me.” Click here for more.

12.4.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Racketeering Charges Dismissed Against Veal
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times received a letter by certified mail on November 21, 2018 from Stephen G. Waldrop of Waldrop and Trite, LLC, the attorney of George Randall Veal, in regard to Mr. Veal's arrest by the Pike County Sheriff's Office in March of this year. The letter requested that a "favorable retraction be printed on the front page with regards to the story you printed on March 20, 2018" and stated that the allegations made against Mr. Veal were "false." Click here for more.

11.29.18
 
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
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 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, November 14, 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. This meeting is complete.

11.26.18
 
48th Infantry Brigade Leaving for Afghanistan - Monday, November 26

GRIFFIN - The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia National Guard has been activated to go to Afghanistan. Included in that unit are one member of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and one member from Pike County Public Works. Click here for more.

11.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

10.30.18
 
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
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA

ZEBULON - [Note from the Editor: This is from the Post Agenda from the Board of Commissioners.] The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Board of Commissioners Office, 331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon. Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, Tommy Powers and James Jenkins attended. County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Jo Ann Wrye were also present. An Executive Session was held for "discussion or deliberation on the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-3(6) germane to the Board of Commissioners office." The meeting was adjourned with no further motions at 6:22 p.m.

Submitted 7.13.18
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Manager Resigns; Search Is Beginning for New County Manager

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

Updated 7.16.18
 
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!

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Thank You to Southern Digital Captive Audience

ZEBULON - Standing in line at a business counter and need something to do? How about looking at the ads on the screen provided by Southern Digital Captive Audience Advertising. This advertising combines digital signage with advertising for your business in local businesses on a big screen tv. For more information about how you can showcase your business through captive audience advertising, call 770-616-5412. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Pike Pest Management

ZEBULON - NO WEEDS. NO BUGS. NO PROBLEMS. Pike Pest Management is owned and operated by Mark Andrade. Pike Pest Management has a special for Pike County Times readers. Mention that you saw their advertisement on Pike County Times and ask for 10% off of your initial service. Call Pike Pest Management at 770-567-FLEA (3532) for all of your pest control needs! Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Mid Georgia Chiropractic

BARNESVILLE - Looking For a Good Chiropractor? Mid Georgia Chiropractic is owned by Mark Fink from Pike County. His business is located on 818A College Drive, Barnesville right down from Subway. I have been going to him for more than fifteen years. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now open on Thursdays and closed on Fridays. New hours are: Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Mid Georgia Chiropractic is now closed on Fridays and remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Call Mid Georgia Chiropractic at 770-358-2003 for more information. Tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Prayer Power of Georgia Inc

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is a faith based 501(c)3 private foundation dedicated to developing and maturing the spiritual lives of those in our community, as we aspire to fulfill the Great Commission. Through educational materials, instructional programs, and community leadership in discipleship, Prayer Power of Georgia shall demonstrate and promote a richer more fulfilling spiritual and prayer life in our community. Prayer Power sponsors the annual National Day of Prayer and Pike County Baccalaureate Graduation event each year as well as awarding the Saints in Light and Faith Awards each year. Click here to find out more about Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and get signed up to receive daily devotionals.

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Thank You to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home

ZEBULON - The Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is independent and locally-owned by the Moody Family and has been serving families since 1982. Currently, owned and operated by Terrell and Sherri Moody and Tim Daniel, the firm was founded by Terrell’s parents, Charles and Betty Moody. Tim Daniel joined the Moody family in 2012, and the funeral home became Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. It continues to be a family-centered firm. The words, “our family serving your family” are at the heart of everything we do." For more information about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, click here or call 770-567-8642. Tell them that you read about Moody-Daniel Funeral Home on Pike County Times!

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Thank You to Pike Countryside Sanitation

CONCORD - Pike Countryside Sanitation, the oldest and largest sanitation service in Pike County, is available for all of your recycling and sanitation needs. Pike Countryside Sanitation. It specializes in 20, 30, and 40 yard industrial roll-off containers and has 2, 4, 6, and 8 yard front load containers too. Pike Countryside Sanitation provides curb and home pick up in Pike, Meriweither, and Spalding Counties. Call 770-884-0088 and tell them that Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Racquethause South Fitness Club

ZEBULON - Racquethause South Fitness Club provides total healthcare fitness in Zebulon. You won't get the body that you want overnight, but with hard work and dedication, you will get it soon enough. Let us help! Racquethause South offers equipment to work out at your own pace, trainers, and classes of all types to fit all kinds of lifestyles. Step class, Yoga, Crossfit, Spin, Bootcamp, and Silver Sneakers are just a few of the classes that we offer! You can check out Racquethause South on Facebook or drop by and see what they have to offer at 11500 Hwy 19 North in Zebulon. Call Racquethause South at 770-567-4487 to find out what specials they are running for new members. Tell them that Becky Watts at Pike County Times sent you! You may even see me there!

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Thank You to Full Blown Firearms

WILLIAMSON - Full Blown Firearms is a faith-based Christian company that is family owned, family oriented and kid friendly. Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs or check out http://www.fullblownfirearms.com for more details about training and gunsmithing and follow Full Blown Firearms on Facebook. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

MOLENA - Introducing the first sponsor of Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! First Bank of Pike has been serving customers in Pike County and the surrounding area since 1901 and offers Personal and Business banking with a personal touch. Services include checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and IRA’s. Mobile Banking and Bill Payment services are also available! Click here for more. Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! at www.firstbankofpike.com/. Tell them Pike County Times sent you!

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

ZEBULON - SJ Land Surveying specializes in land surveying, planning, and subdivision design. Thank you to SJ Reeves Land Surveying for helping provide your news for free on Pike County Times!

SJ Reeves Land Surveying is located at 11491 Highway 19 North in Zebulon. Call Steve J. Reeves RLS at 770-584-5203 or email him at sjreevessurveying@gmail.com and tell him that you saw his ad on Pike County Times!

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

CONCORD - Let us be your 1st Choice for all of your electrical, heating and air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, alarm systems and more! We also install and service alarm systems for the discriminating building owner. 1st Choice Mechanical provides residential and commercial HVAC and electrical installation and service.

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - Please welcome Pike County Times' newest advertiser The Sellers Law Firm located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia. Specialties there include Criminal Defense/DUI, Family Law, Personal Injury, Simple Wills, Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation. Free Consulation.

Please tell them thank you for supporting Pike County Times! Click here for more.

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Click here to go to First Bank of Pike
 
Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
Click here for more
 
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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