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BREAKING NEWS UPDATED 11.8.19: Official and Complete
November 5, 2019 Election Results
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times spoke with Election Supervisor Lynn Vickers on November 7, 2019 after receiving the Official Complete results of the November 5, 2019 Special Election. Of particular interest was the details behind the notification that the press received about the emergency meeting that the Board of Elections held on Election Day. Click here for more.

Early voting for the December 3rd Run-off for the District 3 County Commissioner vacant seat due to the death of Tommy Powers, will begin Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8 a.m. and run to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. Early voting will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Office of Elections & Registration located at 81 Jackson St. Zebulon. Please call 770-567-2003 if you have any questions.

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!

[Note from the Editor: This article will remain at the top of the page until after the election.]

Updated 11.15.19
 
Woodbury United Bank Robbery Crew Members
Sentenced to Federal Prison
By Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

WOODBURY - Three gunmen who robbed the United Bank branch in Woodbury in June 2018 have been sentenced to serve at least a decade in federal prison. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.19.19
 
Please Vote Jerome Finley for District 3 Commissioner
Conservative Christian. Committed to Pike.

ZEBULON - Early voting began on Monday, November 18th and the election will be on December 3rd. Please vote Jerome Finley for 3rd District Commissioner. Every Vote Counts!

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Food & Fellowship with District 3
Commissioner Candidate Jason Proctor - Nov 23

MEANSVILLE - Please join District 3 Commissioner Candidate Jason Proctor for food and fellowship at Meansville City Hall on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12 to 1 p.m. "I look forward to meeting the citizens of District 3 and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. I hope to see you there!" This is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT Sponsored by District 3 Commissioner Candidate Jason Proctor.

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Ways to Help Salvation Army Here at Home

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army's House of Hope Shelter in Griffin is in need of personal care items for its residents. They house up to 32 people at a time. They need toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. as well as twin size sheets, blankets, and pillows. They need these ASAP as they are running extremely low. These can be brought to the office at 725 Meriwether St between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or brought to the shelter at 329 North 13th St between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The 129th Red Kettle campaign runs from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve. If you are interested in being a volunteer bell ringer for the Red Kettle campaign, please contact Lt. Paula Blevins at 770-412-6561.

Click here to find out more about the Salvation Army and who they serve. And click here to find out more about more about the mission of the Salvation Army right here in Griffin.

Submitted 11.19.19
 
Rumble Strips to be Installed on 15 State Routes in Eight Counties Over the Next Three Months

UPSON COUNTY - This week, Georgia DOT crews are starting a project to install rumble strips on 15 state routes in eight counties throughout west central Georgia. The work will be done in overnight shifts from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each night of the week except for Saturday nights (and those nights affected by holiday restrictions). Engineers anticipate that the entire project will take three months to complete, weather permitting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.19.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Ford v Ferrari...
And gives it a 10 out of 10!

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 11.19.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Michael Len Petty

Mr. Michael Len Petty, age 64, of Molena, passed away November 17, 2019, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.18.19
 
Chicken Q Benefit for Charles Pendley's Battle with Cancer - December 7

MEANSVILLE - There will be a Chicken Q Benefit for Charles Pendley's Battle with Cancer hosted by the Families of Troop 37 on Saturday, December 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Fincher Chapel, 11033 Hwy 109E, Meansville. $8 per plate.

Tickets are available by calling 770-468-8461.

Submitted 11.16.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. William Harold Flynn

Mr. William Harold Flynn, age 70, of Griffin, passed away November 16, 2019, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.16.19
 
Happy Birthday to Pike County Times!

ZEBULON - Pike County Times celebrated 13 years of hometown news this week. Thank you to everyone who has supported this labor of love through your prayers, your encouragement, your donations, and your advertisements. It has been a honor to cover hometown news for the past 13 years, and I am looking forward to many more!

11.15.19
 
Early Voting for District 3 County Commissioner Seat
Begins on Monday, November 18

ZEBULON - Early voting for the December 3rd Run-off for the District 3 County Commissioner vacant seat due to the death of Tommy Powers, will begin Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8 a.m. and run to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. Early voting will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Office of Elections & Registration located at 81 Jackson St. Zebulon. *There will be NO early voting on Monday, December 2. Election Day will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters in this district will choose between Jerome Finley and Jason Proctor. Please call 770-567-2003 if you have any questions. Click here for more information on the election.

Submitted 11.15.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Raymond Lee “Ray” Parks

Mr. Raymond Lee “Ray” Parks, age 46, of Jonesboro, passed away November 13, 2019, at Emory University Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.15.19
 
FBI Seeks Identity of Armed Bank Robber

ATLANTA – The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed suspect who robbed the BB&T Bank at 2434 Gresham Road SE, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.15.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Midway

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 11.15.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Last Christmas

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 11.15.19
 
The "Mean" One
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

She is a very private person. She’s going to be mad that I wrote this column. This one is being filed under the “better to ask forgiveness than permission.” There are just some people who are so amazing you feel like you have to tell their story sometimes, even if they hate the attention. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.13.19
 
THANK YOU from 3rd District Commission Candidate Jerome Finley

EVERY VOTE COUNTS! Thanks to everyone who voted in the Pike County General Election on November 5. Please vote for JEROME FINLEY in the Election Runoff on December 3.

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Pike County Parks & Recreation to Hold Monthly Meeting

ZEBULON - Pike County Parks & Recreation will hold its regular monthly meeting on November 19, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Pike County Parks & Recreation Complex in Baseball Press Box. On the agenda is Approval of the Agenda, Approval of the minutes for the October 15, 2019 regular monthly meeting, Treasurer and Director’s Report by Kevin Teate, Sports/Programs Report, Approve/Deny request for football registration fee refund, Approve/Deny Music Entertainment Agreement with Encore Entertainment for the 2020 Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration entertainment, Soccer Complex Improvements Request for Qualifications Responses, and Other Business. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Submitted 11.12.19
 
Rep. Hice to Host Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, November 14th

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) today announced he will host a Telephone Town Hall for Georgians across the 10th District on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. *subject to legislative business* This community call will be the eighth conference of the year. During the forum, Hice will provide a legislative update, take live questions, and offer constituents an opportunity to participate in poll questions. “Telephone Town Halls are a tried-and-true method for me to connect with hundreds of 10th District residents and hear their views,” said Congressman Hice. “I look forward to hearing from folks back home on Thursday evening as we discuss news and policies happening in Washington that affect our community.”

This forum is open to the public. Tenth District residents may RSVP and submit questions for the telephone town hall here or by calling Representative Hice’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-4101. Constituents may also join the conference by dialing (877) 229-8493 and using the passcode 117571 or listen online at any point during the event.

Submitted 11.12.19
 
The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association to Host Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration

ZEBULON - The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association cordially invites you to our Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration where we will be gathering all together as one to worship, fellowship and give thanks to the Lord for the many blessings we enjoy. Zebulon United Methodist Church will host the service and will be leading the music. The message will be brought by Rev. Michael Powell.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Casual Attire. Zebulon United Methodist Church is located at 212 Griffin St, Zebulon, GA 30295. A love offering will be accepted. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107.

Submitted 11.12.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. James Troy “Jimmy” Fillingim

Mr. James Troy “Jimmy” Fillingim, age 70, of Mauk, passed away November, 10, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.11.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 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.

Submitted 11.8.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
October 29, 2019 – 6:30 p.m..

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on October 29, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. This meeting has a discussion of the Concord Southern Linc Tower, the award of a million dollar Community Development Block Grant for the Hilltop community, and dirt is moving on the Concord Fire Station. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

11.8.19
 
Online Auction for PEAK, Inc. Being Held Until Sunday,
November 10 at 9 p.m.

ZEBULON - The online silent auction for PEAK, Inc. is live until Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from this auction will be used to make the bathroom at the PEAK facility ADA compliant and accessible for all users! PEAK, Inc. is a program dedicated to providing services to adults with developmental disabilities, helping them to be lifelong learners who are active members of our community. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.8.19
 
Annual Pike County Veterans Day Observance - Nov 11

On Monday, 11 November 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the Pike County’ annual Veterans Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this special event commencing at 11:00 a.m. The Veterans Day Program recognizes and honors America’s military Veterans, extends our Nation’s appreciation, and pays tribute to all deceased Veterans. The theme of the Program is “What is a Veteran?.” Highlights of the Program are the Pike County Middle School 8th Grade Band playing our National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley, and Stars and Stripes Forever; recognizing those Veterans in attendance, a special unvieling ceremony of three names who have been added to the list of Veterans Monument WWI killed in the line of duty from Pike County (Private William E. Bankson, Private Green Blackman , and Private Ben L. Scott), the posting of a wreath at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial, and the playing of “Taps”. Please join the community as we say “Thank you” and show our appreciation to current active duty military and Veterans past and present for defending the freedoms that we enjoy today. Seating is limited, so the public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Inclement location is the main courtroom in the Courthouse.

Submitted 11.8.19
 
School Vehicle Search Ends Up With Student at Alternative School
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - There has been some posts on social media concerning an incident at the High School of late that many have commented on, but Pike County Times had not seen personally. Since it is an election week, there have been other pressing issues that took up writing time of late. However, Pike County Times received a text message this morning asking about the "broken BB Gun" at school. This prompted an investigation to find out and report what was available. Click here for more.

11.8.19
 
Community Comes Together to Build Jacob's Way
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - A work of love honors a young man who was gone too soon. Jacob’s Way is a full 5K cross country course at the Pike County School System that was finished in honor of Jacob Woerner, who was a middle school student here at Pike County when he passed away. The Pike County High School cross country team recently hosted their first meet at home on the course. Click here for more.

11.7.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ted Russell Wood

Mr. Ted Russell Wood, age 69, of Griffin (Pike County), passed away November 6, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.7.19
 
Molena City Council Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Molena, Georgia

MOLENA - Molena City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. The following items are included on the agenda: Public Comments, Approval of the Minutes, Invited Guests including Purple Heart Gift Recipients and Avary Kemp/Tiffany Murrah regarding Plat Subdivision Request, Chief of Police Report, Financial Reports, Mayor's Report, Old/Unfinished Business including Police Car Grant, Tree Pruning, and Tennis Court Resurfacing/Survey Results, New Business including City Ordinances Hearing Scheduling, Executive Session, and Council Comments. The next meeting will be held on December 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 11.6.19
 
Second Class of Inmates Graduates from Serve-Safe Program

GRIFFIN - On Tuesday November 5, 2019, The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Aramark Food Services, graduated it’s second class of inmates from the Serve-Safe Program. This program is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.6.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews ...

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 11.6.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. John Wesley “Johnny” Bostwick, Jr.

Mr. John Wesley “Johnny” Bostwick, Jr., age 67, of Molena, passed away November 1, 2019, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.4.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Jean Kettles Murray

Mrs. Jean Kettles Murray, age 87 of Griffin passed away on November 2, 2019 after a brief illness. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 11.4.19
 
Spalding County man convicted of human trafficking of 14-year-old girl
By Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday obtained the first human trafficking conviction in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.31.19
 
Come Out to the Concord Country Jubilee - October 19 and 20

CONCORD - The 46th Annual Concord Country Jubilee will be held in downtown Concord on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy a slower pace of life as well as a ton of arts and crafts, entertainment, and many different food vendors to choose from! Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page is complete with pictures.]

Updated 10.31.19
 
City of Zebulon to Hold United Bank Appreciation Day - Sept 27

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon held a United Bank Appreciation Day in the City of Zebulon Park on Friday, September 27, 2019 in honor of United Bank's donation of playground equipment for the park. The public was invited to celebrate at the park. The City of Zebulon Park located at 7818 Highway 19 S in Zebulon. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page is complete with pictures.]

10.31.19
 
Rep. Ginny Ehrhart Announces Vulnerable Child Protection Act

ATLANTA – State Representative Ginny Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) today announced that she will introduce the Vulnerable Child Protection Act during the 2020 legislative session. This legislation would make it a felony to perform radical surgery on, or administer drugs to, a minor child for the purpose of attempting to change a minor’s gender. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.30.19
 
Do You Like What You're Reading? Please Consider a Donation or an Ad for Your Business

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

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10.30.19
 
Georgia announces Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, November 6; Exercise encourages preparedness for severe weather and tornadoes

ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is declaring Nov. 6, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day and encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in the severe weather exercise/tornado test at 9:30 am. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.30.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Chapel Roof Collapses at GBCH Yesterday; No One Was Hurt

ZEBULON - Pike County Fire Department Personnel were on scene at the Children’s Home yesterday afternoon where the chapel roof had collapsed. There were no injuries. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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 10.29.19
 
26 Students Selected as GOAL Nominees; 2 from Pike County
By Guest Columnist Anna Taylor

GRIFFIN - Southern Crescent Technical College recently announced the nomination of 26 students for the 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a reception held October 22, 2019. The annual GOAL program recognizes students who possess excellence in leadership and ability. Chosen for recognition by their instructors, the nominees from Pike County are: Alexis Welch – Medical Assisting and Kimberly Fritz – Medical Assisting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.29.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Tandy "Mobile" Watson

Tandy "Mobile" Watson, age 39, of Thomaston, passed away October 27, 2019, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Robert "Bob" Beckstrom

Mr. Robert "Bob" Beckstrom, age 65, of Barnesville, passed away October 24, 2019, at his residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Gary Davidson Chandler

Mr. Gary Davidson Chandler, age 79, of Williamson, passed away October 26, 2019, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Brian Eric Davison, Sr.

Mr. Brian Eric Davison, Sr., age 54, of Molena, passed away October 27, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.28.19
 
Grandparent Scams Still Targeting Seniors – Do You Know
The Red Flags?
By Guest Columnist Kelvin Collins

MACON - The Better Business Bureau is warning well-meaning seniors about “emergency” scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, has been arrested or is stranded, and in need of money. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9 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 9, 2019 at 9 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.]

10.26.19
 
Tricks and treats
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

My wife loves scary movies. The problem is she can rarely find one. I always tell her there’s no such thing as a scary movie. But that doesn’t stop her from scrolling through every horror movie available trying to find one. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.19
 
Thank You to North Griffin Animal Hospital

GRIFFIN - Looking for a complete wellness care for your cats and dogs including preventative and diagnostic services? Look no further than North Griffin Animal Hospital located at 1799 North Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223. Does your pet need surgery including spay or a neuter, urgent care, or dental work? The experienced vets and techs of North Griffin Animal Hospital would love the opportunity to provide this much-needed care for your beloved pet.

Call NGAH at 770-227-4125 to set up an appointment. Click on their advertisement on the right side of the page to read more about them on their website. Tell them that the Pike County Times sent you!

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It Pays To Compare Using Medicare’s New Plan Finder; Explore your options before the end of Open Enrollment
By Guest Columnist Gil Silva Acting Regional Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

WASHINGTON DC - Medicare’s Open Enrollment period gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to review their options and decide whether they want to keep their current plan or make changes for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. You can keep your current plan if you’re happy with it, but you must make a selection between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.26.19
 
Spalding County Sheriff's Office Tournament Raises
Over $26,000 for Youth Outreach

GRIFFIN - On Friday October 4, 2019 the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office hosted the second annual Sheriff Darrell Dix Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, Spalding County JR. Deputy Program, Griffin Police Department/ Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 3507, and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Santa Sheriff Program. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.25.19
 
Domestic Call Ends Arrest

GRIFFIN - On Thursday, October 24, 2019, deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic call with shots fired and possible barricaded gunman at 512 Terry Drive. According to the victim, her boyfriend, Stephen Kirby W/M 50 years of age, became intoxicated and violent. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.25.19
 
Help Adopt-A-Stream In Pike County - November 2
By Guest Columnist Madison Riggins, Pike County Extension Intern

ZEBULON - Pike County Extension is asking the community to help with improving water quality in Pike County. An Adopt-A-Stream training is planned for November 2, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Molena. This training will allow you to become a certified volunteer so that you can assist with local stream quality monitoring. The goals of this training are to establish updated water quality data for streams throughout the county, identify streams that need stream cleaning, and monitoring water quality parameters in multiple locations. This project will help to locate potential problems affecting the quality of local streams and keep records of quality data for our county’s streams. This training will not only be a great learning experience but is free to any volunteers willing to participate. The registration deadline is November 1.

To register, contact Pike County Extension at 770.567.2010 or 678.588.3153. Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to make a big difference in our community!

Updated 10.25.19
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Maleficent Mistress of Evil

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many movie reviews on his website at www.jackiekcooper.com along with reviews of the latest books, DVDs, television shows and columns on life and living in the South.

Submitted 10.24.19
 
Nominations Sought For Veteran and Active Duty Military Awards

ZEBULON - Pike County Middle School is accepting nominations for their annual Veteran of the Year and Soldier of the Year awards. The nominations are for any veteran or active duty personnel that are from Pike County are was from Pike County.

Anyone can nominate. The nominations will be taken until November 11th. The nominations should include a nomination letter explaining the reasons why the person deserves the award.

Nominations can be mailed to: Todd Child c/o Pike County Middle School 406 Hughley Rd Zebulon, GA or e-mailed to Todd Child at childt@pike.k12.ga.us

Submitted 10.23.19
 
Go Check Out the New Voting Machine; Cast Your Vote on the Regular Machines In the November Election

ZEBULON - There is a new voting machine in the Elections and Registrations Office at 81 Jackson Street in Zebulon. Please go by and vote on fun stuff about Georgia so you can see how it works. The General/Special Election date is November 5. Early Voting began on October 14. Concord, Williamson, Zebulon, and Molena residents will be able to cast their early votes in Zebulon where all county early voting will take place. Click here for more.

10.22.19
 
The US Census Is Hiring

ZEBULON - The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Tyrone Smith, Recruiting Assistant for our area, came by a county commission meeting a while back to talk about opportunities for people in our area. Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience. He told me that the US Census is hiring to fill full and part time positions in Pike County starting at $14.50/hour after training. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.19
 
Altercation Ends in Shots Fired and Arrests

GRIFFIN - On October 18, 2019 at approximately 1230, deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the dead end of Windsor Drive. Upon their arrival it was determined that several females were involved in an altercation. After the altercation, one of the females called family members and they arrived at the dead end of Windsor Road. Several relatives responded and shots were exchanged between the family members and subjects at the scene. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.19
 
Something will come up. Something always comes up.
By Guest Columnist Toby Nix

I said that to myself the other day, verbatim. It’s not the first time I’ve ever said that to myself and it probably isn’t the last time. But this was the only time I ever remember doubting it right after I said it. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.19
 
Premiums for HealthCare.gov Plans are down 4 percent but remain unaffordable to non-subsidized consumers

WASHINGTON DC - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the average premium for the second lowest cost silver plan on HealthCare.gov for a 27 year-old will drop by 4 percent for the 2020 coverage year. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.22.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: VA Location Will Be the Edwards Property
by the North Zebulon City Limits
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Many people around Pike County already "knew" where the VA facility was going to be, but Pike County Times has been unsuccessful in finding someone from the VA to confirm this information. Today's confirmation came from a quick stop along the side of the road to talk with someone who was out there doing work. This goes along with a fascinating history to this piece of property, and a promise that Pike County Times will print the actual confirmation from the VA when the final information is finally gathered and disseminated to the local media. Click here for more.

If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here.

10.21.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART III
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - This is the continuation of an in depth series investigating interactions between the Griffin Police Department and the media. It would be helpful for readers to read Parts I and II prior to reading Part III which is based on an interview of Chief Yates of the Griffin Police Department. Click here for more.

10.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald Larry Morris

Mr. Ronald Larry Morris, age 77, of Thomaston, passed away October 20, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Richard Howard Watkins

Mr. Richard Howard Watkins, age 85, of Zebulon, passed away October 20, 2019, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.21.19
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Jerry Michael “Mike” Foster

Mr. Jerry Michael “Mike” Foster, age 59, of Thomaston, passed away October 18, 2019. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 10.19.19
 
Thank You to Reagan Remodeling

MOLENA - If you need some work done around your house from decks and porches to flooring and handmade cabinets, all Anthony Reagan at Reagan Remodeling. He has 40 years of experience that he can put to work for you! Click here to see examples of his work.

If you're looking for quality work, look no further than Reagan Remodeling. Anthony Reagan from Reagan Remodeling has 40 years of experience. And he's local! Give Anthony a call at 404-886-8508 for an appointment or estimate. Tell him that you saw his work on Pike County Times!

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The Meansville Music Festival Was a Whole Lot of Fun

MEANSVILLE - The City of Meansville hosted the Meansville Music Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 12 to 6 p.m. Music, food, fun, and fellowship were the themes for the day! Click here to see pictures from this event.

10.17.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Update on Burn Permits

ZEBULON - Pike County Times recieved a note from Jeff Kenerly, Chief Ranger Sr./District Safety Officer for the Georgia Forestry Commission/Clayton - Permits are back on this morning!

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring Pike County Times’ Breaking News Alerts! Please let First Bank of Pike know that you appreciate their sponsorship of Breaking News Alerts on Pike County's only FREE online newspaper! If you want to find out about how you can get Breaking News Alerts, click here.

10.16.19
 
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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Zebulon to Start Construction of Streetscape Phase III

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon is pleased to announce that work on the third phase of the Street Scape improvement program will begin on or about October 22, 2019, with an anticipated completion date of February, 2020. The project involves installing sidewalk, curb and gutter and storm drainage improvements on Concord Street (from Church Street to Franklin Street), Depot Street (from Barnesville Street to Jackson Street) and Jackson Street in front of Oak Village Apts., together with sidewalk improvements on Barnesville Street (from the United Bank Operations Center to Depot Street).

Work will begin on the Barnesville Street and Depot Street phases and conclude with the Concord Street Phase. During construction there may be intermittent lane closures, and these closures would occur during daylight hours. If anyone has any questions, please contact Zebulon City Hall at 770-567-8748.

Submitted 10.16.19
 
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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City of Zebulon Arrests for Last Week

ZEBULON - 1. Pline, Caleb 20 year old white male from Fayette for Speeding.
2. Burden, Andre 36 year old black male for VOP city of Zebulon.
3. McClure, Amanda white female from Williamson for Theft by receiving stolen property and cancelled registration.
4. Trice, Kenneth 36 year old white male from Pike for Possession of Meth.

Submitted 10.15.19
 
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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Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART II
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times had some issues receiving press releases from the Griffin Police Department (PD) earlier this year. In the course of trying to work with the PD to obtain these press releases by email, the public information officer (PIO) for the PD made a derogatory comment about a member of the local news media complaining of being treated unfairly. Click here for more.

10.14.19
 
CMS Releases Star Ratings for 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment

WASHINGTON DC - Consistent with the direction of President Trump’s recent Executive Order on Strengthening and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that seniors will have access to more high-quality Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans in 2020. Most people with Medicare will have access to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans with four or more stars in 2020, and approximately 81 percent of Medicare Advantage enrollees with prescription drug coverage will be in plans with four and five stars in 2020, an increase from 69 percent in 2017. Click here for more.

Do you have questions about C and D programs? Click here for some answers.

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Submitted 10.11.19
 
Inaugural GivingTuesday Military Edition Aims to Inspire 1 Million Acts of Kindness Worldwide on December 3, 2019

AUGUSTA - One act of kindness can change the world. It is with this in mind that three military spouses from different branches of service made the decision to go global and inspire 1 million acts of kindness by establishing the inaugural GivingTuesday Military edition. GivingTuesday, which is the Tuesday directly following Thanksgiving, was established in 2012 with one goal in mind, to make generosity go viral. This global day of giving is designed to inspire charitable giving to organizations that are changemakers in their communities, but also stimulate collaboration and volunteerism in communities. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.8.19
 
Griffin Police Department and the Media - PART I
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - Pike County Times has covered news for Griffin and Spalding County when time allowed over the past several years. This investigation began because the Griffin Police Department (PD) began issuing press releases only on Facebook and not to the press at the end of January of 2019. The policy has since changed, then changed back, and then changed again, but lately Griffin PD has begun issuing regular press releases to the press again. In the course of this discussion over whether something can be called a “press release” if it is not issued and sent to the press, Pike County Times decided to investigate whether there was a difference in how the local and Atlanta media were treated as well as seeing if any news media were singled out for special treatment. This is the first part of a series of articles. Click here for more.

10.7.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
September 24, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on September 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

Updated 9.30.19
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, September 30, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Commission candidate Misty Meeks was the only other person at the meeting besides me. The following two items were on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Pike County Tax Levy, and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Pike County Tax Levy. The meeting was attended by Commissioner James Jenkins and Tim Daniel, Chairman Briar Johnson, County Attorney/Interim County Manager Rob Morton, and County Clerk Angela Blount. Motion to approve both. Approved 3-0. Part of tax levy includes certain rollbacks from insurance. A letter will be going to the state explain this. Motion to adjourn 5:05 p.m.

Submitted 9.30.19
 
Murder in Coweta Shown in the Pike County Courthouse
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library and Friends of the J. Joel Edwards Public Library hosted three screenings of the acclaimed movie, Murder in Coweta County, this past week. The movie is based on a book about a true story that happened in Meriwether and Coweta Counties in the 1940’s. Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash played the main characters in this movie under the direction of the movie’s director, Gary Nelson, and producer, Dick Atkins. Both Gary Nelson and Dick Atkins were present at the screenings on Saturday as well as Johnny Langley (born John William Turner) and his daughter Amy. Langley’s character in the movie was the baby. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This is complete with pictures.]

9.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 9.6.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Molena Health and Rehab Closing After Termination from Medicare Program
By Editor Becky Watts

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

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

8.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
August 27, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on August 27, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.23.19
 
Pike County Christian Ministerial Association Hosts Annual Prayer Walk

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 3, 2019, The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association sponsored the Annual Prayer Walk for the Pike County School System at the 9th Grade Academy located on Highway 19 South. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This page is complete with pictures.]

8.22.19
 
Pike County American Legion Family Presents...

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

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

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

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

8.17.19
 
Pike County Receiving Applications for County Manager - Deadline Extended

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Manager. Pike County has 130 employees and an annual budget of $14.4 million. The population of Pike County is approximately 17,941. Click here for more.

Updated 7.31.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
July 30, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m..

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.5.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: County Manager Bobby Bickley Resigns
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - After an hour long executive session that was added at the beginning of the commission meeting by request of the County Attorney in reference to something that was brought to his attention today, County Attorney Rob Morton asked that the Board of Commissioners entertain a motion to accept County Manager Bickley's resignation. It was accepted 4-0. Click here for more. This article has been updated.

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Updated 6.26.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
June 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.21.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.14.19
 
BREAKING NEWS: Large Donation to Help
Pike County's Animal Control Facility
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Animal Control was on the agenda of the Pike County Commissioners today. County Manager Bobby Bickley presented a letter to commissioners concerning the possibility of a donation of not less than $225,000 that is to used to either construct or provide substantial renovations to the current animal control facility. This has been an ongoing discussion for many years with the county only providing what is mandated by the state at this time with vicious dogs. What will the next few years hold for Pike County? Click here for more.

6.12.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on May 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor on 5.1.19: Grady's ambulance contract was on this agenda, and commissioners chose not to act on Grady's options in the meeting. If Grady chooses to sever the contract, it had to be done today because there is a 60 day clause that says, "Either party may terminate this Agreement by notifying the other party in writing not less than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term." I've already put in an open records request for this information, and my breaking news subscribers will know it first. Keep an eye out here though because I'll likely upload it tomorrow night.]

Submitted 4.26.19
 
National Day of Prayer to Be Held in Pike County on May 2

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia will sponsor the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Please join us for the service at noon on the Pike County Courthouse Square. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.1.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 10, 2019 at 9: 00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.9.19
 
Pike Primary Celebrates Hero Day
in Honor of Fallen Officer Chase Maddox
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Primary celebrated Hero Day on Friday, February 8, 2019 to honor fallen police officer Chase Maddox who was a resident of Pike County and worked for Locust Grove Police Department. His son, Bradin, is a student at Pike Primary School, and the anniversary of Chase’s end of watch is February 9th. Click here for more.

2.8.19
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.26.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 10.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.3.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.27.18
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.10.18
 
DPAA Awards High Bidder with Contract for
Northeastern India Recovery Work
By Editor Becky Watts

JAPAN - A contract was issued for bid out of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Singapore (FLCYS) for Archeological Survey and Remains Recovery Work in Northeast India late last year that was awarded in May of 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India. [Note from the Editor: This article came about because I have been covering the recovery of 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford from the WWII crash site for "Hot as Hell" in India for the past 10 years.] Click here for more.

8.3.17
 
Please Say Thank You to Advertisers on Pike County Times

ZEBULON - Do you enjoy reading Pike County Times for FREE? Please say thank you to those who advertise with me and provide this service to you. How can you say thank you? You can help Pike County Times by doing business with each of these advertisers and making sure that they know that you appreciate their support of your free, independent online newspaper -- Pike County Times.

6.30.17
 
Thank You to CGA Comp

THOMASTON - Danny Shumate from CGA Comp is the webmaster for Pike County Times. Danny designed Pike County Times as you see it today and has taught me how to hand code this entire website. (He truly has the patience of a saint because I am NOT a programmer.) He helped me with a complete revamp of Pike County Times in 2007 and again in 2011. Danny can put together a website for your business. From a basic website to a website full of bling, CGA Comp can help you promote your business on the world wide web at a price that is right for your budget. Danny Shumate at CGA Comp can be reached at 706-741-5929. Tell him that the Pike County Times sent you!

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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

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

Full Blown Firearms is located at 1074 Bear Creek Blvd, Suite L in Hampton just south of the racetrack. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Call Brad Ward at Full Blown Firearms at 678-463-8155 for all of your firearm needs. Tell him that you read about Full Blown Firearms on Pike County Times.com!

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Thank You to First Bank of Pike

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

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Thank You to Food Depot

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

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Thank You to SJ Reeves Land Surveying

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

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

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Thank you to 1st Choice Mechanical

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

We are licensed and insured. Click here for more.

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The Sellers Law Firm - Where Clients Become Family

GRIFFIN - The Sellers Law Firm is located at 100 South Hill Street Ste 502 in Griffin, Georgia and specializes in 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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For Tires and All Your Auto Needs - Rooster's Garage in Zebulon

ZEBULON - Need tires? Call 770-567-8333 and see what Rooster's Garage can do for you. They can mount and balance your tires right here in Zebulon. Looking for a car or truck that is reasonably priced right here in Pike County? Do you need an oil change or have a windshield that needs to be replaced? Do you need brake work? What about paint and body on your vehicle? Rooster's Garage is the place to go! Thank you to Pike County Times' newest advertiser who is helping keep Pike County Times FREE to readers. Click here for more.

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Click here for Food Depot website
 
SJ Reeves Land Surveying
 
Finley for 3rd District Commissioner
Paid Election Advertisement
 
BBQ
Tickets available by calling 770-468-8461
 
Prayer Power of Georgia website
 
Avianos
 
 
 
Mid Georgia
Chiropractic Center
MARK B. FINK, D.C.
Fink Chiropractic
818A COLLEGE DRIVE
BARNESVILLE
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Pike Countryside Sanitation
•Rear Load Residential
•Commercial
•Front Load
•Curb & Home Pickup in Pike, Meriwether, and Spalding
770-884-0088
 
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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
 
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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


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!
 
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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