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Pike County School Prayer Walk - August 6

ZEBULON - On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 9:00 am, we will gather for the annual School Prayer Walk for Pike County. We will begin in front of the 9th Grade Academy building on Highway 19 in Zebulon. This is an important event for our students, teachers, staff, bus drivers, and school administration. Please join us as we walk and ride around the school campus and administration buildings praying for the well-being of all that enter the campus for the coming school year.

If you have children in the schools or not, your prayers are still needed. This year we need to have an overwhelming community turnout. We look forward to seeing you at the Prayer Walk. Sponsored by The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association.

Submitted 8.5.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 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 26, 2022 – 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. This is the meeting with discussion about the Christmas Tree and fireworks expenditures.]

Submitted 7.25.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Nope"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 8.5.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "The Gray Man"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 8.5.22
 
Upson County UPDATE: New Traffic Signal at Jimmerson and Delray will be Fully Operational beginning August 8th

THOMASTON - The highly anticipated traffic signal at Jimmerson/ New Delray Intersection will be operating on August 8th, Monday morning. Traffic will be detoured from South Delray to New Delray beginning August 10th. South Delray will be closed for demoing and construction. Message boards have been placed warning about the new traffic pattern. This project widens the 4-lanes of US 19 to make them 12'. It also proposes to add a raised median. The project begins at the intersection of US 19 and County Road and ends at the intersection of US 19 and Atwater Road, approximately 2 miles north of Thomaston. Also, as part of this project, Delray road will be realigned to intersect with US 19 and Jimmerson Road.

Submitted 8.4.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Johnny Crawford Eppinger

Mr. Johnny Crawford Eppinger, age 49, of Thomaston, passed away August 3, 2022, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.3.22
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF APPEALS
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 6:00 PM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

The Pike County Board of Appeals met on Thursday, July 21, 2022 to hear an appeal to the administrative action with regards to rocks that were removed from the Flat Shoals Bridge at the Flint River (entrance to the Shoals Subdivision). Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

8.3.22
 
Gov. Kemp Extends Temporary Suspension of Gas Tax
and Supply Chain State of Emergency

ATLANTA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. Click here for more.

Submitted 8.3.22
 
ZPD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon has made the following arrests:
1. Rojelio Rivas,32-year-old male from Alabama, for windshield violation and driving unlicensed.
2. William Oglesby, 43-year-old male from Thomaston, for warrants out of Upson County.
3. Kelli Silver, 20-year-old female from Pike, for warrants out of Upson County.

Submitted 8.1.22
 

Condolences to the Family of Phillip Roy Corley

Phillip Roy Corley of Thomaston, GA departed from his residence to his Heavenly home on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the age of 75. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.1.22
 
Report of Smoke at Racquethause South on Sunday

ZEBULON - At approximately 11:53 am on Sunday, July 31, 2022, PCFD personnel responded to 11500 Highway 19 (Racquet House South) for report of smoke inside. Chief Wright and responding firefighters investigated upon arrival.

Firefighter Jackson was able to trace the origin of the smoke to the start capacity on the compressor of the beverage machine. No fire and no injuries.

Pike County Times confirmed that classes are running as usual today at Racquethause South.

Submitted 8.1.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Judy Phillips

Mrs. Judy Phillips, age 74, of Milner, passed away July 31, 2022, at her residence. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 8.1.22
 
Williamson City Council Special Called Meeting
July 25, 2022

The Williamson City Council held a Special Called Meeting on July 25, 2022 at 6 p.m. Two items were on the agenda of this special called meeting: discussion of a contract that had been awarded for cleaning the library and city hall and a council member's resignation from duties on the water system. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete minus the open records that I have requested.]

7.30.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Wayne Louis Burkett

Mr. Wayne Louis Burkett, age 76, of Concord, passed away July 23, 2022, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.30.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "The Man From Toronto"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.30.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Jason Shane Towery

Jason Shane Towery, age 49, of Meansville, passed away July 30, 2022, at Upson Regional Medical Center. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.30.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Brent Alan Rhodes

Mr. Brent Alan Rhodes, age 67, of Griffin, passed away July 28, 2022, at Spalding Regional Hospital. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Collision Sends Driver to the Hospital

MOLENA - Pike County Deputies responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Old Lifsey Springs Road at the intersection of Roberts Quarters road at 10:48 a.m. today. A passenger vehicle was attempting to cross over Roberts Quarters Road when it was struck by a logging truck. The 18-year-old driver of the passenger car was life flighted to Atlanta for medical treatment. This collision remains under investigation by traffic investigators from the Sheriff's Office.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Where the Crawdads Sing"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Sara Jane Burroughs

Ms. Sara Jane Burroughs, age 80, of Concord, passed away July 28, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Pike County Family Connection to Meet on August 4

ZEBULON - Pike County Family Connection will meet on August 4, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Christ Chapel located at 68 Old Zebulon Rd. in Zebulon. Click here for more information.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Terry L. McDevitt

Mr. Terry L. McDevitt, age 76, of Zebulon, passed away July 27, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews "Persuasion"

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.29.22
 
Dump Truck Overturns on Hwy 19

ZEBULON - The Pike County Sheriff's Office has advised that a dump truck traveling north on GA 3/Hwy19 loaded with asphalt milling has overturned. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.26.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Terri Lynn Poole

Terri Lynn Poole, age 61, of Thomaston, passed away July 25, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.26.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Christopher Drew Bauch

Mr. Christopher Drew Bauch, age 33, of Molena, passed away peacefully at his home on July 20, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.26.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: 3rd Suspect Arrested in Patton Road Murder; GBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

ZEBULON - Antonio Murgado Jr. is in custody after being arrested by the U.S. Marshalls office in Fayette County, the GBI is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred during the arrest, and the 14 year old juvenile will be charged as an adult. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Updated 7.24.22
 
FBI Atlanta Warns of Increase in Sextortion Incidents, More Schemes Targeting Boys

ATLANTA- The Atlanta Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning parents, caregivers, and teens about an increase in sextortion crimes across the country. The FBI is receiving an increasing number of reports of adults posing as young girls coercing teenage boys through social media to produce sexual images and videos, then extorting money from the minor victims. Click here for more.

Submitted 7.23.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 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, June 28, 2022 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. Animal control and the animal shelter were the topics of discussion at the end of the meeting.]

Submitted 7.23.22
 
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7.23.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: City of Zebulon to Annex the VA Clinic
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The City of Zebulon is in the process of annexing the new VA Clinic into the city limits of Zebulon. The VA Clinic is completed now, though it is not open quite yet, and that is the final step that was needed to begin this process that began many years ago with an agreement between the City of Zebulon and the Pike County Water and Sewer Authority. Click here for more.

UPDATED 7.23.22: Rumors are rampant that a halfway house for a substance abuse treatment is coming to Pike County based on the advertisement for the annexation of the VA clinic from Pike County into the City of Zebulon. Pike County Times spoke to the City of Zebulon and was advised that because the VA Clinic will be offering substance abuse treatment at the facility, there is specific language from OCGA 36-66-4(f) that is required to be in the public hearing announcement as follows: "...both the posted notice and the published notice shall include a prominent statement that the proposed zoning decision relates to or will allow the location of a halfway house, drug rehabilitation cetner, or other facility for treatment of drug dependency..." The City of Zebulon advised as follows: "The VA facility is not considered to be a halfway house as it does not have the capacity to house patients overnight for any type of treatment."

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

6.8.22
 
Raccoon in Pike Found to Be Rabid

ZEBULON - On July 19, 2022, Animal Control received a call in reference to a raccoon that had come in contact with a family pet (dog) on Bowen Road. The raccoon was sent for rabies testing and we were informed on July 22, 2022 that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. The dog is currently on a 10-day rabies quarantine.

Submitted 7.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Joann Estes Allgood

Mrs. Joann Estes Allgood, age 87, of Molena, passed away July 21, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.22.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Stephen David Hill

Mr. Stephen David Hill, age 87, of Zebulon, passed away July 22, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.22.22
 
7.19.22 Follow Up About Dog Videos in South Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Pike County Times was notified about a possible situation in Pike County regarding 30 dogs in a pen that did not have food and water, and there was a video that was trending on social media that documented the situation. >Pike County Times contacted Animal Control Officer Tanya Perkins today in order to gather information about past offenses that date back to 2020. Click here for more.

Updated 7.19.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: VA Clinic in Zebulon Is Officially Open
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times visited the VA Clinic in Zebulon this morning to see how everything was going. This is a soft opening where a limited number of appointments are being made and patients with acute needs are being seen. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

7.18.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Female Suspect Arrested in Drug Deal Murder

ZEBULON - Jaiden Chappell is in custody and currently housed at the Pike County Jail. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 7.18.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.18.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Linda Dianne Ballew Evans

Mrs. Linda Dianne Ballew Evans, age 72, of Griffin, passed away July 15, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.18.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews The Offer

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.18.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Joshua Neal Glaze

Mr. Joshua Neal Glaze, age 43, of Woodbury, passed away July 14, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.16.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Carol Frances Davis Randall

Mrs. Carol Frances Davis Randall, age 90, of Zebulon, passed away July 15, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.16.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00 AM
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 July 13, 2022 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

7.14.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: VA Clinic to See First Patients on Monday, July 18
By Editor Becky Watts

The VA Clinic in Zebulon will see its first patients on Monday, July 18, 2022. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

7.14.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Reatha Elaine Snider Feather

Reatha Elaine Snider Feather, age 68, of Meansville, passed away July 11, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.13.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald Wayne Woods

Mr. Ronald Wayne Woods, age 66, of Thomaston, passed away peacefully in his home on July 11, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.13.22
 
Condolences to the Family of William "Bill" C. Gardner

Bill was born in Port Chester, New York, and spent his early childhood in Hanover, Massachusetts, where most of his Gardner family still lives. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.13.22
 
Pike County Times Visits Veterans Memorial While In Kansas
By Editor Becky Watt

ATLANTA, KANSAS - A military tribute to veterans and those serving caught my eye just outside of Atlanta, Kansas in June of this year when my family was visiting relatives out there. We were privileged to meet the man who built and maintains the memorial when I stopped to take pictures. Click here for more.

7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Rebekah Dawn Hosch

Rebekah Dawn Hosch, age 26, of Meansville, passed away July 9, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Area Residents Graduate from Mercer University

MACON/ATLANTA, GA — Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 2,300 students at five commencements held in May in Macon and Atlanta.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 9,000 students in 12 schools and colleges — liberal arts and sciences, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and professional advancement — on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta, medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus, and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas counties.

The following area students were among those who graduated from Mercer during the 2021-2022 academic year:
HOMETOWN, STATE: NAME, COLLEGE, DEGREE
Barnesville, Georgia: Sara Snowden, School of Law, Juris Doctor
Concord, Georgia: Katherine Denning, School of Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering
Zebulon, Georgia: Hannah L. Smith, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Kyle Douglas Wormsley, Sr.

Mr. Kyle Douglas Wormsley, Sr., age 80, of Williamson, passed away July 9, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Pike County Resident Makes Dean’s List

WALESKA, GA - Reinhardt University is proud to announce the students who earned the recognition of being placed on the Spring 2022 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List is compiled at the end of each semester to recognize undergraduate students who have completed at least 12 hours during the semester with a 3.5-3.99 GPA, with no grade less than a B.

The Pike County resident who earned their place on the Spring 2022 Dean’s List is from Williamson: Madison Grace Obarsky.

About Reinhardt University
Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University is a private, comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Reinhardt offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs online and on campus, ranging from business and education to music and theater. Reinhardt also offers programs in other centers in the North Georgia region. Reinhardt’s main 525-acre campus is located idyllically in Waleska, Ga., just one hour north of Atlanta. Named a College of Distinction, Reinhardt earned Georgia, Christian, Business and Education badges for 2021-22. For more information, please contact Reinhardt at (770) 720-5600 or see Reinhardt.edu.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews The Road to Galena

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Eleanor Davis Wilson

Mrs. Eleanor Davis Wilson, age 87, of Pike County, passed away July 8, 2022, at her home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Zebulon PD Makes Arrests

ZEBULON -
1. Webb Caleb, 17-year-old male from Zebulon, for reckless driving.
2. Britt Tontaviuos, 24-year-old male from Zebulon, for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.
3. Solomon Walker, 43-year-old male from Riverdale, for illegal stopping, DUI, and DUI refusal.
4. Jvantauious Mangham, 24-year-old male from Griffin, for impeding traffic and possession of marijuana.
5. Courtney Manning, female from Thomaston, for warrants out of Upson County.
6. Jaques Gadson, 22-year-old male from Griffin, for suspended license.
7. Micah Mcnair, 21-year-old male from Zebulon, for tag light, possession of marijuana, and schedule II.
8. Kylen Ewell, 28-year-old male from Lake City, for tag light and no license.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Elvis

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Ronald Terry Copeland

Mr. Ronald Terry Copeland, age 67, of Forsyth, passed away July 7, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Spiderhead

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Jackie K. Cooper Reviews Lightyear

Jackie K. Cooper's Entertainment Rundown for this week can be found by clicking here. Jackie also has many reviews on his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/JackieKCooper.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Marie Williams Lowry

Mrs. Marie Williams Lowry, age 76, of Hampton, passed away July 2, 2022, at Brightmoor Hospice. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Burleigh “B. R.” Randolph Gayton

Mr. Burleigh “B. R.” Randolph Gayton, age 89, of Covington, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Alton Jerry Foster

Mr. Alton Jerry Foster, age 81, of Williamson, passed away July 5, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Judith Lynn “Sweet” Calvert

Ms. Judith Lynn “Sweet” Calvert, age 78, of Zebulon, passed away July 6, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.11.22
 
Pike County Times Goes On Vacation

ZEBULON - Pike County Times will be on limited access from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 10. I will upload from cross country if and when I have internet access.

Look for pictures on the Pike County Times Instagram and Facebook pages.

6.24.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Board of Commissioners Approves Staffing for Pike County Fire Department

ZEBULON - Beginning Monday, July 11, 2022, Pike County Fire Department (PCFD) will be manning Station 7 in the city of Zebulon with paid firefighters. These firefighters will be on call Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 7.8.22
 
A Proclamation on the Death Of Abe Shinzo

WASHINGTON DC - The longest serving Prime Minister in Japan’s history, Abe Shinzo was a proud servant of the Japanese people and a faithful friend to the United States. He worked with American Presidents of both parties to deepen the Alliance between our nations and advance a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Even in the moment he was attacked and killed, he was engaged in the work of democracy, to which he dedicated his life.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 10, 2022. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

Submitted 7.8.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Glenda Kay Burkett

Mrs. Glenda Kay Burkett, age 83, of Thomaston, passed away June 30, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.2.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. Alan Jay Carson

Mr. Alan Jay Carson, age 66, of Experiment, formerly of Acosta, PA, passed away June 30, 2022, from a short battle with pancreatic cancer. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.2.22
 
Woman Arrested for TikTok Video

ZEBULON - Pike County Sheriff's Office investigators have concluded an investigation into numerous complaints filed against Kylie Strickland, 30 years of age, from Lagrange. Click here for more.

7.1.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Mr. David Christopher “Chris” Terrell

Mr. David Christopher “Chris” Terrell, age 70, of Williamson, passed away June 29, 2022, at his home. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 7.1.22
 
Condolences to the Family of Ms. Mamie Lee Head

Ms. Mamie Lee Head, age 83, of Molena, formerly of Whitesburg, passed away June 24, 2022. For more information about visitation and the service or sign the guestbook go to Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Submitted 6.25.22
 
Additional criminal and constitutional violations
alleged against Smart Web referred to GBI
By Sheila Mathews of The GRIP

GRIFFIN - Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix says his request for a GBI investigation of former Spalding County Marshal Smart Web includes further allegations of both criminal and constitutional violations in addition to the June 14 Maloy Circle incident in which Web shot and killed a dog. Click here for more.

Submitted 6.24.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION ...... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion and possible third reading and approval of budget for FY 2022-2023.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here to read more. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.]

6.23.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – 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, May 31, 2022 – 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.]

6.16.22
 
Pike Chamber Looks for Historical Pictures for Bicentennial Celebration

ZEBULON - The Pike Chamber of Commerce is working on a video for Pike County's Bicentennial Celebration. If you have any historical pictures that you would like included please drop them in comments or email them to them at info@pikecountygachamber.com.

Submitted 6.13.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 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, June 8, 2022 – 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.]

6.11.22
 
Pike Family Connection to Meet

ZEBULON - NEXT STEPS! The Good Neighbor Project - Literacy, Mental Health, and Poverty with Elia Hernandez-Moreno, National Program Director of Communication Across Barriers. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Join Us In-Person or Virtual! The meeting will be held at Christ Chapel located at 68 Old Zebulon Rd. in Zebulon, GA 30295. Virtual - Pike Family Connection ZOOM Meeting. Zoom Link will be available on June 1, 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO ATTEND Future Pike Family Connection Meetings:
Jun 2, 2022 09:00 AM
Aug 4, 2022 09:00 AM
Sep 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM
Nov 3, 2022 09:00 AM
Dec 1, 2022 09:00 AM
Jan 5, 2023 09:00 AM
Feb 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Mar 2, 2023 09:00 AM
Apr 6, 2023 09:00 AM
May 4, 2023 09:00 AM
Jun 1, 2023 09:00 AM Click here for more.

Submitted 5.30.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2022-2023 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 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.

5.28.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Results from the May 24, 2022 Primary Election

ZEBULON - These are the results of the 2022 Primary Election in Pike County. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.24.22
 
FBI Seeks Information to Help Find Olivia Fowler

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Division of the FBI and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public's assistance in locating Olivia Fowler. Fowler, a mother of three, was last seen on August 13, 2021, walking along Pebblebrook Road (outside the town of Manchester) in Meriwether County, Georgia. She was last seen wearing a tie-dye shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. Her personal belongings were left behind. Fowler has ties to Meriwether County, Harris County, Talbot County, and Upson County, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.24.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Commissioners Choose Ameripro
to Provide Ambulance Service
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - In a Special Called Meeting held at 4:30 p.m. today, commissioners voted 4-1 to sign a contract with Ameripro to begin service in Pike County when Veterans ends their service here on June 10, 2022. Click here for more.

5.16.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, May 16, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Courtroom 2, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will have a special meeting to discuss the ambulance contract. The public is invited to attend.
1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................... ….Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION…………………………………………………………...…Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ........................................................ Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discussion of Ambulance Contract.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION - NONE
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 5.14.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Veterans Ends Ambulance Contract with Pike County
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Veterans Ambulance Service has given notice to the Pike County that it will be terminating its services here in Pike County on June 10, 2022. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

5.11.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 28, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
The Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive Savannah, GA 31421
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

The Pike County Board of Commissioners will be having a Special Called Meeting in Savannah at the Westin where they are all attending an ACCG Conference for the next several days. [Note from the Editor: I don't expect that a major decision will be made there but have asked that it be put out to the public somehow live if there is. Sometimes emergencies arise that can't be helped. I trust that county attorney will put a stop to something that isn't legal.]

From the Post Agenda:
The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421. Chairman Briar Johnson convened the meeting and Commissioners Tim Daniel, Tim Guy, Jason Proctor and James Jenkins attended. County Manager Brandon Rogers, County Attorney Rob Morton and County Clerk Angela Blount were also present. (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(e) (2)).
1. CALL TO ORDER ............................................................................... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. SILENT INVOCATION……………………………………………….Chairman Briar Johnson
3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
Motion/second by Commissioners Proctor/Daniel to approve the agenda, motion carried 5-0.
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. County Manager Brandon Rogers requests Executive Session for consultation with the County Attorney, or other legal counsel, to discuss pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions brought or to be brought by or against the county or any officer or employee or in which the county or any officer or employee may be directly involved, as provided in O.C.G.A. §50-14-2(1), germane to potential litigation.
Motion/second by Commissioners Guy/Daniel to adjourn Regular Session and enter into Executive Session at 4:35 p.m., motion carried 5-0.
Motion/second by Commissioners Daniel/Proctor to adjourn Executive Session and enter into Regular Session at 5:23 p.m., motion carried 4-0, Commissioner Jenkins left meeting at 5:19 p.m.
5. ADJOURNMENT
Motion/second by Commissioners Daniel/Proctor to adjourn at 5:24 p.m., motion carried 4-0.

5.2.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 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, April 26, 2022 – 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 4.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

There were 2 department heads and me in the audience. All 5 commissioners, county clerk, county attorney, and county manager were also present. Click here for more.

4.21.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FY 2022-2023 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting to on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. The agenda is as follows:
1. CALL TO ORDER .... Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION .... Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE .... Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. COUNTY MANAGER’S BUDGET OVERVIEW AND Q/A SESSION .... Brandon Rogers
6. PUBLIC HEARING a. FY 2022-2023 Budget .... Discussion and Comments
7. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.
Click here to view a copy of the budget from the past meeting.

4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Department Head Retreat
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m.
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held this meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce in Zebulon. There was a Special Called Meeting for an executive sesion that was held after this meeting too. The write up has begun and will continue until it is complete. Click here for more.

Updated 4.18.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 9:00 a.m
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 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.]

4.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 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, March 29, 2022 – 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. P.S. The boat ramp at Flat Shoals is on this meeting agenda with both Tom Morgan and Walker Chandler on the agenda to speak. If you would like to make your opinion known, either get there for the Town Hall---which is only from 6:15 to 6:30 (no one else is allowed to speak in the meeting unless they are on the agenda)--or send an email to the County Clerk by noon tomorrow at ablount@pikecoga.com. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.28.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 2
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.18.22
 
BREAKING NEWS: Riprap Removed from the Boat Ramp
At Flat Shoals Part 1
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD – Pike County Times received a phone call that the county was removing the rocks at the boat ramp at Flat Shoals and traveled there to see the end of the removal and replacement of rocks where heavy equipment was used to pick up the riprap—-basically rocks placed to help prevent erosion a distance back from the edge of the water. However, the driveway remains in place. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

3.15.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 8:45 a.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 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 3.8.21
 
Here is Brandon Roger's County Manager Contract
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The current county manager, Brandon Rogers, signed an employment agreement with the Pike County Board of Commissioners on August 12, 2020 that outlined his terms of employment. Here are the highlights of that agreement. Click here for more.

2.26.22
 
Pike County Board of Commissioners Workshop
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00 PM
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00 PM at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. The public is invited to attend this meeting. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

2.23.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9 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, February 9, 2022 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. My apologies because it is ugly at the end, but this has been an issue for quite some time from the inclusion of items to the agenda at the last minute so items are not properly advertised to how citizens and employees have been treated by the county manager. I couldn't stay quiet and tell others to place a written complaint.]

2.22.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM
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, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 PM 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 2.19.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 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 1.24.22
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 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 12, 2022 – 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 1.8.22
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 23, 2021 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 1.8.22
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – 8:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Special Called Meeting to discuss and approve or deny the Pike County Redistricting Map on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. I expect this to be a short meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 12.20.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 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, September 28, 2021 – 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. [This meeting is complete.]

11.17.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 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 10, 2021 – 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 11.6.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – 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 26, 2021 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 10.26.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South sides open at 5:00 p.m.

ZEBULON - There will be a special called meeting of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The following two items are on the agenda: a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. and b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Pike County Tax Levy. The public is invited to attend what will likely be a very short meeting.

Submitted 10.25.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will had a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for purpose of Discussion of American Rescue Plan projects. Water? Sewer? Protective equipment for our fire fighters? Broadband for the area on the south end of the county that will not be covered by Southern Rivers? Pike County will be receiving $3.6 million in ARP funds that will need to be spent in the next several years. The State of Georgia is also putting out funds for projects, and there was discussion of applying for grants under specific projects that match their criteria before the August 31 deadline. What does the Board want to pursue? Pike County Times will be there to find out tonight.

8.18.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 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 27, 2021 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 7.24.21
 
PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more.

Submitted 5.25.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Coming Soon: Southern Rivers Energy Fiber Broadband Internet

BARNESVILLE — In February, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) announced its partnership with Conexon Connect to build a fiber network alongside its electric distribution system to bring high-speed internet services to SRE members. Since then, staff on both sides have been working diligently on the network design, engineering and establishing roles for the project. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

Submitted 5.18.21
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Second Reading of FY 2021-2022 Budget

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to approve/deny the second reading of the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget. The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.14.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 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, April 27, 2021 – 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 4.26.21
 
SPECIAL CALLED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM
Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia - Department Head Retreat

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, Georgia. Click here for more. [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times is not planning to attend this all day event at this time though things are subject to change.]

Submitted 4.10.21
 
BREAKING NEWS: Pike County Annual Budget Hearings Scheduled

ZEBULON - The budget process has been rolling since February of this year. Notification was given to Department Heads, Constitutional Officers, and Component Units that their budget requests were due by March 1. Click here for more.

Thank you to First Bank of Pike for sponsoring 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! 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. Thanks for reading and supporting Pike County Times.com!

4.1.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 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, March 30, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. There will be a 15 minute Town Hall Meeting prior to the meeting where members of the public can address commissioners prior to the start of the official meeting without getting on an agenda prior. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 3.27.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 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, February 10, 2021 – 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 2.8.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 6:30 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, January 26, 2021 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 1.23.21
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 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, December 9, 2020 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.

Submitted 12.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020)
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Town Hall Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (Meeting date changed from November 24, 2020 to November 19, 2020) 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. [Note from the Editor: The solar farm was approved with stipulations that included additional setbacks and a 5 year 3rd party review of decommission bond. I have not finished up on this meeting yet. It was 2 hours long.] Click here for more.

Updated 11.20.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the October 30, 2020 meeting concerning the 2020 Tax Levy for both the county and school system. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - These are the minutes from the November 5, 2020 meeting to approve the issuance of Alcohol License without having a designated agent to Saifullah Bhamani d/b/a The Rock Store. Click here for more.

Submitted 11.7.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION - Conference Room
331 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

ZEBULON - There will be an Executive Session of the Pike County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. There is only one item on the agenda which reads as follows: County Manager requests Executive Session for consultation with the county attorney, or other legal counsel, to discuss pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions brought or to be brought by or against the county or any officer or employee or in which the county or any officer or employee may be directly involved as provided in O.C.G.A. § 50-14-2(1); germane to Alcohol Licensing.

Submitted 11.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 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 27, 2020 – 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 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - There will be a Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, located at 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia. *We encourage that attendees follow recommended Covid-19 guidelines which include staying home if you are ill/not feeling well, washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face covering (recommended but not required)*
1. CALL TO ORDER - Chairman Briar Johnson
2. INVOCATION - Silent Invocation
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -. Chairman Briar Johnson
4. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. 50-14-1 (e) (1))
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider Resolution to adopt Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
b. Consider authorization for the Chairman to sign the Resolution to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Pike County Tax Levy.
6. ADJOURNMENT
Agenda subject to revision.

Submitted 10.26.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5 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 10.5.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 - Password: 6nve0c

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 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. You may join the meeting electronically via ZOOM Meeting ID: 646 718 0067 Password: 6nve0c Click here for more.

Submitted 9.28.20
 
Pike County Times Reauthorizes 2017 Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Request
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike County Times became acquainted with Clayton Kuhles from MIA Recoveries, Inc. because of his work to bring home the airmen from the "Hot as Hell" crash that brought WWII Bombardier 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford home to Concord in 2017. Kuhles discovered the crash site in 2006 in a remote part of India and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) brought home remains from 1st Lt. Oxford. You can read more about his long journey home to Concord in 2017 by clicking here.

Pike County Times reported that the DPAA awarded a high bidder with a contract for Northeastern India Recovery Work in 2017. The solicitation was specifically to follow up on recovery of remains of WWII service members from sites in Northeast India where Kuhles had a lot of experience in recovery and a bid that was $428,000 less than the company who was awarded the contract. Kuhles placed a complaint with the Naval Inspector General, and Pike County Times placed a FOIA for information pertaining to this contract.

Pike County Times received an emailed letter from the Department of Defense FOIA Division advising that it regretted the delay in completing the request and asking if Pike County Times would still like to receive the information that has been requested along with its current caseload of 3,486 requests on August 28, 2020. (This request was one of 2,961 open requests on July 9, 2019.) The letter read as follows: "...we understand that due to the passage of time and changing needs of requesters, it is possible that you no longer have an interest in the documents you requested. Therefore, we ask that you review your enclosed request and confirm your continued interest in the requested information September 30, 2020." Pike County Times sent a letter authorizing the continuation of this FOIA by email today. When the information is finally received, Pike County Times will review and update the article. Click here to read the original articles. Part I is at the bottom of the page with Part II at the top as an update.

8.27.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 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. [Note from the Editor: The Grady Contract will be discussed in the Executive Session.] Click here for more.

Submitted 7.4.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Social Distancing will be enforced.

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 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 6.27.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Friday, June 12, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY

Commissioners Tim Guy, Tim Daniel, Jason Proctor, and Chairman Briar Johnson were present at the meeting along with County Clerk Angela Blount and County Attorney Rob Morton. Commissioner James Jenkins was not present at the meeting. An Interim County Manager was named in this meeting. Click here to read more.

6.12.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia
Courthouse Doors on East/South Sides open at 5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER .................................................................................... Chairman J. Briar Johnson
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA - (O.C.G A. § 50-14-1 (e) (1))
3. NEW BUSINESS: WORKSHOP – FY 2020-2021 Budget
4. ADJOURNMENT

The public is invited to attend.

Submitted 5.30.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 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, May 13, 2020 – 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 5.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
April 28, 2020 – 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 April 28, 2020 – 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. [Note from the Editor: This meeting is complete.] Click here for more.

4.29.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. PLEASE NOTE: Pike County Board of Commissioners will be following and enforcing the Executive Orders issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more.

Submitted 4.17.20
 
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia

ZEBULON - The Pike County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse, Main Courtroom, 16001 Barnesville Street in Zebulon. Click here for more.

4.2.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 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, March 11, 2020 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 3.9.20
 
REGULAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
January 8, 2020 – 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 January 8, 2020 – 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 to the beginning of the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Click here for more.

Submitted 1.6.20
 
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 four part series of articles. Click here for more.

UPDATE 12.1.21: Nothing has changed. Persecution of one reporter continues by the Griffin Police Department, and the City of Griffin continues to allow it.

10.7.19
 
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 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 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 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!

Call Steve J. Reeves Land Surveying 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.

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

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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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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 R.F. Strickland Building Is Available for Special Occasions

CONCORD - The R.F. Strickland Building is a historical event center located in Concord, Georgia. This building has been beautifully restored to host events such as weddings, reunions, parties, ballroom dancing and much more.

For availability and rental rates text or call 678-544-3935 or by email at deputyclerk.concord@gmail.com. Click here to see more photos.

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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
770-567-8642
 
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678-463-8155
 
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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
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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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Zebulon, GA 30295
770-468-7583

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