Pike County S.O.: Stolen vehicle report leads to four arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A report of a stolen vehicle has led to four arrests in Pike County. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, the report of a stolen car on Vaughn Lane in Williamson resulted in the arrest of Austin Brazel, age 20, Rodney Miller, age 19, Tristian Montfort, age 21 […]

Griffin Judicial Circuit seeks to add fifth Superior Court judgeship

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Judicial Circuit may soon be adding a fifth Superior Court judge. According to a press release issued by Judge Christopher Edwards, the circuit’s senior Superior Court judge, the four current judges have a case load adequate to apply for a fifth judgeship. “A caseload study conducted by the state shows […]

Pike County deputy involved in fatal shooting

A deputy of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office was on Wednesday involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a man who allegedly first fired on law enforcement personnel. The incident, which occurred on Roberts Quarters Road, resulted in the death of Grady Parks. The GRIP thanks the Pike County Times and its […]

Funding approved for VA clinic in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: Funding has been approved for the construction of a 49,175-square foot Veterans Administration health clinic in Pike County. The GRIP thanks Pike County Times Editor Becky Watts for sharing this story. For additional information on this developing story, please visit http://www.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSvaclinic9.27.17.html#.WcwEVLKGPIU.

Formal complaint filed against Pike County teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student

The Pike County School System has filed a formal complaint against teacher Brian Crow with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. This complaint follows an allegation that a fellow teacher witnessed Crow engaged in inappropriate contact with a female student. For additional information on this developing story, please visit http://www.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSschool5.23.17.html#.WUvHyBEUjmI The GRIP appreciated The Pike County […]

Allegation of inappropriate coach, student relationship under investigation

Pike county law enforcement agencies and the Pike County School System are investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between an athletic coach and student. The GRIP thanks The Pike County Times for its coverage of this incident, and will continue to link to updates as they become available. http://pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSschool5.23.17.html#.WSTfoxHHfIU  

Two killed, two critically injured in Pike County wreck

The GRIP appreciates the coverage provided by The Pike County Times and Publisher Becky Watts. Please support this online news source for the most thorough and current coverage of everything Pike County. http://www.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/BREAKINGNEWSwreck3.9.17.html#.WMGadxF6fmQ

Family loses home in fire

STAFF REPORT ::: The Grip wishes to thank Becky Clark Watts, of the Pike County Times, for allowing us to share this article. Please visit the link below to read the entire story and learn of equipment utilized by the Fire Department that allowed water to be pulled from a nearby source to fight the […]

Toddler’s body recovered from reservoir

A three-year-old boy’s death has been confirmed and emergency services continue to search for an adult male following an accident that occurred at the Still Branch Reservoir at approximately 4:30 Monday afternoon. Becky Watts, editor of The Pike County Times, is closely following and reporting on this developing story. The Grip greatly appreciates her allowing […]

Zebulon family fundraising to adopt two Ukrainian teens

JESSICA GREGORY ::: Amanda Hollar-Bash and Chris Bash of Zebulon are in the process of adopting two-last chance teen orphan girls from Ukraine.  Chris and Amanda have been married since 2009, and adopted their youngest child, Ian, from Vladivostok, Russia last year. They met Maria and Valeria through a hosting program called Project 143, an organization […]

Coco’s Cupboard: Pike County animal activists

SUBMITTED ::: Coco’s Cupboard is currently Pike County’s go-to humane society.  We are committed to three goals:  spay/neuter dogs and cats in order to reduce the number of stray animals roaming the streets; provide pet food and supplies for families in need; and rescue a limited number of animals. As a registered 501C3 and licensed […]