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PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295.
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Editor Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
Welcome to the Calendar of Events Page.

The Pike County Times will post your church and community event and fundraisers free on the Calendar of Events page. Community events from surrounding counties are welcome on this page as well. Email your upcoming events to: editor (at) pikecountytimes (dot) com. If you would like to buy an advertisement for your Open House or other business event, check out the advertising rates by clicking here. You won't be able to beat these weekly or monthly rates in a printed publication!

The Phone Directory is on the Other Important Information link above. County and City Government, Education, Post Offices, County Dump, and even Utility contact numbers are listed there. Service Organization information is listed on the Periodic Events page above. Please email any changes or additions to editor (at) pikecountytimes (dot) com. If you would like to send a short press release about your Service Organization, please include a phone number and website address if you have one and email your information to: editor (at) pikecountytimes (dot) .com

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Important Community Information

Click here to see various organizations that meet in our area as well as provide help to citizens. This also has info to rent the Lion's Club Depot, the Pike Christian Outreach Center, and buying a reflective sign for your driveway.

If you have any info on those listed here that is different than what Pike County Times has listed, please email me at editor @ pikecountytimes.com. (Remove the spaces.)

You can also add information to this page by emailing me at editor @ pikecountytimes.com. (Remove the spaces.)

Regional Public Transportation Is Available

The regional public transportation program provides public tranportation for residents of Butts, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson Counties and has operated in this region since 1999. The regional public transportation program is administered by the McIntosh Trail Regional Development Center, and is one of two suburban regional public transportation systems approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The regional public transportation plan operates under a "demand response" model which means that there are no fixed routes, bus stops, or pick up times. With a deman response model, residents call in and order a trip 24 hours in advance, and daily routes are generated based on the destinations requested. The transportation operator will attempt to accommodate all callers for the times they request.

In order to schedule a trip on the public transportation system, please call 770-229-4885 or in Upson County call 1-800-906-3257. The service is offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Call for pricing information.

Pike County American Legion Family Meetings Are Held Monthly

The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Post 197 meet on a monthly basis here in Pike County. All meetings are held at the Post 197 Building located at 645 Meansville Road in Zebulon, Georgia.

For more information, contact pikepost197@gmail.com.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Offers Embrace Grace and Embrace Life Programs

MOLENA - Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Molena offers the Embrace Grace and Embrace Life programs for unexpectedly expectant unmarried mamas and unmarried mamas with young children.

If you are, or know of someone, interested in more info check it out below or contact Ginna Dixon Byrom at jagbyrom@bellsouth.net or on Facebook.

Click here for more.

Pike Family Connection Meets at Christ Chapel in Zebulon

Pike Family Connection meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Christ Chapel in Zebulon. Christ Chapel is located at 68 Old Zebulon Road on Hwy 19 across from the 9th Grade Academy.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at (770)295-9208.

Find out more about Pike Family Connection through their FB link: www.facebook.com/connectpike/.

The Alzheimer's Association Is Here to Serve You and Your Family

The Alzheimer's Association has a Georgia Chapter that offers services, programs, education, and support groups in our state. Click on the links to find out about what is offered here and how you can become involved. The calendar has a list of dates and times for upcoming events, programs, etc. that is invaluable for families affected by Alzheimer's.

This group has been in existence since 1982 and has seven regional offices as well as a state office in Atlanta. Find out more at www.alz.org/georgia about how the Alzheimer's Association can help you and your family!

Community Events
Burning Restrictions Lifted

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1 and last through the summer months until October 1 each year.

For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at https://gatrees.org/ or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011.

You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

American Legion Pike Post 197 Holding Membership Drive

American Legion Pike Post 197 is holding their annual membership drive.

For more information or to become a member, please contact the Commander at 706-457-3068 or the Adjutant at 404-709-6609.

Pike County Family Connection Meets Every Month

Pike Family Connection will hold its meetings of the first Thursday of each month, and you are invited to attend in-person or via Zoom.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month as follows: from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Christ Chapel, 68 Old Zebulon Rd, Zebulon, GA 30295 or virtually through the Zoom link which will be posted the day before each meeting via mailchimp and our Facebook Page: Pike Family Connection.

Click on the Pike Family Connection ad on the top right side of the home page for a quick link to their FB page.

Tri-County Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) To Meet - January 29

The Tri-County Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) will hold its quarterly meeting at Doodlum’s Barbeque and Fruit Stand located at 18600 Main Street, Woodbury, GA 30293 on Monday, January 29, 2024, at 11:30 A.M. Lunch can be purchased individually.

Join your fellow retirees and prospective retirees and help us help you. For more information, contact Joy Evans at 706-656-0046 or Kay Garrett at 706-846-3422.

GSRA is an organization established and maintained by state retirees for state retirees. We advocate for retirees as well as active employees and keep you informed about any changes or impacts to your retirement benefits through monthly newsletters, media sites, annual statewide meeting, legislative liaison team, action alerts, and local chapters with regular meetings.

Join your fellow retirees and prospective retirees and help us help you. Website – www.mygsra.com

2024 Economic Summit Featuring Chris Clark, President of the Georgia Chamber - February 26

ZEBULON - The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce Chris Clark, President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, as the headliner for the 2024 Economic Summit.

The summit will take place on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Chapel in Zebulon, and is open to all interested citizens.

Click here for more.

Pike County High School Theatre Presents:
9 to 5 The Musical - February 29, March 1, and March 2

Pike County High School Theatre Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical at the Pike County Auditorium on Thursday, February 29th at 7 pm, Friday, March 1st at 7 pm, and Saturday March 2nd at 2pm and 7 pm.

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Pike Qualifying Runs March 4 - 8, 2024

Many seats are up for election in the May 21st General Primary.

Qualifying for these will be from March 4th thru March 8th from 9AM to 4:30PM Monday through Thursday and 9AM to noon on Friday.

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Rosemary Bunn's Retirement Party at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library - March 9

Please join us in celebrating Rosemary Bunn's retirement from the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Saturday, March 9! Guests are encouraged to drop in any time between 12 and 3 p.m. in the meeting room at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library to express their gratitude for her service to the community.

There will be a short schedule of speakers between 1 and 2.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Come out and help us show Rosemary how much we appreciate her!

The 2024 Dog and Pony Show at A Novel Experience

Be a part of a tradition at A Novel Experience! It's our 17th juried photography show featuring man's best friend, and the noble horse, mule, and donkey! If you have a great shot of a dog, or an equine, or both, enter it for this juried show that will hang during the month of April. Author, photographer, and Emmy winner Ray Sullivan returns again as our 2024 juror--and he'll be on hand for the Juror's Talk (along with the CoCo's dogs for adoption) at the show's Reception (TBS).

We do this show every year and we donate a portion of the profits to one of our local rescue groups who do so much to care for dogs--and, horses--in distress. We hope you'll come and be a part of the Reception. It's always a fantastic mix of photographers, photo fans, dog lovers, and horse lovers. We'll award first, second, and third prizes and honorable mentions which will be chosen by Ray from the hanging work.

The Dog and Pony Show Call for Entries is open! It's one of our favorite photo shows at A Novel Experience, happening--this year--this year in the month of April. Our juror-for-life (and author of an incredible photo book of his journeys with his dog)) Ray Sullivan will choose the show from work that you can submit on-line--now till February 18th at midnight. He will let us know his selections soon after and juried-in folks have till March 25th to get their work to us for the Grand Reception in April (TBS)! That's when Coco's Cupboard joins us with a parade of adoptable dogs from their rescue center and we feast on hot dogs as we enjoy the photographs.

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2024 Georgia Boys State / Girls State Sessions

The American Legion seeks young adult citizens to attend this year’s Georgia Boys and Girls State sessions. This American Legion program is a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state governments under the American democratic system. A session, usually lasting five days (Boys State: 9-15 June 2024 and Girls State: 9-14 June 2024), and are conducted with top-ranking high school boys and girls as citizens.

Under the guidance of skilled counselors and other staff members, these boys and girls learn and then practice through self-government, and the duties, responsibilities, and privileges of American citizenship. This program offers training in the practical processes of self-government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society. At Boys and Girls State, the "citizens" study local, county and state government processes. They do this by setting up their own miniature city, county and state governments and administer them according to the laws of the state of Georgia. Boys and Girls State citizens participate in mock political parties, and elections are held to fill city, county, and state positions. Activities include legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting. The citizens also receive special instruction in Parliamentary Procedures. The delegates actively learn government processes. This learning experience better familiarizes the participants with their duties as United States citizens and encourages their participation in the democratic process as they progress into adulthood. The Boys/Girls State programs include the following objectives: develop leadership and pride as American citizens, educate young citizens about the American system of government, instill a greater understanding of American traditions, and stimulate a desire to maintain the American democratic government processes.

The selection criteria to be eligible to attend Boys and Girls State is being a legal resident of the United States, currently in the 11th grade and at least one more semester remaining before graduation, keenly interested in government and current events, and demonstrating a high moral character, strong leadership abilities, and above-average scholastic achievement. The program is challenging; however, completion of Boys or Girls State looks good on university/college applications and even initial job resumes.

The Pike County American Legion Post 197 is sponsoring two boys and two girls which include the program fees. Both Boys and Girls Sessions will be conducted at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. Those who think they meet the selection criteria and are interested in attending Boys or Girls State, have questions concerning the programs, or would like more information and application paperwork can contact Bryan Richardson at 678-764-2611 or email rich5060@bellsouth.net, The deadline for application paperwork is 26 April 2024.

Additional information can be obtained from the websites: Boys: Boys State and Girls: Girls State.

County Directory

Board of Assessors 770-567-2002
Board of Commissioners 770-567-3406
Building and Zoning 770-567-2007
Clerk of Superior Court 770-567-2000
County Extension Office 770-567-2010
Dept of Children's Services 770-567-8427
Magistrate Court 770-567-2004
Public Health Center 770-567-8972
Probate Court 770-567-8734
Road Department 770-567-2005
Senior Center 770-567-3857
Sheriff's Office 770-567-8431
Tax and Tag Office 770-567-2001
Transfer Station/Trash 770-884-3000
Voter Registrar 770-567-2003
City Government

Concord City Hall 770-884-5221
Meansville City Hall 770-567-3258
Molena City Hall 770-884-9711
Williamson City Hall 770-227-8380
Zebulon City Hall 770-567-8441

Agribusiness Authority 770-567-8659
Development Authority 770-567-2029
Downtown Development Authority 770-567-3600
Recreation Authority 770-567-2027
Water Authority 770-567-7287
Post Offices

Concord 770-884-5674
Meansville 770-567-3676
Molena 770-884-5738
Williamson 770-229-2979
Zebulon 770-567-5597
School Information

Board of Education 770-567-8489
Primary School 770-567-8443
Elementary School 770-567-4444
Middle School 770-567-3353
High School 770-567-8770
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