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The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here to donate through PayPal. Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
 
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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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Regular Monthly Community Events
 
Prayers for Military

Pike County Post 197, The American Legion will hold a short service to offer thanks and prayers for our military on the first Monday of every month at 12:00 pm (noon). This is a monthly service that is held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Pike County Courthouse grounds. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact pikepost197@gmail.com.

 
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Support Group to Meet

A support group for caregivers of family and friends who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, held its first meeting on March 8, 2012 at Concord United Methodist Church. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Caregivers of loved ones with memory loss are invited to attend. There will be a special informational program as well as the opportunity for conversation and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. Separate supervised activities will be provided for loved ones with memory loss.

Contact Tammy Jarrett at 706-646-3949 or Gary Kemp at 770-584-2388 if you plan to attend or for more information.

 
Invitation to Pike County from Thomaston Toastmasters Club

Thomaston Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 12 - 1 p.m. at The Pie, 710 N. Church Street, Thomaston. Visitors are welcome. Anyone living or working within driving distance is welcome to attend. Visit us on Facebook for more information: www.facebook.com/ThomastonToastmasters

 
Pike County Republicans Meet

The Pike County Republican Party meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center located at 2488 Highway 19 N, Zebulon. Contact Brent Taylor, Chairman, at (678) 972-9352 for more information.

 
Pike County Democrats Meet

The Pike County Democratic Party meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Contact Steven Yerkes at 770-584-3909 for more information. Any questions, please leave a message.

 
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.

 
GED Classes Offered at Concord Baptist Church

GED classes and are offered at Concord Baptist Church (8670 Hwy. 18). Amy Tate is there every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Students may also register for the program at the same location and times. All classes, books, and materials are free. Scholarships for GED testing fees are available. Contact Amy at atate@sctech.edu or 770-467-6036 for more information. (Amy spoke to Kiwanis of Pike last week. Thanks to Mike Cox and Kiwanis Club of Pike for this information.)

 
Pike Community Resource Network Changes Meeting Place

The Pike Community Resource Network meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Church of Joy located at 3080 Highway 362 W, Williamson.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at 770-567-2930 or pikecommunityresourcenetwork@gmail.com.

 
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
 
Pine Mountain Trail Association -"Roadside Trash Pickup"
Workday at FDR State Park

PINE MOUNTAIN - Do you want to help out in a project that will benefit many at a public venue? Does your group want to participate in a group project picking up trash and making a community asset shine? FDR Park is looking for volunteers to help with a roadside trash pickup. Workdays are FREE and volunteers of all ages are welcome. You do not have be a PMTA member to participate and you do not sign up in advance or call ahead. Just show up a few minutes before the stated start time.

Click here to find out more about this and a list of hikes at FDR Park. Please tell them that you read about this on Pike County Times and snap a selfie or two and send them to editor@pikecountytimes.com as you work or hike!

 
Burning Restrictions Have Been Lifted

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1 and last through the summer months until October 1 each year. ww.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/permit9.18.17.html

For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at www.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.

 
EPD's Burn Ban to Be Lifted and Burning Permitted on October 1

Outdoor burning will again be permitted beginning October 1 in 54 Georgia counties where restrictions have been in place since May. Click here for more.

 
Mt. Hope Baptist Church Selling History Books

Mt. Hope Baptist Church is selling history books for $30.00. Each book is filled with not only our church history but filled with pictures and short bio of many of Pike County's pioneers that came through our community.

Please contact Rufus Clemmons by phone at (678) 544-1218 or email (rufusclemmons@yahoo.com) to find out more about the books as well purchasing them.

 
Hummingbirds! Take Wing for a Joyous Program! - March 21

The Concord Garden Club invites all interested members of the public to its Annual Lunch and Learn Garden Series at The Historic Strickland Building in Downtown Concord Georgia located at 144 Main St, Concord, GA 30206 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

We will hear about the amazing world of hummingbirds from Terry Johnson, Georgia's first resident hummingbird bander. Expect to see lovely slides of these fascinating, dazzling little creatures who bring joy to our lives and color to our gardens and woodlands.

Vendors of lots of garden-related items and just pretty things will be there to show their wares. Garden club members will bring gently used house and garden items for resale. This sale always has lots of satisfied buyers. Bring a friend. Come meet some new ones.

Doors open at 11:00 am. Lecture starts promptly at noon and lasts for an hour.

 
Pike County Historical Society offering Genealogy Class - March 30

The Pike County Historical Society in Zebulon, Georgia is offering a community class that will: boost your genealogy skills, help introduce you to relatives and ancestors you don't yet know, and get you excited about knowing where you came from!

If you’ve been thinking about creating your ancestral family tree but aren't sure where to start, this class is for you!

• Where: Pike County Historical Society. 7822 Highway 19, south of Zebulon, across the road from the Dairy Queen in the back wing of the Zebulon Opportunity Center
• When: Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m. until noon; doors open at 9:30 a.m.
• What: What is Family Search and How Do I Use It?
• Who: Marcie Bradberry
• What else: $5 per person age 18 and older, pay at the door; refreshments will be provided
• How to attend: E-mail LesRat512@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

 
Saints In Light Award

Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 “Saints in Light Award” which is to be presented to an individual serving in Pike County who has been a spiritually inspiring, motivating, and encouraging influence in the community, and who openly and with love works for the betterment of the community and the people they come in contact with. By reflecting the true meaning of love and service in the community they inspire and empower others to do the same.

Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019.

You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

 
Prayer Power Faith Award Scholarship

ZEBULON - Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2019 Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. Each year we award a graduating high school senior from Pike County the Prayer Power Faith Award / Scholarship. They may be in public school, private school, or home schooled. They must have shown growth and maturity in their spiritual life during their four year high school experience.

Nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2019.

You may request forms and additional information by email at prayerpower4u@bellsouth.net or at our website www.prayerpower4u.net or by mail at Prayer Power, PO Box 1263, Zebulon, GA 30295.

 
Pike County America Legion Post 197 to Conduct Voter Registration - April 6

Pike County voter registration will be conducted at the Pike County America Legion Post 197 Booth during the 6 April 2019 Williamson Wisteria Festival. Registration hours will coincide with the 9:00 am – 4:00 pm festival hours.

If you have not registered and are attending the Festival, please stop by the American Legion booth and register.

 
Christian Women’s Center (CWC) to Host 36th annual Gala - April 9

On April 9, 2019, the Christian Women’s Center (CWC) in Sunny Side, Georgia will host our 36th annual Gala to raise funds to support and grow this ministry. The theme of our event is “Your Grace Found Me”.

It will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Williamson and will include a catered dinner and inspiring testimonies. We will also host a Live Auction which is always fun and exciting!

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000. One hundred percent of the money raised that evening will go toward the Women of the Well discipleship program. The WOW program provides a loving and accepting 12 month temporary residence to women coming out of drug and/or alcohol addiction.

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event or you would like to attend, please contact Becky Smith at 770-227-3700.

 
The Sellers Law Firm LLC Collecting Food April 22 - May 3

The Sellers Law Firm, LLC, is proud to once again join the cause to help raise food, donations, and awareness concerning hunger in Georgia. In addition to promoting our partners at Operation Lunchbox (#kidsgottaeat), we love participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy with the Georgia Food Bank Association every year.

Here's the deal: 1 in 5 kids in Georgia live in food insecure households, meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. With every $1 you raise, the food banks can distribute $8 worth of groceries into the community. Engage your supervisors, colleagues, clients, friends, and family for the greatest impact! Georgia's lawyers have raised over $1.5 million for the food banks, the equivalent of over 6 million meals since the start of the Legal Food Frenzy. (www.galegalfoodfrenzy.org).

STARTING April 22, 2019, and running through May 3, 2019, drop off your food donations at the Sellers Law Firm, LLC, at 110 South Hill Street, Suite 502, Griffin, Georgia 30223 (770-415-9848). It's time to stop hunger! #GaLFF19 #whereclientsbecomefamily

 
2nd Annual Ride for a Cause - April 27

The 2nd Annual Ride for a Cause will raise funds for Fun in the Son Camp at Reconciliation House, Inc. Fun in the Son Camp is held each summer for children whose parents or caregivers are incarcerated. Ride for a Cause will be Saturday, April 27 starting at Thurston Fire Department, 4178 Crest Highway, Thomaston.

Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the ride starts at 12 noon. $20 to ride, $10 for a passenger, includes food. Please pre-register to help with planning. Call Angela Johnson at 478-787-4215.

This 67 mile ride will go through the beautiful Scenic highways of Central Georgia including Woodbury, Manchester, Woodland, Thomaston and Yatesville. We will have a Georgia State Patrol Escort. A tour of the Fun in the Son campground, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle and other drawings will also be available at the end of the ride.

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Chiropractic Center
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"Our Family
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Moody-Daniel Funeral Home
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Pike Countryside Sanitation
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Complete Firearms Training & Gunworks
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CAPTURING LIFE
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