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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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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.

Pike County Democrats Meet

The Pike County Democratic Party meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Pike County American Legion Family Meetings Are Held Monthly

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the Month at 6 p.m. The American Legion Post 197 meets the second Thursday of the Month at 7 p.m. The Sons of American Legion, Squadron 197 meets the second Sunday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

All meetings are held at the Post 197 Building located at 645 Meansville Road in Zebulon, Georgia.

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.

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 Are No longer in Effect

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 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.

Reforestation Matters

It's time to order seedlings for the 2017-2018 planting season! A wide variety of GFC pine and hardwood seedlings are being offered, including a new variety of slash pine. Premium Plus Slash is an improvement over its combined predecessors and provides superior pitch canker resistance and 32% more volume gain per acre. Prices for other pine varieties remain unchanged from last year.

To order, visit GaTrees.org, call the Flint River Nursery at 478-508-0056, or stop by your local GFC county unit were you can set up free delivery to the unit and get questions answered by a GFC professional.

[Note from the Editor: This nursery is self funded and receives no funding from the state.]

Griffin Circuit Domestic Violence Force Hosts Annual Candlelight Vigil

The Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force will be hosting its annual Candlelight Vigil to recognize victims of domestic violence on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Park at Sixth, 204 Solomon St, Griffin, Georgia.

Click here for more.

Come Out to the Concord Country Jubilee 2017!

The Concord Country Jubilee will be held in downtown Concord on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy a slower pace of life as well as a ton of arts and crafts, entertainment, and many different food vendors to choose from! Click here for more.

1st Annual Brandon Brown Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament to Be Held

The 1st Annual Brandon Brown Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Griffin City Course. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. All proceeds benefit a scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior chosen by The Brown Family.

Please contact Ryan Edge at 770-468-6768 for more information.

Tri-County Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association to Meet

The Tri-County Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) will hold its quarterly meeting in Meadows Classroom at Roosevelt Warm Springs on October 24, 2017 at 5:00. Please join us and learn more about the organization. This will be a fun and informative meeting. Delicious refreshments and valuable door prizes for those attending. If you are an active or retired state employee living in Meriwether, Talbot, Harris, Upson, Pike, Troup or Taylor county you are urged to attend these meetings. Local officers will give updates about the annual statewide meeting held on October 16 and 17 in Columbus.

For more information please contact John Mallory at 706-741-4185 or Kathy Clements at 706-655-2390. 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, GSRA day at the Capitol, and local chapters with regular meetings. Join your fellow retirees and prospective retirees and help us help you.

Click here for more.

American Legion Family 197 to Host 2nd Annual Haunted House

American Legion Family 197 will hold its 2nd Annual Haunted House on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 from 7 p.m. to Midnight and Sunday, October 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 645 Meansville Street in Zebulon. 12 years & up $5.00. 11 years and under $3.00.

Candy, food, donation and frightfully fun for all ages!

Trick or Treat on the Zebulon Square

The annual Trick or Treat on the Square in Zebulon will be on Saturday, October 28th from 5-8. p.m. In addition to our merchants handing out candy, there will be several organizations setting up booths and doing the same. The Arts Council will also have a "scary walk" on Concord St right across from First Baptist.

The public is invited to attend.

Pike Health Department to Offer Free Breast Exams

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pike County Health Department will offer free breast exams on Monday, October 30 by appointment. For those who receive a breast exam, their name will be entered for a chance to win a free gift basket.

Call 1-800-847-4262 to make an appointment.

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