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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.

Call Carl Carlson at 706-628-5336 for more information or 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 Go Into Effect May 1st

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 and will last through the summer months until October 1.

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.

Final Night of Movies in the Park

The last Movie in the Park of the summer will be held this Friday, August 18 with the showing of Moana. The movie will be held on the lower football field at the recreation complex. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Pre-show music and inflatables available before the movie begins. The movie will begin at approximately dusk. Concessions will be open throughout the evening. For more information, please call the recreation office at 770-567-2027.

Promise Place Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration

Come Celebrate with Us! Promise Place is celebrating 30 years of providing services for victims of domestic violence and creating awareness in the community with a dinner at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Put on your best linen and lace attire and dine, hear a powerful testimony from a survivor of domestic violence and listen to live music. There will be dancing to one of the best dance bands in the Atlanta area, favors for everyone, a silent auction, and a red carpet photo opportunity.

Mark your calendar for August 19, at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a table sponsor at $400 or would like to place an ad in the event program please contact (770) 692-3390. Tickets are available at $50/person. To R.S.V.P visit our website at www.promiseplace.org. (Scroll down to the bottom of the home page.) The staff and volunteers at Promise Place are looking forward to continuing to serve the community for the next 30 years. Promise Place… where domestic violence ends.

Pike County Historical Society to Hold Genealogy Class

The Pike County Historical Society has invited two professional genealogists to conduct a class on Saturday, August 19 at the Genealogy Library in the Zebulon Opportunity Center. We will start at 9:30 and finish at 12:00. This class is free and limited to the first 20 people who register.

Beginners or advanced researchers will benefit from this class! Susan Sloan will present "Packing Your Genealogy Suitcase," and interactive presentation on where to find information about your ancestors, what to take with you, and what you will find in each place. She will also provide information on filling our ancestry charts and family group sheets.

Nathan Mathews will present "Why We Need Internet Genealogy," with a focus on important genealogy websites and how to use them.

Please email Lynn Cunningham at cunningham53@bellsouth.net - call 770 884-5774 or 678 910-3991.

Join TUAC's presentation of "Music, Music, Music" featuring the Acclamation! Choir

THOMASTON - Thomaston Upson Arts Council (TUAC) invites the public to join with them and be a part of "Music, Music, Music" featuring the Acclamation! Choir. Rehearsals begin August 22 and the concert will be on November 9, 2017. Click here for more.

Tri-County Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) 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 August 22, 2017 at 5:00. Please join us and learn more about the organization. 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. Our speakers for this meeting will be Otis and Dee Bulloch, managers of the Fit4Life Gym that has recently opened in the building previously occupied by Tha’ Deli. They offer Silver Sneakers programs which are free for SHBP plan members. Local officers will give updates about recent ERS board meetings and the annual statewide meeting 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. Refreshments and door prizes for those attending. Click here for more.

American Legion Post 197 Walk/Run to Be Held on August 26th

The Pike County American Legion Post 197 5K/10K Run/Walk for Veterans to be held in and around Williamson on August 26, 2017. The Huey Helicopter should be on display for the event. The Run/Walk T-shirt design features the Williamson Huey Helicopter. This is the fifth and last Run/Walk on the Pike County Circuit. In February of 2018, we will start all over with a greatly modified (having learned from experience) Zebulon 5K/10K.

The start of the run/walk window will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon because of the heat. Cold water will be at the rest area and registration area as well as with our roving EMT vehicle. There are paved roads, grassy lanes, and a short trail. One area on Watering Hole Pass which is on the 10K does have some short hills which will add to your workout. Most of you will enjoy the courses through the City of Williamson, Ashley Glen Development, and the beautiful Eagles Landing. This can be a family event or an individual healthy workout.

We continue the “In Memory Of Veteran" program that we began at the Molena Run/Walk. For a donation of $50, you get the name of a deceased Veteran printed on the T-shirt. For $60, you get the name listed and a T-shirt. If you register for the Run/Walk, it would be just $50, since you get a T-shirt with your registration. If you know someone in the Williamson area would like to be one of our sponsors, please contact Bryan Richardson at 770-884-9810.

Click here to view a map.

Bethel Baptist Church to Hold Homecoming

Bethel Baptist Church, 448 Zebulon Rd., Milner, GA will hold their annual Homecoming on Sunday, September 10th. Our day will start with a concert by Josh Farr (Thomaston Resident) at 9:30AM. Our Worship Service will begin at 11AM. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Gaylen Andrews. Dinner on the grounds will follow. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Mary Thomas at (770)228-2420.

Pike County Patriot Day (9-11) Observance Program

On 11 September 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will be hosting the annual Pike County Patriot Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m.

The Patriot Day Observance Program honors the 16th anniversary of those who perished that fateful morning of 11 September 2001. Highlights of the Program are the multi-organizational (Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Military) Color Guard posting of the Colors; special music; Last Call Tribute to the FDNY and NYPD by the Pike County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office; special 9-11 Prayer by Vicar Dwain Penn, and guest speaker, City of Williamson Mayor and Veteran Steve Fry.

Please join the community as we honor and continue to remember the 2,977 9-11 victims. Seating is limited, so the public is encourage to bring their lawn chairs.

Click here to read about last year's event.

Listen, Learn, Lead Suicide Intervention Training Workshop

A Listen, Learn, Lead Suicide Intervention Training Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 10am to 3pm at Silvertown Baptist Church located at 300 W Goodrich Avenue in Thomaston, Georgia. This will provide 5 hours POST credit for Law Enforcement.

Workshop Objectives: Increase personal awareness, Identify risk factors and warning signs, Discuss attitudes that help and hurt, and Gain skills that save lives. Taught by Kenneth Koon, D.Min. Master Intervention Trainer Armed Forces Mission, Crisis Intervention Chaplain PTC Police Department, 2016 Trinity Award’s Emergency Responder of the Year, and 600+ successful suicide interventions since 2012.

Cost is only $5 thanks to community sponsors: Upson County Family Connection and Peach State Health Plan. Register at https://armedforcesmission.regfox.com/i-will-intervene-challenge-upson-county-ga.

Pike County National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program

On Friday, 15 September 2017, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance Program for the community at the Meansville Memorial Park located in down town Meansville, Georgia across from the City Hall. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m.

The National Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) Recognition Day Observance Program honors our past and current POWs around the Nation. Currently, Pike County has two known MIAs: WWII Staff Sergeant Joel M. Matthews and Vietnam War Willie L. King both from Meansville, Georgia; and one past Vietnam War POW, Specialist 6th Class Lenard E. Daugherty, currently residing in Williamson, Georgia.

The Program theme is why we honor and remember our prisoners of war and missing in action service members. In addition, Post 197 would like to take this nationally recognized special day to conduct a Flag Raising and Lowering Ceremony. During this Ceremony, three new U.S. Flags will be unfolded, raised, given proper honors, lowered and refolded into its proper triangular configuration in honor of the three 2017 Pike County Memorial Annex Inductees. The three inductees are Sergeant Malcolm R. Carter, WWII killed in action; Technician Fifth Grade Virgil L. Middlebrooks, WWII killed in action; and Chief Petty Officer Willie L. King, Vietnam War, lost at sea/missing in action. All inductees are from the Meansville area and all killed in action (KIA) from WWII.

Their respective Flags will be included in their shadow box to be unveiled at the 2 December 2017 Pike County Memorial Annex Induction Ceremony. A future special announcement will be published. Please join the community as we continue to remember our past and current POWs, MIAs, and wartime KIA; especially those from Pike County. Members of the inductee’s families will be present. Seating is limited, so please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Program.

Walk to End Alzheimers

Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Registration at 8 a.m. Ceremony at 9 a.m. Walk at 9:30 a.m.

Start or join a team at georgiawalk.org.

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