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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 at the bottom of this page. 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

Regular Monthly Community Events
Recycle in Pike County at the Transfer Station

Items that can be recycled at the Pike County Transfer and Recycling Center include plastics, newspapers, magazines, and phone books, cardboard, boxboard like cereal boxes, steel cans, aluminum cans, glass, junk metal and shreddable metal like old refrigerators and lawn mowers, and batteries of all types from car batteries to cell phone batteries and even small batteries.

And the Transfer Station takes yard debris. Other items that are accepted for recycling with a fee include car tires, semi tires, and tractor tires.

The Pike County Transfer and Recycling Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. It is closed on Sunday. 770-884-3000.

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.

Lion's Club Meetings and Rental Information on the Depot

The Pike County Lion's Club meets each month at the Depot in Zebulon. For information on becoming a member, call President Fletcher Dunn at 770-584-4525 or Membership Chairman Charles Bentley at 770-227-9878.

The Depot can be used for private functions by the public. No alcohol or loud music is allowed. No political events are allowed either. User must sign an agreement prior to use. Stove, fridge, and microwave for user use. Donation goes to upkeep of the Depot goes to the Camp for the Blind, the Georgia Lion's Lighthouse, and other Lion's Club projects.

Please contact the Lion's Club for information about rental information for the Depot and tell them that you read about it on the Pike County Times.com.

Dolly GoodPuppy Posts Encourages Adoption

The Dolly Goodpuppy Society™ is a Department of Agriculture licensed, non-profit, all-breed canine rescue organization located in Barnesville, Georgia. We are dedicated to rescuing, vetting, and finding loving homes for well-deserving dogs who may otherwise not get a new start.

Millions of pets are euthanized in America every year. Dolly Goodpuppy encourages you to save a life by adopting from a shelter or pound. Check out the links on her website to see pets that need a home. https://dollygoodpuppy.org.

You can adopt and volunteer with Dolly Goodpuppy. Together we can make a difference! Even if you can't adopt, there are many ways to help our organization. Your assistance means the world to the dogs.

Coco's Cupboard Inc. - Pet Rescue and Food Pantry

Coco's Cupboard is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit humane society. We are here to stem the tide of abandoned dogs and cats in the southern crescent of Atlanta. We will fight for every animal in need, and we will work tirelessly to prevent future unwanted litters, surrenders and abandonments. That is our commitment.

Coco’s Cupboard, Inc is run by volunteers and funded by donations. With your help, we are able to offer: a low cost spay / neuter program, pet rescue & rehabilitation, fostering & adoption services, a pet food pantry for those in need and more! We have limited space for fosters and welcome new foster homes!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? There are several volunteer opportunities available with Coco’s Cupboard. We are also blessed to have a wonderful group of volunteers, from Pike and beyond. They help us with fund raising, events, housing and caring for fosters, socialization and training of foster dogs, cross posting available animals to help them find homes, spay/neuter organization and shuttles, and so much more!

Click here to find out more: https://www.cocoscupboardinc.org/.

Support The Pike County Emergency Service Auxillary With Reflective Address Signs

The Pike County Emergency Service Auxillary is selling reflective address signs to Pike County citizens. Proceeds benefit all emergency services personnel with disaster assistance in the form of gatorade, water, and other necessary items. Green signs are 6 inches by 18 inches with 4 inch reflective numbers on each side.

To order, call 770-468-8633 for more information.

All orders for reflective address signs must be made in writing.

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 In Place

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.

BREAKING NEWS: General Primary Election - May 21, 2024
Early Voting Begins - April 29; Saturday Votes - May 4 and 11
By Editor Becky Watts

Pike County Voters will have the opportunity to speak their minds at the ballot box on local, state, and federal election races in the May 21, 2024 General Primary.

The Primary Election for Sheriff and District 3 Commissioner are both on this ballot as well as the US States Representative District 3 race to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Drew Ferguson who is stepping down from this position.

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SCV Raising Funds for a Headstone

The Col. John H. Baker Camp #1705 Sons of Confederate Veterans are raising funds for a headstone for Pike County soldier 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Jefferson Blasingame. Lt. J.T. Blasingame 1840 - 1910. Lieutenant J.T. Blasingame was in Co. I 32nd Reg. Ga, Inf.

Lt. Blasingame served with the Confederate Army from 1861 until 1865 and lost a arm on Feb. 20, 1864 in the Battle of Olustee, Fl. After the war Blasingame returned to Pike County and became a teacher. In 1873 he was elected ordinary of Pike County and in 1889 he was elected Clerk of the Superior Court.

Blasingame was married Miss Celia Ann Adams and had five children. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and belonged to the fraternal order of Knights of Honor. Mr. Blasingame was one of the most popular citizens of Pike county in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

He is buried in East View cemetery in Zebulon beside his loving wife, and for some reason he nevered recieved a headstone. It is our honor to try and provide this Pike county hero a proper headstone.

Bun Ban Runs May 1 to September 30

To help diminish air issues surrounding ozone pollutants, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has instituted an outdoor burn ban every summer since 2005.

While campfires, cooking fires, and some agriculture burns are permitted, 54 mostly north and central Georgia counties (listed below) do not allow yard and land debris clearing burns from May 1 to September 30.

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Summer Reading at the Library
By Guest Columnist Alla Drake

Adventure Begins at Your Library!–is this year’s theme of summer reading program at J. Joel Edwards Public Library, and what an adventure is it going to be! The program will have exciting new features and will engage whole families, kids and grownups alike.

Each week in June and July will highlight a special kind of adventure: adventure in imagination, travel, outside, adventure in the dark, in scavenger hunting, and adventure close to home.

The family adventures at the library will begin with the star performance by Lee Bryan the Puppet Guy accompanied by snacks, games, and fun on bouncy inflatables June 1 at 1 pm. Whole-family programming geared toward all age groups will take place on Thursdays at 1 pm and 5:30 PM.

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LaNell Forrest to Narrate Her Book at the Library

Local children’s book author LaNell Forrest will read her book A Waggers Tale to children at J. Joel Edwards Public Library.

The reading will be held Thursday, June 13 at 11 am during the Story Time hour as a part of Summer Reading Program.

Click here for more.

Bat for a Cause. Caden Scott Memorial Softball Tournament. - Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

Come join us for a day of softball fun! The Bat for a Cause - Caden Scott Memorial Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 10 at the Pike County Recreation Field.

“Bat for a Cause” is brought to you by Down to Earth LLC to raise awareness and support for Georgia’s Circle of Hope American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

This adult co-ed softball tournament will be open to the community to participate! We hope to see you all there!

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1840486619711474/.

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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