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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.)

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More Important Community Information

Click here to see more important information such as how to make an appointment to ride the buses that drive all over Pike, Upson, Lamar, etc. and the Transfer Station hours so you can take your garbage to the dump or do some recycling.

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.)

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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.

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!

Rent and Utility Assistance Services for Counties: Lamar, Pike, Spalding, And Upson

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army here at Griffin, Georgia services the counties of Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson for these communities’ social service needs. Many individuals utilize our House of Hope Homeless Shelter, Clothing Voucher, and Food Pantry programs from these counties, but they do not take advantage of our Rent and Utility Assistance Program. We want to change that because we care about everyone in all of these counties.

If you live in these counties, or know of anyone who does, and you need assistance with your rent and/or utility issues, we are here to help. Our funding is limited, but we are committed to serving the residents of the above-listed counties with the resources entrusted to us with due diligence. To apply, contact us at 770-412-6561 to discuss your concerns and/or schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you. God Bless You.

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.

The Last Trimester to Offer Support in the Pike Community

Melinda Harrison wants to help support women by giving them a way to talk together so they can be encouraged, know that they are not alone, get help from other women who have had similar experiences, and even get outside resources if needed.

Harrison is a nurse who is offering the opportunity for women to get together every two weeks and support each other as a part of The Last Trimester began on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 10 a.m. downstairs in 1828 Coffee in Zebulon. Contact information is in the article.

Click here for more: pikecountytimes.com/secondary/thelasttrimester5.23.23.html

Road Closing for Bridge Replacement on Concord Road at Birch Creek beginning July 26

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will begin Project #0017424 for Pike County. This project would replace the bridge on CR 333/Concord Road at Birch Creek, approximately two miles north of the city of Concord.

The closure will begin July 26, 2023 at Bottoms Rd and Pedenville Rd/ Turner Intersection. Click here for more including the estimated time of completion.

Free Pictures with Santa Mark
Donations Benefit The Pike County Back Pack Food Program

ZEBULON - Santa Mark (Nalls) will be available to take a free picture with Santa at the City Park Pavilion in Zebulon on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: He will take a short break from 12 to 1 p.m. **BRING YOUR CELL PHONE AND TAKE YOUR OWN PICTURE.

There is no charge for this, however, Santa Mark is asking for donations to benefit The Pike County Back Pack Food Program. This labor of love provides food for over 100 students here in Pike County.

All are welcome. No pets.

You can read more about the Back Pack Program at: Click here for more.

Revised Uniform Development Code (UDC) Ordinances Are Online; Hearing on November 28

Pike County is in the process of updating its code of ordinances. The UDC and changes in red and blue are online on the county website as part of the November 9, 2023 Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Novus Agenda. [Note from the Editor: Information like this is regularly uploaded to county meetings. Thank you to the county for transparency on this issue because this is not a small thing to go through and read.]

More information about the November 9 and November 28 meetings as well as directions to view and download this document can found by clicking here and scrolling down to the update in bold.

The Planning and Zoning Board held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the ordinances/Uniform Development Code (UDC) on November 9, 2023 in which every member of the public who wanted to speak was allowed to speak for 3 minutes. Click here for more.

Annual Lighting of Concord

Friday week following Thanksgiving, the city of Concord sponsors The Lighting of Concord annual Christmas event. Held in the R.F. Strickland Building and along Main Street, this is a one-of-a-kind family gathering. Family, food, live music, and a visit with the jolly ole man himself, this event draws local folks and those from neighboring counties.

Gather around crackling fireboxes with friends old and new, shop for that special someone at the Christmas bazaar or RF Strickland Company Mercantile, enjoy pony rides for the children and eat tasty treats along Main Street. Sing along with live entertainment! Santa’s photographer will be on site to capture that special moment with your child!

The Lighting of Concord will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Four to be Inducted into the Pike County Memorial Hall of Heroes

On Saturday, 2 December 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in the Zebulon, Georgia City Hall on U.S. Route 19 South, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 will host the 2023 Pike County Memorial Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony, Rededication Ceremony, and Name Changing Ceremony. The City of Zebulon will rededicate their City Hall to house the Pike County Memorial Hall of Heroes, the new facility name will change from the Pike County Memorial Annex to the Pike County Memorial Hall of Heroes. This year, Pike County will be inducting and honoring Marine Private Lee R. Todd – WWI – Killed in Action, Army Technician Fifth Grade Grier H. Blankenship – WWII – Killed in Action, Army Private First Class Martin Eppinger – Korean War – Killed in Action, and Atlanta Police Department Investigator Sherry E. Lyons-Williams - Killed in the Line of Duty. All inductees have resided in Pike County. Lyons-Williams will be the first female inducted into the Hall of Heroes.

Highlights of the Program will be a POW/MIA tribute, brief history of the Memorial Annex and cumutive facts on the inducted members, introduction and biography readings of the four inductees and the unveiling of each inductee’s shadow box to be permently mounted in the Memorial Hall for the public to view, and the posting of a memorial wreath and the playing of “Amazing Grace” and “Taps” in honor of the four inductees. The Memorial Annex Class of 2023 will join 37 other previous inductees. The Pike County community is invited to attend these ceremonies in honor of these four heroes, increase their knowledge of Pike County history, listen to stories from WWI, WWII, Korea, law enforcement, and our military services, and check out the new Pike County Memorial Hall of Heros with all its amazing exhibits. A reception will follow the ceremonies. This event is free to the Public.

The Pike County Memorial Hall of Heroes is located within the Zebulon City Hall and is free and open to the public: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please visit this Pike County treasure.

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