Pike County Times
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 Middle School cross country teams traveled to the Rock Ranch to compete in the Rock Ranch Invitational Cross Country Meet. Unlike last year’s scorching temperature, the weather cooperated and made for great running. Click here for more.

The Pike County Middle School cross country teams have continued to perform well over the past two weeks with no signs of slowing down. The teams traveled to Gray, Georgia for the Greyhound Invitational on September 17th. The runners paced themselves well resulting in personal best times for all the runners. Click here for more.

The Pike County Middle School cross country traveled to Americus to compete in its first meet of the season the Furlow Fast Feet Invitational. Click here for more.

The J. Joel Edwards Public Library finished up another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Build a Better World. This page contains pictures from today's finale program. Click here for more.

It took 73 long years, but the Concord community was finally able to honor a hometown hero, 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. By the time that the funeral began, there were over 250 Chinese in attendance from the greater Atlanta area, and some flew into Atlanta from Philadelphia and New York to attend the funeral. Not one of these visitors to our community knew Eugene personally, but they came to show their respect and honor to a man who had given his life not only for our freedom, but for theirs. A sign has been placed in Concord with lettering in English and Chinese to point Chinese visitors to the grave of 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. Many have come to Concord to honor 1st Lt. Oxford, and this will help them find the gravesite easily. Click here to read more about this extraordinary event.Click here to read about the upcoming Concord Jubilee.

Merrill Roan and Mayor John Strickland are shown here as a gift of a beautifully signed picture is given to the City of Concord to remember 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford. This Flying Tiger picture is signed by many who in the Chinese community who honored the Oxford Family earlier this year as well as making new friends in the Pike County community. Click here for more.

Katie Rawlins, daughter of Glen and Kim Rawlins from Zebulon, has just completed a four-week internship in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08). Rawlins is a Political and International Affair major at the University of Georgia. Click here for more.

Prayer Power of Georgia Inc. accepts nominations from the community for the “Saints in Light” award each year. This award is presented an individual who is serving in our community in a way that is spiritually inspiring, motivating to others, and who has an influence of encouragement in our community. Click here for more.

The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. The message was brought to graduates by Shane Moore, Youth Pastor at Life Springs Church with Special Music by the Oak Hill Praise Team. This service was sponsored by Prayer Power of Georgia, Inc. and Oak Hill Baptist Church. Click here for more.

The Pike County High School held an Active Shooter Drill on Friday, June 2. There was a myriad of support as well as cast in this very large practice for an event that I hope Pike County never sees. Click here for more.

73 years is very long time to wait for the return of a loved one after serving honorably in the Armed Forces. 1st Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford and the entire crew of the B-24J Liberator named "Hot as Hell" flew on their final flight on January 25, 1944. They were declared in Missing in Action and then Killed in Action with no word of what happened to them for 63 years. Eugene was engaged to be married, and most of his immediate family passed away without knowing what had happened to him. Now, 73 years later, Lt. Eugene Oxford is coming home. Click here for more.

It started with a Letter to the Editor in August of 2015 and has turned into an Eagle Scout Project to improve the Pirates Treasure Trail walking path at the school. Click here for more.

Prayer Power is proud to announce the two recipients of the 2017 Prayer Power Faith Award and Scholarship. Click here for more.

The Cancer Warriors Support Organization (CWSO) is a non-denominational Christian organization that ministers to and encourages people of all ages and cancer types as they go through the cancer battle. Click here for more.

Are you looking for a way to serve others in our community? Find out more about Kiwanis of Pike and learn how you can help others in our community. Click here for more.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prayer Power of Georgia sponsored the Pike County celebration of the annual National Day of Prayer. It was supposed to be held on the Courthouse Square, but the chilly rain made it necessary to move the event indoors at Zebulon First Baptist Church. Click here for more.
Inducted officers for Thomaston Toastmasters 2017 - 2018 (left to right): Sergeant at Arms Hugh Salter, Treasurer Jimmy Koon, VP Public Relations Jan Price, VP Membership and VP Education Pam Koon, incoming President Marcus Bailey, and outgoing President Larry McDaniel. Not shown is Secretary Helen Cedeno.

End of year awards: Best Speaker, Jerry McDonald; Best Evaluator, Hugh Salter; Best Table Topic, Gary Self. Johnnie Gaskill; Helen Cedeno; David Koplan, Hugh Salter and Debra Smith of the Membership Committee were recognized for excellence. The President's Award went to outgoing President Larry McDaniel. Johnnie Gaskill was awarded a trophy for Toastmaster of the Year.

At Thomaston Toastmasters, members polish communication and leadership skills in a friendly, assistive environment. We welcome visitors from Upson County as well as the surrounding counties. Check the Calendar of Events page for this information.

Rev. Fred Thompson, President of the Pike County Christian Ministerial Association, presented Ms. Abby Cox with the first place award for the creation of the logo for the Association. Abby is a Pike County High School Senior in Ms. Laura Borgognoni's art class.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Pike County Republican Party Convention members elected new officers for the 2017-2019 term. Click here for more.

In late February, a groundbreaking took place for the 14,000 square foot expansion of the TenCate Protective Fabrics plant located in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Pike County American Legion Post 197, Inc. received an Operation Round Up® grant from the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. for $4871.66 to purchase new tables and chairs for the facility. Click here for more.

This is an amazing Spelling Bee Champion! Congratulations, Emily!

The 20th Annual Tour De Pike took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 starting at 92 Main Street in Concord, Georgia. The Pike County Kiwanis Club is providing a 19, 35, 65, and 100 mile tour of beautiful Pike County for cyclists from near and far to enjoy. There were overnight accommodations in the Strickland Building and our local Boy Scouts helped out with this event. Click here for more.

Buffington Road in Pike County will be closed beginning February 15th to replace the bridge. Click here for more.

The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association has organized here in Pike County and consists of: (Left to right) Ben Maxedon - Treasurer, Prayer Power of Georgia; Tom Morton - Morton and Morton; Travis Ferguson - Old Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church; Carol Scroggs - Zebulon & Concord United Methodist Church; Michael Powell - Pike County Resource Network; Chris Teasley - Concord Baptist Church; Mark Harris - Mt Olive Baptist Church; Fred Lacey - Flint River Baptist Association; Fred Thompson - President - Mt Gilead Baptist Church; and Frank Winfrey - Vice President - New Hope Baptist Church.

The Back 2 School Bash was amazing as always! Thanks to everyone who helped out today! Click here for more.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:00 am, people from around the community will gather for the annual school prayer walk for Pike County. Participants will gather in front of the Pre-K building on Highway 19 to pray as a group before riding and walking around the school campus and administration buildings. Click here for more.