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Fort Valley's Jolly Nut Company closes


In 1975, Kay Meyer and her husband took over Jolly Nut Company, a pecan company.

Her father, Wallis Hardeman, bought it in the late 1940s and changed it from its original name, Wright and Solomon Incorporated.

"Daddy thought it up. It just seemed to work. Who's gonna remember Wright and Solomon Incorporated?" she said with a laugh.

The company has been in Fort Valley since 1924, but 90 years later, Meyer says it's time for Jolly Nut to close its doors.

The mother of two says since her children are happy with other careers, she felt the time was right to close the company.

"My husband and I had two premises: to offer quality and service, and I do believe we've done that," Meyer said.

When her father took over the company, it was simply a shelling plant.

Woman killed in Byron housing project


Byron police are investigating a homicide.

They say Ratavious Canion stabbed his 20-year-old girlfriend to death today. He was arrested and charge with the murder of Destiny Clarke.

Byron Police found Clarke's body inside her home on Boy Scout road around 3 p.m. Friday.

Peach County commissioners discuss water park


Peach County Commissioners discussed providing "public accessibility" to a Warner Robins water park at commission meeting at 4:30 on Thursday.

Commissioner Melvin Walker said, by phone, the commissioners agreed to provide an access road to the park and that they would meet again for further review.

The city administrator, Marcia Johnson, says there still needs to be an agreement between the developer, development authority, and commissioners on the park plans.

Jeff Franklin, the President of Spirit of America Theme Park and Development, is the developer of the park and has been planning on building it for about a year.

The park would go on Vietnam Veterans Parkway near Interstate 75 in Warner Robins.

In July, Franklin told 13WMAZ that he is planning on opening the park next April, with an amphitheater across from it.


Job opening in Byron

Job opening in Byron

Job Title:          Welder

Location:         Byron

Pay:                 $10.00 to $13.00 per Hour

Education:       high school diploma/ged

Job Number:   GA8203801

The position requires a high school diploma/GED, 12 months of production welding experience, and experience reading blueprints.

 

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

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