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More Than 700 Visit Byron Holiday Market

Ornaments, jewlery, and hand-made crafts were just some of the gifts hundreds of shoppers found at Byron's Gingerbread Market on Saturday.

Nearly 50 vendors and more than 700 people came out to do some holiday shopping with the small businesses.

The market was held at the Municipal Conference Center, and some people that came out say they plan to stuff their stockings with local goods.

"It means more, anybody can buy something at a store," says shopper Lisa Burgess.

Burgess says she's guilty of getting caught in the Black Friday madness.   By browsing the small shops, she says she's able to give everyone on her list a unique gift.

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Voters To Cast Ballots In Tuesday's Runoff

Voters will decide on two state races on Nov. 30.  Some Central Georgians will also decide on runoffs in other races.

State Appeals Court

Antoinette Davis

Chris McFadden

State Supreme Court

Tammy Lynn Adkins

Davis Nahmias (I)

Macon Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge

Jim Barnes

Howard Simms

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney

David Cooke

Greg Winters 

Houston County District Attorney

Arthur Creque

George Hartwig

Houston County Board of Education Post 6

Peach Co. Woman Struck By Car, Dies After Game in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A Fort Valley woman was fatally injured when she was struck while attempting to cross a busy Atlanta street Friday night after the Grady-Peach County football game.  A male companion was also hit.   

WXIA in Atlanta reports the accident occurred at the intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, one block west of Grady High School.  Atlanta police say Ruby Young and Phillip Young, also of Fort Valley, were not in a crosswalk when they were hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on 10th Street.

Both victims were transported to Grady Hospital. Ruby Young died of multiple injuries around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Phillip Young suffered leg injuries and is listed in stable condition.

Wilco Wins Coin Flip, Peach Loses Flip

Wilkinson County and Peach County achieved different results in Saturday morning coin flips.

Wilco won their flip and will host Clinch County in the GHSA State Class A Semi-finals next week in Irwinton.

Peach County losts its flip for the second week in a row.

The 13-0 Trojans will play 13-0 Sandy Creek in Tyrone, Georgia next week.

Peach and Sandy Creek have been ranked 1-2 in Class AAA almost all season long.

Sandy Creek won the AAAA state title last year while Peach County won the AAA championship.

Peach mounted a stirring fourth quarter comeback Friday night to beat Grady High School 42-35 in Atlanta.

Wilco scored 20 second half points to eliminate ECI 20-6.

Peach and Wilco are the only two Central Georgia GHSA teams still alive in the chase for a state championship.   

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Burglar Steals $10,000 in Peach County Ticket Receipts

A burglar broke into the Peach County High School early Wednesday and stole about $10,000 in football ticket receipts, Fort Valley police say.

They say the Peach County High coaches and players discovered the theft around 7 a.m. when they arrived for practice.

The money was for advance ticket sales for Friday's playoff game against Fulton County's Grady High School.

Fort Valley police and the GBI are investigating, and tracking dogs are being used.

2011 Legislative Issues Survey

Below is the link for the 2011 Legislative Issues survey. 

This survey is designed to help guide legislature. 

This survey is going out to Robins Regional, Perry and Peach Chambers' of Commerce members.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9GXXN8L

FVSU Receives Grant to Start DUI Awareness

Fort Valley State University received a $9,890 grant to start a new peer-led program, called “Be the Sober One”.

Recently, Chizu Hirata, a center counselor, submitted an application to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s (GOHS) “Young Adult Drinking and Driving” program. The proposal was approved.

“We’ve launched the program this month,” said Hirata, who is the principal investigator for the highway grant.