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Fort Valley Tourism Involved in Trains and Planes Exhibit

Fort Valley’s display of Three Train Buildings has created interest and traffic at the 2010 Trains and Planes show this week at the Museum of Aviation.

The display is sponsored by the Museum and the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club.

The third annual “Planes and Trains” Exhibit, is open free to the public from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day when the Museum will be closed. 

 The club has train displays in two Museum buildings plus exhibits and information from the Model Railroad Club in Macon, the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, the Agrirama in Tifton, Operation Lifesaver and others.

 

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Candied Pecans Bring History to Fort Valley

Byron Hosts Gingbread Market This Weekend

Over 40 vendors will offer holiday wares inside the Byron Municipal Conference Center.

Fort Valley Church Gives Out Thanksgiving Goodies To Thousands

Thousands waited in long lines outside of New Hope International Church to get their bag of Thanksgiving goodies Saturday morning.

The church handed out canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, turkeys and other holiday favorites. Feed The City Dir. Linda Thomas says the items were donated by the community, including Houston County Schools.

Lorrie Patterson of Warner Robins says it's been a tough year and says she's thankful to the church for helping her family enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

"I'm just so blessed that the city is having this and New Hope, they're such a friendly church and I've been out of work for over a year with the disability with my back, and it's just such a blessing," said Patterson.

By late Saturday afternoon, Thomas said they had given out bags of food to about 1,400 families.

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Fort Valley Church Celebrates 127th Anniversary

A Central Georgia church celebrated 127 years on Sunday.

St. Peter A.M.E. Church in Fort Valley kicked off their anniversary with an award ceremony and inspirational speaker at their Sunday morning service.  The church honored Fort Valley State University's president and first lady with an Emmy Singleton Award for their service in the community, along with one of their younger members.

The church has about 400 members, including Elliot Mizell, who says he hopes the church's congregation will inspire more youth to join their activities.

"I hope that they will gain spiritual renewal that their lives would be changed as a result of coming to St. Peter's," says Mizell.

Mizell says the church also hopes to build a family life center.

Autopsy Scheduled Monday for Fort Valley Woman Killed in Murder-Suicide

An autopsy is scheduled on Monday for a Fort Valley woman who was shot and killed by her husband in a murder-suicide, according to Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks.

Rooks says 54-year-old James Wallace shot and killed his wife Annie Ruth Wallace, known to many as Penny Wallace, on Friday afternoon.

According to Rooks, James Wallace shot his wife multiple times and then shot himself at their home located at 260 Summer Breeze Drive.

Rooks says police were called to the home at 1:30 p.m. and they found the couple dead.

Rooks is not sure what time the autopsy will happen.

Volunteers Pack Hundreds of Thanksgiving Feasts For Donation

Hundreds of volunteers helped out at New Hope International church in Warner Robins Friday night, packing donation bags to help make Thanksgiving a lot easier for families in need.

It's part of Feed the City's annual Thanksgiving donation event, hosted by New Hope. 

Everyone grabbed one of the hundreds of empty paper bags and went from station to station, filling them up with canned and boxed goods.

"People like to make a difference," says Feed the City Director Linda Thomas. "They like for an opportunity to give something to others."

There were thousands of donated cans at the church on Friday. Taylor estimates if they had purchased all the food, it would have cost about $140,000.

On Saturday, Thomas says families in need will come from all over the state to get a bag of groceries and a turkey to prepare for their families on Thanksgiving D+ay.