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Annual Turkey Shoot in Byron

Annual Turkey Shoot in Byron

Join in on the Lions Club's Annual Turkey Shoot November 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The shoot happens in a field near O'Reilly's off of Highway 49.

You can purchase tickets from any Lions Club member or at the shoot. Cost is $5 per shot or three shots for $.10

Haunted Main Street in Byron to Feature Trick or Treat

Haunted Main Street in Byron to Feature Trick or Treat

Nightmare on Main Street and you may just see some ghouls and ghosts trick-or-treating October 31.

The public is invited to the free Halloween event from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Byron Rotary Club will host a costume contest  in the gazebo at Jailhouse Park at 5:30.

Then, trick-or-treating happens at 6. 

After all the candy is passed out a movie will be shown on the City Hall lawn.

See event details.

Hambone Jam Returns with the State Barbecue Championship

Hambone Jam Returns with the State Barbecue Championship

The 8th Annual Hambone Jam returns to Peach County September 6 and 7.

The Georgia Barbecue Association hosts the state championship at the Fort Valley Festival Park in Fort Valley. 

This two-day smokin' event features a cook team competition, BBQ food, and a band on Friday from 8-11 p.m.

On Saturday, the festivities continue along with a demo “Flight like a Girl” a ladies self defense demo, Bristol House , Christian Books & Gifts along with the close out of the Silent Auction.   

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

When you treat yourself to a Dairy Queen blizzard this Thursday, you're also treating the Children's Miracle Network.

Thursday marks Miracle Treat Day, a day where at least a dollar from every blizzard will go to Children's Miracle Network, according to a release.

Last year nationwide and in Canada, the fundraiser brought almost $5 million to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

The Children's Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Concert in Fort Valley Friday

Concert in Fort Valley Friday

This event has been moved inside due to inclement weather. 310 MLK, Jr. Free Concert! This evening, Fort Valley.

Nigerian Lawmakers Seek Fort Valley University for Agriculture Advice

Nigerian Lawmakers Seek Fort Valley University for Agriculture Advice

Nigerian political officials searching for methods to improve food production are seeking solutions from Fort Valley State University.

As a part of an eight-day U.S. tour, political officials representing the Cross River State located in Nigeria will visit campus June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will begin at the C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center. During their visit, officials are scheduled to listen to a presentation about the role and impact of the Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (SARE) program. They will also tour FVSU’s College of Agriculture facilities.

James Hill, FVSU’s 1890 land-grant university liaison for the SARE program, said the purpose of the visit is to expose the officials to the SARE program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture funded program that offers grants and provides education.