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Christmas caroling in downtown Fort Valley

Christmas caroling in downtown Fort Valley

Join the Central Union Baptist Church this Saturday as they perform Christmas Carols at the Bandstand under the  Christmas lights in Downtown Fort Valley. They'll be there from 5-7 p.m. according to Fort Valley Main Street's Kathie Lambert

10 ways to prevent Christmas tree fires

10 ways to prevent Christmas tree fires

USA TODAY Network

Your beautifully decorated Christmas tree can also be a deadly fire hazard.

Christmas tree fires are infrequent, but when they do occur, they are serious, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires caused by Christmas trees each year from 2007-2011. The result was a yearly average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, the NFPA reported.

Annual Knoxville Bottom Kiln Firing & Pottery Sale

Annual Knoxville Bottom Kiln Firing & Pottery Sale

The Annual Knoxville Bottom Kiln Firing & Pottery Sale will take place December 14th in Knoxville, Georgia.

Famed potter Shelby West will have his work for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Crawford County Historical Society to continue to restore the old Courthouse.

The Preview of work is at 10 a.m. with the sale beginning at 1 p.m.

Please stop by and enjoy holiday cookies with us. 

You can contact Shelby West at alkalineman@aol.com for details.

http://www.crawfordcountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Photo of the Day: Sunrise over Crawford County

Photo of the Day: Sunrise over Crawford County

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.