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Free women's self defense class to be held in Fort Valley

Free women's self defense class to be held in Fort Valley

If you're looking to learn some self-defense moves, a free class will be held Saturday in Fort Valley.

According to a Peach County Chamber of Commerce news release, it will be held at the Austin Theater, located at 116 E Main St., in Fort Valley from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

HODAC is partnering with the Fort Valley Public Safety Department to hold the workshop in Fort Valley. The organization "Fight Like a Woman" holds free self-defense classes for women monthly. According to the release, the workship will provide women with skills, training and a sense of empowerment. The instructors, Sensei Moodie and Sensei Warren, have experience in Karate, Taekwon Do and Judo combined.

Women who attend must wear tennis shoes and comfortable exercise clothes.

Georgia Strawberry Festival

Georgia Strawberry Festival


"Going Green at 17" is the theme, of this year's 17th Annual Georgia Strawberry Festival and Reynolds, Georgia is the place to be. This family friendly festival has truly grown over the years! We are excited to announce a special "treat" this year: the first annual "weiner dog races"

 

For more infomation please visit our website at www.ga-strawberry.org

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.

 

Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley

Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley

The Georgia Peach Festival continues in Fort Valley and Byron.

This weekend you can find food, arts and crafts as well as fireworks.

See a full list of events.

2014 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners from the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway! Early bird prize: 2014 Chevy Cruze - Roger Sparks of Kathleen, Ga. $5,000 Phillips Furniture shopping spree - Jenny Fhaute of Kathleen, Ga. $1,000 gift card at Warner Robins supply, courtesy of First Response Services - Linda Sabian of Warner Robins, Ga.

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

The Dooly County UGA extension has released programs for Controlling Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Cotton.

In a blog post, Jay Porter says it's important for "not just the present, but for the future of weed control in cotton."

Porter warns that not closely following the guidelines could prevent cotton growth in the future.

Read: Cotton weed control guidelines

Friday weather forecast

Friday weather forecast

Today... Sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Tonight... Mostly cloudy with lows near 40.

Saturday... Partly cloudy with highs in the low 70s.

Saturday Night... Mostly cloudy with rain possible. Lows in the lower 50s.