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Lady Wildcats Stumble while Wildcats Pull Upset

When the basketball teams of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) played at Tuskegee University (TU) February 3 at Tuskegee’s James Center Arena, the Lady Wildcats were trying to maintain a share of the lead in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) while the men’s team looked to change directions and break a losing streak that now extended to six games, a FVSU Office of Sports Information news release says. 

The Lady Wildcats entered the game tied with Albany State University for first place in the conference, while the men’s game took on the added feature of “brother against brother.” 

FVSU Head Coach John Douglas is younger brother to TU Head Coach Leon Douglas.

The Lady Wildcats entered the game with a 14-6 overall record and 12-2 conference mark. 

The Wildcats began play with a 5-14 record and they were 5-10 in SIAC play.

Kidz Hope Preschool Learning Center 2011 - 2012 Registratioa

Kidz Hope Preschool Learning Center Registration for the 2011 - 2012 school year begins March 7.

This registration is for the general public.

Contact Dr. Terry M. Fountain at 478-333-6224 for details.

Kidz Hope Preschool Learning Center is located at 204 Sullivan Rd. in Fort Valley.

Middle Georgia Recruitment Fair

A teacher recruitment fair for six Middle Georgia counties: Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs.

The event is scheduled for March 19 at Westside High School from 9 a.m. until noon.

Bring 20 copies of your resume. GaTAPP informational sessions will also be provided.

For more information, call 478-475-8626.

Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.

Cow and Calf Art Gallery to Host Photography Class

The Cow and Calf Art Gallery will feature a photography class on February 10.

The class is from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

Bonnie Gehling will teach this photo-editing class.

Registration is $35.

For more information, call 478-956-6973.

To become a Gallery member or to teach a class, call 478-956-2409.

Train for the Battle of Byron 5k Race

The Battle of Byron 5K Road Race is scheduled for April 16.

The race will begin at the Byron Municipal Complex and will wind down Main Street, up Rum Rd. to Hwy 42 and back to Byron.

Volunteers are needed to help with registration and water along and the course.

Registration is open. Click here for to apply for the race.

To become a volunteer, call Caryl Deems at 478-972-2609.

FVSU Celebrates Crumbly's Presidential Recognition

FVSU Celebrates Crumbly's Presidential Recognition

Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Developmental Energy Program was honored by President Obama this week.  

A celebration to honor Dr. Crumbly will take place at FVSU on January 31 at 1 p.m.

The celebration will take place in the C.W. Pettigrew Center on FVSU's campus.

FVSU was the only Georgia institution among awardees and the only HBCU in the nation to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring on Jan. 27, a FVSU news release says.

President Obama’s State of the Union address centered on innovation through science, technology, engineering and science programs. 

After the speech, Crumbly, FVSU’s vice president of career and collaborative programs and the honorees met the President in the Oval Office.