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Peach Co. Chamber Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Peach County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a business after hours.

The after hours is scheduled for February 10 at 6 p.m. and will take place at Khoury's Menswear.

Fine wine and cheese will be available to enjoy. Attendees  are asked to bring business cards for networking and entering door prize drawings.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 478-825-2501.

Khoury's Menswear is located at 120 E. Main St. in Fort Valley.

Crawford Completes Early Warning Sirens

The automated activation system installation for the Early Warning Sirens (EWS) has been completed.

This means that Crawford County can monitor the National Weather System for tornado warnings and will activate Crawford County's EWS sirens when warnings are received, a Crawford County Emergency Management Agency news release says.

The completion of the system's installation corresponds with Governor Deal's proclamation of this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.

The EWS System will be fully tested on Wednesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m.

All sirens will sound for 3 minutes. The school system plans to activate their Tornado Drill plan, in conjunction with Wednesday marked as Statewide Tornado Drill Day.

February Marks Annual Camellia Festival

February Marks Annual Camellia Festival

The Annual Camellia Festival kicks off in Fort Valley this weekend.

The festival lasts throughout February, the peak time for camellia blooms, according to an American Camellia Society news release.

The American Camellia Society headquarters resides in Central Georgia.

Massee Lane Gardens and the Society headquarters is a non-profit organization to promote camellias.

Saturday, Feb. 5, the gardens and buildings are open free to the public.

Former University of Georgia Athletic Director and Coach Vince Dooley will autograph his gardening book on February 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Massee Lane Gardens.

“Anyone can come and go through the gardens,” said Leisa Dortch, gift shop manager and events coordinator at Massee Lane Gardens.

During the month of February,the gardens will be open every day, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

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.