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'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Actress Headlines FVSU Motivation Task Force

'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Actress Headlines FVSU Motivation Task Force


At Fort Valley State University’s annual Ralph P. Malone Youth Motivation Task Force, successful alumni return to The Valley to change the lives of high school and college students. For three days, they share stories about their professions and how they overcame challenges to make their dreams a reality.

During the April 16-18 event, a special guest will also challenge students to aim for the stars.

"Light of Darkness Conference" Comes to Byron

"Light of Darkness Conference" Comes to Byron

Read the Byron Buzz's blog on the "Light of Darkness Conference."

Byron Buzz reports that the event is April 6 at Byron Municipal Building.

FVSU to Hold Growing Power Workshops

FVSU to Hold Growing Power Workshops


Several workshops that may normally cost a couple of hundred bucks are being offered at Fort Valley State University for $10.

On April 2 - 3, nationally-known Will Allen of the nonprofit organization Growing Power Inc. will be sharing his knowledge with agriculturalists and farmers. Allen, who’s been featured on CNN and visited by first lady Michelle Obama, uses, and educates others, about economical farming systems.

On April 2, from 1:30 – 5 p.m., at FVSU’s Pettigrew Center, Allen will address such topics as growing mushrooms, extending the growing season with hoop houses and using worms to improve soil quality. The second half of the session will be hands-on demonstrations at the greenhouse complex on campus.  

Sixth Annual Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K

Sixth Annual Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K
The sixth annual Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K will be run on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Reynolds Ball Park, South Liberty Street, Reynolds, Georgia.

The race is registered with the

2013 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series & the Macon Tracks Club’s Piedmont Sports Medicine Race Series.

Following the race there will be refreshments and awards.

Jazz It Up at the 15th annual Georgia Strawberry Festival

Jazz It Up at the 15th annual Georgia Strawberry Festival

Please join us in Reynolds April 26th-27th as we "Jazz It Up" while celebrating the 15th annual Georgia Strawberry Festival.

Friday at 6 p.m-enjoy a meal of “Southern” cooked barbeque while listening to “Southern Gospel” music in the park with your friends and family.

Saturday-Scheduled Events

8 a.m. 5K Run for literacy

8 a.m. “Berry Blast” Girl’s Softball Tournament

10:00 a.m. Children’s Parade and “Jazz It Up” Grand Parade

1:00 p.m. Strawberry Cook-off

5:00 p.m. Lawn Mower Races

Saturday-ALL DAY

Arts & Crafts, Old Book Sale. Photography Show, Classic Car Show & Main Street Stage

For more information please visit www.ga-strawberry.org

This Weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway!

This Weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway!
Friday, March 22:Street Legal DragsGates open @ 6:00Track time 7:00-11:00Spectator $10Racer $20

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
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obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

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