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The Peach County Chamber of Commerce and Cane River Vineyard will host a business after-hours to include socialization, refreshments and wine tasting.

Energy Assistance Program to Open

Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program will open on Dec. 1, 2010 for all eligible households. 

The program provides financial assistance to low-income, elderly and handicapped households to help pay their home heating costs.

Households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for the cost of heating their homes.  To be eligible, households must have an income equal to or less than 60 percent of the state median income guidelines - $21,940 for a one-person household, $28,691 for two people, $35,442 for three people, $42,193 for four people, $48,944 for five people, $55,695 for six people, $59,961 for seven people, or  $58,226 for eight people.

Payments will be made primarily by checks to home energy suppliers for gas, electricity, wood, coal, or kerosene used in heating a home.

The one-time payments will average about $345 per household.

Fort Valley State University to Host Selection Viewing Party

The Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Football Program invites all supporters of FVSU athletics to join in watching the NCAA Division II Football Playoff Selection Announcements on ESPNEWS on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. in Wildcat Stadium. 

The viewing party will begin at 1 p.m. with music, games and trivia contests. Events will be followed by the live feed of the selections from the four regions at 3 p.m.

The nationwide televised broadcast of the announcement of the 24 team (six teams per region) field will be carried live on the FVSU in-stadium jumbotron.

Currently ranked seventh in the NCAA Super Region 2, the Wildcats could be selected for the playoffs.

According to FVSU Office of Sports Information, although the Wildcats have concluded regular season play, several higher ranked teams in Region 2 still have games this Saturday and any single loss or combination of losses will increase the Wildcats’ chances of being selected for the playoffs.

Teen Author to Sign His Book at Annual Festival

Vanishing Towns of Rural Georgia's teen author, Andy Kite, is scheduled to sign his book at the 5th Annual Merritt Pottery Festival on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The young author, currently a senior in high school and grandson of a long-time Roberta resident Nita Kite, wrote, photographed, edited and published his book.

The book highlights 14 Georgia towns and contains detailed information, historical anecdotes and photographs.

The festival will take place in Crawford County High School's gym from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


USO Tribute to Veterans

The Fine Arts Department at Peach County High School is hosting a reception and performance for all men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m in the Peach County High School Auditorium at 900 Campus Dr. Fort Valley, Ga.

Contact the school at 478-825-8258 for more information.


Byron Veterans Day Ceremony

Sponsored by Historical Society and Byron Better Hometown. Keynote speaker United States Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bill Hafner will discuss the Patriot Riders.

Bandfest to Benefit Crisis Line and Safe House