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FVSU-USDA 'StrikeForce' to Meet to Improve Rural Conditions in Georgia

FVSU-USDA 'StrikeForce' to Meet to Improve Rural Conditions in Georgia
An informational meeting at Fort Valley State University’s Agricultural Technology Conference Center recently tackled the issue of persistent poverty in rural Georgia.  On May 23, Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the U.S. Department of Agriculture Georgia StrikeForce Initiative informational meeting. The USDA Georgia StrikeForce Initiative is a program that aims to increase resources in rural communities by providing technical assistance to Georgia’s 60 StrikeForce counties, or counties with consistent poverty.

Virtual School to Allow At-Home Learning in Peach Co.

Virtual School to Allow At-Home Learning in Peach Co.

The Twiggs County school district launches it's first online school starting this fall.

According to a release, it's for students in Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

Attendance is free. You just need a home computer and high speed internet connection.

To participate, you'll enroll in Twiggs County Public Schools, and then obtain the curriculum at home online. State-mandated tests will be taken in person, though.

If you're interested, join the meeting on Saturday, June 29 at 9 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 4013 GA 358 Danville, Ga.

For more information call the Twiggs BOE at 478-945-3127.

Four-Man Golf Scramble to Benefit Crawford Co. Touchdown Club

Four-Man Golf Scramble to Benefit Crawford Co. Touchdown Club

Crawford County High Touchdown Club hosts a Golf Tournament Friday, June 21 at Forsyth Golf Club.

It'll be 4-man scramble.

Cost is $200/team.

 Prizes for 1st, 2nd and last place as well as closest to the pin and longest drive.

For more information, or to register a team, contact Daryl Baxley 478-957-2817 or daryl.baxley@crawfordschools.org

FVSU Presidential Finalists to Speak at Open Forums

FVSU Presidential Finalists to Speak at Open Forums

 

This week, the Presidential Search and Screen Committee announced the finalists for Fort Valley State University’s ninth president. Four candidates will tell the FVSU family why they are best suited to lead Wildcat Nation. From May 28 to June 3, the finalists will present their cases during an hour-long forum, starting at 3:30 p.m., in the C.W. Pettigrew Center. The forums are open to the public.

“On behalf of the FVSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee, I am pleased to inform you that on May 17, we concluded our Neutral Site Interviews of the candidates invited to the First Round,” said Dr. Meigan M. Fields, chair of the committee. “We have selected four, highly qualified, experienced and talented individuals as our final slate of candidates for recommendation to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Larry Ellis, chair of the Special Regents’ Search Committee.”

Jones Elementary Students Experience Farm Life

Jones Elementary Students Experience Farm Life

Pre-K and kindergarten students at Jones Elementary School took part recently in Farm Day.

Guests Naomi Davis of Davis Farms in Roberta and Amy Bean of The Little Farm in Gray shared stories with students about life on a farm. Students had the opportunity to partake in a semi-farm experience with baby chicks, and fruit and vegetable planting.

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Robins to Play Ft. Valley State Army ROTC in Basketball Competition

Robins to Play Ft. Valley State Army ROTC in Basketball Competition

 

Robins will hold a basketball game today at 1:00 pm at the base gym, culminating a month-long of activities in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  

The game will feature the Ft Valley State Army ROTC “Wildcats versus the Robins base team. The Russell Elementary “Jumping Patriots” will provide half-time entertainment.