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Flint Energies Plans Capital Credits for September

Flint Energies’ Board of Directors has authorized the distribution of $2.38 million in capital credits to members of the Cooperative who purchased power from Flint in 1983 and/or 1984, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. The distribution will completely refund the 1983 capital credits and will refund a portion of 1984.

“Roughly 12,900 currently active members will receive a bill credit on their primary electric account in September for the amount of their capital credit refund,” said Ray. “This tradition continues our effort to look after our members’ best interests.”

By paying capital credits refunds in September, Flint hopes to help offset the higher light bills that many members see at this time of year.  Around Sept. 15, about 17,700 checks will be mailed to those who were members of Flint in 1983 or 1984, but no longer get their electric service from the cooperative.

What are capital credits and how are they paid?

Community Foundation of Fort Valley Announces Grant Application


The Community Foundation of Fort Valley (CFFV) is currently accepting online grant applications from non-profit organizations for projects in Fort Valley, Georgia and the immediate surrounding area.  The average grant amount is $2,500. 

That's according to a CFFV news release.

This is the first year that CFFV is using an online application form.  To submit an application, you must first request a User ID and Password from CFCG’s website.  Go to www.cfcga.org and click on “Register” in the top right hand corner.  Fill in your contact information and click “submit”.  Check back in a day, and you will be able to log in using the credentials you selected during registration.  Only once you are logged in will you be able to view the online application.


Downtown Fort Valley Welcomes New Students


What happens when you combine Downtown Fort Valley USA with thousands of Fort Valley State University students? F.L.Y. Friday, that's what!

Fort Valley Loves You-nity Friday is the brain child of the FVSU Student Government Association.  According to current SGA president Dominique Nichols, the organization under the advisement of the Office of Student Affairs wanted to plan an event in conjunction with the City that would exemplify FVSU President Larry Rivers' philosphy of "Communiversity." 

So, at 6:00pm on Friday evening, August 19th, Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and it is anticipated that at least 1,000 FVSU students will be embraced by the business and community as they come back to school, some experiencing Fort Valley for the first time as Freshmen. 

Community Yard Sale Set for Saturday

This weekend is the Byron Community Yard Sale, Saturday, August 6th that starts at 8 a.m.

Bring your stuff to sell to the tracks on Heritage Blvd between the street and railroad tracks.

Market vendors set up in Jailhouse Park.

For more information, contact Regina at 956-5555

Peach Co. Schools Announce 2011-2012 Dress Code

The Peach County school system announces the 2011-2012 school dress code for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

See the full dress code, regarding shirts, shorts, skirts, pants, shoes, hair, hats and jewelry.

Back to School Consignment Sale

A Back to School Consignment Sale takes place Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the old school lunchroom on Mosley Rd. in Byron.

The sale also takes place on July 30 from 8-2 p.m. with half price on selected items.

Please join us for our Season consignment sale located in Byron, Ga.

To be a consignor-please email tot2mom@yahoo.com for more information.

June Unemployment Rates in Peach, Crawford

June Unemployment Rates in Peach, Crawford

The June unemployment rate in Peach County is 12.1 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

Crawford County's unemployment rate is 10.5 percent.


The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May.