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Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Georgia National Fair is set for October 6-16 this year.

October 6 opening day: Sneak-a-Peek Day

             Open 3-10 p.m.

             Admission $5, kids (10 & under) get in free with a paying adult.

Pay-One-Price Rides: Open 3:00 pm; $13.00 unlimited rides.

Opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

October 7-October 16 Scheduled Events:

Admission:

6th Annual Hambone Jam - Fort Valley GA

6th Annual Hambone Jam - Fort Valley GA

6th Annual Hambone Jam – Fort Valley GA

If you like great BBQ, excellent entertainment, and a fun atmosphere, then downtown Fort Valley GA is the place to be on Sept 9th and 10th for the 6th Annual Hambone Jam.

FVSU's Slaughter Grabs Player of the Week Honors

FVSU's Slaughter Grabs Player of the Week Honors

 

After a stellar performance against the Rattlers of Florida A&M University this past weekend, Fort Valley State University wide receiver Christopher Slaughter has been named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Newcomer of the Week.”    In his first game as a Wildcat, the Fort Valley, Georgia native claimed the honor with 10 receptions in Saturday’s match up between the Wildcats and the Rattlers in Tallahassee, Florida.

Slaughter’s 10 catches accounted for 202 yards of FVSU offense.  As a team, the Wildcats had a total of the 401 yards in offense. Slaughter finished the game with two touchdown receptions.  The first was a 73-yard scoring strike from quarterback Antonio Henton for the game’s first score.  The second was a six yard toss from Henton late in the fourth quarter.

Early September Marks Dove Season Opener

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 3.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) news release.

The official 2011-2012 dove seasons are Sept. 3-18, Oct. 8-16 and Nov. 24 - Jan. 7. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept.3) of the first season and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remaining two seasons. Sunrise and sunset times for each day are found in the 2011-2012 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide or online at www.georgiawildlife.com .

The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunter. Additionally, there have been some reports of white-winged doves in Georgia.  White-winged doves may be harvested, but count toward the daily bag limit of 15.

Vote in the Jones Zone: Warner Robins or Peach County?

Vote in the Jones Zone: Warner Robins or Peach County?

Ben and Lorra will pick the winners of three football games this week, and at the end of the season, we'll see who has an eye for winners. Will it be Ben or Lorra who picks the most winners this year?

Cast your vote for this week's selection of games: Peach County Trojans or Warner Robins Demons?

The Jones Zone airs Wednesdays on Eyewitness News at 11.

Fort Valley State Football Game Schedule Change

Fort Valley State Football Game Schedule Change

 

The Fort Valley State University vs. Benedict College Football Game originally scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2011 has been changed to Thursday, September 22, 2011.  Kick-off for the Thursday night game is 8 p.m. at Charles W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina

The game has been rescheduled to accommodate a televised broadcast by CSS, the regional cable provider which covers 13 Southeastern states.  The game will be available for viewing by over 6 million homes who subscribe to Comcast Cable.

For more information about the game change, please contact the FVSU Office of Sports Information at 478-825-6437.

Four FVSU Players Sign with NFL

Four FVSU Players Sign with NFL

 

Just one day after the National Football League (NFL) lockout ended, the flood gates of free agent signing opened and for Fort Valley State University (FVSU), the wave of free agent signees crested with an all-time high for the Wildcats.  With the signing of Ricardo Lockette, Dionte Dinkins, Darnell Burks, and Narada Williams, it was the first time in the school’s history that four players were signed as free agents in the same year.