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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. 

Better Hometown Looks for Youth Bands

Byron Better Hometown is looking for youth group bands to feature during Kids Day at the Park.

If you are interested, call Better Hometown at 956-5555.

Kids Day will be on August 20th from 9 a.m.-1p.m. at Jailhouse Park in downtown Byron.

License Plate Revote Opens Monday


ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

Vote: When Will You See Harry Potter?

Want to Learn About Aquaculture Systems?

You can take a class on small-scale recirculating aquaculture systems at Fort Valley State University.

This program provides an introduction to the basic principles of the design, components and operation of small-scale recirculating aquaculture systems along with the management of water quality and species selection.

The class is scheduled for July 14 from 1-5 p.m.

Call Dr. Patricia Duncan at 478-825-6575 or 6335 to register or e-mail duncanp@fvsu.edu. The class is $5.


Plan Ahead: July 4th Events

Need July 4th plans?

To celebrate early on July 1, you can check out Warner Robins' Annual Independence Day celebration.

Wynonna Judd will be in concert. This takes place at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins. 

Gates openat 6 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7 p.m. The Air Force Band plays, and Wynonna Judd follows.

For more information on this event, call 478-922-5100.


On July 4, Lake Tobesofkee presents a firework show at 9:30 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person and children 6 and under are free.

For more information, call 478-474-8770.


Have a 4th of July event to share? E-mail the newsroom at eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com or submit the event in our calendar.