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Georgia Peach Festival Events Listing:

The Peach Festival is June 3 through June 11  and activities are set to take place in both Byron and Fort Valley.

  • The Festival kicks off with the Peach Festival Luncheon on June 3rd at noon at the BUMC Christian Fellowship Hall.
  • On Saturday, June 4th activities, concert and fireworks will take place at North Peach Park, located off of White Road in Byron.
             Activities start at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. 


Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.:  Festival Preview Party at Montana's Steakhouse featuring music and drink specials in Byron

Saturday, June 4

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Byron Downtown Market

10 a.m.: 3rd Annual Paul Reehling Memorial Poker Run

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Rabies Control

Rabies Control

Protect Your Pet and Yourself

Find out how to:
  • Understand Rabies
  • Protect yourself and your pet
  • Keep your neighborhood safe
What Is Rabies?

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus. Once introduced into the body of a warm blooded animal (including humans), the virus travels along the nerves to the spinal cord and brain, causing convulsions, paralysis and death. Once symptoms occur the disease is always FATAL.

Memorial Day Closings

Sandersville City Hall and all non-emergency departments will close at noon on Friday and will reopen Tuesday, May 31.

This is in observance of Memorial Day.

Residential garbage will be picked up on its regular schedule.

Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags


Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.



Contest submissions may be sent to:


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Photographing your holidays

Photographing your holidays

Now is the time to get your camera's out and start taking pictures, if you haven't already done so. Memorial day is coming up soon and there will be family and friends gathering and what better way to document the occaision than to take photographs? Many of you are probably planning vacations soon, also. Capture those moments in time and make memories by taking stunning photographs. 

What makes a stunning photograph?

1 Perspective.... change your perspective by taking photographs from below your subject or getting above your subject. By doing so, you create more interesting pictures.

2. Fill your frame... Don't make the viewer look for the subject! Fill the frame with your subject to create impact in your photographs!

3. Keep your eyes open... Shoot candid shots to capture the moment! 

4. Focus... Make sure your photographs are in focus. I always focus on the eyes to make sure they are sharp (works for animals too!)

More Deadly Tornadoes

There was another round of deadly tornadoes…this time in the Midwest.  National Weather Service meteorologists will survey the damage and determine just how strong the twisters were. Missouri seems to be the hardest hit, yet there were also reports of tornadoes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Oklahoma. More details will be unveiled in the coming days.

The last round of deadly tornadoes hit the South at the end of April. It is the largest tornado outbreak in the history of the United States and has been labeled the 2011 Super Outbreak. While tornadoes spun up in 7 different states, Alabama was the hardest hit. The damage was catastrophic in the cities of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. There were 340 fatalities from April 25th to April 28th. For a more formal write-up on this outbreak, check out NOAA April 2011Tornado Outbreak.

Tell Us: Where is the Best Place to Fish?

Where is the Best Place to Fish Where You Live?

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