Peach County

Peach County, Georgia

205 W Church St
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: (478) 825-2535
Fax: (478) 825-2678

In central GA, southeast of Macon; organized Jul 18, 1924 from Houston and Macon counties; the last county formed. Name Origin: For its location in one of the most fertile peach-growing areas of the state

Area (sq mi):: 151.46 (land 151.06; water 0.40) Population per square mile: 164.10
Population 2005: 24,794 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 4.80%; 1990-2000 11.70% Population 2000: 23,668 (White 49.20%; Black or African American 45.40%; Hispanic or Latino 4.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 3.80%. Median age: 31.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,031; median household $34,453; Population below poverty level: 20.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,591-$22,732
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Henry Wilson of the Peach County Emergency Management Agency near Macon in central Georgia said a barn had been destroyed and trees and power poles had been snapped, leaving many in the area without power.
More specifically, it belonged to Fort Valley, which was in the midst of a campaign to be designated as the seat of a new, progressive "Peach County."
Sets of RESCUE[R] Stink Bug Traps were deployed at 2 locations during 2011 in Elbert County (near Elberton), McDuffie County (near Dearing), and Union County (near Blairsville), and at 4 locations in Peach County (2 sites at the USDA, ARS Laboratory near Byron,1 site near Ft.
The winners were Dalton Edge, Mary Persons High School; Carey Green, Peach County High School; Joy Kim, Veterans High School; Hannah Lowie, Wynfield Christian Academy; and Kaci Pedersen, Wheeler County High School.
The Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Powersville Site Superfund Site (Site) located in Peach County, Georgia, from the National Priorities List (NPL).
While research is scant regarding a four-day school week, educators in rural Peach County in Georgia are in favor of it based on the results of this year's experiment to pare a day from the former five-days-a-week schedule, which was done to fill a $1 million budget shortfall.
Superintendent Steve Smith says he got the idea for the four-day week from nearby Peach County, which has been seeing great success so far: There has been a reduced number of discipline referrals and less teacher absenteeism.
HP Katner, MD, Mercer Univ School of Medicine, Macon; M Rahman, MD, OI Muraina, MD, JP Tift, MD, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon; D Shetty, MD, Peach County Medical Center, Fort Valley; CL Drenzek, DVM, S Lance-Parker, DVM, D Cantrell, PhD, E Saidla, Z Koppanyi, MD, West Central Health District, Columbus; PA Blake, MD, State Epidemiologist, Georgia Div of Public Health.
This idea is working in other schools in the state, like those in Peach County. Students attend school only four days per week, which officials estimate saves over $407,000 a year in transportation and operational costs.