TIFTON — Benjamin Holland, 33, of Ty Ty, was killed mid-afternoon Monday when the motorcycle he was driving collided into the trailer of a large Omega Gin Company truck on William Gibbs Road in front of Unity Baptist Church. No definite information about how the wreck happened was available from the Georgia State Patrol before press time, but it appeared that the truck was attempting to turn into a field road were there were two modules of cotton when the collision occurred. A bystander picked up an envelope in the ditch near the wreck scene that had 2007 Kawasaki written on it. Tift County Coroner Steve Wood was on the scene.
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TPD Lt. Steve Hyman recognized by Tifton Sertoma Club Thursday
It's hard to render some folks speechless, but it happened Thursday afternoon.
When Chad Alexander, Tift County Tax Commissioner and past Tifton Sertoma Club president, stood before the club and welcomed the day's guest speaker, Tifton Police Department's Lt. Steve Hyman, he had a surprise for Hyman – Hyman has been named the club's 2013 recipient of its Service to Mankind Award.
Chula man found dead
A Chula man was found dead Wednesday morning after his pickup truck overturned into a creek on Bill Branch Road.
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Concert in the Park: Austin Kilby to headline concert Friday
The spring Concert in the Park series will come to a close this Friday with featured local singer Austin Kilby who will perform at noon at Veterans Memorial Park.
Students challenge community, leaders to ‘stop the violence’
“Keep calm and stop the violence,” “Save our streets” and “No more violence” were the words echoed by Eighth Street Middle School students early Tuesday morning as they stood in front of the school behind caution tape and orange cones, shouting and holding up signs as they waved at passing motorists who smiled and returned the gesture.
Tifton man arrested in marijuana sting
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force, along with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant May 7 on the residence of 36-year-old Daniel Eubanks, located at 905 36th Street in Tifton. The search warrant was served as part of a joint investigation with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office into Eubanks' marijuana distribution.
Elderly woman attacked in her residence
An elderly lady reported Friday that a man assaulted her at her home.
Northside kicks off Olympic Field Games
Northside Primary School held an opening ceremony Monday afternoon for their inaugural Olympic Field Games event, which will be ongoing all this week.
George A. Wright Award presented to Holly Hall
Holly Bailey Hall was named the 2013 recipient of the George A. Wright Memorial Award May 1 at First Baptist Church in Tifton. The event was the kickoff luncheon for Older Americans Month.
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