TIFTON — The Tift County Schools Parent Involvement Program recently hosted a countywide parent meeting at Northside Primary School to introduce parents of kindergartners through third graders to the New Common Core Standards for Math in the state of Georgia. Tift County math coaches Amanda Bullington, Kimberly Halbruner, Debra Rodgers, Karen Sumner and Judy Williams presented an overview of the math standards for grades K-3 and shared ways that parents can help at home.
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Downtown Farmer's Market opens Saturday
The Downtown Development Authority has announced the 2013 opening of the Downtown Tifton Farmer’s Market May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market, located on the platform of the historical Tift Terminal Railway Museum, will feature the new streetscape including enhanced landscaping, new sidewalks for easy accessibility and so much more.
- Police report for May 17
Benefit this Saturday
A benefit cookout for Hope Ministries of Ashburn will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Crossroad Choppers located on Highway 82 West, across from LOCOS, in Tifton. Crossroad Choppers is sponsoring this event.
Commissioner seeks help for crime watch on southside
Tift County Commissioner Melissa Chevers, with help from the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, is hoping to implement a Neighborhood Crime Watch group on the south side of Tifton.
‘Major challenges’ ahead for farm bill, but Ga. Peanut Commission optimistic
Georgia Peanut Commission Chairman Armond Morris spoke at a press conference held at the Commission Thursday afternoon regarding farm bill progress made this week by the U.S. Senate and House Committees on Agriculture. The House Agriculture Committee has approved a five-year, $500 billion farm bill on a 36-10 vote.
UGA Tifton Campus funding approved
When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the budget recently passed by the Georgia state legislature, a long-awaited renovation project for the University of Georgia Tifton Campus was finally moved forward.The budget includes $4.7 million for the renovation of the Tift building on the UGA Tifton Campus. The building, which has been vacant for years, will eventually house administrative offices as well as offices for key support personnel and new scientific positions.
- Police report for May 16
Health fair this Saturday
The third annual “Pump up the Volume in a Healthy Way” Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tift County Recreation Department multi-purpose building located at 401 Victory Drive N. This event is being provided by Tift County, Tift County Recreation and Tift Regional Medical Center and is free for all ages of the community.
Argument leads to shooting
A Tifton man has been arrested after allegedly shooting another local man in his side in the chest area, says Det. Terry Allen and Sgt. Dorminey McCrae with the Tifton Police Department.According to an incident report filed at the TPD, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Monday, Tift County 911 advised all units they received a report of a shooting at a residence in the 1100 block of South Park Avenue.
Concert in the Park to feature The Carpenters
The Carpenters will be taking the stage at noon Friday at Veterans Memorial Park as this spring’s Concert in the Park series continues.
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