Former Tift County sheriff Edd Walker, who served from 1973 until 1996, died this morning at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Look for more information on Walker's life and career in law enforcement in an article here and in Tuesday's edition of The Tifton Gazette.
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Memorial Day observance held
In observance of Memorial Day, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 held their annual Memorial Day ceremony Saturday morning at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center. Several people were in attendance, including Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater, City Councilman Chris Parrott and members of the Tallassee Chapter.
GSP out in full force this holiday weekend
Georgia State troopers are preparing for full patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend. The 78 hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. today and ends at midnight Memorial Day. Colonel Mark McDonough,
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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.
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.
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