• A student at Charles Spencer Elementary School was suspended from school for five days after he was caught with three Blazer 9mm bullets in his backpack Wednesday. The report states that the student told school officials that he found the bullets at the bus stop and picked them up.
TIFTON POLICE DEPT.
Amber Brittany Camp, 25, 1106 S. Park Ave., was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.
Antonio Joel Dennis, 17, 710-B E. Fourth St., was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.
Peter Derose, 44, 2092 Oslo Court, Vineland, N.J., was charged Thursday with public intoxication.
Justin Martinez Horton, 23, 2302 S. College Ave., was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.
Shannon Shydia Murray, 22. 17 Clint Circle, was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.
Antoine Demetrius Myers, 41, 710 Park Ave. S., was charged Thursday with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Eric Donell Redding, 27, was charged Wednesday with public drunkenness.
Jimmy Ray Simmons, 27, 813 Goff St., was charged Thursday with driving without a license.
Rhonell White, 54, 3054 Jodeco Road, Valdosta, was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting.
TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Erik Vachon Burgess, 31, 510 S. Brook Drive, was charged Wednesday with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two probation violations, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers without force and giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.
Kelvin Dewarren Daniel, 39, 4120 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
Jack Anthony Goforth, 43, 1091 Ga. Highway 156, Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with failure to stop at sign, a safety restraint violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Guadalupe Juan Gomez, 56, 220 Tyson Ave., was charged Wednesday with failure to appear.
Terry Don Hogan, 51, 33 Oak Hill Circle, was charged Thursday with DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and a safety restraint violation.
Jorge Salazer Mireles, 60, 2640 Whiddon Mill Road, Lot 9, was charged Thursday with speeding, driving without insurance, driving without a valid tag/license plate, alteration of license plates, removing or affixing license plate with the intent to conceal and driving without a license.
Edwin Wayne Robinson, 60, 4012 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with possession of cocaine.
Keevan Terran Troupe, 35, 1108 S. College Circle, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass.
Tyrone Delarance Washington, 31, 511 Briarwood Drive, was charged Thursday with speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, three counts of failure to stop at sign and driving without a license.
George Orr Wilson Jr., 47, 109 Griffin St., was charged Wednesday with driving with a suspended or revoked license and inoperative brake lights and turn signals.
Joshua David Wisham, 27, 584 Moye Road, Norman Park, was charged Thursday with failure to appear.
GEORGIA STATE PATROL
Keith A. Harris, 44, 45 Warner Road, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license, an open container violation and tires (defective or insufficient tread depth).
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Tift County Teacher of the Year: It’s an honor to be recognized for what you love to do
This year’s 2013-14 Tift County Teacher of the Year is Omega Elementary School’s very own Shonta Walker. She is also her school’s Teacher of the Year.
Risk assessment website to help tomato growers
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus has been a chronic threat to tomato production in South Georgia since the late 1990s. A University of Georgia researcher says eradicating the disease may not be possible, but they continue to help farmers select resistant varieties and manage their risks.
TCHS seniors named 2013 Georgia Scholars
Two Tift County High School seniors have been honored as 2013 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Masoom (Amy) Chainani and Sara Johnson. They are among only 115 seniors in the entire state who have qualified for this honor, which has extremely strict criteria.
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
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