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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.
Summer AR program on track to earn 5 million points
It’s official – the Reading Capital of the World Summer Accelerated Reader (AR) program is back on track, says Mike Brumby, executive director of the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Wreck with ambulance, TCSO vehicle leaves no injuries, one charged
A three-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon involving an ambulance, pickup truck and a Tift County Sheriff’s Office deputy car resulted in no injuries.
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.
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