TIFTON — Saturday was a good day for the Tift County High School competitive cheerleaders, as well as the Eighth Street Middle School cheerleaders. TCHS captured the championship in the AAAAAA division, as well as the grand championship and the lib-off. The ESMS squad won first place in the middle school division. The TCHS cheerleaders are, bottom from left, seniors Jayde Cowart, Kate Anderson and Tatum Lamb; middle, from left, Katelyn Brower, Rachel Wall, Spencer Hammond, Summer Bennett, Jordan Hill, Kendall Clamp and Tori Cavanaugh; and top, from left, Head Coach Christy Roberts, Madison Phillips, Anna Greer, Katie Bennett, Rachael Lovett, Leah Wood, Bryanna McInvale and Isabelle Prostko. The ESMS team are, from left, Lakyn Sailer, Madelin McCalvin, Lexi Cavanaugh, Elyssa Roberts, Summer Miles and Caroline Miller; middle, from left, Lawson Kelly, Jessica Gravitt, Kendalyn Ferner, Lei Fowler and Keri Lee Futch; and top, from left, Assistant Coach Chelsey Asbell, Emily Salter, Carly Merritt, Elizabeth Ellen McKinney, Emma Norman, Taylor Dotson, Olivia Summerlin and Head Coach Schonda Sailer. The ESMS team also won the lib-off, and Lakyn Sailer captured the jump-off. The team will be back in competition Saturday at the Bearcat Classic in Bainbridge.
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County millage rate remains same
Tift County Commissioners voted unanimously in a called meeting Tuesday to keep the millage rate set at 12.183 for both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.Continued ...
The rate was set at .312 mills for the Special Services Tax District, which includes Ty Ty and Omega.
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