TIFTON — Ocilla native Walt Sumner (29) was a honorary team captain for the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday in their game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Sumner, shown with current Brown players including Trent Richardson (33), played with Cleveland from 1969-74 following a successful career at Florida State University. He was a two-sport star at FSU, playing also baseball. His athletic prowess at FSU led him to being inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Sumner also played in the first Monday Night Football game ever played, and has the distinction of having the first interception ever in a Monday Night game, as he picked off a pass thrown by the New York Jets’ Joe Namath.
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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.Continued ...
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.
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Proud of diamond accomplishments of Devils, Panthers
Tift County almost pulled off an incredible feat this year, having two teams in the baseball quarterfinals.. It was a great year for baseball at all area schools, all eight of them in the postseason. Both Kyle Kirk's Tift County Blue Devils and Brad Porter's Tiftarea Academy Panthers came within an eyelash of doing even better: the final four.
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Guess who cooked my lunch on a jaunt to LaGrange, Georgia? The great-great grandson of the legendary town philanthropist, that’s who.
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