TIFTON — Five inspirational leaders in the community were recognized Saturday night in the first ever Spirit of Greatness Awards Gala at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center. The 2013 awardees are, pictured from left, Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater, former Meals on Wheels Director Marion Culpepper Whiddon, Moultrie Technical College's Public Relations and Marketing Director Jana Wiggins, former City Councilman Roosevelt Russell and eighth grade teacher and local associate minister Isaac Ross. Cater received the Man of the Year Award; Whiddon received the Hazel Humber Bailey Award; Ross and Wiggins received Luminary Awards; and Russell received the King Lifetime Achievement Award.
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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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Girls basketball had long road to equality
When Georgia decided in 1945 to play a girls state basketball tournament, Macon Telegraph writer Sam Glassman was in favor, writing that the district tournaments that had always been held were just as strenuous. Days later, though, he wondered about the mental strain it was causing the players.
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Southern problems...some folks got’em
I was able to take a trip down to Tampa this past weekend with my mom to see my niece in her dance recital.We didn’t get to see her dance in her recital. She kept saying she was sick, and we all kept saying, “You’ll be OK...it’s just nerves.”
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