Many people came out to the 2012 La Fiesta del Pueblo celebration this past weekend at Fulwood Park. Eduardo Olalde, Fiesta del Pueblo board leader, said they had a great turnout compared to last year. He stated, “Our stats for last year were 5,000 people from 10 counties and four states. This year, we had 6,000 people from 33 counties and five states. We had Tahino of Young Audiences perform this year, as well as Folkloric Group of Moultrie, Danza de Apaches of Tifton and Nuestro Folklore by Angel Aguilar of Angel’s Touch Salon, who was also a great support for this year’s festival.” He added that they also had some couples perform from Motion Dance Studio in Valdosta, as well as Tift County High School Cultures United and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Cultura Latina Club. Olalde stated that a band led by Jose Luis Lopez of First Baptist Church in Tifton called “Grupo Gran Comision” performed, and the festival ended on a great note by Banda LBO, who performed for their street dance. Sponsors included: The Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association, Tift Regional Medical Center, Coca Cola, Olé Mexican Foods, South Georgia Banking Company, Quality Produce, LLC, City of Tifton, Tift County and Nixon Funeral Homes (James Nixon).
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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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Embrace glorious stories with a visit to LaGrange, Ga.
Guess who cooked my lunch on a jaunt to LaGrange, Georgia? The great-great grandson of the legendary town philanthropist, that’s who.
- Explore the edges Mississippi Gulf Coast
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