The company filed a request with the state
Public Service Commission
fuel rates by 15 percent
, which would
larger than normal
natural gas, because of the warm winter and other factors, is lowering the price of natural gas,
Georgia Power said, allowing the utility to charge
lower fuel costs in customers' bills.
When combined with a
fuel-rate reduction in
January for the same reason, the monthly customer decrease comes to nearly
$10 this year.
reduction requested Wednesday, if it gets
PSC approval, would take
effect June 1.
Georgia Power agreed last week to a
on customers' base electric rates as part of a settlement tied to the PSC's approval of plans by Georgia Power's parent company, Southern Co., to merge with natural gas utility AGL Resources, reports the Atlanta Journal
SYLVESTER DEDICATES NEW CHILDREN'S PARK
As part of
Georgia Cities Week
, the City of Sylvester at noon Saturday, April 23, will dedicate a new children's park and playground in honor of the late Irene P. Hall.
Hall, who died in
2014, was a passionate ambassador for
Sylvester, officials say. She
worked at Worth
County Hospital for 46 years and devoted herself to the city and its youth.
Irene P. Hall Park's
grand opening at 610 West St. will be from noon- 3 p.m. Saturday with a ribbon cutting and
a tree planting ceremony by the Sylvester City Tree Board.
During the grand opening, bounce houses will be available for children, and hotdogs and hamburgers will be served.
GRANT BUYS 'BIG BOOKS'
Myra Smith, a teacher at
Tift County PreK, was recently awarded a
$300 incentive grant from the
Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence to purchase
Joy Cowley "BIG BOOKS."
These books "will help
PreK teachers continue to incorporate the awesome literacy components that help ready children for
kindergarten," Smith said.
Pictured here with
PreK children and some of their
BIG BOOKS are, from left,
Tracy Monk, foundation liaison;
Wanda Veazey, PreK director;
Meredith Rutland, foundation liaison.
PUBLIC INVITED FOR 'DAY IN THE WOODS' SATURDAY
Gaskins Forest Education Center is hosting for the second year
"A Day in the Woods: Forest and Wildlife Activities for All the Family" beginning at
1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, weather permitting.
The center is located at
3359 Moore Sawmill Road, Alapaha. The event is
free and includes
Bring Your Own Cookout from
Nature Walks from
7-9 p.m.; and
Heather Brasell, retired professor of science education at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, is coordinator of the center and the event.
The scheduled activities at the
Activity Stations are in the areas of
forestry, wildlife, crafts and history. Under
forestry, one may participate in or observe a portable
making paper and making
In the area of
wildlife, one may observe or take part in a
gopher tortoise camera,
making pine-cone bird feeders and making
native bee nests.
bark baskets, pine-needle baskets, vine baskets, wood turning, decoy carving, spinning and dyeing, soap-making and painting.
history station, one will learn about
fixing old buildings,
Native American camping and artifacts, and
Berrien County history.
cookout, participants will sample
game meat as
music is played. The evening
nature walk includes identifying
owls and detecting
Bret Wagenhorst of
Tifton will guide the use of several
telescopes and lead a discussion of the
"This is a
community event," Brasell said, "with a
noncommercial, educational focus."
Mother's Day Buffet
Sunday, May 8
A fabulous menu will include roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, baked ham,
sweet potato soufflé, baby butter beans, squash casserole, roast beef, mashed potatoes,
rice pilaf, macaroni and cheese, cream corn, Italian green beans, glazed carrots, asparagus, Southern fried chicken, rolls,
celebration salad, broccoli salad, pasta salad,
24-hour fruit salad, Watergate salad, pimento cheese, chicken salad, grape salad,
marinated vegetable salad,
chocolate pie, lemon meringue pie, pecan pie,
carrot cake, chocolate cake, coconut cake, cheesecake, strawberry cake, chocolate Mousse -- and much more!
$12 per person; children age 4 & under are free
Special extended hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reservations are Suggested:
392-2913 or 382-6745
BJ's at Springhill
5 Springhill Drive E. (off U.S. Highway 82)
GA POWER WORKERS 'RUN FOR THE REASON'
19th consecutive year,
Georgia Power Co. employees are
running across the state to
fight cancer during the annual
Run for the Reason relay.
18 employees are traveling the established nonstop, cross-state route
beginning at Georgia Power headquarters in
Atlanta this past Wednesday and ending
Friday) on the coast at
St. Simons Island. During the more than
two-day, 350-mile relay run, employees expect to raise more than
$75,000 for the
American Cancer Society (ACS).
The runners came through
. There are several teams of relay runners who hand off the run to another team at specified points along the route.
Since the inception of the event,
Georgia Power runners have logged more than
7,000 miles and
raised more than
$1.6 million to
aid cancer research. In addition to Run for the Reason, Georgia Power's longstanding support of
ACS includes employee participation in multiple
Relay for Life 24-hour fundraising walks in communities across the state each year.
, project managers at Georgia Power and co-organizers of Run for the Reason, say that each year, Georgia Power participants run in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, in support of those fighting the battle and in celebration of cancer survivors.
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ABAC NEWSPAPER GIVES PACESETTER AWARDS
Twelve Pacesetter awards were presented by the campus newspaper's editorial board at the recent Student Leadership Banquet at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC).
ABAC's award-winning student newspaper, "The Stallion," extends Pacesetter recognition annually to those who have given exemplary service to ABAC. Pacesetters are chosen from the student body, the administration, the faculty and staff. Through their work, talent and devotion, recipients embody the spirit of the college.
This year's faculty and staff Pacesetter recipients include Dr. Kay Weeks, professor of communications and English in the School of Liberal Arts; Polly Huff, Georgia Museum of Agriculture assistant director and curator; Dr. Justin Ng, assistant professor of agronomy in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Dr. Heather Cathcart, assistant professor of biology in the School of Science and Mathematics; Andrell Durden, African American Male Initiative coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Education; Stoney Hart, recreational sports director in the Office of Athletics; Dr. Jordan Cofer, assistant vice president of academic affairs, learning resources; and Dr. Gail Dillard, interim vice president of academic affairs.
Students awarded are Cici Arriaga, a rural studies: writing and communication major from Macon; Hillery Reeves, rural studies: agricultural communication major from Rebecca; Page Johnson, animal science major from Conyers; and Rachel Lord, rural studies: writing and communication major from Rochelle.
Thursday, April 28
Elk's Lodge, Tifton
RSVP by April 22 * Contact Mike Davis, 229-391-4704
Proceeds Benefit the Boy Scouts of America
and will Help Fund a District Executive in Tifton
Mike Davis, Chairman
Judge Bill Reinhardt
TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTING
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GEORGIA CITIES WEEK
TIFTON EVENTS INCLUDE
5K RUN SATURDAY
Georgia Cities Week ends
Saturday, April 23, with several events.
On Saturday, residents may take documents to be shredded at the City Municipal Court Building on 5th Street from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Also on Saturday, a "Run the City 5K" begins at 8 a.m. at
At 10 a.m. Saturday will be a ribbon cutting of a new Frisbee Golf course at
Park to the left of the Tift Avenue arch.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22
"The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,"
7 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
- Run the City 5K, 8 a.m., Fulwood Park, Tifton
- Champions of Hope Sporting Clays Tournament, Green Lake Hunting Club, Ocilla
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Free Document Shredding, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Municipal Court Building, 5th Street, Tifton
- Frisbee Golf Ribbon Cutting, 10 a.m., Fulwood Park, Tifton
- A Day in the Woods: Forest & Wildlife Activities, 1 p.m., 3359 Moore Sawmill Road, Alapaha
- "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardobe," 7p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
- "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe," 3 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
Stanley Michael Rutland 64, Tifton
Glenn Stanley Hardy, 78, Tifton
Marshall Taylor Merriman, 73,
Lorine Sandiford, 89, Ocilla
Sarah Jane Stoner Dodd, 64, Vestavia Hills, Ala.
Stephen Thomas "Steve" Haralson, 46, Sylvester
Cortez Brown Childs, 96, Moultrie
Hansel Clester "H.C." Spivey Jr., 61, Omega
Edsel A. Harrell, 91, Tifton
Etta Grey Copeland Camp, 87, Tifton
Rhonda Marie Revels Poppell, 58, Tifton
Mildred Maddox Harrell, 86, Adel
Joan Vivian Stark Glaze, 80, Tifton
Melvin Office Sr., 55, Ashburn
William Andrew "Andy" McCall, 69, Fitzgerald
Hugh Donnan Sr., 89, Sumner
The Rev. David L. Stafford, 32, Lenox
William R. "Bill" Wells, 83, Tifton
Edna Bedingfield Branch, 92, Tifton
Juanita S. Patterson, 94, Tifton
Maria Isabel Salazar, 78, Omega
Inez Smith Rainey, 99, Ashburn
Ernest "Ernie" W. Massey, 74, Rebecca
Joe Lindsey, 77, Lenox
Wyatt James Johnson, infant, Omega
Marvin Dennis Carson Taylor, 77, Nashville
Myrtice "Myrt" Iona Wilson, 84, Fitzgerald
James Rowe, 72, Nashville
Eugene Fowler, 72, Sylvester
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