Oct. 24, 2014
     Tifton Georgia

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The second "Hands on Tifton" community volunteer service day is tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 25. Anyone may volunteer to help with community projects that improve our area.

If you are interested in helping with a specific project, 
Click Here! to register: Just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Hands on Tifton logo. But even if you don't register, you may go to the Cato Knight parking lot Saturday morning in downtown Tifton and find out where your hands are needed.

If yo are registered, then meet at your project site at 8:30 a.m. Everyone will gather for prayer about 8:40 a.m. Instructions will be given about the site, then everyone will need to sign-in with work beginning by 9 a.m. 


At noon, a lunch at Fulwood Park will be provided for all volunteers, who will also receive a T-shirt. There will also be music provided by different churches beginning at 11:30 through the lunch.

More than 400 volunteers have already signed up to lend a hand on Saturday. For more information about the event, call Tifton City Council member Julie Smith at 229-339-1776 or First United Methodist Church's Associate Pastor Paula Lewis at 229-886-3072.


 Trick-or-treating, spooky stories and a costume contest highlights Trick-or-Treat in the Village this Saturday at child-ghost-costume.jpg the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.


The event, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes the children's costume contest at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each historic building in the Village will have candy for children as they trick-or-treat around the site.


The Museum Crone will share spooky stories; other activities include face painting, a monster spider web for climbing, apple bobbing, a cupcake walk, rope making and witches brew.


There is an admission charge.

Also on Saturday, the museum is holding its 
third annual A-Maze-ing Zombie Run featuring a Fun Run/Walk in the morning and a Zombie Trail Run that night.  Zombies will be along the designated path to spur on the runners.


Each race will take participants through a portion of the Historic Village and Crop Maze, shaped like a blue ribbon. The morning race starts at the Country Store parking lot and ends at the Tift House lawn where awards will be given. The Museum's 1917 steam locomotive will return runners to the Country Store parking lot.


The evening event will start at the Country Store parking lot and end at the Opry Shelter. Participants will be treated to a hayride returning them to the Country Store parking lot for pizza and soda.


For information, contact Tonia Carpenter at 229-391-5205 or


The Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, in cooperation with Tift County Schools, is holding "Special Hearts Day" from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the track at Tift County High School's Northeast Campus.

The event is to help to endow the educational foundation's "Special
 Hearts Chair;" annual "chair" grants will allow special education teachers to put their best ideas into practice

The public is invited to join special education teachers and students (past and present) and help create the Special Hearts Chair.

Tift County High teacher Mike Beeman is ringmaster for the event to raise awareness of and funds for the Special Hearts Chair honoring special education teachers.

For information, contact Mike or Moppy Brumby  at the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, 229-382-7515, P. O. Box 714, Tifton, GA 31793 or

Bowen Donaldson Team Gets 1st Place Thursday in Carnival of Knowledge 

It was a close match, but the Bowen Donaldson Home for Funerals team captured first place Thursday night, Oct. 23, in the Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County's 15th Annual Carnival of Knowledge Trivia Contest at Moultrie Tech.

The team of Steve Carter, Karen Hendrix and Bryce Johnson, pictured above, answered the most questions correctly in the final runoff among the Rotary Club of Tifton team, which came in second place, and the Branch's Veterinary team, which placed third. 

The event is a fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers organization and pitted three-person teams against one other to answer sometimes esoteric questions about a variety of subjects.






Tift County Cancer STOMP 2014  

November 22 

Walk & Carnival Celebration

Walk 9 a.m.; Carnival 10 a.m .- 1 p.m.

YMCA Soccer Fields


Cancer STOMP is a team fundraising campaign where teams  are encouraged to get creative to raise funds to fight cancer locally. The Cancer STOMP campaign wraps up with a Walk & Carnival on Nov. 22 where the community comes together to celebrate success, remember loved ones we've lost to cancer and honor the amazing cancer survivors in our lives.  The beauty of Cancer STOMP is that no effort or amount raised is too small because when all the efforts are combined, together we make a huge impact.



Friday, Nov. 21
5k - 6 p.m. / 1-mile - 6:45 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Tifton Junior Woman's Club scholarship fund and the club's other community service work.

The event includes a black light tent, music and glow face-painting. There will be prizes for age group winners and overall winners, as well as medals for all participants 12 and under.  

This is Tifton's first Glow Run.

Contact Anne Veazey (229-392-1720) or Emily Cannington (205-807-2911)

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                                      At a Glance.... 



  • Tiftarea Academy Panthers football (homecoming) vs. Southland Academy, 7:30 p.m., Chula.
  •  Women's Health Day, 8 a.m., Tift Regional Community Events Center, Tifton.
  • Hands on Tifton, 8:30 a.m., Cato Knight parking lot, Tifton.
  • Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Georgia Museum of Agriculture Tifton
  • Trick or Treat in the Village / A-Maze-ing Zombie Run, 9 a.m., Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Tifton. 
  • Heath DeLoach in concert, p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton.

In Memoriam


Oct. 16

Letha JoAnn Jackson, 71, Nashville

Oct. 17

Floyd J. Scarborough, 80, Tifton

Oct. 18

Louise Averette Pilcher, 91, Tifton 

Leon Alfred Barnes, 84, Tifton 

Lorene Fields Dixon, 84, Omega

Ella Madge Marshall Marchant, 88, Ty Ty

Beatrice Stephenson Kelley, 75, Fitzgerald

Oct. 19

Virginia Patton Hernandez, 70, Tifton

Sara Virginia King Yown, 84, Sylvester
Wilmetta Walker Warren, 87, Atlanta


Oct. 20

Danny "Moby" Lee Ingram, 60, Ashburn

Oct. 21

Robert B. "R.B." Tucker Sr., 82, Ocilla

George Robert "Bobby" Woods, 59, Fitzgerald

S. Lee Taylor, 79, Fitzgerald

Oct. 22

 Betty Joyce "B.J." Sidwell Gentry, 80, Sycamore

Willie V. Johns, 75, Fitzgerald




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