TIFTON FINALLY THAWS AFTER BREAKING 90-YEAR RECORD
By FRANK SAYLES JR.
The first week of 2014 was a frosty one, not only around the nation but in Tifton as well; on
Dick Marti captured this image of an 'ice tree' on Goff Street in Tifton.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, Tifton set a record low temperature for the date, shattering a 90-year-old record.
A low of 15.4 degrees was recorded Tuesday at the University of Georgia's Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. The previous record low for Jan. 7 was 17 degrees set in 1924, according to National Weather Service records.
The high temperature in Tifton this past Tuesday was only 28 degrees. By the way, the Weather Service says the record high temperature for Jan. 7 is 80 degrees, set in 1934.
This week's frigid weather was the coldest in our area since Jan. 21 and 22 in 1985 when the temperature in Tifton plunged to a numbing 0 degrees on both days, according to Weather Service records.
Temperatures are slowly getting back to normal. The high on Saturday, Jan. 11, is expected to be in the 70s, making the past week's deep freeze just an icy memory.
VIDEO: Tifton Grapevine - City Signage
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
TIFTON CITY COUNCIL STILL REVIEWING SIGN CHANGES
At a special workshop Thursday night, Jan. 9, Tifton City Council discussed revisions to sign regulations in the city, including illuminated and electronic graphic display signs in the Historic District.
Following months of work, council hopes to update its sign regulations within the next few weeks.
38th Annual Show
Jan. 16 at UGA Tifton
VIDEO: Ga. Peanut Farm Show in Tifton
The 38th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show will be Thursday, Jan. 16 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center with 95 exhibitors, $40,000 in door prizes, UGA peanut production seminars, special awards and lunch.
Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the Peanut Farm Show.
The annual one-day show opens at 8:30 a.m., has a Farm Show luncheon and awards ceremony at noon, and concludes by 2:30 p.m.
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RENOWNED ORGANIST IN CONCERT
AT ST. ANNE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Homer Meade Rankin Memorial Concert Series returns to St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Tifton at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17.
The free concert features renowned organist Robert McCormick, director of music at St. Paul's K Street in Washington, D.C. Expect an unusual program of great music, interesting commentary, plus a selection of improvised pieces suggested by the audience.
Free professional child care is available at the church.
JUDGE MIMS WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION
Tift County State Court Judge Larry B. Mims has decided not to seek re-election for another term.
Mims has served as state court judge since August 2000. His current term ends on Dec. 31 this year. The election for a four-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, will be held later this year.
Mims and his wife Joyce have been involved with youth in the community. They organized Mims Kids in 1994 to expose young people to the arts and to improve their self-esteem and leadership abilities.
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HOME FREE RELEASING ALBUM,
COMING TO TIFTON
, the vocal group that won NBC's "Sing-Off"
and which includes Tifton
native Austin Brown
, is releasing the digital version of their new album, "Crazy Life,"
this Monday, Jan. 13
The group is also coming to Tifton for a concert on June 21 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
The group is undertaking an extensive concert tour, including stints aboard Royal Carribbean cruise lines, and a nationwide "Sing-Off" tour with other participants from the show.
The "Sing-Off" tour begins in the Northeast
and winds up in California
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
SOME THINGS WE FOUND INTERESTING...
No 'cold feet' here: Man runs marathon in -36 F weather (Yahoo News) Click Here!
He went boldly where no councilman has gone: Trekkie councilman says "I quit'" in "Klingon" (Reuters) Click Here!
Didn't we see this on a TV commercial? Choosy mugger declines to steal old cell phone (Odd News) Click Here!
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At a Glance....
- Tift County High Basketball vs. Coffee High, 7 p.m., Tift County High School, Tifton.
- Tiftarea Academy Varsity Basketball @ Fullington, 7:45 p.m., Pinehurst.
Edgar Ellis Brown, 91, Tifton
Mable Jackson Connell, 80, Tifton
J. W. "Jake" Lumpkin, Sr., 85, Ashburn
Grace Miller Jordan, 76, Sylvester
Lucille S. Gaskins, 81, Adel
Sherman Burdett, 85, Ashburn
William Otis "Butch" Adams, Jr., 45, Nashville
Dorothy Hancock, 77, Nashville
Elton Lloyd Copeland, 65, Griffin
Gerald W. Castleberry, 86, Sylvester
John "Johnny" William Buchan, Sr., 69, Ambrose
James D. Calhoun, 76, Nashville
Juanita Parks Malott, 81, Sycamore
Elizabeth (Stevens) Duckworth Smith, 84, Evans
Andy Harrell, 75, St. Augustine, Fla.
James B. "Jim" Reeves, 76, Adel
Latrelle Gaff Dixon, 75, Tifton
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