BIG SATURDAY AT AG MUSEUM
WIREGRASS FARMERS MARKET OPENS, FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
You know it's spring when the
Wiregrass Farmers Market opens for the season.
The market, behind the Country Store at the
Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village
, opens at 9 a.m Saturday until noon.
As an opening-day bonus, market visitors will receive a coupon redee
mable at the Country Store for
to the annual
, also beginning at
9 a.m. Saturday
at the agriculture museum.
Folklife Festival showcases South Georgia's history, art and culture, will go on until
4 p.m., and includes t
he ceremonial firing of the turpentine still at 11 a.m.
The Wiregrass Farmers Market, f
ounded in 2011 by community volunteers, offers locally grown food, handmade natural crafts, close relationships between local farmers and customers, and an educational program.
Among available items are local
goat cheese, cold-pressed
non-GMO oils, fresh-roasted
coffee beans, free-range
artisanal baked goods, jams and jellies, handcrafted soaps, and handmade personal care items.
The Wiregrass Farmers Market spring season runs on Saturdays to July 30 followed by a summer break during August. A fall market season opens Sept. 17 and on the first and third Saturdays in October and November. The annual Holiday Market will be on Nov. 19.
NAMES NEW HEAD COP
Ashburn City Police Investigator
Clifford Jordan has been named the city's new
Jordan was the only internal candidate for the job and was one of
three finalists, including two from
Jordan has worked in law enforcement in
Dooly County and in
Florida. He was sworn in on
Thursday and is now on the job in
CASA NAMES ADVOCACY COORDINATOR
Julie McHan has been named Coastal Plain CASA's advocacy coordinator. She was sworn in this week by Juvenile Court Judge Render Heard of the Tifton Judicial Circuit.
McHan will be managing all of the
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers work to help
foster-care children to find safe, permanent homes.
Each volunteer advocate is trained to be a voice for these children's best interests.
Coastal Plain CASA Inc., begun in 2000, serves the Tifton Judicial Circuit, comprised of Worth, Irwin, Turner and Tift counties.
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TIFT COUNTY FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE INCENTIVE GRANT
LEARNING ABOUT MUSIC AT G.O. BAILEY
The Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, through its Virginia Tift Brumby Music Chair, recently gave a $704
grant to G.O. Bailey Primary School to purchase Orff instruments for the students.
Orff method is a way of
teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments. Lessons are presented with an
element of play, helping the children learn at their own level of understanding.
Brian Marchant, music teacher at G.O. Bailey Primary, says the students pictured above are accompanying the song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
Thursday, April 28
Elk's Lodge, Tifton
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Proceeds Benefit the Boy Scouts of America
and will Help Fund a District Executive in Tifton
Mike Davis, Chairman
Judge Bill Reinhardt
EXCHANGE CLUB SEEKING NOMINEES FOR BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS AWARD
The Exchange Club of Tifton is seeking nominees for its 63rd annual awarding of the Book of Golden Deeds -- the longest running project of the Exchange Club of Tifton and the national Exchange Club.
The Golden Deeds Award recognizes dedicated community volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live.
"This is quite a big honor for a Tiftonite," says Regenia Wells, co-chairperson of the program. "They will join an elite group of individuals that have helped to make Tifton what it is today."
Wells said a nomination letter by friends, family or coworkers is needed. It's best when the letter is from an individual instead of a group. The letter should include lots of information about how the nominated individual is helping people and programs in the community.
"We discourage a single letter signed by a group of individuals," she says. However, multiple letters nominating one person is fine.
The deadline for nominations is April 15. Letters should be mailed to the Exchange Club of Tifton, P. O. Box 1621, Tifton, GA 31793.
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ABAC BAND TAKES AUDIENCE ON 'WORLD TRAVELS'
Germany, Italy, Russia, Ireland and the
USA will be spotlighted at
7 p.m. April 11-12 when the
Concert Band at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College presents its spring concert,
"World Travels," in
Concert Band Director
said the concert on
prospective ABAC students
. He said the
April 12 concert
is more for the
. Both events are
The concert begins with the classic
"Ride of the Valkyries." And, since air transportation will be required for world travels, the band will perform
"Lord Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly," based on the
U.S. Air Force hymn.
Italy is the next stop with
"Italian Holiday." Folsom was inspired to include the song when he witnessed his son-in-law conduct the piece at standing-room only concerts at
Mississippi State University.
By this time in the musical journey,
jet lag may have set in. The ABAC Band reflects this mood with a rendition of
"Poor Wayfaring Stranger." After being refreshed, the audience will be whisked off to
Russia to listen to
"Waltz No. 2."
No trip abroad would be complete without a visit to
Ireland. From the shamrocks to the tin-whistle flutes and drums, there are inspiring melodies on the enchanted isle through
"Ireland: Legend and Lore."
And as the wheels touch down back on
American soil, no tune is more appropriate than to celebrate with John Philip Sousa's
"Stars and Stripes Forever."
Seating is limited, and concert-goers should arrive early. For
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BILL WELLS DONATES HISTORICAL BOOKS TO CITY
||Bill Wells and City Councilman Frank Sayles Jr.
Local historian William R. "Bill" Wells has donated several
City of Tifton
His donation includes scrapbooks and a copy of the book he authored, "Tifton, Georgia, in Vintage Postcards."
Wells also donated a Tift County Tax Digest from 1917, a book about the first 75 years of the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, a Tifton Pilot Club scrapbook dating to 1952, a book of art work of South Central Georgia 1918, and other assorted books.
City Councilman Frank Sayles Jr. accepted the books on behalf of the City of Tifton.
AG COMMISSIONER, STATE OFFICIALS VISIT
TIFTON'S 'FLAVOR OF GEORGIA' WINNER
, state representatives and others dropped by
Wisham Jellies & Marketplace
this week in
support of the "
business and storefront.
Wisham Jellies is a designated stop on "Georgia Grown's Trail 41," a state-designated agritourism route from Barnesville to the Florida border along U.S. Highway 41.
Wisham Jellies also is a 2016 winner of the Flavor of Georgia award for Eric Wisham's Wild Mayhaw
Wisham said his business is proud to represent Georgia Grown. Under
Commissioner Black, the state has licensed more than 900
Georgia Grown producers.
Haley Dupree accepts award from ABAC President David Bridges
SYLVESTER STUDENT WINS ABAC's TOP ACADEMIC AWARD
Haley L. Dupree, a senior business and economic development major from
Sylvester, was named the
top academic student at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, receiving the
J.G. Woodroof Award at
Wednesday's Honors Day ceremony.
Dupree has been on either the
President's or Dean's Lists for each semester she has attended
ABAC and has an overall grade point average of
3.83. She has completed an
State Farm through the
Stafford School of Business, which has led to a job when she graduates in
ABAC's first president in 1933. Each of the 30 units of the
University System of Georgia selects a top student as the
Academic Recognition Day Student of the Year, who is also honored in a proclamation by the
Dupree received a resolution from the
State Senate and
House of Representatives, and attended a special luncheon and
Board of Regents' meeting in
A total of
21 awards were
also presented at the
Honors Day ceremony to ABAC students who excelled in their individual disciplines.
GA PECANS, SCHWINN BIKES JOIN
FOR MONTHLY PRIZE GIVEAWAYS
For the second consecutive year, the
Georgia Pecan Growers Association is collaborating with
Pacific-Cycle, makers of
Schwinn bicycles, for the
"Georgia Pecans/Schwinn Sweepstakes."
This promotion extends from
June 30, with
monthly prize giveaways.
National Pecan Month
National Bike Month
). Last year's promotion drew more than
Georgia being the
No. 1 pecan state in the U.S. and
Schwinn being the
No. 1 bike brand, this
partnership couples two tremendous brands," said
Brad Ellis, president of the
Georgia Pecan Growers Association.
"Good health is all about exercise and nutrition, and Schwinn bicycles provide the exercise while Georgia Pecans provide the good-for-you nutrition solution."
The following monthly prizes will be awarded from April - June:
- Grand Prize: Family bike package of 4 bikes, including 2 Schwinn Byway adult mountain bikes and 2 Schwinn Byway kids mountain bikes
- First Prize: Schwinn helmet, light set and lock
- Second Prize: Schwinn lock
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8
- Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention
- "Peter Rabbit & His Friends" flower show, 2-4:30 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Children's "STEAM-powered Friday," 2-5 p.m., Tifton-Tift County Public Library, Tifton
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Folklife Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- "Peter Rabbit & His Friends" flower show, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
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