TIFTON NATIVE WINS
YOUNG ENTERTAINER AWARD
CAITLIN CARMICHEAL GETS HOLLYWOOD RECOGNITION
Tifton native Caitlin Carmichael, 11, received
a 2016 Young Entertainer Award at a luncheon and award ceremony Sunday at Universal Studios Hollywood.
She was nominated in three different categories and won for her short film "Monsters," in which she starred along with Ione Skye and Christopher Wiehl.
Caitlin, who is based in
Los Angeles, has a busy acting career in
movies, television and
Her feature film "Martyrs" hit the theaters in late January and is also available on DVD. Her feature film "Po," about a single father raising his child with autism, will begin the festival circuit in April; and her feature film "Operation: Neighborhood Watch!" will be in theaters in late spring or early summer.
She is the daughter of Cathy and Tom Carmichael of Tifton.
UPS TO BUILD ALTERNATIVE
FUEL SITE IN TIFTON
UPS has announced that
Tifton will be the
one of 12
new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations the package delivery company is building around the nation.
United Parcel Service Inc.
is spending more than
to build an additional dozen
CNG fueling stations
380 new CNG tractors
alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet
in an effort to "diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact."
The 12 new CNG stations will be built by
El Paso, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Kansas City, Kan
Willow Grove, Pa
new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth, and Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems.
is made by
compressing natural gas
less than 1 percent
volume it occupies
at standard atmospheric pressure. The use of natural gas
reduces greenhouse gas emissions
six to 11 percent,
reported, citing the
U.S. Department of Energy
"At UPS, we own our fleet and our infrastructure. That allows us to invest for the long term, rather than planning around near-term fluctuations in fuel pricing," says Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability.
"CNG is part of a broad investment in a variety of alternative fuel vehicles. Taken together, all of our alternative fuel vehicles represent 6 percent of the more than 100,000 UPS global fleet and have driven a
10 percent annual reduction in use of conventional fuel," Wallace said.
UPS is working to meet its
logging 1 billion miles with its
alternative fuel and
advanced technology fleet by the
end of 2017, using a Rolling Laboratory approach to determine the right alternative fuel solutions to meet the needs of route-specific driving environments.
operates one of the largest
private alternative fuel fleets
in the U.S. with more than
all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, CNG, LNG, propane and lightweight fuel-saving composite body vehicles.
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GEORGIA HOUSE HONORS TURNER SHERIFF
Turner County Sheriff
Andy Hester was honored
capturing a South Carolina
bank robbery suspect at an
Ashburn motel without incident last month.
Clay Pirkle, R-Ashburn, presented a
Ga. House resolution commending
Hester for his role in discovering the robbery suspect at the motel in February and then talking him into surrendering
without shots being fired.
Pirkle said we need to
recognize law enforcement officers for the
good they do in our communities.
Hester said he doesn't feel like he did anything special and was merely doing his job.
Feb. 10, Sheriff
spotted a vehicle in the Best Western
parking lot that
lookout alert issued after a
robbery that morning in
Union, S.C. He called for reinforcements and then
Authorities say they
confiscated much of the
money that the man is
accused of stealing.
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RED CROSS HAS BLOOD DRIVES
American Red Cross has scheduled
blood drives in the area; especially needed are donations of blood types O negative, A negative and B negative, as well as platelets and type AB plasma.
Local blood drives include:
Today, March 22
: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
, 7902 Magnolia Industrial Boulevard,
Wednesday, March 23: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Southern Regional Technical College, 52 Tech Drive,
March 29: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton
March 31: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Dorminy Medical Center, 200 Perry House Road,
Fitzgerald; 3 p.m.-7 p.m.,
Omega Baptist Church, 219 Oak St.,
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ABAC STUDENTS HELP FEED THE ANIMALS
The Tift County Animal Shelter says it wishes to thank the Turf Club at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College along with students Patricia Harrison, Paige Diamond, Michael Schwarz and Andrew Ward, and advisors Justin Exum, John Layton and James McCrimmon.
They issued a challenge to other ABAC clubs to see who could donate the most food to the animal shelter.
"What an impressive group of people who, while it may be temporary that they call Tifton home, are leaving their mark in our town and our pets' lives," reads a statement from the shelter.
TIFT SPECIAL OLYMPICS SET APRIL 1
Tift County Special Olympics
will be held
9 a.m.-noon April 1
E.B. Hamilton Recreation Complex
300 special athletes are expected to compete in the games this year.
Trophies will be given to the participants, and a
lunch will be served.
The rain date for the event is April 12.
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