ROAD TO IMPROVEMENT
TIFTON CITY COUNCIL OK's 20th STREET UPGRADES
For several years,
Tifton residents have complained about the condition of
20th Street, a
main thoroughfare in the city. At its meeting
Tifton City Council approved both the
20th Street and
replacement of its
aging water lines.
resurfacing of 20th Street from
Old Ocilla Road to U.S. Highway 41 will cost
$1.4 million and will be funded by
SPLOST V funds. The
water line replacement will cost
$1.2 million and, although unbudgeted, will also use
SPLOST V money.
20th Street is in "terrible condition" and will see even more traffic with the opening soon of the Veterans Affairs Clinic.
Pete Pyrzenski of
ESG Operations told council that the water line upgrades are a
necessary part of the resurfacing project. He said the water infrastructure is aging and sections need to be replaced now.
Replacing the old water lines will
save time and money in the long-term, eliminating the need to tear up the resurfaced road for patching
potential water leaks on old galvanized lines in the future, Pyrzenski said.
Astra Construction Services of Woodstock will handle the water repairs and resurfacing projects. The work will begin shortly and is expected to be
ABAC's TOWN & GOWN
EVENT BRINGS STUDENTS, COMMUNITY TOGETHER
The 9th Annual Town and Gown Connection will be on Aug. 8 from 4-6 p.m. in Gressette Gymnasium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The event will feature businesses and churches that will welcome new and returning ABAC students to Tifton.
Churches may participate for $10, businesses for $25, and all other non-profit organizations may join in free. All churches, businesses, and non-profit organizations must register ahead of time.
Businesses may bring samples, coupons or even job applications. One table and two chairs will be provided for each participant. A drawing for door prizes occurs at the end of the event.
For information or to register for the Town and Gown event, contact Bernice Hughes, dean of students, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you at this special sale.
SUMMER AR CENTER CLOSES THURSDAY
As a "REAL (Read Aloud) Celebrity," Julie Hunt chose to represent the Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association, which she heads. She also chairs the Georgia Authors Hall of Fame Committee -- and the Tifton business owner is also a charter director of the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, which sponsors the Summer Accelerated Reader program held at the United Way of South Central Georgia.
, surrounded by enthusiastic readers at the
last week, read
"I Wish My Brother Was A Dog"
to the group.
The Summer AR Center closes this Thursday, July 14.
Last Friday, Bill Marsh and Wes Ehlers of Colony Bank delivered 10 cases of water to both the Tifton Fire Department and to the Tift County Fire & Rescue squad.
The 6th Annual Water and Gatorade Drive
Residents are encouraged to donate water to local fire stations this month to help fire personnel during the South Georgia summer.
Save the Date!
Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tift County Health Department
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TIFWILAR EVENT BRINGS BACK ALUMNI
Approximately 400 people
the TIFWILAR this past weekend in Tifton.
23rd TIFWILAR, or
Tift County Industrial Elementary & High School - Wilson Elementary & High School Alumni Reunion, brings together members of those former schools' classes of 1930-1975.
Fran Kinchen, director of Tifton's Leroy Rogers Senior Center, was the keynote speaker at Saturday night's banquet at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
The reunion activities are held every two years for the former, traditionally black schools. A parade, dinners and lots of fun activities filled the four-day event.
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