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SEPT. 11, 2018
Tifton, Georgia

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A TIME TO REMEMBER
GOVERNOR CALLS FOR REFLECTION

Today, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day in remembrance of 9-11-01 when America was attacked.

In addition to the solemn ceremonies across the nation, Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgians to mark the day. He issued an executive order for flags to be at half staff.

In his order, Deal said, "Seventeen years ago ... our great nation was struck by tragedy when thousands of our own were senselessly lost at the behest of a hateful and barbaric ideal. These cowardly acts on our nation targeted the God-given and inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and claimed the lives of 2,977 men, women and children.

"...For their innocent sacrifice, we owe those individuals a time of reflection. In their memory, we must continue to uphold the precedence of a United States committed to securing the lives and freedom of its people in the face of others who would try to destroy our American way of life. ...."


SRTC CITES RECORD ENROLLMENT

On Monday, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) announced it had achieved record enrollment for the fourth consecutive term. 

For the fall semester, the college had a 20.1 percent increase in total enrollment with a 19.3 percent increase in full-time equivalency (FTE) when compared with fall 2017 figures. The enrollment percentage is the second-largest increase across all 22 Technical College System of Georgia institutions. 

The announcement comes on the heels of a 2017 fall semester that saw a 9 percent and 10.2 percent increase in total enrollment and FTE, respectively. This past spring semester had a 9.4 percent
WENTWORTH
increase in enrollment and a 10.4 percent increase in FTE, and the summer semester saw a 3.3 percent hike in enrollment and 4.4 percent increase in full-time equivalency. 

"This record enrollment is once again attributed to the tireless commitment, dedication and efforts of our entire faculty and staff in enrolling, advising, teaching and supporting students. These enrollment increases help create more opportunities for our students as we continue our mission of developing a highly skilled workforce for our growing service delivery area," said SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.

SRTC's total enrollment hit a record high of 4,650 students, and the college continues to maintain one of the largest Dual Enrollment programs in the state, with about 1,800 students. The Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to receive Carnegie unit credit from their respective high school and post-secondary credit hours from the college for the same course.

THE TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE
Swingin Medallions
Fundraiser for the Public Library
Thursday, Sept. 13
8 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center


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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPT. TO 
HOLD MEET & GREET EVENT FRIDAY
 
The City of Tifton's Community Development Department is having a "meet and greet" event at 11:30 a.m. Friday at its new location, 204 North Ridge Ave.
 
The Department of Community Development has responsibilities including city planning and zoning, code enforcement and building inspections
 
In July, the department underwent a name change and relocation. Previously, housed within the Tifton Police Department, the new location makes the department more accessible to all citizens. 

The name change is intended to reflect a more inclusive and accurate role that the department serves in the community.
 
The City of Tifton invites all citizens to visit the department Friday to view the new location and meet city employees.


WANTED
Part-time
NURSERY WORKER

Tifton First United 
Methodist Church

107 W 12th St., Tifton

Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a nursery worker. This is a part-time position 
  available after September 18.

Regular schedule is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays. Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. is optional. 
The hourly rate is $10 per hour.

Applicants must be at least 21, meet background check for working with children, learn and enforce the Safe Sanctuary policy, and must be able to work with a wide range of people in a personable and friendly manner.  

Interested persons should send a letter of application stating their experience, qualifications 
 and relevant information to:

FUMC Church Secretary
Re: Nursery Worker
107 W. 12th St.
Tifton, GA 31794


GA POWER AIDS EDUCATION

Lynn Lovett, who is  Georgia Power's Tifton area manager,  second from right, presents a Georgia Power grant to the  TIft County Foundation for Educational Excellence. Accepting the grant are, from left, Foundation Executive Director Mike Brumby and board members Shaundra Clark and Bret Wagenhorst.


CAITLIN CARMICHAEL
TIFTON ACTRESS HAS ROLE IN NEW 
FILM 'LIFE ITSELF'
   
Tifton native and actress  Caitlin Carmichael joined co-stars  Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening and  Mandy Patinkin , among others, on the  red carpet at the
premiere this past Saturday of the major motion picture  "Life Itself" at the  Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was written and directed by  "This Is Us" creator  Dan Fogelman . It premiered at  the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

In addition to Wilde, Bening, Patinkin and Carmichael, the cast also includes  Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner, Lorenza Izzo and  Samuel L Jackson .

"Life Itself" hits  theaters on  Sept. 21 .

Carmichael , daughter of  Cathy and  Tom Carmichael of  Tifton , has  spent  much of the summer filming a new TV series, "Dwight in Shining Armor," set for the BYUtv network in 2019. She has also had a recurring role on Fox's "The Mick," and on CBS's "Young Sheldon."

TWO RECEIVE BOYETTE SCHOLARSHIP

On behalf of Henry Boyette and family, the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Tiftarea YMCA recently presented the Ilse Boyette Book Scholarship

The award was established in memory of Ilse Boyette for her love of nursing and the healthcare field. 
Mother Kim Smith, left, with TRMC Foundation's Mandy Brooks.
Recipients this year are Aubrie Anna Smith and Amy Watson

Smith is from Ambrose and is attending Georgia Southern University's Armstrong  Campus, where she is enrolled in the bachelors of science program. She plans to graduate with her registered nursing degree in May 2020. She is the daughter of Kim Smith, pharmacist at Tift Regional Medical Center for 16 years. 

Watson is from Tifton and is attending Southern Regional
Recipient Amy Watson, right, with co-worker Lakesha Johnson.
Technical College. She is entering the LPN Bridge to RN program. She works at TRMC's  West Campus in the internal medicine department and has been with Tift Regional Medical Center since 2014

The scholarships are a $500 cash award to be used on book expenses at the school of the recipient's choice. Funds have been made possible through the Ilse Boyette Memorial as well as Tour de Tifton, sponsored by the Tiftarea YMCA

For information on the Ilse Boyette Book Scholarship, contact the foundation at 229-391-3310 or visit  www.trmcf.com



FELTS
LIFEHOUSE MINISTRIES SETS FUNDRAISER

Lifehouse Ministries is presenting comedian John Felts during its ninth annual fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

Reservations are required for the free meal; call 229-402-3794 or 229-396-5433, or email: larae@sgmlifehouse.org


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