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
percent increase in total enrollment and FTE, respectively. This past
increase in enrollment and a
percent increase in FTE, and the
percent hike in enrollment and
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.
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
Fundraiser for the Public Library
Thursday, Sept. 13
8 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Dinner is Sold Out but
are still available!
Get Your Tickets
Call 478-227-7126 for information
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.
Tifton First United
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
TIFTON ACTRESS HAS ROLE IN NEW
FILM 'LIFE ITSELF'
Tifton native and actress
Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening
, among others, on the
The film was written and directed by
"This Is Us"
. 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
, daughter of
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
Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation and the
Tiftarea YMCA recently presented the
Ilse Boyette Book Scholarship.
award was established in
Ilse Boyette for her love of
nursing and the
Recipients this year are
Aubrie Anna Smith
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.
and is attending
. She is entering the
LPN Bridge to RN
program. She works at TRMC's
in the internal medicine department and has been with
Tift Regional Medical Center
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
For information on the
Ilse Boyette Book Scholarship
, contact the foundation at
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.
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