Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Tifton, Georgia
Several Tiftarea high school football teams continue chasing state championships in the second round of state playoffs this weekend

The Tiftarea Academy Panthers , in the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs, face The Heritage School Hawks at 7:30 tonight (Friday) in Newnan .

In the GHSA Class A, Irwin High plays Chattahoochee ; and Turner County High travels to Mitchell County in Alpharetta . In Class AA , Fitzgerald High Purple Hurricanes face off with Callaway High of Hogansville .

Cook County High plays Greater Atlanta Christian School In 3-A . Valdosta High faces Johns Creek in 6-A. In Class 7-A , Lowndes High (ranked No. 12 nationally ) plays Norcross ; and the Colquitt County High Packers face the Parkview High Panthers .

Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta will serve as the host site for all GHSA state championship contests.
Tift County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 56 people, some on multiple charges, during October , says Sheriff Gene Scarbrough.

The sheriff reported that 20 charges of parole/probation violation were filed, nine crimes against a person charges, six property crimes charges, five child support violations, four drug arrests, two cases of fraud, two cases of obstruction of deputies and nine other non-traffic charges, with 71 cases being assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division.

Traffic stops conducted by deputies led to 19 individuals having a suspended or revoked driver’s license, as well as the arrest of one wanted person and four drivers being charged with DUI.

Sheriff's Office deputies served 75 warrants, 170 civil papers and 295 subpoenas during October, and responded to 2,737 calls for service, conducted 1,487 business and property checks, along with 614 mobile home park and subdivision checks with 32 school checks.

Scarbrough said that deputies completed 518 reports, worked 43 accidents, patrolled 56,390  miles, verified the home addresses of 68 registered sex offenders and issued 666 citations with 87 warnings. Deputies provided 70 transports, totaling 172 hours and 6,701 miles.
Kristin Morrison, left, executive director of Coastal Pain CASA, stands with CASA staff and family members of the late Harold Harper Sr. during the building dedication.
Coastal Plain CASA dedicated its building this week in memory of the late Harold G. Harper Sr. , who died earlier this year.

Executive Director Kristin Morrison made the presentation , along with board members and CASA staff. Members of Harper's family were also present.

Harper was a longtime supporter of the CASA program and made a substantial gift to the program in 2016 , providing for the purchase of a new building that houses the CASA office on Second Street .

Since moving into the location, the program has experienced unprecedented growth with Coastal Plain CASA being named the fastest-growing CASA program in the state last year. CASA is currently fundraising to build an expansion to the building to create a larger training facility. 

Coastal Plain CASA provides volunteer advocates to give a voice to children in the foster care system in Tift, Turner, Irwin and Worth counties . Children that have a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care and have their needs met faster than children without a CASA. 

For information , contact Kristin Morrison at 229-386-9765 or
PB2 Foods of Tifton have developed a plant-based protein powder.

Designed primarily for use in smoothies and shakes , PB2's new plant-based protein powders boast 20 grams of complete, plant-based protein per 45-gram serving. PB2 Performance Plant Powder will come in two varieties: PB2 Performance Peanut Protein with Dutch Cocoa and PB2 Performance Almond Protein with Madagascar Vanilla.

Both products have just six ingredients each, including brown rice protein, inulin (a prebiotic fiber providing both functional and nutritional benefits), monk fruit extract (a natural, sugar-free sweetener), and salt. The peanut version features roasted peanuts and cocoa, while the almond variety contains almonds and natural Madagascar Vanilla flavor. Both products contain zero added sugar and are certified vegan, certified gluten-free, certified kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified.

" PB2 Performance is pure plant power ," says  Craig Entwistle , chief executive officer of PB2 Foods. "Unlike the majority of other plant-based proteins, our combinations are made from real peanuts and almonds with no artificial flavoring . This gives us a huge taste advantage in the category, since peanuts and almonds are already widely known to be delicious , setting PB2 Performance apart from all other plant-based proteins from the start."
Thirty-four women have become the founding members of the Iota Kappa chapter of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College .

Alpha Sigma Alpha is a social sorority founded in 1901 . The purpose is to “foster close friendships between members and to develop women of poise and purpose.”
The Alpha Sigma Alpha, Iota Kappa chapter founding members include Maegan Boucher, from Callahan, Fla.; Allison Brack, from Turin; Lauren Brenneman from Tifton; Diana Carter, Pelham; Camryn Curry, Clewiston, Fla.; Araceli Franco, Moultrie; Megan Gaines, Tifton; Denix Hernandez, Tifton; Christina Houston, Atlanta; Alexis Lascala, from McDonough; Angela Lerma, Vienna; Alivia Mathis, Tifton; Alyssa Mazzuchelli, Tifton; Carter McKee, Tifton; Kaitlyn McKenzie, Camilla; Sandra Mendoza, Pearson; and Colbey Merritt, Hahira.

Other founding members include Ansley Paulk, Adel; Kaylie Roberts, Tifton; Elexus Salaices, Dalton; Meredith Sanders, McDonough; Gracie Smith, Milledgeville; Cheyenne Vaughan, Mulberry, Fla.; Athena Vega, Lake Mary, Fla.; Isabella Waddell, Tifton; Victoria Wheeler, Clewiston, Fla.; Kelsie Williams, Barney; Kenzie Williams, Barney; Madison Dixon, Thomasville; Jenna Kirkland, McDonough; Calynn Rutledge, Abbeville; Cristal Silva, Tifton; Amara White, Calhoun; and Caitlin Anthony, Bell, Fla.
The Tifton chapter of the National Technical Honor Society at Southern Regional Technical College recently inducted 12 new members into the organization .

Pictured in the back row from left are: Anna West, Macy Martin, Michael Golden, Charles Conger Front row from left: Beverly Suggs, Emily Walker, Kimberly Lovett , SRTC President Jim Glass, Sara Muterspaugh, Mercedes Curles, and Hannah Roberts.
Visit your future pet at the Tift County Animal Shelter,
1-6 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 
at 278 Ga. Highway 125 South in Tifton.


  • Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia, 9 a.m., Leroy Rogers Senor Center, Tifton
  • Glow Run 5K/1-mile run, 6 p.m., Northside Baptist Church, Tifton
  • Tiftarea Academy Football Panthers @ Heritage School Hawks, 7:30 p.m., Newnan (radio broadcast on 107.5)


  • Cane Grinding, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village, Tifton
  • Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
  • Cookie Walk, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Tifton
  • Grocery Music Festival, noon-10 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
  • Wiregrass Holiday Market, 4-7 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
NOV. 14
John R. Hall, 86, Lenox
Cynthia Diane "Cindy" Gloster, 52, Lakeland
Arie Monk Jr., 57, Adel  
Jerry "Woot" Sheffield, 79, Valdosta
Glenn Parrott, 76, Quitman
Bobby Wayne Seymour, 85, TyTy

NOV. 15
Lynwood "Clay" Lane, 56, Ty Ty
William Leonard "Billy" Moore, 66, West Berrien
Lori Holton, 47, Fitzgerald
Betty Jean Goff, 84, Lenox

NOV. 16
Artis Thornton, Ashburn

NOV. 17
Barbara Jo Wilson Charles, 67, Tifton
Linda Jean Smith Miller, 68, Fitzgerald
Lavenia Thompson, 85, Nashville
Sheena Anne Nichols, 45, Fitzgerald
Joy Elizabeth Ivey Hobbs, 66, Lands Crossing community, Irwin County

NOV. 18
Marcus Earl “Mark” Hasty, 55, Valdosta
Wiley Thomas “W.T.” Sutton, 83, Irwin County
Joseph Lollar, 71, Moultrie

NOV. 19
Erwin Carlos Watkins Jr., 72, Enigma
Annette Stephens Easom, 84, Albany
R.E. "Bobby" Youngblood, 85, Ashburn
Mary Wylene Haney, 80, Sylvester
Larry Eugene Capps, 75, Nashville
Alice Gibbs Kimbrell, 81, Fitzgerald
NOV. 20
Lillian Marie Bailey, 75, Nashville


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