TIME IN TIFTON!
HISPANIC CULTURAL FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY
La Fiesta del Pueblo, the largest Hispanic festival in
Georgia, comes to Fulwood Park
beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday,
bringing the taste, the sound, the history, the culture and traditions of Latin America to Tifton.
Celebrate a day of fun, authentic foods, Mariachi music and folkloric dances.
Admission to the festival and to most of the
children's activities is free.
Non-stop entertainment includes the featured performers -- Mariachi Espuelas de Am
rica -- and Nuestro Folklore Dancers, Grupo de Danzas Cimarr
n, Folkorico de Victor Cuevas, Banda Gran Comisi
n and other local performers. A Street Dance featuring a live band will be from 6-9 p.m.
Typical foods prepared by local vendors will be for sale as well as a variety of arts,
crafts and commercial items. The Children's Area will include fac
e painting, chi
ldren's crafts, bouncy houses
, giant slides, kiddie train rides, bungee jumping and rock climbing. Booths with information about health, education, social services and community organizations will also be located in the festival area.
Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fulwood Park in Tifton
Traditional foods, non-stop performances from La Fiesta Stage, Street Dance with live band, Children's Area with
rides and face painting,
Educational and Health Exhibits
Featured Performers: Mariachi Espuelas de America
Tifton-Tift Tourism Association
Tift Regional Medical Center
George McCranie Law Firm
The Howard Center for
Georgia Power Co.
The Cleveland Law Firm
South Georgia Banking Co.
First Community Bank
Target Distribution Center
City of Tifton
Tift County Recreation Department
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
TIFTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
TO MEET IN FORUM OCT. 6
The Tifton-Tift County
Chamber of Commerce is holding a City of Tifton "Meet the Candidates Forum" at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the small auditorium at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
Candidates seeking election Nov. 3 to Tifton City Council have been invited.
- Jamie Cater, incumbent mayor seeking re-election
- Julie Smith, current council member seeking the mayor's position
- Jack Folk, unopposed candidate for District 2
- Frank Sayles Jr., unopposed candidate for District 4
Foundation member Aleta Larger, from left, and President Frank Sayles Jr. welcome new board members
Howard and Charleston Carter.
TIFT COUNTY FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
CONTRIBUTIONS MADE; BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED
Foundation for Educational Excellence recently received two contributions from local businesses.
Prince Toyota presented the Foundation with a total of $5,000, which represents matching contributions from the local dealership and Toyota International. Heather Prince Stripling and Heidi Prince Massey made the presentation.
Also, this past week, Georgia Power Co. presented the Foundation with a check for $1,000. Lynn Lovett, Georgia Power's area manager, presented the contribution to Frank Sayles Jr., Foundation president; and Mike Brumby,
Foundation executive director.
board also elected
two members to fill unexpired terms: Charleston Carter and Dr. Kaylar Howard.
and Howard attended an orientation lunch on Thursday.
Stripling, Massey and Brumby
Brumby, Lovett and Sayles
Come and join the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation
for the 9th annual "Stepping Out for Your Heart" event.
"We will be honoring our local heart champions, as we walk a lap with them in their honor," said Mandy Brooks, TRMC Foundation Executive Director. "It's going to be a fun evening for the entire family. There will be a dunking booth, where you can dunk your favorite physician or nurse. We will also have a bouncy house, slide, musical entertainment from Common Love, blood pressure checks and demonstrations from cardiology vendors."
Brooks said that the foundation has also challenged local cardiologists to a friendly competition. "The cardiologist with the most family and patients present will receive a trophy," she said. "The trophy will have their name engraved on it; as well as bragging rights for one year.
"Each year, the trophy will be up for grabs, so please come and support them. I know they are excited about the challenge, and are looking forward to spending time with you. We hope to see you on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Eighth Street Middle School track."
For more information, please call
Stepping Out sponsors include:
Platinum ($1,000) Gold ($500) Silver ($250) Friends ($100)
Credit Bureau Associates Captain D's
Albritton Funeral Directors Charlotte W. Bedell
Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals
Diagnostic Pet, LLC/Diversified Imaging Service
First Community Bank
Force3 USA, Inc.
Georgia Power Company
Jumpin J's and Rockin Rolands Rock Climb
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Rigdon
Tift County Recreation Department
Joe and Bette Turner
WIREGRASS QUILTERS MEETING ON OCT. 8
Wiregrass Quilters Guild (WQG) will meet in
Thursday, Oct. 8 at
6 p.m. at
Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 2217 Ledo Road.
Membership in WQG is open to anyone interested in interacting with others who enjoy the art of quilting. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting either in
Fitzgerald, Tifton or Albany on the
second Thursday of each month. Meetings are alternated among the cities and includes a potluck supper, a brief program related to quilting and "show and tell."
For information, call
OPEN 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS
OPEN 1-6 p.m. on SUNDAYS
Chaos the Mechanical Bull visits this Weekend!
Our Party Calendar is filling up!
Reserve yours today!
Located in Tifton Corners plaza
by Big Lots
Georgia Power Assists ABAC Scholarship Fund
Georgia Power Area Manager Lynn Lovett, left, recently presented a check from Georgia Power to Jodie Snow, chief operating officer of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation, for the general scholarship fund. ABAC students attending the presentation are Ebony Missick, a biology major from the Bahamas; Kenderson Turner, a biology major from Tifton; and Craig Roe, an engineering major from Loganville. Lovett serves as chair of the ABAC Foundation Board of Trustees.
Superintendent Patrick Atwater with Bertha Little, 104, who worked in the Matt Wilson cafeteria in the 1960s.
MATT WILSON ELEMENTARY
had a formal ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 to show off its recent renovations to the community. After touring the renovated elementary school, attendees were treated to a picnic lunch. ...
LAST SATURDAY NIGHT,
Carolyn Ellis of Carolyn Ellis School of Dance was surprised with singing and luminaries
lighting the streets of her neighborhood to show love and support for Ellis, who had a recent battle with
cancer. Lee Turner of Tifton will be taking
decorated luminaries to Washington, D.C., for the national Lights of Hope cancer ceremony on Sept. 28. Turner says
Tifton and Congressional District 8 probably will be No. 1 in Georgia and in the top 10 in the nation with raising more than $2,800 dollars for cancer research through the sale of luminaries. ... WYLENE & TALMADGE PARR celebrated a real milestone this past week -- their 75th wedding anniversary. The Parrs are residents of Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton and had a surprise celebration. Mrs. Parr stays active and walks each day; "T" Parr is a former boxer in the U.S. Navy.
OF THE MONTH
Maghan Campbell has been named the
Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce's
Ambassador of the Month. She is an employee of South Georgia Banking Co. and, as a Chamber ambassador, is especially active in supporting ribbon-cutting events.
Curtis Akins, membership chairman, presents the award.
TIFT COUNTY'S WALK & FAMILY FUN EVENT IS
Cancer Stomp: Tift County Walk & Family Fun event is
9 a.m.-noon on
Saturday, Oct. 3 at the
YMCA soccer field.
Cancer Stomp is a fundraising campaign of the
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. Folks can participate individually or as a member of a team, raising money through different activities.
The community fundraising wraps up with a one-mail reflective walk followed by family fun activities to celebrate the fundraising success, honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease. The family activities include relay races, aerobics, hula hoops, Frisbee throwing, face painting and more.
One hundred percent
of all funds that are raised stay in
. The Cancer Coalition raises funds for service, education, research and outreach initiatives throughout its 32-county area. That is why the organization encourages businesses, schools, civic groups, religious groups and families to form teams.
"We want to let people know that there is a local organization fighting cancer right here in our communities," said Coalition Communications Coordinator Ruthie Garner. "With the Cancer Coalition, we assure you that 100 percent of your support will stay in South Georgia to help local people."
"Last year's Stomp raised $4,700, and we are grateful to the local businesses that have already joined the event this year as sponsors," said Coalition Development Coordinator Doris Pierce-Hardy.
She said sponsorships are still needed, along with teams, to raise funds and participate in the walk and celebration.
Register online to walk and fundraise.
is given with a
upon registering. Register online at
For information, call
PEANUT TOUR FOCUSES ON PRODUCTION
By CLINT THOMPSON
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia
The top peanut-producing state in the country showcased its 2015 crop during the annual
Georgia Peanut Tour
University of Georgia, along with the
Georgia Peanut Commission, coordinated the three-day tour, which allowed participants to visit
Southwest Georgia, home of some of the top peanut producers in the state. The tour, which included farmers, industry personnel and visitors from other countries, educated participants about all aspects of peanut production.
"The tour has been excellent. We got to visit a number of sites that showcased Georgia's peanut production," said Rajagopalbabu "Babu" Srinivasan, UGA entomologist and chairman of the peanut tour committee. "We got to see farming operations on a big scale, digging and picking."
Srinivasan and fellow UGA team members, including plant pathologists, agronomists, entomologists and economists, provided insight as to why peanut production is a complex but rewarding process.
The tour included visits to multiple farming operations in Decatur, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties.
Srinivasan said Georgia is expected to grow almost 800,000 acres of peanuts this year. Such an increase was attributed to the poor commodity prices for corn and cotton. While peanut prices are not ideal, they do present better opportunities for profit, which is why achieving high yields is so important for farmers.
"We grow a lot of peanuts, and we grow the world's finest peanuts. This is the peanut capital of the world," Srinivasan said. "There's no other place that could top this."
Wonder What's Going On
in the Tiftarea?
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
- Tiftarea Academy Panthers football vs. Deerfield-Windsor, 7:30 p.m., Chula
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Downtown Tifton Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Train Platform, Tifton
- La Fiesta del Pueblo, 10 a.m., Fulwood Park, Tifton
- Jeremy Camp in concert, 7 p.m., Church of God Campground, Omega
- ABAC Presents: Albany Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Tift County High Performing Arts Center, Tifton
Mollie Jo Hawkins Greer, 79, Tifton
James Robert Stone, 78, Willacoochee
Clifford "Scott" Cagle, 49, Mt. Olive, Ala.
Patricia Ann "Pat" Sutton, 74, Nashville
Florene Tucker Sherrill, 92, Shellman
George F. Johnson, 58, Fitzgerald
Thelma Cleghorn Huggins, 81, Fitzgerald
Willie Frank Williams, Poulan
James Harrell Hampton, 71, Warner Robins
Walter Lee Pope, 89, Tifton
Wynelle McCook Harper, 88, Fitzgerald
Eloise Tyler, 94, Houston, Texas
Tommy Lee Walker, Ashburn
Barbara Cooper Lingefelt, 60, Evans
Randy Paramore, 60, Sylvester
Winnie Foye Rowan, 92, Nashville
Maria Guadalupe Aguilar, 57, Ty Ty
James Edward Robinson, 81, Nashville
Mary Alice McMillan, 65, Enigma
Angelia Lynn Brooks Wicker, 44, Tifton
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