NOV. 7, 2017
Voters in Tifton go the polls today to elect City Council members for Districts 1 and 3, and all Tift County voters will decide whether to keep the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST.
City Councilman Wes Ehlers, a Tifton bank vice president, is seeking re-election in District 1 against Paul Boyd, who recently retired from the Tifton Fire Department.
In District 3, Councilman Johnny Terrell is running unopposed for re-election.
referendum is a
sales tax that
and its municipalities already have in place and is used for
projects. More than
has been collected in the past, and
of it has come from people
outside Tift County
, officials say.
Polls are open until
7 p.m. today.
Georgia voters must have their
driver's license or state-issued
identification card with them.
After the polls close,
will be tallied at the elections office on
'GUITARS, CADILLACS & HILLBILLY MUSIC'
DWIGHT YOAKAM ROCKS TIFTON
Country music star
Dwight Yokam got folks up on their feet last
Thursday night at the
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
McAlpin Entertainment and
Six String Southern Productions brought Yoakam's show to the
of McAlpin Entertainment announces that among other
country music concerts
coming nearby are
Nov. 9; Shenandoah
Nov. 17; Ben Haggard
LEN LASTINGER PRIMARY
Tifton's Len Lastinger Primary School, one of five schools nationwide to win a $20,000 grant earlier this year for new playground equipment, has set Jan. 6 as the school's "Dream Playground Build Day."
The school's PTO launched the "Play. Learn. Grow. Building Our Dream Playground" campaign last year.
Len Lastinger's "Are You Smarter Than a Len Lastinger Bee?" video was one of five highest vote-getters on Facebook and was selected as a finalist from approximately 140 video entries in the nationwide "Let's Play" video contest. The final five winners were determined by online votes.
grant is part of
"Let's Play," an initiative by
Dr Pepper Snapple and the national non-profit
KaBOOM! The goal is to provide
families with the
tools, places and inspiration to make
active play a daily
TIFTON STUDENT AN AT&T SCHOLAR
Kaycee Aultman, a writing and communications major from Tifton, was recently
AT&T Georgia/Foundation Scholar at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Courtney Brinson, regional director for external affairs for AT&T Georgia, was on hand to congratulate her. Brinson is also an emeritus member of the ABAC Foundation board of trustees.
I have been given the opportunity to advance my college career," said Aultman of the scholarship.
"Not only am I planning to obtain my bachelor's degree in writing and communications from ABAC, but I am serving ABAC as an Ambassador so that I can give back to the college to say thank you for all the incredible ways that it has given to me. None of my accomplishments here at ABAC would have been possible without this scholarship."
AT&T Georgia is a Gold Level Sponsor for the upcoming An Evening for ABAC scholarship fundraising event on March 2, 2018.
WALK THIS WAY ... FOR COOKIES!
Peace Lutheran Church hosts its annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-noon at the church's Fellowship Hall, 604 Tennessee Drive, Tifton.
Church members have been busy baking different kinds of cookies, cakes, breads and German pastries, and making holiday candies and homemade peanut brittle.
Last year, there were 26 different kinds of cookies, including Cardamom Cuties, German Gems and, of course, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip. The cookies will be sold for $6 a pound, mix and match.
Shoppers are given a plastic glove and a take-out tray, and then choose their cookies from more than two dozen different kinds.
Handmade Christmas ornaments and many new
items will also be
Phone cards will be purchased for the
Armed Forces, and a
donation will be given to
Lutheran Services of Georgia. Supplemental funds have been received from
TURKEYS FOR LITERACY
Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County is selling
smoked turkeys for
Thanksgiving for a donation of
Orders are being taken now, and the holiday main course may be picked up from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the parking lot of
Peace Lutheran Church, 604 Tennessee Drive, near Virginia Avenue, during the church's annual Cookie Walk.
adults in our community who are
learning to read and preparing to take their
GEDs, as well as those who are learning to
speak, read and write English as a
to reserve your turkey today, smoked by Towson Meats. Deadline for orders is
Wednesday, Nov. 15
. You may also preorder via Messenger on Facebook or email
or donate online at
Donations from friends and local businesses keep us going strong," said
Bonnie Sayles, executive director of
Literacy Volunteers. "Donations enable us to
purchase books and
recruit and train tutors, and
pay fees for
students to take their
GEDs when they are ready."
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Tifton, GA 31793
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ABAC JAZZES IT UP NOV. 16
The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will present an evening of jazz music at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Howard Auditorium.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Ensemble's performance will feature "One O'Clock Jump," by the Count Basie Orchestra; "The Rotten Kid," by Buddy Greco; "The Star-Crossed Lovers," by Duke Ellington; "Sun Goddess," arranged by Mike Tomaro and written by Jon Lind and Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire; "A Night in Tunisia," by Dizzy Gillespie arranged by Michael Philip Mossman; and "I Love Being Here with You," originally a vocal for Peggy Lee.
ABAC vocalists Asia Bryant, a music-vocal major from Albany, and Shana Morman, a music-vocal major from Valdosta, will perform.
The ABAC Jazz Choir will perform with the Jazz Ensemble on "You're the Top" and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" by Cole Porter and "How Deep is the Ocean" by Irving Berlin.
The GFWC Tifton Twentieth Century Library Club
a member of the General Federated Women's Clubs
Holds its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, with a 2:30 p.m. social time and project, and a 3 p.m. business meeting.
Any area women who would like to find out more about this international women's organization dedicated to community improvement are invited to attend.
For information, call President Bonnie Sayles at (229) 848-2366
"Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit," Sayles said.
The speaker will be Jessica Swords, Student Veterans Organization Advisor for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
"Jessica Swords works with ABAC veterans that have returned to college after serving in the military. She has some interesting points to share with us," according to Shirene Daniell, club treasurer and former state president. "Please make every effort to attend this meeting and support her and these young people."
The club will work on several community projects during the meeting including: collecting Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup labels,
magazines for TRMC waiting rooms, plastic silverware for the Soup Kitchen, pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Other Project ideas include decorating a Christmas tree for the Hometown Holidays Hall of Trees; saving stamps, sports cards and post cards for veterans national stamp and coin club; collecting children's Bibles for Toys for Tots/Santa's Helpers; YMCA Christmas Program; Suitcases for Kids; and shoe box items for Samaritan's Purse.
Bring any small items such as school supplies, small books, caps and hats to pack a shoe box at the meeting.
Garden Club members gather at City Hall with City Manager Pete Pyrzenski.
Tifton Garden Club's Flower Show is on display at
City Hall in the
Myon Complex. Residents are encouraged to drop by and see the
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