DEC. 12, 2017
HALL OF FAME
GOLF COURSE ASSOCIATION NAMES
TIFTON'S GLENN BURTON TO HALL OF FAME
The late Dr. Glenn W. Burton of Tifton was inducted into the
Golf Course Superintendents Association Hall of Fame at the group's meeting last week at St. Simons Island.
Burton, who died at age 95 in 2005, was one of the most decorated plant scientists of his time. Among a long list of honors was the National Medal of Science, which he received from President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1983.
While Burton achieved distinction developing hybrids of pearl millet, which increased food production at a critical time in regions such as India and Africa, it was his work with Bermuda grasses that made him an icon in golf.
Grasses he developed included Tifway 419, the most widely used bermuda grass in the world for more than 40 years. He was said to have revolutionized the game for golfers and golf course superintendents in the South.
Moore, who has been superintendent at the King and Prince course since 2000, is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
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Eighth Street Middle and primary school students take over Tifton's Walmart.
EIGHTH STREET STUDENTS TAKE PRIMARY PUPILS
ON A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP
Santa's "Blue Elves" from
Eighth Street Middle School are helping make
Christmas a little
nearly four dozen Tift County
primary school students and their
On Friday, nearly 200 ESMS students, who had collected more than $3,000, took 42 primary students shopping. They got to choose a gift for themselves, but then had to spend the rest of their money on gifts for their entire family. Each primary student could spend a total of $80.
Eigth Street Middle faculty and staff created the event to teach students the importance of giving back.
After the group took over the Tifton WalMart for awhile, the students all returned to ESMS for a gift-wrapping party. This is the second year the school and students have held the teachable shopping event.
JOHNNY CARSON'S FORMER BAND LEADER COMING TO TIFTON
"Heeeeere's Johnny!" -- that "Tonight Show" lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, dominated late-night television across the country for 30 years. The 'Johnny' was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon, and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen.
Americans welcomed the always entertaining telecast into their living rooms week after week until Carson retired.
Doc Severinsen and his Big Band didn't stop performing after the final telecast; they hit the road and are still entertaining crowds today. And on Jan. 11, he's coming to Tifton for a 7 p.m. performance at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center as a part of the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
"Americans still prove their love and respect for Doc Severinsen by pouring into his concerts," ABAC Arts Connection Director Wayne Jones said. "At 90 years old, Doc still has the magic. He can hit the high notes, a result of continued commitment to his studio and refinement of his craft."
Severinsen will be joined by the Byron Stripling Quartet in the show "Trumpet Kings." Stripling is a master trumpeter with a gifted voice. He has played roles on Broadway and is a soloist for the Boston Pops Orchestra. He serves as artistic director and conductor of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
"Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Doc and Byron do what they do best, entertain you by bringing back memorable tunes from years gone by," Jones said.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $30 for adults and $15 for students. For information, call Jones at 229-391-4819.
Jones said the Severinsen performance replaces "Tuesdays with Morrie" starring Jamie Farr that had been scheduled for Nov. 30. The production company handling that performance cancelled because of scheduling difficulties.
CASA PLAYHOUSES RAISE $13,000
Coastal Plain CASA 's annual
playhouse fundraiser generated more than
$13,000 this year for the organization.
Five playhouses were
$10 tickets were sold for the
drawing held during Tifton's recent
Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration.
proceeds go toward Coastal Plain CASA (
Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children in foster care.
The winners of the playhouses were:
Mary Ellen Bowen, D&D Construction, Melissa Limon, Katy Dove and Jane Walker.
The playhouses were built and donated by Northside Baptist Men's Ministry, the Tifton Fire Department, Tifton Self Storage, Freedom Trailers and First United Methodist Church Youth.
CASA also thanked this year's
sponsors of the event:
First Baptist Church, Affordable Towing, The
Tifton Gazette, Short & Paulk, Lowe's, Griffin Lumber, Newton's Body Shop, The Fun Chanel, The Party Station, South Georgia Cellular, Willis Signs & Graphics, Heatcraft, Called to Care and the Tifton Grapevine.
NORTHGATE LAKES LUMINARY
LIGHTS UP SUNDAY NIGHT
The Northgate Lakes subdivision will have its
neighborhood luminary display this Sunday, Dec. 17, from sunset until.
The Northgate neighborhood association invites all neighborhoods in Tift and area counties to come them in welcoming the holiday season.
The entrance to the neighborhood is on Brighton Road between Highway 125 and Interstate Highway 75.
We're Seeking a
Tifton First United
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Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a part-time church pianist.
The pianist is responsible for preparing for and practicing with
the chancel choir, orchestra and ensemble every Wednesday evening for about two hours and for playing at Sunday
at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., as well as at special services at Christmas, Easter, etc.
KEEP TIFT BEAUTIFUL NAMES
COMMERCIAL BEAUTY SPOT OF MONTH
Keep Tift Beautiful
is recognizing the
restaurant at 1208 U.S. Highway 82 W. as the
Commercial Beauty Spot of the Month for
Michele Cavenaugh, seen above, serves as the general manager.
TREE OF LIFE SHINES
AT TIFT REGIONAL
The 2017 Tree of Life lighting ceremony was held last Thursday, Dec. 7, at Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC).
Sponsored by the Tifton Junior Women's Club, the event included a poignant candlelight service, live holiday music, a complimentary meal and a visit from Santa.
Hospice of Tift Area patient Marion Greene and his family were hi
ghlighted in a special video presentation.
Greene of Tifton also gave a few remarks at the ceremony and conducted the honorary "flipping of the switch" which illuminated the tree.
With proceeds benefiting patients of Hospice of Tift Area and the TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center, lights on the Tree of Life may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one.
From left are: Bottom row -- Mallorie Johnson, Melisa Rodriguez, Tony Hernandez; second row -- Kaylee Ezell, Hannah Hinesley, Nelson Miller; third row -- Ellicia Stephens, Kayla Labbe, Ashley Montgomery, Kelsey Drabenstot; top row -- Georgia Snyder, Kristian Morey and Amanda Brown.
On Dec. 5, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) honored its radiologic technology students during an award ceremony.
Thirteen students were recognized and received pins to mark the
completion of their program requirements:
Amanda Brown, Ashley Montgomery, Ellicia Stephens, Georgia Snyder, Hannah Hinesley, Kayla Labbe, Kaylee Ezell, Kelsey Drabenstot, Kristian Morey, Mallorie Johnson, Melisa Rodriguez, Nelson Miller, and Tony Hernandez.
At the ceremony, the following
awards were given: Werner W. Waldron
Outstanding Radiology Student:
Hannah Hinesley; Outstanding
Academic Achievement Award:
Hannah Hinesley; Outstanding
Clinical Radiology Achievement Award:
Tony Hernandez; and the RTI Medical Systems
Outstanding Student Award:
Ashley Montgomery, who was also awarded a plaque and
$100 to help cover registry costs.
In the coming weeks,
seniors will sit for the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam, and, pending passage, will be ready for careers as
radiographers. These seniors, who have now finished all of their coursework, will walk in SRTC's next
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS PARADE WINNERS
The 2017 Tifton Hometown Holiday
Celebration Parade winners are:
KIDS ADVOCACY COALITION
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
EASTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
Best Walking Unit:
ALL THAT GLITTERS' CAROLYN ELLIS DANCE TROUPE
Best In Parade:
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