AUG. 17, 2018
IN ROBBERY, SHOOTING DEATH OF ELDORADO FOOD MART OWNER
Eldorado Food Mart
Warrants have been issued
HEALTHCARE GROUP SEEKS TO BUILD EMPLOYEE POOL
The Southern Georgia Healthcare Sector Partnership will meet Aug. 22 in Tifton to begin exploring ways to build the employee pool for healthcare careers in South Georgia.
The Healthcare Partnership is comprised of healthcare employers, educators and workforce development, government and community leaders from an 18-county region.
The Partnership group is led by WorkSource Southern Georgia, an organization which provides workforce services to businesses, industries and job seekers in Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner and Ware counties.
WorkSource Southern Georgia received the Governor's High Demand Career Initiative grant to spearhead the effort.
In the next several months, the Healthcare Partnership will conduct a
needs assessment, collecting the occupational, skill and training
requirements from regional
healthcare employers. The group will then develop steps to implement goals outlined in a
Currently in the
South Georgia region, there were more than
3,600 job postings last year in healthcare. The Ga. Department of Labor says 11
of the top 15 fastest-growing occupations in South Georgia during the next decade are in the healthcare sector.
Healthcare is a major industry in the region, employing more than 13,600 people in related occupations, according to a press release.
Peanut producers with
the highest yields gather
at last weekend's Peanut Achievement Club meeting, along with industry supporters,
UGA Extension agents and Peanut Team specialists.
TOP PEANUT FARMERS
Fifteen of Georgia's
top peanut producers were honored this past weekend at the annual
Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting on
Jekyll Island. The meeting recognizes Georgia's
highest-yielding peanut growers every year.
"When you're talking about yields from
5,800 pounds to
6,800 pounds, that's still almost
2,000 pounds more than the
state average. You can't argue with that," said
Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
Monfort said that
90 percent of
peanuts grown this year are
Georgia-06G peanuts. UGA peanut breeder
Bill Branch in
Georgia-06G, the variety grown the most in
During the meeting, the
UGA Peanut Team held an open forum with
peanut producers and
industry leaders in hopes of improving the industry that surpassed
$624 million in farm gate value in
2016, according to the
UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Seed quality, potential loss of insecticides, fungicide programs and water requirements were some of the main points raised.
State winners this year in the Georgia Peanut Achievement Club are:
- 100-299 acres: Matt Bryan; Baker County
- 300-699 acres: Chloe Rentz; Baker County
- 700-plus acres: 4 Miller Farms; Seminole County
And winners in
District 4 are:
- 100-299 acres: Bucky Tyler; Irwin County
- 300-699 acres: Robert Davison; Brooks County
- 300-699 acres: Chip Dorminy; Irwin County
- 700-plus acres: Nellwood Farms/Hal Cromley; Bulloch County
LOCAL STUDENTS EARN 'MASTER 4-H'er'
Sara Beth Massey,
Massey's area of study was textiles, merchandising and interiors.
Georgia 4-H members who have earned
the title of
at the annual
Georgia 4-H State Congress
are conferred after
against their peers across the state.
State Congress symbolizes the end of a year of hard work and dedication by
youth. Students select an area of study, give an oral presentation before judges at their respective District Project Achievement and participate in service and leadership events in their communities.
Also among the 50
first-place Georgia 4-H'ers this year is Carlissa Stewart of Ben Hill
County, who's area of emphasis was c
ompanion and specialty animals.
NONPROFIT NETWORK BEING FORMED
A year-long effort to form a
nonprofits that serve
South Georgia is about to become a reality. The
South Georgia Nonprofit Network (SGNN), a regional organization that brings together
nonprofits of all sizes and missions that serve communities across the region, has begun operations.
SGNN aims to strengthen
nonprofit organizations by providing professional development training, management tools and networking that will enhance their ability to serve their constituencies.
The new organization is an outgrowth of a leadership training event that the Harley Langdale Jr. Foundation in Valdosta sponsored last year.
A nonprofit leadership conference is scheduled Sept. 25. To attend, contact event organizer Steve McWilliams at 404-312-8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR
PLANNED FOR AUG. 30
Coastal Plain CASA in Tifton is hosting the 5th Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair for local non-profit organizations.
The event will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, at the Tift Regional Community Events Center, 1657 Carpenter Road.
The fair's purpose is to inform the community about ways folks may serve as volunteers to local nonprofits.
"This is an event that people can quickly walk through and see what non-profit organizations are available to them right here our community. They can volunteer a small amount of their time and make a huge impact," said Julie Mitcham, advocacy coordinator with Coastal Plain CASA.
"I think our communities need more people volunteering for the betterment of their town and making lasting differences."
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
has been recognized by the
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) with a
2018 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Fundraising Performance.
The honor is presented each year to superior fundraising programs at colleges across the country. ABAC, a first-time recipient of the award, and Columbus State University were the only institutions in Georgia to receive the recognition
WHERE'S YOUR DANCIN' SHOES?
Enjoying Life Forever
, at the
Leroy Rogers Senior Center
. Doors open at
, and attendees are asked to bring a
A New Faculty Tour participant feeds a calf while visiting the UGA Tifton campus.
NEW UGA FACULTY LEARN ABOUT AG
New faculty at the University of Georgia recently learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest
As part of this year's
New Faculty Tour
UGA faculty, who have been at the university for two or fewer years, visited the state's oldest experiment station on the
campus as well as the
, both of which educate students as well as engage in
, new UGA faculty learned about
. Georgia produces more
than any other state, and UGA
constantly study ways to make
disease resistant. Their findings are shared with
UGA Cooperative Extension
agents, who are based in each of Georgia's
The faculty also visited the
UGA dairy farm
and fed bottles of milk to two-week-old
"This week has opened up a whole
for me," said
, an assistant professor in the
College of Education
. "I'm from the
, and being here on a
feeding a calf
OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BEGINS TODAY!
Our annual fundraiser, Buckets of Hope, starts Friday, August 17!
Visit the Tifton Mall between Aug. 17-27 to purchase tickets.
The drawings will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 27. Tickets are $1 each
and you get to choose what bucket you want a chance of winning.
Help support the
Tiftarea House of Hope
and give hope to those women and children who find themselves
in a time of need!
"But I will hope continually & will praise you yet more & more."
~ Psalm 71:14 ~
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- Tiftarea Academy Panthers Football vs. Creekside Academy Cougers, 7 p.m., Chula
- Tift County High Blue Devils Football @ Warner Robins High Demons, 7:30 p.m., Warner Robins
SATURDAY, AUG. 18
- AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m., Margaret Jones Library, Sylvester
Gospel Music Fest,
6 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
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Allen Craft Jr., 47, Sparks
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Bobby Plymel, 82, Valdosta
Patricia "Trish" Faye Freeman, 56, Boston
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Billy L. Reaves, 63, Wilcox County
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Faye Gill, 80, Valdosta
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Carol L. Emerson, 69, Lee County
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Betty Vernell Meyer, 89, Lakeland
Francis Louise Conger, 87, Nashville
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