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 July 5, 2016
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SUNBELT AG EXPO FIELD DAY
CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH FOR FARMERS

"Research, innovation and education" -- three words that describe what farmers will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. The annual half-day educational event will be held July 14 in Moultrie and is free and open to those involved in agriculture and agribusiness.

Touring the Darrell Williams Research Farm on covered trams, farmers and agribusiness representatives can see plots which showcase the latest cutting- edge research in the growing stages. 

Industry representatives and university researchers from the University of Georgia's Tifton campus will give up-to-date information on topics such as new seed varieties, irrigation, crop protection, soil fertility, forages and precision agriculture. 

Field Day is also an opportunity to get a first-hand look at what folks will see harvested at the 39th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo on Oct. 18-20.

The Expo's industry and university partners conduct agronomic research that address the real challenges that farmers face through the planting, growing and harvesting season. Field Day research is done in collaboration with farmers, industry and universities in order to determine the best methods economically, environmentally and socially to address farming challenges.

In addition to the field tours, there will be exhibits from equipment manufacturers and industry partners. Registration and static exhibits open at 7:15 a.m.

VIDEO: Tifton Native Austin Brown, center, sings the lead vocal in group's cover of Lee Greenwood's classic song.

'GOD BLESS THE USA'
'HOME FREE' GROUP WITH TIFTON NATIVE OFFERS 
PATRIOTIC SONG FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

"Home Free,"  the popular  a cappella group with  Tifton native Austin Brown , has  released  a cover version of the song, "God Bless the USA," by county singer Lee Greenwood.

The group's video was shot at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is visited by nearly 3 million people each year who come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota.



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FREE TECH WORKSHOPS
FOR LOCAL EDUCATORS

South Georgia  K-12 EdTech Workshops will be held July 13-14 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
Limited registration is available through Coastal Plains RESA.

The workshops are  designed to  give educators in South  Georgia access to free technology training to transfor m the classroom experience for students in the state's most rural counties.

Any currently employed teacher may register and attend.

Sessions in the past have included: Promethean, Microsoft in the Classroom, iStation, TenMarks, iPads, Google, Financing Technology, Blended Learning, WIFI in the Classroom, SLDS, Chromebooks and more. 

This  year's workshops will be similar.

 
'BACK THE RED' WATER DRIVE 
 UNDERWAY FOR FIREFIGHTERS

The 6th Annual Water and Gatorade Drive began Friday, July 1, for local firefighters in Tifton and Tift County. 

The drive runs  through  Sunday, July 31. This year, drop-off locations of bottled water and Gatorade include: 

  • Tifton Fire Department -- Main Station on Forest Avenue, North Station on Tift Avenue and West Station on Carpenter Road.
  • Tift County Fire/Rescue -- Station 51 at 1209 Tift Ave. (EMS building), Station 52 at 340 Tifton Eldorado Road.
Folks  may also contact organizer Nicole Taylor at 229-326-0691 to schedule a pick up. She says "This is an easy way to 'Back the Red!' "
 
TIFT COUNTY
Save the Date!

Friday, July 22, 2016      9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

   Tift County Health Department
      305 12th St E., Tifton

SOUTH GEORGIA STUDENT REPRESENTS GEORGIA 
AT NATIONAL SCIENCE-TECH GATHERING

Ronald Evans III, a rising senior at Scholars Academy of Thomasville, this past week attended, as a delegate, the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass.
EVANS

He is the son of Ronald Evans Jr., who grew up in Tifton and attended Tift County High School.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The event is designed to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Shree  Bose, academic director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists and the winner of the first Google Science Fairnominated Evans to represent Georgia  based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

ABAC POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATES ANOTHER 19

Nineteen individuals from the South Georgia area recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 286th session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Academy Manager Marty Smith said the Overall Achievement award for the session went to Anthony L. White of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office. First place in Academics was awarded to Brian Oliveira from Tifton of the Department of Corrections, and second place went to Daniel L. Gilleon of the Brunswick Police Department.  

First place in Firearms went to Alexander E. Gentry of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, and second place was awarded to Jose F. Cruz of the Valdosta Police Department.

Other graduates included Doug W. Justice of the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Department; Jordan A. Cochran and Alexander E. Gentry of the Brunswick Police Department; Liborio Saavedra of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office; Anthony L. Bell and Sharay L. Davis of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office; and Matthew C. Gourley of the Department of Corrections.

Also graduating were James C. Ricks III, and Jeremy D. Williams of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office; William B. Cady and Jacob F. Winters of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office; India Spivey of the Thomasville Police Department; Ryan J. Willis of the Valdosta Police Department; Raheam D. Perry of Lenox, sponsored by the GPSTC; and Lameisha A. Walker of Valdosta, sponsored by the GPSTC.

The GPSTC Regional Police Academy regularly holds multi-week intensive training sessions designed to acquaint officers with state-of-the-art law enforcement techniques. The Academy operates in cooperation with the School of Human Sciences at ABAC.

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