Dec. 27, 2016
Tifton, Georgia



Austin and Kirsten Underwood McAlpin have announced they are creating the McAlpin Foundation, a nonprofit organization to help disadvantaged youth in Tifton.

Austin is a local concert promoter with McAlpin Entertainment that has brought several high-profile concerts to Tifton in recent years such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. McAlpin brought country-gospel singer John Berry back to Tifton last week
Austin & Kirsten McAlpin with John Berry.
for Berry's annual Christmas concert.

"I've truly been blessed t o grow my concerts since I started doing this a little over five years ago, and I've literally been blessed with a stage or platform in our community," McAlpin said.

"Over the last several months, Kirsten and I have been praying to find a way to use this platform for the greater good of our community. We have decided to start the McAlpin Foundation, a non-profit organization which will focus on helping and serving disadvantaged youth in our community.

"Moving forward, we will be using every single concert McAlpin Entertainment does in Tifton as a platform to raise funds for this cause. These funds will go directly towards helping our youth in ways such as buying them Christmas gifts, back-to-school clothes, setting up a 'scholarship fund' to pay for children to participate in organized youth athletics, and many, many more things."

Kirsten, a local radio personality and singer, added, " This is something that has been on our hearts for a while now, and we are so excited about this journey."

The McAlpins say they are in the "beginning process" of getting the foundation started. 

"We thank you for your continued support, and we hope that you'll take this walk with us to help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth in our community," Austin said.

He also announced that his next concert at the Tift Theatre will be country music star and Cairo native Daryle Singletary on Jan. 13.

New Year Brings Expanded Fishing Opportunity at Paradise PFA

In addition to the 508 acres of water currently open to fishing at Paradise Public Fishing Area just outside Tifton in Berrien County, Horseshoe 6 Lake ( three acres) will help anglers ring in the New Year as it opens to the public at sunrise on Jan. 1, says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

"For the past several years, Horseshoe 6 Lake was open to the public only a few days per year. So we are excited to announce that since the management plans for this lake have changed, it will now be open to the public year round," says Dean Barber, WRD fisheries technician. 

"The lake offers excellent bank fishing access, and is stocked with a high number of channel catfish and additionally offering anglers a chance to land some bream, brown bullheads, crappie and largemouth bass."

Paradise PFA is located east of Tifton on 1,250 gently rolling acres offering 60 lakes that boast excellent boat and bank fishing for bass, sunfish, crappie and channel catfish.  The area is heavily forested with pine plantations and small communities of longleaf pine/wiregrass, which enhance the beauty of the area. A variety of waterfowl and birds of prey are frequently seen, including Canada geese, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk and the majestic bald eagle.

Facilities available include restrooms, a picnic area, tent camping, nature trail, fishing pier, fish cleaning station and concrete boat ramps. There also is group camping opportunity for organized groups of 20-60.

Anglers will be required to meet all license requirements and all current regulations apply.

For information, visit  or call 229-533-4792 or 912-285-6094.

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The Rotary Club of Tifton is seeking nominations for its Tifton Rotary Ethics in Business Award to recognize a local business that has demonstrated exceptional ethical behavior.
Criteria for the award, which will go to a business physically located in Tifton or Tift County, were  developed by a committee of Tifton Rotary Club members. The nominated business must have consistently demonstrated high ethical standards of honesty and integrity in dealing with employees, customers and contractors while enhancing the economic well-being of the company and providing local jobs, opportunity and profits. 
In addition, the business must have participated in activities beneficial to the community beyond the provision of economic benefits of the business and must adhere to fair and truthful business practice reflected in the  Rotary Four-Way Test
1.     Is it the TRUTH?
2.     Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3.     Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP?
4.     Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Nomination applications are available from the Tifton Rotary Club, which meets for lunch each Wednesday at noon at the  Tiftarea Conference Center on  Highway 82, and are on the club's Facebook page, Click Here!
Applications must be submitted and received by  Jan. 10, and may be sent to: Tifton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1354, Tifton, GA  31793.


Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County has a few Boston Butts for those
who would  like them for their New Year's party or family gathering.  Call Bonnie Sayles at 229-391-2527  for delivery in the Tiftarea for a $25 donation .

Proceeds help fund tutor training and materials to help local people learn to read or prepare for their GED exams.

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Keep Tift Beautiful announces its annual 
live Christmas tree recycling program  at 
Fulwood Park from 9 a.m. to noon 
Jan. 7, 2017. 
Bring your Christmas tree 
and receive a free seedling!



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