NOV. 10, 2017
Saturday, Nov. 11, is
, honoring all
who have served in the U.S.
will honor veterans with a
11 a.m. Saturday
Veterans Memorial Park
Following the Veterans Park
observance, the Tifton Terminal Railroad Museum
noon and 2 p.m.
that it is preparing.
Ga. Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village in
, with appropriate
military active duty personnel
At Tiftarea Academy this week,
Jill Taylor's kindergarten class has been discussing the importance of being thankful for our veterans. Taylor and Brooke Hoover, para-professional, sent the students home with a special note and Army toy to serve as a reminder to pray for the safety of the current members of the armed forces.
VOTERS RENEW SPLOST,
Tift County voters
on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the extension of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST.
Also Tuesday, City of Tifton voters re-elected Vice Mayor Wes Ehlers to another four-year City Council term.
SPLOST VI referendum was renewed for another six years by a vote of 820 to 131 in unofficial tallies. The penny sales tax is expected to generate $60.7 million and will be used for roads and infrastructure projects in Tift County and within its municipalities.
In City Council District 1, incumbent
defeated political newcomer
by a vote of 119 to 56.
, City Councilman
was unopposed for re-election.
Tifton First United
107 W 12th St., Tifton, GA
Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a church pianist. This is a part-
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 traditional services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., as well at special services at Christmas, Easter, etc.
Interested persons should contact Debbie Minton, church executive secretary, at
Phil and Susan Perlis of The Big Store receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tifton Merchants Association. Presenting the award is TMA board member Victor Pires at right.
TIFTON MERCHANTS HONOR LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE
During its annual appreciation breakfast
(TMA) recognized several
with special awards.
Phil and Susan Perlis of
The Big Store accepted the
Lifetime Achieve- ment Award for their business, which has
been an anchor on
Main Street in
Downtown Tifton since
family store, which goes back
four generations, was first opened in
Cordele more than
100 years ago.
Tift Regional Health System
was recognized as
Community Corporate Sponsor
Pediatric Dental Center of Georgia
Best New Downtown Neighbor.
Hal Baxley of
Baxley Properties & Investments was named
Developer of the Year. Both
Lyn Smith of
Red-Letter Gems and
Rick Phillips of
Tifton Auction Group were named
Volunteers of the Year.
officers were all
re-elected to another term, with
Dan Sutton of
The Tifton Gazette serving as president once again.
Jeanine Webster and Dr. Luke Webster with Pediatric Dental Center of Georgia. At right is the TMA's Jared Ross.
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VSU NAMES PAT McKINNON
A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS
Valdosta State University recently
recognized Pat McKinnon of Tifton as a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences, African American Studies Program.
McKinnon is executive director of the United Way of South Central Georgia, based in Tifton.
A longtime advocate for lupus research, she has also worked in the Tifton Judicial Circuit with the Office of Victim Assistance and was a regional sales youth market director for the American Heart Association.
EDUCATION FOUNDATION GETS NEW AGRICULTURE CHAIR
WAYNE AND BARBARA HANNA MAKE ENDOWMENT
The Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence (TCFEE) announces the endowment of the 17th
Chair, the William and Hattie Hanna Agriculture Chair.
Wayne and Barbara Hanna of Tifton have endowed the newest Academic Chair in honor of Wayne's parents.
a world-renowned genetic research scientist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service in Tifton, said he wants to
provide opportunities for exceptional FFA high school students to learn and compete at the state and national
levels in their pursuit of excellence in the field of agriculture.
The $25,000 endowment will generate annual
awards. FFA staff and exceptional students may apply each spring for grants toward achieving their aspirations.
Hanna grew up during the Depression on a farm in Flatonia, Texas. He credits the sacrifices, hard work and
encouragement from his parents for much of his success. He also points to a high school FFA teacher who
strongly influenced him to apply to Texas A&M University and then provided financial assistance to get him
Hanna earned his M.S in plant breeding in 1967 and his Ph.D in genetics in 1970. He
has become renowned in the development of new turf grasses. Along the way, he has become a
patron to his school and to his profession.
GEOGRAPHY DECATHLON SET TUESDAY
is set for
Tuesday, Nov. 14
, at the
County Public Library's
written round begins at
5:30 p.m., and the
quiz-bowl round will begin at
High school students will compete for
First place winner receives a
public is encouraged to attend to
support the students. The
sponsored by the
Tifton Optimist Club and the
Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Country singers and Tifton natives Austin Brown, left, and Kip Moore hang out at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday in
TIFTON HOMETOWN REUNION AT CMA AWARDS
The Friendly City was well represented Wednesday night at the 51st Annual Country Music Association's Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
Tifton natives Austin Brown, left, and Kip Moore ran into each other. Brown is a singer with the a cappella group Home Free, and Moore has had a No. 1 hit and severals hits in the Top 5 on the country charts.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS 50 STRONG
Members of the
Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce's Youth Leadership Program TAL:K (Tomorrow's Aspiring Leaders: Kids) gathered at
Colquitt EMC for their
kickoff luncheon this week.
TAL:K is comprised of
50 eighth graders from
Eighth Street Middle School and
Tiftarea Academy who will participate in a variety of
leadership projects throughout the school year.
The program is sponsored by Colquitt EMC, First Community Bank, Georgia Power, Heatcraft, South Georgia Bank and Tift Regional Health System.
Tift County Recreation Department Gym
401 N. Victory Drive
The Rotary Club of Tifton
The Tift County Recreation Department
Matthew Clements receives an ABAC Foundation scholarship from Rhonda Shannon, senior marketing specialist for Farm Credit Associations of Georgia.
IRWINVILLE STUDENT GETS
SCHOLARSHIP TO ABAC
Matthew Clements, an agriculture major from Irwinville, recently received a Foundation Scholarship to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
provided by the Farm Credit Associations of Georgia through the "An Evening for ABAC" scholarship event.
Thank you for providing me with this scholarship," said Clements. "Receiving this scholarship has been a blessing for me and my family. I appreciate your generosity.
The Farm Credit Associations of Georgia are part of the nationwide Farm Credit System and include AgGeorgia, AgSouth and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. These three borrower-owned lending institutions partner to jointly support events and sponsorships in the promotion of agriculture and rural communities and those involved in the ag industry.
For more information on ABAC scholarship opportunities for businesses through sponsorships at "An Evening for ABAC," contact Deidre Martin, d
irector of advancement/development,
or at 229-391-4907.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 10
Tift County High Blue Devils football playoff vs. Newnan High Cougars, 7:30 p.m., Brodie Field, Tifton
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