Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tifton, Georgia
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Little Texas has been called the Hardest Working Band in Country Music, playing more than 300 shows a year.

At left is Little Texas' video of one of their No. 1 songs, "What Might Have Been."
'LITTLE TEXAS'
COMES TO TIFTON
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LIBRARY FUNDRAISER
THURSDAY NIGHT AT TIFT THEATRE
The Grammy-nominated country-rock band  Little Texas  comes to the  Tift Theatre   for the Performing Arts this Thursday, Sept. 19 .

The group has had such hits as “Some Guys Have All The Love,” “First Time For Everything,” “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love.” Little Texas has  sold  more than  7 million  albums, has had three Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and benefits  the  Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation , which is  partnering  with  McAlpin Entertainment  to bring the  country superstars  to  Tifton .

Little Texas'  opening act  will be the popular  Shotgun Charlie Walker  band at  7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are still available for $35. For  tickets,   Click Here .
MAN DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating the death of a man who died Saturday night in the custody of the Tifton Police Department .

According to a GBI press release, Tifton Police responded Saturday night to a " suspicious person call " in the vicinity of 12th Street .

"While enroute to the area, an officer saw a male, identified as Christopher Caudle , age 37 , riding a bicycle in the middle of the roadway. The officer stopped and made contact with Caudle. During a pat down of his clothing, suspected drugs were recovered , and Caudle was taken into custody ," according to the press release.

"During transport to the Tift County Jail , Caudle became unresponsive , at which time the officer removed Caudle from the patrol vehicle and began CPR . EMS was called and transported Caudle to a local hospital , where he was pronounced dead ,"

The GBI said results are pending from an autopsy conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon . Once the investigation is completed , it will be turned over to the Tift Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. 

The Tifton Police Department had called in the GBI and requested that the agency conduct the investigation , the GBI said.
TIFT REGIONAL OPENS CLINICS AT TWO SCHOOLS
Through a partnership between Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) and the Tift County School System , a Southwell School Clinic has opened at both Eighth Street Middle School and Annie Belle Clark Elementary School

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Tift County School Superintendent Adam Hathaway . “We believe this will cut down on student, faculty, and staff absences by providing quick access to quality healthcare , which will in turn help our faculty teach and our students learn.”
Tift Regional operates the clinics with a nurse practitioner and licensed practical nurse at each one. Each clinic is for patients experiencing non-emergent sickness , and children will not be seen without parental consent. Students are seen at the clinics regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

TRHS is offering telemedicine at other Tift County schools , giving them access to nurses without anyone having to leave their campus.
TIFTON POLICE CHIEF TO RETIRE
Dowdy as a young
Tifton Police officer
Tifton Police Chief Buddy Dowdy has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30 .

'I've been contemplating retirement for about a year, and I finally decided to pull the trigger. It's been an honor and a privilege to work for and with some of the finest people on earth. The City of Tifton has been good to me for a long time," Dowdy said.

He spent nearly 37 years with the Tifton Police Department .
Tifton Police Chief
Buddy Dowdy
Music, Dancing, Food & More!

Taste original dishes from around the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, Italia and the Dominican Republic.

Children's Carnival by BAM / Arts and Crafts / Exhibitors with information on Education, Health and more!
Entertainers: Peruvian Apu Inka music/dancers, Grupo de Danza MexicaAzteca Tonacuauhtli, Dancer’s Pointe Dance Company, ABAC Cultura Latina, Nuestro Folklore & Nuestro Folklore Jr., Mariachi Garibaldi, Tifton County High School Spanish Club, Aposento Alto Band, TCHS Spanish Club, 501 Legion Star Wars group, Platanito the Clown, The International MEGA DJ from Hidalgo, Banda Los Rodriguez de Nuevo Leon, Banda Los Compas de Nuevo Leon

Sponsors: Platinum – The Howard Women’s Health Center // Gold – Tifton Tift Co. Tourism Association; Tift Regional Medical Center, Coca-Cola; Georgia Power // Silver – Southwest Georgia Bank; BB&T Bank // Bronze – Tifton Merchants Association; Synovus; South Georgia Banking Co.; Ameris Bank // Supporters – Colony Bank; O’Reilly Auto Parts; Pappa John’s Pizza; Nashville Monument & Memorial, LLC // Special Thanks – Tifton-Tift County Public Library; City of Tifton; Tifton Police Department; Tifton Fire Department; Tift County Recreation Department; Tifton Gazette; Willis Signs & Graphics; Bob’s Flowers

RECUERDEN FESTIVAL de LA FIESTA DEL PUEBLO, Sabado 28 de Septiembre, En el Parque Central Fullwood de Tifton, De 10 de la manana a 10 de la noche, Carnaval para ninos, Comidas tipicas, Actividades de Arte, salud y educacion, Ademas de, Espectaculo de danza y baile, Entrada Gratis
SUPPORTING LOCAL LITERACY
The Howard Center , represented by Greer Howard , left, Dr. Drew Howard and Dr. Kaylar Howard , far right, present a check for $5,000 to Bonnie Sayles , second from right, who is executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County.

The check represents the Howard Center's sponsorship of the 2 0th Annual Howard Center Carnival of Knowledge last Thursday . The fundraiser helps adults prepare for and take GED exams .
CHAMBER PANEL TOURS COMPANY
The Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce's Business and Education Workforce Committee toured  TC Transcontinental Packaging  Thursday afternoon.

TC Transcontinental took over operation of the Southwell Boulevard plant in May 2018 but the 300,000-square-foot facility has been in operation since 1978 and sits on nearly 25 acres in the Magnolia Industrial Park .

The company has approximately 130 employees and produces 80 million to 100 million shipping bags each year that are used by more than 200 companies in a variety of industries.
TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL SET OCT. 3-5
Trucks and tractors of all shapes and sizes will rev their engines and roar down the track Oct. 3-5 at the AET Truck and Tractor Pull sponsored by the Agricultural Engineering Technology Club at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

During the event, trucks and tractors pull a weighted sled down a dirt track . The weight moves toward the front of the sled as the vehicle pulls it down the track, making it more difficult to pull.  Trucks and tractors are divided into weight classes . ABAC has had two pulling tractors, Altered Allis and Cracker Jack .

On Oct. 3 , ABAC students and the community can participate in the amateur night that begins at 7 p.m. On Oct. 4-5 , the Southern Pullers Association will provide the show featuring professional pullers

For information , contact AET club advisors Ray Lundy at  rlundy@abac.edu  or Todd Hicks at  thicks@abac.edu
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