RHYTHM & RIBS
SATURDAY FESTIVAL BRINGS MUSIC, BBQ BACK TO TIFTON
JULIE SMITH ANNOUNCES
CANDIDACY FOR TIFTON MAYOR
Tifton City Council member Julie B. Smith is announcing her candidacy for Tifton mayor.
Smith is completing her first four-year council term representing District 4. She is a partner in a local real estate business. She says she has extensive experience in working with city and county officials to help improve the tax base, in collaborating with all local governmental entities, in creating job growth and in working to improve local quality of life.
"My campaign is not about the Tifton we have today; it is about working together to create the Tifton we want in the future," Smith says. "It is about realizing it truly takes all areas of our government and community members striving to cultivate the environment needed for sustainable, planned growth to take place. i'm willing to work hard to make that happen."
While noting that the office of mayor represents the city, Smith adds that proactively engaging with county agencies is important "as we are all in the process of growth together."
She says her real estate background gives her a clear understanding of how honest negotiations, mediation, treating people fairly,and listening to all parties involved are key elements to reaching a common goal. As a former executive director of the Tifton-Tift County Main Street Program, Smith says she gained real-world knowledge about economic development.
"I will be an advocate for all of Tifton," she says. "I expect people to ask me hard questions during the campaign, and, if elected ... I pledge that from day one, I will answer honestly. I want people to be involved; I want input and different viewpoints. Transparency and accountability will be the cornerstones of my campaign and my term as mayor."
While qualifying to run for the mayor's office is not until August, Smith says she wants to announce her candidacy to give people plenty of time to talk with her. "The campaign season will basically be during September and October, which is a fairly short time frame," she says. "By announcing now, there is time for me to gather input and answer questions from anyone who wants to be involved."
Smith and her husband Doug have a combined family of five adult children and three dogs. The Smiths attend First Presbyterian Church in Tifton, where she serves as an elder. She volunteers with several community organizations, including Tourism Outreach and Marketing Group, Tift County Animal Shelter /Save our Pets, Tiftarea Board of Realtors, Hands on Tifton and Friends of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.
PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION BRINGING
JERSEY BOYS TRIBUTE BAND TO TIFTON
"Let's Hang On!" -- the Frankie Valli and The
Seasons tribute band -- is coming to Tifton on Thursday, Sept 17, for a gala night of fine food, fine music and dancing to the many hits from the iconic group that inspired the smash Broadway musical "The Jersey Boys."
Sponsored by the Tift County Public Library Foundation, the dinner and show is the foundation's annual fundraiser for the public library, aiding the library in providing children's and community programming and in providing materials and other programs.
The tribute band "Let's Hang On!" includes
seasoned entertainers who are preserving the music and style of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, capturing the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time.
The show pays tribute to their
classic songs, such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "December '63 (Oh, What a Night)," "Rag Doll," "Let's Hang On (to What We've Got)," and many more mega hits of the '60s, all presented in a high-energy and polished production.
Save the date; more
will be forthcoming soon along with sponsorship opportunities.
TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
215 E. 2nd Street
Friday, Feb. 27
LOOKING FOR 'FUN'?
Hayward Fowler of "
Fowler's Unusual Network," better known as the
FUN Channel, wants everyone to know that the FUN Channel can now be found on Channel 16 on
MediaCom; on Channel 80,
TiftNet; and on
Digital MediaCom digital channels 87 and 155.
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JUMP ROPE FOR HEART DONATION
Liberty Tax Service in Tifton recently donated $300 to Lelan Peugh, son of Courtney and Allison Peugh, for his campaign raising money for "Jump Rope for Heart," sponsored by the American Heart Association.
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
- Evening for ABAC, 6 p.m., Gressette Gym, ABAC, Tifton
- 'The Whipping Man,' play, 7 p.m., Peanut Museum, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- ABAC Truck & Tractor Pull, 7 p.m., ABAC Pull Track,Tifton
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
- Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fulwood Park, Tifton
- ABAC Truck & Tractor Pull, 6 p.m., ABAC Pull Track, Tifton
- 'The Whipping Man' play, 7 p.m., Peanut Museum, Tifton
H.C. "Pete" Blanchard, 87, Sycamore
Ruth Calhoun Spicer, 91, Ocilla
Fern Turner, 79, Nashville
Respus "Lamar" Hopkins, 72, Enigma
Emma Humphrey, 76, Tifton
Florie Hesters, 92, Nashville
Aubry Dykes, 77, Fitzgerald
Martha Jones Floyd, 93, Sylvester
Latrelle "Trelle" Carter Lane, 80, Hopewell, Va.
Ann Mathis Littleton, 73, Bridgeboro
Merle Connell Mitchell, 100, Adel
Doris Croft, 89, Nashville
Annie George Portier Stephens, 87, Ocilla
Helen Walker, 89, Orange Park, Fla.
Laura Anne Abt, 81, Fitzgerald
Peggy Kitchens McGee, 85, Ocilla
Lester Adkison, 82, Rebecca
Mary Elizabeth Baxter Smith, 95, Tifton
Sammy "Sam" Johnson, 74, Nashville
Diann Narron Adams, 63, Rebecca
Mary Jordan, 79, Ashburn
Roxanne Hylla Wetherington, 59, Tifton
Linda Ann Dorminey Morrison, 66, Tifton
John H. "Jack" Himioben, 79, Poulan
Bruce Duren, 60, Adel
Zelda Rachel Henderson, 90, Ocilla
Lee Mathew Heath, 26, Fitzgerald
Jimmy Lamar Sims, 72, Jennings, Fla.
Melvin Brewer, 93, Sylvester
William C. "Superman" Sharpe, 90, Tifton
Buford Williford, 95, Rebecca
George "Sonny" Vining, 84, Adel
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