JAN. 16, 2018
SNOW (AGAIN?!) FORECAST ON WEDNESDAY
Just two weeks after snow dusted the Tiftarea and a week after temperatures rose to the mid 70s, the local region is again under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service. The advisory means periods of light snow Wednesday may cause travel difficulties.
The weather service says snow is likely Wednesday morning, possibly mixed with rain, becoming all snow after 7 a.m., then gradually ending with gradual clearing and cold; temperatures are expected to be about 35 degrees. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is expected.
Because of the threat of icy roads, Tiftarea Academy and Worth County schools are closed Wednesday. However, Tift County schools remain open.
having school tomorrow,"
Tift schools noted on social media
Tuesday. "We promise to have access to
heat, food and shelter, and, as always, our drivers will take good care of your children. Just bundle them up to keep them
warm while they are between your door and ours."
hance of precipitation is 60 percent Wednesday morning. A very cold night is forecast Wednesday evening in the Tiftarea with lows around 19 degrees and wind gusts up to 20 mph.
Dan Royal says goodbye one last time at his pharmacy in Tifton.
A TIFTON INSTITUTION
CLOSES ITS DOORS
After more than
the pharmacist and owner of Royal Pharmacy in Tifton,
closed his business last
Royal isn't exactly retiring; he said he is merely looking for the next chapter in his life.
The building on
John Orr Drive has been sold to
Tift Regional Health System; Royal's customer prescriptions have been moved to
CVS Pharmacy on 20th Street.
Royal and his team have received a lot of plaudits in the past few days. As one customer said on Facebook: "Our favorite pharmacist and staff. Royal Pharmacy is one of the few businesses that truly knew the value of 'customer service!' Thank you Dan, Kay (Goodman), and the entire staff at Royal Pharmacy."
We're Seeking a
Tifton First United
107 W 12th St., Tifton, GA
Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a part-time church pianist.
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
at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., as well as at special services at Christmas, Easter, etc.
TIFTON'S MLK CELEBRATION
Tifton observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday
with a full day of activities, beginning with a celebration breakfast at the county recreation department.
The Rev. Shirley A. Strawter, left, was the featured speaker and noted Dr. King's "king-sized dream."
Emily Dawson, in foreground, with children and residents in Mexico.
TCHS SENIOR COMPLETES SEVENTH MISSIONS TRIP TO MEXICO
Emily Dawson, a senior at
Tift County High School, has recently returned from working at an
Mexico during Christmas break.
eight-day missions trip, Dawson was involved in inner-city street ministry, vacation Bible school, community service projects, shopping for supplies and various paint/repair projects at the orphanage and school.
highlight of the trip was the
Disney-themed Christmas party for all of the orphanage's children. This was Dawson's
seventh trip to the orphanage in
Poza Rica, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
She is involved in the drama and theater department at
TCHS, takes academic courses at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and is an active member in
Avenue United youth group at
Tift Avenue Church of God.
Dawson plans to attend
Lee University in the fall and major in
TIFT SENIORS TO DANCE FRIDAY
"Seniors Enjoying Life Forever," or
"SELF," have a dance
Friday night, Jan. 19, at the
Leroy Rogers Senior Center in
Doors open at
6 p.m., with dinner at
7 p.m. and dancing beginning at 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring
their favorite dish of food to share.
The event is open to all Tift County seniors.
'GET TO KNOW KIWANIS' ON JAN. 30
Members of the
Tifton Kiwanis Club
invite you to join us for a
"Get to Know Kiwanis"
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Tifton. Appetizers and a cash bar will
Tifton Kiwanis Club supports a wide range of community service activities to positively affect the lives of
children and youth. The club welcomes
potential members of all ages who share our desire to
change the world, one community and one child at a time.
For information and to
, contact Kiwanis President
FAITHFUL SERVANTS MARK DECADE
The Faithful Servants
, local Southern Gospel singers, are celebrating their decade of singing
together with a
10th Anniversary Sing
6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27
Victory Baptist Church
, 3917 U.S. Highway 319 South in
appreciation meal will be served in the church's social hall immediately following the sing.
The Faithful Servants group features three-part harmony and has been singing in churches, auditoriums and outdoor festivals throughout the region during the past decade.
Members are Pam Purvis, Brenda Saunders, Gary Graham and Steve King.
GALLERY EXHIBIT SHOWCASES SCULPTURES OF 'FOUND OBJECTS'
Tifton's Plough Gallery hosts artist Lauren Michelle Peterson from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 20 for an exhibit entitled "Mouth Water in Elbow Grease."
Peterson works with
found objects and materials to create
sculptures, sometimes blending the
video projections. She will create
original work for Plough Gallery using found
materials in the
"From certain angles, her sculptures appear to be chaotic piles of things, as if found in the basement of an estate sale. But then, like the basement of an estate sale, they demand a closer look. Soon, they blossom into organized forms, full of crackling energy," wrote
E.C. Flamming in "Controlled Chaos: Lauren Peterson & Krista Clark at Kibbee" for Burnaway.
Plough Gallery co-owner Mark Errol said the show is unlike anything they have ever had. On her website, Peterson writes, "what we discard or sweep up alludes to fundamental limitations of our own human faculties."
She will attend the opening reception to discuss her work with attendees.
Peterson graduated with a master's of fine arts in drawing, painting, printmaking from
Georgia State University and has had multiple exhibits receiving critical acclaim across
Plough Gallery is located at 216 West Eighth St.
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