Wednesday, June 10, 2020
GOP NOMINATION FOR GEORGIA SENATE
LATE RETURNS PUT CARDEN SUMMERS OVER SPUD BOWEN
By FRANK SAYLES JR.
Carden H. Summers
has won the Republican nomination for his
Ga. Senate District 13
seat over GOP challenger
In the hotly contested race,
throughout Tuesday night as votes trickled in slowly tfrom the
counties in the district.
According to an
11:10 a.m. Wednesday
Georgia Secretary of State's Office
, Summers led
votes to Bowen's
percent of the vote reported.
do not appear enough to give Bowen a victory.
noted Wednesday morning on social media that final election numbers have not yet been reported, "however,
that we have are
. This has been a
, and I appreciate everyone who helped me get here.
"This campaign has been a
and filled with lots of hurt. Like our country, it is time to
, heal, and focus on what's next. Please
, as my closest friends tell me that they are
, and I have no doubt that
for our District. As do I!
"Again, thanks to everyone that went to bat for my campaign; we are
, and I'll be forever grateful,"
encompasses Tift, Turner, Worth, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly and Lee counties, and parts of Sumter and Wilcox counties. With
percent of the vote (
Only 67 percent of the precincts were also reporting in the
primary for the
Senate District 13
seat. In that race,
apparently won the nomination with 60.71
percent (4,469) to
In another hotly contested race Tuesday,
in the race for
in the Tifton Judicial Circuit.
With all precincts reporting,
percent of the vote, or
votes in unofficial results on the Republican ballot.
"I'm very humbled at the support I received," Johnson told the
"It's been a strange campaign, not being able to see many of the voters, but I hope to make up for that soon as we return to business as usual. The trust of the voters is a sacred thing that I value very highly, and I will always strive to remain grateful for each vote cast for me."
said that "words are insufficient to express the gratitude Missy and I feel to the many people who have helped us. ... we are better for having gone through this."
Also on the GOP ballot,
Tift County commissioner
. Webb received
percent of the vote (
Also on Tuesday,
Tift Probate Judge Suzanne Carter Johnson
defeated fellow Republican
Bobby “Keith” Newell
. Johnson received
percent of the vote,
votes, to Newell's
of Tifton easily defeated his Republican challengers for the U.S. House Distrct 8 nomination. In preliminary results, Scott handily beat
percent of all precincts reporting Wednesday morning
to face Sen.
percent of the vote with
percent of the state's precincts reporting.
is one of
candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. The next closest candidate behind Ossoff was
Teresa Pike Tomlinson
percent of the vote.
Election results were
Tuesday night as several precincts in the
area remained open for voting until
because of voting machine issues and long lines in that area. The secretary of state's office did not begin reporting
of any races until all polling places were
around the state.
COVID CASES, DEATHS
RISE IN TIFT COUNTY
By FRANK SAYLES JR.
While Georgia has seen some encouraging recent trends regarding the
, cases – and deaths – continue to rise in
, reminding folks that the virus is still present.
Positive cases of
have risen from
within the past month in
, while coronavirus-related deaths have nearly quadrupled from
deaths reported on
deaths as of
Tuesday, June 9
The deaths involve
residents with local addresses, according to the
Ga. Department of Public Health
. The DPH said more positive cases are likely a result of more testing being done.
The state said only
death involving Tift County residents can be attributed to
Tifton Health & Rehabilitation Center
has had one of its residents
, the state reported.
Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia
North Tift Avenue
residents test positive and
Legacy Village of Tifton
Whiddon Mill Road
also has had
residents test positive with
deaths, the state said.
senior care facilities in Tifton report
positive cases among its residents.
positive cases and
related deaths as of
, the DPH reported.
"The numbers continue to look
. I've got a detailed update on where we are," Gov.
Brian P. Kemp
"Our number of COVID
over the weekend. Our
continue to remain
, even though we’re
more vulnerable populations like nursing home staff and residents now."
WORTH, TIFT STUDENTS EARN ASSOCIATE DEGREES BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Two students from
Worth County High School
and one student from
Tift County High School
earned their associate degrees from
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
before their high school graduations this year.
from Tift County High School, and
from Worth County High completed associate degrees from ABAC at the end of the spring semester, said
, an English professor who directs the ABAC Dual Enrollment Program and the ABAC Honors Program.
“With the passing of the new dual enrollment bill in the state legislature which limits state paid classes to
credits, we won’t see very many high school students in the future who earn their associate degrees with ABAC before they graduate from high school,” Hall said.
“These students worked very hard and can be proud of their accomplishments on the high school and college level.”
students during the
fall semester, a total of
were enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and
were enrolled in associate degree programs. ABAC offers
different bachelor’s degrees.
Keep Tift Beautiful
(KTB) group congratulates
at 715 42nd St. East for being the KTB's
Tifton Beauty Spot of the Month
Late Coach Buddy Nobles with the Irwin County High Indians at what is now 'Buddy Nobles Stadium' in Ocilla.
IRWIN COUNTY BOE NAMES
FOOTBALL STADIUM FOR LATE COACH
Irwin County Board of Education
renamed the Irwin County High School football stadium for its late state-champion football coach.
"Buddy Nobles Stadium"
honors Nobles, who died in
of stomach cancer after leading the
Irwin County High Indians
public high school football championship in
the school's first state title in
"The Nobles family considers it quite an
ICHS football stadium
will be named after Coach Nobles. Thank you so much to everyone who made this happen," said Nobles' widow
"Coach Nobles considered coaching at
an honor. He loved his job, his players, his coaches and
. In his humble manner, he would try to deflect the attention off of him and onto his players. I consider it quite the honor and very fitting because he poured so much of himself into that stadium. Thank You Indian Nation!"
seasons, Nobles led the Indians
to the state finals
times. This past season, the Indians finished
– for the first time since
when they had won their last state title.
TIFTON GRAPEVINE'S PET OF THE WEEK
This kitty is among those available for adoption at the
Tift County Animal Shelter
1-6 p.m. Mondays
Pets of the Week are sponsored by:
Branch's Veterinary Clinic
205 Belmont Ave., Tifton, 229-382-6055
CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTS LAND FOR PARK
– JUNE 9, 1916
Tifton City Council, on June 9, 1916,
's offer of
acres for creation of a
. The tract is bounded on the south by
, on the north by
, on the east by
and on the west by
. "This tract contains a splendid growth of
virgin pine timber
, practically the only timber of its kind" left inside the city, according to press reports.
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