TEACHING 'LIFE-LONG LESSONS'
TIFTAREA, TIFT COUNTY COACHES SAY FOOTBALL MORE THAN A GAME
high school football programs are doing more than teaching gridiron techniques and seeking to win games; they are also
working to develop local
That's the message the
head coaches of Tiftarea Academy and Tift County High gave Thursday to Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce members.
"We try to instill lifelong lessons," Tiftarea Coach Tully Payne said. "We understand that academics come first."
Tift County High Coach Ashley Anders said his staff tells the football team, "We're going to develop you physically, academically and socially."
At the Chamber's monthly membership meeting, Anders also said that "South Georgia football is as good as it is anywhere else in the country."
Anders said the Tift County High Blue Devils have 104 varsity players on its roster, with 23 seniors and 45 juniors.
"We have a great tough schedule," the Blue Devils coach said. "We're looking forward to a a long and great season."
Payne noted that Tiftarea Academy has 28 players on its roster with four seniors and three juniors. "Our season outlook is: We're young," he said.
"When your football season goes good, your school year goes good," the Tiftarea coach said. "Everybody wants results now. Well, hang on; it's coming. We've got a great freshman class."
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE
Symphonies, jazz, and dramatic performances are all included in the seven events of this year's
"ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series" at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
ABAC Arts Connection Director
Wayne Jones said the 2016-17 series kicks off with the
University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra on
Sept. 11 at
3 p.m. at the
Tift County High School Performing Arts Center. The symphony features pianist
will play in ABAC's
7 p.m. Oct. 13
. Hopper is one of the finest acoustic-fingerstyle guitar players in America. Born and raised in
, he merges complex
melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a mix of percussive elements that include covers from
Derek Evans brings his one-man show on
Teddy Roosevelt, "The Man in the Arena," to Howard Auditorium at
3 p.m. Nov. 6. Evans transforms into America's
Evans brings the American icon alive, showing Roosevelt's courage, honesty, character, energy and vision for this country.
Olney Theatre Center's National Players will stage
John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" as part of the company's 68th national tour at
7 p.m. Feb. 2, 2017. The Olney Theatre Center is located in
Montgomery County, Md.
Read Gainsford performs at
7 p.m. Feb. 23, 2017. Known as
"Pianist of the People" his international career has taken him to theatres and concert halls on four continents.
Albany Symphony Orchestra performs at
3 p.m. March 26, 2017, at the TCHS Performing Arts Center. The orchestra will perform with
ABAC, Southwest Civic Chorus of Americus, Georgia Southwestern State University, Middle Georgia State University, the Albany Chorale and Albany State University.
Terell Stafford will be guest performer for the annual
ABAC Jazz Festival at
7 p.m. April 20. Based in
New York, he will be the featured soloist with the
ABAC Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of
For information, call 229-391-4895.
Tickets Available at UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center and at
the Tifton-Tift County Public Library
$80 per person for Dinner & Show; $35 for Show Only
For information, call 229-848-7043
'POKER RUN' SATURDAY FOR INJURED VETS
Operation Injured & Disabled Soldiers, or "OIDS," a
Tifton nonprofit group, is organizing a
motorcycle ride Saturday, Aug. 20, to benefit
local injured veterans.
poker run involves
motorcyclists who collect playing cards at several stops, with the best poker hand shown at the last stop.
The ride begins at 10 a.m. at Tifton's Harley Davidson. There follows stops
in Warwick, Lake Blackshear and then back in Tifton.
best poker hand wins a prize at end.
For more information about the Poker Run and the Operation Injured & Disabled Soldiers group, email OIDS_2016@yahoo.com
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TIFTON RESTAURANT SEEKING SPOT FOR BEST SHRIMP & GRITS COMPETITION
Tifton's The Local Kitchen + Bar
against other chefs for an
professional cooking competition
at the annual
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
The Local Kitchen + Bar under the "Plantation Trace" state tourism region, you can help the
Tifton restaurant get one step closer to showcasing its shrimp and grits recipe in the cooking finals to determine
"Georgia's Best Shrimp & Grits."
Voting ends at 5 p.m. today
Friday, Aug. 19
. You may vote by
In each region, the
restaurant with the most votes will be named regional champion, with one of its top chefs then heading to the
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival to compete against the other regional winners in the professional cooking competition on
Sunday, Sept. 18. Only
nine chefs will be chosen.
A dish at The Local Kitchen + Bar was recently named "100 Plates that Locals Love" by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division and featured in the state's new culinary guide, "Georgia Eats."
GEORGIA'S TOP PEANUT FARMERS
12 FARMERS RECOGNIZED
By CLINT THOMPSON
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia
top peanut producers celebrated their accomplishments and thanked the
University of Georgia's Peanut Team for their assistance during the
Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting
Aug. 12-14 on
really helps out because they give us good recommendations. They tell us what's working as far as chemicals and what's not, and show us what we need to be looking out for as far as
certain diseases and certain pests," said
Grimes, one of
12 farmers recognized at the event for achieving the top yields in the state, produced 6,233.1 pounds per acre on 285.5 acres last year.
He was recognized as the
District IV winner for the 100-299.9-acre category.
UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist
Scott Monfort said the
12 winning farmers averaged around
6,500 pounds of peanuts
per acre. Compared to the state average of 4,470 pounds per acre,
Georgia's top farmers grew almost a
ton above the
"We are very pleased that not only the state faculty, but extension agents in each county work very much hand in hand with all these growers," Monfort said. "Producers are using our recommendations, but they're also providing us with feedback on problematic things going on in their farms. That, in turn, guides some of the research for us."
state's overall winner was
Eddie Miller Jr., representing Miller Farms in
Seminole County. In the statewide category of farms with 300 or more acres, Miller Farms produced 7,063.1 pounds per acre on 918 acres. In the statewide 100-299-acre category, John Gaines Jr., of Baker County was the overall winner with 6,935.5 pounds per acre on 138 acres.
Other local winners included Hulin Reeves Jr. of Ben Hill County with 6,237.7 pounds per acre on 581.8 acres;
Art Dorminy of Irwin County, with 6,558.4 pounds per acre on 303 acres; and
Sayer Farms of Irwin County with 5,614.9 pounds per acre on 797.5 acres.
AG CLASSIC GOLF TOURNEY SET SEPT. 26
The 16th Annual Ag Classic Golf Tournament at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be held Sept. 26 at ABAC's Forest Lakes Golf Course. There will be an 8 a.m. flight and a 1 p.m. flight. A lunch will be served between flights.
The tournament is hosted by the ABAC Ag Alumni Council and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources to generate scholarship funds for students in that area of study. The student scholarship money is raised by tournament sponsorships and player registration fees.
Open to the first 100 golfers, the tournament will be a four-man scramble with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams in each flight. Prizes will also be awarded for the longest drive, hole-in-one, and closest shot to the pin on designated holes.
The Ag Classic's ball drop event will be back for its third year. Individuals can purchase numbered golf balls for a small fee for a chance to win.
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...at a Glance
- Tift County High Blue Devils football vs. South Effingham Mustangs, 5 p.m., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
- Tiftarea Academy Panthers football @ Georgia Christian, 8 p.m., Dasher
- Downtown Tifton Farmer's Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Train Depot Platform, Tifton
- Community Cookout, 9 a.m.-Noon, Mott-Litman Park, Emerson O Bynes Ave., Tifton
- Poker Run, 10 a.m., Harley-Davidson, Tifton
- A Night of Southern Gospel, 6 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
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Matthew Clifton Solomon, infant, Nashville
Janet Hobby Cooper, 84,
Ouidafa Conner Smith, 88, Ashburn
J.C. Livingston, 96, Tifton
Laverne Bishop Kerr, 82, Tifton
Henry Clark Smith, 73, Tifton
Hurshell Pope, 80, Enigma
Alma Lois Price Godbee, 90, Duluth
Jackie Lee Black, 47, Tifton
Charles Ray Hon Sr., 97, Lakeland
Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Wallace, 63, Ray City
Rollie Bryant "R.B." Delk, 88, Tifton
Emmett "Harvey" Hatcher, 76, Tifton
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William "Bill" Everett Dean Jr., Tifton
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Mary Frances "Frankie" Dix Wynn, 91, Tifton
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