Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
GOV CALLS FOR TEACHER, STATE EMPLOYEE RAISES
KEMP ALSO PROPOSES $150 MILLION FOR NEW VOTING SYSTEM;
$100 MILLION FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS
, who was inaugurated
, during his
pay raise for
public school teachers
Fiscal Year 2020
, which begins
, also includes borrowing
for a new
road and bridge
in our schools, we must
teacher pay competitive
,” Kemp said in his speech.
pay raise for teachers
would cost about
, according to the
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
cited plans to allocate
every public school
measures and to establish an
anti-gang task force
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
also proposed borrowing
for a new
16-year-old current electronic system
. While he was
secretary of state
in charge of elections, Kemp created a
for the state.
would be one in which voters use some kind of
electronic ballot-marking device
prints a back-up paper ballot
for voters to review.
Dr. J. Frank McGill of Tifton formally receives the Valor Award, presented by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday at UGA Tifton. Known in the industry as "Mr. Peanut," McGill, was named the award recipient last summer but was unable to attend the presentation at that time. McGill has served as president of the American Peanut Research and Education Society, chairman of the University of Georgia Agronomists, the U.S. Task Force on Peanut Policy and the U.S. Peanut Improvement Working Group.
GA PEANUT FARM SHOW
RECOGNIZES UGA TIFTON
Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center.
participants had the opportunity to learn about
During the show, the
Georgia Peanut Commission
to those who have
was given to the
UGA Tifton campus
in recognition of its
Originally formed as the
Coastal Plain Experiment Station
has been committed to the land-grant mission
. The current team there is comprised of
from different disciplines dedicated to help
grow an industry
United States’ peanut crop.
is estimated to have an
economic impact and is among the
top five employers
- Distinguished Service Award – Marcus Evans of Tifton, retired director of field services and industry information for the Georgia Peanut Commission.
- Research and Education Award – Dr. Corley Holbrook, research leader for the USDA-ARS Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit in Tifton.
- Media Award – Brad Haire, editor of Southeast Farm Press.
- Special Award – Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.
- Special Award – American Peanut Shellers Association in recognition of its 100th anniversary.
Armond Morris, left, chairman of the Ga. Peanut Commission, presents a Special Award on Thursday to UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West and Sam Pardue, dean of UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Kim Cutchins, Rotary program chair, left and Rotary President Marion Curry, right, stand with Tourism Director Tyron Spearman.
TIFTON GETTING 300 MORE HOTEL ROOMS, TOURISM DIRECTOR SAYS
By BONNIE SAYLES
Tifton is the "
South Georgia," and
hotel rooms are coming to town within the next
two years, local Tourism Director
Tyron Spearman told the
Tifton Rotary Club on
1,186 hotel-motel rooms stay at
65 percent occupancy, leaving room for more hotels and motels to join the scene, said
Spearman with the
Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association.
new hotels coming to
SpringHill Suites behind Starbucks,
Home2 Suites across from Prince Chevrolet and
Marriott Courtyard on U.S. Highway 41 near the UGA Tifton conference center,
He noted that
26,000 vehicles head
Interstate 75 each day through
Tifton and are met by
east and west on
U.S. Highway 82 in
Tifton are another
new restaurants coming to
Chicken Salad Chick, Jimmy John's,
Cook Out and
Red Owl coffee shop,
Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association manages
$400,000 a year in revenue from the
4 percent hotel/motel tax in
Tifton to promote the area.
“Our job is to facilitate
,” Spearman said.
, and awards
a year to groups that
. Among the projects by the tourism
Outreach Marketing Group
"Rock the Block,"
, and the annual
Rhythm & Ribs barbecue festival
, coming the
, an entertainer from
, Ga., will be
Rhythm & Ribs
, Spearman said.
teams have registered for the
professional barbecue competition
amateur teams will be setting up in
. Rhythm & Ribs is
events at the
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Cotton Show, Soybean and Corn Show
Pecan Farmers Show
in March. The Tourism Association recently invested
in a newer, higher sign for the
, Spearman said.
He mentioned a
group that is bringing competitions such as
baseball, gymnastics, swimming
football Thanksgiving Bowl
is well known for
and recently was honored with the state tourism
Lifetime Achievement Award
by the Georgia
TIFTAREA ACADEMY SUCCESSFULLY
successfully went through its
"passed with flying colors,"
the school reports.
Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) were on campus for
three days visiting with
administrators, teachers, students, parents and
alumni. They reviewed
processes and documentation, observed
classes and interviewed
comments of the visiting SAIS team were
complimentary, the school says. Some of the comments shared were:
- "Very impressive and effective instruction" from K-4 through 12th grade.
- It is clear that Tiftarea Academy is a "safe and caring environment."
- "Christian-based influence is obvious" in the school.
Tiftarea Academy every
five years and accredit for a
five-year period. The next accreditation will be in
APRON EXHIBIT EXPLORES
will occupy the spotlight beginning
in an exhibition,
“Apron Strings: Ties to the Past-Classics,
” on display at the Gallery of the
Georgia Museum of Agriculture
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibit brings
through iconic textiles and recognizable patterns. Museum Curator
said the exhibition runs through
dating from the
, the exhibition chronicles
toward women and domestic work,” Huff said. “It also surveys the wide range of
apron-makers have used to express themselves while still working within creative venues traditionally available to women.”
Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the
is the subject of a re-evaluation in this exhibition which reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history still relevant today.
, for example, were worn by well-heeled women of the
,” Huff said. “In contrast, the
sturdy, calico bib
era—stand out as the acknowledged
when commercial and intricately
ABAC students Luis Rodriguez, at left, and Nick Rosatti, at right, thank Miriam Holloway and Victor Pires of Southeastern Credit Union for their contributions to 'An Evening for ABAC.' Holloway is the Tifton branch manager, and Pires is vice president of retail services.
TURNING DOLLARS INTO SCHOLARS
An Evening for ABAC
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
, their dollars really do turn into
Southeastern Credit Union
for the annual scholarship fundraising event in
which resulted in
, a biology major from
, a social and community development major from
, benefited from the credit union’s generosity.
grade point average and plans to go to
. He graduated from
Cook High School
and plans to go to graduate school at
Valdosta State University
. He is also a
Sponsored by the
An Evening for ABAC
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
. For information, call
TRHS RESTRICTS HOSPITAL VISITORS
UNDER 18 DURING FLU SEASON
Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) is implementing a
visitor restriction policy during the
flu season, asking those
under age 18 not to come to the system’s
two hospitals and
nursing home to visit patients.
“We need the community’s help in
spread of the
Mary Key, TRHS infection prevention director.
“The visitor restrictions at
Tift Regional Medical Center, Cook Medical Center and
Cook Senior Living Center are necessary to help
healthcare providers. We are also requesting that people
over age 18 who are
sick not come to the hospital or nursing home as well.”
Residents are urged to get a
flu shot to help stay healthy during the
influenza season, which officially began
Oct. 2 and runs through
Key said the more people who get
vaccinated, the more people will be
protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain long-term health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.
In addition to a flu shot,
Key said there are
other ways to help
influenza, such as:
- Avoid close contact – stay away from those who are sick, and if you’re sick, stay away from everyone else.
- Stay home when you are sick – you’re doing no one any favors by going to work or school with the flu. Also, do not visit a family member or friend who is hospitalized.
- Cover your mouth and nose – when you cough or sneeze, use a tissue and save everyone in the immediate vicinity from your germs.
- Clean your hands – washing your hands often is always a good idea. If you are around anyone who is or has been sick, wash your hands even more frequently.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth – germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits – get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
Seniors Enjoying Life Forever
) group is holding a
big dance tonight
(Friday) at the
Leroy Rogers Senior Center
Doors open at
6 p.m., and participants are asked to
dish of food and a
Fred Hand Band
is playing everyone's dance favorites.
Albany, Valdosta, Waycross
other nearby cities
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, JAN. 18
- SELF Senior Dance, 6 p.m., Leroy Rogers Senior Center, Tifton
- Sweets and Songs: Dessert Buffet and Choral Showcase, 5:30 p.m. dessert, 6:30 p.m. concert, Tift County High Performing Arts Center, Tifton
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
- Sweets and Songs: Dessert Buffet and Choral Showcase, 1 p.m. dessert, 2 p.m. concert / Second Show: 5:30 p.m. dessert, 6:30 p.m. concert, Tift County High Performing Arts Center, Tifton
- The Stranger: Billy Joel Tribute Experience, 7 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
- Sweets and Songs: Dessert Buffet and Choral Showcase, 1 p.m. dessert, 2 p.m. concert, Tift County High Performing Arts Center, Tifton
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