OCT. 25, 2016
TIFT DRUG COURT
Tifton City Council
on the new
Superior Court Chief Judge
, Superior Court Judge
and Circuit Court Administrator
appeared before council and said the
drug court being created is expected to be in operation at the first of the year.
Reinhardt told council that the
local judicial circuit is one of three in the state without a current drug court, whose program is an
alternative to standard incarceration. Instead,
non-violent offenders in the program receive
counseling services and
vocational training. They submit to
frequent drug screenings and
are closely supervised on a regular basis, with a judge monitoring their progress. If they don't
court's guidelines, the offenders will be
Reinhardt said the program should help
improve recidivism rates while alleviating
Superior Court received a
$75,000 state grant to get the court started.
'You Had to Want it
in Order to Excel'
As nine individuals and two teams were inducted last Saturday into the Tift County Athletic Hall of Fame, the audience at Tift County High School heard about the impact that sports has had on the inductees' lives.
"The coaches at Tift County High showed us that you had to want it in order to excel at something," said new Hall of Famer Todd Shiver, a baseball star at TCHS in the
early '80s who went on to be a star pitcher at Georgia Tech and to play professional baseball.
"Gymnastics had a great impact on me and ultimately on the trajectory of my life," added inductee Morgan Jones Schoenbachler. She was a state champion gymnast and cheerleader at Tift County High and received a cheerleading scholarship to Mississippi State University.
Other Hall of Fame inductees Saturday were
Monroe Jones, Jimmy Spurlin, the
1972 TCHS baseball team and the
1954 boys basketball team
REHAB SERVICES OF TIFTON
WINS PINK CUP CHALLENGE
The Rehabilitation Services of Tifton was the winner of the Pink Cup Breast Cancer Challenge on Saturday in Tifton.
Warriors against cancer participated in teams, handling challenges based upon activities used in the corporate world to promote teamwork and improve morale.
The Pink Cup Challenge is designed to get teams working together while keeping in mind the theme: "My Cancer, My Team, Our Fight."
Proceeds from team participation provide free breast screening examinations for local women who cannot afford them
THAT'S USING YOUR MARBLES!
Heather Denham's class at Northside Primary School in Tifton recently used marbles to paint autumn leaves. Pictured from left are Princess Jackson and Parker Urquhart.
IMMIGRATION TO BE DISCUSSED
AT TIFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
A free, educational, non-partisan and non-religious presentation on immigration is scheduled 7-8:30 tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 25) at the Tifton-Tift County Public Library.
Sponsored by Georgia Detention Watch, the presentation includes
an overview of current immigration policies and how they have evolved in the United States. The differences among an immigrant, non-immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker will be discussed.
Presenters are PJ. Edwards of Atlanta and the Rev. Deacon Leeann Culbreath of Tifton, and others will share stories from two immigration detention centers in South Georgia and lead a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
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LITERACY VOLUNTEERS' FUNDRAISER HELPS EDUCATE LOCAL ADULTS
SMOKED TURKEYS, BOSTON BUTTS AVAILABLE
Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County is selling
smoked Boston butts and
smoked turkeys for
Thanksgiving for a
Orders are being taken now, and the holiday meats may be picked up from
9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, in the
parking lot of
Peace Lutheran Church,
604 Tennessee Drive, near Virginia Avenue, during the church's annual Cookie Walk.
The fundraiser benefits adults in our community who are learning to read and preparing to take their GEDs, as well as those who are learning to speak, read and write English as a second language.
to reserve your butt or turkey today, smoked by Towson Meats.
"Support from friends and local businesses keep us going strong," said
Bonnie Sayles, executive director of Literacy Volunteers. "Donations enable us to purchase books and recruit and train tutors, and pay fees for students to take their GEDs when they are ready."
'TRICK OR PEANUT'
GEORGIA PEANUT COMMISSION OPENS DOORS
WEDNESDAY FOR PEANUT EVENT
The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) will be hosting a "Trick or Peanut" event from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the GPC office,
445 Fulwood Blvd., Tifton.
The event is open to the public;
GPC staff will dress in costumes and provide peanuts and peanut butter-
themed candies and treats to visitors.
The Georgia Peanut Commission represents approximately 3,400 peanut farmers and carries out programs in research, promotion and education. For information, visit
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