A GENERATION'S 'PEARL HARBOR'
TIFTON MEMORIAL SERVICE AT 8:30 A.M.
Sept. 11, is the
14th anniversary of the surprise
attack on the
United States. It was truly a generation's
"Pearl Harbor," reminiscent of the surprise
attack on our
Hawaiian military base on
Dec. 7, 1941 -- a day that lives in
Tifton remembers the shocking and sad events of
Sept. 11, 2001, with a
memorial service at
8:30 a.m. today at the
Tifton/Tift County Fire Department's main station on
Forrest Avenue. Along with the many ordinary citizens killed that day, there were also many
"first responders" who died and were injured -- firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel.
Tonight, at 7 p.m. at the
Tift Theatre, Tiftonites continue the solemn observance with a presentation called
in honor of remembering 9/11.
Admission is $8, but all police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics will be admitted free.
'OH WHAT A NIGHT' -- THIS THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
social event of the season is coming next
Thursday at the
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center....
"Let's Hang On!" - the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tribute group - is coming to
Thursday, Sept 17, for a gala night of fine food, fine music and dancing to the many hits from the iconic group that inspired the smash Broadway musical
"The Jersey Boys."
But you better hurry:
Dinner/Show tickets ($80) must be bought by
noon Monday, Sept. 14. Show-Only tickets ($35) will be available up to showtime.
Dinner is served at
7 p.m.; the
show begins at
Sponsored by the
Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation, the dinner and show at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center is the foundation's annual fundraiser for the
public library, aiding the library in providing children's and community programming, and in providing materials and other programs.
The black-tie optional event
pays tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' many classic songs, such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "December '63 (Oh, What a Night)," "Rag Doll," "Let's Hang On (to What We've Got)," and many more mega hits of the '60s, all presented in a high-energy and polished production.
For information, call
TIFTON CITY COUNCIL RACES SET;
CATER AND SMITH VIE FOR MAYOR
Incumbent Mayor Jamie Cater is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Council member Julie Smith in
the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal election.
Frank Sayles Jr. is unopposed to succeed Smith to represent District 4 on City Council.
is unopposed to succeed Councilman
. Parrot has decided not to seek re-election.
Cater, a Tifton business owner, has served two terms as mayor of Tifton. He previously has served on the former Tifton City Commission throughout most of the 1990's.
Smith, a partner in a Tifton real estate business, has served one term on City Council. She previously
was executive director of the
Tifton-Tift County Main Street program
Sayles, who operates a Tifton marketing business, is the former
publisher of The Tifton Gazette and a former administrator of a Tifton assisted living facility.
Folk is retired from Alcoa/Sapa and is former plant manager at Tifton Aluminum, as well as a former plant manager at several locations throughout the Southeast.
THIS WEEKEND: A HOT TIME IN OMEGA!
12th ANNUAL FEST FEATURES MUSIC, FUN ... AND PEPPERS!
The 12th Annual Omega Pepper Festival is set for this weekend: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12,
at Ponder Park in Omega off
U.S. Highway 319.
Singer Faith Jackson returns at 4 p.m. Saturday; also scheduled is the bands Downtown Disturbance, at 6 p.m., and The Flint River Band at 8 p.m.
THE FLINT RIVER BAND
The festival also has the GAWE wrestlers again this year with matches starting at 1 p.m., 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on that Saturday; the Omega Idol Talent show (with cash prizes) starts at 1:30 p.m.; and the kiddie park will be open throughout the day, as will arts and crafts, and food vendors.
Events begin with a Gospel Sing at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The always popular
Pepper Taste Off contest will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Festival organizers remind folks that the
entertainment is free, "s
o bring your lawn chairs, your gnat knockers (hand-held paper fan) and plan to stay awhile. Don't worry about cooking, we have some great vendors lined up who will be happy to give you a day off from kitchen duty."
For more information, call Joy Lott at 229-528-3175 or
Omega City Hall at 229-528-4400.
ABAC MARKING CONSTITUTION DAY
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington will be guest speaker at the Constitution Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.
Ellington was sworn in as the 66th Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals by Gov. Roy Barnes on July 12, 1999.
He was elected statewide to a full six-year term in 2000 and re-elected in 2006 and 2012.
Constitution Day celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia's Independence Hall. Abraham Baldwin, the college's namesake, and William Few were the only Georgia signers.
ABAC President David Bridges said Baldwin was a key figure on the national level as well as in Georgia history.
"We are proud that our college is named for an individual who set the stage for higher
education in Georgia and then helped to shape a document on the national level that has now lasted 228 years," Bridges said. "One of our historical exhibits in Tift Hall honors Abraham Baldwin and his many accomplishments."
Baldwin was born on Nov. 22, 1754, as the son of a Connecticut blacksmith. He enrolled at Yale University at the age of 14 and completed his degree four years later. He served on George Washington's staff as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War before studying law. After being admitted to the bar, he moved to Georgia in 1783 to set up a law practice near Augusta. A year later, Baldwin was elected to the Georgia House of Assembly, and in 1787 he represented Georgia as a member of the Constitutional Convention.
Responding to a request by Georgia Gov. Lyman Hall, Baldwin was the architect for an educational plan for both secondary and higher education in Georgia. Because of his leadership, the state approved a charter for the University of Georgia in 1785. Baldwin served as UGA's first president from 1785 until 1801, prior to the time students actually attended the institution.
Beginning in 1789, Baldwin served Georgia for five consecutive terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was then elected for two terms in the U.S. Senate, one of those as president pro tempore. Baldwin died March 4, 1807, while serving in the Senate. Baldwin County is named for him.
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came out in full force Thursday evening, Sept. 10, for the annual "Carnival of
Knowledge" sponsored by the Literacy
Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County.
The 'Carnival of Knowledge' Thursday in Tifton. Winning team is at far right
Local businesses and organizations formed teams to compete on trivia questions. The first-place team was the Tifton Rotary Club with Bret Wagenhorst, Jeff Gibbs and Frank Sayles Jr. The Exchange Club team placed second, and the Lasseter Equipment team placed third. The literacy event was held at Southern Regional Technical College in Tifton. ... NEWLY ELECTED state Rep. Clay Pirkle, R-Sycamore, has been named to the House Agriculture, Science and Technology, and State Properties committees. Pirkle took over the seat vacated by former Rep. Jay Roberts of Ocilla and represents part of Tift
Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fulwood Park in Tifton
Traditional foods, non-stop performances from La Fiesta Stage, Street Dance with live band, Children's Area with
rides and face painting,
Educational and Health Exhibits
Tifton-Tift Tourism Association
Tift Regional Medical Center
George McCranie Law Firm
The Howard Center for
Georgia Power Co.
The Cleveland Law Firm
South Georgia Banking Co.
First Community Bank
Target Distribution Center
City of Tifton
Tift County Recreation Department
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
STAFFORD COMPANIES HOST SUNSET TIFTON
The Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce held its "Sunset Tifton"
business after-hours networking event
on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Pictured at right are staff members with
the Stafford Companies, which hosted
the event at the Hilton Garden Inn
SEPT. 19 -
Meet and Greet
Door Prizes and
FUN, FUN, FUN for Kids
Located in Tifton Corners plaza by Big Lots
Family Promise of Tift Area
Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Methodist Church
GA. GROWERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT
VIDEO: Pecan Field Day -- Georgia Farm Monitor
Following a couple of years of losses, Georgia pecan growers are optimistic about this year's crop.
A recent field day in Baxley gave
growers a look at what to expect. The Georgia Farm Monitor was there and files the accompanying video report.
Wonder What's Going On
in the Tiftarea?
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
- 9/11 Memorial Service, 8:30 a.m., Tifton/Tift County Fire Department, 403 Forrest Ave., Tifton
- Omega Pepper Festival Gospel Sing, 5:30 p.m., Ponder Park, Omega
- "The Guys" 9/11 tribute show, 7 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
- Tiftarea Academy Panthers football vs. Pinewood Christian, 7:30 p.m., Chula
- Tift County High Blue Devils football vs. Baldwin High School Braves, 7:30 p.m., Brodie Field, Tifton
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
- Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-Noon p.m., Love Avenue/Main Street, Tifton
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Downtown Tifton Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Train Platform, Tifton
- Omega Pepper Festival, 10 a.m., Ponder Park, Tifton
- Southern Gospel Sing for Easter Seals Day Solutions, 6 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
James Tolver, Sylvester
Rebecca Hembree Smith 84, Sylvester
Betty Jean Durrance, 84, Nashville
Kenneth Leo "Ken" Walsh Sr., 63, Nashville
Ann P. Reeves, 76, Sycamore
Roy Palmer, 92, Sylvester
Iantha "Pete" Dean Roberts, 88, Ocilla
Ella Lee Rockwell, 89, Oakfield
Willie Edward "Ed" Stone, 87, Tifton
Geneva Wilson Hill, 76, Tifton
Joyce Ann Smith Dillard, 70, Tifton
Martha Lorraine Horne, 70, Ocilla
Clifford Johnson, Ashburn
Linda Gail Robinson Perryman, 52, Tifton
Carl Eugene Young, 94, Tifton
Anna Louise (Carkin) Ford, 88, Berrien County
Mary Elizabeth Lovett Skinner, 94, Sparks
Wilva McNeese Gray, 93, Tifton
Mary Currier Brown Leidner, 62, Tifton
Ola Jane Melton, 92, Fitzgerald
Lurene D. Parrish, 94, Ocilla
Ernest L. Pickard Sr., 82, Fitzgerald
Cartha Harper, 81, Albany
Jonathon Bennett, Ashburn
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