NOV. 4, 2016
AN AUTUMN WEEKEND
SEVERAL SEASONAL EVENTS MAKE A BUSY SATURDAY
We are full throttle into fall, with
Thanksgiving less than three weeks away, but the weather is still warm and bordering on hot. Temperatures have been the 80s, and some of us have kept our summer clothes handy.
temperatures are forecast to
fall this weekend by about 10 degrees, just in time for a
Saturday full of local seasonal events.
Downtown Tifton will be buzzing with folks visiting the annual Artists' Market on Love at the Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage. You will see artists at work, hear local musicians, meet local authors, taste local food -- and view a wide variety of handcrafted arts and crafts available for purchase.
The Artists' Market will be open
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 5, at the museum, 225 Love Ave.
Also Saturday, the annual Mistletoe Market will be open at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. It's not too early to get those unique gifts for Christmas. Many local and regional vendors will offer unique arts and crafts items, and special products and merchandise. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, and concessions will be available.
The Mistletoe Market is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the conference center, 15 RDC Road, Exit 64 off I-75.
And another annual autumn event this Saturday is the cane-grinding and syrup-making event at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. This is an opportunity to experience an old South Georgia tradition.
The museum's Historic Village is one of the few places left where visitors can step back in time to see a mule-powered mill grinding sugar cane that is grown on site. The sweet juice pouring from the cane mill will then be transferred to the syrup shed, where it will be cooked down in a cast iron kettle to make cane syrup.
Costumed interpreters will explain the cane-grinding process and the intricacies of producing a delicious bottle of cane syrup. Cane syrup will be available for purchase in the museum's Country Store; c
ornmeal pancakes with hot cane syrup can be sampled at the Gibbs House.
A hayride around the Historic Village will allow visitors to view such activities as corn husk doll-making at the School House, open-fire cooking and hear live folk music. The event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum and Historic Village, 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton.
AUTHORITIES NAB FOUR
ON METH CHARGES
After a several weeks-long
methamphetamine distribution in
Tift County, the
Tift County Sheriff's Office and the
Mid-South Narcotics Task Force arrested four individuals on
Undercover agents were able to buy methamphetamine from 33-year-old
Kicklighter of 382 Highway 125 South Lot H12 in
Tuesday, November 1, deputies and narcotics agents, with assistance from the
Tri-County Special Response Team, served a
search warrant on Kicklighter's residence.
Kicklighter was not at the residence at the time and was located in
Ty Ty, where he was arrested by deputies and narcotics agents. During his arrest, a quantity of methamphetamine and
pseudoephedrine tablets were found on
amethamphetamine lab was seized from his vehicle.
When his residence was searched, a second
methamphetamine lab was discovered along with a quantity of methamphetamine.
There were three people staying at the residence when the search warrant was served: 32-year-old
John Molina, 24-year-old
Brian Angle and 22-year-old
All three were also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Kicklighter was charged with two counts of selling methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of ephedrine and two counts of criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.
REP. HOUSTON EXPLAINS
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL AMENDMENT
The most controversial state constitutional amendment on Tuesday's ballot allows the state to step in and make changes to schools deemed as failing.
State Rep. Penny Houston, R-Nashville, whose district includes part of Tift County, tells
the Tifton Grapevine that there is misinformation circulating about the proposal.
She has written a guest column explaining the amendment and why she is supporting the governor's plan for creating Opportunity School Districts for failing schools.
"As an ardent supporter of local control, I believe the elected officials closest to the people govern most effectively and efficiently. However, this is not a traditional 'local government knows best' policy question. It is about children who will be forced by law to attend a failing school," Houston writes.
"As a legislator, I carry a responsibility to all citizens of this state, including children and taxpayers."
You can read Houston's guest column in its entirety here.
TIFTON & TIFT COUNTY RECEIVE A TOTAL OF
$1 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WORK
Tifton Mayor Julie Smith and Tift County Commission Vice Chair Melissa Hughes
were in Savannah this week to formally accept $500,000 grants each from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for street and drainage improvements.
city is repairing infrastructure to alleviate flooding and erosion near the bowling alley and Town and Country mobile home park.
The county is making improvements in paving, curbs and gutters in the Sherri Lane area.
The awards were announced several weeks ago by the governor's office. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia's Community Development Block Grant program, which the Department of Community Affairs administers.
CONCERT CHOIR'S FALL SHOW
TUESDAY NIGHT AT ABAC
The ABAC Concert Choir will perform a variety of choral music at its fall concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Howard Auditorium on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Susan Roe, head of the Department of Fine Arts and a voice professor, said the choir continues to increase in size and now has more than 65 students from all over the Southeastern United States.
The choir's selections include "The Star Spangled Banner," ABAC's Alma Mater,
"O Magnum Mysterium," "Angel Breathing Out," "There is Faint Music,"
"The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy" and "Tell It On The Mountain."
For information, contact Roe at 229-391-4943.
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'T.R.' COMES ALIVE ON STAGE
IN ONE-MAN SHOW
Teddy Roosevelt comes alive on the
Howard Auditorium stage on
Sunday, Nov. 6, when actor
Derek Evans performs his one-man show,
"Man in the Arena," at
3 p.m. on the campus of
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The performance is part of the
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series.
Evans portrays Roosevelt in this look at the life of the
26th president of the United States. He has played Roosevelt in performances at the White House Visitor Center as well as grade-school classrooms, museums and theaters across the country.
A veteran of more than 40 stage productions in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco, Evans received his bachelor's and his master's degrees from Northwestern University.
Dubbed "the most American American who ever lived," Roosevelt's colorful story goes big and bold in "Man in the Arena," showcasing all that
Roosevelt held dear: loyalty and a just and honorable America.
Fiercely opinionated and powerful, he fought for the common man and never practiced anything he did not preach.
Roosevelt's favorite saying was, "do what you can with what you've got, where you are," although he is most associated with the saying, "speak softly and carry a big stick."
Evans, who wrote part of the play, said he touches on patriotism, self-reliance, family values, the conservation of our natural resources, along with everything you ever wanted to know about "The Teddy Bear."
'FALL BACK' ON SUNDAY
Remember to set your clocks:
Daylight savings time ends at
2 a.m. this
Sunday, Nov. 6.
At exactly at 2 a.m. Sunday, the official time goes
backward an hour to make it
1 a.m., giving us an extra hour in bed.
early mornings will now get
lighter, and the
evenings will get darker earlier.
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SALVATION ARMY STARTING
'RED KETTLE' SEASON
office is holding its seasonal
Red Kettle Kick Off
10 a.m.-noon Nov 12
During the holiday season, the Salvation Army's red kettles are a usual sight outside stores and areas where folks gather. This year's local goal is $30,000 in donations.
Volunteers are still needed. Call 229-386-1503 to get involved.
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AN 'A-MAZING' LOOK AT UGA TIFTON'S
CORN MAZE CREATION
Precision agriculture students and faculty at the University of Georgia's Tifton campus
have created a
corn maze at
Rutland Farms in Tift County.
Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating the maze and be "a-mazed:"
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..at a Glance
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
- Coastal Plain Agricultural Fair, 6 p.m.-11 midnight, Highway 82 E. fairgrounds, Tifton
- Tift County High Blue Devils football @ Camden County High, 7:30 p.m., Kingsland
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
- Cane Grinding & Syrup Making, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village, Tifton
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Mistletoe Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
Artists Market on Love,"
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage, Tifton
- Coastal Plain Agricultural Fair, 2 p.m.-midnight, Highway 82 E. fairgrounds, Tifton
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
- Coastal Plain Agricultural Fair, 1 -7 p.m., Highway 82 E. fairgrounds, Tifton
- "Man in the Arena" one-man show, 3 p.m., Howard Auditorium, ABAC, Tifton
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