Oct. 3, 2017
PLANNING OUR FUTURE
TIFT GOVERNMENTS UPDATING MASTER PLAN
The cities of Tifton, Ty Ty and Omega along with Tift County are beginning the process to update their joint Comprehensive Plan to provide a roadmap for future decisions and development.
Georgia law requires local governments to adopt a master plan to embody the will of the community and give local government officials a foundation for decisions they make. The 20-year plan has a special focus on the next 10 years. The last time the Tift County Comprehensive Plan was updated was in 2007, and much has changed since then.
The plan is Tifton's vision regarding development, land use and capital improvements.
At Monday's City Council workshop, city employees presented proposed vision and mission statements for Tifton crafted during a meeting with a facilitator from Georgia EMC. The employee group defined a successful future in Tifton as one having more businesses and industry; a strong tax base and lower service rates; more tourist attractions; expanded infrastructure; a clean and safe community; and having a higher high-school graduation/literacy rate.
The public will have the chance to offer thoughts on Tifton's future during public hearings on the Comprehensive Plan, which must be completed by the end of the fiscal year in June.
Local officials also will discuss the Comprehensive Plan during three workshops. The first is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Chamber of Commerce. The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is aiding in updating the plan.
A REMINDER: LIFE IS FLEETING
By FRANK SAYLES JR.
inadequate when facing the shock and horror of the
massacre in Las Vegas this week. The dead and injured are people just like us --
ordinary folks who were just out to enjoy an evening concert. In seconds and without warning, their lives
We are reminded that there is true
in the world. Yes, there is also much
in this world, far more good than evil. But evil does exist. It can strike when least expected. In its aftermath, we are
for the lives
cut short and for the families with irrevocable loss.
And even if we do not personally know any of the victims, we also feel
loss. For those of us of a certain generation, the feeling of loss was
compounded by the sudden unexpected death of singer-songwriter
Tom Petty of cardiac arrest at age 66. The confluence of events reminds us that
short and can end unexpectedly. Our time on earth is fleeting. As
John Lennon once said shortly before his own unexpected death, "
Life is what
happens to you while you're busy making
day is all that we have; we are not promised
tomorrow. And one day, there will be no tomorrow for every one of us.
So let us make the
most of our day:
Help another person;
give your time and your talents;
set an honest example for others; be a
candle in the
darkness; help make your corner of the
world a little
better and a little
We may not be able to snuff out
evil completely, but
together as like-minded caring people we create a
strong fabric of
love in this world that
life matters; live yours to its
La Fiesta del Pueblo Another Success
Hispanic culture last
La Fiesta del Pueblo -- drew
thousands of people from around the
Tifton's Fulwood Park.
Latin American native
crafts and non-stop
entertainment. Organizers said the event was
successful and showcases
Hispanic culture to a large
Grace Hall was named
Tiftarea Academy's Homecoming Queen
night. Grace, the
Kyle and Chrystal Kendrick
and fellow Tiftarea senior,
During the homecoming football game in Chula, Tiftarea Academy defeated Brookwood, 36-24.
The 2018 Ms. ABAC contestants are, front row, from left: Savannah Eastall, Tamia Pena, Delaney Foster, Catherine Emery, Makayla Pulsifer; second row: Shelby Sikking, Cassidy Davis, Skylar Dorough, Asiaunnya Bryant; third row: Bailey Shirah, Meredith McGlamory, Malerie Whitehurst, Kaycee Goodman, Skyler Alexander, Delanie Israel; fourth row: Madison Williams, Alice Barfield, Shannon Kehoe, Janna Jernigan, Jamie Worsley and Wellsley Martin.
21 VIE FOR MS. ABAC TITLE
contestants will compete in the
Ms. ABAC contest
Oct. 11 at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Sponsored by the
Agribusiness Club, the theme of this year's pageant is
"In a world of trends, remain a classic." The winner will receive a
$500 academic scholarship.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in ABAC's Howard Auditorium.
Contestants will compete in casual and evening wear. They will also be judged on a written essay and an interview with the judges.
Mike Chason, public relations director emeritus, serves as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the Ms. ABAC pageant benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and ABAC's 2018 National Agri-Marketing Association Team.
TIFT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDS
Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce's 24th Annual Chamber
Golf Tournament had good weather on
Spring Hill Country Club in
18-hole tournament awarded numerous
prizes to participants.
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