AUG. 4, 2017
NEW ALBUM 'AUTHENTIC'
TIFTON'S KIP MOORE PROUD OF UPCOMING COUNTRY RELEASE
native and country music star
Kip Moore is teasing fans about his upcoming album, "Slowheart," being released Sept. 8.
Moore has been posting short clips of some of the album's songs on his Instagram channel and recently released his cover art.
"The label didn't really even know I was making the record at first," Moore said in one of the clips released. "I was just kind of making it
quietly. So every time I got off the road, I was
writing this record without people knowing and I was
recording it. And I don't think that I've had the
feeling that I have now on any other record where I feel like I'm sitting on
something so special."
In a press release,
"This is the record I've been waiting to make -- the one that leaves you with a peace in your heart knowing you did it exactly the way you wanted to; the one that makes it OK if you fail, because it truly came from your soul and no other place.
You can't go wrong if you can lay our head on your pillow with no regrets."
"Slowheart," Moore's third album, has 13 new songs -- 11 that Moore co-wrote. He said the album is his most authentic work to date. The album's lead single, "More Girls Like You," has been released and is
urrently at No. 15 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
Moore said the
lead single is not necessarily a precursor of the entire
album, which he said reflects many of his
influences, such as
1970s rock and Motown.
"That's the thing about this record, there are so many colors," Moore told Taste of Country recently. "You get Motown influences, you get that old Skynyrd, Black Crowes rock 'n' roll feel. This record is going to be a neat discovery for a lot of the diehard fans."
The platinum- and gold-selling artist had a No. 1 hit with "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" in 2011, followed by "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl" reaching No. 7 and 8, respectively, on the country chart. Moore, 37, played basketball at Tift County High School and was on the golf team at Valdosta State University.
GROUP FORMS FOR
JEFF DAVIS HISTORIC SITE,
SETS CLEAN-UP DAY
Friends of Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site in
Irwinville are working to keep the
park open and have scheduled a
volunteer work day on
Saturday, Aug. 12.
The historic site, now operated by Irwin County, is where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured on May 9, 1865, at the end of the War Between the States.
Friends group was recently formed and will be cleaning and beautifying the park's entrance, fence-line and driveway from 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 12. Needed are volunteers along with gas-powered chain saws, weed eaters, hedge clippers, trailers, pressure washers, etc. Volunteers may call John Hughs at 229-831-2335.
The new Friends of Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic
Site was formed t
protect the historic park, which has been in danger of closing. During the past six months, residents in the local
community and heritage groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans came together to save the park
Friends Chapter is working closely with the park manager
and the county government in setting up seasonal events to involve the community and are
seeking partnerships with local businesses. The group is also looking at ways to raise funds. The
memorial museum, built in 1939 by the
Works Progress Administration
, needs repairs. The building features
era weapons, uniforms, artifacts and an exhibit about the president's 1865 flight from
to Irwin County.
events planned at the park include a
Fall Frolic on
Halloween at the Park, Oct. 28; a
Battle Reenactment, Nov. 4; and a
Reenactment Event of the Jeff Davis Capture and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt next spring.
KAC -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Full Time Position
: $20.50 hour
KAC Board of Directors
Certified School Teacher or Early Childhood Education, Prior Experience working Directly with Children or Related Field with Experience -- Minimum of three years
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the KAC. Other key duties social networking within our community, fundraising, marketing, seeking alternate funding sources and performing public relations.
Send applications to: P.O. Box 243, Tifton, GA 31793
Last date of submission of applications is August 11, 2017
KAC is an active non-profit organization
offering after-school care to all children during the past 25 years.
The Rotary Club of Tifton's newest Rotary Paul Harris Fellows, with
Rotary President Shaundra Clark (third from left): From left, Becky Smith, Amy Hightower, Earl Bennett, Louise Woodham, Morris Tankersley and Marion Holland.
TIFTON ROTARY RECOGNIZES NEWEST PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS
The Rotary Club of Tifton on Wednesday, Aug. 2, recognized the latest Paul Harris Fellows in the club. The Tifton club has the distinction of being a 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow Club.
Paul Harris Fellow recognition is an honor acknowledging individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Paul Harris was the
1905 in Chicago. He
organized the first Rotary Club "in fellowship and friendship" with the initial goal to create a club of professional and businessmen for friendship and fellowship.
Also on Wednesday, Tifton Mayor Julie Smith was the Rotary program speaker. Tifton's first female mayor, Smith gave an update on the state of the city. She encouraged citizens to watch City Council meetings on www.tifton.net "to be as informed as possible."
She discussed the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) as a "fair tax based on consumption." It has brought in $60 million to Tift County, and almost $2.5 million in SPLOST funds was used to "redo 20th Street." Water lines under the street were replaced and relocated for more efficient access for repair in the future. Smith explained the reasons why the city believes the SPLOST referendum should be on the ballot in November. She also discussed planned redevelopment of the neighborhood around Matt Wilson School.
SRTC AUTO TECH PROGRAM RECEIVES HIGHEST ACCREDITATION
Southern Regional Technical College's (SRTC) automotive technology program was recently awarded the highest possible industry accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
SRTC Automotive Technology Program Chairman Mason Miller, left, and instructor Chris Anderson.
"Achieving master level accreditation solidifies our program's standing among the top-rated schools in the nation for automotive technology. We understand that students have a choice of where they receive their education, and we want to make that choice easier by offering superior instruction and relevant work experience," said Mason Miller, SRTC automotive technology program chairman.
NATEF, the educational equivalent to
ASE (a master mechanic certifying agency), has accredited qualified automotive service programs in schools across the country.
"Institutional and program accreditations are important as they indicate quality and excellence within an institution and its academic programs. We are proud to inform the public and the business and industry community that our automotive technology program has once again achieved NATEF accreditation and that our students are graduating from a highly regarded, accredited and industry-recognized program of study," said Dr. Craig Wentworth, SRTC president.
SRTC offers more than 148 degree, diploma and certificate programs and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has sites in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton and Sylvester.
Fall semester begins Aug. 22.
ABAC RESTRUCTURES ACADEMIC SCHOOLS,
NAMES NEW DEAN FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES
Dr. Johnny Evans has been named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) as a result of restructuring the schools of study.
Evans previously served as
of the former
School of Science and Mathematics
The School of Arts and Sciences will now house the departments of English and Communication, Fine Arts, History and Political Science, Science and Mathematics, and Rural Sociology.
In this structure, all general education core curriculum courses are now offered through the School of Arts and Sciences. Previously, three schools and three deans had oversight for the courses.
"Now, with the consolidation into one school, we needed an experienced dean to lead and guide the programs," said Dr. Jerry Baker, provost and vice president of academic affairs. "This consolidation will also merge the faculty and the cultures that have allowed the previous programs to be successful."
Evans said the restructuring is a good move.
"Because we offer the core curriculum within our school, we serve as the foundation of academic success for all ABAC students," Evans said. "Core curriculum develops critical thinking skills, writing and creativity. And since all the core curriculum is under one umbrella, we can streamline and improve core classes more easily."
Evans said he
took on this new role because he feels his calling is giving students life-changing opportunities.
"I won't be teaching this fall but I hope to teach in the coming semesters, even if it's just one class," Evans said. "I love being in the classroom and will miss that environment."
Once classes resume for fall on Aug. 16, Evans thinks the transition will be seamless:
"Students won't really feel the effect of the restructuring because all the department heads and faculty will be the same, as will the classes. We are simply combining the administration."
AUGUST'S BEAUTY SPOT OF THE MONTH
Keep Tift Beautiful is recognizing Alpha-K-Co LLC at 820 N. Park Ave. in Tifton as the "Beauty Spot of the Month" for August.
DID YOU MISS NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY?
National Watermelon Day was
Thursday, Aug. 3. If you missed it, you can still bite into
summer's favorite fruit.
And while you're enjoying your
watermelon, here are some fun facts about
Georgia's watermelon crop, courtesy of
- Its farm gate value in 2015 was $124.5 million;
- Georgia's top watermelon producing counties are Crisp, Tift and Turner;
- According to Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong in Tifton, there are between 200 and 300 acres of watermelons remaining for the Labor Day market.
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ABAC ALUMNUS TO SPEAK AT FROSH CONVOCATION
freshmen will enter
Gressette Gymnasium on
Aug. 15 for the 13th annual
Freshman Convocation at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The
11 a.m. ceremony serves as the opening of the academic year.
Louise Hill, recipient of the George P. Donaldson Award at ABAC commencement in 1977, is t
his year's convocation
While an ABAC student, Hill
was editor of the campus yearbook and was involved in the
Student Government Association
Long after her student days, Hill continued to support the college by serving as president of the ABAC Alumni Association.
Hill is the
senior public service associate for the
Fanning Institute at the
University of Georgia (UGA). She has guided community
leadership development programs, including those in program design, curriculum development, and teaching adult leadership education. She also provides executive level
coaching. Prior to joining the Fanning Institute faculty, Hill served as director of development and alumni relations for
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
From 2003-2009, Hill led the
Georgia Rural Development Council's Community Leadership Initiative. More than
8,000 Georgians have participated in multi-day leadership retreats or training
sessions that Hill led on such topics as leading community change, group decision-making, collaboration and effective communication.
also worked with the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation from 1979 to 1996 in volunteer training, program development, organizational management and strategic planning.
..at a Glance
- Tift County Football 'Soap Bowl,' 6th graders, 4 p.m.; 7th vs. 8th graders, 4:45 p.m.; 8th vs. 9th graders, 5:30 p.m.; 9th graders vs. JV, 6:15 p.m.; varsity scrimmage, 7 p.m., mini stadium, Tift County High School, Tifton
- Tiftarea Academy Panthers football vs. Community Christian School, 8 p.m., Tiftarea Academy, Chula
- Run for Love 5K & 1M, 7:15 a.m., ABAC Red Hill Athletic Center, Tifton
- Irwin County Farmers Market, 8 a.m., 5th Street, Ocilla
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Sylvester Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon, downtown train depot, Sylvester
- M.I.S.S. Seminar: Perinatal Loss, 10 a.m.-Noon, Tift Regional Community Events Center, Carpenter Road, Tifton
Verbileene Gethema Sullivan Williamson, 83, Ocilla
DeWayne Phillips, 74, Nashville
Columbus "Chris" Powers, 83, Valdosta
James Warren Bailey, 84, Tifton
Jeffery Scott Smith, 57, Tifton
Talmadge Farrell Fulp, 67, Adel
Mable Janet Barker, 87, Nashville
Andy Ray McCrimmon Sr., 63, Fitzgerald
Charles Anthony McCranie, 92,Tifton
Doris Gladys Wilson Casey, 82, Ty Ty
Lawrence Merwarth, 83, Tifton
Emory Clarence McMillan, 95, Tifton
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