Friday, July 19, 2019
Volunteers and entire families help push the beached whales back out into the sea Tuesday on St. Simons Island. A Tifton man was among the volunteers.
TIFTON MAN HELPS BEACHED WHALES RETURN TO SEA
NEARLY 50 WHALES COME ASHORE ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND
beachgoers jumped into the surf late
Tuesday afternoon to
50 pilot whales who began
beaching themselves on
St. Simons Island. At least one
Tiftonite was among the
helped save the
push them back into the
John R. Tibbetts of
Tifton was at the beach with his wife
Rhonda Garrett when the
whales began coming
north of the
King and Prince Hotel.
Tibbetts was the
2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
"We happened to
witness a pod of
whales beaching themselves at St Simons.
John jumped in to
help push some out
into the water,"
Garrett said on social media. She said the beaching "was one of the most
amazing things I’ve ever witnessed. I was in
Tibbetts said he "got to
help save a
couple of whales that were
beaching themselves. .. There were,
good many people around."
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that at least
died after at least
47 pilot whales
beached themselves at
St. Simons Island.
further strandings are
Department of Natural Resources biologists
this pod of pilot whales has
passed," the DNR reported. "
Brunswick boat pilots spotted the
Wednesday morning. As of that afternoon, the pod had
Glynn County officials t
hanked everyone who
stepped up to
pilot whales, which can weigh up to
unclear what led to the
mass stranding, but DNR officials said that “among cetaceans,
pilot whales are the
most common species known to
The whales usually swim
AG MUSEUM TAKES
'ONE SMALL STEP'
Saturday, July 20, is the
50th anniversary of the
first moon landing, and the
Ga. Museum of Agriculture
on Saturday observes the event by
“One Small Step,” the
life was like in
that day in 1969. The
John Wayne film
“True Grit” had just appeared on
32 cents per gallon,
The Beatles had recently released the song
“Get Back,” and
Richard Nixon was in his
first term as
Throughout the world,
Sunday, July 20, 1969
, as astronauts
stepped onto the
The lunar module,
landed on the
set foot on the
, proclaiming to the world, “That’s
one small step
one giant leap
?” asks Museum Curator
it around the
show home life
as it was on
will remain on
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Chula, Ga., is seeking a part-time Worship Pastor. Persons interested in the position should submit a letter of interest and a resume by mail or email.
UGA OFFERS TIPS ON WATERING YOUR LANDSCAPE
can be tricky, especially in the
Smart Irrigation Month
University of Georgi
a experts have
on how to use
one to 1.5 inches of water
per week, said
, an urban water management agent with UGA Cooperative Extension.
Consider the water
and other conditions of the landscape when creating an irrigation plan.
“Make sure you
in your garden,” Orellana said. “Not all plants have the same water requirements. You can ask your Extension agent to find out more information about
plant water requirements
to water landscapes is between
keeping in mind that
deep, infrequent watering
is best to avoid waste, run-off and evaporation, Orellana advises, adding that
water by hand
While hand-watering is preferred, it is not always practical. When using
, be thoughtful about
how, where and how often
to turn on your
. Before setting them up, consider:
- How much of the landscape needs to be watered?
- Where can the equipment be placed to reach the maximum amount of area and provide even coverage?
- Where are the outdoor water sources located, and where can one be added if needed?
such as soaker hoses, a drip irrigation system or a sprinkler system
, Orellana said.
ABAC students, from left, Kristi Guerrero from Moultrie and Melvin B. Whitsett from Tifton pose
with ABAC Professor Andrew McIntosh during their visit to the state of Washington.
ABAC STUDENTS LEARN FROM
IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Traveling to the
corner of the
scan rodent specimens
may not sound like a good time but for
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
, it’s an experience they will never forget.
Melvin B. Whitsett
, where they
scanned rodent specimens
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
“We took the specimens from the Burke Museum and scanned them at
San Juan Island
,” McIntosh said. “The whole point of the trip was to
from this museum and specimens from
Florida’s Natural History Museum
digitized images online
so they can be
for others to use.”
ABAC group traveled by ferry from Seattle to San Juan Island and stayed for
two weeks. During that time, they were fully
trained on a
micro CT scanner by
world-renowned researchers in
scientific imaging. The ABAC representatives
scanned more than
100 rodent specimens.
, a biology major from
, said it was a struggle learning the machine and how to properly pack the specimens: “The
task was difficult
McIntosh said the trip was
funded by the
Overt Grant, whose
purpose is to make
vertebrate specimens from
natural history museums to be
CAMP AIDS KIDS COPING WITH GRIEF
Hospice of Tift Area
is holding a
free day camp designed to
help children dealing with
will be from
10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Tift Regional Community Events Center on Carpenter Road.
Facilitated by professional staff, this
free day camp
for children coping with grief. During the
of the program, Camp Reflections has served more than
children and more than
families with the help of
TIFTON STUDENTS LIVE LIKE THE FRENCH
WHILE STUDYING ABROAD THIS SUMMER
Eating endless amounts of
bread and cheese
, touring a
living like the French
were some of the highlights for a group of
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
who experienced a
abroad trip to
The focus of the group’s trip was
. Their stops included
, the group traveled to
to commemorate the
The ABAC contingent also went for a
Marie Antoinette’s home
, picnicked like the French, visited with
and ate much
cheese and bread
There were several
agriculture-related stops for those students who wanted to know more about
Tifton First United Methodist Church
is in search of a Financial Secretary who will maintain all general accounting and payroll functions of the church.
General duties will include: record and deposit all contributions, prepare payroll and associated withholdings for church employees, maintain record of sick leave and vacation for employees, pay accounts payable bills and prepare monthly financial reports for Finance Committee and Church Council as part of annual budget process.
This position is currently available as a part-time position with the possibility of being full-time depending on the experience, expertise and interest of the candidate.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Financial Secretary will report to the Senior Pastor and the Finance Committee Chairperson to provide financial accounting and payroll for all church activities.
Service attendance averages 100+ at 9 a.m., 200+ at 11 a.m.
and 65+ at 10:42 a.m.
Tifton, Georgia, is located on I-75 north of Valdosta and south of Macon.
The population of Tifton is approximately 17,000
with an additional 23,000 living in the surrounding county.
Please mail resume and contact information for three references to:
Tifton First United Methodist Church
107 West 12
Tifton, GA 31794
UNITED WAY HOLDS BACKPACK DRIVE
United Way of South Central Georgia
, based in
, is sponsoring a
Tiftarea Backpack Drive
The drive, which is already underway,
Folks may drop off
United Way office
211 Fourth St.
10 a.m.-4 p.m
., or by
CANCER COALITION REPS RALLY ROTARY
Cynthia George with
Horizon Community Solutions told the
Tifton Rotary Club on
purpose of her agency and announced plans for an upcoming
fundraiser Sept. 5.
passion is, if people have
we catch it early," she said.
five cancer coalitions in the state developing a
five-year cancer plan, Horizon will develop
new services for
early detection of cervical, prostate, colon, areas and lung cancers.
32 counties in
South Georgia, arranging
screenings for those who would not get screened because of financial or other constraints.
"We also provide
transportation assistance for
treatment and doctor
appointments," George said. She works closely with
Tift Regional Medical Center, its physicians and the
Tiftarea Commuity Health Center.
"The Night of Hope," on
Thursday, Sept. 5, will be a night of
dancing at the
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Cocktail
buffet will be served, and there will be a
live auction. Tickets are
$75, and sponsorship opportunities are available. The
Hollywood Band will provide Motown, Beach and today's music.
Horizon board members
Matthew Reed and
Bruce Austin also spoke to
THESE GUYS ARE WAITING FOR YOU AT TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
are among those at the
Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter
discounted spaying or neutering, rabies and distemper vaccinations and worming
. Additionally for
, it covers
spay/neuter, rabies, parvo distemper vaccination, bordetella shot, heartworm testing and worming
The fee is
for cats and
for dogs, and
proper start in life
helping control overpopulation
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
278 Highway 125 South
. The phone number is
This look at this week’s pets is sponsored by
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Your new home for
Georgia Craft Beers,
Upscale Pub Grub, and Cigars.
We offer a full menu
with weekly specials.
Live music every Friday or Saturday.
Coming this weekend: The Tap Board!
41 taps on a wall, all Georgia Craft Beers, on a flight system. Choose four in flight to sample.
We're open Mon-Thurs,
11 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Fri & Sat, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
AND come out this Sunday
for a party on the patio, grill and chill. We will be serving hotdog and cheeseburger plates with french fries or fruit cups.
Hotdog plate ~ $6
Cheeseburger plate ~ $8
ALL Georgia craft beers ~ $5
Domestics ~ $2
TIFT TAP HOUSE
219 Main St., Downtown Tifton
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, JULY 19
- Summer Sip & Stroll, 5 p.m., Main Street, Sylvester
SATURDAY, JULY 20
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-Noon., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- "One Small Step" exhibit opens, 10 a.m., Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
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