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          Sept. 13, 2016
                   Tifton, Georgia

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TIFTON'S LEE TURNER RECEIVES
NATIONAL CANCER VOLUNTEER AWARD


The  ACT Lead of the Year Award is presented to the  volunteer who
successfully advances the ACS CAN
mission and its  volunteer structure in their community. 

Every Ambassador Constituent Team has an ACT Lea d at the helm to oversee the Cancer Society's grassroots activities within a congressional district .

"It was such an honor to receive this award," Turner said. "It is such a honor to represent the Congressional District 8 of Georgia. Thanks to all that supported me in my journey with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Lights of Hope -- we will find a cure."

Turner, a Tifton restaurant  manager, is the leader in the Eighth Congressional District. He has led the local and regional efforts to sell and collect luminaries for the Cancer Society's "Lights of Hope" ceremony tonight (Tuesday) at the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool. More than 20,000 lights honoring cancer survivors and memorializing those who have lost their fight with the disease will light 
the grounds.


'RIDE TO RECOVERY'
CYCLISTS ROLLING THROUGH TIFTAREA

A group of cyclists -- saying they are making a "Ride to Recovery" -- will be pedaling through Tifton on Wednesday during a 500-mile journey to Orlando to raise awareness of people suffering through and recovering from substance abuse.

The group left Lawrenceville on Monday, is going  through Macon today, and will travel through  Tifton and Valdosta before heading into Florida for Lake City and Gainesville on Thursday and finishing in Orlando on Friday.

At several stops, the cyclists are sharing personal stories and seeking methods for breaking addiction.


TIFTAREA ACADEMY ANNOUNCES HOMECOMING COURT

Tiftarea Academy has named its 2016 Homecoming attendants. Pictured from left are: Front row, senior Kaycee Goodman, daughter of Anthony and Kay Goodman of Chula; senior Cameron Veazey, daughter of Amy and Scott Veazey of Tifton; senior Brooke Wilson, daughter of Jeff and Leigh Wilson of Rebecca

Back row from left: 8th-grader Marley Gunter, daughter of Chad and Myla Gunter of Sylvester; freshman Dhruvi Patel, daughter of Kamlesh and Sangita Patel of Tifton; sophomore Madison Cook, daughter of Todd and Christie Cook of Fitzgerald; and junior Grace Hall, daughter of Chrystal and Kyle Kendrick of Tifton.

Tiftarea Academy's homecoming game will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Chula.

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ABAC STUDENTS AID FLOOD VICTIMS

During the Labor Day weekend, 20 students from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College traveled to Louisiana to help recent flood victims.

The effort, led by Dr. Johnny Evans, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, involved students helping eight families.

"This all came about by a phone call from a friend of mine who was doing relief work in the area," said Evans. "He told me that the people desperately needed help. I knew that we could be of service and began putting a team together with lecturer of biology Allison Miller. I couldn't have done this without her help." 

The trip developed quickly. The ABAC community rallied to donate supplies, including cases of water, snacks, tools, and protective gear.

The demolition of the homes and a church building included removing household items, as well as the drywall, insulation, flooring and cabinets. In doing so, the students helped to ease the burden of recovery for eight families affected by flooding.

"Our students got an understanding of what it means to help those in need," said Evans. "They understand the value of giving your time to help your neighbors. They understand that stuff -- material possessions -- are not as important as family and life."

Evans said he would love to go back and help with more of the recovery and rebuilding efforts. He is considering getting another group during ABAC's fall break in October.

"When people are living in the aftermath of a disaster, they are living in one of the darkest times of their lives," said Evans. "We had the opportunity to step in and provide help and be a brief moment of light and hope in the midst of their darkness."



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'GRITS & GRANDPARENTS'


Northside Primary School in  Tifton the other day was the setting for  "Grits with Grandparents."

Allison Latham's first-grade class invited their grandparents to visit the  classroom  and have breakfast with the children.

At photo at left, Sunny and Dale Pflug get served some grits at the school.


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Saturday, September 24 
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fulwood Park in Tifton
Free Admission

Traditional foods, non-stop performances from the La Fiesta Stage, Street Dance with Quique Fuentes from Atlanta Radio Rumba,  Children's Area with Rides and Face Painting,
              Arts, Educational and Health Exhibits



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Platinum
BB&T
The Howard Center for Women's Health

Gold
Tifton-Tift Tourism Association
Tift Regional Medical Center
Coca-Cola
Tifton Aluminum

Bronze
Quality Produce
 South Georgia Banking Co.
          First Community Bank
             

In-Kind 
City of Tifton
Tifton Police Department
        Tift County Recreation                         Department
 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural                        College





 
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