TURN ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
BRODIE FIELD TO ROCK TONIGHT!
It is finally here.
high school football
season officially gets under way tonight at
Tift County's Brodie Field
Tift County High Blue Devils
Henry County High Warhawks
The Blue Devils last year went to their first state playoff game since 2008. This
season, a new Blue Devils team will take the field. New Tift County head football coach Ashley Anders is at the helm, and he told the Tifton-Tift County
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday that there only 16 seniors on the team of more than 90 players.
Anders, who last year was a Tift County assistant coach, also said the Blue Devils are still giving two quarterbacks a chance to compete to see who emerges as the top starter. Griffin Collier and Brant Watson both have had only two quarters each at the quarterback position, Anders said.
With tonight's game, the Blue Devils will bring back the "T" on their helmets after a couple of years of sporting a stylized pitchfork. Also tonight, a new digital scoreboard debuts at the Brodie.
Tiftarea Academy had been originally scheduled to open tonight against Crisp Academy in Cordele, however the Panthers instead will open against Georgia Christian next Friday in Chula.
19th Annual La Fiesta del Pueblo Hispanic Festival Set in Sept.
La Fiesta del Pueblo Inc.
is proud to present the
largest Hispanic festival
La Fiesta del Pueblo 2015
. Since its beginnings in
in the rural town of
, La Fiesta has been bringing the taste, the sound, the history, the culture and traditions of
and surrounding areas.
Celebrate a day of fun, authentic food, Mariachi music and folkloric dances at
Tifton's Fulwood Park on
Saturday, Sept. 26, from
10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Admission to the festival and to most of the children's activities is
Fulwood Park will provide the site for a day packed with non-stop entertainment: Mariachi Espuelas de Am
érica, Nuestro Folklore Dancers, Grupo de Danzas Cimarr
ón, Folkorico de Victor Cuevas, Banda Gran Comisi
ón and other local performers. A
street dance featuring a live band will take place 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Typical foods prepared by local vendors will be for sale as well as a variety of
arts, crafts and commercial items. The children's area will include
face painting, children's crafts, bouncy houses, giant slides, kiddie train rides, bungee jumping and rock climbing. Booths with information about
health, education, social services and community organizations will also be located in the festival area.
La Fiesta attracted about
10,000 people from
10 counties in
Georgia and from
four surrounding states. In
2004, the festival was recognized by the Georgia Council for the Arts, Office of the Governor, Grassroots Arts program as an outstanding recipient of grassroots funding. Then-
Gov. Perdue said, " La Fiesta showed how arts can change lives and be used as a tool to strengthen Georgia communities."
festival sponsors include:
Gold Sponsors: Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association,
Tift Regional Medical Center,
Silver Sponsors: George McCranie Law Firm,
The Stafford Companies / Peachcreek
Bronze Sponsors: South Georgia Banking,
First Community Bank
Supporters : El Cazador Restaurant,
In-Kind Sponsors: City of Tifton,
Target Distribution Center,
Tift County Recreation Department,
Tifton Police Department
For additional information, contact
Luz R. Marti
. Check the webpage at
'LIGHTS OF HOPE' LUMINARY BAGS AVAILABLE FOR CANCER EVENT
Local residents may purchase a
luminary bag to be displayed during the annual
"Lights of Hope" ceremony
Sept. 27 around the reflecting pool at the
U.S. Capitol in
Washington D.C., as part of the
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) leadership summit and Lobby Day.
Volunteer advocates will meet with lawmakers to discuss cancer-related issues including federal funding for
cancer research and legislation to improve the
quality of life for cancer patients.
Locally, bags will be decorated and then taken to Washington by
Lee Turner of
Tifton, who is the ACS CAN ambassador constituent team leader for
Congressional District 8.
Bags may be purchased until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.
For every luminary bag someone purchases locally, their name will go into a drawing for a free homemade cake once a month for a year, Turner said.
A 3-D model of deoxyribonucleic acid from the new
three-dimensional printer at ABAC
Students in the School of Science and Mathematics at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are stepping into the future through a new dimension: Three dimensional printing has arrived at ABAC.
A new tool to benefit students, faculty and staff at ABAC, three-dimensional (3-D) printing or additive printing is a process of making 3-D solid objects from a digital file using additive processes. In an additive process, the object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.
"Purchasing this 3-D printer gives us that cutting edge and puts us ahead of the game," said Administrative Apprentice Sarah Rooks. "It opens up opportunities for new labs and visual learning because students will be able to hold the tools in their hands."
The printer has already been used to construct a number of models connecting C1 and C2 vertebrae for science labs and as a model for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Having the printer is a more cost effective way to assist students in visual learning.
"If an instructor ordered models of a C1 vertebrae of the spine for each student in one class the cost would be about $200," Rooks said. "With the 3-D printer, the cost is drastically decreased to 50 cents per student to print. And although we have only worked with traditional plastic thus far, there are additional plastic filaments available that have the appearance of wood, limestone, bronze, or iron to create 3D models."
Dr. Johnny Evans, Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, said faculty can make requests as to what models are needed in their labs, and the printer will do the rest. The process does take some time based on the size and volume of the model but there is an array of models available through software, online, and through a 3-D models search engine.
Evans said the printer is available for use across the ABAC campus.
WOMEN'S PLAY BENEFITS RUTH'S COTTAGE
"Love, Loss, and What I Wore," a play of monologues and ensemble pieces, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Tift Theatre
the Performing Arts.
The $10 admission includes hors d'oeuvres. The event is being sponsored by the Tifton Women's Center as a
benefit for Ruth's Cottage and The Patticake House in Tifton.
The play is about women, clothes and memory, covering all the important subjects: mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why women only wear black.
TIFTON'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
is being planned for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Downtown Tifton. This week, organizers announced that ESG Operations Inc. has committed to a "Silver" Level sponsorship. This year's theme is "It's A Winter Wonderland Christmas." ...
911 Center WALB-TV photo
911 workers have moved into an 11,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center on Second Street this week. A new E-911 alert system went into operation on Thursday.
The dispatch center had been located in the sheriff's office for 17-years.... THE TIFTAREA YMCA is holding a grand opening of its new outdoor walking track at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. The track complex behind the Y building on Carpenter Road includes a picnic pavilion, basketball court and outdoor fitness equipment. American Textile Co. gave a grant to the YMCA for the walking track.
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AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNIZES LISA PURSER
Curtis Akins of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce presents Lisa Purser with the Chamber's August Ambassador of the Month award during the Chamber's membership meeting on
, Aug. 20
. Lisa's enthusiasm is unmatched in her support of the Chamber of Commerce, Chamber officials said.
HANG ON! TICKETS GOING FAST
FOR FRANKIE VALLI / 'JERSEY BOYS' TRIBUTE BAND
"Let's Hang On!"
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
tribute group - is coming to
Thursday, Sept 17, and tickets
will be a
gala night of fine food, fine music and dancing
to the many hits from the iconic group that inspired the smash Broadway musical
"The Jersey Boys."
Sponsored by the Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation, the dinner and show at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center is the foundation's annual fundraiser for the public library, aiding the library in providing children's and community programming, and in providing materials and other programs.
The tickets are
for show only and dinner/show is
and may be purchase
online by Clicking Here!
For information, call 229-386-2237.
'SKIN OF OUR TEETH' AUDITIONS NEXT WEEK
Auditions for the Baldwin Players' fall production of "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder will be Aug. 25-26 at 6:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy takes a long look at what it means to be human. In this romp about t
he Antrobus family that spans all of human history -- from the dawn of the Ice Age to the not-so-distant future -- Wilder getsaudiences to laugh at humanity's strengths and weaknesses as a species.
The play takes place in a theatrical setting, where mankind faces the end of the world three times and still goes on by the "skin of our teeth."
Auditions are open to ABAC faculty, staff, and students, as well as the local community. No advanced preparation is needed. Auditions will be conducted by reading short passages from the play. There are five major roles available consisting of the Antrobus family: father, mother, daughter, and son,- along with the maid/housekeeper. There are several roles that are also available that can be played by either men or women.
Performances of "The Skin of Our Teeth" will be Oct. 29-31 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
Wonder What's Going On
in the Tiftarea?
...at a Glance
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
Volunteer Recruitment Fair,
4 p.m.-6 p.m., First
Presbyterian Church, Tifton
- Tift County High Blue Devils football vs. Henry County, 7:30 p.m., Brodie Field, Tifton
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
- Downtown Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Train Platform, Tifton
- Volunteer Recruitment Fair, 9 a.m.-Noon, First Presbyterian Church, Tifton
- Sumner Egg Festival chicken-que, 1-2 p.m. pick-up, Gibbs Pecan, Highway 82, Sumner
- "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" play, 7 p.m., Tift Theatre of the Performing Arts, Tifton
Janice Sizemore Odom Cagle, 71, Sylvester
Tonia Moreland, Ashburn
Flavel Holloway Tawzer, 91, Tifton
Edgar Gornto, 81, Adel
Mary Jackson, 82, Sparks
Linda Marie Hudson, 71, Tifton
Diana C. "Susie" Green, 53, Fitzgerald
Tara McWhorter Tucker, 42, Fitzgerald
Emergean Bryant, 75, Nashville
Joe Newbern, 72, Adel
Mamie L. Yown Pate, 86, Chula
Kimberly "Kym" Bernice Branch, 45, Chula
Louise Lupo Godwin, 96, Lenox
Elizabeth Tharpe Bass, 88, Tifton
Ortha Cole Bickling, 90, Bowen's Mill community, Ben Hill County
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