Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tifton, Georgia
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation recognized renovations at UGA Tifton's H.H. Tift Building, seen in photo, and its Agricultural Research Building.
The H.H. Tift Building and Agricultural Research Building on the University of Georgia's Tifton campu s have received an Excellence in Rehabilitation award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation .

The awards were among 29 presented Friday recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during the organization's its 42nd annual Preservation Awards ceremony. Assistant Dean Joe West accepted the award on behalf of the campus.

Also receiving Excellence in Rehabilitation awards were the Coleman-Talley office building in Valdosta , the historic Thomasville Post Office , the New Albany Hotel and the Leesburg Train Depot.

Excellence in Rehabilitation recognizes projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features that convey its historic value .

The UGA and agricultural research buildings , constructed in 1922 and 1937 respectively, had suffered significant deterioration . The exteriors of each building were restored to the original designs. The existing brick and stucco were repaired and cleaned. The wood windows of the Tift Building and steel windows of the Agricultural Research Building were restored and reglazed . Original features such as beadboard ceilings and wainscoting were also preserved .

Kehoe Iron Works in Savannah received the Georgia Trust's Marguerite Williams Award for the project with the greatest impact on preservation in the state.

Tift County High School teacher Mike Beeman ran his 42nd consecutive Boston Marathon on Monday , ranking fifth in consecutive runs among active runners.

Beeman is pictured with his daughter, Melanie (TCHS class of 2014 ) who accompanied him on the trip.

He was one of more than 30,000 participants in this year's marathon, which was punctuated with intermittent rain showers.

The all-time Boston Marathon record for finishes is held by marathon legend Johnny Kelley with 58 .

Kelley competed in the Olympic games in 1936, 1940 and 1944 , and
was 84 years old when he ran his final Boston Marathon in 1992 .
Vocalist and trumpeter Byron Stripling will take the stage at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Thursday, April 18 , in the final performance of the year for the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series .

The artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra , Stripling will perform with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium . The event caps off the day-long ABAC Jazz Festival which features 11 high school jazz bands.

Stripling gained fame with the Count Basie Orchestra . He has played and recorded with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson and Buck Clayton as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band

Performing arts series season-ticket holders are asked to be seated by 6:45 p.m. for the performance. A limited number of tickets to the performance are available at  www.purplepass.com/ABAC or by calling 229-391-4895 .
Keep Tift Beautiful is recognizing John and Kathy Reinhardt's residence at 1018 College Ave. N. for the r esidential Beauty Spot of the Month . Olive Garden restaurant at 1208 U.S. Highway 82 is the month's commercial Beauty Spot .
Several members of the Tifton Gideons Camp met last week with the leadership team of Tifton's new SpringHill Suites by Marriott for a ceremony consecrating the Bibles that have been placed in the hotel's rooms .

Dr. Robert Lynch offered prayer over each Bible following a brief history of the partnership between Gideons and local hotels , and examples of how Bibles placed in hotel rooms have transformed lives and even caused people with suicidal intent to choose life instead.

Gideons International began in 1898 when two men were asked to share a hotel room in Boscobel, Wis. , and one man explained that he had promised his late mother that he would read the Bible every day. The other man joined in with the evening devotions .

In 1908 , the first hotel to have a Gideon-placed Bible in every room was dedicated and since then it has been the group's mission to offer every hotel free Bibles for each room . Funds for the Bibles are provided by gifts from local churches and individuals who support the ministry .
Members of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) traveled to Kansas City, Mo. , recently and competed in a national marketing competition.

More than 30 student NAMA chapters from across the nation participated in the preliminary round of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s annual conference and trade show.  ABAC was one of only 12 teams to advance to the semifinal round.

The ABAC team consisted of eight students involved with this year’s project, marketing Breezy Bovine , a mobile, solar-powered cooling unit that utilizes fans to cool cattle on feedlots in a more productive way. The team spent several months conducting market research, writing the marketing plan and developing a presentation.

The NAMA team from ABAC included (first row, pictured from left) Advisor Dr. John Lai , Taylor Mock, Loren Lindler , Dr. Audrey Luke-Morgan , advisor; (second row): Audrey McGee, Lauren Braddy, Jennifer Mizell, Gabrielle Ius ; (third row): David Cheek, Branson Beasley .
The local  "SELF"  organization –  "Seniors Enjoying Life Forever"  – will hold its  monthly dance  on  Friday, April 19 .

Doors open at  6 p.m.  at Tifton's  Leroy Rogers Senior Center  on Second Street. All participants are asked to bring a  food dish . Dinner is at  7 p.m. , and dancing begins at  8 p.m. with the Fred Hand Band .

For information , contact  dashers@windstream.net
The 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 25 , at the University of Georgia Tifton campus.

The conference’s morning session begins at 8 a.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center . The afternoon session starts at 1 p.m. at the turfgrass plots in the center of campus and feature presentations from UGA faculty who specialize in turfgrass breeding.

Information presented during the conference will highlight the latest trends in turfgrass breeding, says Brian Schwartz , turfgrass breeder at UGA Tifton. A key issue right now is cost efficiency , he says.

“In the past, the prettiest turf with the most input was fine, but now people are really leaning towards an acceptable turf with little to no input ,” he said. “A grass doesn’t need to be the most beautiful thing if people don’t have to do much to it.”

Schwartz will speak about UGA’s efforts to develop the right hybrids for homeowners , golf course superintendents and sports field managers . He will also discuss the progress on creating a more resilient zoysia grass .

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