UGA TIFTON MARKS 100th ANNIVERSARY
CENTENNIAL KICKS OFF; OUTDOOR PARTY SATURDAY
University of Georgia Tifton campus is
Tifton. What began as the
Coastal Plain Experiment Station has grown into a full-fledged
master's degrees and conducting cutting-edge
its nearly year-long
centennial celebration Tuesday
afternoon with speeches and a reception.
Catherine Tift Porter, a granddaughter of Capt. Henry H. Tift, who was instrumental in bringing
an experiment station to Tifton, helped celebrate Tuesday by blowing a ceremonial whistle. When the campus was established 100 years ago, a whistle was blown in downtown Tifton to let everyone know.
The celebration continues on Saturday when the community is invited to a free outdoor concert and lawn party on
the UGA Tifton front circle off Moore Highway.
Country music artists Keith Anderson and special guest James Otto will perform live, and the family-friendly event, beginning at 6 p.m., will include food and beverage vendors. Attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The intersections at Moore Highway and Rainwater Road, and Moore Highway and Davis Road will
be closed during the event Saturday, and Moore Highway will be closed in front of the UGA Tifton campus.
Parking will be available at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center located across the
railroad tracks off RDC Road. UGA Tifton will provide a shuttle service from the conference center to the concert area.
"This is a great moment for our campus," said Dr. Joe West, assistant dean. "To celebrate 100 years in Tifton, we wanted to give back to a community that has been so supportive of the work and research being done at UGA Tifton. We believe a fun night will be had by all."
Coastal Plain Experiment Station
May 3, 1919
was chosen as the location. The Tifton campus plans
the next eight-and-a-half months, culminating in a
May 3, 2019
ONE SUSPECT STILL SOUGHT IN ROBBERY-MURDER
suspects are now in custody, authorities are still seeking
Caleb Day, 21, charged in the armed robbery and shooting death of the Eldorado Food Mart owner three weeks ago, officials
A warrant has been issued for Caleb Day on charges of armed
robbery and felony murder. On
Monday morning, Alexis McCrary turned herself in to the Tift County Jail, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
McCrary, 21, is charged with armed robbery and party to the crime of felony murder.
Nathaniel Day, 21, is also charged with armed robbery and party to the crime of felony murder and is incarcerated at the Ben Hill County Jail on an unrelated charge of armed robbery, the GBI said.
FOOTBALL COACHES PREVIEW SEASON
Tift County High football coach Ashley Anders and Tiftarea Academy football coach Erik Soliday previewed their respective seasons at Thursday's Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.
The luncheon was sponsored by Commercial Banking Co. Pictured are, from left, Chamber Chairman Bill Marsh, Derek Sumner of Commercial Bank Tifton, Ashley Mock and Nikki Rodgers of Commercial Bank Valdosta, Anders, Soliday and Leslie Sumner and Morris Tankersley of Commercial Bank in Tifton.
Tifton First United
107 W 12th St., Tifton
Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a nursery worker. This is a part-time position
available after September 18.
Regular schedule is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays. Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. is optional.
The hourly rate is $10 per hour.
Applicants must be at least 21, meet background check for working with children, learn and enforce the Safe Sanctuary policy, and must be able to work with a wide range of people in a personable and friendly manner.
Interested persons should send a letter of application stating their experience, qualifications
and relevant information to:
FUMC Church Secretary
Re: Nursery Worker
107 W. 12th St.
Tifton, GA 31794
THE TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE
Dinner-Dance Fundraiser for the Public Library
Thursday, Sept. 13
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Get Your Tickets Today at the
Call 478-227-7126 for information
TIFT THEATRE PRESENTS COMEDY
The Tift Community Players is presenting the play "The
Savannah Sipping Society" at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The comedy is about four Southern women, all needing to escape their day-to-day routines, who are drawn together by fate -- and an impromptu happy hour -- and decide it's time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life.
The main roles are played by
Dottie Freeman, Judy Hutt, Pam Matt and
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
directs the play.
City of Tifton
TIFTON CHAPLAINS ATTEND TRAINING
Tifton Police Chaplains Craig Nalls, Willie Harvey and Ike Branch were among the 83 law
enforcement chaplains from across the state who attended the 15th Annual Georgia Association ofLaw Enforcement Chaplains Training Conference (GALEC) in Byron last week.
in association with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, provides training and support for chaplaincy programs in municipalities.
"GALEC is designed to enhance the skills and the abilities of the
chaplains to help them become more effective in their jurisdictions."
said Chaplain Leon Beeler, GALEC president.
Law enforcement instructors teach courses that include responding to a crisis, death notification, stress management, ethics, legal liabilities, traffic stops and DUI's, and officer-Involved Shootings.
Each course is designed to train and equip chaplains and to help them better understand and more effectively serve law enforcement personnel and first responders.
CHAMBER MEMBERS TOUR
AMERICAN TEXTILE DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Todd Brey and American Textile Co. recently hosted Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce members and staff for an industry tour of the company's new distribution center on Oakridge Church Road.
Tour attendees watched a short video about the company's history and success in Tifton before touring the state-of-the-art, 400,000-square-foot facility which ships the company's products across the United States and internationally.
The Chamber's Business & Education Workforce Committee schedules tours of local businesses quarterly.
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