NOV. 11, 2016
TIFTON HONORS VETERANS TODAY
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT 11 A.M. DOWNTOWN
City of Tifton holds its annual
Veterans Day ceremony at
11 a.m. today (Friday, Nov. 11) in
Veterans Park in
Downtown Tifton. Dr.
David Bridges, president of
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will be the keynote speaker.
ABAC has a multifaceted
Veterans Initiative underway, and Bridges recently opened the
Freedom Gallery at the college honoring alumni who served in the military.
Veterans Day ceremony, local singer
Brenda Saunders will perform the
National Anthem and
"God Bless the USA," and
Megan DuBose will perform
Tift County Sheriff's Honor Guard will post the colors during the ceremony.
Veterans Day has its beginnings in
World War I; on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of
armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the
Allied nations and
Germany during that conflict.
Armistice Day beginning the following year,
Nov. 11 became a legal federal holiday in the
United States in
1938. In the aftermath of
World War II and the
Korean War, Armistice Day became
Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American
veterans of all wars.
TIFT FOLLOWS GA
TRUMP GETS HIGHER PERCENTAGE IN TIFT THAN IN GA
Tift County followed the state in its voting on
Tuesday, although President-Elect
Donald J. Trump received a
larger percentage of the vote in
Tift than he did
statewide, according to unofficial returns from the
Ga. Secretary of State's Office.
got 9,565 votes, or
; he won
of the vote.
Hillary Clinton received 4,322 votes in
Tift County (
30.59 percent), and
45.83 percent of the votes
Gary Johnson got 244 votes (
1.73 percent) in
3.06 percent statewide.
Tift County also followed along with statewide voting in
Amendment No. 1 which would have created
Opportunity School Districts for failing schools. The proposal was
defeated 62.43 percent to 37.57 percent in
defeated 59.95 percent to 40.05 percent throughout
other three amendments were
OK'd both in Tift and statewide.
Clay Pate was elected
Tift County Superior Court clerk with
9,564 votes to
4,094 for Democrat
Gail Taylor Drayton.
incumbents re-elected included U.S. Sen.
Johnny Isakson (54.86 percent statewide); U.S. Rep.
Austin Scott (67.73 percent district-wide); and state Sen.
Greg Kirk (72.1 percent district-wide).
voted out of
19,040 registered voters, or a
75.05 percent turnout.
76.25 percent, or nearly
4.2 million ballots cast.
MAN ROBS TIFTON BANK,
after 1 p.m. Wednesday
, what is being described as a
200 John Howard Way near the Post Office in
, authorities said.
The man did not attempt to hide his face. He approached a
teller, and brandished a note requesting money. After getting cash, he walked out of the bank and then apparently left on foot.
Police described him as white, probably in his 30s, tall, thin, with a "five o'clock shadow," wearing a Columbia jacket, plaid button-up shirt, slacks and brown dress shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact
Tifton Police at
Dec. 3, Downtown Tifton
Parade ~ 5 p.m.
Join Us for Downtown Tifton
Christmas Open House
5 p.m.~9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1
Tifton Merchants Association's
Annual Members and Partners Appreciation Breakfast on
, several local individuals were
- Tifton Merchants Association (TMA) Developer of the Year ~ Harold Harper Sr., Harper Enterprises
- TMA Lifetime Achievement ~ Jack Stone, Western Auto/True Value
- TMA Outstanding Corporate Sponsor ~ Ameris Bank
- TMA Ambassador of the Year ~ Amanda Brack, Quality Employment Services
- TMA Volunteer of the Year ~ Mary Glynn Hendricks, The Floor Shoppe at Glynn Hendricks Interiors
- TMA Outstanding Support & Contribution to Tifton Small Businesses ~ Dave Hetzel, retired
The breakfast meeting was hosted by the TMA and the Tifton-Tift County Main Street Program.
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511 West 7th Street
THIRD GRADERS LEARN ABOUT ELECTION
Annie Belle Clark Primary School third-graders held a mock election on election day Tuesday.
All the students brought their ID cards to the voting precinct (cafeteria). They then "cast their vote" electronically on laptops set up on the stage.
Students have been learning about the election process and qualifications to run for president. They made campaign signs -- and even the "candidates" paid a visit on election day.
Thursday, November 24
BJ's at Springhill is OPEN to the PUBLIC!
A fabulous Thanksgiving Day menu will include:
Roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, baked ham, sweet potato soufflé, baby butter beans, cream corn, macaroni and cheese, roast beef, rice pilaf, green beans, asparagus, Celebration salad, broccoli salad, pasta salad, 24-hour fruit salad, pimento cheese, crackers and croissants, marinated vegetable salad, rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, caramel cake, coconut cake, mile-high chocolate pie, 12-layer chocolate cake, and much more. Tea and coffee are included.
$12 per person. Children 5 and under are free.
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are
Text BJ at
229-392-2913 for reservations
and for takeout orders.
Happy Thanksgiving from our team
and your family!
"Where Everyone is Welcome!"
5 E. Springhill Road, Tifton
NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM COMES TO AGRICULTURE MUSEUM NOV. 19
Iron Horse Singers and Dancers will offer a program of
native American Indian songs and dances from
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the
Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Native American tour company, will be back for a fifth visit to the museum. The company travels the United States conducting reenactments, providing demonstrations, hosting campouts and spotlighting
The Iron Horse Singers and Dancers, who perform in native American regalia.
Museum visitors during the event may explore native American culture through viewing GoNativeNow's encampment. They will see a comparison between Eastern and Western tribes from both the male and female perspective. Little Big Mountain and Laura Alcorn will take guests on a journey through time from primitive lifestyles through the 1880s.
For information, contact the museum at
SALVATION ARMY STARTING
'RED KETTLE' SEASON
office is holding its seasonal
Red Kettle Kick Off
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov 12,
During the holiday season, the Salvation Army's red kettles are a usual sight outside stores and areas where folks gather. This year's local goal is $30,000 in donations.
Volunteers are still needed. Call 229-386-1503 to get involved.
TIFTON-TIFT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTING
612 Tift Ave., Tifton
Monday, Nov. 7
EASTER SEALS OFFERS SOME PAST
OFFICIAL TIFTON CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Easter Seals of Southern Georgia are offering some of its collectable "Official City of Tifton Christmas Ornaments" produced during past years.
Beginning in 2005, Easter Seals created the annual ornaments of local Tifton icons to help Easter Seals support the Solutions Day Program in Tifton and the Hazel Marchant Home for Women, a regional group home for young women with developmental disabilities.
A limited number of these past ornaments are available for purchase for $20 each. Proceeds will help Easter Seals expand its local day program for young adults with disabilities who are graduating from the Tift County special education program.
Call 229-439-7061 for details.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 11
- Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m., Veterans Park, Downtown Tifton
- Tift County High Blue Devils football @ North Cobb High School (playoffs), 7:30 p.m., Kennesaw
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
- Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
- Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff, 10 a.m., Hobby Lobby, U.S. Highway 82 W., Tifton
Fred Fletcher, 87, Sparks
Willester R. Guirado, 76, Fitzgerald
Rosie Macon, 93, Poulan
Terry Gravitt, 62, Enigma
Luneal "Nell" Harper, 65, Nashville
Anne B. Hudson, 89, Ocilla
John A. Vaughn, 77, Waycross
J. Foster Goolsby, 94, Fitzgerald
Kathryn "Kathy" Anne Dean, 54, Tifton
ErmaLean Walker Claunch, 79, Tifton
Emma Dell Hendley Brooks, 80, Nashville
Rosa Lee Chambers Luke, 87, Tifton
Doris Browning Swinson Garrison, 87, Adel
Pamela Prentice, 63, Tifton
Ronnie Harold Phillips, 60, Fitzgerald
Robert "Bob" Franklin DeVore Sr., 76, Ocilla
Kathy Daughtrey, 63, Lenox
Barbara Johnson, 56, Lenox
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