TIFTON — Eighth Street Middle School student Blake Becton, 14, was shocked Tuesday morning to see his parents and representatives Wes Hunter and Erik Lobzun with Woodmen of the World standing in the front office to present him with the American History Award. ESMS student Whit Carpenter received the award last year. Lobzun said it is presented each year. He stated, “We like to recognize excellence in the community.” Hunter said Becton’s dedication and hard work earned him the award. Pictured from left are Lobzun; Hunter; Becton’s father, Hayward; Becton with his award; Becton’s mother, Cynthia; and Reginald Phillips, who is currently serving as principal at ESMS.
Southeastern Federal Credit Union to merge with Nashville Credit Union
The Board of Directors at Southeastern Federal Credit Union and Nashville Credit Union announced Wednesday their intent to merge the two Georgia-based credit unions. The combined partnership will provide a broader array of financial products, services and technology to Nashville Credit Union members and expand Southeastern Federal Credit Union’s member base.
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South Georgia Banking Company adds Tifton native Cutts
South Georgia Banking Company announces the addition of Chris Cutts as a vice-president at the bank’s Tift Avenue location in Tifton. Cutts, a Tifton native, brings both business and banking experience to his new position.
McNeil takes position at Southern Care
Celeste McNeil has been named Community Relations Director at Southern Care Assisted Living of Tifton, one of the region’s premier senior communities and its only licensed assisted living facility.
McNeil, of Ty Ty, has deep roots in the community. She has served as Membership Coordinator for the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and as Sales and Marketing Director for the Tiftarea YMCA.
Sayles named facility administrator at Southern Care Assisted Living
Frank Sayles Jr., has been named facility administrator of Southern Care Assisted Living of Tifton, one of the region’s premiere senior communities and only licensed assisted living facility.
South Georgia Banking Company announces addition of Rice
South Georgia Banking Company announces the addition of Mike Rice at their Ashburn branch. A veteran bank lender and Turner County native, Rice’s experience is in commercial and agriculture lending as well as consumer lending.
Georgia-Pacific to close its Doraville plant
Georgia-Pacific says it plans to permanently close a corrugated packaging plant in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville.
New gender options for Facebook users
With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and Genderqueer.
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