TIFTON — On Tuesday, Republican candidate Suzanne Carter Johnson (incumbent) was elected to her third term as Tift County Probate Court Judge over Democratic candidate Tyrone "Ty" Taylor. The unofficial and incomplete election summary report, which was provided to The Gazette sometime after 10 p.m., shows that Johnson garnered 9,291 votes (70.83 percent) while Taylor had 3,823 votes (29.15 percent).
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Give back while you give to others
The United Way of South Central Georgia has many ways to raise funds to support its programs and provide assistance for local residents. But one of its newest ways is an online store, located on the organization's website at www.uway-socenga.org.
Freedom Seekers turn out in Tifton
The cloudy weather didn’t keep bikers from coming out in large numbers Saturday morning to kick off the annual Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club’s Tifton Toy Run at Tifton Harley-Davidson.
County tables dress ordinance until 2014
County commissioners met for their final meeting of the year Monday night, and agreed to table discussion of an appropriate dress ordinance. Discussion has been tabled previously, as commissioners have requested more time to study the matter before an ordinance is proposed.
TCHS, CSE get just 'rewards'
Tift County High School and Charles Spencer Elementary School have been recognized as Title I Reward schools, announced Tammie Smith, director of federal programs, at Tuesday night’s Tift County Board of Education meeting.
According to Smith, this is part of Georgia’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. She informed board members that instead of having AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) status, now schools are classified as a reward, priority, focus or alert school.
Tifton native hopes to be Home Free during ‘Sing-Off’
Returning Monday night for a fourth season is NBC’s a cappella singing competition, “The Sing-Off,” which will feature Tifton native Austin Brown.
Performing with the group Home Free, 27-year-old Brown says he couldn’t ask for more or be more excited to have been given the opportunity to compete on the show.
“There’s no other platform like this for a group like Home Free,” he told The Tifton Gazette in a phone interview.
- Rain does not damper annual Christmas parade
Get Affordable Care answers at free event
Confused by the Affordable Healthcare Act? Many people are. But you can get answers this weekend at a free community lunch, to be held at Tift Regional Community Events Center.
Wrong way flight leads to arrest
A Tifton woman was arrested Wednesday after she fled from a deputy when driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Trees headed to troops in time for the holidays
The first pickup of Christmas trees at the Brumby and White Christmas Tree Farm Thursday morning for the Trees for Troops program was a success as volunteers helped cut, bale, tag and load the trees to be delivered to designated pickup points throughout the area.
Pastors pen book they claim will 'blow the lid off America'
Doerun, Ga., population 368, nestled in a conservative county in one of the most conservative states in the country, is not a place one would expect to produce a new viewpoint in America’s homosexual debate.
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