TIFTON — Benjamin Holland, 33, of Ty Ty, was killed mid-afternoon Monday when the motorcycle he was driving collided into the trailer of a large Omega Gin Company truck on William Gibbs Road in front of Unity Baptist Church. No definite information about how the wreck happened was available from the Georgia State Patrol before press time, but it appeared that the truck was attempting to turn into a field road were there were two modules of cotton when the collision occurred. A bystander picked up an envelope in the ditch near the wreck scene that had 2007 Kawasaki written on it. Tift County Coroner Steve Wood was on the scene.
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Internship offers ‘life-changing’ experience for local students
A six-week internship program with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is having a life-changing impact on high school students statewide.
Nikki Vellidis, a rising senior at Tift County High School, admits to being surprised by the information she was able to learn during her second year in the Young Scholars Program.
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Teen struck by vehicle Saturday
A 17-year-old male reported to Tifton police that he was struck by a vehicle over the weekend.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, Sgt. Toni Gann reported Sunday morning that she was sent to the emergency room at Tift Regional Medical Center in reference to a subject being struck by a vehicle.
Woods wins runoff for state super – pending another recount
The official results are in – Richard Woods is the Republican candidate for Georgia schools superintendent.
Unless his opponent requests another recount.
Trail 37: Sipping wine at Still Pond and Horse Creek
Along Georgia Grown Trail 37, you’ll find a mix of businesses both old and new, from family farms that have been running for more than a century to businesses that have been running for a decade or two.
You’ll also find businesses old and new reinventing themselves, whether it’s planting new produce or starting new industries.
- You can still help Stuff the Bus with school supplies
- Theme for annual Hometown Christmas celebration chosen
Investigation ongoing in Sylvester shooting
Eight teens were injured early Saturday morning following a shooting at a party, where approximately 100 people were present.
- Work continues at the Myon
Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia
Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.
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