Teacher Amy Whitley's first grade class at Annie Belle Clark Primary School wrapped up their study of three-dimensional shapes with a 3-D ornament project recently. Students selected two solid figures then chose to make two separate ornaments or combine the figures into one ornament. The first graders were encouraged to have fun and be creative. Ornaments made included Christmas trees, Santas, reindeer, elves and gifts.
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Carpenter Road church’s annual live nativity set for Dec. 13, 14
To experience the true meaning of Christmas, Carpenter Road Church of God will be presenting their real-life nativity drive-through again this year. This free event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14. The church is located at 40 Carpenter Road North.
Hometown Holidays: Where to go...What to do
• Tifton Heritage Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes, 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Glynn Hendricks Interiors, Advantage Realty, Traditions, At Home on 12th, Annie’s Place and Three Graces at the Lankford Manor. Tonight, tickets can be purchased at the Empire Salon. Homes include Mary Ann Myddleton at 502 W. 8thStreet, Mike and Aimi Rozier at 616 N. Ridge Avenue, Mary Ann Cox at 805 Murray Avenue, and Curt and Lindsey Majeski at 820 N. Park Avenue.
Discussion over DDA turns dark for City Council, mayor
A discussion about the structure of the Downtown Development Authority resulted in a heated debate between council members at Monday’s regular City Council meeting.
Juvenile reportedly threatens to burn down mother’s house
A juvenile was arrested Tuesday after threatening to burn down his mother’s house on South Park Avenue.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, officer Brian Shockley reported he spoke to a woman who lives in the 700 block of South Park Avenue. She informed him her son was burning papers in the ashtray inside of the residence. She told him to stop and he became angry.
Special Hearts chair will honor Shirley Millette
“One of my favorite things about the foundation is that every chair is totally different,” said Mike Brumby, executive director of the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, when discussing the launch of a new chair.
“It’s the year of the chair,” he commented during an interview at The Tifton Gazette office. Not only does the idea of a new chair interest Brumby, but how they come about is the fascinating part.
Doctor lured to killer’s home for sex
According to an affidavit used to obtain a search warrant for a computer, former Tiftonite Dr. Charles Mann III was lured to the home of Glenn Vincent Riggs II, 22, who is accused of killing him, for a sexual encounter.
Mathis named Tifton Employee of the Month for November
The city recognized Cindy Mathis with the Solid Waste Department as Employee of the Month for November at Monday’s City Council meeting
Keesee honored on final night as Tift City Council member
There were all smiles and tears Monday evening as Councilwoman Marianna Keesee took her seat for the last time at her final Tifton City Council meeting. She has served on the council, representing District 1, for eight years. She had announced in August that she would not seek re-election.
Updated healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews
Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
Black Friday turns blue nationally – locally ‘wonderful’
"It was a wonderful day."
Phil Perlis, with The Big Store in Tifton, said Black Friday was anything but for his store. After closing on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with their families, which Perlis said is a priority, he said the biggest shopping day of the year was a "good day to reconnect with people."
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