TIFTON — The Tift County Schools Parent Involvement Program recently hosted a countywide parent meeting at Northside Primary School to introduce parents of kindergartners through third graders to the New Common Core Standards for Math in the state of Georgia. Tift County math coaches Amanda Bullington, Kimberly Halbruner, Debra Rodgers, Karen Sumner and Judy Williams presented an overview of the math standards for grades K-3 and shared ways that parents can help at home.
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Work begins on Carpenter Road
Those orange barrels lining Carpenter Road are a sign that construction is starting on the long-awaited $10.1 million Georgia Department of Transportation widening and reconstruction project.
Right of way clearing has already begun near Davis Road, which is the north end of the project. Next week contractor Reames and Son Construction Co. Inc. of Valdosta plans to start installing drain pipe starting from the south end of the project, U.S. 82/state Route 520.
Day of prayer for schools Aug. 2
The first day of school for local students is Aug. 7, and before returning, Kenyatta Belton will hold her fifth annual Day of Prayer from 9:30 to 10 a.m Aug. 2 to pray for all Tift County schools.
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Mims Kids holds annual Stay in School Rally
Approximately 300 locals attended the third annual Stay in School Rally Saturday afternoon at the Tift County Recreation Department. Mims Kids Inc. hosted the event in partnership with the TCRD.
No fingerprints on gun license renewals
The new Weapons Carry Law provides that fingerprint-based background checks shall not be required for applicants seeking renewal of Georgia Weapons Carry licenses if application is made less than 90 days prior to expiration or within 30 days after expiration date," says Tift County Probate Court Judge Suzanne Carter Johnson.
Weapons Carry licenses must be issued in Tift County in order to be renewed in Tift County, without the fingerprint-based background check, she added.
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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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
South Georgia farmers hope Satsuma oranges produce sweet results
A popular citrus crop commonly grown by homeowners has become a highly sought after commodity for some south Georgia farmers. And one University of Georgia Extension agent believes Satsuma oranges will soon be a valuable crop.
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