TIFTON — Eighth graders at Tiftarea Academy recently participated in an Act of Random Kindness (ARK) which involved collecting items needed for the Georgia Baptist Children's Home in Baxley. Any student from the school could contribute items or money. In addition to boxes full of needed items, our group gave a donation of $520 to the activities fund for the children. On the way home from a field trip to Savannah, the eighth graders delivered the donated items to the home. The students were able to tour the facility and have made plans for a return trip to the home.
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As part of Administrative Professionals Week, the Tiftarea Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals hosted an Administrative Professionals Day luncheon Wednesday at the Tift Regional Medical Center Community Event Center at the Tiftarea YMCA. The event was jointly sponsored by The Tifton Gazette.
Cotton irrigation app helps farmers manage water usage
A new smartphone app developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers will help cotton farmers in their states save one of nature’s most precious resources —water.
George Vellidis, a scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an expert in precision agriculture and water resources management, developed the app to help cotton growers irrigate their crops based on local conditions.
TRMC computer system upgrade ‘monumental’
On April 28, Tift Regional Health System will go live with a new computer system at Tift Regional Medical Center, the TRMC West Campus and Cook Medical Center, which hospital officials say in the long term will help improve efficiency and enhance patient care. There will be a period of transition which may slow work flow, and TRHS is asking for patience.
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Relay for Life this Friday in Tifton
At Relay for Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much, according to Relay for Life.
The public can get involved locally by attending the Relay for Life of Tift County, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday at the E.B. Hamilton Complex and Optimist Park with the opening ceremony. A survivor reception will be held at 6 p.m. at the pavilion.
Senior community looks to expand
The senior community West Haven Senior Village is looking to expand. Joseph Carter with West Haven, along with Mandy Young with Affordable Equity Partners, did a brief presentation on the senior village at a recent City Council meeting.
Disabled artists exhibit begins May 1 at Georgia Museum of Agriculture
Fifty works of art crafted by artisans with disabilities will be on display at the Gallery at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College beginning May 1. Museum Assistant Director and Curator Polly Huff said the exhibit includes paintings, photographs, woodcarving, clay pottery, mosaics, textiles and other works.
Stolen debit card returned
Local law enforcement recently responded to several vehicle break-ins and damages and other incidents.
Council disagrees on DDA borders
At a recent city meeting, the City Council, with a 3-2 vote, approved the resolution providing the Downtown Development Authority amendment to boundaries, appointment of board members and for other purposes.
Prior to voting, City Manager Larry Riner reminded the council that they had a couple of lengthy meetings regarding the boundaries of the DDA and the actual structure of the board itself. The council was provided with a boundary map, depicting the downtown development area.
Employer seminar on labor laws to be held in Tifton
The Tift Area HR/Employer Committee will sponsor a seminar on state and federal labor laws for employers. The seminar will be held May 16 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Tifton Career Center, 310 South Tift Ave. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
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