TIFTON — You can join the Tift County Animal Shelter at Tractor Supply Company on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a pet adoption event. There will be at least four dogs and two cats available for on-the-spot adoption. The homeless pets will be current on vaccinations and will already be spayed or neutered, which will enable them to go home with their new family immediately. Adoption fees cover the vaccinations and the spay/neuter procedures and are only $65 for dogs, and $55 for cats. Emma (top) and Blacky (right) are two of the pets which will be available at the adoption event. Local animal lovers’ favorite Save Our Pets t-shirts will also be available that day for $10. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts go to support Tift County’s spay and neuter assistance program.
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Investigation ongoing in Sylvester shooting
Eight teens were injured early Saturday morning following a shooting at a party, where approximately 100 people were present.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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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