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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Don’t return that voter card – it’s a scam
With the deadline to register looming, scammers are seeking to take advantage of voters looking to beat the April 21 cutoff.
A local woman called The Gazette office Thursday afternoon to report she received a card in the mail that appeared to be from the office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The card informed her that her voter registration had expired and she needed to fill out the requested information and return the card, or she would be ineligible to vote in the upcoming election. The card asked for her Social Security number, driver's license number and other personal information.
TRMC announces first use of miniature cardiac monitor
Tift Regional Medical Center announced Thursday that it is one of the first hospitals in Georgia to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available.
Beckham named to Bar advisory council
Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce Communications Director Chris Beckham has been appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council of the State Bar of Georgia. Nominated by Tifton Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Render Heard, Beckham is one of 17 Georgia community leaders from outside the legal profession who were appointed to the council for 2014.
Museum to offer summer camps for kids
Children from four to 11 years old can explore southern Georgia’s rich history and natural resources through hands-on activities, games, and crafts this summer at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Special Olympics Friday
The community is invited to join in the "Olympic spirit" Friday morning to cheer on this year's local athletes of the Tift County Special Olympics. This annual event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eighth Street Middle School track. However, in case of inclement weather, the rain date is May 2.
Benefit cookout to be held in Omega
South Georgia Banking Company's Omega branch is hosting a cookout fundraiser during lunch Friday to benefit Tift County's Relay for Life.
Jane Justice, assistant vice president, said lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank, located at 5515 Alabama Ave. in Omega. The price will be $5 for a hamburger and chips or two hot dogs and chips, $1 for a canned drink and $1 for homemade goodies for dessert.
Accident claims life, driver arrested
A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian early Friday morning resulted in a local man's death.
According to a motor vehicle accident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, shortly after 8 a.m., a female witness said she was eastbound in the right lane on U.S. Highway 82 behind a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which was being driven by 26-year-old Riley Jake Hulsey of Alapaha, when they stopped for a red light at U.S. Highway 41 (South Main Street).
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