TIFTON — Georgia State Patrol’s Post 13 troopers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the USMC Reserve’s Toys for Tots program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tifton’s Walmart. Additionally, they will be conducting courtesy child seat checks. People may also bring new, unwrapped toys to the post at 3101 U.S. Highway 41 S. to place in the donation box before Dec. 11. All toys collected stay in the local community. For any questions, contact Trooper Sel Jenkins at 386-3333.
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Blue Devils host breast cancer awareness night, honor moms
“You’re cured.” Two simple words that can bring immeasurable relief to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Five young Tift County Blue Devil baseball players have found that two other words can bring solace when a loved one is suffering from cancer. Those words? “Play ball.”
The ribbon is cut – Jo-Ann’s finally open
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores' Tifton location has officially opened, with more than 100 people coming out Thursday morning for the grand opening.
Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges
The parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were being held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said.
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.
Leadership is key, no matter where you're going
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.
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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.
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