TIFTON — All around town Christmas is in the air. There will be many events coming up to celebrate the Christmas season. Look in Friday's paper for "A Storybook Christmas" to find the dates and times and more information on these upcoming events.
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LEOs and first responders honored at banquet
A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.
Gerhart named CIO
Robert Gerhart has been named Chief Information Officer at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, according to an announcement by ABAC President David Bridges.
Flexibility key for Worth’s Carlson
University of Georgia Extension agent Scott Carlson is a middleman of agricultural information. He brings the university to the people.
One day Carlson may be in a cornfield listening to a farmer’s questions about insect control. The next, Carlson is on the UGA Tifton Campus searching for answers from researchers in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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.
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.
- Special Olympics postponed
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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.
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