TIFTON — Students in teacher Schonda Sailer’s seventh grade science classes at Eighth Street Middle School (ESMS) have been learning about human body systems recently. Using a deer heart donated by ESMS student Travis Harper, students got a close look at the heart and its systems Nov. 5. As Sailer dissected the heart, she questioned students about the circulatory system, the heart’s function, the four chambers of the heart, and the flow of blood. After the dissection was finished, students wrote a science journal entry about what they learned. Student Wells Scott said, "Viewing a real heart made it easy to see how it worked and where the chambers were located.” Pictured, left to right are ESMS student Adriel Ponce, Sailer and Scott.
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Tifton native hopes to be Home Free during ‘Sing-Off’
Returning Monday night for a fourth season is NBC’s a cappella singing competition, “The Sing-Off,” which will feature Tifton native Austin Brown.
Performing with the group Home Free, 27-year-old Brown says he couldn’t ask for more or be more excited to have been given the opportunity to compete on the show.
“There’s no other platform like this for a group like Home Free,” he told The Tifton Gazette in a phone interview.
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Get Affordable Care answers at free event
Confused by the Affordable Healthcare Act? Many people are. But you can get answers this weekend at a free community lunch, to be held at Tift Regional Community Events Center.
Wrong way flight leads to arrest
A Tifton woman was arrested Wednesday after she fled from a deputy when driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Trees headed to troops in time for the holidays
The first pickup of Christmas trees at the Brumby and White Christmas Tree Farm Thursday morning for the Trees for Troops program was a success as volunteers helped cut, bale, tag and load the trees to be delivered to designated pickup points throughout the area.
Pastors pen book they claim will 'blow the lid off America'
Doerun, Ga., population 368, nestled in a conservative county in one of the most conservative states in the country, is not a place one would expect to produce a new viewpoint in America’s homosexual debate.
Inspirational Sycamore man with rare disorder earns college degree
A Sycamore man with a very rare disorder and who has become an inspiration to those who know him has earned a college degree from DeVry University at the age of 63.
Juvenile reportedly threatens to burn down mother’s house
A juvenile was arrested Tuesday after threatening to burn down his mother’s house on South Park Avenue.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, officer Brian Shockley reported he spoke to a woman who lives in the 700 block of South Park Avenue. She informed him her son was burning papers in the ashtray inside of the residence. She told him to stop and he became angry.
Special Hearts chair will honor Shirley Millette
“One of my favorite things about the foundation is that every chair is totally different,” said Mike Brumby, executive director of the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, when discussing the launch of a new chair.
“It’s the year of the chair,” he commented during an interview at The Tifton Gazette office. Not only does the idea of a new chair interest Brumby, but how they come about is the fascinating part.
Carpenter Road church’s annual live nativity set for Dec. 13, 14
To experience the true meaning of Christmas, Carpenter Road Church of God will be presenting their real-life nativity drive-through again this year. This free event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14. The church is located at 40 Carpenter Road North.
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