The second annual Breathe Run & Family Fun Day will be held March 16 at Heritage Church in Moultrie, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The run will benefit Breathe Ministry at the church, which works with special needs children and adults from all over South Georgia. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase a handicap-accessible van for use by Breathe.
Local teachers will not be furloughed for the day they missed in January when freezing temperatures caused Tift County schools to close.
Superintendent Patrick Atwater informed Tift County Board of Education members during Tuesday night’s work session that the state board of education did approve a waiver for school systems not to make up the instructional days lost due to inclement weather.
Local law enforcement responded to several incidents this week, including many burglaries.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, a couple told police Wednesday afternoon their home had been burglarized. They could not give a specific date or time, but the wife said she noticed her Samsung Blu-ray was missing from their home Monday.
Herbert Benson has qualified as a candidate for the position of State Court Judge for Tift County.
Benson filed his “Notice of Candidacy” for this position during the qualifying period which began Monday. The incumbent Tift State Court Judge, Larry Mims announced Jan. 9 that he would not seek re-election to the position that he has held since August 2000.
Georgia’s peach crop will benefit from the cooler-than-normal winter. While temperatures have already hovered near or below freezing throughout the state on numerous nights this year, peach trees are thriving with their needed cooling hours.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Johnny Terrell read a proclamation for recipients of the Purple Heart Medal, designating the city of Tifton as a Purple Heart City. Mayor Jamie Cater was absent due to illness.
“The people of the city of Tifton have great admiration and utmost gratitude for all men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces,” he read.
Military veterans in and around the 12th District areas are invited next week through March 6-8 for a special service session at the Tifton American Legion Post 21.
Tifton police officer Jason Waite was recognized as Employee of the Month for February at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.
A Cook County man was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of forgery in the fourth degree, as well as deposit account fraud.