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.
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.
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.
Local law enforcement recently responded to several vehicle break-ins and damages and other incidents.
At a recent city meeting, the City Council, with a 3-2 vote, approved the resolution providing the Downtown Development Authority amendment to boundaries, appointment of board members and for other purposes.
Prior to voting, City Manager Larry Riner reminded the council that they had a couple of lengthy meetings regarding the boundaries of the DDA and the actual structure of the board itself. The council was provided with a boundary map, depicting the downtown development area.
The Tift Area HR/Employer Committee will sponsor a seminar on state and federal labor laws for employers. The seminar will be held May 16 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Tifton Career Center, 310 South Tift Ave. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
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.