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Kevin Rashad Dumas, 20, 1309 Brookvale Ave., was charged Tuesday with loitering or prowling.
Christina Nicole Franks, 29, 605 Kinard Bridge Road, Lenox, was charged Monday with possession of schedule III drug diazepam and drugs to be kept in the original container violation.
Shelby Danielle Garren, 19, 1004 James Ave., was charged Tuesday with theft by taking.
Phillip Anthony Gibbs, 42, 168 Salem Church Road, was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Tina Louisa Horner, 40, 324 1/2 W. 11th St., was charged Tuesday with loitering or prowling and public drunkenness.
Recardo Reshaun Nunn, 21, 1705 Bell St., was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Tammy Diane Paul, 42, 4720 Old Union Road, was charged Tuesday with prostitution.
Eric Donell Redding, 27, was charged Tuesday with aggressive begging.
James Bernard Richardson, 44, 3217 Habersham Road, Albany, was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Valerie Grace Tolbert, 49, 3203 Davis Road, was charged Tuesday with driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding.
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Robert Warren McKinney, 45, 710 Alder St., Ocilla, was charged Tuesday with DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and weaving over roadway.
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Officers seek suspect after shooting Sunday night
A shooting Sunday night in Fitzgerald following a fight resulted in the injury of a 14-year-old female. Police are looking for a Wilcox County man in connection to the crime.
FBI releases more Alapaha bank robbery images
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released the following statement and images today:
Bank Surveillance photos are now being provided of two armed and dangerous bank robbers in the March 7 robbery of the Bank of Alapaha in Alapaha. For correction/clarification, the one individual clearly is brandishing a long weapon, possibly a shotgun.
Legendary story to be told Sunday in Story Quilts exhibit
The powerful life story of a Savannah man will be told March 16 in front of an enormous quilted textile depicting his inspiring approach to overcoming challenges.
To be told in the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, the story of Waddie Welcome “is a Savannah legend, told and retold connecting people to the vision of a beloved community,” said Beth Mount, who created the quilt.
Mount will be in the museum for the event. Telling the story will be Tom Kohler, executive director of Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy.
Bank in Alapaha robbed
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as local law enforcement are looking for suspects after a bank robbery in Alapaha Friday morning.
MTC: $26 million impact in region
How much does the area served by Moultrie Technical College benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college?
According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, it adds up to $26,095,668.
Scholarship recipients announced
Georgia Cotton Women has announced the recipients of the John and Connie Mobley Memorial Scholarship and the Georgia Cotton Women Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
Barr to run for school board post
Another local has thrown his hat in the ring for the District 4 seat on the Tift County Board of Education, which is currently being held by board member Rita Griffin, who will not seek re-election.
Keith Barr told The Tifton Gazette during an interview Monday that he decided to run because he has a unique perspective of Tift County schools every night around the dinner table due to his three children (a sophomore, eighth grader and third grader) being in the local school system and his wife, who is a teacher.
Poverty simulation coming to Tift County
The Tift County Board of Education discussed several topics during a lengthy work session March 4.
Superintendent Patrick Atwater discussed presenting a poverty simulation in partnership with the University of Georgia. He explained this will be something similar to the Teen Maze, which is a project presented each year by the Tift County Commission on Children & Youth at the Northeast Campus of Tift County High School. He said he read about the poverty simulation, which was offered by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in a county where the poverty level is similar to Tift County’s.
Volunteers help with successful ‘Street’ cleanup
Tift County Commissioner Melissa Chevers’ “One Street At A Time” cleanup was once again a success with several volunteers coming out Saturday morning to pick up trash.
The cleanup started at the corner of Highway 41 South and Southern Avenue. Volunteers also picked up trash on Golden Road.
Season of Quilts at Georgia Museum of Agriculture
It’s a quilters’ paradise at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College over the next eight weeks as the Season of Quilts continues with unique events sure to whet the appetite of quilters from across the globe.
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