• A man reported Tuesday that someone broke into his storage unit located in the 3600 block of Highway 82 West and took a very large collection of NASCAR collectibles valued at $10,000, a large collection of antique toys valued at $4,000 and an assortment of what-nots and children’s books valued at $1,500.
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Quantavious Javante Carroll, 19, 100 Bridges St., Lot 20, Sylvester, was charged Tuesday with financial transaction card fraud.
TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Joseph Casey Banda, 30, 222 Belmont Ave., was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Jamie Jamaul Brown, 30, 2902 Brunswick Ave., was charged Tuesday with possession of schedule III drug (hydrocodone) with the intent to distribute, possession of schedule III drug (oxycodone) with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of schedule II drug (methadone) with the intent to distribute.
Frederick Lanier Carter, 46, 249 Mossy Oaks Drive, Sylvester, was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Jaoquinn Demonte Cunningham, 28, 2108 S. Park Ave., was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Jessica Edne Espinoza, 23, 255 W.B. Parks Road, Ty Ty, was charged Tuesday with theft by receiving stolen property and identity fraud/theft.
Mateo Feliceano, 46, 88 Turner Circle, Enigma, was charged Tuesday with speeding and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Terry Futch, 41, 188 Hartley Lane, Leesburg, was charged Tuesday with a probation violation.
Kiara Pocha Johnson, 23, 734 Duggan St., was charged Tuesday with speeding and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Demond Antonio Morris, 40, 3110 King Drive, was charged Tuesday with abandonment of dependent child support.
GEORGIA STATE PATROL
Maribel Viveros Bernal, 30, 106 Southside Drive, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license.
Brittany Marie Fogg, 20, 5023 Cougar Loop, Holiday, Fla., was charged Tuesday with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Gerardo Guerra-Ruiz, 45, 35 Hickory Springs Road, was charged Tuesday with DUI.
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Ocilla firefighter answers the call – at his own home
Captain Kenneth Hendley, with the Ocilla Fire Department, answered a call Tuesday afternoon, just as he's done hundreds of times before.
Couple robbed at gunpoint
Tifton police responded to an armed robbery at a local business on South Park Avenue Tuesday morning.
Woman robbed while child waits in car
A local woman was robbed early Wednesday morning by three males at her residence while her child was locked in the car.
Officers follow 'gut' – get the guy
A suspicious check Tuesday afternoon by Tifton police officers leads to a man’s arrest for burglary.
Georgia high school graduation rate increases
The graduation rate for the state's public high schools increased by nearly two percentage points over the previous year, state education officials said.
Hall of Fame? It's time, says AD
The idea of having an Athletic Hall of Fame at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center resulted in a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night’s Tift County Board of Education meeting.
Athletic Director Rusty Smith said he and others are proposing a Tift County Athletic Hall Fame. He said they travel to other schools that have a Hall of Fame, but Tift County doesn’t have one.
TCHS, CSE get just 'rewards'
Tift County High School and Charles Spencer Elementary School have been recognized as Title I Reward schools, announced Tammie Smith, director of federal programs, at Tuesday night’s Tift County Board of Education meeting.
According to Smith, this is part of Georgia’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. She informed board members that instead of having AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) status, now schools are classified as a reward, priority, focus or alert school.
Give back while you give to others
The United Way of South Central Georgia has many ways to raise funds to support its programs and provide assistance for local residents. But one of its newest ways is an online store, located on the organization's website at www.uway-socenga.org.
County tables dress ordinance until 2014
County commissioners met for their final meeting of the year Monday night, and agreed to table discussion of an appropriate dress ordinance. Discussion has been tabled previously, as commissioners have requested more time to study the matter before an ordinance is proposed.
Freedom Seekers turn out in Tifton
The cloudy weather didn’t keep bikers from coming out in large numbers Saturday morning to kick off the annual Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club’s Tifton Toy Run at Tifton Harley-Davidson.
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