• A student at Charles Spencer Elementary School was suspended from school for five days after he was caught with three Blazer 9mm bullets in his backpack Wednesday. The report states that the student told school officials that he found the bullets at the bus stop and picked them up.
TIFTON POLICE DEPT.
Amber Brittany Camp, 25, 1106 S. Park Ave., was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.
Antonio Joel Dennis, 17, 710-B E. Fourth St., was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.
Peter Derose, 44, 2092 Oslo Court, Vineland, N.J., was charged Thursday with public intoxication.
Justin Martinez Horton, 23, 2302 S. College Ave., was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.
Shannon Shydia Murray, 22. 17 Clint Circle, was charged Thursday with six counts of cruelty to animals.
Antoine Demetrius Myers, 41, 710 Park Ave. S., was charged Thursday with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Eric Donell Redding, 27, was charged Wednesday with public drunkenness.
Jimmy Ray Simmons, 27, 813 Goff St., was charged Thursday with driving without a license.
Rhonell White, 54, 3054 Jodeco Road, Valdosta, was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting.
TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Erik Vachon Burgess, 31, 510 S. Brook Drive, was charged Wednesday with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two probation violations, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers without force and giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.
Kelvin Dewarren Daniel, 39, 4120 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
Jack Anthony Goforth, 43, 1091 Ga. Highway 156, Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with failure to stop at sign, a safety restraint violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Guadalupe Juan Gomez, 56, 220 Tyson Ave., was charged Wednesday with failure to appear.
Terry Don Hogan, 51, 33 Oak Hill Circle, was charged Thursday with DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license and a safety restraint violation.
Jorge Salazer Mireles, 60, 2640 Whiddon Mill Road, Lot 9, was charged Thursday with speeding, driving without insurance, driving without a valid tag/license plate, alteration of license plates, removing or affixing license plate with the intent to conceal and driving without a license.
Edwin Wayne Robinson, 60, 4012 Martin Ave., was charged Thursday with possession of cocaine.
Keevan Terran Troupe, 35, 1108 S. College Circle, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass.
Tyrone Delarance Washington, 31, 511 Briarwood Drive, was charged Thursday with speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, three counts of failure to stop at sign and driving without a license.
George Orr Wilson Jr., 47, 109 Griffin St., was charged Wednesday with driving with a suspended or revoked license and inoperative brake lights and turn signals.
Joshua David Wisham, 27, 584 Moye Road, Norman Park, was charged Thursday with failure to appear.
GEORGIA STATE PATROL
Keith A. Harris, 44, 45 Warner Road, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license, an open container violation and tires (defective or insufficient tread depth).
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Breathe Run set for March 16
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.
No furlough day for teachers
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.
Burglary reports take up time of local law enforcement
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.
Benson qualifies for State Court Judge
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.
Things are looking peachy for Georgia's 2nd biggest crop
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.
Tifton designated Purple Heart City; Myon on track for fall move-in
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.
Legion districts team up to help Ga. vets
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.
- Harper named Youth of the Year
Waite honored as city employee of the month
Tifton police officer Jason Waite was recognized as Employee of the Month for February at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.
Man linked to forgeries in several counties
A Cook County man was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of forgery in the fourth degree, as well as deposit account fraud.
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