TIFTON — Regenia Wells, Exchange Club chairperson for the Public Safety Committee, recently presented Animal Control Officer Chris Bullard with the Animal Control Officer of the Year Award from the Exchange Club of Tifton. The Exchange Club presents the Public Safety Award six times each year to the different branches of public safety. The Exchange Club of Tifton meets at noon on Mondays at the Hilton Garden Inn.
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Voters to choose: Barr or Golden
Voters in Tift County will decide today who gets the District 4 spot on the Tift County Board of Education – the only local election in today’s runoff race.
City Council to consider updated downtown parking ordinance
A new parking ordinance, among several other items, was discussed at Thursday's City Council workshop/called meeting.
"We've been working with this parking ordinance since 1990," said Police Chief Buddy Dowdy. "I actually got involved in it in 2012."
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Sales tax holiday rapidly approaching
Back to school time means it's also time for Georgia's sales tax holiday, set to begin this year at one minute after midnight Aug. 1.
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ABAC named Best Value School
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has been designated a Best Value School by University Research & Review. ABAC is the only college in the state to receive this distinction.
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Sign honoring Moore unveiled
Family and friends attended the official unveiling of the sign honoring Tifton native and country music artist Kip Moore.
The Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association sponsored eight signs leading into the city that proclaim Tifton as Moore's hometown.
BOE votes to increase millage rate
The Tift County Board of Education approved its millage rate increase of 17.964 mills in a special called board meeting, following their final public hearing that was held at noon Thursday.
During the hearing, the board heard from citizens Jack Perry and Darrell Denham, who both spoke against the 3 mill increase.
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