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No fingerprints on gun license renewals
The new Weapons Carry Law provides that fingerprint-based background checks shall not be required for applicants seeking renewal of Georgia Weapons Carry licenses if application is made less than 90 days prior to expiration or within 30 days after expiration date," says Tift County Probate Court Judge Suzanne Carter Johnson.
Weapons Carry licenses must be issued in Tift County in order to be renewed in Tift County, without the fingerprint-based background check, she added.
Trial in salmonella outbreak begins in Georgia
Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.
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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
South Georgia farmers hope Satsuma oranges produce sweet results
A popular citrus crop commonly grown by homeowners has become a highly sought after commodity for some south Georgia farmers. And one University of Georgia Extension agent believes Satsuma oranges will soon be a valuable crop.
3-year-old left in car while mom in labor
Two women were arrested Tuesday after hospital security personnel rescued a profusely sweating 3-year-old girl from a van in which she had been left late that morning while the toddler’s mother was in labor.
The outcome could have been much different if a Colquitt Regional Medical Center employee, who was on her break, had not noticed the girl staring at her from inside the van parked next to her car. She alerted a hospital security officer who used a piece of wire to get inside the locked vehicle.
'Feed me, Seymour': Little Shop opens tonight at Tift
Somebody's hungry. But you may not like what's on the menu.
"Little Shop of Horrors" opens tonight at the Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, and the show promises to be entertaining, with a cast of locals eager to take the stage.
MTC Tifton PBL students, adviser recognized on national level
Six of Moultrie Technical College’s Tifton Campus Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members were among more than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students who traveled to the historic city of Nashville, Tenn., June 24–27 to make some history of their own. They showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $79,000 in cash awards.
Local church to host ‘green’ workshop
It ain’t easy being green, as the saying goes, but one local church wants to make it easier. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Tifton, will host a recycling and composting workshop this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon, to help area churches improve their environmental stewardship. Registration is free.
Supercharger open and ready for business – for Tesla owners
Local residents and visitors alike may have noticed a new addition to Tifton, located behind Starbucks, near I-75 – a Tesla Supercharger station.
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