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December 26, 2013

Tiftarea plays at Tattnall Square tourney

TIFTON — The Tiftarea Academy Panthers will also be busy over the weekend. They are scheduled to play in an 8-team Christmas tournament at Macon’s Tattnall Square Academy. The tourney will be played today, Saturday and Monday.

Head girls coach Mike Patrick said the team will play all three days. “It gives us a chance to play teams we don’t play a lot,” he said.

They will be playing in the last two games tonight, the girls at 7 p.m. and the boys at 8:30. Both games will be against their hosts, Tattnall Square.

Their girls are defending Class AAA champs. Patrick said it would be a “tough task.”

Saturday’s games has both squads going against either Macon Area Christian or Trinity Christian of Dublin. The contests will be winners against winners and losers against losers.

Last year’s format was three straight nights of games. Patrick said he thinks they will like the break this season’s tournament has set up for the teams.

Besides these schools Bulloch Academy, Westfield, Griffin Christian and Mount de Sales are also participating.

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

    LEOs and first responders honored at banquet

    A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
    Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.

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