Tifton Gazette


December 16, 2013

Rants & Raves - December 17


Using the lobby of the Tift County Performing Arts Center for a permanent athletic display is a travesty and an insult to the performing arts. Tift County spends millions on athletics at the expense of academics and the fine arts. Compare the facilities, materials, and personnel supplements for athletics to those for teachers and the visual and performing arts, and the inequity is blaring! The leadership needs to grow up and get things in perspective. Sports gets enough attention already. 
While helping with a school event I had the opportunity to work with Lauraleigh Shealey who is the manager of the Performing Arts Center at TCHS. Ms. Shealey is such an asset to TCHS. She was a pleasure to work with and she went the extra mile to make sure all of our needs were met. Thanks, Ms. Shealey and a special thank you to Kim Seigler for your support and leadership!
To the person who stole my comforters from the laundry mat: Merry Christmas! 

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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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