TIFTON — Winona Powell celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday at Maple Court with family and friends. She was born in Norman Park July 12, 1914. She was married to Glen Powell, and their children are Charlie Powell; Glennis Sykes and husband, Ed; Lyn McKenzie and husband, Phil; and Ben Powell (deceased) and wife, Ann; Fred Powell and wife, Sarah. She has 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Powell was a principal at Ty Ty School and taught English in Tift County for many years. After she retired from the public school system, Powell was asked to tutor Japanese students English at ABAC. Always active, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, playing bridge and teaching and playing the piano. Today, she loves living at Maple Court where she enjoys bingo, listening to singers and musicians who come share their talents and yes, occasionally, she stills sits down at the piano and plays. When asked what she thought contributed to her longevity, she simply said, “The Good Lord just spared me.”
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A 17-year-old Ty Ty resident has been charged in connection with the shootings Saturday in Sylvester.Continued ...
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The 2014 Tift County Lady Devils volleyball team. Summer Bennett, Chat Butts, Carolina Carter, Kaleigh Hobby, Molly Jones, Savannah Kendrick, Mariena McCullough, Dail Adaway, Vanity Golson, Alex Miller, Taylor Nimmo, Amanda Riddle, Logan Seeman, Taylor Cross, Karina Delgado, Audrey McElhaney, Madison Spivey, Julianna Cross and Olivia Thomas Assistants are Dana Fletcher and Chance Benson. Head coach is Courtney Mitchell.
Volleyball returns for 2nd season at TCHS
Volleyball has just entered its second year at Tift County High and the squad's new coach believes the team will do well.
Courtney Mitchell decided to take the position over the summer after previous coach Lori Greene left. Mitchell, in her first ever head coaching job, said "it's been a learning experience, an exciting one and I have a great group of girls."
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