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February 3, 2014

Rants & Raves - February 4

TIFTON —

To the person following the bus on Ferry Lake Road: Get used to it. The bus drivers turn the students in to the schools and nothing gets done. Not all schools are like this but most are. The administrators don't want to bother with it. If they do apply discipline then the parents complain and it is revoked. If enough citizens would complain long and loud, maybe someone would hear them and something would be done.
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Imagine a Tifton where “All ordinances... should… apply to the entirety of the city...” What fun! A nightclub next to you. A hog farm across the street from me. A steel mill downtown. The possibilities are endless! 
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In response to the ranter that gets his "news" from Fox News; we should all understand that Fox News is an entertainment network. And as one that gets his news from both the right and left, both TV and print, I often find "reporting" on Fox even comical. As for the rest of the media "hiding" the Benghazi affair, it is probably because the House Intelligence Committee found no wrong doing in its final report, even though the ambassador turned down offers for reinforcements twice. Of course, you won't that on Fox News.
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To the person who wants someone to run against our mayor: Unfortunately, we see politicians in all levels of government who get into politics to be more powerful and rich. Once in office they use their political connections and influence for personal gain. Elected office attracts the egotistical and self-centered, not those who are interested in serving their communities. Yes, I am talking about our very own elected officials. 

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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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