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December 26, 2013

Rants and Raves for December 27

To the three ranters who obviously believe that the only thing correctly said comes from them. You are the "vocal minority" that resist any change to the historic district for betterment of all of the city. While you may think that Tifton has enough "banks and lawyers," we all know that delapidated, bat-ridden, run-down, do-nothing buildings that are neither aesthetically pleasing or historic, just old and falling. Any money that may come from historic entities comes with unreasonable guidelines. Change is coming! Help out or move out!

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The Historic District supporters take me back in time – to 1969. "Love it or leave it." "The silent majority supports us." "They are just making trouble." Richard Nixon arises again. There are citizens outside your historic bubble. City government should not be involved in your petty complaints. The city should not do Internet and TV, airport, historic real estate, factory speculation and theater giveaways, and then fail miserably and raise our taxes because of it. Thank you very much.

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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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