Many people came out to the 2012 La Fiesta del Pueblo celebration this past weekend at Fulwood Park. Eduardo Olalde, Fiesta del Pueblo board leader, said they had a great turnout compared to last year. He stated, “Our stats for last year were 5,000 people from 10 counties and four states. This year, we had 6,000 people from 33 counties and five states. We had Tahino of Young Audiences perform this year, as well as Folkloric Group of Moultrie, Danza de Apaches of Tifton and Nuestro Folklore by Angel Aguilar of Angel’s Touch Salon, who was also a great support for this year’s festival.” He added that they also had some couples perform from Motion Dance Studio in Valdosta, as well as Tift County High School Cultures United and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Cultura Latina Club. Olalde stated that a band led by Jose Luis Lopez of First Baptist Church in Tifton called “Grupo Gran Comision” performed, and the festival ended on a great note by Banda LBO, who performed for their street dance. Sponsors included: The Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association, Tift Regional Medical Center, Coca Cola, Olé Mexican Foods, South Georgia Banking Company, Quality Produce, LLC, City of Tifton, Tift County and Nixon Funeral Homes (James Nixon).
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Legendary story to be told Sunday in Story Quilts exhibit
The powerful life story of a Savannah man will be told March 16 in front of an enormous quilted textile depicting his inspiring approach to overcoming challenges.Continued ...
To be told in the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, the story of Waddie Welcome “is a Savannah legend, told and retold connecting people to the vision of a beloved community,” said Beth Mount, who created the quilt.
Mount will be in the museum for the event. Telling the story will be Tom Kohler, executive director of Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy.
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Dr. Eric Holland and the Tift County Blue Devils were undecided earlier this week on a hotel room in Macon. One might not be needed. They might have been able to simply float home. The final game of the 2013-14 season was played Saturday night at the Macon Centreplex and it ended with a No. 1 team crowned in Class AAAAAA. Ten years after their last championship game appearance and 18 since their one and only title, the Blue Devils added a second to the trophy case, defeating the Wheeler Wildcats, 63-49.
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Letter to the Editor: Go Big Blue!
I watched our young men through the entire game this past Saturday night. I am so happy with the coach, team and the Tifton fans. I was unable to attend as I am under doctor’s care for a long bout with the flu; but I watched every second on GPTV.
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