TIFTON — Despite the challenges that came with finishing the school year during a global pandemic, a record-breaking 509 students graduated from Tift County High School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
ATLANTA — Georgia added nearly 400 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.
TIFTON — Social gatherings are almost impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrations of all kinds have been scaled down or cancelled all together.
NORCROSS — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia’s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta café that had resumed dine-in service.
ATLANTA — The state may lay off more than a thousand employees and furlough thousands more, as lawmakers brace for severe budget cuts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
TIFTON — Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County is looking for volunteers to be tutors in their online outreach program this summer. The online outreach program is for those who need to improve their literacy skills or study for the GED exams.
Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring football and basketball players back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university.
CHULA — Graduation has happened or is just around the corner for a number of high school seniors in Georgia.
TIFTON — Polly Huff never considered a career as a detective, but she did become the Sherlock Holmes of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture recently when she used her sleuthing and curatorial skills to solve the mystery of the shoemakers.
TIFTON — The last hope for spring athletics championships has ended in Tifton. The Georgia Independent School Association has finally called off its seasons.
Thousands are still waiting on their first unemployment check and federal stimulus money.
ATLANTA — A 14% cut in state spending in Georgia would lead to more than a thousand employees being laid off or bought out and thousands more being forced to take unpaid days off.
TIFTON — The Wiregrass Farmers Market and the 41 South Farmers Market are planning on opening Saturday, May 23.
ATLANTA — Federal funding may brighten the somber outlook of the state budget while easing the anxiety of Georgia lawmakers.
ATLANTA — The positive COVID-19 case rate in Georgia is much higher than reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia set a new all-time high for unemployment in April, with the jobless rate rising to 11.9% as waves of workers lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp says he plans to announce new guidance soon about Georgia businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — A new study estimates more than 1.4 million Georgians may be without health insurance as unemployment numbers have hit record highs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says he plans to announce new guidance soon about Georgia businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — Georgia added 926 new COVID-19 cases to its total count in the past 24 hours.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are.
TIFTON — Second Harvest of South Georgia is planning to hold their third food distribution on Friday, May 22 beginning at 7:30 a.m.
TIFTON — The Tift County Board of Education is in a holding pattern with regards to the FY2020-21 budget and the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year until the state government makes some decisions.
ATLANTA (AP) — Wait in your car until your group is called. Stand on the painted circle so you don’t get too close to other voters in line. (Please) Wear a mask. Everything you touch will be sanitized.
ATLANTA — The state's COVID-19 cases have passed 38,000.
TIFTON — The state of Georgia is beginning to open up after weeks of quiet. Restaurants are beginning to re-seat patrons, other retail establishments have customer limits or are only open by appointment.
TIFTON — Early voting for the postponed general primary election and the presidential preference ballot election will start May 18 for Tift County.
FITZGERALD — Ben Hill County has experienced its first death from COVID-19.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — “No Mask! No Service! No Mascara! No Servicio!” say the stickers, posters and T-shirts going up across northeast Georgia, as community leaders try to rally people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which recently flared up in the region and threatened to level …
TIFTON — Joshua Allen Wilkinson from Haddock received the prestigious George P. Donaldson award at the recent virtual spring commencement ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The award goes to the top associate degree student graduating this semester.
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TIFTON — The Tift County Recreation Department announced a number of program cancellations Friday.
A pair of Moody Air Force Base planes fly near Tift Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon, part of a six-city salute to medical personnel. Tifton was the first destination of the day, with the planes arriving just after 1:25 p.m. From Tifton, they were to fly to Albany, Moultrie, Thomasvi…
CUSSETA, Ga. (AP) — After the Chattahoochee County school district called an early end to the school year, seniors lined up one day last week to complete their graduation paperwork. Students who hadn't seen each other since in-person classes ended abruptly in March amid the coronavirus outbr…
TIFTON — The City of Tifton reopened Thursday, May 14, according to a press release.
MACON — The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia is joining law enforcement partners across the country to honor officers killed in the line of duty during National Police Week.
TIFTON — Louis Mitchell Canevari received the ABAC Alumni Association award at the recent virtual spring commencement ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The award goes to the top bachelor’s degree student graduating this semester.
TIFTON — Eight students participated in Tift County High School’s virtual Georgia Future Educators’ Signing Day on May 5.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor is saying “Not so fast” on a proposed June 11 restart date for the General Assembly.
ALBANY — The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Southwest Public Health District continues to be at the forefront of the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 in the area.
TIFTON — A season of lost championships and postponed events has taken another Tifton annual event. The Georgia Recreation and Park Association recently announced that its district and state swim meets have been cancelled.
TIFTON — The City of Tifton is set to reopen on Thursday May 14, according to a press release from the city.
ATLANTA — Lawmakers will likely need to use more than a billion dollars from the state’s rainy day fund to offset the economic impact of COVID-19.
This Week's Circulars
- Douglasville student receives Award of Distinction in ABAC School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Stone ready to take over at high school
- Tift County High school seniors receive scholarships
- Happy Socially-Distanced Birthday: Family holds parade to celebrate 80th birthday
- Chason History: He’ll continue ‘As long as it’s still fun’
- SGB presents scholarship to Tifton student
- Farmers markets reopen Saturday
- ‘In Limbo:' Tift schools wait for state before finalizing budget, school calendar’
- Schools Out: TCHS Principal Seigler to retire
- Second Harvest to hold mobile food distribution Friday