The annual Tifton Gazette Progress Edition traditionally looks at the state of several areas of the Tifton-Tift County community.

The Progress Edition provides updates on health, nonprofits, government, industry, tourism, sports and more in South Georgia. Our staff and submissions from area organizations chronicle where various organizations are, where they have been and where they hope to go in the coming year.

It’s a big project – comprehensive in scope, but still, even after all of the hard work, it provides just a flavor of Tifton-Tift County. It does not, cannot, include everything. There are just too many good things happening here.

This year, the Progress Edition looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and continues to affect various aspects of South Georgia life.

Last year, the Progress Edition was released as the region was shutting down due to the pandemic. The reporting was done prior to the arrival of the coronavirus so the edition was outdated before it even saw publication.

Not this year.

Our staff looks at how area organizations operate, have sacrificed, have changed practices, have persevered and, in some cases, transcended the virus and its consequences.

Readers will find several extra Progress Edition sections in the Wednesday, March 31, issue of The Tifton Gazette. 

We hope it provides a taste of not just life in South Georgia but how the community has met the challenges of COVID-19.

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