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On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and we join the Georgia Department of Driver Service in reminding motorists about the state’s “Share the Road” Campaign.

Thursday, May 7, marks the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, held the first Thursday of May.

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Animals are also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but not in the ways you might think. Shelters are under stress in many of the same ways that small businesses in our community have been hit hard during this shutdown.

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In a press conference Monday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced plans to reopen everything from gyms and barbershops to restaurant dining rooms and movie theaters.

As we’re writing this, the National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather for our area Sunday evening into Monday morning.

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Much has been written about the Greatest Generation, usually defined as those born between 1910 and 1924, many of whom risked their lives fighting in World War II. Those that came after them look upon that generation with great admiration and gratitude for their bravery and for the sacrifice…

On Friday and Saturday, Mar. 6 and 7, BBQ grills, live music and the sounds of friends and families having fun took over Fulwood Park. The Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival was back for the seventh year and the park was jam packed with competition BBQ teams, vendors of all kinds, entertainment …

While it can be frustrating to “shelter in place,” the Centers for Disease Control say its our best bet for lessening the impact of COVID-19 in Georgia and through the country.

As you can see in our story today about qualifying, Tift County has no shortage of political elections this year.