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CHULA - Tiftarea Academy played a pair of close basketball games Friday night, but unfortunately, both fell at the hands of visiting Westwood. The Lady Panthers dropped a 57-49 score while the Panthers were downed 53-46.

THOMASTON —The Georgia Independent School Association has divvied its players into All-Star rosters and it is going to be Panther versus Panther in Americus today.

DOUGLAS — Tift County’s swim team participated in the Coffee Invitational at Douglas last Saturday. The Lady Devils finished fourth and the Blue Devils were seventh at the event.

TIFTON - Tift County's Blue Devils and Lady Devils saw the home court for the first time in 2019-20's regular season Tuesday night. Longtime rival Coffee was the guest of honor and the results saw both schools earn a bit of happiness. The Lady Devils won a 73-57 track meet while the boys fel…

VALDOSTA — Valdosta swept a Friday doubleheader from Tift County’s varsity basketball teams, but if the scores were any indication, there should be quite a rematch when the Wildcats journey to Tifton Dec. 17.

OCILLA - The countdown began with a minute left Friday. Sixty seconds to Atlanta. Twenty seconds to Atlanta. Players squirted the contents of their water bottles in the air. Then the bottles went airborne.

TIFTON — The Tift Duals return Saturday morning as Tift County’s big regular season tournament for the 2019-20 season. Ten teams from nine schools will be in action at TCHS. The first matches are set to begin at 9 a.m.

TIFTON — Tonight’s Irwin County-Clinch County football game is not for the state Class A public school championship, but in the eyes of the thousands who will be in attendance, it may as well be.

ATLANTA — Jake Fromm may be relying on some new starters around him when the SEC title — and a spot in the playoff — is on the line for No. 4 Georgia.


TIFTON — The Tift County Duals return this Saturday to the local high school. Ten teams are set to wrestle, even if Tift head coach Shawn Watson is not 100% sure of who the 10th team will be.

FITZGERALD — Tift County's Lady Devils won over powerhouse Fitzgerald Tuesday night basketball, 51-47. The Blue Devils made it a sweep, picking up their first victory of 2019-20 in a 56-44 victory.


Tiftarea Academy won a pair of games at the Terrell Academy Tip-Off Tournament last Monday and Tuesday. Monday, the Lady Panthers won over Glenwood (Ala.), 42-37. Tuesday, the victory was by 64-45 over Crisp Academy. Tiftarea came back from 10 points down after a quarter to win the Crisp gam…


TIFTON — If Tift County basketball fans have been suffering withdrawals because of a lack of basketball games, they will be in luck shortly.


MILLEDGEVILLE —The 2019 high school football season came to an end for Tiftarea Academy Friday in the GISA Class AAA semifinals. John Milledge won to advance to the finals, 42-14.

MILLEDGEVILLE - The 2019 high school football season came to an end for Tiftarea Academy Friday in the GISA Class AAA semifinals. John Milledge won to advance to the finals, 42-14.

TIFTON — The state Class A public school playoffs have hit the quarterfinals round and if Irwin County wants to make it to the semifinals, it will have to win its 11th consecutive game tonight.


TIFTON — “Whatever it takes, however we can,” said Tiftarea Academy head football coach Erik Soliday. That sums up the Tiftarea experience for the last few weeks.

TIFTON — Tift County’s homeschool basketball team is lighting up the nets again. CHESS Academy — Christian Home Education and Social Society — has started off the season in fine form, with wins over Georgia Christian and Appling Christian Academy

TIFTON — While most people in America will be thinking of turkeys and parades this week, the Tiftarea Academy Lady Panthers will be playing basketball. The squad will be at Terrell Academy starting Monday for two days of action.

COLUMBUS — The Tift County Swim Devils combined for a third place finish Friday at the Columbus Blue Devil Invitational. Tift teams tallied 807 points, putting them behind host Columbus (1,448) and West Forsyth (948). The Lady Devils were the most successful of the two, their 505 points seco…

NEWNAN — The Heritage Hawks went into Friday night’s second-round GISA Class AAA playoff game against visiting Tiftarea riding a wave of confidence, and with good reason.

TIFTON — Wrestling season is now in full swing for the Tift County Blue Devils.

OCILLA - Irwin County advanced to the GHSA Class A public quarterfinals Friday, making quick work of visiting Chattahoochee County.

TIFTON — The 2019 Thanksgiving Bowl and Georgia Recreation and Park Association District III playoffs will continue Saturday morning at E.B. Hamilton Complex.

TIFTON — Tift County takes to the road today with the Blue Devils playing their first basketball games that count towards their record.

THOMASTON — The Georgia High School Association welcomed appeals Tuesday for teams looking to change their region designation and to perhaps change their classification.

WAYCROSS - A balanced scoring attack paced Tift County to its first basketball win of the 2019-20 season Monday afternoon.

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality road victory and the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season.

CHULA — Tiftarea Academy’s Josie Arant will be taking her golf talents north. She signed a scholarship with Nashville, Tenn.-based Belmont University Thursday in a ceremony held at the school.

CHULA - Tiftarea Academy basketball opened with a split Saturday afternoon, winning the opener from Echols County, but dropping the nightcap.


STATESBORO — Jayk Sailer kicked the Tiftarea Academy Panthers into the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs Friday night after Dylan Harbort’s heroic efforts gave them the opportunity.

TIFTON — Purple, rain. One combination is assured, the other likely tonight in Cochran when Fitzgerald takes on the Bleckley County Royals at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs.

This Week's Circulars


ALBANY [mdash] William David Wilson, II passed away on December 5, 2019 at the age of 71. David was born on November 1, 1948 in Brunswick, GA to the late W.D. "Dick" and Mildred (McGill) Wilson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim L. Wilson and his beloved Pomeranian, Gus. David was…

Mrs. Bertha Lee Johnson Little, 109, of Omega, Georgia entered eternal rest on December 7, 2019 at her residence. Care has been entrusted to Frank and Solomon Nixon Funeral Home. Please visit www.nixonfh.net for service updates and to share condolences.