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Tifton bartender pleads guilty to meth, fentanyl distribution

A Tifton man who was working as a bartender while brokering large amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl pleaded guilty to distribution. 21-year-old Edgar Fernando Neri aka Colocho, of Tifton, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine before U.S. Senior District Judge Hugh Lawson on June 21. Neri faces a maximum of 20 years of imprisonment to be followed by at least three years of supervised release and a maximum $1,000,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21. There is no parole in the federal system.
TIFTON, GA
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Sylvester pastors push to help with food insecurity

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - The cost of groceries is creating food insecurity in big cities and in small towns. According to the Tifton Food Banks, the need for donations has decreased and now has impacted areas of Sylvester just 20 miles down the road from Albany. Justin Lucas, the pastor...
SYLVESTER, GA
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Tifton honors their own hometown hero

In honor of Tifton's 150th anniversary, they spent Friday morning honoring their own hometown hero. City leaders held a special ceremony recognizing 95 year old United States Army Retired, Colonel Ralph Puckett, Jr. Colonel Puckett is a Medal of Honor Recipient who returned to his hometown on Friday where he...
TIFTON, GA
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Police investigating 4 Paws Pet Parlor break-in

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - Police in Sylvester are looking for a burglar who broke into a pet shop but didn’t steal anything. Camera footage inside 4 Paws Pet Parlor shows a man rummaging through the store on Sunday. He’s looking for something but apparently didn’t find what he was looking for.
SYLVESTER, GA
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Tifton’s new found $955K

TIFTON, GA- The City of Tifton was one of nine (9) communities awarded funding through the FY2022 Rural Downtown Redevelopment Grant funding. On Thursday, June 29, 2022, Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced the official awards made by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Commissioner Nunn stated, “These projects represent strategic investments in revitalizing downtown districts. Downtowns are the heart and economic centers of so many of our communities. These funds will assist in creating a sense of place and connectivity to residents which promotes the economic vitality of our downtowns.”
TIFTON, GA
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Tifton celebrates 150th anniversary honoring veteran Col. Ralph Puckett Jr.

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - In celebration of Tifton’s 150th Anniversary Friday, the community recognized and honored Col. Ralph Puckett, Jr. at First United Methodist Church. City leaders signed a proclamation that officially marks July 1st “Col. Ralph Puckett Day” in Tifton. Col. Puckett is a native of...
TIFTON, GA
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Ag Museum will begin its summer schedule July 5

TIFTON — The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture will begin its annual summer operating schedule on July 5. Museum Director Garrett Boone said the Historic Village, Art Gallery, and Spinks Exhibit Hall will be open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in July. Admission will be $9 for adults, $7 for senior adults, $5 for children ages 5-16, and free to children 4 and under.
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Southwell welcomes Brooks as new CFO

TIFTON, GA – Southwell announced that Troy Brooks will serve as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the healthcare system. Southwell includes Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Southwell Medical and Southwell Health and Rehabilitation in Adel, and more than 35 outpatient centers and provider clinics located throughout South Central Georgia.
TIFTON, GA
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Woman’s body found near 11th Avenue and Second Street

A troubled life came to a tragic end Saturday. Johnnie Marie Walker, 60, better known by her street name, “Red,” was found behind a home in the 300 block of 11th Avenue East just before 3:30 p.m. She has been listed as a homicide victim. Her body was...
CORDELE, GA
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Tory Carter to host first camp at Lee County

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Over in Leesburg, former Trojan and current Tennessee Titan Tory Carter is set to return to Lee County High School and the field that made him a star. Carter will be hosting his first ever youth camp inside Trojan Stadium this week. The camp will teach...
LEE COUNTY, GA
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Cobb Food Scores: Paces and Vine; Yard House; Eataliano; more

The following Cobb food scores for the week of June 27 have been compiled by the Cobb & Douglas Department of Public Health. Click the link under each listing for inspection details:. Blue Moon Pizza. 2359 Windy Hill Road, Suite 100. Eataliano Pizza Kitchen Bar. 900 Battery Ave., Suite 1040.
COBB, GA
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Registration open for the Cobb Chamber’s golf tournament

The Cobb Chamber announced in a press release that registration is now open for the 2022 Cobb Chamber Taylor English Golf Classic. The tournament will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 at Indian Hills Country Club in East Cobb. The press release describes the tournament as follows:. Known as one...
COBB COUNTY, GA

Chris Beckham named new Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College marketing director

TIFTON — Chris Beckham has been selected as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Beckham is the former managing editor of The Tifton Gazette, the former general manager of WTIF Radio, and the former vice president of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce. He is presently the executive director of Legacy Village Assisted Living.
TIFTON, GA
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City of Tifton and Bainbridge awarded Rural Downtown Development Funds

The City of Tifton Bainbridge were recently awarded funding through the FY2022 Rural Downtown Redevelopment Grant funding. Nine communities in total received the grant. Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced the official awards made by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, on Thursday, June 29. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) provided the grants under a special allocation of funding in the Amended FY2022 State of Georgia Budget (H.B. 910).
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