Lt. Mike Watts Selected as the Officer Of The Year
From left to right: Angie Saturday, Lt. Mike Watts, Sheriff Gene Scarbrough, Exchange Club President Danny Hoover, Carla Carlson & Levetta Jefferson.
Lt. Mike Watts, with more than 20 years of service with the Tift County Sheriff's Office, was selected this week as it Officer Of The Year and recognized by the Tifton Exchange Club and Sheriff Gene Scarbrough.
Sheriff Scargrough said of Lt. Watts, "He goes above and beyond everyday in protecting the people of Tift County."
TIFTON - Contractors are scheduled to begin work Monday, April 19, on improvements to Second Street in Tifton. The construction zone will extend from the intersection of US 82 to Virginia Avenue. Drivers should expect temporary lane closures, traffic pattern shifts and possible brief delays. No long-term lane closures are expected. Construction in the downtown Tifton area will be performed at night to allow parking at local businesses. The $1.08 million Second Street milling and resurfacing project is funded by the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) and is expected to be completed this summer. Please visit http://ga-tia.com/Project/List/soga for more information on TIA projects in the Southern Georgia Region.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Sheriff Gene Scarbrough was the keynote speaker at the annual Pinwheel Ceremony spotlighting that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. There were 323 reported cases of Child Abuse in Tift County during 2020.
Each of the pinwheels represents a reported case of child abuse in this community.
Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough is congratulating retiring Lt. Colonel Bobby Brannen for his 45 years of service with the Tift County Sheriff's Office, 1976-2021.