Contact: Nita Birmingham 229.326.5435Tifton Lanes Closing For Utility Pole Replacement
TIFTON - One-day lane closures are planned next week on Carpenter Road and US 82/State Route (SR) 520 West for replacement of a damaged utility pole. Work is scheduled Tuesday, June 16, weather permitting. It will not begin until after morning rush hour traffic has cleared and may take six to eight hours. The pole at the corner of the intersection was damaged in a crash. The electric company will have to install another pole and several other utility companies will have to move their individual service lines. Updates will be posted at www.facebook.com/GDOTSW and twitter.com/GDOTSW if the replacement has to be postponed.
Sheriff Swears In 6 New Detention Officers
On Wednesday, June 3, Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough swore in 6 new Detention Officers. From left to right: Leslie Hancock, Joshua Dopson, Robert Owens, Mark Achberger, Mossiah Godfrey & Keegan Hall.
TCSO & GBI Investigate Death in Tift County
Ty Ty, GA - On Sunday, May 17, 2020, the Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to assist in a death investigation.
On the evening of Sunday, May 17, 2020, the Tift County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a deceased person in the 100 block of Ty Ty Sycamore Road, Ty Ty, GA. Upon arrival, responding deputies discovered the body of Dexter Bernard Patterson, 49, of Ty Ty. Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed on Patterson at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.