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.
Thanks to the entire 4th Grade at Charles Spencer Elementary School as it was Essential Workers Appreciation. Many of the students read notes of appreciation they had written and gave them to Sheriff Scarbrough. Our thanks to Assistant Principal Nikki Pridgen and Principal Paul Nelson for inviting Sheriff Scarbrough and for the chance to meet the students.
Amanda Barksdale's 4th Grade Class
Kayla Farley's 4th Grade Class
Kimberly Payne's 4th Grade Class