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Tifton Grapevine - Sign Conflict?

Tifton City Council delays discussion of proposed signage regulations when a resident says Mayor Jamie Cater may have a conflict of interest in the matter.

Tifton Grapevine - City Signage

Tifton, Ga.'s City Council is developing new signage regulations for the Historic District and around the city involving electronic signs, banners and political-type signs.

Tifton Grapevine - Tempers Flare at City Council Meeting

Tifton, Ga.'s City Council experiences some fireworks when discussing appointments to the Downtown Development Authority on Dec. 2, 2013.

Tifton Grapevine - Festival of Lights

Tifton Grapevine - Thanksgiving Bowl/Rec Football

Tifton, Ga., is hosting more than 75 teams in the Ga. Recreation & Park Association's District 3 youth football tournament and 51st Annual Thanksgiving Bowl. The games run through Nov. 26 at the Frien...

Tifton Grapevine - Tifton's Statuary

Tifton is a town of statues -- public art abounds, from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to Downtown Tifton. Statues honor President Eisenhower, local firemen and local veterans. But whimsical scu...

Tifton Grapevine - Here's Your Sign

Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater says the city's Historic District guidelines are keeping businesses out of the district as Tifton (Ga.) City Council continues discussing changes to its sign regulations.

Tifton Grapevine - Think Pink!

The city of Tifton is Painting the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Tifton grapevine talks with the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Women's Health Navigator at Tift Regional...

Tifton Grapevine - Kids at Tift Football Games

The Tift County School System announces a policy to require middle school kids and younger to be accompanied by adults at all high school football games at Brodie Field. There have been problems with ...

Tifton Grapevine - Sign Revision

Tifton City Council considers revisions to its sign code, loosening some restrictions in the Historic District and formally allowing LED signs in the city.

Tifton Grapevine - Tiftarea YMCA's Grand Opening

The Tiftarea YMCA has its grand opening of its new state-of-the-art facility on Carpenter Road in Tifton, Ga. -- a collaboration with Tift Regional Health System.

Tifton Grapevine - City Net Debt

The City of Tifton, Ga., has refinanced its debt for its former CityNet Internet-cable-phone service. City Manager Larry Riner says the refinancing will save taxpayers more than $3 million. The city h...

Tifton Grapevine - Blue Devils Win Scrimmage

The Tift County High School Blue Devils beat the Monroe High Tornadoes, 40-12, in a scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Brodie Field.

Tifton Grapevine - Rep Austin Scott in Tifton

Congressman Austin Scott, R-Ga., addresses the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and local Alzheimer's Association officials and volunteers about current federal issues.

Tifton Grapevine - Decorator Show House

The Tifton, Ga., Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring its 2013 Designer Show House at Fulwood Garden Center. A group of artists paint a Rufus Porter-style mural in the stairwell in preparation.

Tifton Grapevine - Prep Pigskin Preview

Area high school football coaches preview the upcoming season at a forum sponsored by Tift Regional Medical Center.

Tifton Grapevine - Students Eat Free

Tift County schools are participating in a federal program this upcoming school year whereby all students will receive breakfast and lunch daily without charge. This is part of the Community Eligibili...

Tifton Grapevine - "American Idol" Time

More than 300 aspiring singers come to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center to audition to represent Southwest Georgia in the next round of competition in Atlanta to be the next "American Idol." Ma...

Tifton Grapevine Breaking News - Tifton OK's Tax Hike

Tifton City Council, in a three-hour public hearing and meeting, votes to increase property taxes by 3 mills, effective July 1.

Tifton Grapevine - City Tax Hike?

Tifton City Council considers raising property taxes by 3 mills, or about $90 on a $100,000 home. But council appears split on deciding whether to increase taxes this year.

Tifton Grapevine - Summer & Pets

With the hot summer days upon us, Regenia Wells of the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter offers advice for taking care of our pets in the scorching heat.

Tifton Grapevine - Schools Budget

The Tift County, Ga., Board of Education OK's the FY 2014 school system budget, facing a more than $5.1 million reduction in state funds. The school district budget does not have a tax increase.

Tifton Grapevine - Beach Edition

With the summer season starting, we visit Deerfield Beach, Florida, and ask an ocean rescue professional for some safety tips for those of us heading into the water at the beach this summer.

Tifton Grapevine - May 31

May has been "Older Americans Month" and the activities in Tift County, Ga., culminate in a special luncheon on Thursday, May 30 at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center. State Rep. Penny Houston is the gues...

Tifton Grapevine - HPC May 24

The Historic Preservation Commission in Tifton, Ga., OK's demolishing the old ice house/market for construction of a new bank.

Tifton Grapevine - EXTRA for May 24

EXTRA: The Week That Was in Tifton, Ga. --The Historic Preservation Commission OK's the razing of the old ice house/market building for construction of a bank; the Downtown Tifton Farmers Market opens...

Tifton Grapevine - Healthy Tifton

"Healthy Tifton" is a new initiative promoting healthy lifestyles in Tifton and Tift County, Ga., where 32 percent of the population is considered obese. Roxie Price, UGA Family & Consumer Sciences Ag...

Tifton Grapevine - May 10 - Ice House

The Tifton Historic Preservation Commission delays a decision on razing the old ice house/market downtown until Colony Bank complies with city guidelines on providing a report on the feasibility of ut...

Tifton Grapevine - Week in Review

The Week in Review in Tifton, Ga.: Relay for Life, Tiftarea YMCA Kids Day, Dancing Stars of South Georgia rehearse for big gala; airman comes home early from Saudi Arabia and surprises kids at G.O. B...

Tifton Grapevine - UGA Day

"UGA DAY" comes to the UGA Tifton, Ga., campus on April 24. Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Head Basketball Coach Mark Fox and other university officials update the crowd on happenings at the Universi...

Tifton Grapevine - King James Bible Exhibit

"Manifold Greatness," a traveling exhibit celebrating the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible, comes to Tifton, Ga. -- one of 40 cities in the U.S. chosen to host the exhib...

Tifton Grapevine - Biggest Loser

Tifton, Ga.'s "Biggest Losers" are announced Thursday night, April 11. The 12-week weight-loss competition benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Tift County.

Tifton Grapevine - Four-Lane

RDC Road in Tifton, Ga., is being converted to four lanes between U.S. Highway 41 and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The $995,000 project is nearly complete.

Tifton Grapevine - Breaking News

Fire breaks out Thursday night, March 28, in Downtown Tifton. Apartments at 211 S. Main St. above La Cabana restaurant apparently sustained heavy damage. Details were sketchy late Thursday as firefigh...

Tifton Grapevine - March 29

Downtown Tifton, Ga., continues its Streetscape project as more construction is under way. Tifton Economic Development Director Lequrica Gaskins explains the project and its phases.

Tifton Grapevine - Week of March 22

Miss Georgia joins judges for Dancing Stars of South Georgia, benefitting the Alzheimer's Association; participants gather for cast party and some dancing in Tifton, Ga.

Tifton Grapevine - 3-15

Mayor Jamie Cater of Tifton, Ga., explains City Council's decision to take over management of the historic Tift Theatre from the Downtown Development Authority.

ABAC Dedication Mar 1, 2013

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga., rededicates its historic, renovated buildings -- Tift, Herring and Lewis Halls -- following a $15.5 million project. The front lawn and college mal...

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