Thoughts on Public School Uniform Dress Code

Recently it was announced that the Tift County Public School system was implementing a mandatory school uniform code.  I personally think this is a draconian move and one that is being made for the wrong reasons. This post contains an episode of Tifton Talks Commentary expressing my thoughts on how a mandated uniform code in... Continue Reading →

Georgia Food Recall List May 2017

Below is a summary of updated/expanded or new food recalls impacting the state of Georgia. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 24,768 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche products that were not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection... Continue Reading →

Fire Services Commentary

I don't always agree with Hayward on some issues, but this one is right.  Having worked for the City of Tifton for 10 years, I can say with certainty that many decisions that are made within the City and the County governments are driven by ego, not the need or desire to do what's right... Continue Reading →

Review: Buffalo Wild Wings

Not being a sports fanatic, I had never really given Buffalo Wild Wings much thought in the past.  To be honest, until it was announced that one was being built in Tifton, I can't say I had actually heard of the place.  But, I like hot wings just as much as the next guy (ok,... Continue Reading →

Georgia Ranks 45th for Children’s Healthcare

One national organization says the pickings are slim in the Peach State when it comes to offerings for children's healthcare.  “Georgia could use improvement in a couple of areas.  One is just the sheer percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Right now, that’s about eight percent, that’s in the bottom ten as far as... Continue Reading →

Technology Drives Tifton’s Newest Dealership

The new Griffin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is a monstrosity at 24,000 square feet - a substantial upgrade from the original building that was only 8,000 square feet. The new dealership is all about technology.  In the service department, RFID (Radio Frequency Inter Display) tags are scanned to pull up the service history of a... Continue Reading →

House Bill 280 Awaits Governor’s Signature

Governor Deal has vetoed similar legislation in the past, but changes to House Bill 280 have made the bill more "receptive" to Deal. House Bill 280 would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry firearms on public college and university campuses, with exceptions that include dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and buildings used... Continue Reading →

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